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Nose dive?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dingo151, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. dingo151

    dingo151 Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 17

    Hello,

    What are you guys using to combat the ammount the front end sags when the plow is raised? I've got a 2002 2500 dsl and the front end drops quite a bit when I lift the plow.


    Thanks
    Dean
     
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    timbrens and balast
     
  3. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    timbrens, ballast, crank the t-bars up a bit.
     
  4. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    No t-bars on a Dodge 2500. I use Timbrens and my salt spreader and a skid of salt as ballast. Added them last year and now I am wondering what to me so long to add them...
    It was a no brainer.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Ditto

    but you doubted until you did. Amazing little peices of rubberwesport

    :D
     
  6. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    you coult put a 1 or 2 inch level spacer on the front its easy to do.
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Would a leveler help w sagging though?
     
  8. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    its not going to fix anything except the height of the truck/bumper/plow mount. instead of looking super nose dive it will look "normal"

    the fix would be a set of heaiver rated springs
     
  9. Timbrens and ballast - or better yet - buy a Ford.
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Oh are Ford timbrens cheaper?:jester:
     
  11. NOTHING on a Ford is cheaper - but worth every penny.
    I have had every truck out there at some point or another - and nothing works as hard as a Ford. (don't get me wrong, the ONLY good ford is a F-series superduty - their passenger car line sucks and the vans are too light duty).

    Hell, as long as I'm offending people, I also think WESTERN's are the best plow, the Beatles (and Pink Floyd) were the best bands, Lasagna is the best food, Becks is the best beer, and Charmin is the best toilet paper !
     
  12. Matt L.

    Matt L. Member
    Messages: 54

    wow

    Feel better now?:dizzy:
     
  13. dingo151

    dingo151 Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 17

    Good god man, Just tell me what your opinon is I hate it when you sugar coat things.


    So where's the best place to get a set of timbrens?

    How much balast should I be running in the bed? (7.5 plow)



    Thanks guys,

    Dean
     
  14. Any "respectable" plow sales/service shop will sell and install them - should be about $250-$275 including installation. Amount of ballast - depends on truck and blade - you need to know the GVW of the truck - the owners manual from your blade/plow will (should) tell you how much weight needed for ballast. Sorry - I don't mean to be vague, but several factors are needed to properly determine the lbs needed. (Don't forget to add your weight (driver and passenger if any) to the total to keep it accurate)
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,469

    Goes to show what you know.

    now jump back in your fcuked over rebuilt Dodge and rattle back to the ford pages...

    Everything about ford screams cheap you just pay more for it....
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    No way, when your Ford Sihts the bed you need Northern Quilted.:jester:
     
  17. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    There is a link at the top of this page on the left. Click it order you a set and install them like I did. Well worth it. ANd yes it took me a few years of sagging to finally buy them. I should have listened before.