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8' Pro

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tonka329, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Just rebuilt my Western over the summer. I'm running a '96 GMC K1500. I'm curious if a poly plow would be a little bit lighter on the front end since this is only a 1/2 ton truck... I have heard about getting a small lift? Maybe a torsion bar lift? Anyway, looking for some pointers if anyone has any.:) Also, I will be ordering new trip springs and I was wondering on how tight do I need to make the new ones?

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  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    Poly is heavier. Trip springs.....slide a credit card into the rungs. Adjusted
     
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If you have torsion bar suspension you can adjust the anchor bolts to lift front end. I have heard of lift kits that attach to the rear end of torsion bars to extend the lift range but the guy who did that said it was too stiff with plow off.
     
  4. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    if it squats too much when you raise the plow you can also add Timbren boosters.
     
  5. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Perfect! Thanks

    Yup, I have IFS torsions in the front.

    I've read about timbren. What exactly are they?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    I've read about timbren. What exactly are they?

    They take the place of your bump stops. Hollow rubber that takes the weight and transfers it to the frame of the trk
     
  7. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Look up Timberin on the net. Select your truck and they show a picture of the kit.
     
  8. tonka329

    tonka329 Member
    Messages: 53

    Ok. Ill check it out