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Looking for pics of V-XT on new style GMC

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by monteballz, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. monteballz

    monteballz Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 32

    I've been browsing these forums for a little while and I havent posted much. I've searched and I only found a couple pics. I have a new style 2500HD and i'm considering either an 8'2'' or a 9'2'' V-XT. I'm a little concearned about how low the ends will be in the V position. The front end is pretty low as it is(much lower than ford or dodge). Yes i'll be running timbrens and, No i'm not into cranking the T-Bars all the way up. So i'm just looking for some pics and some input. Thanks!

    -Mike
     
  2. RedsGarage25

    RedsGarage25 Sponsor
    Messages: 60

    8'2 VXT pics

    here ya go, hope it helps. its a 3500 with a 8'2V-XT but you get a sense of what it looks like. The front end sagged a little but once we put the timbrens on it was fine.

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  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    just remember that no matter how tall the truck is, the push beam for Boss has to be 15.5" from the ground up to the center of the eye hole.

    we have 9'2" v on our 2500HD and a 9'2" vxt on my for 350, even though the ford sits higher the wing tips are pretty much the same height from the ground. its just the sag you have to worry about, with timbrens you should be fine.
     
  4. monteballz

    monteballz Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 32

    "RedsGarage25" In the second pic is the plow is complete "V" or just partially back?
     
  5. RedsGarage25

    RedsGarage25 Sponsor
    Messages: 60

    sorry, its partial, it was a customers who we put it on for and I snapped a few shots before it left. If anything comes through the door ill take more
     
  6. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    You can see mine in the V in my Avatar picture or in my profile pictures.
    The tips drag every once and awhile. Mainly pulling out of lots onto roads.
    But you bump the wing up and it is fine.

    I have about 2.5 inches of lift in the front suspension - The picture is without weight in the bed.
    Right now I have about 700ibs of sand in the bed to balance it out. That changes the front angle a little.
     
  7. monteballz

    monteballz Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 32

    "Nate" are you running timbrens up front? If your not how much sag do you get?
     
  8. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    No I am not. Just cognito A Arms and Keys.
    With ballast on the back I get very little movement in the front when lifting the plow.
    The truck stays pretty level.
    The V picture makes the front end look squatty because there is no weight in the back.
     
  9. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 385

    I'm not sure what you mean by "New" style but I have the 8'2" on my 2003 Silverado 2500HD and it handles it fine but with it V'd all the way, it barely covers the width of the truck. In fact I have a dent in my lower door panel from trying to cut back a snow bank. I had a 9'2" on it last weekend to move it for a friend and the tips were pretty darn low and I had my ballast in. But, I didn't crank up my torsion bars or put in timbrens. With the 8'2" it's fine. I usually just open it up a tad when traveling to get a little more clearance. I'm thinking of adding wings when finances allow.
     
  10. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 385

    Here's a pic. Guess I can't post a pic more than once here :( I had others but it won't let me put them up.

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  11. monteballz

    monteballz Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 32

    I'm reffering to the truck when i say "new style". I'm debating between a 8'2'' and a 9'2''. I'm looking for pics of the plow up and in the V position. The roads here arent that great and a lot of the residential drives I do dip quite a bit.
     
  12. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    If you are doing drives then go for the 8.2. I have been paying attention to the 9.2 trucks driving around and they seem to keep their V folded out. I am assuming for clearance of the tips.
    I thought it was odd that these V truck's blades were driving around straight. But I gotta think it is to keep them from dragging.
     
  13. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    I have an older style GMC but the suspenstion and how its sits should be almost identical. I run a 9.2 Boss V on it and just replaced the cutting edges to upgrade to the new style. On the old edges I could have it completely V'ed and still have a few inches on clearance. Due to the built in curb guards on the new style edges they now are only a fraction of an inch off the ground when completely V'ed. All you will need to do is pop out each wing just a very small amount.
     
  14. Elite_Maint

    Elite_Maint Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    It's not an XT.. but's you can still get the idea..
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  15. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 385

    Yah, I figured that but wasn't sure if an 03 was considered "new style". I still think of it as new. I keep my vehicles forever.

    My accounts are mostly residentials and my 8'2" works out well for them. I only had a 9'2" briefly to move it for my friend, but clearance was much more of an issue for it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  16. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    we run a 9'2" v on our 02HD, pretty much the same suspension as the new styles and its completely fine. i wouldnt run anything smaller, you get plenty of clearance around the truck even in v mode and scoop. running proper ballast in the truck along with cranked tbars and it works fine. the edges are the same height off the ground as the 9'2" VXT on my F350
     
  17. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 385

    Power V XT Clearance

    I put my plow on today in case we get some snow. Doesn't look plowable at this point down on the shore but I'd rather be ready.

    Here's some pics of it showing the clearance. The first 2 are fully V'd, the second 2 bumped out just a bit. The plow is up all the way in all of them. My ballast is in, at least 600 pounds of sand and salt in the bed, maybe 800lbs..I didn't count. This is the 8'2" Pover V XT on a 2003 Silverado 2500 HD. The last pic shows the position of my ballast..it's spread across most of the bed, not just the rear (note there's room for the single stage snowblower).

    As you can see, bumping the wings out just a little makes a big diff in clearnace at the tips.

    Hope this helps.

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010