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2001 Dodge ram 2500 Blizzard 810 premount advice

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by goths, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. goths

    goths Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    first of all I would like to mention that this would be my first year trying to plow! total NOOB!
    Rig: Dodge ram 2500 CTD 4x4 crew cab 8ft box with a lift kit
    Planned Plow: Blizzard 810
    I am getting a great deal on a gently used 06 Blizzard 810, but I am worried about the weight overload on the front end with the diesel.
    along with the lift kit there are newer spring on the front.
    what do you guys think ? should I go with the Blizzard 810 or the Blizzard 760 HD ( as the web site recommends )
    I am aware that there might be ball joints wear by next summer & etc.
    please advice what you guys think I should do !! I am open for a wide range of options.
    I just want to have a good reliable plow rig while being able to use my truck after the season !
    you guys have given some great comments on most threads hopefully this thread will get some good responses as well !! thanks guys
  2. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    someone correct me if I am wrong....

    my understanding is that Western is the only company that has mounts that are engineered for the proper geometry on lifted trucks....

    that being said.... I say go for it .... but be forwarned that you may be in for more than just ball joints when it comes to repairs....the blizzard is heavy & our front ends need alot of tlc in the spring...

    I have a Snoway 9-2 v plow on the front of my 2500 Cummins truck and have required alot of parts due to wear....but I expected to.... I love my Dodge...
  3. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    It would depend on your spring rate. Alot of lift springs are softer then stock, so they don't hold as much weight. However, if your truck is lifted in the front with spacers, then you should be good to go.

    My 2500 handles the weight of an 8' poly pretty well and I have a 2" spacer up front.

    Go with the 810.
  4. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I had a 810 on a 2005 3500 dodge dually, with timbrens, worked great, just had to keep alot of weight in the back.