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Installing Plow on Tahoe

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by doomxz670, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. doomxz670

    doomxz670 Junior Member
    from 45459
    Messages: 19

    I have a 04 tahoe thats my daily truck and a 2000 F150 Reg Cab LB Manual Transmission v6 that has 11k miles that has a 7'6 Boss Straight blade on it but that truck just is miserable to drive i was thinking about putting the plow on my tahoe i have a bracket already because i was looking for a silverado but can't find one the problem is the tahoe is AWD with 4Lo option. Will This work for plowing or do i need something with 2hi,4hi,4lo?
     
  2. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,829

    How much plowing are you going to do? Do you know what transfer case you have? Is the plow a sport duty? Do you know weight of plow? Does Chevy or boss recommend any plows for the awd tahoe?
     
  3. doomxz670

    doomxz670 Junior Member
    from 45459
    Messages: 19

    Its a standerd duty steel plow, the plow is recommended for 4x4 model they don't have a option for awd vehicles as it was fairly rare on a tahoe. the front gvw is 3925 and boss suggest 125# of ballast. i dont know which model tcase it is i just know its full time awd with a option for a normal 4lo
     
  4. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,829

    Here is a quote I found, on plowsite, about a smaller gm truck\van. I cant say yes or no to go forward with it because it wouldn't be recommended. Then again, how many of us follow recommendations fully???? Most everyone will agree its a better idea to find another vehicle with 4wd or just use your truck. Awd usually has weaker components than 4wd. You run a higher risk of breaking stuff and I am sure parts will be much more costly on awd. It would also depend on how much snow you are pushing and the duration of the time you are doing it. I could plow my driveway with a awd mini van with no problem. But it would break doing five driveways every storm.

    "The AWD transfer case on the 97 Bravada is a Borg-Warner 4472. IT is a very stout t-case as it was also used in the Cyclone and Typhoon rigs. It is also used in the Astro and Safari vans through the 1998 year. I plowed snow with my 1998 Astro AWD for 6 winters and we average 170" of snow. I also wheeled it at Paragon Adventure Park for a year before swapping in the NP231. The case was then sold to a guy in Finland and is still working perfectly!"
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013
  5. doomxz670

    doomxz670 Junior Member
    from 45459
    Messages: 19

    If I were to use the truck in 4lo when plowing would that not take awd out of the picture and be okay?