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New to the site. My Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hardwoodcd, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. hardwoodcd

    hardwoodcd Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Hey Everyone. My Name is Casey and this is my 3rd year plowing snow. I upgraded my truck this year. Here is the only pic I have so far. 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 QC/SB Cummins 8'2" Boss VXT. Let me know what you think. I would also like some feedback as to if I should do something to the front end? Timbrens? This is not my expertice so let me know what you think.

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  2. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    very nice got any more pics of it ..
     
  3. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    i would just get some type of leveling kit to lift up the front a little bit....your truck isnt bad though, i just hate seeing guys with plow on to the point where the A-frame is 1inch off the ground! but i dont think you need those unless you wanna lift the truck up like 5" (Which it doesnt need to be)

    here is timbrens pic
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  4. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    timbrens do NOT raise the truck like people think. they would be a good addition to his truck however I would still add a 1.5-2" leveling kit.
     
  5. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I would put 600 - 800 pounds in the back behind the rear wheels and see how it sits and then decide if timbrens are needed. I like timbrens as long as they don't touch the frame without the plow, if they do your ride will be greatly compromised. Just my opinion. Great looking setup btw.
     
  6. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    nice looking truck you have there!
     
  7. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Set-up looks sweet but needs a lightbar
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Definitely some ballast and maybe some spacers. They are cheap and easy to install. I got mine from ebay for $55 shipped- 2.5" spacers.
     
  9. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    2" leveling kit for sure- truck will sit level without plow and will sit factory rake or better with plow and no compromise in ride quality. The Timbrens are a great band-aid but do not fix the real issue! If the Timbrens are doing their job then the truck will ride rougher. They are basically an extended bumpstop and greatly hinder the ability of suspension movement. The leveling kit will ride exactly as the truck does now. By far the best choice. I would not even consider Timbrens. They do what they are supposed to do, they keep the plow frame off of the ground. But they don't let you keep a nice ride quality. Leveling kit will do both AND make the truck sit level when the plow is off of the truck (looks better, clears bigger tires, etc)
     
  10. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    You should have bought a FORD!! :laughing:

    Nice set up. Good luck and welcome. :drinkup:
     
  11. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I used overload shocks (the ones with springs around them) on the front of a Grand Wagoneer to solve that problem, worked like a charm for about 100 bucks!

    But it does not look like your truck is sagging that much, unless it does not preform or your damamging something, I would not bother with it..
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  12. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    id say leveling kit and some ballast weight
     
  13. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Timbern, Were we make your tires Transparent!

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    :)
     
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Why buy a Ford when he's running the best diesel ever placed in a pickup truck? Plus it holds the plow fine even with that heavy diesel under the hood. Ballast will make a world of difference on its own.
     
  15. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    [QUOTE
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    And where they can't spell timbren correctly!
     
  16. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    And where they can't spell timbren correctly![/QUOTE]

    Dislexia and that great Kentucky Ed-u-cation to thank for that :)
     
  17. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    It's not just you. It's in the ad that way.
     
  18. hardwoodcd

    hardwoodcd Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Light bar just not installed yet
     
  19. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    Driving a DODGE must be a good Guy is what we say around here :)
    Nice truck!
     
  20. hardwoodcd

    hardwoodcd Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I also already have 700lb in the back. leaning towards the leveling kit if anything at all. love the feedback. keep it coming. Thanks, Casey