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boss v plow 8 2 or 9 2

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by lashom35, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. lashom35

    lashom35 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I'm in the market to buy a boss. I'm debating the 8 2 vs 9 2 v plow. It will be running on 07 chevy 2500 crew cab duramax. I'm concerned that the 9.2 might be too much for the truck. Have you guys had good luck with the larger plow? Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Get an 8'2", You will regret the 9'2" unless your JUST doing large lots, all depends on what your doing plus a 3/4 ton truck isn't great for that large a plow, I would only put a 9'2" on a 1 ton truck or larger good luck
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have a Western 8'6" MVP and the factory wings for it. It is on a 2004 CC, DA Dually.

    I just bought a 2500 CC DA and I'm thinking about putting a Western Wideout on that.

    If I were you I would go with the 9'2" and a Poly if you can get it.
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    What are the differences in the front end on a 2500 and 3500 Chev.?
     
  5. lashom35

    lashom35 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    My lots are 70% commercial and 30% residential. I currently have a 2005 duramax but I will be upgrading to a 2007 or 08 before the season. I'm worried that the 8 2 will be too small but the 9 2 is way too much for the chevy frame.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
  6. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    I have an 8'2" on my 2005 Chevy 2500HD and it is heavy. I might suggest the 8'2". But that's just opinion. I am by no means an expert
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Running an 8.2 on a crew cab with 70% commercial is a waste of money you will soon discover. So, you'll either then be upgrading to the 9.2 in the end or adding 60 more lbs to the 8.2 with a set of wings anyway to cover the short comings of the 8.2 on a crew cab in a commercial application. The truck will handle the weight fine, you just have to set it up correctly to do so.

    Bigger is better.
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I bought a 98 from JD Dave last year. It has a 9'2" on it and had it since new. He also has a 2002 and 2007 both Dmax's with 9'2" and the 07 is a Poly.

    Maintenance and a grease gun is your best friend.
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    What would you do to help out the front end. I know turn up the torsion bars and add Timbrens but is there anything else, even if it costs a few bucks. Thanks
     
  10. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    Cranking the T-bars is only marginally "helping" the front end, and timbrens aren't helping beef it up at all. These tactics are simply reducing sag in the front end.

    Beefing up comes from springs, and hardware, though I know very little about chevy's. Be weary when upgraded these as you may be putting 1ton+ loads on other 3/4 ton components ie, steering,brakes, axles, etc etc.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE in the front suspension, steering, front drive, or front frame components between a 2500HD and a 3500. Even the FAWR's and T-bar specs can be identical depending on individual options and cab configurations.

    It isn't even the suspension that needs "beefed"...it's the steering. Swap the wimpy undersized stock tie rods, pitman arm, and idler for good HD aftermarket stuff (Cognito for example) and add the upper control arm mount gussets to the frame (been covered many time here in the past, do a search) and run the correct ballast....and then hang any size plow on it you're willing to take responsibility for it'll hold it just fine.
     
  12. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    See I really don't know bowties that well, pardon my ignorance then what is the main advantage of even getting a 3500 simply towing #'s and rgwr?
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Thanks B&B.
    I knew the front ends were the same on the 2500 and 3500 that's why I asked the question. I love it when people say you can't put that plow on a 3/4 ton you need at least a 1 ton.
    I have been reading on Dieselplace about the front end parts from Cognito. My truck is 1 month old. I would hate to take brand new parts off to put better ones on.
    I have seen the posts and even the pictures you posted of the gussets. It would be great if you could post a real size templete of the gussets.

    Thanks.
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yep, you gain 700 lbs of GVWR and 2000 lbs of GCWR and that it. It's all in the numbers, nothing more nothing less.
     
  15. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    I'll stick to my Ford's. At least we get different plastic blocks,hahaha.
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes many people have the misconception that there's this huge difference structurally between the two but it isn't so. And those numbers that are slightly higher don't even help you as far as for a plow application anyway, because it doesn't address the FAWR.

    I'll work on a full size template pic for the frame gussets. Or I can just send a set of gussets ready to go.
     
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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    USPS. What would a set be worth? Any idea on shipping costs to Canada?
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Shoot me a PM for info Cet.

    No point in cluttering up a thread with frivolous details. :D
     
  20. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Sorry to hijack your thread lashom35. I'm sure most of the info was pretty help full for you.

    I would still get the 9'2" LOLwesport

    And make it a Poly.