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STIHL GUY
09-28-2010, 12:48 PM
this season i will have my 16HP leaf loader mounted on the front of my 05' 2500HD. i believe the loader is around 600lbs. i was wondering if you guys would recommend adding anything to the front end to handle the weight of the loader or if it will be fine stock. here is what i am looking into...

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/52212-chevy-2500hd.html

mowerbrad
09-28-2010, 07:26 PM
Well, the loader weighs about as much as a snowplow, so you could be fine running with your stock suspension. I have no idea what the things are you are looking at but they are not airbags...it says in the description that they don't require any air when you get them. If you need some help in the front to carry the weight, go with timbrens.

STIHL GUY
09-28-2010, 09:13 PM
Well, the loader weighs about as much as a snowplow, so you could be fine running with your stock suspension. I have no idea what the things are you are looking at but they are not airbags...it says in the description that they don't require any air when you get them. If you need some help in the front to carry the weight, go with timbrens.

its the same concept as timbrens

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-28-2010, 10:51 PM
if you want a true air shock suspension up front look into the firestone air shocks for the ifs fronts of chevys


http://images.autoanything.com/images/products/large/Suspension/firestone_level_rite_air_shocks.jpg

02duramax had em on the front of his truck before it got wrecked and he liked em. can get them here: http://www.truckspring.com/suspension-parts/helper-springs/air-spring-kits/firestone-level-rite.aspx?make=Chevrolet&model=Silverado+2500+HD&year=2002

STIHL GUY
09-29-2010, 06:47 PM
thats a little more $$ than i am looking to spend

blakerugg
09-29-2010, 08:06 PM
if you want a true air shock suspension up front look into the firestone air shocks for the ifs fronts of chevys


http://images.autoanything.com/images/products/large/Suspension/firestone_level_rite_air_shocks.jpg

02duramax had em on the front of his truck before it got wrecked and he liked em. can get them here: http://www.truckspring.com/suspension-parts/helper-springs/air-spring-kits/firestone-level-rite.aspx?make=Chevrolet&model=Silverado+2500+HD&year=2002

even though its out of your price range i just figured id say that they WILL get the job done, i have them and my truck drops about 1/4" when i raise the plow.

Lawn Man Dave
10-02-2010, 08:18 AM
thats a little more $$ than i am looking to spend

You get what you pay for with everything in life.

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-02-2010, 02:47 PM
your gonna drop like 200 on timbrens for the front your truck and it will ride like ****. i have timbrens on all four corners of one of our f350s and it bucks like crazy.

the other two pickups have air bags in the rear and they have a much better ride.

our chevy dump has timbrens on the front to help with the heavy blizzard 810 powerplow.

doubleedge
10-02-2010, 09:50 PM
The airbags that are filled by an air compressor are fairly cheap and easy to adjust. They just fit into the front springs, I believe.

STIHL GUY
10-03-2010, 02:39 PM
The airbags that are filled by an air compressor are fairly cheap and easy to adjust. They just fit into the front springs, I believe.

i have airbags in the rear and i love them but i can not find them for the front for some reason

doubleedge
10-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Doesn't your truck have torsion springs in front? Can't you just adjust them?

STIHL GUY
10-07-2010, 07:38 PM
Doesn't your truck have torsion springs in front? Can't you just adjust them?

i cranked them up but i dont want to crank them too much...i want a leveling kit but that probably wont happen till nxt summer

Albemarle Lawn
10-09-2010, 06:07 PM
Leaf loader is seasonal, if it were a permanent thing then maybe. You won't hurt the truck.

If you also plow, then that's two reasons and maybe you should go ahead with the purchase, otherwise just ride it.