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06 F150 4x4 mount hits everything

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by vwovw, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    why does my mount for a MT hit everything....curbs, my street when i leave my driveway. [​IMG]The tech says that they lowered it so the plow can get a better stance at pushing. ugh my wife needs her truck for things other than plowing. maybe they need to work on getting rid of that horrible chunk of steel off my trucks when i'm not plowing.[​IMG]
    anyone else have this problem?
    If i lift the truck will that ruin my stance? will i have to lower the mount?
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    it's the wifes truck i'll take a pic later:waving:
     
  2. the installation instructions for mine say that the lower pin holes should be between 9 and 11 inches above the ground. My plow is an ST series on a ranger, but it doesn't hit anything.
     
  3. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    what year is your plow?
     
  4. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    because my other trucks plow is higher and the tech said they lowered it in 05 i think.
     
  5. it's an '02 if i remember correctly. I dunno, maybe your mounts are different.
     
  6. vtecricer71

    vtecricer71 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 9

    i have a 05 f-150 with a 2.5 inch leveling kit and my mount doesnt ever touch the ground
     
  7. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    well i have a 01 htv or maybe its a 00 and my wifes is a 05 mt they have the same mounts. so you have the same as well. i think in 05 they started selling they're new mounts on plows other than the st and mt. which i didn't mind cause i can mount my wifes plow on my f250 and use her wireless remote. but in my manual it had her mt at a lower height than my mount.
     
  8. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    but did it before? and what is your height now ....ground to mount?
     
  9. well then it kinda sounds like the mounts were put together to be too low. Yeah if you can show us some pics of the mounts and/or plow that'd be cool.
     
  10. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

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    the mount for a new 05 and up v
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    F250 htv
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    her mt
    i'll get pics of her mount height.
     
  11. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

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    this is how the new dealer installed the mount....weak
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  12. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Raise that puppy up 1 1/2 inches.
     
  14. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    the truck? cause i can't raise the mount anymore. I installed it the first time. my wife had a 05 in silver and wanted a different color. So i payed the new dealer to install it the second time. same thing (hit curbs)except i got the tow thingys to lay flat. look at pics above for pic.
    like they say if you want something done right do it yourself. I was building a house and thought i didn't have enough time to install myself again. plus i didn't have the nuts on a stick.:rolleyes:
     
  15. i don't think he meant raise the truck, raise the subframe 1 1/2 inches. It's too low and like a mentioned before, my ranger mounts are higher than that. The subframe should have multiple holes for different apps to allow different heights. And what's up with that close up of the frame and bolts? It looks like metal is bent and the two pieces of steel don't even mate correctly.
     
  16. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    well the mount is raised all the way up. boy that would be sad if i could install my own plows and not figure out that my mount needs to be raised
    as mentioned above


    this is a certified snoway dealership install. weak
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    i'll fix it spring
     
  17. lol, yeah that's not looking so hot :realmad:
     
  18. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    My Ranger hits on certain driveways. I assume it is because the truck is naturally low and the drives are not in the best of shape where they meet the street.
     
  19. jjcc246

    jjcc246 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Had the same problem with my "05. Installed a daystar or a differant name 2 1/2" lift from ebay (about $100). Sit on top of the coils, very easy install. Plow frame hits nothing and the truck looks a thousand times better. The guy I got the lift from was "springbender" on e-bay.
     
  20. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    cool. i'll check them out. thanks