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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Lift/Plow questionn

This sounds crazy but if i put a plow on my truck this year and lifted it 8 inches come spring will i still be plowin next year or would that not go over too well ???

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um i dont think the chain would be long enough fora 8 inch lift. i knkow my brother had a 97 PSD that had like 4 inches of lift and he plowed with that truck. but i think with 8 inches of lift it would be hard to see the blade. and then ull also have to see about gettin a longer chain. dont see y it couldnt be done, but there are a lot of ifs in there. and then ur also lookin at ahigher center of gravity, and safety, cuz ive seen some stupid crap go down while plowin before, and 8 inches is alot higher center of gravity on a truck. just my thoughts on it.

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....here is what I got 6 inch Fabtech with an 8ft Western Pro Plus Ultra Mount...I run 35s in the summer and stock wheels in the winter..no problems....There was a guy that had an 8 inch lift with a western unimount and back drag let me see if I can find the pic of his truck! it can be done though...

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Here are the pics first couple are mine then the guys truck with the 8 inch lift and plows...summer mode

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and the guys truck with the 8 inch lift...

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How would the plow connect? I know with my Western ultra mount it has to be level for the plow to hook up. Now add in another 4-6" of lift and the plow itself would never connect to the truck side due to it being way too low.
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good question and your right if it is not level it will get bound up! !and I know that laugh ...What I do is when I drop the plow, and put the two shoes down I push the two adjustable feet all the way down, and put 1-2 2x4's underneath them...and it hooks right up...Also remember as 6l cummins said your view plays a big role...let me know if you need any help..

$Diesel What kind of plow are you looking to run???

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Sounds like a pain in the ***. I was going to do a 4-6 lift in the spring and was thinking maybe i would have to take the mount off and move it down 4-6 inches if theres room. Putting it on 2x4's would not work for me. At the end of the day plowing, the last thing i wanna do is take 20 minutes to get the blade off. I was thinking of cutting the mounting brackets off the plow side and welding them back on say 4-6 inches higher but then i thought the pushing power should be right behind the plow blade and not on the top of the blade which it would be if i welded them back on.

I have a Western Ultra Mount 9'
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this is a quick hook/un hook deal.I can do it just as quick as not using the little blocks....I get out of the truck to pull the levers and un hook them from the frame mount push them down lock them in place put the little 2x4's I cut underneath it, push the spring loaded deals down and pull away just like you normally would except slide 1-2 little 2x4s under neath the legs!

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can you still see the plow enough to be in control?
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Yes I have no visibility problems with it..If you look at the hood line, the plow lights are still above it, so visibility is still good, next to my dads 05 with a 2 inch leveling kit my truck is only an inch or 2 higher...I feel in total control plowing with this truck

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