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Old 11-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Lucas29992999 Lucas29992999 is offline
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Default Any Ideas About Having A Removable Winch For Front Of A 94 Ranger?

Wanted to see if somebody on here has a removable winch for the front of a 94 ranger? Without having a bull bar, or bumper bars.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:07 PM
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That isn't something that you want easily remove able. Just FYI
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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You can put a front receiver on and they make mounts for it, seem I be a great way of doing it
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:11 PM
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You can put a front receiver on and they make mounts for it, seem I be a great way of doing it
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:13 PM
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A front hitch is how mine is mounted on my 99 I made my own mount though with a pin in the hitch hole and in further back under the truck
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:29 PM
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Wanted to see if somebody on here has a removable winch for the front of a 94 ranger? Without having a bull bar, or bumper bars.
heavy duty trailer hitch mount with plugs like snow plows

that's how fire engines do it

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That isn't something that you want easily remove able. Just FYI
ehh debatable

we have removable winches at my FD for our fire engines they work just fine
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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I like it removable because I have power ran to the rear of the truck to use it in the rear hitch also I have a set of dBl zero jumper cables that are over 20 feet long if I need to use it on the back of a buddies rig
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I like it removable because I have power ran to the rear of the truck to use it in the rear hitch also I have a set of dBl zero jumper cables that are over 20 feet long if I need to use it on the back of a buddies rig
ok. I was thinking of doing that. I just was trying to think up a plan to hide the hitch.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:10 PM
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Maybe you could fab up a hidden hitch I ordered mine online from hitchesonline.com as a bolt on unit for my year but I have fabbed up a few fronts and rears for some friends the only thing is you got to take your time and get it centered
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:38 PM
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Maybe you could fab up a hidden hitch I ordered mine online from hitchesonline.com as a bolt on unit for my year but I have fabbed up a few fronts and rears for some friends the only thing is you got to take your time and get it centered
Do you have any pictures of the hitch mounted? Does it come out under the bumper and valance or does it come out where the tow hooks are/would be? I've been looking for a pre-fabbed bolt on that will come out where the tow hooks are, but haven't had any luck so far.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:37 AM
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Front hitch also for me. I made my own hitch due to body lift and no decent front hitch forsale. Just pick up a cheap hitch off Craigslist and get to burning some steel.





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Old 12-16-2014, 09:25 AM
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Front hitch also for me. I made my own hitch due to body lift and no decent front hitch forsale. Just pick up a cheap hitch off Craigslist and get to burning some steel.
X2. Did exactly the same thing. Don't have a picture with the bumper off but was a good way to do it.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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X2. Did exactly the same thing. Don't have a picture with the bumper off but was a good way to do it.
Vehicle specefic front receiver on mine
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:59 AM
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Vehicle specefic front receiver on mine
Wayyyy to low to the ground. You hit that on everything don't you?
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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Vehicle specefic front receiver on mine
Broad statement. Mine is also vehicle specific and you proved why I built my own. I hate the under valance hitches.
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