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what do you think ???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ultimateinc, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ok guys want to level out a 1500HD. what do you think is the best way ? timbrens? leveling kit? and what brands ? looking to get about 2 inches out of it or atleast enought strength to hold a western 8-6
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What T-bars is it equipped with? Some of the 1500HD's came equipped with some rather soft ones..
     
  3. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ohhh im not sure i could look. its a 2002 chevy 1500HD. what would i be looking for to tell if there good ones or bad ones ? i know they have been set to the bottom since new i just cranked them up a few turns and looks better. just wanna make sure they hold a plow
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Look to see if the identification tags are still on them. Should be a decal around each bar with a code such as "LGK" for example. Those are the codes we need to know to identify which bars they are. The 1500HD's often require a bar upgrade to support a decent weight plow properly.
     
  5. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ok ill check underneath it and get back thanks for the knowledgeable info :salute:
     
  6. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ok i checked under and the bar says LGL 15528965. hope this lets you know what kind they are. thnaks
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The GL's are fine. Add a few turns to them to get the truck reasonably level and add a set of Timbrens. Proper ballast will be necessary too. Of course no matter what you do it will likely be over on the actual FAWR but of course that's your choice. :angel:
     
  8. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ok thanks so much for the helpful info. do you recommend timbrens or maybe like a leveling kit like some of the other guys have done on here ?
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You should be able to get enough adjustment from the stock setup to make a "leveling kit" unnecessary. Then just add the Timbrens.
     
  10. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    sounds like thats the best thing to do. i will order some timbrens. thanks much for the info:salute::salute: