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Do i need to beef up my front suspension?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by GravelMan, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. GravelMan

    GravelMan Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi Guys,
    I have a 2005 Dodge 1500 Quad-cab truck with a 7.5' Western poly MidWeight plow that is listed at 532 lbs. (plus mount)

    This truck carries this plow like a dream without any modifications.

    I am needing to go with a v-plow for some new jobs, and am looking at the Boss 8'2" Power-V XT which is listed at 782 lbs. (plus mount)

    Will I tear up my front end? I can crank my torsion bars to help but will that be enough, or will I need to put some heavier springs in the front?


    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Way too much plow for the truck. The dead load on the blade and mount is 782lb, without the added live loads of snow/ice and water. Anything is possible but within reason. If you are growing a second truck would be a great start for added security in case of a brake down.