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Think i need a lift kit

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I am really really getting sick of getting stuck. just back dragging snow out of a drive the snow gets piled under my truck and it lifts my truck to the point my wheels cannot get a grip. im sick of it. drive over a little snow and my truck starts spinning on the pile of snow like a frisbee spinning on your finger.

    tho not sure if i even can get a lift kit. might be able to lift a couple inches with new torsion bar keys but thats about it.
  2. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I had some Timbrens installed in the front end of my truck. It really doesn't squat down now with the plow raised. Not a huge difference, but does help to back out of a pile without that stuck feeling. I hate that feeling.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    mien is more than a feeling. i get stuck and if i move i spin on top of the pile. airbags are about the same cost as timbrins. i wanted some earlier in the season. think i might still get them if it solved the problem for you.
  4. pbones27

    pbones27 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Just buy a dodge
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    <---------------- 04 dodge ram

    i think when i can afford it ill get airbags for the front and lift the back a couple inches. iv already got blocks for the back
  6. pbones27

    pbones27 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a 96 v10, its a tank I dont think its been lifted but with the knobby tires I have, the weight of the plow and salt in the back, I get pretty good traction. The more aggressive tire helped a lot with that this year
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
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  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    do you think lifting it will help? 2 more inches means 2 inches of snow that would have to build up before lifting my truck. should at least make a difference?
  9. pbones27

    pbones27 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    How big are your piles?
    When I do drives I push out and to the side, then go in and backdrag out whats left doesnt leave a huge pile to drive through. The few times I have managed to drive myself into a large pile I havent had any problems with all that weight.
    Now if its the deciding factor so you can justify the cost to the wife...then I understand. Thats what I do too. lol
    If your high centering on your pumpkins you would need a suspension lift to gain anything and those can add up in price quick.
    Can you just fit larger tires with no lift?
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    havnt bought a full set of tires for the truck so havnt really had the opportunity to get bigger ones. but that might be a good investment for next year.

    i usually back drag the drive way, and then push the snow from the street. but back dragging it pulls all of the snow into the street where you have to drive over it. its not usually a problem until we get a wet snow. then it packs and gives something to lift the truck.
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Just use a little more finess and not create such a big pile.

    I've honestly never had any issues with the pile with a 4wd. My dually on the other hand is a different story.

  12. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    gas or diesel??? if gas get ahold of the springs from a cummins powered truck

    timbrens are a good choice too
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Maybe you need back drag half then stack that Then get the other half then stack that
  14. randomb0b123

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

    learn how to plow or get a real truck
  15. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    A lift kit wont increase you ground clerance for the axle. So that wont make any diffrence in the traction department if ur being picked up by the snow. Youd need bigger tires to do that. But Id say you need to look at a good set of tires first.And then the blance of weight from front to back.
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
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  17. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    and the correct tire for the job Thumbs Up
  18. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
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    In other words, grippy tires+weight=not stuck
  19. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    what? is my truck made by tonka?
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I think ill start doing that on larger snowfalls.
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