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Meyers plow on a 1997 F 150

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by good man, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. good man

    good man Junior Member
    from 48846
    Messages: 3

    I purchased a 2000 Meyers 7'6" plow for my 1997 Ford 150 and was wondering on how to beef up the front suspension. I was told to adjust the torsion bars or can I install coil spring? Thanks, Larry
  2. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Have you attempted to search the forum at all?
  3. good man

    good man Junior Member
    from 48846
    Messages: 3

    Sorry. I didn't have a lot of time so I figured if I asked a question maybe someone could help me.
  4. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    It's only August, you've got time...
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    anything but timbrens and you will need to align it
  6. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Meyers? So you bought more than one?
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    See if you can get coil over shocks for it. Might help a little.
  8. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    I have a 1999 F-150 with a 7' Meyers which i have been plowing with for 12 years and i have never touched the front end. I have my tires rotated and my front end checked once a year and nothing has ever had to be adjusted.

    I also have not beefed up the front end, 3 years ago i bought a set of wings and when they are on i can certainly feel the extra weight but i do not always have them on.

    Others will have different opinions but I feel my stock F-150 has been more than just ok.
  9. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Gotta love the "search the forum" police. No help, just WAAAHHHH.....

    I'm in agreement Johnny that the stock front end will hold up.
  10. good man

    good man Junior Member
    from 48846
    Messages: 3

    Thank you for the help. I got the plow on it and I found out it that the Ford frontend is strong enough to handle the load. Thank again. Larry
  11. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Yeah, a 7'6 meyer shouldn't be too heavy.