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2007 Duramax Classic Crew Cab

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by bossllc, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. bossllc

    bossllc Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 17

    Is there any thoughts on what might be a good plow for this truck. Not many will even touch it
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depends on what your plowing with it and if it's still under factory warranty.

    Gas or diesel?
  3. bossllc

    bossllc Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 17

    It is a diesel, and is still under warranty
  4. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    my old boss had a crew duramax with a 8 ft bed. he had a boss v on it. i think a 8'6'. he never had a problem.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is the GM dealer going to honor the warranty if you install a plow on it? Better ask them and get it in writing if they say "yes" before you do anything. :nod:
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I have an 02 and it's had a 9'2 Boss on it since new, best truck I've ever owned.
  7. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    If i had a dollar for every time I read this man say these words I could buy a new duramax withcash and plow to boot....

    He must say it because these trucks treat you right if you take care of them...

    I'm sure if you take care of it, don't plow with 75 people in the truck and treat it right, you'll be fine. It may "void" the warranty due to being over the front axle weight rating but other than possibly having to put an extra set of ball joints in it here and there, you should be good.

    get timbrens, they make a world of difference... :drinkup:
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Or a transmission (out of your pocket) that will cost as much as the new plow if the dealer will not honor the warranty.

    The truck IS capable, but is the warranty?

    It will also be over weight on the FAWR so technically it's illegal as well...but it IS capable of carrying the plow. Two completely different things...
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I guess this is where a good dealer comes into play. We've dealt with the same dealer for over 20 years so we've had no problems but we've only took one tranny out in 20 years also (touch wood).
  10. The MAG Man

    The MAG Man Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    If you hang a plow on a Duramax/CC you void your warranty because it exceeds the front axle weight limit. If you are out of warranty, it's not an issue, but if you are in warranty better think hard if you are ready to be out.
  11. dmax plower

    dmax plower Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 7

    i have a 07 classic crew with a 8.6 boss v poly no prob at all t put timbrens in the front and it is fine put like 500 lbs ballast and you should be fine
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    MOST dealers will only void it on suspension parts. Not a big deal if you ask me, those truck can pull large amounts of weight, what's the difference if you push it?
  13. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    You guys can throw around warranty and GVWR and soforth, but you're forgetting the full picture, exspecially from a dealer perspective.

    You hang a plow on a truck that it is not recomended for, it's your a$$. Dealer hangs the plow and it's his a$$. You guys forget you're changing the center of gravity when you put a plow on, then add a salt spreader on back, with salt and 2 people in the truck, and you're over GVWR. Now try and stop.

    OK, you're saying why is this guy preaching?? Because one of our customers was in an accident with their F350. Unfortuately, there was a fatality. Have the Police accident reconstruction specialists all over the truck and your shop. Lucily, everything we did to the truck was legal, and Fords front axle weight rating will let you put a plow on a diesel. The estate has no basis to sue us, trust me, the contractor is getting sued.

    So that is pretty much the long and short of it. You think us dealers like turning people away?? 1 bad install could be the end of your business. So take the chance, hang the plow yourself, and go for it. Or call your dealer BEFORE you buy the truck. don't listen to that salesman who said "no problem" about a plow.

    Thats just my .02. Wanted to inform forum members as to why someone says to go ahead and put it on, I did, but think about the results of your actions should something happen.

    P.S. The Police kept his truck for 2 weeks in th'e middle of winter, and it took his lawyer to get it back.
  14. bossllc

    bossllc Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 17

    Sno-way will put the 28v, last years model, on this truck. Do you also recommend against this?
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Well said Sharp. As like I said above, a truck being capable of carrying a specific plow, and it being LEGAL to carry it, are two completely different things...guys just don't want to understand that, or the repercussions of it if it one day all goes wrong.

    Plow and truck manufactures set limits FOR A REASON. Not just because they don't want the owner to have that big shiny new plow they've always wanted.

    And you also brought up a very good point that should be stressed more...figure out what you need for a plow AND THEN buy the right truck to match..everyone want to do it backward. Which is why these very questions get asked way too often.
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    In Ontario, Canada, I can take my truck to any plow dealer and get them to install any plow I want, they don't even question it.
  17. bossllc

    bossllc Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 17

    Any reason why sno-way would say they will put the 28v on this truck if it made it illegal weight wise.
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    No, Snoway is aware of the implications of installing a inappropriate plow to the point of manufacturing vehicle mounts that are unable to accept non-conforming plows with-out customer modification. Their guide lines will keep you with-in both the manufacturers limits and Federal regulations.

    I understand you can do that in Havana also. Must have something to do with the water:jester:

    But beware; I bet there is a lawyer in Canada right now thinking about how much money can be made if they could just regulate Auto and Snowplow manufacturers to a greater extent. Writing the regulations themselves would require lawyers, challenging the regs, would take more lawyers, the insurance companies would need more lawyers, the car manufacturers would need more lawyers, the plow makers would need more lawyers, Snow plow contractors would need more lawyers, the increase in legal cases would require more Judaical staff and LAWYERS, etc......
  19. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I don't know for sure, and Basher could probably answer for sure, but I think the Snoway plows are lighter and closer to the truck, thus not changing the center of gravity as much as some other plows.
  20. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    To answer the original question: Blizzard 860SW or just about anything Boss 8' or bigger. I just put a Boss on the front of my '06 D-Max ext cab long-bed truck and I now understand why contractors who run them say "I'll never run any other brand". Be sure to install Timbrens in the front before you do anything else. You'll appreciate the improved front end manners even without the plow mounted.

    The question of warranty being honored is yet another opportunity for lawyers to get involved. It is ILLEGAL for your dealer to not honor the warranty unless something you did to the truck DIRECTLY causes the failure. For example: You replace a 10 amp fuse with a 20 amp fuse for the headlights. The next week, your ECM goes up in smoke. Since the fuse you replaced has nothing to do with the ECM, the dealer cannot deny the claim. Performance exhaust systems, tuner chips, non-spec lubricants, supercharger systems, and lift kits can all be installed on your truck without voiding the entire warranty. You just have to be able to argue (possibly in court!) that your modification cannot be blamed for the specific failure that you are asking the warranty to cover. Don't expect to install a fire-breathing crate motor and then have the warranty replace the transmission every 3 months.

    If you hang a snowplow on the front that puts you over the FAWR, expect to pay for your own ball joints or steering components. The dealer is still on the hook for engine & transmission failures unless they can prove that the snowplow was the DIRECT cause of the failure. It wouldn't be hard to convince a judge that an engine & transmission designed to tow 15K trailers should have no trouble pushing 2K of snow.

    Dealers know this and will be very quick to back down if you challenge them with it. I've personally never had a problem with dealers trying to deny waranty claims because they get paid for the work from the factory. In fact, I've had a dealer perform a few "extra services" on a warranty visit just to make sure the vehicle was in top condition. He was padding his bill to the factory.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2008