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Old 04-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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lifting a tow/plow rig

for most of us we use our trucks as multi-purpose vehicles. i tow my crawler on the weekends and plow with it in the winter. im considering a 4 in lift with some 35s on my 2008 f350. i have an 8'2 boss v plow.

what is your guys experience plowing with a lifted truck. i know i will have to lower my mount accordingly. im more concerned with not being able to see the plow. im just curious to see how you guys like or don't like plowing with a lift kit.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a stock Dodge on 37s and I cant see the plow markers when its angled. Thats about my only bitch. I like that I can drive thru the deep stuff without getn stuck.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd have the same concern.. Also, it seems that many lift kits these days make the front end higher than the rear. I see it everyday when I get to work. 4 wheel parts installs lift kits on our tundras.. They all sit nose high. <imo
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I'd have the same concern.. Also, it seems that many lift kits these days make the front end higher than the rear. I see it everyday when I get to work. 4 wheel parts installs lift kits on our tundras.. They all sit nose high. <imo
my question was more about workability with a lift kit..not if you like lifted trucks or not. not too sure how much snow texas see a year but thanks for your opinion
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I've plowed with a Highboy on 36" buckshots , it worked fine,

Just make sure that the plow frame goes low enough to keep the plow parallel to the ground.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The BOSS brackets need to got to the lowest set of holes to get the push point down low. If you're wheeling it, this means your lift is wasted as that mount will drag first. Raising the mount means the back edge of the wings won't touch the ground well and all the weigh is on the nose.

The V doesn't have a trip edge and barely trips as it is, if you make the angle steeper is will be even worse.

A lifted truck plows fine when the plow is setup right, but the Boss mount is about the worst for wheeling with.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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as said make sure the fram goes low enough... I plow with a 97 f350 on 35s with no lift and I have zero issues in the deep stuff
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The benefits of lifting your truck for clearance are lost by lowering the plow frame to make the plow land properly. Now if the "chicks dig it" factor is what you're after, go for it, otherwise why bother?
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Used to plow with my '87 which was up there. My buddy and I built a custom LOWER plow frame out of square tubing. I still used the upper frame for the plow lights, pump, etc.

Just took a few measurements, some welding and a few bolts.

I could NEVER see my plow. I could see the markers when the plow was angled. A little practice and you'll have no problems!!

Now on the tow side, I had a buddy who used to pull camper with his lifter Suburban. He didn't bother with a drop hitch, he lifted the camper about 6"!!
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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not a problem at all just lower the mounting bracket to the correct hieght. and get longer plow markers. Everyone will say your plow mount defeats the purpose of the lift for wheeling. Plow mounts are put on with bolts. that means they come off does it not? take mine off after every season and mud my truck
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if 35s is what you want you dont need to lift it. 08-11 can fit 35x12.5 atleast on the stock 20s and i think the 18s. i have 35s on my harley edition 08 now with no issues
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if it's a towrig / workhorse why do you wanna lift it ?? granted 2" here or there looks good but you're a 4"+ doesnt seem nessacary
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if 35s is what you want you dont need to lift it. 08-11 can fit 35x12.5 atleast on the stock 20s and i think the 18s. i have 35s on my harley edition 08 now with no issues
This...my 08 f-350 fit 35"s (stock rims 20")with a 2" level kit.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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could i see some more pics....pleeeeeez
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could i see some more pics....pleeeeeez
here you go, 1st pic is where I mounted the gauge for the rear bags
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