Probably can do anything you want - somehow. As to whether things will just bolt up there are lots of factors to consider.
Is there much difference in width, frame attachment and overall size between the 1500 and 2500's?
Which models might even have bumpers that look the same?
If you want strength and protection an aftermarket "cattle guard" mounted on the front is the way to go. I sure would like something on mine during the rut in Georgia. Darn deer sure charge across the roads there in November.