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08 f150 uni-mount?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 86f350, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    I have a clean 7'6" uni-mount. Does western make a mount for my 08 that will work. I know i will probably at least need the ultra to uni adaptor. All there website is saying is the use the HTS. But i have the uni set up and dont really want to shell out the cash. Also any idea on the weight difference betweem the HTS and the 7'6" uni? Thanks
     
  2. maxximus98

    maxximus98 Member
    Messages: 52

    I have an 08 silverado. I had to do the ultra- uni-mount upgrade. as far as I know western is not making uni-mount setups any more!
     
  3. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    i just did that with my 2004 f150! you have to buy the ultra mount brackets #3239 and then the unimount conversion bracket #27170. for the wiring harness i reused the truck harness that came with the plow. everyone will say that you nned to buy the 2-plug isolation harness ($600). big waste of money if you ask me. if your good with wiring i can give you diagrams to wire them in. i wired the harness into the truck
     
  4. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    ya diagrams would be great. How do you like the set up? Are you running timbrens or any other things? Thanks
     
  5. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    nothing but weight in the bed, its the first season so im still working issues out. ill send the plow diags first then pics when i pop the LH headlight out to make it compatible with my unimount thats the drl style. leaves the one head light one, but both go out on the other its weird lol
     
  6. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    sounds good. Thanks
     
  7. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    The adapter for the mount will certainly work, but it looks like a lot of extra hardware, and I've heard it can reduce your ground clearance.
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    I feel like you'd almost be better off getting the regular ultramount for the truck and then getting a welder to attach the unimount mounting part from your old truck to that for a more permanent setup.

    -Jer
     
  8. 86f350

    86f350 Member
    Messages: 64

    Thats what i was thinking. My dad has the adaptor and its big and bulky and definetly has less ground clearance. I might just have to fire up the welder and make it myself. Thanks
     
  9. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    even if you do that, you still need to maintain a 9.5 to 10.5 inch ground clearance, so the point i moot
     
  10. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I'm sure some people would be interested in how this comes out, make sure to document the process and post some pictures on this thread!

    -Jer
     
  11. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    here's some of the basics i took while i buttoned up my wiring for my unimount.... DSCN1893.jpg
    This is how i wired in to the head lights
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    here's the low/high beam relays coming from the harnes. (headlights not plugged in yet)
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    here's the marker light and turn signal wires
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    this is the plow relays and the additional relays to give the headlights full battery voltage
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    power and ground for the additional relays (10 amp fuse)

    DSCN1893.jpg

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    DSCN1894.jpg

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    DSCN1896.jpg
     
  12. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    DSCN1897.jpg
    overview of wiring behind the headlights
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    motor relay with relay power

    i have more pics in the camera....

    DSCN1897.jpg

    DSCN1898.jpg