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anyone here plow with a 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by ctc5, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. ctc5

    ctc5 Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 19

    06 1500 reg cab short bed? any opinions for light duty no commercial work
     
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Can't speak for these newest trucks, but I ran 1500 extended cab short beds for a long time with no problem (and without any ballast in the bed). Using the recommended ballast, I imagine you'll be smooth sailing with that truck. May want to stiffen up the front suspension (which I never did), but you should do well.


    ~Kevin
     
  3. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    I just traded in a 03 1500 QC Short Bed that had a Boss on it. I also only use for personal use. The front end did sag a bit, lights dimmed a lot, and I had to be careful of overheating when running on the highway. I just bought a 2500 w/ the plow prep package.
     
  4. ctc5

    ctc5 Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 19

    the front end on the 06 is an new design. what years do you guys have. i would love to hear from someone that had a plow mounted on 06
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,903

    Can't help with the new design, but I've had an 8'2" Boss V on a '96 1500 since it was new. No more front end work than the 2500 or 3500 I had.
     
  6. ctc5

    ctc5 Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 19

    on a side note is there anyone local to CT who is interested in buyin a near brand new blizzard 760 lt. 2 seasons barely used
     
  7. ramitall

    ramitall Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    my buddy has an 06 with a fisher 8ft on it he does his own commercial lot and 6 of his rental homes. he switch the 20s to 17s for the winter.no problems with the front end but the truck does squat a lot.with no ballast in the back it is hard to drive.the front end does bottom out over bumps.
     
  8. ctc5

    ctc5 Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 19

    think you can get some pics. It is a 1500 right?
     
  9. ramitall

    ramitall Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    yes it is a 1500.i will try to get some pics next time I go over there.
     
  10. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

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    Try searching my posts. I had a 04 1500 quad cab with a Blizzard 760lt on it. Throw some timbrens on and you'll be fine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2007
  11. ramitall

    ramitall Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    the 04 had a solid front axle still.in 06 they went to independent coil overs in the front
     
  12. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    04 had torsion bar IFS not solid axles.
     
  13. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    i think i remember solid axles in front up to 02-03
     
  14. ramitall

    ramitall Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I was wrong in my last post the 02 and up rams arent solid axles in the 1500s.but in 06 they went to a coil over shock design for a car like ride.
     
  15. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    Hi

    if you haven't got a plow for your 1500 I have a nice one with Dodge Mounts

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    E-mail me if you have any interest
    jphanratty@charter.net
     
  16. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I run a 96 ram 1500 ext cab reg box it plows awesome but u will go through ball joints and u joints like water! just a warning
     
  17. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    We currently have a 1999 Dodge 1500 Sport with a Boss 8'2" vee and a 15' SwingWing.
    Just sold my 1988 Dodge W100 with a Boss 8'2" vee and 8' backblade. I have several buddies that run 1/2 Dodges with 9'2" Boss vees with 16' SwingWings, I also know one of my subs running a 8'2" Boss vee and 7' backblade on an S-10.

    It can be done with the right upgrades and mods.

    2 pennies,:dizzy:
     
  18. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    8'2" boss vee on an s-10????? are you kidding me?? i gotta see pics of that. and i was thinking a 9'2" boss v would be too much for my 3/4 ton:dizzy:
     
  19. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I do not know exact year, but it is a ZR2 extended cab 4x4. I'll see if I have a pic.
     
  20. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Yah thats nuts an s10 with V-plow... how about some pictures of them newer ram 1500s with the 9'2 V's i wanna see how they look to?
    thanks