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2500 hd plow setups

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by brianbrich1, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    I would like some responses as to what setups are being ran on the new 11 2500hd... I personally am torn between the mvp 8.5 or boss 8.2... as i have a couple straight blades already and would like to add a v to the group Will buy current model here after winter so would like some pros & cons from anyone running these plows on there truck
     
  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    The boss 8.2 is your best bet, after going from a 8 staight to a boss V 7.6, I move so much snow and can stack
    so much easyer I will never go back. semper fi buddy.
     
  3. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I'm moving my straight Hiniker 8' Blade. The harness was the same but the mount was new
    dealer gave 225 in trade toward the new.
     
  4. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Well 1 thing about boss is i dont like the relays..my other 2 trucks are running western with the iso module....Im also curios as to how well the trip edge works on the wes...Just asking for some real experince from others as I will buy one or the other...I can watch poduct videos all day long and the dealer can tell me one or the other but just want to know what we think here as a genuine debate.
     
  5. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    I have an 11 2500HD.....with a Boss 8'2" v............the very best...........stacks it high and Boss reliability
     
  6. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Busa your truck in the pick is the exact same one as mine that iam going to mount up...even color
     
  7. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    nice......you'll be amazed at how well these 11's carry these plows
     
  8. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Ive heard 3 turns of the t bars is all you need to bring it back up a little...what have you done if anything
     
  9. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    not a thing.....I am having timbrens put on this week, as I made a trade for my old plow mount....after having another truck with a leveling kit, t bars turned up, it was always out of alignment, drove very rough without the plow, etc........I want to keep this as "factory" as possible........
     
  10. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Putting timbrens on dosent void any warranties for the front???
     
  11. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    Gooid question....never thought of that.......I'll post this on a thread. do you have the W/T or LT package?
     
  12. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Its the w/t with sno prep and heavy trailering package. I did order all power win and locks
     
  13. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    Why would you put Timbrens on an '11 ?
     
  14. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    we have the same truck....you don't think they're needed?....is this because of the four bounce stops from the factory?
     
  15. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    I didnt say i was...that was a question I posed to the other post if you had read it. Just asking what everyone is running with the new 11... It will be my new plow truck for myself for the 11/12 year and iam trying to see what everyone is running on them and how they are handling...any support needed for the fronts ie timbrens, air, or just a couple cranks on the tbars.. maybe nothing....what plows we seem to be running on them...how they are handiling...I would like to put a V on mine as my other trucks are all running straights. Just a thread geared towards the 2500 and what we are running and happy with or think would make something better....
     
  16. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    From what I heard they are not needed on the new one Busa. That is why I started this thread to see what everyone is experincing
     
  17. 09Busa

    09Busa Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 138

    I also have power windows, locks, heated power mirrors, however I wanted vinyl floors. Mine has snow plow prep pkg. I'm having a custom made receiver hitch made. I want two swinging two hooks attatched to my receiver.
     
  18. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I have the recommended ballast and thats all I need to do . Dont need to touch the T bars or add any other suspension aids . The XLS weighs in at #1000 and the front end sags 7/8" when lifted .
    Use the correct ballast and drive the truck . All of the pre "11 stuff is not needed !
     
  19. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    I am excited to plow with this truck for next year as my personal one has been my 97 chevy and my 98 chevy... the 98 is a strong truck but iam personally ready to drive a newer vehicle for plowing in and let my other two guys drive the other ones now. Plus it was time to add one more to the group. especially if the ages start to catch up to those other two...
     
  20. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    That is good to hear Raconteur..How much ballast do you need?