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2005 chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by the new boss 92, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    im looking to replace my truck that crapped out on me this past weekend and want something newer. i found this http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...e&systime=&scarid=296774276&rdm=1303959568443

    how do these newer body style's plow? i have a boss 7'6 super duty im going to throw on the front just because thats what i have and no one is going to tell me i cant or i need to buy a smaller plow..... please leave that out of my thread as i wouldnt do it to yours. i know they make great power and are pretty durable, just looking at how they plow. im also going to park it most of the time, i have another car and even when it snows im going to plow with it and wash it to put it back away and in the summer it might be lucky to see 500 miles a year. it wont see much use, and when it plows they will be small commercial lots and condos along with driveways, nothing major or to heavy for a 1500. let me know from the mouth of to owners or from experience. NOT that it is a 1500 and cant plow cause i disagree and its all about maintness and i treat my stuff with respect! Thank guys and sorry if that came off a little harsh, but i know some people are just going to tear into the thread with out reading and say the 1500 series cant plow.
     
  2. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I have the identical truck but a 2003. I love the way it plows. Mine has a 7.5 fisher on it with wings to bring it to 9'8". It has timbrens in front and a few cranks on the torsion bars (3-4 turns). It handles the plow very well, even with the wings. It has no problems even on long pushes as long as you watch how much snow you're pushing or how heavy the snow is - the same as any truck no matter the size. Some guys will always over-push even if you give them an Osh Kosh. I love my truck for the amount of plowing I do and the size of lots and driveways. I hope you have as good of luck with yours as mine has been for me!
     
  3. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    thanks for the good feedback, i was going to throw wings on mine but i decided i might not but we will see. i have never had a problem with the 1500 pushing and never had any trouble even in the past blizzard we had. i just dont really need a 3/4 ton cause the trucks going to sit alot.
     
  4. cssjim

    cssjim Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 26

    Going from a regular cab to a extra cab truck will take some getting used to. Like yourself I plowed with a regular cab for years and I hate plowing with the extra cab. I know some guys don't mind but you just can't see the same. Other than that nice ride.
     
  5. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    well i drive an extended cap on a regular basis, i have driven a truck just like it and i fell in love. and one got any pics with a boss blade back rack and tool box?
     
  6. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    The reason I have the wings is to prevent running over any snow on corners and also on a couple of accounts there are some trees hanging right along the edge of what needs to be plowed and I hate running all the branches against my truck. It gives you just that little extra overhanging the edge of the truck sometimes. Now I'll never go back to not using them because productivity is up so much.
     
  7. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Here is what I think. Nice looking truck and yes a 1500 will plow snow all day long without a problem.
    I plowed for many years with a 1/2 ton truck.
    If you keep this truck for any length of time plowing is gonna be really hard on it. In the long run the repairs may equal or cost more than what a 3/4 or 1 ton would cost if you spent the extra now.
     
  8. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I have an 03 Sierra extended cab with the 5.3L. 156k on her. I also run wings. The truck looks in great shape. I added a leaf in the rear to help with 600lbs ballast and cranked up the torsions. It plows fine. I would check under the rear fender flares for rust. It is common to cover this problem area with "factory" flares. Hope you can get it for the right price. All the best.Thumbs Up
     
  9. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    thanks for the inut guys, i have rear air bags for it so weight wont be an issue holding the ballest and other supplies, once i sell my truck im going o be getting another one just going to be a couple weeks but ill deff be looking at a half ton unless i find a 3/4 ton at a resonable price.
     
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Nice looking truck. With the right driver and care it will plow many years.

    What I would question is price. That seems kind of high and looks like the it will need the console fix if it is reading 70 mph standing still.

    I would offer $8,000 and see if they balk.
     
  11. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    Yea, I have been looking at thatbody style a lot, found a couple nice trucks for around 10 grand so the will come down to eight. More that likely. Also should I do the regular Gm mods or ar there a couple others to do with the newer trucks? T bars, good set or shocks, tires. What else should I do to the from end? I always run weight, up to 700 depending.g on the type of snow.
     
  12. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    another question, should i get tbar keys(my last truck had them) to level it out or just crank the bars up 3/4 of the way? im going to have airbags in the rear to level the entire truck our in the summer to it wont look rediculas.
     
  13. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    3-4 Turns should level you out.
     
  14. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    thanks stik, also i know im full of questions but i always do my reserch before i buy and ask a ton of questions! the gm tow mirriors on the 3/4 tons, will they bolt up to the 1500's? im a really big fan of them and i basically learned how to drive with them on a 250 so iwould love to get a set to stick on there, not that ill be towing alot but ore or less for looks and visibility!
     
  15. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    they bolt up, my buddy just put a set on his 04 1500.
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I've found that mine have a very large blind spot in them that takes a while to get used to. But otherwise I'm a big fan of them.
     
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    so i can buy them for any 3/4 ton and ill be golden correct?
    when my dad had his 6.payup(ford) his had a blind spot in them as well, i loved that truck and was suppossed to get it and then it started having the typical problems and was in the shop more than we could enjoy it so we traded it in lol


    im just thinking about the looks and they open up a new world for seeing when towing.
     
  18. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    yep,

    he got them on ebay for couple hundred. (275 i think)
     
  19. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    can't answer your specific question. but i do see plenty of chevy 1500's with the tow style mirrors on them
     
  20. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i see alot of 1500's around me with them, i think it makes the truck. how long does he transmissions last in the trucks if the are cared for? my buddies dad has a 2001 with the 5.3 and he has 180k on his origanial and he uses the piss out of his truck. just curious i have never ownded anything that was an automatic im kinda old school lol