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f-150 question

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by fatboyNJ, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. fatboyNJ

    fatboyNJ Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 206

    i got a 2001 f-150 supercrew with a 5.4 gas motor...its lifted with 35's...i ran i thru the match on western and it came back that i can only use that surburbanite on my truck..im not using that...

    i was possibly thinking about a 7 1/2 just for this winter until i get my new truck next year...keep in mind that i live in NJ so we dont get crazy snow as well as the fact that my fulltaime job is with the public works department so i wont be doing crazy hours with my personal truck...just a few hours here and there to help my buddy out after i finish my DPW shift...

    so my question is think my truck would be ok with a 7 1/2 ultra or uni mount?
  2. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I have a 7 1/2ft Snow-Way on my 03 F150 and it works great.
  3. cobraman

    cobraman Member
    Messages: 68

    I also have a SnoWay with downpressure on my F150 and really like it. People are really surprised at how well it plows.
  4. I have a 7'6" SnoWay on my 2000 F150, love it with the Down preasure. Plows alot for a light weight plow. And with addition of those wings you can make a 9' plow on a light weight plow for your truck.
  5. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    We had a 7.5' Western poly on a 2001 F150 at work for 2 years, it worked great. The truck only had a 4.6L but the 5.4L shouldn't be a problem.

    I sold a customer an 04 F 150 new style, he installed an 8' Western Pro Contracters grade, and Timbren, without problems, but he only does his road (2.2 miles dirt) then unhooks it. He doesn't carry it around.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  6. fatboyNJ

    fatboyNJ Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 206

    thaught it ovrer and instead of wasting the money this year, think i am goin to hold off... my front end is pretty beat up as of now and i plan on buyin a new 3/4 ton truck over the summer, so ill just wait til next season...
    its not like ill miss out plowing anyway,
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Yea, don't get the suburbanite. First of all you can't plow with 35's and a lift. Get new tires and get rid of the lift if you wanna plow, or buy a different truck. I have a meyer st 7.5 on my f150 w/timbrens. At 656 pounds It handles the plow absolutely no problems. I believe that with proper ballast weight and front suspension upgrades, a f-150 can go up to a 8 foot blade. Don't take my word...just drive nice and do it. I would go any 7 1/2 blade and get some wings.(mine are in the mail)
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    ooops.. I missed that one.
  9. trucksareford42

    trucksareford42 Member
    Messages: 35

    i have a 2000 150 extended cab 6' bed i put a meyers ez mount on it w an older 3 spring 7 1/2' plows great. all i did was turn up the torsion bars like 3 full turns works great. oh and def about 10 bags of salt.