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SnowDogg plow mount installation in NJ = $1000?!

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by afekete, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. afekete

    afekete Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 30

    Had the plow mount removed from my F150 this afternoon and needed to order a new mount for a 2006 Jeep Wrangler I'm picking up tomorrow.

    The removal of the mount and wiring harness cost me $150, not bad. The installation of the new mount with wiring harness is estimated at $1000!!!

    I'm located in NJ and I know our pricing on somethings, like real estate, is greatly exaggerated but this sounds totally way off base to me.

    The shop said it would take all day to install this setup but I'm still having a problem parting with a grand to have this installed. Granted, I do not have the facilities to do this myself but I'm more then capable of lending a mechanical hand.

    Anyone familiar with installing these mounts and wiring harnesses that could help me out? I'll pay you well and bring a snack ;)

    contact me at ride@advworkshop.com or via cell phone at 908-447-3724

    thanks,
    Andrew
     
  2. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    Well I know, they wanted $470 for my Boss mount to buy, plus another $300 to install it. So I was at $800 to do it. So I guess they are close on that price
     
  3. afekete

    afekete Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 30

    The mount is $600 alone plus the $1K

    The mount is an additional $600 so I feel that this cost is excessive.

    I'll give the shop their due but to claim that this will take all day when I watched them remove the one from the F150 took a little over two hours with breaks.

    I'm just a little taken back by the whole thing.

    thanks,
    Andrew
     
  4. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Thats crazy. So just the labor is $1000?? We put mine in a couple of hours. It was me and a good mechanic friend but neither of us had ever done it before.

    I would get a second opinion.
     
  5. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    No, that is for the Jeep mount, and whatever headlight adapters he needs I assume.
     
  6. afekete

    afekete Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 30

    The mount is 600. The light adapter is 95. Installation of the wiring harness and plow mount is the $1000. Still.high.
     
  7. afekete

    afekete Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 30

    The mount is 600. The light adapter is 95. Installation of the wiring harness and plow mount is the $1000. Still.high.
     
  8. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    Where in NJ did you go?
    Did you try the guys in Franklin?
     
  9. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    $1000 that's crazy, I'd do it for half without even thinking about it. New Jeep installs are fairly easy. Couple hours of labor depending on the setup. I have installed all my own plows and mounts over the years. If you are stuck shoot me an email. May be able to give you a hand if you want to tackle this yourself. My shop is located in Lebanon and it is toasty warm.
     
  10. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Do it yourself, it's easy. I did mine by myself and it was the first install I ever did.
     
  11. afekete

    afekete Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 30

    email sent...

    Sent you an email. I'd appreciate the assistance and can provide beverages that ensure a thorough installation :drinkup:

    sent you my cell number so at your convenience, please call me.

    thanks!
    Andrew
     
  12. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Awesome! Glad everything worked out for you. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. marshon50

    marshon50 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Helping Hand Today?

    I'm trying to get a plow installed TODAY.....just picked it up from a neighbors yard. He said it came off a Ford and I've got a F-350 Dually w/ a dump body. My buddy has a heated shop in Somerville right off Rt 31. My number is (917)476-1773 . I am looking for either help or someone who wants to do the job. I know it's late notice, but hoping to catch the tail end of the snow season. Thanks!