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2011 Chevy 1 ton srw w/XLS

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Greenmtboy, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    We picked up a new truck today. There is no doubt a big difference in the front suspension on these 2011 GM trucks! No need to worry about timbrens or air shocks, the front-end only drops 3/4" when it picks the XLS and that is with the torsion bars untouched set by the factory and with no ballast. The forth pic is with the plow down and the last pic is with the plow raised.





  2. tiaquessa

    tiaquessa Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    That is a great looking truck and plow. I'm so glad to see that GM changed the front suspension. The past 3/4 tons and 1 tons were a joke for holding a plow.
  3. billm

    billm Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 20

    looks sweet!

    could you take some pictures of the front mount? I just picked up a 11' 3500 and would like to see the clearance.
  4. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Beauty truck... Looks like it hold the blade great... A little bit of ballast and your set... Thats a heavy blade too!!! All the ford and dodge guys need to see this thread LOL

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Sick looking truck man, Congrats.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice truck!!
  7. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    Your not kidding.

    I see if I can't do that in the morning and post it tomorrow afternoon.

    Thanks. Maybe some of thou's guys will come back from the dark side now! Thumbs Up
  8. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Nice truck, but not going to happen for me they screwed up the seats in the 08 and newer Chevy's. I can't take more than an hour in my dad's 08 Tahoe before I have to get out and walk around. I can spend 12 hours in my 170,000 mile 06 F350 and my back doesn't even cramp up.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,555

    Even I'll say it. That's a nice plow truck
  10. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Nice truck for sure. Looks like the same color as my polaris ranger. Ocean Blue
  11. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    looks awesome any add ons in the works?
  12. joshg

    joshg Senior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 142

    Very very nice rig, where are you in VT?
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Props to GM for making a truck hold a plow like Ford/Dodge have since the 80's. Now if they can just catch up with the rest of the truck it'll be a hit. Kidding of course!


    The 2011's are definitely nice trucks.
  14. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    very nice, that heavier front end combined with the tighter radius that gm's have make it a winner for tighter plowing routes.
  15. Marek

    Marek Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    We are having a wide out put on our 3500 crew srw truck in the next two weeks. Have 18 k on it so far and love everything about it except for the tow mirriors. They block half the side window. Other than that we love it, they really stepped it up. Now if Ford and Dodge could step it up and build diesel trucks that could stay out of the shop , it would all be good .
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Umm....Cummins aren't reliable? O.....K.....
  17. Marek

    Marek Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Talkin new trucks, have been watchin the dodge forums as we were/ are thinking of picking up a 4500 truck in the spring, seems like alot of problems to me from ford and dodge. Your 99 is old school simple, keep it that way . The new trucks are all having problems and we are not sure which way we are going to go.
  18. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    I agree...not to be drastic or anything, but WTF are you talking about. The truck sucks asssss (no offense Bobby), but the drive train is one of the best out there.
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    LOL - you know the 09+ Trucks are waaaay nicer than the old ones.
  20. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    That's what I thought, but from what the guys are saying about them on the repo/tow forums, they still have carzy issues.