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2007 Chevy Silverado Help

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jimmymac, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. jimmymac

    jimmymac Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hello All,

    I am in the process of trying to decide what plow to put on my truck. It's a 1500 with the 5.3 V-8,extended cab with the short bed. I am looking at the Blizzard 7600LT and the Boss 7.6 Sport Utility ( Poly ). My biggest concern if the front end sagging. I am only going to be plowing a few small residential driveways.


    Thanks in advance !

    - Jay
     
  2. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I justt raded in an 08 Silverado. I have a Western ProPlow 7.5 with backdrag edge, handheld controller and pushplate bracket to fit yourtruck. I also have a ready lift leveling kit for the truck. It raises thetruck 2.5 inches front and rearwithoutaffecting ride. I'll sell everything for 2850.00. I'm on Long island. PM me for details
     
  3. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    Just curious, but how well did your Western perform after last winter's wrath? Did you install rhe lift/leveling kit with the plow on? Add timbrens to front? How bad was the sagging? Any noticeable issues with charging system? I've heard our 1500s can have battery charging issues due to small alternators.
     
  4. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    My Pro Plow worked great all season. Most storms were 12-24 inches. I'm glad I didn't buy a Half Ton Plow. PLowing snow is alot about the weight of the plow. My truck's front suspension sagged 3/4 inch in front with the plow up. I installed the leveling kit which advertised 2 inches gain. After installing, the actuall plow frame was 3 inches higher than before. This helped when stacking high. Now the entire a frame and mount clear curbs so I could push snow back further.
    I also have a meyer tailgate spreader that was on the rear. With 600lbs salt in the spreader andanother 600 lbs of bagged material in the bed, the truck plowed great.. Even traveled on night from Fort Salonga to Southampton ( approx 45 miles )in a white out at 50 MPH. Neverhad battery issues. I used an LED strobe on the roof and 55 watt halogens below the spreader to back up. The spreader was also electric spinner. No power issues what so ever.
     
  5. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    That's great to hear. These half ton trucks can certainly do the job, although a few mods are needed. I'm on the fence about buying one for my 08 Silverado ext cab w/ the standard bed. I've heard good things about the Snowdogg MD75...it's a lighter plow setup but built like the bigger ones and they use stainless for the plow (nice to know it will always be shiny!) plus the price is great too.

    Your leveling kit that you installed...did you install both front and rear to keep that stock "rake" or did you just raise the front to level? Did you add timbrens at all?

    Mind if I ask why you got rid of the rig already? That truck was still new! Plus you invested all that money in a plow!
     
  6. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116


    The truck was a 39 mth lease for my electrical business. After 2 yrs of plowing I need to get a vbox sander for some accounts. So I bought a used 2500 HD with 8 ft bed. Couldn't justify buying the 1/2 ton with 5'8" bed when I needed something bigger. I installed both front and rear leveling. I removed everything before returning the truck. I may reuse the plow on my 2500 but would like to sell everything and go to an 8.5 v plow with a vbox in the bed
     
  7. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    I knew there had to be a reason such as that! Makes sense now that you want something a bit bigger now. I'm mainly interested in light work, such as my driveway and other peoples driveways...no real heavy commercial plowing. It's a tough decision with these 1/2 tons, as there are many factors to weigh. Buying new has it's advantages with warranty and all but I'd like to buy used...if it's possible. Decisions...decisions!
     
  8. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    Is your whole setup for 1/2 ton still for sale?...including leveling parts
     
  9. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    The entire set up is still for sale. Western Pro plow, mount and controls. Front and rear leveling kit. 2850.00 I also have a meyers3000 tailgate spreader with in cab control for 800.00 Sells new for 1600.00 View attachment plow truck.bmp
     
  10. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    Cool...how difficult is it to install everything? Would be ideal to meet and do the install with you if thats possible. Would be a good opportunity to go over the system to familiarize too. Do you have any photos of the plow setup? Let me know, thanks
     
  11. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I can email some pics. Give me your email. I had the plow installed at my local western dealer.They charged me 500.00 to do it all. I would recommend the same to you or if you want to try and save cash, at least have them install the push plate mount to the chassis. They are located about 25 mins from my place. I could show you how to install the wiring .It would take like 3hrs to install wiring and controls. The front leveling kit takes about 1.5hrs to install and the rear takes about 1 hr.
     
  12. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    check your user profile page for my email...cant find any links to pm...maybe cuz im a newbie?
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Plow installs on GM's are very easy.
     
  14. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    Nick, did you get my email address?
     
  15. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Yes. Gonna take pics tomorrow. I will send the to your email
     
  16. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Surfer Nick, Did you get the pics I sent from my phone?
     
  17. Surfer_Nick

    Surfer_Nick Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 10

    Yes, thanks...I replied back to your email, but got a "delayed delivery" notification, so not sure if you actually got it or not. I will try sending it again and see what happens.
     
  18. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I didn't get an email. I f you want you can just call my cell to discuss. 631 766 7423