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Debating to plow

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Embalmer, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I got a 2003 Dodge ram 1500 slt, 4x4, tow group, reg cab, shortbed, 4.7l v8 ect ect. Usually I just use the truck to tow my civil war units cannon, and do alot of mild off roading, and alot of off road recovery of jeeps and other smaller vehicals stuck in the mud. Im wondering wether or not I can safely install a 7.5' sno-way MT plow, that weighs no more than 700 pounds on it, without destroying the front end. And if there is a way to do it without voiding the warrenty. Hear is a pic of my toy :)

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2004
  2. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Scratch that, I just bought a new 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 heavy duty 4X4 with 6 miles on it. Picture soon :D
     
  3. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Is it a diesel? If not the 2500 will handle anything youn throw at it.
     
  4. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    2500 Heavy Duty SLT
    2 door reg cab
    black
    6 miles on it when driven off the lot
    5.7L Hemi
    5 speed auto tranny
    electronic 4x4 (prefered the manual one, but its all they had)
    4.10 gear ratio
    heavy duty plow prep
    tow prep
    and pretty much every bell and whistle avalible.

    now gotta pull the lightbar off my 1500 before I turn it in to the dealer tommorrow, and throw it on the 2500 (thats gonna suck), as well as the step bars, cb radio, and 8.5' steel antena to remount in a rear stake hole in the bed.. Cant wait to have that out front with my dads 2003 3500 hemi duallie, my sis's 1500 hemi quad cab, and my moms dodge hemi magnum.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2005
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,476

    It sounds like you have caught the Dodge bug?
    Welcome to Dodgevill.. :drinkup: in the land of MOPAR :nod:
     
  6. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Sounds nice! I'm jealous!
    Good luck with it and welcome to Plowsite! We can always use another Dodge owner here. May I also recommend the 8 foot Boss Tripedge for your new rig? Now if it would just stop with this rain/sleet "mix" crap and SNOW!!!
     
  7. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    actually, holding off the new truck for a couple months. I had a black pt cruiser, and the color SUCKED to maintain, so I decided to special order a new truck, but the same thing, but in Grey like my current 1500.
     
  8. NU-Plowr

    NU-Plowr Member
    Messages: 36

    My Dodge, first one (other than Durango). :waving:

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    This is a 2000, I prefer the new body style, but hey, I'll take what I can get. I had the entire front suspension checked out up at the dealership in the fall, before plowing. Front end is still in great shape, not even needing the new upper ball joints yet. He said (dealership) they are in pretty good shape but to keep in mind that somewhere down the road they will inevitably need to be replaced if I keep the truck. ( This is not a characteristic limited to trucks used for plowing). I'm pretty sure they changed some things on the frnt suspension though so you many NEVER see the problem. Good Luck with it! I'm looking forward to you getting your pics up!

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  9. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    NIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCEE Truck . Try not to Scratch it!
     
  10. NU-Plowr

    NU-Plowr Member
    Messages: 36


    thanks..........but to late. Bank drive through, the one closest to the building, 6" of snow building on the blade, and a curb that cut out to soon...........you get the picture. :angry: LOL, owell, no one to blame but myself!!
     
  11. Nuttymopar

    Nuttymopar Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 60