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snowplow?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Xewkija631, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Xewkija631

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    Is having a snow plow on your tacoma bad? what are the cons of having it? also what are some of the better plows?

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Snow plows will cause excessive wear to your truck if your not easy on it. I've seen full size pickups burn out transmissions and bend frames. If you go easy and don't plow too much heavy snow I'm sure you'll be ok though.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Just finished installing 6' 8" Drive Pro on my truck. Truck can handle weight no problem (stock suspension). Weights 405lbs. per Meyer's specs.

    Nice plow for the money. Steel moldboard, full trip, etc. Has adjustable plow shoes which some of the plastic plows don't offer.

    Plow shop wanted $400 to install. Nixed that idea and installed myself.

    Will snap some pic's if anyone is interested.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Yeah. Post some up. I'd be interested to hear how it plows and holds up after a few storms? I have had thoughts of doing this to mine. I have dealt with plows on fords and Chevys. fords transmissions suck. In 5 years it was ready for its third trans. ford had an auto and the Chevy had a manual trans. Chevy never had a problem.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    I have an 07 doublecab 4x4 v6 with the 7ft6" sno-way with downpressure it has been on the truck since new and now with over 100,000 miles have had absolutley no problems suspension wise. I really use my Tacoma hard we have a landscape business and I find myself doing stuff with this truck others would use a 3/4 ton for. I looked at all the plows in 07 and for the application felt the Sno-way was the best it is a light plow but with the down pressure scrapes equally to a big heavy boss or western plow. The truck handles it really well even the charging system is plenty to keep up with the electrical load. The price of $ 4000 may shock you but Iam glad I have it.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    So does this not float? Does it have duel rams for lift and down to press the blade down.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    i WILL SNAP SOME PICS AND GET EM ON HERE YES THE BLADE DOES FLOAT ALSO YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF FLOAT OR PRESSURE DOWN THERE IS THE TWO ANGLE RAMS AND ONE LIFT RAM THE DOWNPRESSURE IS PART OF THE LIFT RAM PRETTY SIMPLE TO WORK ON AND THE CONTROL IS WIRELESS HAND HELD. IT IS A SNO-WAY 22 SERIES. tHIS BLADE IS MADE FOR ALL MIDSIZE VEHICLES tACOMA FRONTIER COLORADO ETC. AGAIN WORKS REALLY WELL. PROVEN VERY DURABLE SO FAR.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    Why all the caps?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    Attached some pics of my recent plow install. Fabricated the truck side plug mount (didn't like the factory mount), and the mount for the light adapters/coil, etc. (see pic left and right side engine compartment). Carved out one of the switch blankoffs and stuffed the light switch that came with the plow in there. The handheld controller cable comes through the passenger side firewall. Used an existing hole after making it larger. Pretty happy with the way it turned out. One important part of this install that complicated things somewhat, was the need to tap into the reverse light circuit. This plow has a user selectable function that can lift either lift or lower the plow automatically when the truck is put in reverse, depending on if your backdragging or plowing.

    Enjoy.....

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  11. Jan 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    The aftermarket warranty i have specifically states that a plow will void my warranty.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    The Tacoma is a tough truck..no doubt. But adding a snow plow and actually pushing snow is too much for this truck. This is a job for a full-size.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Well I'll tell ya the Tacoma is just if not more capable at pushing snow then our full size trucks in WI last Feb 2011 we had a blizzard and my Tacoma was out plowing right along side our fleet of fullsize trucks. In fact we had a GMC 2500hd go down with a trans failure and only 21,000 miles the Tacoma has over 100,000. Just saying another trick I use is when the snow is really heavy lock in the diff lock and it will just keep pushing. Never has a suspension failure yet unlike our Fords where you have to replace ball joints every 3 years. Some of the other employees are impressed with the Tacomas ability also. Not talking it up just telling like it is!!!
     
  14. Jan 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    I'm pretty sure they're capable....but that doesn't mean you should. I'm talking frame issues. Not sure how many winters you could do this with a mid-sized truck.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    My plow route consists of 26 driveways and have been plowing them since Nov of 07. Most of the driveways are very long and three times what a regular drive is. Figure on average 12 snowfalls a year times four years The Tacoma has proven it's durability. If I wanted to try and break something sure but I could take a brand new Ford f350 with a plow and break it to.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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    I use mine for my driveway.
    My taco is a 2008 with 130,000 miles and still going!
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    As you can see this storm was no dusting!
    Works like a charm!!
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  17. Jan 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Nice Curtis plow somehow that one got past me when I was looking in 07. My Sno-way has been great but I would like to check it out if I wear out the Sno-way.
     
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    Put plenty of weight in the back, take your time, and you'll be fine.

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    im going to put one on my 14 dcsb next year. But wow $4300 is a lot but I need it here in VT
     
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    Bed Crossbars, tailgate cap, side rails.
    Might be able to get a decent tractor with a snow thrower on the front for that kind of cash.
     
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