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Chevy Tahoe 2 Door

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by ROYALT91, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. ROYALT91

    ROYALT91 Member
    Messages: 57

    How does anyone feel about plowing with the 2 door Tahoe's. I have always plowed with a jeep and had great success, perfect vehicle for those smaller driveways. I just bought a 2 Door tahoe witha curtis blade. I know that im def going to prob use timbrens and i probably install new heavy duty shocks, Is there any other things i should look out with with plowing with this type of vehicle.
  2. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Trans temp gauge.Larger transmission cooler. Ballast for the rear.Larger back up lights
  3. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

    I plowed a 2 dr Yukon for 9 years. It does just fine except you cant see too well out the back window because its so high. backed into a low branch once and knocked out the rear window. It got fixed by insurance for $1800. Good light duty truck though.
  4. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Ask BNC Services, I think he/they have one???
  5. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    The tahoes do well plowing, you should go ahead with beefing up the front end a little. What size Curtis plow is on there and what year is the truck. As mentioned above, watch the tranny and make sure you service it before the season starts.
  6. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Royal T it's almost time to go play :drinkup: in the white stuff payup

    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    A friend of mine has had one for 12 years and he won't get rid of it because he likes it so much. This guy has a 7.5 Meyer Poly blade and does about 50 drive a storm with it. Same motor, same tranny. But I have to say, he takes very good care of it.
  8. ROYALT91

    ROYALT91 Member
    Messages: 57


    Its a 96 with 7 1/2 curtis. Im def putting the timbrens and prob new shocks all around have decieded on what brand Bilstein, Rancho, Edlebrock
  9. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I plow with a 4-door Tahoe and a 7.5 Blizzard. Since I do mostly small, well lit parking lots I don't have many issues with looking out the tinted windows. But I can see how vision might be a problem in darker areas. I have the barn doors in back though, so snow on the back windows (even with the defroster on) can be a bit of a *****. Wish I had the tailgate/single window rear setup so I could have a wiper back there.
  10. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    The 2 door Tahoe will kick ass in tight spaces. As mentioned, it will hold up better if you beef up the front end. The comfort factor will kick in during prolonged events. We have a 1970 blazer that has pushed snow for over 20 years. Rust prevents it from passing inspection, but we still leave it on commercial lot and use it for the tight spots. Luckily the lot is next to a service station so the poor beast can get an oil change and service when needed.

    On anything 1/2 ton, I try to keep employees out of them as they don't hold up as well under abuse. If you, the owner, are behind the wheel you shouldn't have any problems.
  11. westwind

    westwind Member
    Messages: 79

    Look into air bags for the front suspension. Excellent vehicle for res. driveways.
  12. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I put a set of timbrens on my front end and they help A LOT!! :bluebounc