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09 2500 HD Front end ...

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by nekos, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    I just bought a regular cab 09 2500HD 6.0 and I'm a little worried about the FGAWR. 4800 Doesn't seem like all that much... At least not coming from a Ford with a 6000 FGAWR.

    Will i need airbags or Timbrens on this truck ? I'm planning on throwing a 8 foot Pro plus with wings on the truck and I'm really starting to question my decision on buying a Chevy. Any help / advise would be appreciated. Thx :)

    Also can i just throw 7000 lbs springs in it like i did with my fords ?
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  2. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Timbrens would be your best bet, since there are torsion bars there are no springs to replace/ beef up. You can also get heavier rated torsion bars. I dont remember the # for the bars but it may come up in a search. I carry an 8' pro with my '02 HD and have no problems with it.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Bilstein (I think) make air adjustable shocks for that year truck. That would be my first choice.
  4. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Thx guys :)

    BTW can you tell I'm not really a car/truck/mechanic guy ? lol
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's OK. At least you're not driving a SuperDoody anymore.:salute:
  6. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    I would be if i could find an XLT regular cab ! lol
    The only reason i went with a Chevy was because i got sick of looking for a Ford. That and the dealership i normally deal with tried to play with the numbers on a new F250 i was going to buy. :nono:

    I'm not really brand loyal so i buy what i like/ works. Just happens to be that Fords are all i have tried so far. Hopefully i will be impressed by the 2500HD I do like the ride and interior WAY better then a Ford !
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  7. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I drove a 05 ford 250 truck for work for about 3 weeks while my van was getting work done I have a 07 2500 chevy and to me the chevy rides a lot better than the ford JMO

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I just bought a 2500hd crew with plow prep 4800# front. I took the truck to work and weighed it 3500 pounds on the front 6500 total! yours should be even lighter. i turned my bars up to level it off. I have not had a chance to mount my plow yet but a strait blade should not be a problem and I would go 8.6 myself!
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Put 4 turns in the T-bars and add the Timbrens and call it a day. The truck will carry it just fine.

    Be sure to use ballast as well. 600-800 lbs is a good starting point for a regular cab. Then adjust from there until it feels "comfortable".
  10. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    I have an 2007.5 with a duramax and an 8.6 western and it handles it fine. Maybe a couple cranks of the torsion bars and your good
  11. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    don't forget to get it aligned then.