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8' or 8'6''

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dmjr77, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I am looking at 2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Ext Cab 4x4 with a plow prep package. I was wondering if the 8'6'' is worth the extra money or not?
    Thank You
  2. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    What motor in that would help me decide.
  3. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Hello! It is a 6.0L V8.
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    go for the 8.6.just put the blizzard 860 on my 05 quad cab $3600 installed

    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    It depends what you are going to plow...I had a 7.5 on my Ext Cab but I wish I had gone to an 8 FT now that I have a crew cab.I would think 8.6 is a little much. Why load up the frontend if you don't have to?
  6. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I would then get the 8'6 IMO. Put some ballest in back. The weight difference of 8 and 8'6 is not much difference anyway.
  7. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    depends on what you're planning to plow- the extra 6 inshec can mean the difference between being able to plow the driveway and taking up 3 inches of lawn with it. Being an extra cab I would normally say get the bigger for track cleaning, but definatly ballast it either way.
  8. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I went with the 8.6' on my Ford. Helps me clear the big mirrors....