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09 3500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chevykid, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. chevykid

    chevykid Member
    Messages: 73

    thinkin about getting a new 2009 silverado d-max single rear wheels with snow plow package and all the other things how could it hold up with a 9'6 fisher v stainless steel plow on it
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Plow prep option isn't available on the '09's with the D-max. It's one or the other, not both.
     
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    One word for ya CUMMINS!!!!!!!
     
  4. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    I wonder what the reasoning for that is. Pretty stupid if you ask me. I don't think i would consider a chevy again if I couldnt get the D-max ally combo.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Its easier (ie cheaper) to remove the option rather than upgrade the FAWR. payup
     
  6. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    It may be cheaper, but I think alot of people will pass by the truck. The ally was a nice feature. That d-max ally were the most reliable trucks we ever had. The front ends were a little light but everything else was good. The 03 with the 8.5 vee has 85,000 with no problems except injectors under warantee.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Couldn't agree more Pitch. They've sealed the coffin for many potential customers with that one. I have heard rumors of a FAWR upgrade for 2010..only time will tell if it's factual though.
     
  8. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Welcome to the world of Dodge CTD owners in the 90's They changed there mind about snow plow prep on trucks monthly. Trust me wait till next month they will allow a 7.6 RD on a 3500. But that just opens the door to install 8's and 9's.
     
  9. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,003

    B & B coulden't you just order a truck from factory with plow prep or a heavier front axel. I know that dealer won't warrenty if they find a plow on it.
     
  10. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    It's not just warranty. It's also how the extra weight hanging out front effects center of gravity and braking of the vehicle. More goverment crash test problems and lawyers lining up at the door!!
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Read what he said, no snow plow prep packages on 09 Dmax equipped trucks period.
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    4800 lb front axle weight rating is as high as it goes (like it's been for years) but now GM feels with the D-max it isn't enough to support it in addition to the plow prep.
     
  13. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Lol, I just weighed my front axle the other day with the plow up..............5,640lbs!!! Screw their ratings. :eek:
     
  14. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Chevy.com you can build 2009 3500 with plow prep and d-max
     
  15. kegz_lawn

    kegz_lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 22

  16. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I thought it was only the crew cabs that u couldnt get a snowplow prep package?
     
  17. chevykid

    chevykid Member
    Messages: 73

    i built one on chevy.com if u get the lt package u can put the plow prep but if u get the ltz u cannot
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Two weeks ago I assisted a local small company with ordering/specing 3 3500 SRW D-Max equipped W/T's with the usually needed optional items....such as the trailer package option, and of course the required plow prep package since these trucks were intended to be plow equipped after purchase. After sourcing through three different dealers they all concurred that the VYU wasn't available with the D-max in any cab configuration any longer...period. After checking into it for myself yesterday morning (and thanks to ahorn)...they were wrong. You CAN still get the VYU with the D-Max on a reg cab configuration...which is how it has been, and has been well known since the new body was first released..and just as I suspected from the beginning. Should have listened to myself and checked the documentation before hand.


    And here is that documentation:

    3. Includes 15-amp power for backup and roof emergency light, high-flow front

    bumper, forward lamp wiring harness, (TRW) provision for cab roof mounted

    lamp/beacon, instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake

    controller and (NZZ) Skid Plate Package. Requires 4WD models. Not available with

    (CJ2) dual-zone automatic air conditioning or (CF5) power sunroof. On Extended and

    Crew Cab models, not available with (LMM) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine
    .

    Includes (KW1) 160-amp alternator with (LY6) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine. Includes

    (K76) dual 125-amp alternators with (LMM) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine.

    Not available with (U42) rear entertainment system on 1LT.[/U]
     
  19. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Our new reg cab has a plow prep, so it has dual alternators. Do you think it costs you any mpg running 2 alternators over 1. I don't think so but I have a freind that swears it does.
     
  20. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Dealers that lie never heard of such a thing.:D What they probally meant was" We don't have it in stock so therefore you can't get it. because we ain't ordering when are lot is full of trucks noone's buying.