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04 wrangler plow suggestions

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by jblankster, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    wats up guys, i have a 04 jeep wrangler, in yellow :D and im looking to get a plow for it. i would prolly be doing just some family/friend's driveways, and when i get good enough try to start working and do light commercial, and residential. what would you suggest? im not sure im going to start working and just do it as a favor for them. but if i do want to start, i dont want to have to buy a new plow. i like the fisher homesteader, but im afraid its too light duty if i start to work. i like the new XLS but i know thats too big lol.

    thanks for all of you guys help. :D
     
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  3. Big Papi

    Big Papi Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have an 07 wrangler and just did a bunch of research on plows and decided the best plow for the buck is the Boss 7' sport duty. You could get the 7 1/2' sport duty if you wanted to but I don't want to push the limit. I ordered mine this am - $3250.00. Everyone makes plows for wranglers the question is which one do you like? Which brand dealer do you have close to you?
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Good advice, local support is critical.
     
  5. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    i dont know where any places are, but i know there are some. im in the chicago area.

    i want to go with the fisher ld or rd or the homesteader, of these which will mount, and work best for what i want to do?
     
  6. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Have you got the plow yet and do you have any pictures you could post?
     
  7. JK-Plow

    JK-Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Fisher doesn't make a mount for the Wrangler. The Homesteader is the only plow they recommend for the Wrangler. The Boss is only the 7 ft. Sport Duty for an 04 Wrangler (they recommend 97 to 02 Wranglers, but it will fit an 04). If you go with a Boss, you will need to beef up the front end on the 04. Curtis makes a plow and then there is Snoway. There are several Wranglers running around with the Homesteader/Suburbam plow and seem to like them. On an 04 Wranger I would go with either a Curtis or Snoway. But the biggest concern should be where is there a dealer near you and how is their service. I have an 07 Wrangler Unlimited with a Boss 7 1/2 Sport Duty and it works just fine for me.
     
  8. d70stang

    d70stang Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I have an 08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that I am looking for a plow for next year to do some driveways, small townhouse's, and possibly small commercial lots. I am narrowing it down to the Sno Way 22 or a boss sport duty 7'6". Do any of you guys that have either of these on your jeeps have any thoughts or could you post some pics? I have closer dealers for the Boss and am concerned about how far the SW's seem to stick out in front of the trucks. But on the other hand I really like the down pressure option on the SW. Great info on this website. Thanks for helping out us newbies.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The SW doen't extend as far as it seems. It's a visual thing because of the clean open look of the lightbar. There's no Pump or pump housing filling the space so it appears to stick further out.
     
  10. d70stang

    d70stang Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    OK, thanks Basher. I am also looking at some issues fitting it in the stall of my garage so it might be tight. Would you be able to give me a measurement for the edge of the front bumper to the farthest point out on the plow (having it straight) for an 07-08 Wrangler. Also do you have any pics of a 22 on a 07-08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited? If so could you post them or let me know where I can find them? Thanks for the help.
     
  11. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    oh i gotta nother question, how have some of you gone about mounting any sort of strobe lights, either a mini edge light bar, or a simple single strobe and whatnot?
     
  12. tjthorson

    tjthorson Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 126

    Yes. I am running a light bar I got off ebay - the kind that uses the windshield bolts and goes over the top of the windshield for 4 fog lights. I used the two center holes and mounted a sho-me 11.1200 amber LED mini bar. Its nice and bright, gets the job done, and allows me to have it on my wrangler, without drilling holes in my hardtop (and it can run in the summer with the softop. Its like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-...015QQitemZ250220860707QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

    Just got a new wrangler to move my Sno-way to - another 05, this one is a rubicon....

    So, i dont have any pics of that setup.... but it looks and works good.

    I bought my lightbar from here:
    http://www.swps.com/ab2shledlowp.html
     
  13. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I don't know if you have a hard or soft top, but I just put a magnet-mounted strobe on my CJ with a hardtop. I set the light on top in the middle, then put a 4" circular magnet (salvaged from a speaker) on the inside -- works great.

    jp
     
  14. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    i have a dual top, i use the hard one in the winter and the softy in the summer. i was thinking about either bolting 2 steel plates to the roof to magnet mount my whelen mini edge to or get a bar like tjthorson said
     
  15. tjthorson

    tjthorson Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 126

    There was a guy, on here I think, that had put a piece of steel on the inside and the magnet mount light on top. He claimed if he hit something hard enough to trip the plow, the light would break free, and the piece of metal would go flying, potentially into his head.

    If you are going to put anything on the inside, please be careful.... I think even if you glue it, it could break free, those tops flex a lot in the middle. Maybe silicone sealant since it would flex some and still hold?

    I like the light bar over the windshield because I still have my strobe for the summer (like when I pull over to help someone out of a ditch or change a flat tire)
     
  16. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    if you were closer i have a western 6.5 ft steel blade off an 03 wrangler 7.5 is a .lot to push w a jeep subarnites suck
     
  17. tjthorson

    tjthorson Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 126

    Just got back from out latest Jeep Jamboree in Missouri. Got some pics - and I remembered this thread since I didnt have one to post with my LED light bar on top of my jeep. Also notice my 6 55w "why did you just cut me off, feel the heat on the back of your neck" homemade hood mounted light bar. ;)

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  18. PLOWIN DOUGH

    PLOWIN DOUGH Member
    Messages: 56

    Cool pics, gotta love jeeps and off roading
     
  19. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    yeah fisher 6.9 ld or a meyers
     
  20. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    I bought a brand new Fisher 6'9" LD minute mount 2 seasons ago for my 04 Wrangler Rubicon. Works great, installed at Fisher dealer with Timbren blocks.