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Re: Adding Plow to 94 Z71, Suspension Changed Needed?
Tonight I will investigate how off from level my truck is unloaded. I'll then look into the torsion bars to see if there is adjustment available to level it.
I read in the Summit Racing catalog last night about these air bag things that can be used in the front ends of pickups to help with additional loads, like plows, winches, etc. They cost a little over a $100 and then you can by an on-board air compressor so that you can adjust on demand. Do any of you have experience with these devices or are they just another gimmick?
The plow I'm putting on my 94 actually came from an early 80's chevy 1/2ton, so I'm fabricating the entire plow frame as it attaches to the truck. I'm making it modular so that I can remove the upper portion (which contains the pump, lights, etc) during the summer months, leaving the lower portion (where the plow a-frame mates) fixed to the truck frame. It's quite interesting and has taken much of my time. I've attached a .jpg picture of the AutoCAD design I came up with. Dimensional information isn't recorded on this picture, but I'm sure I could make it available to anyone who's interested, once I finish designing and fabricating it. What do you think??