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Could this western work?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by cjshloman, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have a chance to pick up a complete western elec/hydro setup that was originally on a chevy(73-91) mounts, 7.5', pump frame lights wiring and controller for $400. I know the mounts will need fabbing, but if I do fab them, I should just be able to wire it and use it? It will be going on a '98 wrangler. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a friend that is a great welder fabricator so the mount wont be too bad.....price wise at least...lol. but any tips would help. I just cant get the $$ to buy a set up for a tj right now. Here are a few pics of the plow. thanks.




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  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    that looks like a 8' plow
    can you make it work yes, I think it will be too heavy for your jeep frame
    you will need to up your front springs and ad a lot of counter weight
     
  3. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    This one might be the better way to go....fisher, all included for $500obo. prob do this set up.

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  4. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 175

    I was going to say the same thing; it looks like a 8ft plow. Plus, it looks like a Western Pro Plow which is heavier duty than the typical plow. It would be heavy even on a 1/2 ton. I think it'll be really heavy on your Jeep. My brother has one just like it on his 1/2 ton and it pulls it right down w/o air shocks up front. Not a bad deal though.

    You could always buy it and then keep your eye out for a Western blade only for sale which you can usuall buy for around $200-$300 and put a lighter duty one on the same mount.
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549


    This is a lighter plow (only 2 trip springs) However being a speedcaster the the entire head gear (plow lights,pump, lifting ram all that **** stays on the jeep just the plow and aframe comes off.
     
  6. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501