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Which size plow? 6' 8" or 7' 6"

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by hillbillydeluxe, May 22, 2008.

  1. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I'm looking to get a plow for a 2004 Wrangler. I'm leaning towards a Sno Way. I have a local dealer that has a 6' 8" in stock. I've been told that the 6' 8" is a good match because it maintains it's compact size, and maneuverability. I've read other posts who say they will not go back to anything smaller than a 7' 6". I'll just be doing driveways and a small parking lot.
    What do you reccomend? or doesnt it really matter? :help:

    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    for a wrangler id go wit a 6.8.....perfeect for drives....willl handle a small lot.....
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The 22 series Snoway is a great fit for your jeep.

    The 80" (6'8") blade will work but un less you have every tight areas i would consider the 90" (7'6")blade. a blade losses 14% of it's width at full angle. this means the 80" blade becomes 68.8" or about five and three quarter feet, while a 90" blade is 77.4" or around six and a half foot.

    Here's a couple posts dealing with blade choices, the why and wherefores.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=30880&highlight=addicted

    this one makes some excellent points on blade width.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=61664

    Since then Snoway has introduced a Rubicon mount

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=31821
     
  4. PLOWIN DOUGH

    PLOWIN DOUGH Member
    Messages: 56

    Wow Basher thats some technical info I always wondered how much blade was lost at full angle now I do, thanks.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Not all plows are equal:rolleyes: that figure represents a 30 degree plow angle. All the manufacturers list the full angle width somewhere in their literature.
     
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 956

    forget sno way i will sell you my western 6.5 metal plow
     
  7. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Thanks Basher. I've decided to go with the 7' 6" blade. Having it installed next week.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Wow i have learn so much reading those 3 added links.....b&b and basher thanks alot!:drinkup: