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Old 12-08-2010, 09:56 PM
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Hi, new to the forum and i am putting a plow on my
98 lt 4 door 4x4. i am looking for any tips or suggestions.
the plow system wieghs about 400 lbs.
Is adjusting the torsion bars a good idea?
Or is there anything else i can do to help the truck?
thx for the help
 
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:48 PM
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i have seen it done around here..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8tQ5MxErZ4
 
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Well you can as you see in the vid, I would throw some h/d shocks on the front to try and control the extra weight. hope you aint stock height with 30's on the truck, Or you are gonna be rubbin. But for light use im sure it shouldnt do to much harm, Just dont go plowin the whole city
 
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The truck is raised al little bit. I am just doing my shop and few driveways with it nothing crazy.

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i have a build thread...i just made my own from damn near scratch....easiest thing you can do for the front end is to remove the stock bumpstops....those are complete garbage anyways....take some 2" square tube and cut it in half....put some good bumpstops on that and weld those in to where the existing ones where....when im riding around with worn out torsion bars i might add...stock non zr2(will switch to those later) i dont hit them anyways...with plow up it sits on them...witch if you go spend 300 on some huge piece of rubber at the plow store(they make kits for this kind of thing) its the same thing...with the weight of the plow on thier it will never go below level on the control arms......helps my braking...steering everything bc the geometry isnt all jacked up and it will save from over stressing the wrong parts......upgrade your alternator and make sure you have a battery that doesnt suck...go to advanceautoparts and get a set of overload shocls for the rear.....it will help the rear in general...then throw some weight in the back....if your 4wd doesnt work....i personally wouldnt bother trying to do it..any other questions refer to my build or ask
 
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thx that is alot of helpful info. your bump stop idea is a good one.. where is your build thread. wha is the title of it i would like to check it out. thx agian. and im sure ill have more ques. im outting plow on saturday.
 
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