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New guy checking in & a quick Question

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by bschurr, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    Hey all - I have a 1997 TJ and recently picked up a used 6'9" Fisher Plow set up on a Minute Mount. I am only planning to plow my driveway and help out a couple of neighbors - no commercial plowing activity.

    Here are a few quck iPhone pics from the October 29th NorEaster in NJ -->



    I bought a set of AirLift bags for the front because with the plow attached the front sags a bunch. I need to steal some time this weekend to get the bags mounted up.

    One quick question - When the plow is attached and driving slowly in reverse, I can hear some light metallic scraping noise - noting horrific but definately not something that i am comfortable with either. Doesnt happen in forward, and the noise if fairly faint and coming from the front end. I looked for obvious signs of rubbing and couldnt see anything. Any idea what could be causing the noise? (u-joints maybe?)
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Front drive shaft rubbing on the exhaust.
  3. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    Thanks Meister - that sounds reasonable. I'll be sure to check out that area underneath for some obvious signs of contact. I was looking toward the axles as a point of contact but based on engine flex & only reverse your sugestion is likely spot on.

    Appreciate the quick reply!
  4. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Nice rig.

    Those Fisher plows look robust.

    Is that the ST model?
  5. Jeepm@n

    Jeepm@n Member
    Messages: 48

    I've seen the dust shields for the front brakes get bent and make the noise only in reverse. Just pull them away from the rotor a bit.
  6. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    LD Series plow (now referred to as SD) and yes although a residential model the thing is a beast!
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  7. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    very nice. did you get the whole set-up complete? I need to find something for my tj quick
  8. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    YUP - found it on CraigsList in Putnam County, NY. Complete plow, frame, wiring harness, controller and both mounting plates for the TJ for $1800. (not too bad for the NY Trai-state area)