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Dxt on a higher than stock truck?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Ramitt, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Well its been about 2 weeks since i've had my dxt on my 02 ram 2500.. When installing the plow brackets on truck I am at the lowest point I can go(I beam has 1 hole under frame mounts) My ears are still at about 17in from the ground(15.5 is recommended) Now I only have a 2in level on my truck.. The manual states that when in the V position that the edge of the wings wont touch the ground at the ends. Which mine doesnt... The manual says there is an adjustment hole on the plow frame itself which is supposed to help but looking at all the further the hole is back it looks like it isnt gonna do anything... So my question is has anyone used that adjustment? did it make a big difference? Hate to do all that work and it not help my issue... I realize the V is pretty much for initial pass but if I can make it right id like to..

    In this pic the ground is semi unlevel but its not much better on flat paved road either

    Also seems like after I got my plow all these treads pop up of problems.... UGH I hope I get a few years out of mine before it needs work :eek:
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Call this guy. He's a Boss/Snoway dealer and has a two inch leveling kit on his F250 with either a VXT or DXT -on it. I forgot which. But the guys is great and very smart with this kind of stuff.
    John at 847-672-4703
  3. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    You'll be surprised what difference that adjustment makes.

    Lift the blade in the air, put it in scoop, and have a helper stand on it to trip the moldboard. Much easier than the way the manual says since it's new. No losening trip springs or anything. Mine had to go the other way to get the wing tips down in scoop, not v. One hole fixed the problem totally and they were about as bad as your picture shows.

    Cutting edge will wear weird with your push beam too high, though. Needs to be corrected instead of putting a band aid on it.
  4. 3bladz

    3bladz Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    If it's nose down with the wings back then the center will probably be off the ground with the wings forward. Get the truck side right then put the ballast in the bed then set that wedge. You could maybe leave the wedge out or tap a new hole. You might need to retension the trip springs.
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    My pictures are way to big for here
    Just go here http://www.maxwellservicesllc.com/id71.html page down and find the pictures of the plow frame.

    New longer side arms
    New extra tube above push beam
    New Longer side plates
    All this to get to 15.5 inches
    2001 Dodge 2500
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  6. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    How high is your truck? Looks way higher than mine.. I think if I could move my bracket down another hole it would be dang near perfect but what I heard is no lower than 1 hole below the side plates. Problem is my bracket hangs pretty low now.
  7. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    It is 8 inches higher than a 1500 I have that is stock. Maybe 5" higher than a stock 2500.
    I have a different 1500 that has a 2 inch lift that is one hole down. That one is at 15 3/4.

    For you to go lower the rear arms would have to be longer also, mine do not have any more holes to set it lower.
  8. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I really hate to cut up my brackets to get it 1.5in lower. Ill have to see how far its off when its just angled normally.. Like I said V isnt gonna be used that much. Ill use scoop a lot more
  9. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Did you try this to get it flat?
    Lift the blade in the air, put it in scoop, and have a helper stand on it to trip the moldboard. Much easier than the way the manual says since it's new. No loosening trip springs or anything.

    Pull it out towards the truck to get your tips down.
    Try it and see what happens , If you run in scoop a lot it may wear the end faster. Just replace the edge before it gets out of hand.