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X-Blade too heavy????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by monteballz, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. monteballz

    monteballz Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 32

    I've got a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD (6.0 Gas) New Style pickup. I'm looking at putting an X-Blade on it next season. I'll be adding either a leveling kit or Timbrens to my front end to prevent sagging. I've searched and read a few threads on here and some people are claiming that the X-Blade is too heavy for 2500HD's. I'm actually looking at running the 8'6'' X-Blade. Any helpful information on this would be great!
  2. t.i.b

    t.i.b Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    im sure chevys gonna tell you an 8'6 is to heavy, but ive got a 8 on my 02 with the 8.1 and no tumbrens. ( there on the to do list but it doesnt squat to bad so there on the bottom of the list.) my nieghbor has an 05 with a dmax and a 9' on it and it seems fine. been on the since 05 with no problems.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    i have a 2004 chevy 2500hd with the 6.0 l gasser and i run a 10'4" plow on the front with 3000 lbsof salt in the back. the plow wieghs over 1000 lbs and i put timbrens on the front cranked the t bars 4 turns and she handles it perfect. You will be fine with the x blade.
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    The Gas engines have no issues.Its the Dmax that is very heavy. As for the guy with a 10.5 blade on truck. You are the main reason no one ever want a truck with a plow on it alrady
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I take great care of my truck. Are you saying since i have a blade that is over 10 ft long i am destroying my truck and i am the reason why no one wants to buy a truck with a plow on it. I dont drive like an idiot and I plow safe and I make sure not to ram into curbs or other obstacle why I am plowing. You can tell what guys tear up there truck and guys that dont. I just took my truck in to get some new tires about 3 months ago and the my mechanic said my truck which is a 2004 is in way better shape all around then guys that bring there plow trucks in that are half my age or even younger. I dont buy trucks that already have existing plows on them cause I know a lot of guys work for companies that beat on there trucks casue they dont worry about it since it not theres, but having a 1000 lb plow on the front of 2500hd is no biggie. that is how much a wideout weighs or 9.6 v would. Before you say something why dont you get your facts straight. I guarantee my truck is better shape then 95% of the guys on here. even the guys with newer trucks and plow.
  6. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Easy now bigdave its an 8.5 foot POLY meyer with pro-wings that make it over 10 foot, not literally a monster steel municipal plow. There are plenty of guys on here running Blizzard 810s and 8611LP plows which are over 1000lbs, on crew cab and extended cab duramaxs. As long as you try not to run around all winter with the plow on for no reason (like when its not going to snow for a few days or a week), or even if you do drive around with the plow on, just dont beat on the truck and it will be OK. Overweight yes, gonna kill the truck immediatly NO.

    My friend has an 8ft MM1 fisher with sno-foil and new cutting edge...all added up its around 1000lbs or more on it on an 05 gasser chevy, never had timbrens or anything on the front and they have never had any problems with the truck.

    I would say go for it X blades are good plows, from what i have heard.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009
  7. xbl003x

    xbl003x Member
    from PA
    Messages: 44

    I have an 03 DMAX and I am looking to put a Western 7 1/2 or 8 ft plow on it. Is the 8 too much? On Western's website it suggests a 7 1/2 poly. I am leaning towards a 7 1/2 uni-mount.
  8. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    dont waste your time with a 7.5'.... on full angle your pretty much driving over unplowed snow, wtf... theres only 50 lbs dif. between 7.5 and 8'.... 50 lbs wount make or break your front end.... PLEASE read my sig... then you'll know what your truck can do
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    This guy is a douch Bag!:gunsfiring::gunsfiring:
  10. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    Been running a 8.5 ezee vee on a 03 d-max since it was new. No problems.wesport I have a good friend that had a 7.5 boss vee on his dodge 2500 gasser who cracked his truck frame and blew his tranny.:cry: What do you guys think the truck or the driver:confused:
  11. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    WOW talk about an insiteful and well thought out post. Dmax02 is out to get me!! Oh No

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  12. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Depends what year Dodge. They had a huge recall on the front springs. They could tear off frame.
  13. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    I know 05 or 06 not really sure. He has since got rid of it. It had electrical problems etc. Not a reliable truck. I'm very happy with my d-max. The chevy's have been real good to us. I had a 05 ford psd. Bought back from ford. To many problems to list. Ford Took 6 weeks to get a guage cluster. No truck for 6 weeks. Missed 2 storms. Didn't want another 6.0 psd so I bought my 07 d-max. Front ends are a little light but from my experience with the 03 and the ezee vee I cant see why any one would have a problem with a 8-9ft staright blade on a chevy
  14. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    You say the Duramax is heavy?...LOL when your engine is 400lbs heavier?..lol
  15. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    its 350lbs heavier and Dodges have a stronger front end. Fighting with me online wont change the fact that you bought a Dmax and you really want a Dodge CTD
  16. tritonmark

    tritonmark Junior Member
    Messages: 1


    I have a 06 chevy crew cab,5.3 motor and the 3.42 rearend,half ton z-71. Would you even recommend a plow on this truck? Just want to use it on my good size driveway. Is a lighter plow even worth it or would it tear up the truck?
  17. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Ya, the cummins is a nice motor, but I don't personally know anyone that can afford the repair bills on the dodge truck:rolleyes:

    02dmax, I notice you have a couple GM vehicles. You know we're in the same boat on this one:nod:

    I'm always getting real tired of guys sitting around talking about how the chevy front ends can't handle a 8 foot plow. Come on, I drive around the place with a Boss 9' 2'' V. I know a guy who drives around with a 9' 2'' Fisher extreme stainless V on a 2500hd, no problems there.
  18. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    My installer said either Ford or Dodge for a heavy V-Blade....sorry no GM...
  19. ondirtymax

    ondirtymax Member
    Messages: 70

    Good luck with a vblade on a dodge, i have 3 buddies with same setup and are continuously making front end repairs.
  20. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Yeah I want a CTD///

    Thats why i just Bought a C4500 Duramax Diesel...:dizzy:

    Damn I thought it had the cummins.:rolleyes: