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Front End

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by RAM-97, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. RAM-97

    RAM-97 Junior Member
    from eastern
    Messages: 2

    I Recently Mounted A Fisher 7.5 Rd Mm2 To My 97 Dodge Ram 1/2 Ton 6.5 Box W/5.9 Liter Engine. I Placed 600 Lbs. Of Ballast Behind The Rear Axle. I Only Plan To Plow Two Residential Driveways That Are Located Next To One Another. Do I Require Any Additional Modifications To The Front End Of My Truck?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2004
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    Sounds like a roll to me unless front is sagging or feel too soft to you with plow on.
     
  3. RAM-97

    RAM-97 Junior Member
    from eastern
    Messages: 2

    Thanks For Your Reply,
    I Have Been Reading So Many Different View Points On The Subject That It's Confusing. The Truck Has Very Little Sag When The Blade Is Up, I Would Say Maybe An Inch Or So. The Shocks Are Probably A Little Tired As The Mileage Is In The 66 Thousands. When I Was Looking Through The Dodge Forum, It Seemed That The General Consensus Was Toward Replacing The Springs With H-duties. My Truck Has A Towing Package, With A Transmission Cooler, But I Don't Know If That Includes A Heavier Suspension Pkg Like The Plow Package Does. Would I Get More Responses By Posting My Question On The Dodge Forum Instead Of Personal Use Sight.
     
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    A dodge 1/2 ton of that era is a lot stouter than a ford 1/2 ton of that era so I see no real issues if is it is not sagging with current springs and you did your homework and got your ballast too. Good Luck! :waving: