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Hitch installation

Does anyone know if there is any drilling required to mount a Class III hitch on my '06 Ranger or is it something I can just bolt up?
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usually just bolt right on. 4 bolts...
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usually just bolt right on. 4 bolts...
Is there a specific brand of hitches that will bolt right up or do think some companies products differ?
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just go to different sites for them, and they will ask your year make and model, they are specific for each vehicle. you can usually find them for sale here on RF or I got mine on craigslist.
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If you plan on lifting AND dual exhaust you definitely need to get the U-Haul hitch. I had the problem of space and couldn't fit any other hitch with 3" exhaust tips and shackles. The U-Haul hitch actually goes INSIDE the frame where others go outside. And this one bolts on where your bumper brackets go using new nuts and bolts. Simple install that saved $80 and it held the whole back of my truck off the ground later that night, so I KNOW it's reliable and very sturdy.
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Mine sits between the frame as well...
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Thanks for all the feedback.
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Answered My Own Question!




$130.00 for 4k lbs of tow.

http://store.uhaul.com/hitches.aspx


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I recently installed a class III hitch on my 06 ranger sport. The hitch made by Curt manufacturing. I bought through jc whitney on line. The hitch installation was simple(no drillilng), but the hitch is a very tight fit against my spare tire. I emailed curt manufacturing and told them of the problem, they advised that I should not have a problem lowering my spare tire . I hope they are right.
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I recently installed a class III hitch on my 06 ranger sport. The hitch made by Curt manufacturing. I bought through jc whitney on line. The hitch installation was simple(no drillilng), but the hitch is a very tight fit against my spare tire. I emailed curt manufacturing and told them of the problem, they advised that I should not have a problem lowering my spare tire . I hope they are right.
mine is right on my spare but no probs lowering...not that it would matter since my spare is about 6 inches too small...
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