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08 crewcab duramax plow suggestions

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by shiznackj_89, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. shiznackj_89

    shiznackj_89 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    So i'm new to plowing with my truck. I just got this 2008 gmc sierra crew cab 4x4 duramax. I want to put a vblade on it. No plow manufacture recommends this. If i do put it on what do you guys recommend I do to beef up the truck? Its a pretty big truck I imagine it can push some snow. What plow is the best for this application and does anyone else have this truck with a plow on it how does that work? I appreciate your expertise for a newbie like myself. Thanks
     
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    2500/3500? Long box/short box? Dually or single rear wheel?
     
  3. shiznackj_89

    shiznackj_89 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    reg box 6.5 foot. 2500 single wheel
     
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You could put whatever v blade you want on that truck without any problems. Stick to a reputable brand whatever a local reputable dealer carries in your area.
     
  5. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    They're the same with ext cab. They think you could have an extra 8-900lbs with the people that COULD be sitting there with you. Put on any V any you'll be set.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I've had a 9'2 Boss V on my 02 diesel since new and no problems.The best thing to do is take it off when your not plowing.
     
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Actually, let me retract my reply, and replace with;

    Scrap that junky GM, and get yourself a real truck-Built Ford Tough!
     
  8. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    If he did that, he wouldn't have any money for a plow cause he'd be spending it all on repairs.... :eek:
     
  9. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    youll be fine just put about 1000 lbs of ballast behind the rear wheels and youll be set. You could also look into a set of timbrens for the front if you are worried:salute:
     
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Here we go...:dizzy:
     
  11. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Yep just head gaskets and oil changes on those fords.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    You started it. LOL
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I dont want to start a Ford/GM/Dodge debate, cuz its probably been done and killed already. I was only kidding about the GM thing. I have had all three and still have GM and Ford in our fleet. My best trucks have all been Fords-thats all.
     
  14. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    No problem. I loved my 7.3. Just got a new to me, d max though. No way could I bring myself to buy A newer power stroke. Glad to hear ur kidding though.:drinkup:
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    giong to see if we can get this going again

    wouldnt it be counterweight? LOL
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    That is pretty funny. LOL
     
  17. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    I've had a Boss Poly V plow on both of my Duramax crew cabs with no problems whatsoever.