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Front hitch


James Morse

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Do you think something like this would be a bolt-on for me?
I want to be able to attach a winch to it. I'd put Class 3 on the back too so I could use the winch either end and keep it in the cargo box.
Pretty sure I'd have to wire for the winch power hookup. I do have an always live connection in the back but it's trailer wiring, that's too small for a winch draw I think.
I don't want to change

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superj

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I loved having front hitches on my trucks and suvs. They are so useful.
 

Uncle Gump

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Do you think something like this would be a bolt-on for me?
I want to be able to attach a winch to it. I'd put Class 3 on the back too so I could use the winch either end and keep it in the cargo box.
Pretty sure I'd have to wire for the winch power hookup. I do have an always live connection in the back but it's trailer wiring, that's too small for a winch draw I think.
I don't want to change

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Curt Plow 2" Front Receiver Hitch Mount | RHR Swag®
If it says it fits that position... it should. Might have to cut the air damn?

Normal trailer will definitely be to small to run a winch... certainly to the rear with that distance in the equation.

I want to do something similar with the Bronco and my truck. Then I just move the winch to the truck I'm using.

I did move this one to the custom bumper forum do to the nature of the post with wanting to use a winch.
 

dvdswan

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CorbinsRanger

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This guy did one and many other things to a Ranger
 

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I am skipping the regular cradle and making my own so it looks more like it belongs there. Somewhat like this guy:

 

James Morse

1997 XLT 4.0L 4x4 1999 Mazda B3000 2wd
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Tire Size
31x10.5-15 K02's on the Ranger, 235/75R15 on Mazda
My credo
The perfect is the enemy of the good.

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