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08 Ford F-250 low ground clearance

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Case 445, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    I have a 08 Ford F-250 with a Western MVP Plus 8' 6'' and with the receiver's on i have really low clearance in the front. Whats the best way to gain clearance?
     
  2. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    What do you have have for actual clearance?
     
  3. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    I have about 10 to 12"
     
  4. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I only have 8.5 inches to the bottom of the receiver on my 07 F350.
     
  5. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    Do you have problems pushing snow over curbs or any problems like that?
     
  6. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    No they will clear a curb, and they don't hit parking dividers either. If you have the plow on and you have it up and try to go over a tall curb they sometimes will hit. I just drop the blade once the plow is over the curb, then the truck will clear just fine because the weight of the plow isn't pushing down on the springs.
     
  7. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    Do you have a MVP? How far off the ground is your plow when it up all the way? I have about 400lbs in the back of my truck. If i have it back in the v all the way the outside edges are about 4" off the ground.
     
  8. six4powerstroke

    six4powerstroke Member
    from CHICAGO
    Messages: 42

    install a leveling kit on your truck..
     
  9. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Western dont recommend that plow on the truck thats why .....check out the website
     
  10. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I just checked there web site and it doesnt say anything about not installing the plow on that truck. I even checked the wide out on that truck and its ok
     
  11. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I don't have a v plow but at full angle the low side is probably at about 4''. As you increase the height of the truck you may have to reconfigure your plow so the aframe stays level. If your aframe is level right now you really won't gain anything by raising the truck. Your aframe has to be level so your cutting edges wear evenly in all positions.
     
  12. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    I just found out i have the lightest springs on the front. They are 4,000lbs springs, what comes on a truck with a snowplow package?
     
  13. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    What are the specifics of your truck. Diesel or gas, cab configuration, short or long bed.
    There is a code inside the drivers door that can be looked up to tell you what springs it has
    If it has the diesel and plow prep it should have the 6000lb springs. But that isn't to say someone didn't make a mistake
     
  14. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    6k. That's an easy upgrade on the 05 and newer super duties, and the coils are fairly cheap at the dealer. Thumbs Up
     
  15. Case 445

    Case 445 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 18

    I have a reg cab long box with a 5.4
     
  16. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    how do you know by the code what springs you have?
     
  17. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I think the 5.4 gas has the 5600lb springs, I have the 5.4 with a Western and don't have any clearence issues. Yes it does sit lower when the ultramount adapters are in, but that would be on any truck. Some are worse then others. I have a hard time comprehending that your truck has 4000lb springs

    There is a 2 letter or # code on the drivers door that stands for what springs you have.

    I will look at my truck tomorrow to see what is there
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  18. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    All my Fords just list a FAWR, not a code. :confused: I can believe a 5.4 reg cab w/o plow prep having 4000lb FAWR, seems about right. My extended cab short box 5.4 had 4400 FAWR. Good news on the fords is they all have a 6k axle, so all you have to do is upgrade the springs. Thumbs Up
     
  19. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    My 2006 f350 CC with the 5.4 also had the 5600 springs. I didn't realize that until last year. Had them changed out to the 6000lb springs. Much better now. I run an 8.5 MVP with wings.