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Can a 2006 V10 F250 handle a Blizzard 810/8100?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dannyc33, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. dannyc33

    dannyc33 Member
    Messages: 42

    About to pull the trigger on a V10 2006 F250 (6'8" box) and my only hickup is the front axel weight rating is 4800. Blizzards power match shows only a 5200 and 5600 lb option. They will fit with the 5600.
    From my research here and around google all the plow prep package is is upgraded springs and a bigger alternator. If I get the truck and put 5600 lb springs and a larger alternator I figure this should be no problem.
    I have a Ram 2500 with 5200 lb front end and it handles it just fine, though I am aware the V10 weighs more, as does the Ford, thus tupgrading to 5600. I assume a 950/925 lb plow should work just fine with the upgraded springs and adequate ballast.

    Has anyone had similar experience or ran this combo and could offer me some insight? :)
  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 752

    You can easily swap out the springs with an f350's 6000lb ones or 550 7000lb springs. Can swap springs in an hour or two.
  3. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I hope you own a gas station, or stock in exxon mobile. Power to spare, but 8 - 10 mpg.
    Any competent spring shop can put in a helper spring. Or put in Timbrens.
  4. dannyc33

    dannyc33 Member
    Messages: 42

    awesome! thank you

    shoot, with a 7000 lb (maybe the 6000 lb too) I could swing the 86110 at 990 lbs :)
  5. dannyc33

    dannyc33 Member
    Messages: 42

    thats what my Ram 2500 with a 5.7L hemi gets now. about 10mpg. 12 on the highway, and 8 towing.

    Still better mpg than my cars! :nod:
  6. 03fordboss

    03fordboss Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 47

    Will work fine you can upgrade to 6000 or even 7000 lb. coils if you want. I run a 9'2 boss on on my 09 cc v10 just fine with 6000 lb. coils.