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Duramax vs 6.0

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by WiscoMan, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. WiscoMan

    WiscoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am new to plowing and have a 2005 duramax that I would like to put a V-plow on. However, every plow dealer in my area refuses to install a bigger plow than a 7'6" mid weight straight blade because they say I would be over my front axle rating. I am looking to get a 8'6" Western MVP3. Does anyone have a V-plow on a duramax and could give any insight? Do I buy a 6.0 or put the plow on my duramax? Whats a better plow truck 6.0 or 6.6?
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I have 2 2007's with a the duramax. I have an 8'6" Western MVP Plus on one and a Boss VXT 9'2" on the other. I also had an 09 CCSB Duramax with an 810 Blizzard. I installed all these plows myself and have had no front end problems. I do have Timbrens in them all also.
    Also we run a set of wings on the Western.
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    And I have 6.0 l gassers and most run 9 ft blades plus wings so they are almost 11 ft wide. Never any extra problems.
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I've had 6 Dmaxes and every one had a V plow on it. 3 were CCSB's and the others were Xcabs. They were all 2500's, and one was a 2wd. You'll be fine.
  5. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    You'll be alright! We just bought an almost new Dmax 2500HD and plan to put a 9.5' V Plow for this coming snow season. I have no doubt that it will be amazing, cause of the experience I have an '03 8.1 2500hd with a 8.5' V on it. Great combination!
    You can also turn up the torsion keys to add some front end height. Just to be safe. We did it to the 8.1 and will a 780lb plow of the front it only drops an inch back to stock height.
  6. WiscoMan

    WiscoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    One of the dealers said that if I were to get into an accident, my insurance company may not cover me because I would be over the Front axle weight limit. Anyone ever run into this problem? I like my diesel but I just bought a 6.0 yesterday for a steal. One of them needs to go but unsure what one. The 6.0 is about $200 less per month on payments but the fuel mileage is complete crap. But this truck is rated to be able to handle a bigger plow. And cost of upkeep is cheaper. I need opinions!!! What would you do in my situation?
  7. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213

    I've got a 03 & 07 Dmax I'm putting on Boss Vxt
  8. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213


    Keep your Dmax and put your plow on ive have never had a problem with insurance or front axle. but the my dealer used to say the same thing until I proved him wrong.
  9. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,974

    You will not be overweight in either if it's an '11 or newer... I scaled out my Denali yesterday front axle was 4200 lbs, leaving over 1000 for a plow on a crew cab diesel...