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My silverado BOTTOMS out with the V plow...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 2moresleeps, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    Just had the MVP Plus installed and the shoes bottom out HARDcore when there is a slight dip in the road. Too far away from the installer when I noticed it. Can't install Timbrems for obvious reasons....any suggestions???
     
  2. Iowa

    Iowa Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 120

    Why can't you put on timbrens? Crank up the T-bars for the winter. Make sure you get re-aligned when you do it.
     
  3. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Any ballast? You need Timbrens, about 1,500 lbs ballast, cranked T-bars, and whatever else you can get your hands on. What kind of Silverado is it?
     
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Yeah, what is the truck? extended acb, regular, crew? Gas or diesel? Have the torsion bars been cranked yet?
     
  5. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    How do you put Timbrens on a T bar suspension? It is a '07 Silverado. The suspension is too soft and the shoes hit EVERYTHING. Will the T bar adjustment work?

    I have a poly caster in the back.
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    You can put timbrens on, it's the bumper stop.
     
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I just put Timbrens on mine. They went on just fine.
     
  8. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    Guess Ill be ridin' with some 'brens tomorrow.
     
  9. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    Timbrens, Tbar tightening and I am good to go. Thanks CET and York Springs! $258.00 and no more worry.
     
  10. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    The new airspring/shocks from Firestone (Level-rite) will be the best available answer when they are released mid december!

    Bill
     
  11. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Yep, if we get a nice storm through here, I'll be picking up a set myself.
     
  12. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    shoulda got a ford :dizzy:
     
  13. snow_man_48045

    snow_man_48045 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Buy a truck with a solid front axel and that will solve the problem!
     
  14. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Post useful information. That would go a long way toward solving some problems..
     
  15. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Fill out your sig line so it's easy for someone to recommend a solution.
    I would get a higher rated t bar from GM, they are not that much money and will make a big difference. This is only good if you don't have them already though.
    Turning up your bars and adding timbrens are the way to go if you have the high rated bars already.
    When the firestone air shock comes out it may end up working better.
     
  16. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131


    Timbrens, Tbar tightening and I am good to go. Thanks CET and York Springs! $258.00 and no more worry.

    To put it another way......Got the 'brens, they tightened the torsion bars and now, I am good to go.