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97 2500 3"lift with plow how to?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by bigboss1, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. bigboss1

    bigboss1 Member
    from pa
    Messages: 35

    hey all i have a 97 2500 and i got a great deal on a 3 inch lift and 285x75xr16 m/t's my truck sitting now has a fisher minute mount plow and no lift i was wondering how i could lower the plow to fit the lift first idea i have is to put my other rims and tires on (255x70r16) that should lower it a little but idk if thats gona be enough my 2nd idea is to put a taller cutting edge (i have done this before and it worked on a straight blade) but i have the trip edge so the more leverage the easier the trip which could turn up bad pushin heavy snow so maybe i could put tighter springs on the edge??? idk any ideas or dont do's would be a huge help but i am having a feeling this is gona be a big mess oh yea another idea i was thinkin maybe i could lower the mount on the truck but i have no idea how that will go down thanks again
  2. plow tech

    plow tech Member
    Messages: 32

    lift the truck then hook up plow see how it sits if to high then fab the mount to lower it shouldnt be all that bad i just did one for a four inch lift butt its a boss it was not to bad to do butt i also have all the welders and stuff to do it,took me about four hours to do it spent a lot of time drawing it on paper to make sure there were no weak points,
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Did you use a calculator? figure the MoI and Kips, or was it fill in the numbers?
  4. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    With a 3" lift and stock tires you should be fine.
  5. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    You can fit the 285/75/R16's on the truck with out a lift.
  6. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Drop plow

    Weld some extentions on the top of the ears of the A frame where the pins hold the A frame to the push beam and your done.Just make sure you Gusset the corners.