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98 chev 1500 diesel / 8.5 ez v

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ezv65pusher, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. ezv65pusher

    ezv65pusher Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i have a 1998 chev 1500 6.5 diesel
    im thinking of installing a 8.5 ez v on it do you think its to heavy
    the 8.5 ez v is from 2002

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    they made the 1500's in diesel?
  3. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Same thought here.
  4. ezv65pusher

    ezv65pusher Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Yes Chevrolet put the 6.5 in 1500 from 1995 to 1998
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's alot of plow for a 1500, especially with a diesel. Are the lower control arms stamped & welded or forged?

    Yup. They even put them in Tahoes

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    dang i never knew that.
  7. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Yes they put the 6.5 diesel in the 1500 in the late 90's and yes I think it will be too heavy, but remember it's your truck and you can do what ever you want to it, including front end suspension modifications.
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    it is almost certainly too heavy- 1500 trucks usually top out at 7'6" plows due to the lighter construction of the truck in all aspects and thus the requirement for a lighter plow.. now add the added weight of the diesel engine and you may find you can't even add a homeowner duty plow without going over the trucks GFWR.

    Funny, there's an article in the magazine this issue about too much plow for a truck...

    Check with your Fisher dealer for the appropriate plow- their online configuration does not list 98 Chevy 1500 with a diesel.
  9. ezv65pusher

    ezv65pusher Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    this is not the setup I'm running i just bought the 1998 Chevy k1500 diesel ,

    i have the 8.5 fisher v plow that i had on a 2002 Chevy 2500HD , i got rid of the truck in 2005 the plow has been sitting for five years just wanted to know if maybe i could use it,

    i have a 1995 Chevy k2500 with a 7.5 western on it that i have been using but the tuck is no good for the road any more so i might take the plow off that one and put it on the k1500

    how much weight can a k1500 handle
    and does the k1500 diesel and the k1500 gas use the same frame and front suspension
  10. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to find tat info out. The service manual shows code breakdowns for the L56 and L65 diesel engines in the K1500, the truck order guide (dealer's order book) shows nothing, and the product features (another dealer book) only shows the diesel in the 2500 and 3500 options.

    The frame would be the same for all K1500's, tho they may bolt on/weld on additional reinforcements but I doubt it. I expected to find the GVWR and such in those books but nothing.