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98 Tacoma What do i need to do to add a plow?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by potatomansoup, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. potatomansoup

    potatomansoup Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hi, I am new to this site so forgive me if this has been answered in the past.
    I have a 98 Tacoma, I want to add a plow, It has 4cyl and is 4x4.
    Do I need to do anything to the truck before adding a plow? Shocks etc...
    Also I would love a recomendation of what plow I should purchase.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Snoway 22 series is a great match for that truck. I've set a number of them up with excellent results.
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    If you go with a heavy plow (meyers, fisher) timbrens will help a lot with the ride with the plow on. WIthout the plow, its going to get stiffer, but they do take corners better too :-D I run timbrens on my two toyota's. I run fisher LD's on trucks just because thats what the first plow I found was and I try to keep them the same for parts interchangeability. I do like my snoway on the ford with the down pressure. and the 22 series is much much lighter than the fishers. With a lighter western or snoway you may not need timbrens

    Toss 300-400lbs of ballast in the bed and you're set.
  4. potatomansoup

    potatomansoup Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    So I picked up a fisher minute mount plow for my tacoma, got it used, do I need to put new shocks onm my truck to take the new weight?
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    with a MM you're going to want to put something up there to help with the front end. the MM's are heavy for their size. You may be able to find some air shocks that you can air up when its time to plow. Mine are primarily work trucks so I just shove a set of timbrens under 'em and go in about 20 minutes.
  6. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Shocks control rebound not weight, Timbrens are extended bump stops, they'll help, fairly simple to swap out. If you want to improve it's suspension capability you'll have to change the front springs out. They make heavier duty ones for the front and rear, all sorts of parts for the Taco's

    check out this link-->http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=63&Itemid=53

    That'll get you in the right area.. if you have any questions give 'em a call, they sold me my front springs, work well!! Hope this helps, Matt
  7. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Springs, shocks, trimbrens, crank the t bars if it has them but i dont think it does, and balast.
  8. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171


    I'd second Bashers statement, and not because of anything but the math. Look at the thread above, you'll see that the Weights speak for itself...