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01 chevy 2500hd suspENSION HELP??

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Cheapsnow, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Cheapsnow

    Cheapsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello Everyone,

    Im new to this site so please help me out


    I have a 01 chevy 2500hd with a western 8ft ultra mount that just got installed.
    When the plow is up the front end is very close to the ground? Any suggestions?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,526

    Replace the unit behind the plow horns with a Ford.....J/K

    Do a search on here, its a fairly common problem. Sounds like a few twist are in order.
     
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Turn the torsion bars up there are threads on how to do it.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    X2. Torsion bars crank them up
    Don't forget to add ballast as well
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    In addition to counterweight and turning up the Torsion Bars, you may need/want to add some sort of load assist for the front such as air shocks, Timbrens, or Sumo Springs.
     
  6. Cheapsnow

    Cheapsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    What is a ballast?

    I heard air shocks are probably my best bet but what is Timbrens, or Sumo Springs.???
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    What is ballast ?? Have you read your plow owners manual at all???
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,526

    I guess he doesn't have Google where he lives.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    He needs counterweight to help get the nose of the truck up. Ballast is just gravy after proper counterweight.