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03 2500hd ways to stiffen front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by rudyk, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Have a 03 2500hd crew cab diesel with a 8' hinker plow on it
    The plow hook up is onyl 3-4 inches off the ground when plow is raised.
    are their any inexpensive ways to stiffen front end to make the plow sit higher.
    I have cranked the torsion bars up a few turns already.
    Thanks for your help
  2. MikeA5150

    MikeA5150 Member
    Messages: 57

    Ready Lift leveling kit and front Timbren kit. Each kit is just under $200.
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,783

    Some guys tune it......that gives em a stiffy.
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If it's 3" off the ground it sounds like the mount wasn't put on correctly. Are there a series of holes that you can move the mount up.

    I would turn the Torsion bars a few more turns and you can put Timbrens in but they are $200 or a bit more..Throw some weight behind the rear axle also, 5-600lbs.
  5. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Mount is up as high as it will go to clear bumper cover, as for ballast had 1200 lbs of salt behind rear wheels. Just seems a bit low plow bumps ground if its at a angle on turns.
  6. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Timbrens will help alot with squating when the plow goes up. There nice and maintance free, good upgrade for any plow truck!
  7. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 375

  8. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 208

    Probably the simplest fix.
  9. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    where is the best place to buy a set of timbrens
  10. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 208

    There are a few sets for sale on here, in the equipment for sale section, towards the bottom of the page. Many are brand new. There are vendors on here also.
  11. Rainer

    Rainer Member
    Messages: 94

    Found my Timbrens at Amazon, free shipping and cheaper than anyplace else. Best thing I ever did to my 02 Chevy 2500HD in terms of plowing.
  12. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    i love the timbrens in my truck.....makes for a bumpy ride when the plow is not on but when the x blade is lifted the front end moves maybe 1" ....maybe
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Timbrens/Sumo Springs or similar will actually increase the spring rate of the front suspension. Cranking the T-bars doesn't increase capacity or stiffen the suspension, it just gives you a higher starting point. Leveling kit is a waste of money if you can get the truck as high as you want by cranking the keys.
  14. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Another vote for Timbrens. They made a big difference in my 04 chevy when I raise the plow off the ground.
  15. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    Ive got a brand new set.. Make me an offer!
  16. 04hd

    04hd Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 170

    For what year truck??? I have an 04 How much you want for them??
  17. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    Just installed mine the other day on my 99 Dodge 2500. I can honestly say it's the best $180 I ever invested for the truck! Front end no longer sags when I lift the plow up.