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2015 Chevrolet

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jdfireman, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    Anyone see a Mount yet from Western for a 2015 Chevrolet HD LTZ Diesel

    Please share

    thank you
    JDussmileyflag
     
  2. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    It's the same mount as the 2011-2014.

    Part # 69981
     
  3. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    That's what we thought but because of the new bumper style you can't get the pins in with out cutting the steel bumper
     
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    That doesn't sound good.
     
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    The lower portion of the bumper needs to be notched.... just as on the 11-14's. The lower portion of the 2015 bumper has steel bracing in it that needs to be cut as well, not just plastic. It's not a big deal really.
     
  6. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

  7. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    Hmmm

    Just spent 2 hours at my plow place .. THe directions well seem to work in pictures dont work to well in person. Even doing the Notch there is no way to get the pin in Because the steel part of the front bumper is in the way. I don't plan on cutting my front bumper at this time. Hoping some company comes out with a fix
     
  8. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    Now I am being told it is because of the z71 package on MY 2015 2500 HD does anyone have pictures of a install yet

    TY
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Does z71 have different front bumper? If I remember right it's always been a b tch to put a plow on them since the last generation

    Boss has the new valance cover out now.
     
  10. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    Just spoke to Boss they make the valance for the 2015 Chevrolet now... No need to cut anything. Now do I hope western follows suit or do I get the Boss plow
     
  11. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 715

    Boss makes the valance? that sounds odd. I'll see if I can find their instructions or parts breakdown. I'd like to see that.
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Yes they do make a something.
     
  13. jimslawnsnow

    jimslawnsnow PlowSite Fanatic
    from mn
    Messages: 11,033

    Is it me or are truck manufactures making it harder and harder to run plows on these trucks now days?
     
  14. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    Truck is at the best installer I know in NJ they are working on it now... Will post more soon
     
  15. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Just was wondering who you use for your plows. I use FDR I am Great friends with the owner.
     
  16. Doug Clark

    Doug Clark Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hi. I can weigh in here with some insider info that lead to two points that I hope clears stuff up for everyone.

    When we designed the mount instructions for the new 2015 Chevy/GMCs, we set out to minimize the damage to the bumper/valence assembly. Our engineer, who had an untirely unrelated (I swear) seperated shoulder, spent a fun month or so under a 2015 GMC figuring out a way to get the mount through without utterly destroying the valence. It took some work with Chevy on cutting permissions, but we eventually found a way to minimize the cutting but still get the receivers on, as the instructions cubicinches posted show.

    That led to the point you've also noticed, which is that the receiver retaining pin is a tad snug. You can, in fact insert and remove it, but you do have to flex the valence plastic a little to do so. We decided that that was prefereable, as our typical user only puts the receiver pockets on in the fall and removes them in the spring. And this method does allow the plow to attach and detach with no interference.

    We worked pretty hard to produce a minimally destructive solution to a not inconsiderable curve ball that Chevy/GMC threw. And yes, jimslawnnow, sometimes it does feel like the OEMs are testing us...

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  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Chevy always thinking ahead......kinda like Ford and the F150.

    If the truck has plow prep package, it should have a plow friendly front end

    If its a 3/4 or higher truck, well its a "work truck" and should be treated as such.
     
  18. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    All done

    Thank you all for the info I got my plow done today with the help of this site and this post.
    I wish I could leave my receivers on all season but they seem to grow legs sometimes. Its rough country here in North Jersey . Now we need a locking pin lol

    Here she is 2015 Chevrolet z71 LTZ Diesel with a western Wide Out

    ty all
    JD

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  19. craigd

    craigd Member
    Messages: 40

    Not a bad way to drop 70k! Nice truck, man. Anyone who says they aren't jealous is lying. Came here to see how the western mounts would look on my 2015 GMC. Now i'm worried.
     
  20. jdfireman

    jdfireman Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 38

    I will try to get Pictures of a GMC saw one today at the plow place. I will post more pics of the mount tomorrow...