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Can I run a 7'6" plow on my CJ

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by '76cj5, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. '76cj5

    '76cj5 Member
    Messages: 78

    I'm having trouble finding a replacement 7' plow for my CJ. I'm upgrading the front axle to a Dana 44, Would this be enough to hold up a 7'6" plow?
    I also have BDH MIL wrap springs on the fromt with Overload Air Shocks on the front axle. Frame is a brand new AFW. Much stronger than stock.

    I have no drop in the front when I raise my plow right now. I'm just worried about the stress on the axle bearings.

    I don't want to go back to a 6'6" plow as my front track is wider than my plow width when I'm angled and I'm packing down about 2" of snow on the edges.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    yes How much more weight is the extra 6"
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    don't worry they use the dana 44 in 1/2 trucks, just maintain it and kick snow's posturer ,my 44 has been in my truck since 1961 barring the former owner's screw up (they but a 3.73 geared rear Axel ) and they front had a 4.56 (factory),blew up a axel joint and outer axel shaft
  4. '76cj5

    '76cj5 Member
    Messages: 78

    Just checked the Meyers plow site and it looks like a 14 lbs difference. :)

    Anyone have an extra 7.5" Meyers blade and pump in trade for a 8' 2" Boss Vee plow?