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is my plow to low??

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by E&M, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. E&M

    E&M Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a GMC Sierra 2500hd with a 6.0. I took it to a Western shop to install a mvp plus 8'6'' and wanted to know if it's normal for the ultramount to scrape the ground when turning into an alley or driveway? its that something anyone is familiar with? need a feed back!!
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Just push your wings forward a little bit and you'll be fine. On my truck if I have the wings fully retracted the tips are only an inch or two off the ground so I just bump them out a little bit.

    Nothing to stress about.
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    That really IS not that uncommon...Also, are your T bars cranked? On most V plows. it isn't uncommon to want to put the wings out just a hair to raise the tips.
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Does the mount scrape or the blade?
  5. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    You plow is not to low You chevy is too low
  6. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    it seems to be a common thing with the newer chevy trucks. In Ottawa here I've seen two of them this week going over the slightest bumps on the road & sparks fly everywhere!
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    He said mount, not plow.

    He said mount, not plow.

    Finally, someone who read the post before answering. Gold star.
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Unfortunately this is probably the right answer. You should not have to crank up t-bars to carry your plow, unless you don't mind the added wear and tear.
  9. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Thats how they squeeze the mileage out of them. Absolute POS!!!!!!
  10. E&M

    E&M Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    yeah, i lift the wings but the mount scrapes the ground too. i have the snow pre pkg on my truck that includes: increased capacity springs, roof lamp provisions, 145 amp alternador and skid plates. so i figure that something is wrong because i have increase springs.
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Honestly man your plow may just be too heavy for your IFS. Lots of people say "crank up your t bars", and for some that solves the problem of the plow scraping, but causes other problems.
  12. E&M

    E&M Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    whats IFS? it looks like its my front suspension? any other suggestions?
  13. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Timbrens....we installed them on our POS 1500 and the truck only drops an inch when you lift the blade.
  14. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Yes, Independant Front Suspension. You are correct. It just sits low and doesn't hold as much weight as a solid axle.
  15. E&M

    E&M Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    The guys at the shop should've know that was going to happen. But i guess they just wanted the money. is there anything i can do to fix this problem? thanks for ur help.
  16. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Sorry for the misunderstanding...I was thinking it was just the tips. It must be my amazing powers of observation kicking in again with my fine reading skills.:D Anyway, as mentioned above, look into some Timbrens.
  17. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Timbrens fricking rock. Put a set in, your Ultramount and truck will thank you.
  18. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    They hear you coming? Thats normal for a chevy to drag her nuckles.
  19. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    What about a larger diameter tire?
  20. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    There are a couple of things...

    1) Crank up the torsion bars
    2) Timbrens
    3) Ballast.... no one has even asked if you have ballast in the back of your truck... This is the most common problem... Westen recommends a minimum of 550lbs for a 2500hd ext. cab with the 6.0l