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8' Fisher Minuet Mount 02'

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by RoseMan806, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. RoseMan806

    RoseMan806 Member
    Messages: 96

    First off I am new to this site, there is alot of good info here! Secondly I have been searching for about a 1/2 hour now to figure out if installing an 8' fisher plow on my truck is a good idea or not. There are alot of good and bad responses from what I have seen. I don't plan on doing any large commerical plowing, just driveways and maybe a parking lot here or there. The plow I have been looking into is VERY cheap and hardly used so I only need the push plates and wireing harness(NOT CHEAP!) payup

    My truck is a 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 4x4, 5.2, 2500 diesel springs up front and a 2" add-a-leaf in the rear. From what I have seen I'll be installing a tranny cooler, temp. guage and maybe a larger pan.

    Any suggestions would be great, Thanks.

    -Todd
     
  2. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I dont see the problem. I see many 1500's with 7.5 foot plows .. With all the add on stuff it should handle a 8 footer no problem, plus you only plan on doing driveways.The wire harness is kinda pricey though
     
  3. RoseMan806

    RoseMan806 Member
    Messages: 96

    I'm planing on having this all ready by next season so I'll spread out buying equipment so I don't take a big hit all at once. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Not too sure you should go with an 8 footer. 7.5 would be safer. Too much weight on the front axle and suspension. Even with the springs.
     
  5. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I would agree with danno
     
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Yeah, it's still a 1500 front axle- you could go 8' but I would suggest if you want an 8' get the lighter duty setup- the home system- which would be lighter.