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Boss 9' 2" V on 2500 chevy 2008 or 2009

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by tbirdhau, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. tbirdhau

    tbirdhau Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Looking at a new truck and was wondering if anyone has put a Boss 9' 2" V on a 08 or 09 chevy 2500 or 3500. Want the short box but 3500 doesn't come in that length and a 9' 2" V is a must. Please post pics of your truck lifting it to see home much it sags and pics with it down as well as any modifications you made.
  2. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    I have the 1998 version of this plow on a 1 ton Dodge with Pro Wings (The plow is over 1000 pounds)

    The truck sags 3/4 of an inch when I pick up the plow.

    Rocky Mountain Suspension 'Super Coils'.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    I'll try and find some pics. I have a 9'2 on my 02 dmax, cc, sb since new with no mods and my 07.5 has Timbrens, no problems at all and the truck will push that blade night after night.
  4. mvhauler

    mvhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I have an '01F250 with Timbren helpers. Inatalled my 9'2'' poly V on it off of an 80 chevy 1 ton I got rid of in November. Truck handles fine. 3/4 to 1 inch sag. I think there is only about a 50 to 75 LB. difference between the 8'2'' and the 9'2''.
  5. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    The one weakness of all late model Chevy trucks when plowing is the soft front suspension. Just cranking up the t-bars will make it ride poorly. The Timbrens on mine ended up being money well spent. I actually prefer the ride with Timbrens even when not carrying the plow. Once you install the Timbrens, your truck will handle a 9.2 plow just fine, but understand that you are technically overweight on the front axle. I carry about 1000 lbs of broken concrete stacked against the tailgate for ballast and it works great. Running without ballast sucks.

    The 2500 and 3500 trucks are identical except for tire size and rear springs so if you want the short bed just buy a 2500. You'll already have a 3500 frame and axles. You can always upgrade the tires and add airbags later if you find yourself pushing the limits too often. I've never felt the need with my 2500. The front suspension is the same for both 2500 & 3500. If you get the "plow prep" package you MIGHT get slightly stiffer t-bars. You will get a 4800 lb axle weight rating rather than the standard 4670. See this thread for previous discussion on the subject.
  6. kakygp

    kakygp Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    Put on the firestone- air over bilsteins and then there you go. I currently have this setup and my truck drives the same with the plow as without the plow. I maintain my leveled ride height.
  7. tbirdhau

    tbirdhau Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Kakygp, I noticed in your pics you also have some Ford's. What do you like better the Ford or Chevy. I'm going to get a new truck this summer and have always had Ford but the engines anymore suck so I'm thinking of trying the Chevy. Any advantages or disadvantages between the 2?
  8. kakygp

    kakygp Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    Really no advantages one versus the others. I like the ride and the interior of the chevy plus it has a lot more power than the ford's mind you they are a 6.0 and 7.3. All the trucks have just about the same things done, no engine upgrades. Chevy starts better in cold weather.