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2011 Silverado 1500

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 2003 Silverado, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. 2003 Silverado

    2003 Silverado Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a Western HTS plow that came off of my 2003 Silverado 1500 that I just traded in. I am planning on moving it to my 2011 Silverado 1500 that I bought. The new truck just seems to not sit quite as high and seems not quite as rugged as my old truck. I am a little hesitant to put the plow on it. Anyone else with a newer 1/2 ton Chevy have plows on them? I do just a half dozen residential driveways and 2 small parking lots, a church and a fire station.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,900

    The question is begging to be asked.
    Why then, did you buy the newer 1500?

    But back to your Q, yes, folks still plow with 1/2 toners.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Is it a unimount or ultramount?
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,389

    HTS....is ultramount, slipping old man.
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    That truck have torsion bars? Crank them up bout 5 turns, put the plow on and have at it. You will be fine.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Yea I am.....been away from it to long now
  7. coke813

    coke813 Member
    Messages: 86

    You can plow with a half ton if you take 'er easy. Once the HTS receivers are taken off for spring, you don't sacrifice any ground clearance. Front timbrens are probably a good idea as well.
  8. 2003 Silverado

    2003 Silverado Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    My 2003 had the typical Chevy rust, rockers, cab corners, etc. going on.
  9. vortec7622

    vortec7622 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    That truck will be perfectly fine with that plow. If the ground clearance bothers you, front leveling kits in the form of coil spacers are rather inexpensive.
  10. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,637

    This is a minor problem for a good running truck not loaded up with miles. I just put floor pan, rocker panel and cab corners on a 2002 GMC 2500HD duramax 165k miles on the drivers side.

    They are easily cut out and miged back in. We send then out for paint.