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2011 Ford F-250 Diesel Plow InstAll

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ToddM NJ, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Has anyone installed a western plow on a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel? Doing it on Sunday and was looking for tips
     
  2. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Just finished install on my 2013 F350. Did fleet flex truck side for a wideout
     
  3. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    How hard wAs the install? Did you have to remove bumper?
     
  4. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Not hard. Yeah you should take off lights, grille and bumper. There is no room with diesel so taking those off helps a lot. And it's really easy to remove it all. What kind of plow u running? St right blade, wideout, vee?
     
  5. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    It is a straight blade ultra mount 8 foot
     
  6. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Ok, so u have more wiring and solenoid to mount. It's really tight. Most wiring will mount behind drivers side headlight
     
  7. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks so much. How is installing the mount
     
  8. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Fine. Another set of hands to hold mount while u bolt thru frame would help, but can be done alone. Just follow directions and measure the width like they say.
     
  9. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Thanks will let you know tomorrow afternoon how it goes
     
  10. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Quick question how long it take for everything?
     
  11. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Took under an hour to take it all off. Headlights have four 10mm bolts. Grille has 4 or 5 10mm bots on top. Then the take a long flathead and reach inside of grille and push down on 5 tabs that release it and it pops off. Very easy, don't pry. There is a splash guard on the drivers side of grille, up by radiator. Just pry that one off. Bumper was 2 bolts on each side then 2 more bolts underneath on each side, by the back of fog lights. Then pop off the splash guards.
     
  12. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    What was the total time to do the job?
     
  13. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
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    i have done a few most times the mount takes about an hour and the wiring is 45 min. it is best to have a 2nd set of hands and some patients because the directions are not all that great
     
  14. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    I agree, should take a few hours but if it's your first time and you are by yourself, expect half a day.
     
  15. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Ok good. Was thinking five hours for the job. I will have a second set of hands and reading the directions over again tonight. Any other hints you can give.
     
  16. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Getting thru firewall is fun with a diesel. Go behind brake booster on drivers side. Gomet with large wire bundle through it. Next to it is a nipple attached to the grommet. Cut the head off and there's your access. Also, use battery on passenger side for power. Has lugs already on it to hook up to. Drivers side one does not
     
  17. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Did you put ur module behind drivers or passenger side headlight
     
  18. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
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    Drivers side
     
  19. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    This mount is interesting. Directions suck. Does the cross bar get four bolts or two? Also where is the exact measurement get taken?
     
  20. ToddM NJ

    ToddM NJ Member
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    Where you guys put the motor relay kit?