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Beefing up front suspension.

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by lodogg89, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Any one have any info on how i could about beefing up my front suspension. Looking to be able to hold some more weight up there. Looking to carry a bigger snowplow. I currently have 7.5ft blizzrad on it. It weighs 550lbs plus the mount. Would like to carry up to 800lbs. I currently hald timbrens on it. Helps a lot, but what else?? BTW Truck is a 05 1500 CREW CAB 6.0
  2. T&M Snowplowing

    T&M Snowplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi lodogg89,

    I would defintly put a set of TIMBRENS on your front end! I installed a set on my truck after it was suggested to me, and I'm glad I did! What a great product!! let me know if you need any more info on them?

    2003 Chevy 2500HD Ext-Cab
    8-FootHD Fisher MM2
  3. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    since when can you get a 1500 with a 6.0???
  4. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    I have one of a few from 05's, from 06 and on the 6.0 is an option is half tons i believe. I already habe timbrens.
  5. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    The sierra denali has the 6.0. And as for putting a 7.6 boss V plow on it, sure why not. I find it no different then guys puttin 810s and 8611lp on crew cab diesel 2500s. good luck
  6. midnightsun13

    midnightsun13 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    you can do 2500 of better torsion bars....fullsizechevy.com has a list of all the bar codes and their ratings
  7. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Like midnight says, you can install heavier-duty torsion bars. It's simple and easy.
  8. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Well you forgot one think Its Dangerous, if you havent done it then you won't understand.
    Unloading and Loading torsion bars, I had a puller break when while doing it.
    It was rated at 6klbs.
    Thank god, I didnt have my hands on the wrench when it broke. But it hit me in the back of my hand broke my wrist and I still have the scar.
    That was my second time doing it, and I was being extremely careful when it happened.