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Front End Problem Solved

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Raconteur, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    The XLS (#1000) on my 2011 2500HD hardly pulls the front end down when raised . #600 ballast as required by Fisher and the torsion bars are untouched .



    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    What did GM do different witht the front suspension? Can you post pics?
  3. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    All new front IFS . Much sturdier componets .
    Axle ratings
    6.0 #5200
    6.0 Crew #5600
    6.6 #6000
    They also use a beefier steering box .
  4. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Wow that dosent even drop down. I am glad GM finally fixed the problem the truck and xls look good.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Finally. How does it ride with it being stiffer?
  6. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    wow. im impressed being a ford guy. nice lookin truck!
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Get some more pics of the truck and plow extended and whatnot
  8. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Where is the ballast located? Behind the axle? What did you use? Sure does look good. Front end is rated at almost 1000# more than my 2000 3/4 ton...amazing.
  9. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    Using Tube Sand . Just before the tailgate( per Fisher) . I have to box it in front and back . I plow without the tailgate for better visibility to the backplow . The Snowman backplow will add another #500 to the ballast . I think this truck will handle the backplow with ease - Truck has Class V 2.5"receiver now .
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    That truck looks gorgeous!!!!!! Just wish it didn't have all the emission junk that goes with it :(
  11. sno commander

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

    thats impressive. nice truck btw :drinkup:
  12. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Think they keeping pushing the point that their is only one carry over piece from 2010 front ends.
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    These new GM trucks are really nice. You can tell the frame is much sturdier than the old ones. I love that blue!
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Looks great...good to hear they solved the problem
  15. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Man that is a nice truck. It can hold that blade very very well too.

    Sway bar links are the only carryover part if I recall.
  16. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    I gotta go to the dealership...................... be right back!
  17. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Really nice truck. Only thing I don't like about the new trucks is the rims. GM really had some good looking factory rims.
  18. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I like the wheels . To me they look kind of like the hubcaps I had on my first truck . A 1972 Chev C-20.

    BIG GREEN FWD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    2011 chevy

    yep i just got mine this week and anxious to finally have a pikup i can put a plow on again,,,,,,,the chassis are much better
  20. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    My friends new Dodge Ram 2500 has steel wheels with PLASTIC hub caps that look like mags ...