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List of to do's on a 1500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RCsLawncare, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Just bought a 98 K1500. Gonna be plowing with it this year, never have ran a half ton. Besides the usual, don't try to push 3/4 ton kind of snow, what are the modifications and little things you guys do to keep them going. Im gonna order a bigger tranny cooler and gauge. Thinking about timbrens, but are there other options for the front end. How bout where to weld gussets on the frame? Hers a shot of the new ride

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  2. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Add the gussets for sure. Total of 6 need to be added.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Gussets, timbrens, synthetic fluids front to back.
     
  4. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    Maybe a turn or 2 to the tbars, good shocks all the way around my old 1500 helped a ton to wasn't all over the road when I Gorbachev bump
     
  5. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I'd definately upgrade the wiring of the charging system, search for "big three" for more on the topic. Also, check all your grounds and ground straps. Tranny cooler is a must. Check all other fluids, coolant, differentials, T-case. Of course I'm sure that you've already made sure that the four wheel drive was operational.
     
  6. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    4X4 works great, Ill search the gussets to see If I can find a good picture thread. Ill check out the "big three", it already has a 160 alternator which is newer. He said its bigger than stock.I plan to get all fluids changed out... Thanks guys, any other opinions are very welcome.
     
  7. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

  8. NWanner

    NWanner Member
    Messages: 64

    I plan on using 3/4 ton springs in the front of my truck instead of timbrens as they're about half the price. It will change the ride height without the plow on, but I don't plan on running this truck much without the plow on it so it works for me.
     
  9. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    These trucks dont have springs on the front.
     
  10. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

  11. NWanner

    NWanner Member
    Messages: 64

    Is it only the 2WDs that have coil springs then? My mistake.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011