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1996 Chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kingx49, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. kingx49

    kingx49 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I wanna get a new truck and put a plow on it. The truck im interested in has a 10in lift and 33in tires. Would this be a good truck? or is it sitting to High? This will be my first season plowing. Please help thank you
  2. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    off the top of my head I would have to say no, that sounds like a toy not a work/utility vehicle. the tires may not be worth a crap in the snow ( not sure I have never had 33's on any of my trucks) and the angle of the plow A-frame may be too steep to work properly.

    I would suggest you get a 3/4 ton or a 1 ton and leave it stock.

  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Do you have a pic of this truck?
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A lifted truck is NO good for plowing.
    Do a search on the site and this has been discussed many many times.
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    That truck is not for plowing. But it sounds like a sweet truck.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    A ten inch lift is mulch to mulch for plowing purposes, stock height is mulch preferable.
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Man, I wanted pics:cry:
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Mulch anticipated huh?
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Yes, very mulch so.

    You just have to be different, don't you. Bold and italics? You so crazy.

    Usually you hear guys asking if they can run 38s on a four inch lift, not the other way around.
  10. supersteve1191

    supersteve1191 Member
    Messages: 38

    what if you fab something up to drop the plow level?? I wanna lift my truck..3in body 6in suspension. but I wanna make sure i can make money with it to...but 33's with 10inches of lift..seems like the tires are small in my opinion.
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I used to plow with a 79 K20 with 10" lift and 36" Buckshot mudders. Naturally the plow frame was modified because of the lift kit. Best plow truck I ever had.
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    How many plow trucks have you had?
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Five, with that one being my second.
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Was it the best because it was lifted, or just your favorite? Trying to determine if lifting is better to plow with or just looks cool :cool:
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Was probably the best because of the size and type of tire I ran. That truck went through anything with ease. I also found it easier to see over snow banks because of the height of the truck.

    Here's a pic when it had a rotten Meyers blade on it. I later replaced it with a Western blade that was in much better shape.

    79 K20.jpg
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009