View Full Version : 6spd means no plow package???

01-31-2003, 08:10 PM
Just tried to order a new 3500 ctd with 6spd<br>and found I cant get the plow package. Does<br>anyone now why????

01-31-2003, 08:22 PM
Go here and maybe you'll find out:<br><br>http://www.dodge.com/ram_hd/capability/snow_plowing/index.html

Hummin Cummins
02-01-2003, 01:55 AM
My truck has that the CTDho and 6 speed with the Snow plow prep group...see sig below---V

02-01-2003, 06:26 AM
Looks like they only offer it with 4X4 on the 3500 ???

02-01-2003, 02:38 PM
I have seen this plow question a few times now and here is my $.02 on this. I don't belive you can have a plow prep on a Q/C long bed because it exceeds the front axle weight rating. If you want a plow prep it has to be a regular cab or a Q/C with the short bed. I do not belive the transmission has anything to do with it. I currently have a '03 Q/C 2500 short bed with the factory plow prep and I have a 2500 regular cab ETH/48RE on order that also has a plow prep. The crazy thing is all the plow prep get's you is a skid plate for the transfer case because the diesels already have everything else heavy duty on them.

02-01-2003, 06:04 PM
The dealer says you cant get the snow plow prep package with the 6spd diesel.<br><br>I confirmed it on the dodge site, looks like the reg cab can have it but not the QC short or long bed.<br><br>I am debating just skipping the plow package to keep the stick. The diesel gets the bigger batteries but I guess not the<br>bigger alternator ...

02-02-2003, 03:49 PM
I was told that with the HO I could not have the snow plow prep of the in dash 6 disc changer.<br><br>jt

02-02-2003, 10:23 PM
It looks like going with the 6spd means I am out of getting the 160 amp alternator or the skid plate. The skid plate can be added with protection group which means the only thing missing is the 160 amp alternator.<br><br>Any of you plow guys see this as a big problem???

Hummin Cummins
02-03-2003, 05:45 AM
Get the trailer tow and the bigger alternator is once again included.<br><br>Seems strange how DC decided to package the options on these trucks. <br><br>Never thought about it until now.

02-03-2003, 12:19 PM
I thought I read you could not get the 160 amp on the diesels only the gassers. I have a plowprep and I only have a 136 amp alternator which has done just fine on the few storms I plowed this year.

02-03-2003, 12:40 PM
I just picked my 03 HO 6sp up friday and it had the 160 amp alt. i didnt order it though, they just had what i wanted at the dealer.....minus leather :(

02-03-2003, 05:20 PM
The dealers telling me that now snow plow prep package means no warranty if I put a plow on it. I cant believe that they would void the warranty over an alternator.