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9-2 Boss VXT on 05 Dodge 2500..good or bad?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by 4x4Farmer, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    I have a 05 Dodge ram 2500 quad cab with the 5.9. Have always ran 8-2 boss vplow and never had any front end issues. I found a really good deal on a 2 year old 9-2 VXT. Im a little concerned about the extra weight. I have timbrens in and always run about 1200 pounds of ballast. If you would have asked me 2 years ago I would have said I would never put a 9-2 on a 3/4 ton...but now im rethinking it. Wondering what you guys think. I know everyone has there opinion...but Im kinda looking for proof. If you run a 9-2 on a 3/4 ton what have you found?
     
  2. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I run a 9'2" boss flat top V on my 2500hd with the dmax. No adverse effects really- 8' or 9' no plow is friendly to the front end lol.
     
  3. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    thats true
     
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    My VX95 is wider and heavier than the Boss and my truck handles it just fine. My V10 is also very close in weight to the Cummins, after a year of plowing with it I don't have any ball joints/tie rods/hubs etc to replace in the front end either.

    If you have timbrens, you'll be fine - you'll just wear out some front end parts sooner is all.
     
  5. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Depending on how hard you plow you will end up replacing the front end ball joints and rods, we push snow past the curb here and I don't jump the curbs hard at all and every year have to replace them. Never had to in my ford. If you can afford it replace the upper and lowers with mog ball joints. Last alot long.
     
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Carli or dynatech are the best-one and done but are nearly a grand for the set.
     
  7. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Well I did it. Bought the 9-2 vxt. I hope we get so much snow my ball joints are shot by January. lol
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Nice we need pics!