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Like the title says. I have a 2004 CC DRW 4x4. I went to a fisher dealer to price plows and they tell me I shouldn't put one on this truck. WTF? Anyone out there have any insight as to what I can do to make this work? I dont want to screw my truck up, so if its not possible, so be it. Im pretty sure I have seen a few with plows running around though.
 

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I believe it has to do with the extra weight of the engine. They say that the front end wont hold up but i have seen plenty of people do it. My dad has had a 8.5 Blizzard on his 05 cc 2500 duramax with no problems. I think alot of it s do to with the way you plow also.
 

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no go man. google search frames cracking where they weld it together to get them long enough for crew cabs. if you want to plow and want a chevy its best not to get a crew cab because the frame can crack at the weld
 

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I have a crew cab with a 8'6" Fisher V plow with no issues. Bought it straight from the Fisher dealer which is also the chevy dealer. Almost everybody has plows on their trucks around here. Never heard of a chevy frame cracking from a snow plow. Not saying it never happened but people have a lot to do with malfunctions like that with their trucks. Obvisouly its not a John Deere Payloader but it sure does a great job at plowing. This is the second thread in a week I see about snow plow dealers saying a duramax truck can't handle a plow. There other one was a Boss plow. Not sure if these dealers don't want to sell snow plows or what but its sad that they have dumb excuses like it can't handle a plow. Makes you wonder why Chevy and GMC have snow plow prep packages from the factory. They know people are buying these trucks to work ie: tow, work and play and best of all play. Thats my little rant on Dealers that don't want to sell snow plows.
 

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I have been reading and reading on this. My other question is the front axle rating. What is the weak link? If I have a salt spreader in the bed, w/ salt. I would rarely need 4wd anyway. This issue is really ticking me off as I thought I had purchased a truck that would be able to do pretty much anything I ask of it, or at least more than a 3/4 ton. Love this truck, but GM has let me down on a few aspects.
 

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WTF!? really? I yank my 10k lb camper around w/ my reciever on the front, it squats a tad but I have HD equalizer torsion bars for the camper but i havent broke anything. buy a plow crank the T-bars up and roll with it. if your worried about breaking T-bars I have a spare set i'll sell ya.
 

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Yep, second thread about this in a week or so as said above. Just get the plow. If you don't beat on your $hit it will be fine. I have heard of it happeneding but i'm sure it was due to abuse. My one buddy that has a 07 cab and a half longbed with a 6.0l in it was told that he should always have weight in the bed to help offset the weight distribution.
 

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Fisher bases their decision off the front axle weight rating with a full cab of like 200lb people hence the single cabs being able to handle a bigger plow. the weight of the duramax on the front axle leaves only a couple hundred pounds available according to fisher's guidelines... if you had a crew cab gasser they let u put an XLS on it but a 7'6" on a duramax. check fisher's application guide on their site.
 

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Would u really want to put your plow out in front of a dmax and say it will stand up. I dont think it is the truck must be the power behind the blade.

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Would u really want to put your plow out in front of a dmax and say it will stand up. I dont think it is the truck must be the power behind the blade.

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Posting from a phone automatically gives some allowances to grammar and sentence composition, but I've got to say-- I work with foreign customers with HORRIBLE English on a daily basis, and I couldn't figure out what you're trying to tell the class.
 

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Posting from a phone automatically gives some allowances to grammar and sentence composition, but I've got to say-- I work with foreign customers with HORRIBLE English on a daily basis, and I couldn't figure out what you're trying to tell the class.
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No worries dude i have run a 9'6 western v for 3 years on the front of my dually with either a vbox or a large tailgate salter on the back and i have no frame cracks
 

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Posting from a phone automatically gives some allowances to grammar and sentence composition, but I've got to say-- I work with foreign customers with HORRIBLE English on a daily basis, and I couldn't figure out what you're trying to tell the class.
lol too funny
 
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