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Need Your Opinion of my Hitch with BL *PICS*

Should I remove my hitch, or does it look better hiding the spare tire?

Also should I install the bull bar and Hella's I have sitting in my bedroom or just sell them?


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your hitch might be adjustbale in hieght on the frame. keep it. and yes keep the bull bar and lights, put them on now!! fellow FF man!
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If you have the abilities to fab brackets then yes, put the Bull Bar on. And while you're at it, just make brackets to move the hitch up 3".

Also something easy, move your tail pipe up.

Truck looks good though! That's my favorite colour for cars.
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looks good
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The question is how often do you use it, if you use it a lot leave it there. But if you dont use it remove it and the spare tire.
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I say leave the hitch the way it is, I kinda like it. As far as the bull bar I would install it if you have a way of moving the brackets up from the Body Lift install.

Nice looking truck BTW
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Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions. To answer some of the questions asked, here goes. I don't really use the hitch that much, I used to pull a trailer with my atv on it, but I have since sold my atv and now don't really pull anything. I know it's nice to have but I actually had to take two bolts out of the hitch because I couldn't get them to line up with the new bumper brackets and hitch (if I removed the hitch I could align the rear bumper better). So I'm thinking I might just take it off, but I was worried about what it would look like with the spare tire hanging down there. As far as the bull bar goes, I can have the brackets fabbed easily, I just didn't know if the appearance would be worth having the brackets fabbed up, I actually have the bar and hella's in the classifieds now, I'm thinking about installing them.
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leave the hitch and install the bar and lights
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looks fine to me

cleveland firefighter?????
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It's the town I live in, just south of Raleigh, NC.
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ooh i was thinking Cleveland OH

cool
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This is what i did about mine... it still looks a lil rough in this pic but with a little tweaking its better.
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that thing looks wicked good..

im plannin on makin brackets for mine..ill see how much of a pain it is for mine..and ill fab something up for you if you want me to..but lets see how my lil project goes
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Leave the hitch there. Keep the Bull Bar and the Lights and put them on now, Please!

p.s. Sweet truck!
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the way the hitch mounts under the frame with a bend will prevent brackets to move it up. I used to have a hitch that I cut and welded up 3 inches, but traded it a while back.
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are there any hitches out there that are up higher than others???? cause im getting another one soon but i dont really like the way it looks hanging like that with a body lift
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Not sure about a hitch that sits higher than others. I would assume the highest sitting hitch would be the hidden hitch, which is on my truck in that picture. As for the idea's, I fabbed up the mounts and put the bull bar and hella's on tonight. I will have clean and shiney pics tomorrow. It's supposed to be 84, dry, sunny, low humidity, can't wait!
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truck looks sweet.
I'd leave the hitch.
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Updated pics in the Vehicle Snapshots section, go take a look!!
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