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99 dodge suspension

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Wilnip, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I have a 99 Ram 1500 standard cab, long bed. Been plowing for about 12 years for a local landscaping company. I am putting a 8' Sno Way V plow on my truck. Whats the best way to beef up the suspension?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Aaaaa buy a new truck. That is one HEAVEY plow. see if you can put a 2500 front axle and springs in it.

    but still the frame is going to be a 1500 frame
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    do not do not do not do that your truck will be done for the only plow you should put on a halfon is a 7'6" straight blade
  4. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Ok. I thought about changing springs, spacers, ect. I can put a new Sno Way straight blade on for the same price. I think I'll go that route. Gonna be hard getting used to a straight blade again.
  5. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Frame will be fine. :rolleyes:

    At a minimum, you'd have to put 2500 coil springs in it but, you will also have to lift the rear as the 2500 coils are taller than your factory 1/2 ton springs. as another poster said before, swap in some Dana 60 axels.
  6. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I want to thank all of you for your help and advice. Final decision has been made. Straight blade is going on the Dodge 1/2 ton. Just bought a F250 on ebay today that the V will go on. Picking up the truck on Saturday. I know its a risk not seeing it in person but I got it at a great price. I'll post some pics when we ger the plows installed.
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    What year F250? If it 1997 or older you going need air bag or timbrsen to keep alignment 100%.
  8. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Nope, its a 2002 Thumbs Up