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Need advice on '08 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by turfquip, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 33

    I want to set up an '08 TRD with a 7.5' plow.

    What brand/model plow would be best suited?

    Also, what suspension mods would be necessary...I want to also run a small salter 300 - 400 lb capacity and carry 1500 lbs bagged salt with me whil;e plowing.

    I almost hate to do this to a really nice truck, but its fit it with a plow or buy another truck.

    Thanks pumpkin:
     
  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    That truck would be great with a 7.5 plow.
    Brand is really up to you, around this area western is the most popular.

    I ran an 88 toyota with a 7.5 blade and smaller salter for many years and it always did well as long as you plow with the storm.
     
  3. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Blizzard Boss or Snoway should do the trick.
     
  4. turfquip

    turfquip PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 33

    Thanks! What about suspension mods?

    Should I add a leaf in the back.... lift the truck a couple inches?

    How about front... I dont want the nose dropping a bunch when I lift the blade.

    I dont mind spending a few hundred to improve the truck's readiness....where is it best spent?
     
  5. App SnowRemoval

    App SnowRemoval Junior Member
    from Boone
    Messages: 24

    I was interested in putting a plow on my truck this year but i just dont think it will work good. I dont even think that there is a company that makes a plow that big for these trucks the biggest i have seen is blizzard in width and height. Let me know if you figure any ideas how to put a good size plow on one i would like a 7.5 with 27" height but i dont look like its possible.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I've set a few Tacos up with 7.5 foot 22 series blades. They are a real good match, no suspension modification necessary but you need about 300 lbs of ballast for good traction and a nice ride attitude.
     
  7. turfquip

    turfquip PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 33

    I like the series 22. I just checked out their site.
    Would you recommend the optional down pressure?
    What can I expect to pay for a series 22 w/down pressure? Without?

    Thanks!
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Prices differ greatly dependent on many factors. Do you have a local dealer?

    Yes; get the down pressure, I don't stock them any other way and the wireless remote is the bomb.
     
  9. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I would do the 22 Series 7'6". Maybe a tailgate Salter with a few bags of salt in the back. Get Timbrens front and rear (insurance as its cheap) and you should be good. I have a similar setup on my Dakota (except using an equivalent of the 26 series 7'6")
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    A 7.5' Fisher HT would work great on a Tacoma IMO.
     
  11. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I don't think they make the plates for Tacomas anymore.
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    That sucks. I think a Fisher HT would be awsome on a Tacoma IMO.
     
  13. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    The Taco front springs are gonna sag hard, you'll end up riding around on the Timberens with the plow mounted. Toyotech sells OME lifted springs (about 1-1.5 inches) and end up leveling the truck with the plow not on If you add a leaf in the rear. I got an '06 Tacoma and discovered real quick how soft the fronts are. Heres Toyotechs' link, I found they were the cheapest are pretty good to deal with, good luck.

    Toyotech-------> http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php