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02 D/Max plow Question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by GSORK, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    What size plow to put on? It's a single wheel short bed crew cab.No plow prep avil that year.
    Thanks Gary
  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    8' minimum
    8.5' ideal
    9' possible

    Crank the T-Bars and look into Timbren's

    Run 1Klb balast behind rear wheels.
  3. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    No plow prep EVER available on the CC DMax. I agree a 8 footer is better, but a 7.5' would work fine.
  4. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Just as a comparison what I run works out fine for weight, it a very heavy 8' blade. You can go bigger just watch the weights. I went with both torsion bar adjustment and Timbrins to carry it without looking like some with the jacked up rear end. It runs pretty level both on and off the truck.
  5. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I have an 8.2 Boss poly V on mine and it handles it just fine. I am going to add Timbrins though.
  6. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    if you go by western specs, the max plow is 7.6 ultramount standard or midweight (assuming you have 2500hd w/ 4800 fgawr)

    if you have the above with 4500 fgawr, unimount 7.2 lsx blade is max
    ,sorry dude.
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Just don't go plowing with 4 of your buddies in the cab, and you'll be just fine.

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    get an 8.6 with that wheelbase.these guys are way conservitive.IT WILL HANDLE IT WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL!
  9. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Going from an 8' to an 8'6" plow is only 14-25lbs more depending on brand.
  10. xeonpro

    xeonpro Member
    Messages: 59

    I'm running the 9' X-Blade on my truck in the sig. I did 4 turns of the torsion bars and its fine....Im going to order some timbriens next week though.