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89 Ranger towing options

Nez'sRanger

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I want to buy a new hitch mount for my 89 2.9 extended cab. The one that came with it looked a little too rigged for my liking (like a diy welding job). They even took a torch and cut out pieces of the bumper.
Is there a factory/factory endorsed towing package that I can look for?
I'd want the strongest available.
Thanks!
 


franklin2

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You will need one like this.
Reese Towpower 51032

It will require drilling holes to mount, and it may interfere with the spare tire. That's going to be the largest one your truck can handle.
 

don4331

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There are a couple options that may not require drilling hole/interfere with spare:

All of the hitches exceed the capacity of your truck.​

I have the Draw-Tite under my Ranger, didn't have to drill any holes; I have a 235/75R15 spare (OK, my truck is '99 so not exactly the same)
 

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What Don said. I ordered one for mine ('04). Bolt-in. Installed in about an hour (solo). Accomodates spare. Used to tow u-haul trailer from Jersey to FL. Solid as a rock.
 

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