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9'2" on a Dodge 2500Hd

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by 04f350powerv-xt, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    What do you think, can a brand new dodge 2500HD manage a 9'2" boss power v-xt? Truck has the plow prep package with the hemi.
     
  2. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Regular or quad cab?? Steel or Poly? What year truck? Most likely yes, it would.

    p.s.: not posting in the photo section might help also. :)
     
  3. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    sorry wasn't thinking when i posted here. It's a regular cab with the steel 9'2".
     
  4. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Yea, you should be fine. The Boss quickmatch on their site says that the 9'2" XT will work.
     
  5. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Now does anyone know if the mount off my 2004 f350 will fit onto a 2009 dodge 2500HD?
    I am guessing that it will not fit, anyone know what a new mount is worth?
    Also how hard is it to remove the wiring and mount for that plow, just wondering if i should takle it my self or get some one that knows what they are doing to do it. The mount should be simple i think, just a few bolts?
    Also for a snow ex 7500 salter, is the wiring easy to take out??
    Thanks.
     
  6. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    The mount will most likely not fit. A new one will range from $350.00 used to $550.00 new. The wiring harness for the snow ex should be easy to take out. good luck
     
  7. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    If i may ask...why the change from diesel to gas?
     
  8. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    $550? Ouch! got rid of the diesel because i was sick of dropping money into that truck, and i don't really do much towing so i figured a gasser would do me fine. Any one running 2500hd's with 1.5y salters? How do they hold up, should i drop a few extra leaf springs in it? How about the front end will it need some work to hold the heavy 9'2" boss v blade.
    Thanks.
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are going to run with the salter full and have your plow on you will be over your GVWR. Lots of guy running 2 yard salters here with boards on top to make them bigger and they are using 3/4 ton trucks. Not saying it is a good idea but lots of guys doing it.
    I would think your front end should be fine since you have the gas truck. You might want to put in Timbrens for a little extra help.
     
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Or instead of Timbrens, you can run a 2" leveling kit. My front end barely moves with my 9.2 V-XT
     
  11. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    bltp how does your truck handle that plow? Does the hemi have enough power to get through the deep heavy stuff?
    Guys run 2 yards on a 2500? I was busting leaf springs on my F350 running 1.5 yards. Thats why i was worried about putting 1.5y on the 2500.
    Thanks for the help
     
  12. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I would try runnin air bags on the back, that may help
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Were you running straight salt or sand/salt? 1.5 yards of straight salt should weigh about 2700lbs. Aren't those salters around 500 lbs.?
     
  14. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    i run straight salt untill supply gets low and they start to mix it with sand. I think the salter weighs 700 #.
     
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I wouldn't have any problem running that salter in a new truck.
     
  16. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    i was at my local boss dealer today and he told me i would not like the way that the boss trucks plow. He said they do not have enough power.....? Any truth to this, expecially since i am used to having a f350 diesel is the ram 2500 hemi going to disapoint?
     
  17. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Didn't know Boss made trucks. Do you mean Dodge trucks?

    That Hemi should plow just fine. Where are you located?
     
  18. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    located in hamilton.
    Don't see many dodge plow trucks around, makes we wonder if there is a reason for it.
     
  19. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I plow with Dodge trucks. My main truck is a 05 Quad cab and I have the Cummins. I am running the Western 9' Pro Plus w. Wings and I have the 1.5 yd salt dogg. I installed the Timbrens on all corners of the truck and it handles it just fine. Still rides nice too if I may say so.
     
  20. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I can't comment on the comparison between a Ford diesel and a Dodge Hemi because I have never plowed with a Diesel. I am sure that you will experience some torque loss going from one to the other.

    However........I can say that I have NEVER run out of power plowing with a Hemi. I have run out of traction when I don't have any ballast, but never out of power. Like I said before, I enjoy plowing with my Dodge Hemi so much I went out and bought a second one.