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No plow prep package now what?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by SalNazzaro, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Found out today I don't have the plow prep package, so now what do I do, should I order the factory plow prep springs?
  2. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    there are other things I believe than just springs in the package. Is the truck still under warranty, I would ask your local ford dealer what their thoughts are.
  3. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I heard I need the dual alternators which I do bc I have the rapid heat and then something about a fan clutch but I looked online and there's only one available for my truck and I looked and I have the heaviest 6000 springs so I guess I'm fine?
  4. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I know that the diesels need a different fan clutch, I dont know about the gas motors though. As for the springs, 6000 lb springs are the plow prep springs. I believe it would have 5200 if it doesnt have the plow prep
  5. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Is the fan clutch that big a deal, like I said on ford parts they only showed the one part number for the diesels?
  6. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    What is your concern? Are you worried ab out it breaking down or if your warranty would be void?
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    getting the fan clutch should keep your warranty intact if they even care. rapid heat doesnt necessarily mean dual alternators. plow prep gives you the 200amp alternator (duals arent avail. with plow prep)

    with your 6K springs you should be fine, i would look into the fan clutch if your worried, not that big of a deal to install for them.
  8. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I have dual alternators so I think I'm good there the springs don't bother me and I've never seen my temp guage move w the plow on it. This is the first truck I've had without plow prep and was just concerned about that fan clutch and heard the dealer ca void your warranty if you don't have plow prep
  9. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I think the fan clutch is the only thing you are missing for it to have the "plow package". If you tow on the highway with the plow on it may get hot. If not I wouldn't worry about it, other than the warranty bull***.
  10. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    I don't have the plow prep package either, I'm upgrading my springs to the 7K vs. the plow package 6K.

    As far as the fan clutch, someone once posted the part number for the upgrade and I can't seem to find that information, does anyone here know those ?

  11. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Take it in to your dealer and tell them what you want. If this is in addition to your earlier questions about running a 9 ft. blade, don't worry about it. With the proper ballast and good tires, you will be more than fine.
  12. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I dont have plow prep and have no problems
  13. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Yea I don't have any probs w it but just never thought to check if I had the plow prep, it plows great all the time screw it
  14. plowfever

    plowfever Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I have run ford diesels for 11 years now plowing and doing landscape work and not one of them has had the snow plow prep package. Two have well over 200,000 miles and have had not one tranny or engine problem. The other I just bought march 2010 and had a tranny issue but that was a common problem in the 03-07 6.0 diesel transmissions. I wouldn't worry to much about it. My new truck has the 5200 lb springs and I run a 9.5' hiniker v and the temp gauge never moves. Probably just bs for you to buy!
  15. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Yea I'm not going to worry about it, the truck wil be fine.
  16. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Plowfever it isn't bs for me. I had an 05 6.0 diesel w/o the plow package and it plowed just great. As soo as would go to pull my skidloader on the freeway the temps would climb. Ford doesn't have mumbers but alot hotter than it ever had run. I ordered my 07 and now when I pull the loader the temp never moves, however I do hear the cooling fan engaging now.

    As far as plowing and carring the weight I didn't see a difference. Pulling w/o the plow was never an issue just with the plow on.