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Any suggestions for my setup? Silverado 1500 / 7.5 ft Arctic SD

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by giant, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. giant

    giant Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi, Ive got a 7.5 ft SD Arctic plow on my 2008 Silverado 1500 ext cab, and im planning to run 600lbs of ballast in the back. I have 6 inches of ground clearance from the lowest point on the plow mount A frame, and the plow weighs about 500lbs + whatever the mount is (100lbs?). Im pretty happy with how it looks, but im looking for advice on weather or not i should use timbrens, and if i have an appropriate amount of ballast. Any info would be great, i dont want to kill my truck / scrape the hell out of any driveways (Im just doing residential driveways). Thanks a lot!
  2. kenidaho

    kenidaho Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 2004 short box standard cab and a 8 foot Hinker plow. I run about 200 lbs of ballest. I put in timberens and cranked up the torsion bars. This seams to work well for me.
  3. giant

    giant Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    This year's truck doesnt have t bars, so thats not an option, what exactly do the timbrens do? will they raise the truck? Im thinking i need some more ground clearance.
  4. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    no you dont, just use timbrens and you'll be fine. what they do is bascially helps spread your load makes for a little stiffer ride (wont notice it that much). I run 2 of these 1/2 tons and no problems but i aso do full 3/4 ton swaps.