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02 Suburban 2500 plow options

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RMHSR, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. RMHSR

    RMHSR Member
    Messages: 49

    I just purchased an 02 2500 Suburban that I am looking to put a plow on. Does anyone know if the frames are the same as the pickups of this year? I would tend to think that it may be the same as the 1/2 ton chevy/gmc or pre HD model 3/4 ton but don't really know for sure. I was told that you can't put a V plow on them but what would the difference be with the pre HD trucks. The Sub has 8600 GVW and so did the pre HD or 1/2 ton HD. Is the front axle rating much lower on a Suburban vs. pickup? Any help would be greatly appreciated. If not a V, I would at least like to run an 8ft straight.
     
  2. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I see one around here with a Blizzard 810 on it. I wouldn't have thought an 810 would work on anything smaller than a 2500hd, but it looks okay on that Sub. I don't see any problem with an 8 footer.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your frame is the same as any 99-up 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD,3500 pick up.

    What is the FAWR on your Sub?..If it has the 4500lb FAWR you'd have several options as far as plows, including a V
     
  4. RMHSR

    RMHSR Member
    Messages: 49

    I looked and the Front axle is rated at 4180. Also this Suburban has the 8100 big block. I guess this is really going to limit my plow options.
     
  5. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    If you watch the Boss V video on the Boss site, they have a V on a suburban
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The 4180 FAWR does limit you on choices but theirs a couple brands out there that will still recommend a plow on your truck.
     
  7. RMHSR

    RMHSR Member
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the input. I am looking at an 8ft Hiniker. I am told that will work fine. Any war stories about the Hiniker?