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99 ford f150--frontend upgrade?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hortboy, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14


    Just a smokin deal on a 99 F150 4x4 w/ offroad pkg. Reg cab - 8 ft box. I want to put a plow on the front as a back up for my big jobs and maybe use it for some residential jobs occasionally. I've gotten mixed answers on ---if I need to upgrade the front suspension "spring rubbers" or even stiffer springs. I know when we mount it we always tighten the tortion bars. I don't want to run the truck into the ground and yet I want it to be safe in the long run.

    Let me know your thoughts.
  2. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    150's are made for sightseeing only.
  3. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    hortboy-contrary to santo's, I just saw a late 90's f150 with a plow subframe on about 2 weeks ago. I would probably take a snoway. I have no experience with them, but they have a pretty descent reputation around here. If you got a great deal on the truck, it isn't going to make you any money going to get groceries, and since you say it is only a backup truck/occasional driveway plower, I would say it should work with a light plow. Just my thoughts... Good Luck:salute:
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The F150 will carry a small plow.A 7.5 ft Snoway would be an excellent choice.Add a set of Timbrens and it will carry it fine.