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shock obsorber on standard duty plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by MO TOYS, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    i just recieved my shock obsorber for my standard duty it said to remove the middle trip spring i did not know this when i ordered it i am a little upset about it i dont want the blade to be tripping all the time anyont have any experience with this?
     
  2. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    no replys????
     
  3. Rbronkema psfd

    Rbronkema psfd Member
    Messages: 32

    Hey just looking at my boss snow plow, and I think I might be able to help you. 1 is the plow a super duty or standard. I am looking at my plow and there is 2 springs on one side of the middle rib and one in the other. You should be able to mount the shock no problem, without taking ff one of the springs. If I can get some pics that would help too. Go to bossplows.com and look at there straight blades you will see what I am talking about. let me know what you come up with

    Ryan
     
  4. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I have a standard duty it came with three trip springs and no shock so i ordered the shock but in order to install it i have to take the center trip spring out completely and replace it with the shock leaving only two trip springs will this make my plow trip alot?
     
  5. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

  6. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    You do not need to remove the middle trip spring. If you look at your picture "truck front side" you can see the bracket on the bottom and the hole to mount the 2 ears on the top. The Boss shock absorber kit should have come with 2 ears that mount in the hole on the top of the center rib, making no reason to remove that trip spring.
    Favatts
     
  7. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    i guess i should have tried to install it before i paniced sorry i just got done installing it and you were right i did not have to remove it thanks though for the help.
     
  8. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    I don't want to disappoint you, I did the same thing you did. I installed the shock absorber on a standard duty plow I had. Everyone told me that it would not make a difference, but I had to try it for myself. They were right. I did not noticed a difference at all. But then you wonder that they must do something or they would not put them on the super duty plows.
    Favatts
     
  9. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Shock removal?

    I put the shock on my Standard Duty plow last Season and never had to take the spring off.About a 5 minute job and works well-no more slamming of the blade when it trips.Well worth the $50.
     
  10. 345HEMI

    345HEMI Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    i also purchased the shock. i thought i worked well. just like said above, works great, and slows down the trip. i thought it was worth it