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1500 dodge

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by EricD701, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    My friend has a 2004 1500 dodge and the Boss site tells him 7.6 std duty.

    He likes my 7.6 V and was woundering if his truck would hold it.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Legally? No..not even close.

    Physically? With a sizable amount of ballast and $1000 worth of suspension upgrades it will. For a while.....
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    if he put it in the rear bed:jester:
     
  4. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    What is the 1500, a regular cab or quad cab? If its a regular cab short bed it is more feasible than if its quad cab. The reserve capacity on the front axle for a regular cab is around 1000 lbs...whereas a quad cab is about 700lbs, that is without a driver or passenger. Like B&B said, it is possible if he spends alittle money to help the front end out a little bit, and carries enough ballast in the bed. The truck will be over the GVWR, but i know if you were to weigh up many other peoples trucks with the plows and ballast they would be over-weight for sure.

    Even if his truck is a quad cab, he could mount the plow, it would just be that much more over-weight. Its not like he would be plowing with the whole family with him though.
     
  5. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Thanks for the help I will let him know.
     
  6. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    I have a 7'6 V on my half ton Dodge. get 2500 springs from a junk yard and/or level kit spacers off ebay. i have had no problems with anything. I ran the stockers for a while not to bad but would sack out on big bumps. I wouldn't hesitate.

     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yours is a '98, he's asking about an '04. Two completely different animals. ;)

    Can you hang a vee on a '98 1500? Yep sure can.
    Can you hang it on an '03-up IFS 1500? Nope.
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    X2 :nod:

    Anything bigger than a 8' straight will rip that truck apart. A friend of mine just put a 7.5' Western Midweight on his '05 1500 QC and without any suspension mods the truck is fine but I wouldnt go much heavier or too much bigger than that. Weighs like 560lbs

    If you want to take Get Plowed's advise I have some springs for you :D. May take A LOT of work though;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  10. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    :eek: Yup sorry guys. Spaced it on the IFS. :sleeping: Good Torsions and better CV's or 2500

    Feel Like an @$$.
     
  11. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Curious how better CV's are going to help the suspension. Also, is it common practice to replace the torsion bars?

    How about a turn on the torsion key and a set of Timbens :nod:
     
  12. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    They wont help suspension but with the load of the plow. I know of 2 chevys that broke a CV last winter. You can buy torsions with different load ratings. More progressive tension.
    Stock ride with no load.

    I just dont really care for Timbren's. But thats me.
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    But we're dissussing a 04 1500 Dodge not Chevy. Hard to replace coils with a torsion bar.
     
  14. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    Umm what did I miss? Coils on a '04 Ram 1/2 ton
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    :confused: An '04 1500 Dodge is torsion bar, not coil.
     
  16. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It wasn't a question on my end. I used the proper punctuation in order to clarify that fact. :salute:
     
  18. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    This comment through me off :eek: