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810 power plow on a 97 k2500

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by 2quickfbodys, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. 2quickfbodys

    2quickfbodys Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    what would it take to make the 810 work on the front of a 97 chevy k2500 extended cab 6.5' box, 5.7L, 4l80e automatic trans, 3.73 gears.
    i am willing to swap gears in front and rear end to 4.56's but the blizzard dealer near me said the front weight would be to much. we always start with 1800 lbs of icemelt and 2 toro single stage blowers and have 700-800 lbs of ice melt left in the bed when we are done. any help making the 810 work for me would be helpful if possible. thanks shaun
  2. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I have a 96 K2500 with 3.73 gears, short box, extra cab, has ran an 810 for the last 6 years. Crank the T bars, and add Timbrens, and with the ballast you have, you'll be fine.
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Run the 860 speedwing. Lighter weight, moves almost as much snow. 3.73 gears will thank you, along with the front end components.
  4. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Just tighten the Tbars a bit and put in some Timbrens. I have a 97 2500 diesel with an 810. We put about 1500# in the back last year as well. Thing pushed snow like a tank. :dizzy: