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2008 GMC 2500 diesel Scoop or 8.5 V? Installation issues?

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by mrplowmn, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. mrplowmn

    mrplowmn Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I'm looking to buy either scoop or 8.5V. I'm leaning towards scoop for price and less moving parts for possible future repair and costs. I do quite a few small lots in downtown area, so V would be nice for maneuvering. Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, any special issues with installation on 2500 GMC diesel? ride height? I will be taking plow off when done plowing.
  2. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    No issues...crank t-bars..add timbrins. Balast in the bed and wait for snow....
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I say go scoop, I use one on my dodge every now and again and they are sweet. Go 9' for sure. If you think you may go to the V someday just put the v-plow harness in now.

    The only "issue" is the headlight adapters for the '08 GM trucks. They need to run more relay so the harness is like $100 more than others.

    Good luck, ya cant go wrong with Hiniker
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  4. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    And don't forget 600 to 800 pounds of ballast.
  5. mrplowmn

    mrplowmn Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Thank you for the info