Looks AWESOME! I'm totally stealing your corner idea for my next set...soon as i find a set of 06's.
My BL came with a clamp to push away the hoses away from the belt....bolted to the alternator i believe.
To answer the question about hitches.....Some take 'em off, some bolt both the hitch and the bumper back on and the bumper hangs down. Me however, as well as some others, have their hitch cut/welded to lift the hitch to a "normal" looking position. Me, I lifted mine 2.5". Although it's not done yet...still at the fab shop at work. lol.
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II
Big. Loud. Slow. Bright.