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Leveling kit

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by scash77, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    This^^^^
     
  2. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 77

    just googled it. much cheaper and much smaller than PT boards. thanks a lot bud.
     
  3. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 461

    You want the weight behind your rear axle to offset the weight of your plow in front of your front axle. I have a primarily residential route and need to carry sand and salt. I just have a couple of storage totes/bins with my sand and salt back there along with my 5hp single-stage snowblower. I use bagged "traction sand" in 50 pound bags and bagged salt in various sizes. You can also buy "tube sand" in 60 pound bags at Home Depot. 3 or 4 of them should do. And then you also have something that can be useful if you get stuck. Do be sure to secure your ballast in some manner so that if you hit something it doesn't come flying through your truck cab at you or out the back gate if you step on the gas.

    edit: I took a while to type my reply and see others have covered the topic :)
     
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  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    I prefer water softner salt. Bags not blocks. When the season is over, I dump it in my softner. If you are stuck, sprinkler it around your tires.
     
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  5. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    Sandbags is what I prefer, in an accident I wouldn't want to get hit by a 6x6. I also have A LOT of bags of salt back there, but still have the sand incase of traction and when the salt starts getting used up. Not bad this year, but between my sidewalk crews we were using about a pallet a storm. Even without a plow it's a good idea to have weight in winter
     
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  6. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,384

    X2..............................................
     
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  7. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 461

    Twice as much? Then it will just sag the back :laugh:

    Sorry couldn't resist...
     
  8. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,384

    LOL
     
  9. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks for all the tips guys
     
  10. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    In addition to the bags of tube sand behind my rear wheels I also installed Bilstein 5100 leveling shocks in the front of my Silverado. Really improved the ride quality too.
     
  11. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 77

    about how much $$ ?
     
  12. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    As I recall I got them from autoanything for ~$180