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new truck!

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by mopar/hiniker, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. mopar/hiniker

    mopar/hiniker Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 22

    just got a new truck some one ruined my 1500 when they put the plow on. So i got a 2002 club cab with a 24v i-6. Now heres the hard part im leaving hiniker plows i dont think they are that great anymore. and they give you no off season ground clearenc. so i think im going to go with a boss straight blade any thoughts on the plow? and what upgrades should i put in the truck.
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    care to elaborate....who did what to your 1500 and how did it ruin it? What truck did you replace it with and what prep packages did it come with? I am assuming its a 2500 Cummins?
     
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    if you are looking for off season ground clearance go with a western better than any other plow on the market
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Behold the power of a western and year round off roadablity.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,543

    I remove the push-bar for the summer on my Hiniker.
    It's not that hard to remove the 4 bolts that hold it on.
    Then you don't even see the rest of the plow frame.

    Nothing wrong with getting a Boss straight blade.

    Upgrades, timbrens. and a V plow.

    So how did you ruin your truck?
    Every 1500 user will tell you that a 1/2 ton is great for plowing? ;)

    Is the 02 a 3/4 or a 1ton?
     
  6. mopar/hiniker

    mopar/hiniker Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 22

    my 02 is a 3/4. and the hiniker is just not hevey enogh and i dont like it thinking about boss but heard they stick out alot on the fram more than hiniker? and my 1500 just had no power anymore i dont know why?
     
  7. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    SO how did the plow ruin the 1500??

    I take it the 3/4 ton truck is a diesel since you mentioned it was a 24v I-6??
     
  8. mopar/hiniker

    mopar/hiniker Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 22

    well i dont know how the plow ruined it. but it just had no power anymore. i would go up a hill with no weight or anything in the truck, but me and it would drop 30 mph. It would go from 60 to 30. And i would give it gas and it would just stay there at 30. And it would always get stuck even wit the plow off . It never go stuck before the plow was on it. and i guess 1/2 tons just arent for plowing. Thats just my opinon so dont get mad at me just telling you guys what i think. about a plow now im also looking at curtis they look like good plows. They say they give you the most off season ground clerence? does any one have a picture of the mount. o and also its a 6 speed so where do i mount the plow controlls? thanks for your help.