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2013 Chevy 3500hd and vxt

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Mr. Mud, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Just purchased a 2013 chevy 3500 HD and have a new 8'2" boss vxt coming this week. Finally had to retire another plow truck. Anyone have any pictures of how you trimmed the front plastic under the bumper and where you mounted the solenoid and other wiring under the hood? Just looking and wanted to see other installs to save some time before I do mine? There don't seem to be any new trucks around me to check out in person. Thanks, Mud!
     
  2. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Check out my thread over in the pictures sub-forum. I have pics of what was cut out of my front bumper.

    scott3430
     
  3. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Do you have a link or the name so I can search? Thanks, MUD
     
  4. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    My 2500 Duramax - is the name of the thread. Sorry I couldn't copy the link. It's towards the bottom right now of the pictures page.
     
  5. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Thanks, I found it last night searching through ALL of your posts. Looks like a nice job on the frame install. Any shots of where they mounted the wiring block and solenoid under the hood? Thanks, MUD

    Also, do you have a shot of the pin connector and the power cable? I didn't see that placement in the pictures of the front end.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2013
  6. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Every one is too busy to take a couple of pics that has a 2013 chevy????????????????
     
  7. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Hey Mud - I'll take some pics this morning and post them here.
     
  8. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    The pin connector and power cable come through the wide slot in the bumper, my pic wouldn't host of that.

    Here are the 2 that I was able to host:


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  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I really hate cutting these gm the way we do.
     
  10. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    ^^^ Yeah it's too bad, but I just said oh well it is what it is. My installer said he cringed when he had to cut the bumper on my truck. Lol.

    Not much we can do about it.
     
  11. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Thanks for the shots! I have the plow put together, the brackets mounted to the truck, the wiring harness half mounted because I couldn't find my hole saw last night. Still haven't decided where I am going to mount the plow to truck connectors yet, maybe on the bumper???????? I had 3 holes in the new plow brackets that didn't line up quite right, that took a lot longer to get installed than I wanted. I had a heck of a time getting the first head light out until I finally found a hidden screw inside the fender. Everything else has went pretty well. I still can't figure out how the dealers around me are charging 7K for a complete package installed though. Hopefully I get finished tonight, damn day job is getting in the way! MUD
     
  12. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,986

    Why can't they just make a plow bumper option just add it to the plow prep package? It would make life a lot easier.
     
  13. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    Or a delete for the plastic crap and let the snowplow company you buy the new plow from have one formed to go around the brackets included in the price of the plow.
     
  14. BossEric

    BossEric Member
    Messages: 77

    Mr. Mudd, is there another reason you had to pull the headlights out, other than the adapter install? We usually just pug them in without pulling a headlight. If you have a diesel, then you will have to pull the drivers side battery, plug the adapter. On the passenger just pull the air box up and out of your way enough to plug it in.( But I guess actually it's broad as it is long.) Just the way we do it, another option you have.
     
  15. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    That'd be nice.
     
  16. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Right on, I like this idea.
     
  17. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    After I pulled the top plastic shroud cover and then the grill, I was looking at the head lights and were to run the wiring neatly. With all of the protective things they have stuffed in there I just found it easier to remove the head lights(except for that one hidden bolt) to make it easier and neater for the wiring to run. Another thing I don't like is the battery being on the passenger side up against the cab. I had a heck of a time placing the solenoid and get the wiring to reach. Also, on the plow itself. The lift cylinder apparently changed but my directions were from before. The lift cylinder on the last 2 I owned had the hydraulic openings on opposite sides and the top hose you had to make an s shape out of the hose to attach, this one the inlets are on the same side so I was worried about them not matching my directions. I'm almost done. I have to drill the hole in the firewall yet(not looking forward to that-still looking for a good place) and haven't decided where to mount the connector box for the main hook ups under the bumper. MUD
     
  18. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Mr. Mud - are you going to mount the solenoid on the drivers side next to the battery?

    Also - my 13 pin plug and power plug don't go down underneath my bumper. Mine come out in the rectangle slot in the middle of the bumper. There just set in there loose for ease of hook up.
     
  19. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    I mounted the solenoid on the passenger side right next to the battery. The battery on this one is in the rear of the engine compartment under the hood hinge on the passenger side. I've thought about leaving the hook ups loose in that area but I just can't make myself do it. I may fab up a bracket that I can bolt on to the X frame that stands infront of the radiator. Still thinking. MUD