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timbrens on a 1500 silverado?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mikemac, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. mikemac

    mikemac Member
    from ma
    Messages: 31

    i got a 99 1500 silverado and i just put on a MM2 7 and 1/2 foot fisher. the front end sags quite a bit. my dealer will put timbrens in for $185. is it worth it?
  2. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I want to say I paid $150-160.

    Yes, they are worth it. Use the right amount of ballst as well and you'll be golden. Great plow!! Good luck! :nod:
  3. gino

    gino Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 94

    What is a ballst?
  4. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I would put heavy duty springs in the front of a 150 plus timbrens.
    A 150 is really to light a truck to plow unless you upgrade the front end.
  5. Bowlerdude

    Bowlerdude Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Ballest is weight. All trucks need Ballest in the rear to offset the weight of the Plow hanging off the front of the truck. Most Plow Manufactors have website pages that will tell you the amount of weight needed for your vehicle based on Axle rating, Plow, and Vehicle model. You really want the weight as far back in your vehicle as possible.

  6. gino

    gino Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 94

    OK. Thanks.