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2005 Dodge w/CTD

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jonw440, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. jonw440

    jonw440 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I looked on the website and it showed my truck can only have a 7 1/2 blade on it. Is this because of the deisel weight?
    I was hoping for a 8'... How about if I add timbrans?
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,366

    Do you have the prep package on it??
  3. jonw440

    jonw440 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Yes I have the snow plow prep. I just called the dealer. 8' super duty 3830 installed(plus 5%sales tax.')
  4. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 771

    i hung a 8 foot pro plow on my CTD, I think you can even hang a v plow on it if that's what you want. The reason why the dealers are saying that you can only put a 7.5' plow on is cuz they figure the weight on the front axle with every seat filled and its gonna be more weight if its a quad cab cuz of the people.
  5. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I have a ctd with quad cab and western mvp. It worked great last year. I installed the timbrens. And I added an extra set of springs in the rear. I run 1100 lbs of ballast at the way back of my bed. I didnt have any problems at all. I love the ctd and I just found a way to work around the manf suggestions.
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    No, actually it's because of the front axle weight capacity and the amount of weight the CTD add's to the axle over a gasser reguardless of passangers. For plowing they always assume driver only.
    I would not strech it to say yes to a V blade, but an 8 footer is possible with ballast (which is necessary to ofset the weight) and Timbrens are a good idea. My 96 CTD has had a plow since before I bought her, 6 years ago this month. Front end wears out faster (much faster)
  7. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    My 02 CTD Quad Cab is SWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. With my 8.5 Fisher Ve plow!
  8. sam973

    sam973 Member
    Messages: 66

    Most plow dealers, and even dodge on their website, figure the max suggested plow weight by taking the trucks empty weighted plus driver and a passenger. If I remember correctly I believe they figure each person to be 175 pounds, So that is 350 pounds of people they are assuming. That being said, the truck should have no trouble holding a 8 footer, or even larger. Just use proper ballast. The 2003-2005 trucks have a 5200 pound weight rating which is up 400 pounds from the 1993-2002 trucks.
  9. BreyerConstruct

    BreyerConstruct Senior Member
    Messages: 132


    The new (03+) trucks weigh more too.
    Weigh the options.
    & Be as safe as you can. :) Don't forget the brakes when you're looking @ overloading a truck...