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Old 01-08-2011, 09:17 AM
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#1 torsion bars are the highest rate bars

Skip the keys. All they do is twist the torsion bar beyond a normal setting. You can get adjustment out of the bolt and save 200
Thanks that's good to hear and know!

Now I am looking for a set of guages V/Water/OP, to closely follow the conditions and I still have to figure out a layout for the counterweights and I wanna look into some auxillary springs. Not sure I need them just want to know the options. Thanks again for all the help .
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Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:16 AM
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Thanks that's good to hear and know!

Now I am looking for a set of guages V/Water/OP, to closely follow the conditions and I still have to figure out a layout for the counterweights and I wanna look into some auxillary springs. Not sure I need them just want to know the options. Thanks again for all the help .
Im not sure i would spend the money on gauges. Your truck has idiot lights. If something was to go wrong, you would notice a light faster than a falling gauge
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:41 AM
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Im not sure i would spend the money on gauges. Your truck has idiot lights. If something was to go wrong, you would notice a light faster than a falling gauge
Well they are good for a lot if you use a dummy light to tell if you have a failing oil pump, then it's already to late. If the hydraulic amp pull is too much for the Alt(as it may be the original 117kmls) then it could fail and could get stuck. I live in KS if the weather says it 40deg. then it's actually something like 12. Due to the wind, it's nuts days can go by with constant 30-40mph winds, not just gusts. And as for the water just an overall safety precaution, aluminum heads do not like things to get too warm. I know this one is a little far off, but heads are expensive and the downtime required to mill them and replace is rediculous. I don't have a two bay garage(need a 5 bay) so it would have to be in the cold or pay $1500 to have it done. Under normal load I'd say sure no gauges but after seeing what I have in many years of racing, safe is always better! and what's $250 on new toys anyways, ooooOOooOO Shiney!!


Think about it like this if you had the choice of having the superhuman ability to foresee breaking your leg would you want that or to just have bright red stuff appear all over you after it happened? One of those you have too. lol
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Bosch +4, Accel Coil Pack, MSD6AL, Walbro, HiFlo Fuel filter,
Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
New Anvil Mounts, Timbren's, Optima Yellow, DB 220A Alt. w/4g. jumper,
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
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if you have an automatic I would recommend getting Tranns temp, Water temp, and oil pressure. Those are vital things to monitor when your plowing. Idiot lights for the oil is just 8psi or no psi. I like knowing what my OP is all the time, at idle its around 25psi at hwy speeds it runs around 50. water temp is also very important besides obvious reasons, the stock gauge is very inaccurate. You will notice this when you intsall them.

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I also put in a volt meter but its a digital one I put in my vent, I would think it be better to get a vent pod and stick it in there. That would be a sweet setup.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:58 AM
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if you have an automatic I would recommend getting Tranns temp, Water temp, and oil pressure. Those are vital things to monitor when your plowing. Idiot lights for the oil is just 8psi or no psi. I like knowing what my OP is all the time, at idle its around 25psi at hwy speeds it runs around 50. water temp is also very important besides obvious reasons, the stock gauge is very inaccurate. You will notice this when you intsall them.

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I also put in a volt meter but its a digital one I put in my vent, I would think it be better to get a vent pod and stick it in there. That would be a sweet setup.
I'll check those out. Hmm I'll think about the tranny guage. I'm not thinking I'll be running it enough to call for that, but then again it is shiney!
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Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
New Anvil Mounts, Timbren's, Optima Yellow, DB 220A Alt. w/4g. jumper,
Western snow plow, More2Come
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:06 PM
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here's were I ran my wires.

You can see the temp cable, oil tube, then I have Romex...lol..powering my switchs for the stobe and fogs, and the blue one is my ethernet cord I had to put together to quick fix the plow controller cord I broke the other day!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:32 PM
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here's were I ran my wires.

You can see the temp cable, oil tube, then I have Romex...lol..powering my switchs for the stobe and fogs, and the blue one is my ethernet cord I had to put together to quick fix the plow controller cord I broke the other day!
Dear God man, Now all you need is Duct Tape.
Sound principle, questionable execution. lol

Alright so I picked up a High Output Alternator I believe it is from DB electrical, a Yellow Top Optima, a triple guage with electrical senders and a Clear Strobe light WooHoo!

From my better understanding I apparently have to run a >4g cable directly to the Battery (fused of course). To help get the juice to it as the factory cable goes through a resistance obstacle course to get there. I presume on our first day above freezing I will pre run-the guage wiring and place the 4g cable. Now just to find the best spots to adapt the sending units. . .

Oh Yea, put 600lbs. in the back of the truck and it rides smooth and controlled. Love'n it!
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White gauges and Temp Cntrl, OHCw/Buggman LED mod,
Bosch +4, Accel Coil Pack, MSD6AL, Walbro, HiFlo Fuel filter,
Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
New Anvil Mounts, Timbren's, Optima Yellow, DB 220A Alt. w/4g. jumper,
Western snow plow, More2Come
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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Alright HO alternator and Optima Yellow installed. It definately helped now the radio doesn't blink out when I raise the plow but it seems I need to run the recommended 4g cable to help move the juice. Hopefully that'll help keep things in line. The new alternator is insane when you rev up the engine the headlights double at every 1k RPM you go up. They look HID when the RPMs hit 4k. I just took it out in one hell of a winter storm to take my mother home from cancer surgery"ouch" and it was unstoppable! Of course I did run it in 4wd high and I do have Firestone winter rescue rated tires. There are alot of pissed and in danger people tonight in KC. On a 1 mile interstate change ramp a semi slid sideways into the concrete retaining wall and well it seems another semi said OK I'll go around!?! Note this point is merely 80ft from the upcoming highway, Well wouldn't you know it he lost traction too and slid to the other side of this "1" lane ramp. Now you have damn near a mile of traffic completely trapped. Luckily I was on the upcoming highway! Felt bad for them but atleast they were in walking distance to something, not that anything is open as the city closed everything! I may have to get a tow truck, there were atleast 100 vehicles stuck on the road and off. But I am home now and thankful that I made it safely.
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White gauges and Temp Cntrl, OHCw/Buggman LED mod,
Bosch +4, Accel Coil Pack, MSD6AL, Walbro, HiFlo Fuel filter,
Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
New Anvil Mounts, Timbren's, Optima Yellow, DB 220A Alt. w/4g. jumper,
Western snow plow, More2Come
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:05 PM
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Alright 2 big snows and all is well still needing to add the 4g. cable to the battery, but had no issues with anything. Here's a pic was pushing 14 inches all day long recovered 6 cars, damn near had to pull a F350 Dually Diesel, Ha Ha 2WD sucks! Luckily he got moving. http://flic.kr/p/9f4bZ5
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Custom Ram Air, K&N, Ported / Matched intake, JBA 9mm wires,
Tweeked FPR, EBC 6k's, DynoMax-S CatBack, Jet-Chip, Reflex shocks,
New Anvil Mounts, Timbren's, Optima Yellow, DB 220A Alt. w/4g. jumper,
Western snow plow, More2Come
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: Advice needed, Snow Plow 02'4.0l 4x4

I know its an old thread but lots of good info here I was looking for. I'm in the process of installing a Fisher MM2 6' 9" on my truck.
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