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Old May 22nd, 2014, 07:46 AM
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Front Springs and Shocks fro Snow Plow

I recently installed a bush bar replacing the stock bumper that includes a tow hitch. This bush bar weighs about 125 pounds. I have a snow plow that fits into the tow hitch. The plow weighs about 250 pounds.

When I install the plow the truck goes down about an inch and I thought I should put different springs and also replace the shocks. I have no idea if the springs and shocks currently on the truck are stock.

How can I tell if the springs are stock?

I read that you should put heavy duty springs when you have a winch upfront and I believe I should do the same for the plow and the heavier bumper.

Which heavy duty springs and shocks would be suitable?

Should I change the rear springs and shocks as well?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 08:04 AM
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First of all, I would never use a Rover for pushing snow.

None of them have a transmission that can handle it for very long.



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Old May 22nd, 2014, 08:15 AM
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It's just to clean my own and my son's driveway, not for commercial purposes. I have a plow on my John Deere lawn tractor and it has been able to plow though so I expect the Defender could handle it.
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