GMT400 , SAS with Snowplow?

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  1. yellowK20

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    Anyone done it or seen done? I’m wondering if the brackets would interfere.

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    I haven't but I'd think that if you used either coil springs or coilovers. That it wouldn't interfere. Leaf springs the brackets would definitely be an issue I'm thinking.
     
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    Coilsovers won’t be in this trucks future, no way I would spend that kind of time or effort lol.

    This thing has some minor-ish suspension damage on the right side .

    Frame is square , but the a-arm mounts are bent . Was thinking of doing an low height SAS with a Ford 60 . I have everything except the leaf springs .

    I may just swap in a good frame and keep it IFS
     
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    Probably cheapest to just stay IFS then.
     
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    I don't think they would. I can take pictures of my buddies plow mount on a GMT 400 style truck
     
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    So, I think have a line on a 05’ super duty front end

    That will solve the plow mount issues , just a bit more Fab to make it happen.

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    x2 if you do leaf spring sas kit and want a stock plow mount setup to bolt on .

    fisher takes the front frame horn's area were a sas kit would go . http://library.fisherplows.com/fisherplows/pdffiles/6452.09_011509.pdf

    western uni-mount same area used . http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdffiles/13681_103103.pdf

    western ultra mount newest same area used . http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdffiles/67942.03_121514.pdf
     
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    Yeah I have an ultramount 2 so I gave up on leafs .

    I bought a lightly used 9-6’’ MVP 3 Western that came off a wrecked 2000 crew cab
     
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    v-plows HATE taller trucks . the A-frame needs to sit flat in relation to the ground . there is a setup directions list on how to set them . otherwise they will not scrape 100% of the width when in V or scoop .

    so if you plan a lift and tires also plan fabing some plow mount lowering brackets .
     
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    Yep, not my first v-plow Smokey has 8-6’’ mvp 3 and it’s on 35’ with 4’ lift I fabbed up the brackets to drop it down 6’’ plus I still have the 2-3’’adjustment in the mount in case I go to 37’’ hummers when my bfg’s wear out.

    I’m hoping to keep the overall lift on the dually in the 3-4’’ range i’m Gonna run 255-85-16 Toyo mt’s on it
     
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    It can be done. Local guy built one with ORU kit and dunno bout plow mounts...
     
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    Well it would be nice if I could do it with leafs , much cheaper as I have every thing except a set of springs I have some stock square body k30 springs but I’d prefer to have some 2.5” Tuff Country HDs

    I don’t really want to spend a lot of money on this thing at this point , the truck is really nice but I’m just not feeling it . If it was single wheel and a 6.5 I’d probably be much more excited.
     
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    My truck came with plow mounts on it. I don't know what brand they were but they bolted up to the bottom of the frame horns. The same exact place as my SAS spring hangers.
     
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    Yep I'd do that
     
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    Yep, I've thought many times about going to a coil front and radius arm set up.
     
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