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Front mount reciever hitches...

anyone have a front mount hitch on there edge? if so how low does it hang down?
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The only one I know of it someone who built their own custom front bumper with a hitch in it. I don't recall ever seen one that like went below the front bumper or anything.
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Hidden hitch makes one, I know that for sure. IIRC it's part #5014, or something like that. There is one that I was going to get that fits right behind the front license plate, so no reduction of front ground clearance. I just cant remember who made it.
Hope that helped.
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I have two
One a Reese - comes out below the valance
One a Hitchrite comes out through the valance - that is currently installed on my truck
The license plate is mounted on it in this photo
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Hidden Hitch does make one, I'm pretty sure it goes behind the license plate.

Warn also has one I believe.
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Reese, HiddenHitch and HitchRite are all the same company
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How much does one cost ?
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about $125 delivered
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Also Draw tite makes one and it also comes out right between the tow hooks
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I have the Drawtite... And it does come out between the tow hooks...

It looks identical to Neils (lilblue04..)
And the price stated above ($125) is about what I paid as well.

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right on, think it would interfer with sarahs bull bar? just food for thought.
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post a direct FRONT picture of the truck....
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I have some original tow hooks that came off my Troy Lee, I will see if I can find some pics of them make an offer + shipping if you want them
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i'm ready to order one right now, but i don't think i could buy a winch for another month or so, but at least i have a good lead.
Does the front hitch interfer with the skid plate on the front at all?
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i think it'll be ok. id feel better with a solid front recovery point. now if i can talk her into a rear hitch...?...
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you would have to take off the plate. and also if you bulling it at a wierd angle the bar might get the rath of the strap. you cna stick with the front tow hooks just us like a tree saver type deal and make use of both tow hooks when pulling...hard to explain
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you would have to take off the plate. and also if you bulling it at a wierd angle the bar might get the rath of the strap. you cna stick with the front tow hooks just us like a tree saver type deal and make use of both tow hooks when pulling...hard to explain
Explanation:
You should pull from both tow hooks with a harness type setup to prevent you from twisting the frame under heavy loads (and ripping off your bull bar/brush guard/waag bar). Basically you can wrap each end of a tree saver (or sturdy short tow strap) to each tow hook and loop the tow strap to the middle of the tree saver and in theory, whatever angle you are pulling at the load will be distributed to each tow hook equally.

You can twist your frame either pulling someone out or being pulled out thats why you should always pull from the center point of your truck (i.e. hitch or bumper welded to each frame rail).
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pass the strap through each front tow hook and loop it onto itself
if you are close enough (or it is long enough) you can also bring both loops back to the recovery truck
trucks with closed tow loops should carry shackles with a minimum 4 ton WLL
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ya i know what he meant, im not stupid.
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u should suggest to her to get better tires...then u may not even need a recovery point at all, depending on where/how ya wheel
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in due time ;-)
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