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boss v on 1500HD

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kdwashman, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. kdwashman

    kdwashman Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 13

    I just picked up my truck from boss dealer. Installed a boss power v on my 06 1500HD. Dealer had to crank torsion bars six turns to level truck. Truck has LGL sticker on torsion bars. Is this too much to crank torsion bars? Truck ride ok without plow but i will have it aligned, it neve was a smooth riding truck.
    My question is how can i beef up the front? Is it ok to drive like it is? When the plow is on the truck and in the "v" position, the corners of the plow look very close to the ground. I am going to use the truck for my own business and a few driveways. The truck does not bottom on the stops and still has about 1/4 inch of the bolt left on the bars. I need advise, thank you. If needed i will lift truck.
     
  2. cord1427

    cord1427 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    i belive that plow is to heavy for that truck
    with all 1500 trucks there are only certain plows that can fit on those trucks so be careful
    and if you want to make it work you will need to beef up the front end
    shocks/leveling kit
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That truck should carry the plow fine.

    Shocks and leveling kits do not add any load carrying capacity.

    You want a product like Timbrems or Sumo Super Springs to increase the weight carrying capacity of the front end.
     
  4. cord1427

    cord1427 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    yes timbrens will work with hd springs also i didnt add that sorry

    a V plow weighs 700-+ lbs thats alot of weight for a 1500

    i also have a 2007 chevy silverado 1500 (new style) and when picking a plow for it weight on the front was a big factor
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  5. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Getting one for an f150 next week. What size and model did you get.
     
  6. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Just to say it again.......a 1500hd chev is the same truck as a 2500 chev
     
  7. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I know some fellas that have run 7'6 Boss and Fisher V's on 1500 series and F150 trucks with no issues. The 7'6 is probably what he purchased.
     
  8. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Thanks for the response, right now I run all fishers but the boss dealer is giveing me a heck of a deal I just need to figure out which 7'6 boss plow I should get. I was aiming for a v but am not fimiliar with the boss v's for a f150. And kdwashman sorry for kinda stealing your thread I didnt mean to.
     
  9. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    One of our trucks is a 1500HD with a 8' boss steel V. No problems, excellent plow truck
     
  10. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    i had a boss sport duty straight 7'6" but its only like 400 pounds...on my 1500 sle front end sagged a bit but i never changed anything..... And i didnt know you could turn the t-bars on a 1500.

    Personally i would only put a V on anything smaller than a 2500.. ut thats just me.
     
  11. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    A 1500hd chevy has the same suspension as the 2500........I feel like a broken record.
     
  12. kdwashman

    kdwashman Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 13

    1500hd

    The truck is a 1500HD, 6.0 liter, 4.10 gears, 4410 front axle weight. I got the 8.2 power v installed. The truck carries the plow fine, but when driving in the vee position the corners hang about 6 to 8 inches off the ground. My main concern is having to crank the t-bars six turns, and the effect that will have on my truck. This truck is my daily driver, is an 06 and only has 42,000 miles on it. Has anyone ever cranked their t-bars this many turns.? The bolt on the t-bar still has about 1/4 inch showing if not a litte more. What can I do to beef up the front suspension? The bars have a sticker on them that says LGL. I am taking the truck to a four wheel drive specialist to see what he says. I would just like to beef up the front end for peace of mind. Any ideas?
     
  13. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Just because you can put a v blade on 1/2 dont mean it's a good idea...
     
  14. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Its a good thing he put it on a 1500hd aka 2500 then isn't it.....
     
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Does only 2cor, buckwheat, goel, and kdwashman understand that a 1500HD is the same thing as a 2500 before they came out with the 2500HD's? It's not much different then the 88-98 (some 99 and 00 classic) k2500 trucks as far as ratings go and you see tons of them around with power wing plows, v blades, etc. To many people see 1500HD and instantly think it's the same thing as a normal GM 1500, F150, Dodge 1500 etc. It's more of a 3/4ton then it is a 1/2ton. Kinda the same idea Ford had with the f250 light duty/ f150 7700gvwr back in 1998. Even dodge has some 8 lug 1500's running around I think now.
     
  16. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Well obviously its going to have a problem...No offense, its not normal to crank the bars 7 times. THAT WOULDNT BE NECESSARY ON A "2500"!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. plowmanben

    plowmanben Member
    from MI
    Messages: 95

    I'm no expert on t bars but I was told by Boss dealer not to turn them more than 4 turns.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What if the previous owner had lowered the front of the truck? Seven turns might be just right.

    Number of turns is irrelevant, along with how much of the adjusting screw is remaining.
     
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    B&B might know

    :laughing::laughing:
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No truer words have been spoken. As long as the Z height is correct or there's at least a minimum 1/2" air gap remaining on the droop stop it makes no difference how many threads or turns are remaining on the adjusters, those aren't the standards you base adjustments on.


    Except that there were 2500HD's before there were 1500HD's as far as the way GM labeled them.