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Need some ideas guys

so im going to miobi 4x4 park here in acouple months for new years run and i must have a front tow hook thats bolted to the frame not welded. i looked at my frame and noticed its them acordian style ones for like when u crash. Mine is the 93 xlt 4x4 but it didnt come with front tow hooks so does anyone hav e any ideas?
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Why does it have to be bolted and not welded?

Anyway get a front hitch. Then get a tow hook in your hitch.
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has to be bolted with atleast #5s and not welded because they think theres less chance of breaking and becoming a projectile. and i cant do a front hitch look at the picture i posted its the accordian style crush thingy and if i go where its smooth again then it interfears with my belts and ****.
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has to be bolted with atleast #5s and not welded because they think theres less chance of breaking and becoming a projectile. and i cant do a front hitch look at the picture i posted its the accordian style crush thingy and if i go where its smooth again then it interfears with my belts and ****.
Nah, you can put a hitch there. I'm gonna be strait with you, The odds of you hitting somebody going fast enough to actually buckle YOUR frame, are slim to none.
I'm not saying that your a safe driver or anything, i'm saying unless you hit a brick wall, or a truck larger than yours. Whatever you hit will buckle first.
Take it from the guy who works on Frames all day. You'll be alrite bolting/welding a hitch on there.
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alright i have a body lift on my truck so it wud sit alittle low if the hitch was on it wouldnt it? or is there a way to change that?
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alright i have a body lift on my truck so it wud sit alittle low if the hitch was on it wouldnt it? or is there a way to change that?
Hitches aren't that heavy.
hopefully one of the guys that have a Front hitch already will chime in.
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i didnt mean like weight wise haha i went like the reciever would look low from the rest of my truck but i could be wrong
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i didnt mean like weight wise haha i went like the reciever would look low from the rest of my truck but i could be wrong
My bad, lol.
On the newer rangers, you have to have a body lift to put a hitch on, otherwise it won't fit. and even then, you have to trim the valence a bit. So it might be a bit low, but that would still be ok.
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alright thanks for the info and hey ik this is a different section but i really rather not do another thread haha im thinking about throwing a 2inch suspsion lift on my truck blocks in the rear would i throw new spring up front or what else cud i do and would i need to get longer shocks with a 3inch bl and 2inch suspsion lift and whatelse would need to be extended?
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alright thanks for the info and hey ik this is a different section but i really rather not do another thread haha im thinking about throwing a 2inch suspsion lift on my truck blocks in the rear would i throw new spring up front or what else cud i do and would i need to get longer shocks with a 3inch bl and 2inch suspsion lift and whatelse would need to be extended?
You could do bigger springs. But i don't know if you'll find some to match the 2 inch lift.
but yea, you would need longer shocks and brake lines. i think the rest would be ok. nothing else is coming to mind right now.
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isnt there like spring spacers you can get? or not someone told me once there was but i wasnt sure haha. and i forgot about brake lines haha would i have to run all new from the master cylinder?
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