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2000 Silverado 1500 1/2 ton with 7.5' Meyer?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by topdogdad1, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. topdogdad1

    topdogdad1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 1/2 ton with the 5.3L 4x4 8' bed. I've been reading up on some of the forums and see SOME questions have already been answered for me. My situation is a bit unique. Right now i was handed a 7.5' Meyer ST-90 blade with the A-frame and pivots already on it and 3 E-47 meyer fully functional pumps and the wiring for all of it. I already have on order a set of 4 Nirto 8000 series shocks, i plan on ordering the Timbren for the front end next week. I still have to find the mounting carton and lift frame to mount these plowing things to which is where i'm lost. I was giving these model numbers and told ONLY these would work for my truck....for the lift frame i was giving part #11255 which brand new is about 600 bucks (yes i want used haha) and for the Mounting carton i can use either part #17118 or #17138 but both are 800+ bucks (yea i want used there also). I also picked up a set of 285/75 10 ply snow tires. Besides the mounts for the plow, any other suggestions so i don't hurt the truck too much, i'm only doing light duty plowing, couple bank lots and a hand full of streets literally so i won't be abusing it much and all the locations are within 1 mile from my house. Trying to think of anything else i may be curious about but cant think of anything right now. Unless anyone has the mounts for my plow i can buy from them?

  2. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    my first season (11 years ago) i had a 1/2 ton with a 350 v-8. half way through i got a 3/4 ton. the biggest thing is you will be working this bugger harder than its designed for to take it easy and always come to a complete stop before changing gears. (both go for any plow rig) i remember burning through brakes, the front ended up pigeon toed, i think the rear end blew out of it and i destroyed the tranny. but it was a 9 year old trk with 100k on it. i would look to crank up your torsion bars also
  3. topdogdad1

    topdogdad1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Someone had told me to change out the 1/2 ton torsion bars for 3/4 ton torsion bars....any thoughts on that or just jack up the ones existing and do you think the suspension modifications i have decided to make are adequate?
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010