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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jklawn&Plow, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Finally got it on the truck and ready to go. Here's some pics before tighteming the torsion bars.



  2. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Looking good love the look of the chevy with boss combo ussmileyflag
  3. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    The bars do not need adjustment on the 11's. Throw 1 or 2 pounds in the bed and have a blast.
  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    danggggggggggggggggg that truck looks awesome
  5. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Thanks, it seems to hold the plow pretty well. I cranked up the T-Bars 10 turns on Driver's side and ~5 on Passenger. This made it level side to side (from factory was off) and Front wheel well is about a 1/2inch lower than back. Seems to ride smoother now? I don't get it, thought it would be stiffer. Perhaps its because some engine weight is being distributed to the back and the leafs need more load to create that smooth ride. Of couse the Boss frame is now 17.5-18" inches so I had to lower that. Still have about an inch of Bolt on T-Bar but I don't think I'll crank it up any higher. Just need to Hard wire my Light on Roof and Back up Lights.
  6. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    thats a sweet looking right that you have there. i wanted my truck in black but didnt want to wait to order one. nice set up. good luck with it
  7. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    When you turn the t-bar bolt you do not increase tension. All you are doing is rotating the t-bar and moving the lower a-arm downward. I am not sure I would have done that many turns on the one side. You have to watch out you don't over extend the shocks. But nice lookin rig Thumbs Up
  8. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I see what you mean about the tension not increasing. I brought them back down some. I guess the only way to preload the t-bars is to add more weight up front (bring them back down). I was going to try to run some ballast so I would have some weight in the back but that also raises the front up. Tomorrow I'm thinking of lowering the Boss undercarriage to its lowest setting, moving the bumper stop on the Boss V forward, decide on whether to use any ballast and then set the T-bars so I have 15.5-16.5 setting. The plow goes on and off now at 16.5 but only because the cutting edge is new.
    When I put the plow on from the garage the truck is not level so I'm thinking of storing the plow on some 1.5" boards.
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Definitely use ballast....makes a huge difference

    that is one beautiful truck!!
  10. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Ballast is a good idea. I would put some weight back there. You could check your Z-height. I am not sure what the 11-up trucks are suppose to be but the 01-10 were suppose to have 4.5". I had to turn the t-bar bolts 4 turns on eash side on my 08 and my 02 to get the 4.5" Z-height. You could call the GM dealer to find out. This is how you measure your Z-height. Center of the lower control arm bolt to the bottom of where the lower ball joint sits. Use a level to get a straight line to the tape measure. In the pic the truck has a little over 4" Z-height.

  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice looking combo.
  12. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

  13. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    You have to measure your Z-height without the plow. And if you jack the truck up or just took off the plow you should take it for a short drive to settle the t-bars to get a accurate measurement. A GM manual probably has the spec in it.