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Acquired this rig for next to nothing. Pretty well road ready. Broke a brake line and power steering return first few days but now no issues.
Picked up this plow for a few hundred bucks. Made a plow bracket myself. Figured I’d post it on here cause I only found a few posts about it.
I had the plow on to see if it functions, but right now there’s no snow so I took it off again to make some repairs and give it a bit of paint. I’ll post a pic next time it’s on.
I have a 2” front and 1” rear level kit ordered as with the plow up this rig is within 2-3” to the ground.
 

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I looked at a few sites and couldn’t find any. I have bilstein 5100 shocks on my ram 1500 and I would’ve went that route for the lift but spacers will do the job I think and they’re cheaper. With the 5100s you’ll get a higher ride height with the same comfort.
 

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So the 2” front level kit is in. I’ll post a pic tomorrow. With the plow down is a big difference. It does look level, put a nice look on the machine as well. But with the plow up I measured 1/2” higher, lol so I’m assuming the spring is still to weak and is sitting pretty much the same place. I didn’t install the rear 1” spacer. Either way a half inch is a half inch I guess, better then nothing.
That’s a lot in some places!
 

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Don't be afraid to try coil spring rubber "donuts". We use them in racing for quick in race adjustments. We even cut different lengths for different desired spring rate changes. I would suggest a full rubber on each front spring.
 

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Don't be afraid to try coil spring rubber "donuts". We use them in racing for quick in race adjustments. We even cut different lengths for different desired spring rate changes. I would suggest a full rubber on each front spring.
Not sure if your referring to the same thing but before I bought the level kit I bought rubber coil spacers. I fought for an hour or so to get one side in and gave up. I got one in but couldn’t get the other.
 

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Not sure if your referring to the same thing but before I bought the level kit I bought rubber coil spacers. I fought for an hour or so to get one side in and gave up. I got one in but couldn’t get the other.
I did say we used them in race cars. You wouldn't want them falling out at 200mph.

Maybe the coil windings on the racing springs are a little farther apart, but yeah they can be a pain. If you already have them though, there are spring spreaders that are for raising a saggy spring. Maybe those would help to get them in. And a lot of silicone grease . . .
 

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Im sure if I wanted them in bad enough I would’ve got them in but after reading they fall out easily I gave up. I 100% could’ve got them in with the Strut out but if I was going that far I was going to install spacers, which I done. Probably wouldn’t hurt to have the rubber ones in as well haha.
I did say we used them in race cars. You wouldn't want them falling out at 200mph.

Maybe the coil windings on the racing springs are a little farther apart, but yeah they can be a pain. If you already have them though, there are spring spreaders that are for raising a saggy spring. Maybe those would help to get them in. And a lot of silicone grease . . .
 

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no counter weight in the back yet, plus still waiting on my level kit. Should be ok i think View attachment 56199 View attachment 56200 View attachment 56201 View attachment 56202
looks good ive got an envoy with a meyers poly plow and my front sagged hard but not that much. To fix what you need is moog 81114 coils, their for the v8 EX /EXT version of this vehicle and the envoy their rated for an additional 500+ pounds and are taller i believe by an inch or so. good for an 1-2" over stock height and MUCH stiffer.
 

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looks good ive got an envoy with a meyers poly plow and my front sagged hard but not that much. To fix what you need is moog 81114 coils, their for the v8 EX /EXT version of this vehicle and the envoy their rated for an additional 500+ pounds and are taller i believe by an inch or so. good for an 1-2" over stock height and MUCH stiffer.
Bought the rough country 2” lift. I installed the front spacers but never bothered with the rear. Seems a little better.
This plow is preferably for a pickup, not a suv of this size. It’s heavy, but for what I want and where I’m going with it, it’s just fine for me.
 
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