X2 on the front crossmemeber. I pondered what you are doing, and half way through, dropped it like a bad date and just got a used hitch and cut/welded/bolted it in.
You can stick so much more into it, way more versatile, along with the coolness factor, and hey, it will be custom.
I have a 10-ton ring in mine. Basically one big tow hook on steroids.