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can i install a plow on my 2000 Chevy Z71 ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ant, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    can i install a plow on my 2000 Chevy Z71 ?
    and if so can you recommend a plow set up?
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    More info needed......such as 1500, 2500, etc. long box or short, extended cab or regular. Let us know..
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If i remember right the Z71 is a 1500 short bed?

    You can put a plow on it, a couple of choices are the blizzard 760, western mid weight 7-6, snoway 7-6. You will also want to think about adding a set of timbrens to the front end to help keep it from nose diving on you.
  4. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    the answer is yes ... I have a 99 Z71 1500 Short Step Side P/U I have a 7 1/2 fisher Min Mount .. ya just need to crank up the tortion bars a bit.. I have always had a Z71 as a plow truck and it will push as much as any pickup .. you might need to add some weight .. I carry a fuel cell and a snow ex sander so I dont have that issue..
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Yeah, you can get about any brand plow as long as it is no bigger than a 7'6". That size truck should plow great!:salute:
  6. 99 z71Silverado

    99 z71Silverado Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 41

    yea i have 99 z-71 with a 8' western pro plow. I installed timbrens, didn't touch torsion bars and run about 600# of ballast. I have no problems running this set up
  7. 2004Z71CC

    2004Z71CC Member
    Messages: 65

    I have an 04 Z71 1500 with an 8' western pro. Timbrens and 4 turns on the t-bars........works great.
  8. dutchman

    dutchman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Is that a LD or a RD