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low front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by stanza, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    My plow is up and running thanks to you guys, thank you
    next, man does that sucker look low to the ground.
    Its a western 8' pro and when then i drop th plow the bottom of the plow chassis looks really low.
    i have a 2003 gmc 2500hd ext 4x4.
    i cranked the torsion bars about 6 cranks already and i put timbrens in. should i just blast them all the way up?
    how else can i raise this front end???
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    dont go to far with the torsion bars. Going to far changes camber drastically and also puts excessive stress on the shocks. What mount do you have Ulra or Uni? Its possible that you may need to swap the lugs on the mount around if its a uni or you may need to reconfigure the plow if its a ultra.
     
  3. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    its an ultra mount
     
  4. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    its the way chevy builds their trucks their just low in the front end get bigger tires put the biggest ones that will fit i have 265/75 on my 1500 it lifted the truck 2 inches big difference
     
  5. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    here is pic of mine sorry for got to put it in before my bad
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2003
  6. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    sorry posted the wrong pic

    im0001~1.jpg
     
  7. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    im seriously considering cranking up the bars for the winter.
    ill lower them in the spring
    thanks
     
  8. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Crank them up and have it alinged. I rasied mine 1.75" an put in Timbrens...

    front timbrens.jpg
     
  9. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Before Torsion Bar adjusment and Timbrens

    b4timbrens1.jpg
     
  10. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

  11. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    thanks, i have the same plow and i put the timbrens in too.
    i guess gmc sits low. i hope it isnt a problem, thanks
     
  12. KcAreaFF

    KcAreaFF Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I'm sure you've already taken care of this, but don't forget the ballast in the back. I've got 480 lbs. worth of sand tubes in the back and that helps lift the front end along with my Timbrens. Just a reminder. Enjoy the snow!
    Robert
     
  13. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Yeah, ballast does help. The Western website has (had it last year, assume it's still there) where you plug in your truck and your plow, and it tells you how much ballast you need. Kinda slick.
     
  14. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    I have 400# of ballast that I will be using this year. I picked up 8 50# bags of play sand from Menards for $1.85 / bag. Come summer, you can always find a place to put sand around the house.
     
  15. danS

    danS Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    sbrennan took some good before/after pictures. Quite a difference.