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2007 models what's going on

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by The mayor, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    My wife is pushing for a new chevy half ton. When I looked up on the western site they only offer the suburbinite. I have 7' 6" unimounts. That is to much plow for the new trucks? Will I have to go to a 3/4 truck.
  2. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    thats strange The classic model can go from 7'6" mvp to 8'6" pro
    and the new model only the sub what a rip maybe they haven't tested them yet I don't know .
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    If the truck does not have the Snow Plow Prep Package on it you may most likely have issues with warranties. It's not that the truck can not handle a plow per sae.

    Check out the sno-way plows. They are lighter and come up down pressure. I've used one for ten years on my K3500 and it has been used for commercial without issue.
  4. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    I suspect this may becuase thay may not have the mounts yet... maybe give western a call ans see what they say...
  5. You're a lucky guy!!
  6. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    why do you need a plow prep, I got the heavy duty tow package,with trans cooler
    3950 front axle rating, posi rear, 145 amp alternator and a tray for an extra battery which I would end up using. I don't think they had it with the crew NBS07s
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Why fight it, she already wants a 1/2 ton it should not be that hard to get her to want a 3/4 ton.;)

    A lot of the 1/2 tons now have x-tra cabs, larger engines and a lot of creature comforts that add weight to the truck all this added weight does not leave a lot of room for attachments like a plow.
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    The NBS halfer doesn't have tb's, so it won't be as easy to crank it up. That could be part of the reason.
  9. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    no torsion bars? eh?
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    The days of one frame with different suspensions are over. Not only do the new trucks not have as much spring capacity, they don't have as much frame capacity. The last thing a plow manufacturer wants is to run astray with the FVMSS or bend the truck in half.

    You will have to go with the 3/4 ton is you want to run your uni-mounts.
  11. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    they're coil-sprung IFS in the 1/2 tons now.
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not only coil sprug...but coil over.
  13. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Great even more like cars now!
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Can you say El Camino.
    That's not fair they probably have a heaver payload.
    I guess it's back to a 1/2 ton being a 1/2 ton?
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Where you been Snofarmer?...they've been that way for a few years now..:D
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Coil Over = Keel Over
    We installed a 26 series snoway on 1500 Tahoe today. No Ballast it wasn't 4" off the ground at the low point. And ballast is only going to bring it up a little. Going to be limited to timberns i think. What a spindly suspension, looks lighter then the Ridgeline.