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New Jeep what size plow

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Joe Lombardo, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    Just purchased a new Jeep Wrangler sport and will be putting a Meyers drive pro plow on it. My question is what size plow will this vehicle handle?
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I would not go less than 7' I use 7 1/2
     
  3. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    My options are limited to either the 6'0" or the 6'8" in the Meyers plow. I think from what you are saying I should go with the 6'8". Any other info you are willing to give me will be appreciated. I traded in my F250 for this Jeep and hope that I made the right choice.
     
  4. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    6ft8 would be good.
    you did just what i want to do.
    imo i dont think you made a mistake what type of plowin are you going to do with it???
    can you post some pics when you get everything hooked up.
     
  5. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    From what I've heard, the 6.8" Meyer Drive Pro is a great plow for
    a Wrangler. I'll prolly be getting another Jeep with that same
    plow next year sometime. If you get it please report back and
    let us know how both perform.
     
  6. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I plowed with a kid this year he has a rubi with a 6'6" meyer on his and it does great good luck.
     
  7. snowrangler

    snowrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I put a 6.8drivepro on my 01 Wrangler sport. Going into my 2nd year with it if I was to do it again I might go one size bigger due to the wide track of my tires-ect.At full angle my tires track over windrow.But all that said its nice to be able to plow between cars in my works parking lot.also works on wider sidewalks,bike pathes and places big plowes will never venture!!
     
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Exactly ...
     
  9. yamahagrizzly

    yamahagrizzly Member
    Messages: 33

    theplowmeister not to go off topic but why do you have a dana 60 rear with 31 inch tires? you must have like 4-5 inch of clearance under the axle?

    i am putting a 7' 6" speadcast on my jeep i think it will be a good combo
     
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I used to do a LOT of off roading. I use 33" tires for off road I wanted a reverse cut rear end and a reverse cut D44 is no stronger than a D35 so I went with a D60 reverse cut.
     
  11. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I would go 7', had a 6.5' on my old YJ, an extra 6" would have been nice. If the snow is too heavy you can always pick the blade up.
     
  12. yamahagrizzly

    yamahagrizzly Member
    Messages: 33

    what dana 44 did you compair to? there are several guys with 44s in my club that run 36-39 inchh tires on a 44. i see other snap d35 with 31's. why not go with a 8.8 they are cheap have disk breaks and cheap easy to find parts. i have a dana 60 at my house that i refuse to install because of weight and ground clearnce issues. my off road jeep has a 9" and the one in my sig is getting a 44 asap there is zero advantage with a 60 over a 44/8.8 just to run 33 inch tires. i ran 38 inch tires all last season with my 9" and dana 30 front i did fine. i wasnt stupid i knew i was pushing my luck but i did fine..

    where did you go wheeling? what club do you belong to?
     
  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    There is if you want a REVERSE CUT diff in the back to straighten out the drive line. A reverse cut D44 ring gear is no stronger than a D35 non reverse cut.

    Moab, NM, AZ, CO, WY, ID, CA, NV, WA, MA, ME, NH, VT
    Clubs; non current
    Patriot Jeepers and NewEngland and BayState Jeepers
     
  14. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I would recommend going with the Snoway 22 7'6" with Down Pressure or as a close second is the SnowDogg MD 75 (7'6").. If your brand loyal, then one of the Fisher Homesteader 7'4"/Western Subrubanite 7'4" twins may work.

    But a 7'6" blade would really be wise as at a full sweep, your probably looking somewhere between 6-6.5' of coverage. On a Jeep thats about 74" wide (6'2") your going to appreciate the larger width sizes...
     
  15. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Fisher Vplow on Rubicon?

    Plowmeister my good man, May I ask you a question? What exactly would I need to do to my stock 2004 Jeep Rubicon to put on a Fisher Vplow? It seems like it would be to heavy. But you clearly have figured out the salution.:salute:
    Thanks
    Ken
     
  16. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

  17. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Thanks very much Bigdboots, Guess I will stay with what I have. I am not as handy or skilled as the Plowmeister. Nice work he did to get it working. I wonder how different the Fisher mount I have on the jeep is from the Vplow mount ? hmmm Ill ask dealer,LOL

    Best of Luck with tomorrow nights storm!!
     
  18. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I'm also very interested to see if a fisher v plow is possible on a jeep?... its like 800 lbs tho..... ANYONE????
     
  19. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Meyer makes a 7 1/2 V thats under #600 :) that is less than the Fisher RD plow ive used on jeeps for better than 24 years.
     
  20. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    but it's a Meyers..........