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2008 f-350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by skferreri, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I have a 08 f-350 with a 8 1/2 mvp plus snowplow on it.My problem is that my plow lights jump around alot when driving and i was told it was the trucks front end being so stiff.Any opions would be cool
     
  2. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    It dose not have the 2 post lights? If not I would get some. My meyers lights dont move around on my superduty at all and they are 1 post lights. I wish I could help you out more. Did you try to put lock tight on the nut?
     
  3. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    It has the 2 post nut and everything is tight
     
  4. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    does it have the adapter plate to make the lights stick forward from the hood? if it does remove the plates they are not needed the hood will clear with out them.
     
  5. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Green Grass,
    That is exactly what I was going to say. :salute:

    I helped someone last year with this same problem. Remove those stupid extension brackets and rebolt them on the main tower. You will be surprised the difference!
     
  6. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I took the plate of and no change.If any body has a mvp plus on a 08 f-350 please let me know .thanks
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If it's any condolence, my Boss lights did the same thing .It's the price you pay for a strong work truck. Only you can do is put the plow on a Chevy with it's soft ride.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  8. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    thanks for the info
     
  9. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    exactly, they ride like a lumber wagon and i love it ;)
     
  10. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    can you put some rubber washer on it to help with the vibration
     
  11. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    It's really not the vibration it more of a jumpy motion
     
  12. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    oh got ya.....
     
  13. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    can you post some pics of how the lights are mounted?
     
  14. wnyps

    wnyps Member
    Messages: 33

    I have the same truck with the same kind of plow (8.6 MVP), no problems at all with the lights . If you want to look at mine just let me know (I live in depew/cheek.) Darren
     
  15. 66 BADBOY

    66 BADBOY Member
    Messages: 97

    Keep in mind that Ford has a few different spring rate options for their front ends. Starting with the gassers at 4400lbs (supercab standard), 4800 (crewcab standard), 5200 (supercab gasser plow prep), 5600 (CrewCab gasser plow prep). Then they get into the 6000 and up for diesels.

    Your truck will give the FGAWR on the driver's side door jamb. Maybe you could both look at yours to see what they are. Plus, are your trucks the same body (SC or CC) and engine?
     
  16. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Darren maybe some day i can stop by and take a quick look at your set up and compare.
     
  17. Jeff Mishler

    Jeff Mishler Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    part numbers?

    I have an 05 gas F250 SC SB (4400 fgawr). I called 2 dealers to get the 5200 springs and neither were able to look up part numbers. The only advice given was to find a snow prepped 250 on a lot and get the spring code from the same door sticker in the lower right. Apparently that code is the way to the part number. Or a VIN to a plow prepped clone to my truck.
    Anyone know that Ford part number or code to the heavy springs? Also, the plow I am putting on says 5200 minimum fgawr. I will only plow part time (if I can find a place to sub in my area) but would the 5600 or higher be a better choice rather than getting the minimum required 5200 rated springs?
    Thanks.

    Jeff Mishler
     
  18. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    Jeff,
    I have a pair if you want them I put 6500lbs in my F350. Other wise wabash truck works in Ohio can give you the info. They have a web site of www.Powerstrokeshop.com
     
  19. Jeff Mishler

    Jeff Mishler Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Green Grass

    Thank you! I have found 5600# springs are $58 at my local dealer (sounded cheap). What would you want to charge for them? What weight rating are they? I can check on shipping charges with a zip code.

    I was pricing places to do the swap ($225 at a small 4x4 shop in town was best). One guy said I would not need a spring compressor and to do it myself. Another said it did require a compressor. I need to look at a shop manual I guess.

    Jeff
     
  20. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    you can do it yourself will just need an alignment after all you have to do is jack the front on the truck up on the frame then pull the front tires then pull the shock bolts out drop the axle down and switch the springs. All I would charge you is shipping for the springs but that might be expensive do to the weight. my zip code is 55364