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plow on dodge ram 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by lueful, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. lueful

    lueful Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i want to put a plow 7.6 foot plow on would that be o.k.
     
  2. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    should be perfectly fine for your half ton.
     
  3. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I love my 7'6" meyer on my 1500:bday:
     
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Had a 7'6" BOSS on my 2001 Dodge 1500 QuadCab
     
  5. dodge_dude

    dodge_dude Member
    from canada
    Messages: 34

    I got a 2001 with a sno-way on and maybe a 1 inch of sag in in the front.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    We've had an 8'2" Boss V on our '96 since new. No more or less problems than our other vehicles.

    PS We're at 160K on it right now.
     
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I had a Blizzard 760LT on a 04 1500 QC with no problems.
     
  8. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    On a 1500? :dizzy: :nono: Dammmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Had the tranny rebuilt last year and some rear end work the year before, but other than that nothing major. Truck is still a very strong truck. And now that you can't buy a short box regular cab, I plan on keeping it for a long time. It has the 318, which goes just about forever. That tranny rebuild was the second one, first time was under warranty the first year.
     
  10. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    wonder why they did away with the shortbed reg cabs :\ guess my 05 will have to last me a while as well.
     
  11. dodge rammin

    dodge rammin Member
    Messages: 47

    I have had a Western Pro Ultramount on mine for a few years now and it works great! I upgraded the springs on the front end so it handles more weight and I always use rear ballast. I live about 30 miles from where you are in Geneseo, Illinois.
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574


    LOL... A tranny and a third member "nothing major":rolleyes:
    Other than the engine what is there?:confused:

    Sure, those things could happen to any truck.. but...
    What would you call some thing major??:waving:
     
  13. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Ive seen many many 1500s with plows, should work perfect if you take care of it.

    Dodge not gonna make short bed regular cabs anymore?? who in the world told you that crap!! I highly highly doubt that has ANY truth to it, plus ive seen 07 short bed reg cabs on autotrader. haha
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    SnoFarmer, considering it's a half ton pickup with 160K on the ticker and it's a gasser, seems like there could be a whole lot more work that we could have done. And it's carried an 8'2" Boss it's entire plowing life, and some of the trailers it's pulled, I'm very happy with it.
     
  15. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    just went to build a dodge on dodge.com, and wont do anything other than LWB 2 doors. Maybe a fluke>? if not, its a bad decision on their part, as its a perfect truck to get around the city.
     
  16. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    just bought a long bed 1500, they had two 06 short beds right next to it.
     
  17. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Just get Pushy!!!!

    :waving: Lueful,
    Just to add to the gang here. I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, I have a 7' 6" Western Uni-mount on her. Timbrens, a stiffer shock and 10 ply tires. We get Pushy! :nod: I just read a thread where they were talking of putting stiffer springs on? The springs from a 2500 or 3500. Definately a stiff ride but, I think it would add to helping the front end survive? wesport

    Pale Rider :gunsfiring: