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97 f-150

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by woodsman, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Hello everyone i am new here and need some info. I have a 97 F-150 4x4 with a 5 speed short box (stepside). Can i put a plow on this truck as it is or do i need to modify it. I have a 88 K5 blazer i use now for my 1400 ft gravel drive but its not getting any younger. The road is fairly steep coming up and whinds around a few trees.
    Thanks Jim

    Truck in question below

  2. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119


  3. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    yes check the sno way site they have a model 26 that would work
  4. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    I had that same truck I just traded it in. I have a Superchips 2 program computer chip for it if your interested. it just plugs into the existing trucks computer. It has 2 programs 1 for performance and 1 for towing. there is a toggle switch that switches back and forth. I paid almost $400 for it new. I will sell it for $150 if your interested. The chip gives you firmer shift points etc. just out their website. Superchips.com.
    let me know.

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    You can plow with that but it will never be as tough as the K5
  6. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Thanks to all i appreciate your responses. I agree the K5 is a tough beast and continues to do the job, i have MT's tires with studs and a meyers plow on it, bought it 4 years ago for 400 bucks (needed a flywheel). Its been great ever since. My F-150 is a 5 speed with over 250,000 miles on it so super chips are not needed also it is a 5 speed manual. I have a new F-150 and was going to put a plow on the 97 F-150 as a backup. We got another
    6+ inches of snow today and now are over 60" for the season so far.

    pics below