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Extra weight on a 2011 gmc

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by BowTieDmax, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. BowTieDmax

    BowTieDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    My nephew bought a 2011 gmc ext cab 1500. He wants to put a plow on it, Now that there are no torsion bars to crank up for the extra weight what are his options? He does not have the plow package.
     
  2. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Add timbrens.
     
  3. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

  4. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Should of bought a 2500. Not a fan of the new 1500 with coil springs.
     
  5. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    My father in law had some heavier duty springs put on his 1500. The front hardly moves when his 8' hd is raised.
     
  6. BIGGB9

    BIGGB9 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Got a rough country leveling kit on my 2010 gmc 1500 works great only 70 bucks plus an alignment, Bought a timbren kit did not work at all so I sent it back
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    On a 2011 with a warranty? An 8ft on a 1500 lol :laughing:
     
  8. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Add a leveling Kit. I put a 2.5 inch Ready Lift kit into an 08 silverado 1500. Helped alot. I took the leveling kit out when I sold tuck. I would sell it if your interested. Goes for over 400.00 new. I have front and back 2.5 inch lift kit.
     
  9. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    Yes, actually it is a 2010. He did the same thing with the 05 he had. Dealer put both plows on. Never gave him any troubles with warranty repairs, even on the front end. Bought the 05 new, in 06 it needed some front end work to pass inspection and they covered it. The only problems he has had with the dealer is the mechanics not having a clue.
     
  10. BowTieDmax

    BowTieDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    He bought a 1500 because that best suited him for his job. Not really asking what truck he should buy just looking for how to make this work the best for him.
    Believe me I've had over 10 duramax / allison trucks and I have no use for a 1500. But its what he needed.