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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Will a 1997 Dakota Sport 4x4 front end hold up about 500lbs???

This is a 1997 Dakota Sport with bars cranked, 3" body lift, 2" blocks and add a leaf in the rear.

Will I need different torsion bars?

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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:23 PM   #2
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Don't get Ranchos. That's my suggestion. :tonka:
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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simple answer: yes
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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OK screw it Ill just say it im putting a plow on the Dakota and its 470 lbs... just wondering if i should do anything else to it... like different torsion bars etc...
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:38 PM   #6
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your truck is too light to push snow effectively
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:22 PM   #7
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My dad killed his plow truck... So im thinkin just put it on my truck? Its a 7.5' Boss straigh blade. It weighs around 480lbs and Im just wondering if im going to need to buy different torsion bars.

A freind of mine here has an older dakota with an 8' blade! And he pushes snow FINE!

Actually theres 2 of those Dakotas here with 8' blades... Just there both the older kotas wondering how beefy my front end is...
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:23 PM   #8
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Shit man, its american it will hold. People plow with s-10 blazers all the time.
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Shit man, its american it will hold. People plow with s-10 blazers all the time.
the expert has spoken.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:31 PM   #10
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whats your opinion I WANT SOME OPINIONS
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your truck will plow snow no problem. I think your torsion bars will hold up to the weight.
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Thank you Im going to bed peace nuka
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whats your opinion I WANT SOME OPINIONS
get a real truck instead of that piece of poop?
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Your poop :tonka: Just gotta get teh driveway plowed this winter... and a couple of other places i will only be plowing like 10 places
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get a real truck instead of that piece of poop?
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If you want to do light plowing you'll be fine, but if you want to do it as a business, you at least need a half ton.

I used to plow snow for my bro-in-law driving 3/4 ton Chevys with the 8.1L V8 or the Duramax. The back end was usually loaded up with salt and a spreader and of course the plow on the front. We would do apartment complexes, business parking lots, condos and neighborhoods and usually had no issue but sometimes with enough of the wet snow it wasn't easy even with those trucks.
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Your poop :tonka: Just gotta get teh driveway plowed this winter... and a couple of other places i will only be plowing like 10 places
shut up or i will get some bear mace from muddypaws.
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your 3.9 does not have the tourque to plow snow it will eat your hubs overheat your trans I could go on but its not worth it
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Poop :tonka:


Like I said just small drive ways
Just mainly pushing the windrow outta the driveways at about 10 places.. No parking lots or bank moving like my dad did! He was so hard on his truck lol I wonder why it broke a F150 and he is moving banks in march! LOL
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