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options for leveling front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sven1277, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Other than adjusting the t-bars, how else do I keep my front end from sagging under plow weight?
     
  2. Ozark Hillbilly

    Ozark Hillbilly Member
    from Misery
    Messages: 53

    Different springs.
     
  3. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Have you tried Timbrens?
     
  4. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

  5. cycles13

    cycles13 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I put Truxx on my 2500HD
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    please use the search button.

    this has been cover and tons of links around 100x :dizzy:

    and all the pro's and con's of each setup and why to and not to for all set usps.
     
  7. eastern

    eastern Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I run a 9.5 fisher v plow on my 06 daully with 9' utility. Ended up going with 2.5" ready lift and it works great. Timberens are just big bump stops and will give you a hard ride.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    my firestone level right shocks are in the mail now. i should have them in by the middle of next week
     
  9. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Great idea.
     
  10. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    How do you plan on filling them? Or do you plan on putting them at a set pressure and leave it?
     
  11. herbert02

    herbert02 Member
    Messages: 70

    Leveling kit with extended shocks. I have 2004 chevy 2500hd and put forged torsions keys on it and rancho extended shocks. The truck sits almost level with the plow up. Had timbrens on before but didnt do what I was looking for but my plow was heavy.
     
  12. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    i put the firestone bilstein air ride with cognito upper control arms, tie rod sleeves, and steering idler box. i ran the air line under the hood and i can just will with an outside air compressor and set the pressure. this summer i am going to put an on board air compressor in so i can control the pressure from inside the cab.
     
  13. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    im just gonna run the lines to somewhere convienient so i can hook up the compressor or use the one at the gas station to fill them. i have airbags in the back of my truck and thats how i fill them
     
  14. dmcenery

    dmcenery Member
    Messages: 53

    Stihl guy,

    Please be sure post some before and after pics of how your truck holds the plow with the new air shock install.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Do you have pic's of the front end after the work was complete?
     
  16. 09Daxman

    09Daxman Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Level lift for the front with 500 or so ballast weight in your bed up against your tail gate.
     
  17. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    sorry for not checking back in right away greenmtboy but i will get some pics up in the next few days
     
  18. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    sorry it took so long but here are some pictures. the first one is the "new" front suspension, the second is the truck over all

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