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need advice please

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by bigjohndough, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. bigjohndough

    bigjohndough Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just upgraded my truck from 2005 Chevy silverado 1500 to a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab.

    Had to buy a whole new frame mount due to change in years.

    Spent 1500.00 to have it moved over. Problem now, the new frame is larger it appears, hangs a bit lower , and the truck has a nose down profile , even with the plow on the ground with the weight off.

    Bought the wife a new vehicle also, so just shelled out 50k and 1500 for plow, now hitting bottom on very small pitches, been looking at leveling options to raise the front end without a 3rd mortgage.

    Bible says there is wisdom in many counselors, so I am asking for help on this. Some people have said it you raise the front end, you have to do a full blown alignment , ect.

    I have only had the truck one day, not sure what is under there. nothing in the owner's manual, just says independant suspension.

    Not sure if it is struts?, torsion bars? combination?

    It's a 4.8l v-8 automatic with the factory wheels 17"

    Please email me at bigjohndough@gmail , if you can shed some light on this for me. Thank you in advance , Appreciate your input. Brian
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. bigjohndough

    bigjohndough Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just upgraded my truck from 2005 Chevy silverado 1500 to a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab.

    Had to buy a whole new frame mount due to change in years.

    Spent 1500.00 to have it moved over. Problem now, the new frame is larger it appears, hangs a bit lower , and the truck has a nose down profile , even with the plow on the ground with the weight off.

    Bought the wife a new vehicle also, so just shelled out 50k and 1500 for plow, now hitting bottom on very small pitches, been looking at leveling options to raise the front end without a 3rd mortgage.

    Bible says there is wisdom in many counselors, so I am asking for help on this. Some people have said it you raise the front end, you have to do a full blown alignment , ect.

    I have only had the truck one day, not sure what is under there. nothing in the owner's manual, just says independant suspension.

    Not sure if it is struts?, torsion bars? combination?

    It's a 4.8l v-8 automatic with the factory wheels 17"

    Please email me at bigjohndough@gmail , if you can shed some light on this for me. Thank you in advance , Appreciate your input. Brian

    ps , it is a boss plow, straight blade , about 4 yrs old. kinda like the second level up, with the reinforced backing.
     
  3. welder1122

    welder1122 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    chevy and gmc need timbrens in the front end and usally ballast in the bed
     
  4. bigjohndough

    bigjohndough Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    all set, thanks, had a leveling kit installed today...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. welder1122

    welder1122 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    oo i love the color not the plow though.
     
  6. bigjohndough

    bigjohndough Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    you like green? lol

    [​IMG]

    z1 turbo arctic cat 177 hp... need snow in central , ny
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    WTH you win the lottery, or rob a bank? You do control arms or spacers?
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  8. bigjohndough

    bigjohndough Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    ha ha ha , wife got new 2011 Chevy Cruze too....

    no bank robbers, God made a way. banks got money and I got the loans...lol

    used a spacer on bottom, got it up nice 3"

    send snow!!