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My Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by gmcsierra1500, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    before timbrens and torsion bar adjustments

    truck 001.jpg

    truck 002.jpg
     
  2. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    After

    after timbrens and torsion bar adjustments

    Picture 002.jpg

    Picture 003.jpg
     
  3. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    is that a 2 or 4wd? nice setup!! love the color!

    Mark:bluebounc
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Ahh much better. Nice looking setup, those short beds are awesome to plow with
     
  5. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    4x4

    thanks, the truck was repainted before i bought it because it was a two tone, thats why there are no 4x4 and Z71 graphics on the side but its a 4wd Z71 i dont think it would handel that Fisher RD if it wasnt
     
  6. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Nice setup ! I always like that kind of setup ,it makes maneuvering easy. I agree with Newdude (Awesome color). The pictures really point out how much Timbrens help.
     
  7. lazerslicer

    lazerslicer Member
    Messages: 74

    How many....

    How many turns of the torsion bars????
     
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    That is an awesome color, as previously mentioned here. I have always thought Fisher had the best looking setup for trucks, though I admit to being biased! I can't say I ever had a problem with the half tons I have had in all the years I plowed with 'em, but yours sure handles the heavy Fisher well with the modifications. Good luck with it!

    ~Kevin
     
  9. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    I looked at the pics again and i just cannot stop looking at the color! i have a few ?'s. did you buy the truck new, or used? is the plow a 7'6" or smaller? what engine? And if you do not mind me asking, but how much?

    Mark:bluebounc
     
  10. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Re: plow size

    That's a Fisher RD 7'6" as identified by the 3 springs
     
  11. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    Newdude i bought the truck used last winter, when i bought it it had 78k miles and i got it for $12000, Its a 2000 with a 5.3 V8 it looks newer because the previous owner must have wrecked the front end and put a 2003 valance and bumber on it, also he had it repainted. i just bought the plow, which is a 7 1/2 RD used and did the install myself this winter, still working out the gliches because i guess i have the wrong light harness so the low beams dont work but everything else does, could really use some snow to try it out!

    lazerslicer, i had my mechanic do the torsion bars when he was taking care of some other stuff so i dont know how many turns he did but ill try and find out for you
     
  12. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i like it nice compact truck great plow truck
     
  13. Antnee77

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

    Looks good, but do you also have weight in the back? Proper ballast is the first thing you do, before Timbrens and suspension modifications.
     
  14. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    very nic and not bad at all! good luck
     
  15. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    is it just me or is that blade lifted up really high?
     
  16. Antnee77

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

    I guess it's just the truck that is low, so it looks like the blade is going higher.
     
  17. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That blade looks very high in all pics. Are you sure that the lift chain is set right? That will cause it to sag.
     
  18. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    nice truck i almost bought the exact same truck a year or so ago, hope she does you well.
     
  19. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Could be the pin choice he opted for. If he used the top pins he would get that much lift, much moreso than the middle or bottom pins
     
  20. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    pin choice

    the lift hieght could be caused by the pin choice, i had to use the top hole bacause of the 03 bumber on the 2000 fram (made installation hell) if i move the pin to the middle hole the a arm hits the middle of the valance when lifted