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8'2 or 9'2??

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jlouki01, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    8'2V XT or 9'2 V XT?

    I have an 06 silverado 2500 that i will be installing it on. Currently have a 7'6 straight so I am going to swap the harness and move the straight off onto another truck.
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Reg cab? Extended cab? Crew cab? What type of accounts? How many?
  3. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    can you say "nosedive"? stock chevy dont look perty carrying a :laughing:Boss' around JMOO
  4. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    I have an idea lets laugh at you for not knowing how to spell:laughing:

    Like B&B said need more info, also if you have a boss on there now i dont think you have to swap out the harness. Put a few cranks on the t-bars and if you have a diesel get a set of timbrens. I run a 8'2'' boss v with 12'' STEEL Boss "look a like " wings on a 06 Crew Cab Diesel, and i have no problems. Running this set up from day one in 06. My only regret is that i didnt get the truck sooner. Best of luck
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If you don't have any tight spots on your route then go with the 9.2
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Unless you have a place it won't fit, get the 9-2
  7. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 323

    You don't have to swap the harnesses. Their all the same. Just change the controller.
  8. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    6.0 Gas regular cab.

    We plow a mix of everything. No residential though. Some wide open.. some tight..We have 5 other straight blades so this will not be my only plow.

    I want to say my buddies V had a bunch of relays and what not under the hood on the harness?
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    9.2 without question then.

    Yours should too unless you're running an older plow with the 11 pin setup. And if so, then yes you'll want to go to a 13 pin. Vee or straight makes no difference on the harness's, it's whether it's SH2 equipped that will determine which harness you'll have.
  10. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I would personally go with an 8'2 on a gasser, but B and B is the Boss expert on here so I would listen to him. The only reason I say go with the smaller is that we get some significant snows here and our gasser that has a 9'2 on it has issues pushing snow at times.
  11. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    SH2= smart hitch 2 the switch on the side on the ploe frame to lift the head gear up and down.
    I thought they all have a 5 relay pack that go in the harness???
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not quite, the 11 pin's had no relays at all. Everything was done old school style with a DPDT toggle switch for headlamp functions.

    Then the 13 pins, for years they were four relay and in '08 went to a five relay deal. But the newly added 5th relay is only to perform the dual burn function. Everything else remains the same.