Drivers side bumper

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by GG Ram 2500, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. GG Ram 2500

    GG Ram 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Quick question: Recent install of the new wide out. Had the blade in several positions while driving. All the way up which blocks the LED plow lights, almost hitting the ground and just below the plow lights so I could see when driving before putting in the garage.

    I was amazed that the driver side bumper specifically was heated up to the point you could not touch it. Just looking for some fed back on anyone who has one from last year that used the newer wide out.

    Picture #3 lowest position is how I drove. Others are to show how they block the lights.

    plow2.jpg

    plow3.jpg

    plow4.jpg
     
  2. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm confused so I'll ask the stupid question - the driver's side bumper heated up to the point of being hot to the touch from the reflection of the LED lights?
     
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  3. Western1

    Western1 PlowSite.com Addict
    from MI.
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    I think heated up from blocked airflow?
     
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    GG Ram 2500

    GG Ram 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the reply
    I agree with blocked airflow but one side of the bumper? I "assume" leave it down low as possible for exchange would be the answer, but that's why I was asking in case someone has a Ram and it happened to them.
     
  5. seville009

    seville009 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CNY
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    Angling the plow vs keeping it straight while driving will allow more air to get into the grill. Try that to determine if lack of airflow is causing the hot bumper
     
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  6. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite Veteran
    from 406
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    The air intake is on the passenger side
    Swing the plow to the right and lower it a bit.

    The plow creates a low pressure bubble
    Drawing hot air from the radiator/ engine
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
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    GG Ram 2500

    GG Ram 2500 Junior Member
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    Thank you all for the help!
     
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  8. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Keep a eye on your eng./ trans. temp. gauges when driving 50-60 mph for at least 15 mins. Elevate the lights
    a little bit. Nice Plow ! :drinkup:
     
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