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Question about an utra to uni adapter

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kennyrain, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. kennyrain

    kennyrain Member
    Messages: 30

    I have an 01 gmc 2500 with an ultra adapter to uni-mount. This setup sits low to the ground. I cranked up the torsion bars but it is still to low.
    My question is: If I buy a uni-mount frame, how much more clearance will I gain? And, is it worth the $400+ for the mount? These mounts are hard to find.
     
  2. GreenKingL&L

    GreenKingL&L Member
    Messages: 36

    my conversion kit only lowered my plow i think 3-4 inches. If what you have works I probably wouldn't spend the 400 for the mount, I would try to be more patient and find one on here or ebay a little later this year when people start dumping stuff.
     
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    There are 3 versions to that converter. You might have gotten an older version that doesn't work real well with chevys. Remember the conveter pops right off during the rest of the year so whats the big deal on ground clearance?
     
  4. panhead9

    panhead9 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    i just did this an 02 unimount frame on an 07 I am not impressed with the clearence not bad as long as i am not in the woods , I have no expectations of doing this though with this truck so I can live with it. The bottom of the frame comes to approx the same height as the plate under the transfer case
     
  5. kennyrain

    kennyrain Member
    Messages: 30

    I think I have the first version of the adapter. I cant even go up a little inclined driveway without banging the ground hard. It feels like the truck is going to fall apart when it hits.
    Anybody have any ideas how I can raise the mount so it doesnt hit so hard?
     
  6. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    my dad got one for his tahoe and you can only go so high with the adjustment before you hit the license plate holder. Then the adapter plates really cut down on the clearance even with timbrens and t bars cranked. With a slight grade it will bottom out...if it were an ultramount or even a unimount style I don't think it would have that problem.
     
  7. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    I have one on a 04 F350. Mount sits a little lower than I'd like, we just have to slow down plowing over rolled curbs. The conversion part gets removed when we finish plowing.
     
  8. kennyrain

    kennyrain Member
    Messages: 30

    itsgottobegreen

    There are 3 versions to that converter. You might have gotten an older version that doesn't work real well with chevys. Remember the conveter pops right off during the rest of the year so whats the big deal on ground clearance?


    How can I tell what version I got? Can anybody put pics here of the 3 versions? If not, maybe some links with pic?
    Thanks
    ken
     
  9. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I would try adding a set of two inch steel spacers on the front suspension. New shocks too if your old ones are shot; this really helped with my old Dodge Ram. When I first installed my unimount I could barely go over 40 mph, if I was to go over a bump above 40 the plow and/or mount would bottom out (bad news). I added a the above mentioned parts, added about 3" of clearance between the mount and the ground! (my original shocks were SHOT though so new shocks helped hold the front of the truck up better) wesport
     
  10. kennyrain

    kennyrain Member
    Messages: 30

    where do you add the 2 inch spacers on the suspension? How do you do this?
     
  11. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I bought a new adapter as the old one basically just ripped into pieces. the new one has extra holes to move things up unlike the old one. I would say I have another 2" of clearance that I didn't have with the old style. I am using this on a 05 Dodge 2500 FYI.
     
  12. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    2" spacers go on top of the coil springs between the coils and the stops. Pretty simple installation can all be done with floor jack, jack stands, coil spring compressors and hand wrench (or impact wrench if avail.)
     
  13. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    i just got mine on and i got 2 side plates mines not bad at all
     
  14. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602


    Too bad that his 2001 GMC 2500 has torsion bars.
     
  15. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70