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Old 03-08-2011, 06:45 PM
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We just recently looked at the Boss 8.2 VXT Plows,,,,What we did'nt get,,, was How does it trip when in V or Scoop Mode,,,I know it has the 4(I think) trip springs in the center,,but how will it trip in Scoop or V configuration,,???,looks un-likely,,,,and did you price those molded 4' cutting Edges,,,,,,,,,,,,,them sum-bitch's are $ 400.-- per side,,Yikes !!

Large spring to pull the blade to V config,,,,Hydraulic ram to raise and lower,,,they want the truck mount hight around 14.5 off the Ground,,,what about un-even ground when removing it?

There are small spring clips on the plow mounting pins(hold pins open) the salesman said they have bent a few of these,,,,Good Luck

Hard to Beat a Fisher MM from what we looked at !!
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You might also want to pick up some Fluid Film and spray your blade. It will help a lot with the rust.
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Here you can see how I cut the valance to fit around the Boss undercarriage.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:05 PM
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This may be a stupid question (not my first)
When I bought my 04 I thought someone said I could not put a plow on a F350 crew cab diesel, something to do with the front end weight. Is there any truth to that?

At the cabin up north I would love to have a plow and when we retire there would have to have one.

How mush does the mount hurt the ground clearance? My neighbor up there complains about that with his Dodge. But he loves the Boss and so do I.

Obviously not a lot of experience with plows, so be gentle...
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:43 PM
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This may be a stupid question (not my first)
When I bought my 04 I thought someone said I could not put a plow on a F350 crew cab diesel, something to do with the front end weight. Is there any truth to that?

At the cabin up north I would love to have a plow and when we retire there would have to have one.

How mush does the mount hurt the ground clearance? My neighbor up there complains about that with his Dodge. But he loves the Boss and so do I.

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first off, i believe the 08 diesels were not to have plows because of a frame issue, which is not a issue now, i got that imfo from the boss plow dealer, as far as the mount, it sticks down about two inches below the valance. which i also cut to fit around the mount and installed myself, so i dont really like the clearance of the mount either, but it doesnt sit any lower than the punkin and probally would save you on your valance anyhow, good luck with your decision, just a note, i had a boss snow plow on all my other trucks too, the one i got rid off i bought used for 2500.00, had it for 12 years, sold it for 2000.00 I would of kept it for this truck, but the mount or wiring harness didnt fit, and ford gave me 1000 dollars toward the plow for a upfitter rebate, that was pretty sweet too, good luck
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Here you can see how I cut the valance to fit around the Boss undercarriage.
that is one sweet ride, beautiful truck, wish i could see your valance alittle better, i cut mine to fit nice and neat around the pc that sticks out, but the plow itself hit the valance when putting it on, so i cut the opening about three inches wide to let the plow go in, is that how you did yours? nice truck again, love it
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I cut mine tight - the plow does hit the valance, but the valance moves back and comes back into place when you remove the plow.
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Here you can see how I cut the valance to fit around the Boss undercarriage.
Do you have a leveling kit on your truck?
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first off, i believe the 08 diesels were not to have plows because of a frame issue, which is not a issue now, i got that imfo from the boss plow dealer,
That is the first time I heard that. Here was my old truck with a western 8ft straight blade. I think the only difference in snow plow prep package is that you get the heavier rated front springs and heavy duty alternator or dual alternators. The camper package adds a rear sway bar. And I am sure it has something to do with Fords warranty, if you are plowing with the softer rated front springs they will most likely not cover you.

I would love to get a V plow... so much more efficient than a straight blade. I just haven't been able to cough up the cash for it.

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Here you can see how I cut the valance to fit around the Boss undercarriage.
Great looking truck. Great job. Do you have any other photos of the valance? Measurements also wound be heplpfull. Thanks
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cgrmac, the pic is from 2011. The original poster has not been on here since 2014. Nice revival though, I like the pic too !
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