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2002 Chevy 2500HD Upgrades

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by legendbridges, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. legendbridges

    legendbridges Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I currently own a 2002 chevy 2500hd 6.0 liter gas truck I am putting a 7.5 Fisher MM on it and plowing commercially. The truck does not have the snowplow prep package and will plow for 12 hours plus at a time. Are there any upgrades I need to make to the truck. Dual battery, larger battery cables, larger altenator, tighten torsion bars, anything or do nothing??? Does anyone recommend going up a tire size in diameter to 275's and a good snow tire???? Thanks for the help...
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Tons of reading here on these very questions. Do a few searches using keywords like "T-bars" "fan clutch" "Timbrens". "Plow prep" is another good one.

    Also head over to the truck & equipment repair forum and search "duel battery's" and "isolator"...more good reading there.

    In a nut shell, at the very least your going to want to upgrade the fan clutch, give the T-bars a few turns and if budget allows a larger alternator.

    You did mention larger batt cables/wiring also...a very smart idea that often gets overlooked. Best wiring upgrade you can do to these trucks when plow equipped is to run a larger charge wire to replace the stock (undersized) one between the alt and battery.
     
  3. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Welcom to plowsite Legen, sounds like you an BB have it all worked out! Good luck and welcome to plowsite.

    PS don't forget a Fluid Film search:waving:
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Im no tire expert but generally a narrow tire has a better load range. the coopers i use to run dont have load range e in a 275

    275 is the width not the diameter, but like i said not an expert