What are the major differences between a 1500 and 2500?

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So, I have been looking at some Rams that I would like to buy. A big question that stumps me on buying one is; what are the differences between a 2500 and a 1500? The reason why I ask this is because I like the 2500 is because it looks like a tank! Most 3/4 ton trucks do.( I assume this is only because of a beefier suspension) Where as you have a 1500 looks more like a regular truck. No offense!:smileup: Is it just because it sits higher, this makes the front look bigger as well? Hell, I even like the wheels most 2500's come with over the 1500.

Is a simple solution to my crossroad simply lifting a 1500 approximately 6 inches to give it that 3/4 ton appearance and swapping wheels? Or is there more to a 2500 that I am unaware of?
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The driver of the 2500 is tougher :LOL:

As far as the cosmetics go it's the front grille and bumper, stance and badging. Other than that they look identical to my eyes.

Underneath though it's rear leaf springs, heavier axles front and back, different tranny, no MDS and heavier suspension pieces. Plus some options and cab/bed configurations you can't get on the 1500.
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