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truckside way too high

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by SalNazzaro, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Ok so I had a 2008 f350 with a 9' pro plus, I just got a 2013 and just installed the frame mount on my truck today. I thought it would line right up to my plow but nope I was wrong! the new truck is about 1.5" higher than the 08 was. I got it hooked up and I had to take air out of my tires and use a jack to line the plow up. Has anyone ever heard of receiver drop brakcets or welded extensions onto their receivers?? Its just too much a pain to take the plow apart and reset it. Thanks
     
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    Yes I have seen receivers that have been lowered for a truck with a lift kit. It is important to keep the aframe of the plow parallel to the ground! Reconfiguration of the plow frame maybe a pain but is a good way to go!
     
  3. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Yea I looked into reconfiguring a wideout I bought but it was way too involved for me, I was just looking for the easiest way without ripping the plow apart
     
  4. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    Its the best way to go about it. You could call a dealer to see how much they charge or just do it yourself. Instructions in the western mechanics guide.
     
  5. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I've put a pro plus plow together before its not that bad but it's the fact of taking everything apart lol
     
  6. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Probably just as much work to remove the truck side and add brackets or extensions.
     
  7. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I was thinking of adding some kind of extensions to the receivers
     
  8. 54powerwagon

    54powerwagon Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Just change the configuration on the plow. A few new bolts takes less then a hour. I would change your pivot pins when it's apart.
     
  9. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Ok, plows not even a year old yet with not a lot of use on it so everything's darn near new
     
  10. Dawdy Services

    Dawdy Services Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    If your plow is new it may have the new pivot pins that makes it so easy to change the configuration. I wouldn't recommend making brackets
     
  11. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I thought of an easier fix if this makes any sense, anyone know of anyone making a slightly bigger cutting edge? Maybe an inch higher?
     
  12. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    That's an old trick that guys with lifted trucks would do! They would use another full cutting edge and weld them together.
     
  13. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Hmmm my local fabricating shop might have some work lol
     
  14. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    It's always good to keep a old cutting edge around.
     
  15. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    It will trip easier with a taller cutting edge on it. Once it gets worn down you will still have the issue. I would think it will be better just to reconfigure and have it set up right.
     
  16. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Yea that's gonna be a summer project for me to reset the plow height