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wonder when it will rip my bumper off?

i think the bumper will hold if someone has to pull me out , i mean you can pull a trailer with it / and yes that toolbox is getting painted tomorrow
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Just as long as they don't yank too hard.
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down the road i am going to get a real hitch
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Yeah, that would be best. This reminded of that video where that guy had his front bumper ripped off.
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haha that white ranger yeah i saw that too
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Just keep in mind that it usually takes a lot of force to get someone unstuck. It probably won't rip it off but more than likely it'll get bowed out.
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well i dont plan on any deep mudding just some trails
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...and i hope they make after market tails for 06 mazda's , i really dont wanna night shade it
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Try hooking to the frame, there are several holes along the rear frame rails that you can hook to that wont damage the rear bumper.
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Personally, I wouldn't trust it. I got my truck stuck in the snow in the the yard one day and had to pull off the rear bumper and I could see it twist and bend and I wasn't stuck very bad. You must remember that the bumper is rated for a weight of a trailer which usually isn't that much, but when you get stuck, if you jerk the truck with a chain or strap it can exert alot of pull that you would never expect. Don't need anyone hurt of killed.
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reading all this i think ill move it to the rear of the frame and find a place to drill and put it there
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i looked under the truck too see and i dont have alot of space to mount it to the frame with out hitting the back of the rear bumper or my leaf springs
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reading all this i think ill move it to the rear of the frame and find a place to drill and put it there
you shouldn't have to drill, there are several holes the hook or shackle will fit into.
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fit like to hook it to or to hang it form ?
im looking to hang it and leave it
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All you need is a plate of steel. There is a hole on the bottom side of the frame on each side beneath your bumper mounts. Drill two holes into the plate, bolt on and presto.
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i see where the bumper mounts to the frame and beside those two blots ,thats still the bumper theres angle steel , thinking of drilling there and thats where the end of the bumper blots to the frame
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Maybe think about leaving it in the bumper. pulling from just 1 side of the frame can do more damage than the cost of the bumper. ever seen a truck dogtrack down the road?
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^True. Run a long piece of square tubing to both sides of the frame below the bumper. Weld a mount onto the middle of the tubing piece for the hook.

I was gonna say this earlier, but I dont know how strong it would actaully be.
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well im going to have to leave it on the bumper i dont have a welder or anyone who has one
im out of ideas where to put it
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what if i had two hooks on both sides and used the two hooks to pull on would that not mess my frame up?
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put it back on the bumper, but just remember not to yank on it. save your money as fast as possible to get a hitch. no since messing around when you know how to do it right.
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I would just put it on the end of a strap and then hook it on the frame when you need it. Like Taylor said theres multiple holes to use, thats what the tow truck drivers use to pull trucks up on the flat-beds so I'm sure it will work for light stucks.
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I would just put it on the end of a strap and then hook it on the frame when you need it. Like Taylor said theres multiple holes to use, thats what the tow truck drivers use to pull trucks up on the flat-beds so I'm sure it will work for light stucks.
thats what i was thinking
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