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Old 02-03-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Can I Put a plow on my New Dodge?

Okay i just bought a 1997 Dodge 1500 Club Cab Laramie. (Sexy Truck) Its Loaded has everything Even a heavier duty suspension. But it doesn't have a plow package on it. So i was wondering if i could get a 7.5 FT Polyethylene Plow or something light like that and put it on it. Or go buy a Used 7.5 FT Meyers Steel Plow But I don't want to. Mess the suspension Up on it. (It's Brand New the owner put a 2 Inch lift kit on it so new shocks and springs in front and 1 new leaf spring in back i believe) But she also Has 111,638 Miles on it But runs Like BRAND new So If somebody can answer this for me id be glad Thanks XD
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The Dodges are good candidates for plows, as they still had a straight axle, tho not adjustable for height as easy as a GM, and not air baggable as a ford, I've seen some pretty heavy plows on dodges. Your wheelbearings and ball joints will take a beating, but no more so than any other. The frames have all sort of silly bends in the front, but if you mount the supports farther back than normal, no probs. keep it out of OD at highway speeds, you should be Ok, I also, never plow in high range, keeps the tranny around longer due to less heat, and never rock the truck when stuck, Dodge trannys do not like to be slammed into gear, AT ALL.
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IMO ........ I would never put a heavy plow on a 1500, ESPECIALLY on such a nice truck. Wear and tear goes up multitudes. IMO plow mounting should be a fore thought and nothing less than a 2500 when purchasing a truck. Might be OK if you cream puff it but like most the urge to do more is too tempting. If it's for personal use I'd just take the money and get a good used quad.
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Here are some pictures of my 1998 Ram 1500 with an 8 foot Arctic snowplow.
I have a lift kit in, but did a spring swap also.
My truck had stock springs with a spacer block in the front.
I changed the stock front springs to Dayton #350-1202SD ( I paid $145.00 for the pair ) springs.
They will raise the front 1 3/4" over the stock spring.
Each spring is rated at 1770 lbs over the 770 lbs of the stock spring.

If you are the guy driving you truck and only your home and some family members you will have no issue plowing with the 1500.


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