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Front end Sag 2000 1500 Z71

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by rg123g, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. rg123g

    rg123g Junior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 17

    How much sag is to much

    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the site and have done a ton of reading about plowing and have learned alot. I do realize that questions about sagging have come up and I did look at them. But what I have not seen is how much sag is okay 1/4" or 1/2 ". My situation is I have 7.5 Meyer STL. I measure with the plow up and down and I have about 1/2" difference. Torsion bars are not touched nor do I have timberns on(Yet).

    So I guess I am asking is 1/2 reasonable ? I have about 350's of ballast in the bed.

    Plus are there pro's and con's with using the glides on the plow.


    Thanks
    Rg123g
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2004
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    1/2 inch is fine. Some trucks will sag 3-4 inches.
     
  3. rg123g

    rg123g Junior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 17

    Thanks Boss
     
  4. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    What Boss said. 1/2 is perfectly acceptable :nod:
     
  5. Duplantisjj

    Duplantisjj Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Mine drops about 1/2" with Timbrens....and dropped at least 1 1/2" w/o Timbrens....How heavy is your Meyer??

    Specs have my plow at about 650lbs.

    Anyway,,,1/2" drop is great! :drinkup:
     
  6. rg123g

    rg123g Junior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 17

    Thanks guys for the replys all in I would say my plow is about 550lbs.

    Thanks again
     
  7. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    RG,
    I have the exact same setup, truck, plow, factory t-bars, no timbrens.

    I have not measured but from looking at my truck w/ and w/o plow i would have to say i get 2-3" of sag between plow up and down.

    If you are only getting 1/2" of sag you are doing great. I get that much sag if i were to hang on the front of the truck, much less my plow.

    You were right about weight. Complete install weight is 520 pounds.

    Personally i cant wait to get some snow so i can try mine out.