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Plow on my new 1500 Z71

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Bad Luck, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Any reason why I should stray away from it? It's an 04 ext cab w/ 5.3l, 3.73 rear, and teh Z71 off road package with the 17in wheels. I was thinking about going back to a K5, but I don't know about juggling two trucks right now.....
     
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    there is no reason it can handle it maybe 7.5 blade i see alot of 1500's plow trucks here
     
  3. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    That should handle a 7'6" plow without any trouble. :nod:
     
  4. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    any 7'6" you want :nod:
     
  5. rg123g

    rg123g Junior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 17

    My 2000 Chevy K1500 LS Z71 Looking to add a plow

    Looking to put a plow on my truck and was wondering what type works best and light weight. Any input would be greatful. My truck has 5.3lit V8 17" tires
     
  6. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Same truck as above. Above replies apply to yours as well.
     
  7. Duplantisjj

    Duplantisjj Senior Member
    Messages: 111

  8. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    Should BE OK RAN A 7.5 WESTERN PLOY PRO NO PROBLEM ON A Z71. JUST GET A PLOW YOU COULD PUT ON A 3/4 SO IF YOU MOVE UP YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU. DON'T FORGET THE TIMBRENS ITS A CHEVY.
     
  9. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    I'd have the dealer jack up my bars before I'd go blow $150 on Timbrens. That truck will easily handle an 8 foot STEEL snowplow. Poly's are ok....but steel will get up compacted snow better. You can also buy $50 worth of sandbags that will bring the front end up. :drinkup:
     
  10. Ian03

    Ian03 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Bad Luck

    No problems at all. Me and a buddy I work with both have 03 1500 XCabs with 7.5 Fishers and we have very little sag. He has 265/75-16 which are similar in size to your 265/70-17. I have 285's and I thought mine would sag way more than they did. My torsion bars are cranked too though, his are untouched. We both bought used plows. His was 700.00 complete and mine was 1200.00. I spent a couple hundred bucks on wiring and mounting brackets but I am still 1/2 of what a new one costs. I would say buy used and see if you like it first. Good luck