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Western cables too short

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 7_3powerstroke, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. 7_3powerstroke

    7_3powerstroke Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I just finished a custom mount for a conventional 8.5 foot plow onto an 2001 250 crew cab shortbed with a 7.3. The controls are SAM joystick with 108" cables (9 ft.) and they are not long enough. I built my own floor mount and bolted it right in front of the console.If I take the most direct route possible, straight out thru the firewall directly to the pump, there is not an inch to spare.I searched the internet for longer cables but cannot find anything. These are the black cables (newer style). I hope someone has an answer. I really can't afford to go electric right now.
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Need more details... An 8' what? Pro, Pro Plus, HTS, Suberbanite? Unimount / ultramount? New / old? Isolation module or relays? Usually the cables are long enought and have to be bundled up a bit behind the grill or in the engine comp. Sometimes there is no choice on the routing and cables can be a bit short. Have you considered drilling a new hole in the firewall that allows a more direct rout?
  3. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I believe he is talking about an old Western cable controlled unit.
  4. 7_3powerstroke

    7_3powerstroke Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks. I made the nine foot ones work by relocating the controls to a dash bracket.