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Old 07-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Noob questions?? Plow/plowmounts & off roading

Hey everyone. Brand spankin new to this site.. Im on a similar one for my Tacoma and it has helped me do things I never would have known about to my truck.

Anyway, I don't currently have a Jeep, but have been looking at them. I know some people will be against it but I would like to use it to plow my driveway with and offroading when I go camping and such.

My question is...what do the plow mounts look like on the wranglers? Can they be removed for offroading? Is there a better plow/mounting system that I should be looking at? I know the plow mounts for the tacoma stick down way to far and just look redic. I guess I could always unbolt it. But I want something that can either easily come off or is low profile.

Also, is there anyway to use a plow with an offroad bumber/winch?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.. Im trying to decide what to get/look at while the weather is still nice hah.

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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I used a Wrangler for a few years to plow snow with. Just a personal driveway, not anything larger.

The main problem that I always had with it was the Jeep is a little too light, weight wise to do any serious plowing, or if you got deep snow to deal with. Hard on the clutch in a standard trans, and worse on an auto trans. Neither are designed to get hot from pushing snow. And with the plow on the front they run warm anyway from the air being blocked while driving down the road.

The mounts for a Wrangler hang down way too far to use it for any kind of off-roading, and are a royal PITA to take off every spring. Using the winch works ok to raise and lower, but you might as well get the pump kit with the plow, since you will need it anyway for the power angle. Not many manual angle plows out there.
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