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New to the forum.. 98 K1500 front torsion bars

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by rahzip, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. rahzip

    rahzip Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I just bought a used 7.5 meyer plow. I have everything installed. But I have not put the plow itself on the truck. I was wondering how bad the load will be on the torsion bar frontend. Has anyone had any problems or suggestions?
     
  2. ght1098

    ght1098 Member
    Messages: 86

    Put it on and raise it up, hopfully only drops the front end about an inch or so, you can crank up the torsion bars, add timberens. Add ballast to the back of the truck, do a search on ballast and you will find a bunch of info on it.
     
  3. rahzip

    rahzip Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks ght! I will do a search. I dont think I follow you on the timberens. Please, explain.
     
  4. ght1098

    ght1098 Member
    Messages: 86

    Do a search on the timberens also, been discussed to death. Basically a load booster that goes in place of your stock suspension stops.
     
  5. rahzip

    rahzip Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    :) Thanks ght. I will do that:)
     
  6. genrock

    genrock Member
    Messages: 60

    Load ballast suggestion if your going to salt anyway why not buy yourself a pallet of sallet and have it loaded in the bed. Otherwise concrete parking barriers are the best thing for it. Around 200 lbs should do it. Or if your wife is as big as mine make her ride in the back when your plowing.