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another broken frame

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by twgranger, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    well had another frame break this week. This is like the 6th or 7th chevy that has done this. We got it on the lift waiting for the welding shop to come weld it since the dealer wont warrenty it. The truck is a 08 3/4 reg cab long box with the duramax. Been phasing the chevys out for new superdutys. Tired of all the frames breaking. It is alot worse than what the pics show. Hard to get camera up in there. We had one break so bad we had to replace the whole truck frame and that came out of our pocket also. Same with the front diffs. I bet if alot of people here crawled under there trucks you might have a hair line crack in that spot. Thats how it all starts.

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  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    wouldn't the gussets that everone talks about prevent this?
  3. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    what is causing this?
  4. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    That looks pretty rusty for an 08.........
  5. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Im thinking that Huge Vee Plow in his Avitar.....
  6. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    thats the wrong spot. That so called huge plow is a 8.5. sure in hell not gonna plow with a 7 footer lol
  7. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    this is the 3rd winter with this truck so why wouldnt there be rust on it???
  8. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    Well that's scary. About a month ago I got a 09 3/4 reg cab long box w/6.0 gas and a 8.5 v plow. I'll be looking for this in the future. Do you only run the diesel's? Also is that a 9.5 plow?
  9. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    8.5 v plow. we had trucks with the 6.0L break too. But the ones with the duramax break alot easier and quicker.
  10. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    we have almost all chevys/gmcs, never had this problem, operators?
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    are those factory welds im seeing ? :confused:
  12. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    If those are factory welds, that is a pretty crappy weld!!! No wonder why it broke
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  14. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I was thinking the same thing- doesn't look like they got much penetration...:help:
  15. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I think most of the frames cracking are from abuse. Have you looked at the frames on the new trucks? If you are cracking them, you are doing something wrong.
  17. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

  18. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    God damn my 04 is LESS rusty than that 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You need new drivers or you need to learn how to drive!!!!!!!

    My 02 Never had a problem in the 9yrs it plowed!
  19. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

  20. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Are these cracks showing up in the same spots that typically get reported? Your pics are zoomed in too close so It's hard to figure out exactly where they are at.