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going to buy a 2500hd GMC crew will this work? it has no snow plow prep

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by topdj, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    193 - ebony leather
    19i - ebony interior trim
    1sz - option package savings
    41u - onyx black
    4sa - slt decor
    6gk - spring comptr select frt lh
    7gk - spring comptr select frt rh
    a31 - pwr windows w/dr express-down
    a48 - power rear sliding window (replaces rear window defogger if std or ordered)
    a60 - locking tailgate
    a68 - rear 60/40 folding bench seat
    ag1 - dr 10-way power seat adjuster
    ag2 - frt pass 10-way pwr seat adj
    aj1 - solar-ray deep tinted glass
    an3 - uplevel front bucket seats with leather-appointed seat trim
    ap3 - remote vehicle starter system
    at8 - rr facing child restraint
    au3 - power door locks incl remote keyless entry
    b30 - carpeted flr covering w/vinyl mats
    b32 - front color-keyed floor mats
    b33 - rear color-keyed floor mats
    b85 - bodyside moldings
    c6w - 9,200 lbs gvwr
    cj2 - auto dual-zone air cond
    cmd - assembly plant - flint, mi
    d07 - floor console
    dd8 - inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
    dh6 - lighted visor mirrors
    dk8 - console, overhead deluxe
    dl3 - power heated outside mirrors w/dr auto-dimming, turn signal, curb tilt
    e63 - wideside pickup box
    ef7 - us country code
    ft2 - arm tors bar spring adj
    ft3 - arm tors bar spring adj
    g80 - locking rear differential
    gt4 - 3.73 rear axle ratio
    jf4 - power adjustable pedals
    jh6 - 4-wheel power disc brakes, hd
    jl1 - integrated trailer brake controller
    jl4 - stabilitrak - stability control
    k34 - cruise control
    k47 - high capacity air cleaner
    kc4 - external engine oil cooler
    knp - ext transmission oil cooler
    kw1 - 160-amp alternator
    ly6 - vortec 6.0l v8 sfi engine
    myd - 6-spd h.d. Auto transmission
    n79 - wheel
    n89 - 17" bright-machined alum wheels
    ne1 - 50-state emissions
    np5 - leather-wrapped steering wheel
    nqf - electronic shift transfer case
    nu1 - emission system, california level 2
    pdd - slt convenience package:
    *universal garage door opener
    *adjustable power pedals
    *locking tailgate
    *ez-lift tailgate
    *rear parking assist
    ppa - ez lift tailgate
    qxt - 17" all-terrain bw tires
    r6j - customer dialog network
    r9i - heated wiper fluid is not incl
    r9n - processing code - seat
    saf - spare tire lock
    slm - stock orders
    slt - 'lt' equipment sales package
    t74 - headlamps control auto, delay
    t96 - fog lamps
    tfe - sales incentive-commitment plus
    u01 - roof marker lamps
    u2k - xm satellite radio - service fee extra; 1st 3 months incl.
    Ud7 - rear parking assist
    ue1 - 1 yr onstar safe & sound (ask dlr about turn-by-turn nav upgrade)
    ug1 - universal home remote
    uj6 - tire pressure monitor system
    uk3 - steering wheel audio controls
    uk6 - rear audio system controls
    upf - bluetooth for phone
    uqa - bose premium speaker system
    us8 - am/fm stereo with cd player (replaces std/opt pkg radio)
    uy2 - trailering wiring provisions
    v22 - chrome surround grille
    v73 - statement of cert. U.s.
    V76 - front tow hooks
    vb3 - chrome rear bumper
    vg3 - bumper, front chrome
    vh9 - envelope owner info manual
    vk3 - front license plate mount
    vr4 - weight dist hitch platform
    vt7 - owners manual english
    vxs - complete vehicle label
    yd3 - base equip for sch gvw plate
    yd5 - front spring - base equipment
    yd6 - rear spring - base equipment
    ye9 - sle/slt decor
    z82 - heavy duty trailering equip.
    Z85 - handling/trailering susp pkg
    z88 - gmc truck nameplate
    zer - 16" oor bw spare tire
    zy1 - solid paint
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    NO VYU plow prep?

    Some/most Dealers are refusing to do any warranty snowplowing related repairs on NON
    VYU plow prep equipped GM trucks. Just keep that in mind.

    I suppose somebody will chime in with the "Mag-Moss Act" chatter and the old "dealer will
    have to PROVE that the snoplowing made it fail/break down" banter and they HAVE to fix it
    under warranty BS !

    Let me tell you that ain't how it happens in the real world! I have been there and done that!
    You can argue with them all day long with the Mag-Moss act BS because its up to YOU to
    prove it didn't while you truck sits there broke !

    Best to play it safe and find a truck with the VYU pkg.
  3. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    i'm with sonjaab on this one...do yourself a favor and find a plow with the prep package. if it were a 5 or 6 year old truck no big deal, but spending that kind of dough on something they won't warranty seems stupid imo. Most dealers can help you shop around, otherwise remember that it is a GM truck, they make more every year and thousands of them. chances are someone has the exact same one with the plow package...
  4. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    TOP..........You should also remember that the 2500 uses a different mounting carton
    than the 1500 on a Western plow (gmt-900 07-10 models).
    Not sure if the wiring harnesses/mounts are different on the 2011s tho.
  5. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    IF anyone can find me a truck like that above within a 100miles of 13850 zip post it with the VYU pack
    I don't know how I'm gonna get my 600.00 deposit back if I back out.

    I got my dealer all setup to take my old mount and get the new one, The wiring is the same
    , well its got all the the snow plow items, but the skid plates and the switch for the roof lights
    I know why it does not have the plow pack is because the climate controls conflict on build sheet. at least they did on 07 and 08s

    I have a plow on 1500 with no plow option but then again I don't abuse it at all, dealer has not had an issue with it.

    all Im missing is the NZZ skid plates and the roof emergency light wire which is not big enough anyways, the dual zone climate
    control is the conflict for the VYU, same issue on my 1500 they could not get both and the plow prep was not for a crew 1500 either
    I only put about 6000 miles a year on the truck so I most likely wont have a issue anyways. I have had a hard time finding a SLT crew with the prow prep
    and the climate delete at same time.

    VYU SNOW PLOW PREP PACKAGE - Includes 15-AMP power for backup and roof emergency light, high-flow front bumper, forward lamp wiring harness,
    (TRW) Provision for cab roof mounted lamp/beacon, instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake controller and (NZZ) Skid Plate
    Package (Requires 4WD models; Not available with (CJ2) dual-zone automatic air conditioning or (CF5) power sunroof; On Crew Cab models, not
    available with (LMM) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine; Includes (KW1) 160-AMP alternator with (LY6) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine; Includes (K76)
    dual 125-AMP alternators with (LMM) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine; Not available with (U42) rear entertainment system)
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  6. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Correct me if I am wrong but I dont think GM offered plow prep on ANY crew cab untill 2011. Just run it you will be fine. I run an 01 Gasser Crew and an 08 Duramax Crew no prob. Crank the T bars, put some ballast in and they are a tank. Warranty stuff hasnt been an issue on my 08. I have had it in for a couple things and they dont care about the plow.
  7. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    not to contradict my previous comment, but if you have dealt with the same dealer each time and they will do any of the warranty work with no questions asked, then it might not be so bad...what does anyone on plowsite really know?? I mean there are for sure some smart guys, but my newest truck is a 2000 silverado 2500...Warranty is a word that doesn't cross my mind.. if you feel its a good deal then go for it.
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    If you have a good relationship with your dealer I wouldn't worry about it. None of my trucks have plow prep and they were all bought new. The prep package doesn't cover stupidity so if it's abuse it's not covered anyways.
  9. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    Sure, it will work. Just be sure to install Timbrens. They will mitigate the extra weight on the front end. All the other "missing features" are minor in comparison.
  10. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    The dealer CANNOT keep your deposit if you back out. NYS law.

    Doesn't mean they wouldn't try.

    I wouldn't worry about the VYU package... Much to do about nothing. GM is tightening up on warranty stuff, but there's dealers out there who don't make a big deal about it. My last truck, 2008 2500HD ext cab short box Duramax, had no plow prep package and my local dealer warrantied plenty of stuff on that truck, and I didn't even buy it from them.
  11. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    well I pick it up friday, 34400 has 17800 miles
    getting 22k for my 07 1500 crew
  12. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    gave up looking for the right truck and bought this baby[​IMG]
  13. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I have that truck in white, loaded SLE , because I hate leather, and it does have the
    snow plow prep and dual zone climate control.
    Nice truck!
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's a really nice truck and I love the colour.
  15. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Nice truck. Looks alot like mine.
  16. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    No more climate control delete ? with plow prep ... ?
  17. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    yes has climite and plow prep, I had them not order the adjust pedals, wheelhouse liners and the backup sensors. Im going with the camera instead. I love the leather it comes on with the remote start and the 2011 has a 5200 front axle rating
  18. PetalsandPines

    PetalsandPines Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    nice truck
  19. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Guess not I have every option except leather,
    a Western 8.5 MVP was installed on it today, :nod:
  20. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    nice truck!! wish I could afford something that nice and to plow with to boot! hope it lasts a long time for you; oh wait it a chevy it will!