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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Chevy trucks and plowing

This is what my friend had to do to make his 2500HD plow ready... otherwise he was scraping over curbs....

www.thedieselgarage.com/projects/maxxcam/2005chevyplow.htm

Sad they do not make a real heavy duty torsion bar made for plowing....
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Cant see the pic. I run a 9'6" fisher EZ V and drop less than 1.5" with the blade raised with PROPER BALLAST and a set of timbrens up front. Carys the blade like a champ.
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Try that Ratlover...I fixed the Link

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It's got a few things done to it....
with more to come.
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I honestly couldnt tell a difference unloaded between timbrens and not. I have 3/4" crank over factory hight but I did that for looks when I bought my truck. IMO no need to buy new keys when you can crank the stockers or just put some greens in there. Like I said. PROPER BALLAST and I run a 9.5' fisher v blade at around 1k with the edges and deflector flap and the truck rides like a champ. I havent gotten a chance to run with the ranchos instead of the crappy factory shocks but I'm betteing it will be better. No pogoing or wierd ride, handles great really. If your running a blade RUN PROPER BALLAST!!!!! Not meaning to flame anyone or start anything but ballast is a big deal.
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I never liked the way my GMC 4x4 3500 handled a plow compared to the same era Fords I owned. The front end was so squashed down it was ridiculous.

Some guys liked there's though. Guess it's hit & miss. :shrug:
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we got a 92 GMC 1500 Z71 and it squats so much in the front with the 7 1/2' fisher in it
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we got a 92 GMC 1500 Z71 and it squats so much in the front with the 7 1/2' fisher in it
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My truck drops a little over and inch with the plow up, Blizzard 810 with a U edge so it's heavy. I run Timbrens and the t bars are up some.
The Timbrens are set up to be touching on the front axles, Ford and Dodge included.
Ballast is important on any truck. Not only do you have the front sag a little but the rear will rise as well with an empty bed. A dump or a sander in the back solves this.
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I used to plow with my Fords bed-empty all the time with no problems along with a
8'-6 or 9' Pro Plow. I ran a sander in the dump because it held so much more.
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Ballast may keep the truck level when the plow is raised, but causing the rearend to be lower so it looks like the front's not dropping as much isn't really a solution to the problem, it's camouflage. A friend has an 86 K30 dump w/10' Fisher plow with the curved blade top (don't know what it's called) and brackets that he hangs about 400lb of steel (ballast plates from electric forklifts) from to keep the blade down when back-dragging, and THAT only causes the front end to sag about 2" when he raises the blade.
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