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F250 and installing plow/package

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by adam5557, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. adam5557

    adam5557 Member
    Messages: 88

    Hey guys i am buying a f250 w/o a plow package, what can i add to it to make it take the beating of plowing, and what would be a good plow for it. I am leaning toward the blizzards.Thank you
  2. Hmebuildr

    Hmebuildr Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    If you are buying new I would get the plow package not only is the front suspension beefed up but you get the needed tranny cooler also. In the long run it is a lot cheaper to get it as the package then to put it all together. You also have to look at warrenty issues with putting a plow on a truck without a plow package
  3. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    all 250s have the trans cooler

    you get springs, 140amp alternator, and supposidly a different fan clutch.
    You can easily upgrade those items if your getting a used truck.
  4. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have an "02 F-350 powerstroke i should be all set with putting a plow on that right?
  5. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Shadow- your fine as long as your not a crew cab long bed.

    I dont think I have plow prep on my gas truck, I got it used and bolted the new plow on it.

    front end lowers about 1/2" with the plow up, rear of truck does not move at all when the plow is up. Before I added a leaf to the front it lowered about 3/4". I did the add-leaf to level out the front for when the plow is not on.

    I have whatever alternator came with the thing when I bought it.
    Cranking the defroster, radio, lights, wipers I dont see any problems.
    Truck actually runs a tick cooler on the highway with whatever fan clutch it came with.
  6. PAplowman

    PAplowman Member
    Messages: 34

    You can order any new Super Duty with a plow package. If you buy a new truck, and do not get the plow package, Ford can, and will void your warranty for any chance possible. I know first hand, A good friend owns the local dealer!
  7. adam5557

    adam5557 Member
    Messages: 88

    I am considering buying this truck.What should i add to it when i put my plow on it.Price $18,995
    Body Style Truck
    Mileage 50,606
    Exterior Color Black
    Engine 8 Cylinder Gasoline
    Transmission Automatic with Overdrive
    Drive Type 4 wheel drive - rear
    Fuel Type Gasoline
    Stock No. 5441T
    VIN 1FTNX21L23EB18905
  8. adam5557

    adam5557 Member
    Messages: 88

    Yea its a 2003 f250 any comments good or bad?
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Guys I have a 99 f250 supercab short bed and it dose not have the plow prep package and all I did is put the 2.5" leveling kit in and then I added a 2" add a leaf in so it sat level after and accident and the truck dose not even squat at all.And I have been using the same truck for the past four years and have had no problems at all with out the plow prep package. :)