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Mixed reports on a 99 Ram 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Banger, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Banger

    Banger Member
    Messages: 70

    So, I have another truck in my fleet of junk and with that said I was thinking of buying a new or newer plow for the 99 ext cab 5.2 SLT Laramie. Its a 1500.

    So I called around and got mixed reports. A few said that the truck cant have anything on there but a mid- weight while others say there isnt even a listing for a commercial blade from Western for my truck. And one seller said it can have a commercial Ultra. I'm confused! All sellers are establlised and reputable!

    One guy said its because of the axles while another guy said its the suspension that limits it. Now.. I thought Rams had some pretty beefy axles being Dana 44's and 60's and also I have a 3-4" Suspension lift on the truck with bigger and better shocks and suporting mods..

    Question:
    who is right and what are my options with my truck and its mods?

    I see Uni's on these trucks all the time. Is there that much of a weight difference from a older 7.6 Uni vs a 08-09 7.6 Western?


    Thanks in advance for any help or advice on this.

    Edit.. BTW.. Is the frame on a 99 250 different from that of a 1500? Would mounts off a 250 fit a 1500? Just curious!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    As long as you run ballast in the back, and take care of the front end it should be ok with a 7 1/2ft commercial plow. Basically everyone on here will say run Timbrens on the front suspension but with a front lift im not sure they would even touch anyways.

    Yes its a 1500, but they have a solid front axle like you said its a Dana 44 i believe in the front. There are plenty of that year ram 1500's that are proving worthy with commercial plows on them. Good luck