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New GM 1500's?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by XLC93, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. XLC93

    XLC93 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Anyone plowing with these? I noticed that they offered them with plow prep packages and was just curious if anyone was running one? I was looking at a regular cab short bed with a snowdogg plow on it. Pics are greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    i dont have any pics but i plowed all last winter with a 08 chevy crew cab 1500. it has a 7'6" boss standard. i was shocked how well it pushed. the traction controll helps. yeah yeah i know it does not have the plow prep package but mine has everything from the factory for the prep package even the bigger atl and trany cooler, execpt the second battery which i installed. the only bad thing is they have ifs now so no torsion bars to crank up. put a front leveler kit on and your good to go
     
  3. XLC93

    XLC93 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Cool thanks for the input! Its funny right after i posted this thread i went o a neighboring city and i saw about ten setups exactly as i had descibed LOL
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    GM pickups have been built with IFS for 20 years now.
     
  5. XLC93

    XLC93 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    LOL i was wondering if someone else would comment on that
     
  6. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    ok, yes they have had ifs for a long time, but no longer have t-bars to crank up the front end.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The 3/4 and one ton trucks still have torsion bars, which are adjustable.
     
  8. XLC93

    XLC93 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Anyone have some picssss???????
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    But the new generation 1500 have coils instead of T-bars. They'll get some up your way in a couple years if your patient

    We have installed 26 series Snoways on a couple of the new generation trucks they handle them well
     
  10. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I have a 2000 with a 7 6 v boss. Put timbreins on front turned the t barss up a bit abd weight in back 3 years now handles good better then I thought.
     
  11. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Here is one for ya! Last years picture. Truck now has a 7.5" lift. Still plow with it though!!!!!!
     

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  12. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    No offense but he did say (new) 2000 is now 10ys old. Wow time flys. How has your truck held up over the years???? Tranny etc.... Any problems???
     
  13. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    first sorry about that. Never had any problems yet. I have had to replace both front hubs, but i did those in the middle of summer so not sure if the plow would of had affected that. No trans problems.