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4800 lb. front axle to 6000 lb.

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by the_md81, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. the_md81

    the_md81 Junior Member
    from 53045
    Messages: 6

    Howdy all, new to the site.

    I have an 06 Chevy 2500 HD crew cab, long bed. She has the d-max and the ally but she only has a 4800 pound front axle. I'm compensating for this by cranking up the torsion bars but I'm wondering if anybody knows if it's possible to put a 6000 pound front axle on the 06 3/4 tons and if so what a ballpark price is...

    Have an 8'2 Boss V Plow on her.
    Thanks ussmileyflag
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Even if you put a bigger axle in, it doesn't mean the truck will be any stronger.

  3. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    You're not gonna be able to change the rating on the door jamb. My truck is an '06 ccsb dmax and holds a 9' boss v just fine with only a few cranks on the tbars and timbrens
  4. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Cranking up your Tbars does NOT increase your weight. All it does is raise the front of your truck 1turn =1/4" DO NOT MAX THEM OUT AT 5 TURNS and. Then go get your truck aligned
  5. SMiller

    SMiller Member
    from IN
    Messages: 46

    You are not going to put the 6,000lbs front axle under the older truck.

    With the bars cranked and Timbren's you will be fine. Do you have the plate behind the upper control arm that keeps the frame from cracking? Transfer case pump rub fix?
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Not saying it can't be done but the money you would throw at it would just be better spent if you just bought the newer truck with the 6K lb. axle already installed.Myself and thousands of others have the 9-2 er Boss with no issues on the 4800 lb. axle so there's no reason to be paranoid with your 8-2 er.
  7. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    No issues with mine so far. No cracks yet at least that i can see, no pump rub issue either at 142k miles and this will be the 7th yr plowing. I do have tie rod sleeves though and glad to have them, i know i would have kinked the steering by now otherwise.
  8. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Theres a totaly diffrent frame and place the t-bars connect to the crossmember not to mention the the A-frames a diffrent also. It would be just as easy to put new a 6K GM front end on a Ford (no more deathwobble) as it would an older GM.
  9. the_md81

    the_md81 Junior Member
    from 53045
    Messages: 6

    Thanks all - this is my first year plowing and I feel much more relaxed about plowing with my CC than I did at first. @SMiller - No, I haven't done either of those. I have done some research on the transfer case pump rub and that's on my to do list. As to the plate I have never seen one before - could you send me a link to it?
  10. the_md81

    the_md81 Junior Member
    from 53045
    Messages: 6

    One other question: for this year at least I'm planning on sticking with the 8'2. However, I might eventually go with the 9'2. I assume they would, but does anybody know for sure if the 8'2 and 9'2 use the same wiring, mount, etc. Basically, are they interchangeable?
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    The remedy is called a gusset,not a plate,that will reinforce the frame from the flexing motion going on because of your plow and counterweight behind your rear axle,AKA the pendulum effect.
  12. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Yes the 8'2" and the 9'2" are completely interchangeable, the only difference is you get and extra foot of width wesport