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Postby redroadkill [OP] » Mar 26 2017, 8:10pm

Hi everyone. I have a 02 silverado 5.3 1500lt without plow package. I am doing research for next winter if I can put a plow on my truck. I read many sites that to can be done and then it can't be done. I did look in my owners manual that says I shouldn't bc i don't have the package and bc of the GVWR.

Now, I am only looking to do a couple driveways here and there. couple weeks ago we got hit hard with a northeaster dumped 18" of snow. I felt bad for my wife as she had to shovel a 34' driveway and I was at work. Not planning on doing any commercial lots. So I am looking into putting a light plow on. So I am thinking about something like these:

https://www.snowplowsdirect.com/meyer-home-plow

https://www.snowplowsdirect.com/k2-snow-plow

I also read that i need to put a bigger alternator in and change suspension with Timbrens. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. I know I would have to pay more attention to what the truck can handle. I can't be the only one who has done this or thought about it. Thanks.
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Re: snow plow??

Postby 19trax95 » Mar 26 2017, 8:16pm

You'll be fine with either of those plows with a stock truck.
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Re: snow plow??

Postby redroadkill [OP] » Mar 26 2017, 8:21pm

19trax95 wrote:You'll be fine with either of those plows with a stock truck.


Thats what I thought. Thank You
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Postby CJM8515 » Mar 27 2017, 1:10am

If your worried just get some front timbrens. Will help with the sag.
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Re: snow plow??

Postby GBSierraSLE » Mar 27 2017, 2:24am

I'm on my 5th 1/2 ton GM truck that I've put a plow on. Meyer, Western, Snoway, Boss. Never had any problems other than 1 wheel bearing one truck and 1 hub on another truck. I liked the Snoway best but my current Boss Sport Duty is great on my '13 too.
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Postby GBSierraSLE » Mar 27 2017, 3:32am

^^^^ Oops, actually it was a lower ball joint on one of my trucks and a wheel bearing on another truck. Otherwise I never broke or damaged anything.
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Postby chev-mekanik » Mar 27 2017, 6:16am

The main thing is to watch the weather and take it off whenever possible. If you are driving around just to show off your plow you will run into problems.
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Postby bootstrap » Mar 27 2017, 11:19am

Get a plow no bigger than 7 1/2' for a half ton and itll be fine. I wouldn't worry about front end sag. Just do your driveway and uphook it. No real need to leave it on the truck for any extended period of time.
There is always enough time to do it over again, but never enough time to do it right the first time.
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Postby arlow » Mar 27 2017, 2:27pm

I plowed 30 + driveways with my previous 2001 LS 1500 for 12 years no problems other than normal plowing wear and tear. No plow package on that.
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