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Westerns new MVP

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Playboy, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Looks like a lot of improvements to the MVP.... Figures every time I but something it's updated the year after....... I just called on pricing for the Nighthawk lights. I was told about $245. for the set up......
     
  2. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    I got a quote on the new lights out here in Illinois....there has been a big variation, 209.99-253.99.....Anyone have these new lights yet??? I have seen them at a Western dealer...just wondering if anyone has recently purchased a plow with them...and if they are a big improvement...
    Mike
     
  3. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    As soon as my dealer gets them in stock I might go check them out. Even at $250. I think it's worth it if they are an inprovement in lighting. Did you read the improvements they made to the MVP?! I thought my MVP was perfect but here Western goes and makes improvements........ I'd love to see side by side comparisons this winter.
     
  4. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    I went to the dealer to ask them if the new lights would retro on my MVP. They quoted me $216 for a pair. They also had a new one set up. The hydraulics are a ton faster, one less plug since they added another iso module in with the hydraulics, and did away with the rubber flap in the middle. One thing I didn't like is that the deflector is now an option. Another being that the two arms that came out of the t frame, where the blade pushes against in the v position to take pressure off of the cylinders, they did away with that too.
     
  5. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I thought I read on the website that they still had the rubber flap in the middle? The deflector an option?....... Geez I guess their cutting corners to keep the cost down...
     
  6. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    I picked up the lights for $180 at Auto truck out here in Illinois...they are a drastic improvement.....The new MVP is a great plow....They had one at another local deaeler on a new F-250...It had a rubber deflector, and a center piece for the gap......:drinkup: can't go wrong with a Western
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2006
  7. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    $180! Great price!
    How does it connect? Does it use the same connector or is there an adapter for it? Does it come with a mounting bracket? I know it now has two bolts.
     
  8. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    They go on the same way except it has 2 mounting studs, the wiring is ran the same way, and the headlights have a removeable back cover, you plug in the headlight and turn signals like you would on a car/truck, put the back cover on and that is it! no ground wire like before either!.....If you want some pics I can post them tonight...The kit came with everything needed, a mounting plate for each side (like the round washer on the previous lights but this one is a bar that goes to both mounting bolts) all the hardware, wire ties, wiring harness, it is a complete kit, the plug from the harness to the truck is the same 11 pin connection as before
    Mike
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2006
  9. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    I would be interested in seeing pics of the kit. Sounds like a fairly easy plug and play install.
    Will
     
  10. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    I will post some tonight.....probably later on in the evening depending on what time I get home and get them uploaded....Yes it was a simple install...
    Mike
     
  11. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    Here are some pics, sorry they are not that great the plow is in the garage up against a wall with stuff around it...But you get the idea, they are bigger over all...and a nice easy install... you can see the plug in harness going to the back of the lights, just like a car or truck...
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/Camn540/PLOWLIGHT1.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/Camn540/PLOWLIGHT2.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/Camn540/PLOWLIGHT3.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/Camn540/PLOWLIGHT4.jpg
     
  12. MetroTurf

    MetroTurf Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a new MVP plus from last year and an MVP that is like 3 years old. They both have the rubber strip in the middle of them and it seems like I am constantly replacing them. Is there anything else that can be done?