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Hitch Receiver Question

So I have a 3" BL and want to put on a hitch receiver. Right nowI just use my bumper and I'm getting tired of that. What other cars/trucks can I get a receiver off of besides a ranger that will wok on my truck? thanks!
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Just Mazdas and Rangers... others won't be a bolt on. Any Ranger one from '83+ will fit though!
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Are you sure that you cant get one on off of a explorer? I am glad i found this thread i was wonderin the same thing.
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u arent supposed to use your bumper for towing after installing the lift brackets. But more than likely you will have to get one and then modify it so it doesnt hang low since you have a body lift.
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So explorers won't work? I haven't raised my rear bumper yet. Kept it low to keep towing.
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Just compared some pics of Explorer recievers and Ranger recievers on RockAuto, and no, it does not look like you can interchange them.
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Drats. Ok Ranger/Mazda it is!
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Any hitch will work if you cut it and make custom mounts.

I'm planning on having an integrated hitch in the frame after I'm lifted (not a BL)
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Any hitch will work if you cut it and make custom mounts.

I'm planning on having an integrated hitch in the frame after I'm lifted (not a BL)
Im not to handy with a welder so...yeah
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Im not to handy with a welder so...yeah
Got any friends who are? My brother in law is a certified welder so he made my front hitch
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Got any friends who are? My brother in law is a certified welder so he made my front hitch
Yeah but they dont have a good welder lol. I'll ask around though
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No hitch is bolt-on except one made for a 98+ Ranger/B-series. My suggestion is finding someone who is good at fabricating to modify or even build you a hitch to compensate for the bodylift. If the modify route is chosen, look for a hitch that mounts to both the side of the frame and the bottom of the frame. BTW...you don't have to modify it for the bodylift, but it'll make it look alot less out of place and hanging down.


Find a cheap hitch through your local craigslist or if you've got any junkyards in your area. 98+ Ranger/B-series will work for ya.


Soon as I find a new donor hitch, my lifted hitch will be available for purchase.






Get one that mounts to the side AND the bottom...

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Shane...is that you???
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No hitch is bolt-on except one made for a 98+ Ranger/B-series. My suggestion is finding someone who is good at fabricating to modify or even build you a hitch to compensate for the bodylift. If the modify route is chosen, look for a hitch that mounts to both the side of the frame and the bottom of the frame. BTW...you don't have to modify it for the bodylift, but it'll make it look alot less out of place and hanging down.


Find a cheap hitch through your local craigslist or if you've got any junkyards in your area. 98+ Ranger/B-series will work for ya.


Soon as I find a new donor hitch, my lifted hitch will be available for purchase.






Get one that mounts to the side AND the bottom...
thanks for the tips. I'll be sure to consider it when I go to get one next week.
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Shane...is that you???
Indeed. And I see one of my most epic posts are still in your sig. HAHA!
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ok Shane, How much and when do you think you might be selling your hitch for? The one I was looking at got stolen out of the back of the guys truck
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Thanks for the tips. I actually need a receiver hitch but I don't know what I should get. I was wondering if you ever tried this Curt Class I receiver hitches? If so how was it? Thanks.

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Thanks for the tips. I actually need a receiver hitch but I don't know what I should get. I was wondering if you ever tried this Curt Class I receiver hitches? If so how was it? Thanks.
Get a class 3 hitch
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Class 3 or bust.
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There was a Thread about just this problem on this site (??).
The guy sectioned the side plate and raised the hitch portion and plated for extra strength.
I don’t agree with getting the cheapest one, which one not sure, get a quality hitch and have it mod’d to fit your application.
Add the extra side plate and as Shane stated get some extra side frame mounting out of the deal.

Another thought... take it to a Truck Shop, not an Accessory Store but a Towing/Trailering/RV type of Shop and talk to them, they should have an idea of what will work.
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