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plows on the newer 1500's

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dave mcjr, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Dave mcjr

    Dave mcjr Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    well, I'm about to install a 7.5 foot
    western plow on my 2000 gmc 1500 ext. cab
    4x4. I was just wondering if anyone else out
    there has any experience with this set up.
    I have plowed with my 1995 1500 ext cab 4x4
    with a 7 foot plow and it was ok. just wondering
    if there are any problems with the new trucks i
    should be aware of???
    thanks for any comments
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Besides the front bumber dragging on the ground it should do ok.
    Give the torsion bars a few turns, and some front load assisting
    aftermarket kits wouldnt hurt either.
    timbren load boosters or
    monroe mussels
  3. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Dave, I plowed witha 71/2 ft western on a 90 gmc,
    94 Yukon, and a 97 x cab chevy.....Never a problem
    with bottom out or warranty issues when I broke
    the truck...............
    When I went this year for a new 1/2 x cab chevy
    every dealer said you break no warranty !
    Had to go with a 2500 LD x cab...no regrets !
    Hope your dealer will work with u if u have
    a problem...Good luck.......Geo
  4. Dave mcjr

    Dave mcjr Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    plows on the newer 1500

    before is install the new plow i was planning
    on beefing up the front end!!
    as far as the warranty i am not too worried about
    that because i have almost ran it out of the
    3/36 but i work at a chrysler dealer and i bought
    a chrysler extended warranty so if there are any
    problems with the truck i will just sublet it to
    a gmc dealer and have them fix it and charge it
    to my chrysler service contract.
    my question about putting this plow on the front
    of my truck is will i have any problems with the
    frame flexing or even bending?
    i have heard that the frame has a problem with
    flexing between the cab and box. i am not too
    worried about flex but bending could pose a
    problem.. anyone know this question.

    thanks again for any replies and the replies
    already made...............dave
  5. Dave mcjr

    Dave mcjr Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    well, since i live in minnesota and we
    are expecting a snow storm this weekend and
    i havent heard anything else about the frame
    flex/bend on the new trucks (guessing that this
    was a false statement) i will be purchasing the
    plow on friday and installing it that night to
    prepare the the snow (thank god i will make real
    money again)!!!!!!!
    are there any other comments out there from
    anyone by chance???? by the way thanks
    plowking35 i will check into the aftermarket
    upgrades that you specified..
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Kinda last minute. Good Luck I hope you do not run into any problems with the install. I did one of those once while the snow was piling up.
  7. DEISL

    DEISL Member
    Messages: 61

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