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Installing boss plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 04f350powerv-xt, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    how hard is it to do the full install of a boss mount and wiring on a 2009 dodge ram? I was at my dealer and they quoted me over $750 for a new plow mount including install, then 3-4 hrs labour to install wiring for plow which i am taking off my old truck, then $70 for the light adapter and whatever labour charges to install it. So around $1300??????
    That seems high to me what do you guys think?
     
  2. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    well probably in the states it would run $900-$1,100 depending the paticular distributor/dealer. I know you guys are getting nailed with the exchange rate. It probably isn't to bad of a price, bc of the exchange rate.
     
  3. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    I just helped a buddy do an install an his '09 Dodge 2500 Heavy Duty and it actually was easier than any Ford install and not much harder than a GM install.
    You need an LTA04770B Undercarriage, and a MSC09993 Light Adapter Kit, which he picked up at our Local BOSS Dealer for $560 + tax.
    I have some recommendations:
    -set-up the truck on jackstands in the front, remove the front wheels,
    -remove the drivers side fender well from the inside,
    -remove only the front bumper (pay attention to its mounting bolt position)

    I took some photos of where I mounted the Main relay pack, the solenoid, and the Turn Signal relay pack, along with where I ran the wiring harness both under the hood and into the cab. I am anal retentive about having an install looking clean and straight from the factory. The Dodge trucks still require you to drill 6 holes into the truck frame, but are all very accessible.

    Hope this helps, and I think your dealer is charging way too much money for the package...
    They should be charging about $500 total for the install, and even retail on the parts you need are $620.
     
  4. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    wow so it is a big job....
    not for the mechanically handicaped, so i will have swallow my pride and open my wallet.
     
  5. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    500+620 = 1120
    the exchange rate was as much as 20% ; which would equal 1344
    it is now about 8% ; which equals 1209
    so its a give and take, but like deckscape said retail 620
     
  6. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    well i can't expect them to do it for free....
    it's a boss dealership, maybe i can make them a deal, like i'll plow your parking lot??
     
  7. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I just put BOSS PRO-V XT truck side wiring from an 06 Ford into my 99 dodge in about 5 hours tonight all by my lonesome. However, our trucks are very different and mine requires no drilling, just some reaming. I'd say installing the kit yourself is extremely beneficial to an owner/operator. You can install the kit how and where you want it and when you have trouble. You'll have personal knowledge of where everything is, how it works, and who the idiot was that installed it.:waving:

    My suggestion, If you're not comfortable with drilling the carriage holes, at least attempt the wiring with a qualified friend and have the dealer install the mount.
     
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    AiRhed - Please tell me you got the 9'2"
     
  9. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Haha, Hey Camden!

    Youbetcha. I took your advice and picked up a 9'2" Steel V-XT from a local guy. We'll find out tomorrow when I pick it up if I did it all right!
     
  10. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    hey deckscapes, i would love to see some pictures if you wouldn't mind posting them.
    thanks
     
  11. Troybaseball21

    Troybaseball21 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 82

    I just installed the wiring and mount on my 05 Dodge 2500. Install wasn't too bad. Little time consuming, but I would say only if you have mechanical experience. I had to drill 2 holes in each side of my frame for the mounts, and then fab the mount to hold the plug mount. (Plastic bumper makes it hard to secure the plug to on the truck side. Wiring wasn't that bad, just routing it to stay clear of moving parts.
     
  12. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If you can drill holes, then you can mount a Boss on a Dodge. Wiring is really no big deal if you have done any sort of automotive electrical before. I tell you what, you learn quite a bit about your setup when you do it yourself and IF you ever have a problem, you are that much better off to fix it yourself too.
     
  13. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Hey 04f350, PM me your email address and I will send you all of the photos we took for the Dodge install.
     
  14. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    pm sent,thanks
     
  15. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Do it yourself, If your not sure about the wiring call a friend and slip him some cashpayup It will still be a ton cheaper than going to a dealer. Ive done all of my own installs and its almost second nature now. Pick a nice afternoon, get out the tools and get it done. Good Luck
     
  16. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Just did my install on a 2009 F-250. I'm not very machinecly inclined but it took 2 hrs for the mount and 4hrs for the wiring. Dealer was going to charge me 1,800.00 for the install, mount and wireing cost me 1,100.00
     
  17. pike647

    pike647 Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1

    I have a 2008 Dodge Ram Quad cab and trying to install a BOSS PLOW, I would appreciate if you could send me your pics, I also like a clean install.

    email: jax647@sympatico.ca
     
  18. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I agree with all of you, when you do your own install you understand what wires are what, same with relays. That way if your out in a storm and your headlights quit you know to check your relays first instaed of paying your dealer! Just my. 02¢

    I've done all my own installs, I had mine completly mounted and wired in about 4-5 hrs.

    I even a few yrs ago I fabed a 88-98chevy silverado mount to be a direct bolt on to my 05 Dodge ram, drilled a few holes, switched sides around and I was plowing( no welding was required)

    So all in all I suggest you do it your self, maybe even with a friend or brother!
     
  19. revdwg

    revdwg Member
    from canada
    Messages: 51

    hey guys my plow mount is coming in tomorrow and will be installing it myself tomorrow on my 2005 dodge ram 3500. i was reading the install instruction on the internet and it says i have to take the bumper off. is this right. can it be done without taken the bumper off? what does it benifit taken the bumper off?
     
  20. brianhscott3

    brianhscott3 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Deckscapes

    Do you still have the pictures of where you mountes the wiring on the dodge snow plow install

    Elitelandscapesnj@gmail.com

    Let me know