Drive Pro 6'8" Meyer Plow on a Lifted Jeep Wrangler JK Installation Pictures
2007 Jeep Wrangler JK with 3.5" lift and 35" tires.
Once again, like the Wrangler TJ's before it, to start, and most don't think about this, I knew I could gain about 2" of drop in the Universal Clevis on the Jeep to help compensate for the lift, IF I used a 1/2 Ton Universal Clevis. The 19943 1/2 Ton Clevis is what we use on half ton trucks to run a Drive Pro Single Pull 7.5 plow. It is a taller Clevis to allow (what you would expect to be) for the taller ride height of the 1/2 Ton versus a Jeep Wrangler, or other small vehicle, to attain what Meyer thinks the Clevis height should be. I don't like to contradict Meyer, but their clevis height is wrong. It is too low.
As you can see, Meyer says 9.5". That is too low on the truck side. I have found that 11" is PERFECT. Keep in mind the Clevis height has to be the same on ALL vehicles, because it has nothing to do with the vehicle, it has to do with the geometry of the plow itself. The A Frame of the plow MUST be level when the plow is attached and ready to plow. If it is too low on the truck side, when angled, the leading end will be off the ground. IF it is too high on the truck side, the trailing end will be off the ground at full angle.
THIS is why you can't put a plow on a Jeep Wrangler (or a truck) with a lift, unless you correct the geometry.
So here is the 2007 Lifted Jeep Wrangler - New Meyer Drive Pro 6' 8" install
It has a 3.5" lift and 35" tires.
Front view, ready to begin.
Warn front bumper removed. The engineers at Warn should have to remove 10 of these, reinstall them, and then think about how it is attached....
Just for reference, it is about 26-3/4" to the bottom of the Jeep Wrangler JK frame (stock is about 20-3/4").
The mount is on the Jeep. It is about 14-3/4" to the center of the notch on the Drive Pro Universal Clevis. As discussed up top, Meyer says 9-1/2", but we have found about 11" to be perfect.
A look at the mount installed.
New ear cut out, needs some finish grinding, and the 1" hole drilled in it. I decided to go 3-1/2" taller than the original Ear.
Two new taller Ears cut out, drilled, semi-ground, and ready to weld onto the Meyer Drive Pro A Frame.
Welded on and gusseted.
Meyer Drive Pro 6' 8" reassembled. EZ Plus conversion.
Bumper back on, that was (not) fun. Custom bracket for 1 piece plug mounted to slanted bottom of Warn bumper.
Front view, all done. You can see I added a set of Plow Light Elevation Brackets to get the plow lights up a little higher. I also had to drop the E-72 one set of holes and only use 3 bolts to hold the bracket on because the passenger side hose would be too short. Having three bolts hold the bracket on should not be a problem, after all there are only two bolts holding the E-72 hydraulic unit to the bracket itself....
3/4 view. You can see the Lift Ram is installed in the back hole, to give more lift. There is no reason on a Meyer Drive Pro 6' 8" to leave it in the front hole unless it is the original design with the drop leg, and not the Crankstand. With the drop leg, the only reason not to move it to the back hole is because the E-58H will hit the bracket for the drop leg lever (it might be hitting it anyway, take a look at it).
Side view, you can see the A Frame is level. The taller Ears are clearly visible.
A closer side view of the plow and mount.
Closer front view of ears and gussets.
Controller plug location inside the Wrangler JK.
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