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Anyone have mount pics for a 2009 Chevy 2500HD?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Mr. C, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Mr. C

    Mr. C Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hi All,

    I am supposed to have an 8' trip edge installed on my 2009 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0. The Boss dealer mentioned having to cut / notch the plastic bumper insert. Does anyone have a Boss on this truck? Did the plastic need to be cut? Any pics would be greatly appreciated.

    -mc
     
  2. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    NO!!!!!! I hope i got you in time!!! I have a 09 gmc 2500 hd. the front bumpers should be the same, maybe remove the lowest part of the airdam if you have one. other wise just push the mount up to the bottom of the plastic bumper section, it will move and flex a bit, but NO CUTTING!!!! Ill try and get you some pics in tomorrow.
     
  3. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Here's the pics. What looks like rust on the mount is actually copper anti-seize. The plastic part of the bumper is flexible enuff to bend for the mount. The plow wiring is laying inside the cutout in the chrome bumper part. I also cut a hole in the rubber liner that's inside there to allow water to drain out so the wiring doesn't sit in it. I hope this helps.

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  4. Mr. C

    Mr. C Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Here are the mount pics

    Thanks for the response. I had to pressure the dealer to call Boss. That combined with a couple of threads from this forum (albiet not exact equipment matches) this is what I ended up with.

    The installer adjusted each torsion key the same amount until the driver side was at the limit. The mount sits at 14.5" off the floor and the keys (purple) are at the end of their range. I'll see what the car dealer can do when I bring it in for it's first service.

    http://s768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/MR_C_2005_TL/2009 2500HD/?action=view&current=P9240023.jpg

    http://s768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/MR_C_2005_TL/2009 2500HD/?action=view&current=P9240025.jpg

    http://s768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/MR_C_2005_TL/2009 2500HD/?action=view&current=P9240026.jpg

    http://s768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/MR_C_2005_TL/2009 2500HD/?action=view&current=P9240027.jpg

    -mc
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  5. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Nice looking truck!!

    I would not have turned up the torsion bars up that much. Experience has taught me that the changed angle on the CV joints causes the boots to crack and leak, causes them to wear out fast, as well as the ball joints.

    I think you should turn the bars down some, and add some tembren load handlers to the front and adjust the plow mount. But see what your dealer has to say about the diffenence in height and angle. I would think that your truck rides real stiff now. Does it?

    We have a 09 chevy 2500 hd ext cab at work. Ill take a look at it and see which mounting holes are used and if its set up the way yours is.
     
  6. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I cant find any pics but we have a 09 Silverado 3500, and they had to cut a little bit... I will try to remember to take a few pics...
     
  7. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I have a 2007 chevy 2500 I had a 2004 7'6" poly boss and just traded it in for a 8'2" poly vxt and had to move the truck mount up 2.5" because the middle of the plow when in the v it was off the ground and had to cut the plastic out.
     
  8. Mr. C

    Mr. C Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Mount height resolved

    I ended up buying the Super Keys kit from Jim C. at Equipment Specialists and having the dealer install it, bring the mount up to the specified 15.5" height and re-align the truck. Problem resolved.

    Someone had posted this picture of the various available keys. The top one is the purple key that was in my truck for comparison.

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    You can see that there is still some good adjustment left with the new keys installed. (They came bare, I painted them with engine enamel)

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    Here is the final height

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    Strangely the ride is now a lot smoother :confused:

    -mc
     
  9. Mr. C

    Mr. C Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    With plow on the truck

    With the SuperKeys in place and cranked to the requisite 15.5". Here's a couple pics of the plow on the truck.

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    Plow clearance is 7.5 inches

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    -mc