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Just got my plow on my 08 Silverado HD

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mossman381, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I just got my plow installed on my 08 Chevy HD. It is the older unimount type. Had to get the ultramount to unimount adaptor and convert the plow to a 3 plug setup. I also had to update the lights. It all turned out good. If I would have known how much it was going to cost to convert this plow over, I would have sold it and bought a new ultramount. It is over and done with now. I am really going to enjoy plowing with this truck. They are making the new trucks better and better every year. The truck has all kinds of power and is an automatic. I have been plowing the last 2 years with a chevy 5 speed manual. Here are some pics.

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  2. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    looks good dude . hey quick questions when you upgrade to the night hawks lights did the dealer sell you new light bracket like on ultramounts ?
     
  3. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Thanks. I made my own bracket for the lights. I took a flyer for a new plow when I was at the dealer, and used the picture to copy the light mount on the new plows. I need the western sticker to finish it off. The dealer said they had an adaptor bracket for $60. Not sure what it looks like.
     
  4. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    most of the ones i saw where 2 small bracket that bolts off old headlamp stud hole . and then had 2 holes drilled in them nighthawkes to bolt too. i like your's much better
     
  5. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I figured for $60 they were not much more than a small bracket.
     
  6. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Looks GREAT!!!!......Good Luck this winter...payup
     
  7. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Nice looking truck and the rims look good also.
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Very nice looking truck and plow.
     
  9. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I like what you did to make it look like a Ultramount, lights look good also. Can you get some close up picks of how you adapted for the lights, might want to try and do same thing to mine. I adapted my unimount to my 07 HD also.
     
  10. Elite_Maint

    Elite_Maint Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Nice looking truck!.. did you add anything to the front suspension? Timbren's? On my 2010 I was think of putting a levelling kit on the front should raise it about 2"???
     
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice looking set up
     
  12. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    i am not much of a chevy man but that it was heck of a nice lookin truck....good luck this year.
     
  13. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Very nice set up.
     
  14. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    awesome looking setup you have...love the rims
     
  15. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks like a fun setup
     
  16. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Nice looking truck. You will love those new lights on there. Trust me, they are sooooo much better than the old ones.
     
  17. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I will try to get some pic today.
     
  18. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I havn't done anything to the suspension. I wanted to see how far the plow made the truck sag. It is not too bad, but I too would like my truck leveled out. When I get the money I am going with a cognito kit. This is the kit I will be starting with. http://www.norcaltruck.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=2_386&products_id=1066
     
  19. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I can't wait to see how well they work. I know the old lights are pretty much junk.
     
  20. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    hey mossman what size tires do you have and do they rub. I am looking to change the stock tires on my 07 they look to small for the truck but don't want them to rub on the fender thanks Ron