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self installing a mm2 extreme v

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by notaclue, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. notaclue

    notaclue Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    has anyone out here installed their mm2. i am wondering what kind of a project this is. my buddy will be helping me and he did his on a gmc 2500. mine will be going on a 1999 f250 powerstorke. any suggestions or hints. thank you
  2. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Keep an eye on the power steering lines when installing the push plate on the drivers side, make sure there is enough clearence.
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sharp drill bits on a AIR drill, dont use an electric, will be going to the ER for a broken wrist. Theres only 8 holes to drill but theres alot of meat there. Get a floor jack, may have to jack up the truck up by the frame if theres significant sag in the springs. Hook up the park/turn wires while you have the bumper off, heck of alot easier to get the screws and housing out with the bumper off.

    Oh, and read the instructions before you start.
  4. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I thought it was easy. the only hard part for me was getting the damn wings and everything lined up for the center pin, but once that was in it was a breeze. Makes me wonder why people pay the $500 or so dollars for the install.
  5. kj330

    kj330 Member
    Messages: 88

    on my old 99 ps i only had to drill 2 oles on each side the rest were there from the factory.
  6. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Not sure how much they differ but I didn't have to drill any holes on my 08'.
  7. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    There was a good thread started by Doakster last fall. He installed his on his F250. Not sure what year. I'm sure you can search for it and check it out.
  8. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    The wiring itself is easy. The harder/scary part is drilling the holes in the frame. I didnt have to dirll anything on my truck though.
  9. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Agreed with Chris wiring is easy, drilling thru frame not so easy. My mechanic broke 2 $20 bits and almost broke his wrist drilling thru with a electric drill. but they never installed a plow so they didnt know what they were in for i later found out, and it took em all day. Up here install is about 300 or so, it was almost worth taking it to the dealer for as much aggravation i got from my mechanic not to mention taking him all day when i could of got it done in about 3 or 4 hours according to the dealer.
  10. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

  11. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Hope my Thread can be of help. To the OP, your truck a 99, will be very similar if not the same as mine, I already had the push plates on, so I didn't have to install them, but that should be straight forward.

    Here is my overall recommendations doing the install yourself.

    - Follow the directions, Follow the directions, Follow the directions! I don't know how may questions pop up that can be answered from the installation and set up instructions, and I have referred back to them multiple times in tweaking my plow. Never once have the directions failed me.

    - You will probably want to run the short stacking stops, this has been discussed over an over again by people thinking this is an issue, it's not plan and simple. I run the short stops myself. Here is a thread on this if you have questions, I made a phone call to fisher which helped answer questions about this.

    -When you are doing the wiring, it really it's that hard, take your time and the easiest thing to do is reference the main wiring diagram that comes with the instructions, make the wiring look just like that and you shouldn't have a problem.

    Also here is a thread about where I mounted my Fishstick controller, it's very easy, and the controller will come off in the spring and know one will notice it was ever there.

    Thread of my hydraulic hose wraps that I added.
  12. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    hey doakster good advice how is that xtreme v of urs doing anyway???
  13. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    The ExV is holding up good, no problems yet....i don't use it much, I actually leave my truck at my folks place so they can use it, i don't have the need for the plow where I'm living right now. Kind of a shame, my F-350 doesn't go anywhere except the driveway and the plow has stayed on all year.

    But it's a heck of a plow. I wouldn't by another plow that is not a V
  14. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    cool good to hear man my boss is picking one up next year with his new truck. shame u dont use it much ill take it off ur hands if u ever wanna just donate it to someone in need though lol
  15. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    One other thing I would recommend is the back drag edges, they work very very well, no comparison to my previous 8ft straight blade that didn't have a back drag edge or my oil 7.5ft that doesn't have one, the back drag edge scraps very nice, worth the money
  16. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    sounds good to me but we dont do any resis its all condos my boss is to lazy to back drag he just calls the backhoe in and has him do it as a matter of fact i havent seen him backdrag once this year lol but thanx for the input though