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How can i make plow go up higher

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by XxChevy-HDxX, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Is there anyway to make my plow come up higher??? it comes a foot of the ground but I messured when there was no ballast in the back :confused:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How much higher do you want it?
     
  3. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    i say about another 4 inches
     
  4. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    plow

    what is it on ? what plow?
     
  5. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Its on 2006 Chevy silverado 2500hd ext. cab standard bed with an 8' curtis sno-pro 3000
     
  6. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Can anyone give me an idea i know there are alot of people with curtis plows
     
  7. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    plow

    mine go,s 14"off the ground,how much you looking to get ?
     
  8. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I would say 14 inches my self i put the plow on but i had no ballast and it came a foot maybe with ballast would come higher... although i only put on the plow becuzz im doing some construction around my house and i used the plow to plow the dirt
     
  9. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Get stiffer front springs. The front ends on gm's drop a foot when you pick the plow up
     
  10. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    They dont drop no foot :laughing: ..... With no ballast it goes two inches down with ballast it goes down about an inch because the plow is 795 lbs
     
  11. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    The bumper practically hits the ground when the plow goes up:dizzy:
     
  12. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Say what you want but i love my GM truck and i wont take it back..... and i am sure as hell gm truck bumper dont hit the floor i just said i want the plow go go up higher nothin to do with the front end of my truck :mad:
     
  13. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Your plow will, in effect, be higher off the ground with stiffer springs. Or you could jack up the license plates and throw a ford under there.......:gunsfiring::drinkup:
     
  14. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I dont i was just wanting to see if anyone could give me some ideas
     
  15. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,098

    Have you turned up your torsion bars or got the upgraded ones. I don"t have a chevy but if you do a search, They turn up the bars or get different keys or something like that so the bumpers don"t drag when you lift the plow.:mechanic:.
     
  16. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    front end

    try putting air bags in your front springs $80 a pair through Summit
     
  17. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I dont know if i wanna turn the torsion bars up and why you guys my bumper is gonna drag it wont drag and never will :nono:
     
  18. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    The things in bold should remedy your GM front bumper from dragging:waving:
     
  19. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Gm's definitely ride better but the price you pay for the cushy front end is the front bumper dragging when you lift up a plow. Its a common issue, I am sure if you do a search on here or google you will find a lot on it and ways to help it
     
  20. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    But have never seen my truck's bumper drag Seriously It never has its an 06 Silverado 2500hd Ext. cab Standard bed been plowing with it for 4 years and hasn't had any problems when is ballast in the back the truck looks fine in front its isn't slouched ;)