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post #1 of 9 Old 01-02-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Worst luck today

To start off the day, I took my dad's truck to go plow for him (he's sick right now), and braked lightly for a car on the road when I was coming out of the driveway.
As I do this I hear bang, and get out to look and the bottom half of the leaf is snapped right off. Great, can't plow with this anymore.

So I hook up the 94 chev to our other plow, and later realize the one rear wheel is holding on by 2 of the 8 lugnuts, and one of the front by 6 of the 8.

Once all this is settled, now this same chev is starting to make nasty rear end noises. I'm thinking the clutches in the diff are finished. That happened to me last year in my other chev I drove.

Hmm...not a great way to start the new year

Those chevy rear-ends are expensive as hell, too. I put over 3k into it last year on the other one...
AND that's why I'm a Ford guy

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That is a bad day.

I have the same truck. Any pics that aren't negative effect?
Also, your strobes... What kind, where did you put them, and how much did they cost?

i am interested in strobes and wonder how much I am looking into spending.

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Hey bud, here's video I took today, before all that crap happened...haha at least something good came out of today
YouTube - Don't mind me, I just like strobes!

and here is a cool pic i snapped


I'm heading out the door, I will let you know about my strobes when I get back

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check these people out they have some good prices this is where i got my set from for my plow truck Whelen - Able 2 / Sho-Me - Code 3 - Sound Off Signal - 911EP - Carson Sirens - Distributed by LSH Lights

check out this strobe video YouTube - The First 1/18 F350 Traffic Enforcer

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That is a bad day.

I have the same truck. Any pics that aren't negative effect?
Also, your strobes... What kind, where did you put them, and how much did they cost?

i am interested in strobes and wonder how much I am looking into spending.

Thanks.
I bought everything off ebay. My blue roof strobe was 100 bucks used (really good deal), the corner strobes were 130$ (it's a 6 head version but I only installed 4 of the 6).
Finally the windshield LED ones were 19$ a piece, that was an awesome deal as well.
Hope that helps!

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If your truck doesn't have the plow package, make sure you replace both springs with the ones they used on the Plow Package or even heavier. Look for a good spring shop in your area, they will know what you need. I am just jealous you got snow!!!!

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-04-2009, 08:24 AM
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I hope you have better luck in the future!

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If your truck doesn't have the plow package, make sure you replace both springs with the ones they used on the Plow Package or even heavier. Look for a good spring shop in your area, they will know what you need. I am just jealous you got snow!!!!

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I hope you have better luck in the future!
Thanks guys, the truck is going in to a professional spring shop tomorrow
I think I'll push for those rubber stops that help prevent spring overload?
What do you think?

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Either that or go for air bags. There is an ex and a 350 around here with plows that have bags on the front axle.

Early 99 F-350 CC LB 6-speed
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Hey Ross, after talking with you i did some research and seems like you chose the right path to go, i knew you were a super genius!
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