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    I have a '09 Silverado and I'm looking for any info about putting a snow plow on it. Mainly will it screw up anything else, paint, etc? Any info is greatly appreciated, I just moved to Colorado from Louisiana and have next to nothing when it comes to snow driving experience.

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    Driving in the snow is hazardous to your vehicle even without a plow attached. The typical unit plugs into a front receiver hitch. You might want to try driving a season without the plow before you decide to add that to the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jow003 View Post
    I have a '09 Silverado and I'm looking for any info about putting a snow plow on it. Mainly will it screw up anything else, paint, etc? Any info is greatly appreciated, I just moved to Colorado from Louisiana and have next to nothing when it comes to snow driving experience.

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    How are you gonna handle the cold? I mean, I get cold in Feb. when the wind blows, lol. Where from in LA did you move? I lived in Pearl River for 20 years, and now I'm temporarily located in Baton Rouge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean_Green_95 View Post
    How are you gonna handle the cold? I mean, I get cold in Feb. when the wind blows, lol. Where from in LA did you move? I lived in Pearl River for 20 years, and now I'm temporarily located in Baton Rouge.

    I lived about 4 hours north in Ruston while I went to college.

    As far as handling it, I dont know, I'm glad my truck came with the remote start so hopefully that will help with getting ice off. As for me, I have a feeling I will have to invest in alot more cold weather gear than I needed down south.

    To make it worse (and I think sickly ironic) the job I'm lookin at is an over night security job, so I'm gonna be REAL cold.
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    I just put a Boss 8' Super Duty on my 09 2500HD. I had it professionally installed. The plow, install and everything was $3800.00. It's a sweet set-up.

    The only problem with it is that they had to cut the front lower plastic cowl to have the receiver unit put on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jow003 View Post
    I lived about 4 hours north in Ruston while I went to college.

    As far as handling it, I dont know, I'm glad my truck came with the remote start so hopefully that will help with getting ice off. As for me, I have a feeling I will have to invest in alot more cold weather gear than I needed down south.

    To make it worse (and I think sickly ironic) the job I'm lookin at is an over night security job, so I'm gonna be REAL cold.
    ugh, I couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it...
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    How much plowing do you intend to do? What's your typical snowfall, and does it come in big storms?
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    Unless they changed it, if it is not at least a 1500HD you WILL void your warranty if you install a plow on it. Only trucks that are equiped from the factory with a plow package does GM consider plowable. Which is a 1500HD or heaver. Any 2500 or 3500 can have a plow attached and not void the factory warranty, but not a standard 1500 model.
    I just didnt want you to find out the hard way is all.( Not trying to talk you out of doing it.) But I would strongly suggest you give your dealership a call where you bought it and ask if it will kill your warranty.
    Good luck to you. I live in the Buffallo NY area..so I am used to cold and snow.<LAUGH> But still.. I am NOT looking forward to it again this year.

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