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Boss Install Question

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by EOS, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. EOS

    EOS Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Buying a 8 1/2 boss super duty and putting it on a 2008 f-350 cc, trying to save some money and thinking about installing myself, not to worried about the actual plow install more worried about the wiring.Am I crazy trying to do this or should I have the dealer install?
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    i did mine on my Chevy. it is really straight forward. the only thing i got tied up on was the headlight adapters...first because i didnt have them, second because i reversed the polarity which i dont think Ford is the same as Chevy on that issue anyways. It really is simple and straight forward as long as you read the instructions.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    It's fairly easy.
    Just take your time and do a good job, you'll will be fine

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Save you some money if your mechanicly inclined. (SP) Take your time "YOU CAN DO IT"
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Even though I had never done it before, I took the plunge and did my install myself. If you study the instructions, it will pretty straight forward. I took my time (about 5 hours) and made sure it all looked stock when I was done. You won't hurt anything by trying it yourself. If you get over your head, then take it to someone.
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Do it yourself like I did and if you run into a problem....ASK a question here. The advice I got from B&B was very very helpful. :drinkup:
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    When you do it yourself, you'll understand how everthing works. Then in the middle of the night you'll know how to fix it.
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That right there is the perfect reason to do the install yourself..you'll gain a ton of knowledge of what makes it tick and it will allow you too be much more self sufficient if it needs attention, usually at 3 am on a sat night..:D

    As far as dong the install yourself, Boss is one of the easiest to install and to learn on as they have one of the simplest wiring and hydraulic systems..which also makes them one of the easiest to diagnose when/if necessary..
  9. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    self install

    take your time ,how new ?diesel is a bear ,no room ! you will have to take the bumper and grill off to be able to work and do a clean install .other wise i would say go for it .experience is handy
  10. EOS

    EOS Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    2008 Diesel, Thanks For Everybody's Comments, I Think I Am Going To Give It A Try And If I Get Stuck I Guess I Will Be Back To Ask You Guy's For Help.
  11. diy

    take the time to make good connections and use dialectric grease ( not just
    a corrosion preventitive grease as supplied with my plow)

    I moved mine from one truck to another and now I understand how to problem solve.

    your friends have given you good advice.
    You will take 3 times as long as the dealer but the leason is worth it.

    btw: get a simple meter to check your work as you go

  12. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    If i could do mine in 3 hours anyone can i had to drill 8 holes and it still wasn't to bad but last year when a ground for the solenoid came loose i was sure glad i had installed it and knew where the wires were to trace the problem took me 10 min to fix if i wouldn't of installed it i would of been wiggling wires all night. Just take your time and do it right then you can sit back with a beer and admire your work Good Luck and ask questions the guys on this site are very helpful.