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2005 Chevy Prep for Boss 8.2 Poly V

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TWrench, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. TWrench

    TWrench Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Hey all- coming off a '99 Dodge with the Cummins and a Western Ultramount. New truck is a 2005 Chevy 2500HD w/ 6.0L. The new plow is a Boss 8.2 Poly V RT3. Haven't installed it yet, as I wanted to make any mods needed to the truck prior to installing the plowframe. Having done a few searches, it looks as if I will need to put a few turns into the torsion bar adjusters, but past that, I can't find any clear-cut reccomendations. Some say Timbrens are needed, others don't seem to think so. Also noticed a few people mentioning reinforcement of the frame, but couldn't find a lot of info about that either. Just looking for a few tips so I won't have trouble with it this winter. I don't plow commercially- just my business lot, driveway at home and the occasional friend's driveway. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Is it a RC, EC or CC? As for the front end- a couple cranks on the t-bars, been working for me the past 2 seasons- so far so good. I may put in timbrens this year, but not sure yet.
  3. TWrench

    TWrench Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    The truck is an Extended Cab Short Bed.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I'm surprised. Try the word "gussets" in the search box and at least a dozen threads should pop up.

    For all the more you're plowing I wouldn't be too concerned about beefing the truck too much as long as you don;t plan to drive around all season long with the pow on. A few turns on the T-bars and a few hundred pounds of rear ballast should be enough for your situation.
  5. TWrench

    TWrench Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks for the ideas. I did manage to turn up a few threads with pictures of the gussets you spoke of. Good idea! I have already fabbed them up, just need to scuff the frame clean there and weld them on. Probably going to turn up the bars that day too. Then I can go ahead and install the mounts and the harness. Just want to have it all done well in advance of the snow flying. Nothing worse than working on a cold garage floor because you procrastinated while the weather was good... :( Love this site guys- thanks for the help!
  6. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    if you have not installed a 2nd battery, i would recommend doing it. sure helps.