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Going to look/buy a Western unimount 6.6 std plow tomorrow have a few questions+pics

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by WhitePlowr, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    hello a few questions. i found a local set up for my 99 cherokee it came off a 00 cherokee guy says its about 5 years old. has wiring, mount, bolts, handheld remote everything. asking $1600.00 so to start when did they stop making western unimount 6.6 std 60120 set ups???? then we can see if its only 5 years old . its not on the jeep so can i use a 12 volt car jumper pack to neg to neg pos to pos on motor to see if it moves etc or will i hurt something???? anything or any red flags i should be looking for? im gonna try to attach some pics tell me what you think im going tomorrow morning. ussmileyflag
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    pics

    pics should work now

    plow 21.JPG

    plow 28.JPG

    plow22.JPG

    plow 27.JPG

    plow 29.JPG
     
  3. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    bought it . guy would not budge $1600 firm
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    He shouldn't have lowered his price.

    You received an excellent deal even if you spend a couple hundred on parts.

    I would spend a little money starting with a new 12 volt motor solenoid, save the one you have for back up,and some Meyer hydra-flush and premium plow fluid and a filter. Drain and flush the system, clean/replace the filter, then fill it back up with a premium plow fluid. Get a tube of dielectric grease and a can of Fluid Film while you're at it and clean all the electrical connections applying dielectric grease and use the fluid film for lubrication and rust protection.
     
  5. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I plan to do it all at the end of summer why hydra flush? where is there a filter? fluid film over other spray on protection?
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    because IMO it is the best, blows WD-40, etc out of the water.
     
  7. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    thanks will talk more when i get working on it
     
  8. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    That's a really clean setup. Nice work and Cherokees plow really well.
     
  9. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    good find man wish i coulda found something that nice good luck with the western
     
  10. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    i know i saw it and jumped like superman from earth to outerspace over it :) real real real happy with it. hi nicks we talked before we need to catch up soon. anyone using a cherokee to plow give me all the info and mods and conditions you have plowed in. hows the weight on the front end?? guys use air shocks but say they are rough and always leaking. other guys do stiffer springs. obviously the timbrens will be added. i feel the trans or t case or something is gonna snap plowing a full load of snow with that thing.
     
  11. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Here's a bunch of pictures/videos of my Cherokee: http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/sets/72157625968849764/

    I installed a tranny cooler (biggest one they had at Advance Auto) and the air shocks I had leftover from my lifted TJ. They're too long and limit upward travel, but the correct ones (for the rear of a TBird) should work great. They're bolt in and the air pressure can be adujusted, so stiffness shouldn't be an issue. Air leaks are probably more the result of improper sutep than anything else. Other than the cooler and air shocks, I haven't done anything and it's a tank. Oh, I do have a set of Winterforce tires on it that probably make a world of difference. So, tires, air shocks, trans cooler and some weight in the back and you're ready to go.
     
  12. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    i might upgrade to a wrangler but like the cherokee. what other difference is ther besides a solid frame???????. and on the older wranglers front leaf springs. engine trans t case diffs suspen size weight etc to me they are pretty close but the solid frame is important im guessing ...........
     
  13. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    so much is that engine and trans working when you are pushing all that snow??????? seems like if a big pick up is doing the same work a small suv must be taking twice the abuse............
     
  14. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    start with there are hundreds of us using them (jeeps) I guess we got it all wrong.

    with Jeeps we are pushing 6 to 7 1/2 foot plows trucks 7 1/2 to what 9 foot (including wings)

    we arnt stupid we dont plow wallyworld with them, driveways dont have as much snow buildup to push
     
  15. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    i know they are good but cherokee vs wrangler .......... what are the biggest differences that are important for plowing besides the solid frame? anything else
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    the back is closer to you (easier to judge distance when backing up. I can plow sideways in front of a 2 car garage and the wrangler turns tighter and in the wrangler you sit up higher (better viability of the plow) wranglers hood is narrower (better viability of the plow) Its got a frame.

    I by my jeep for plowing I want the vehicle that will make me the most $$$ I dont want to plow wallywold or town streets I plow driveways. (that is period)
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  17. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    ok how about mechanically? is one strong than the other stock obviously. drive train? suspension?
     
  18. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Axles same wrangler and Cherokee
    engine same
    trans I dont know
    transfercase same (i think, I dont know of a difference between them)
     
  19. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    im guessing the diffs are about the same height?? the only way is to get off those 15" rims and get some meaty tires to gain a few more inches for better clearance for traveling and some other situations. i hate low diffs :)
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    They make lift kits for Cherokees.