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Old 01-08-2011, 04:26 PM
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Default My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

This was my project over the past couple weeks. I think it turned out awesome. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions



















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Old 01-08-2011, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

Looks freaking sweet man!
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:11 PM
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Thats legit dude!!! Makes me want a front hitch. My only problem is i think it would have looked a little better with the tow hooks tucked in a little bit more. You could have shortened them a tad. But the you might of had to cur ur valance which is what you were avoiding. Looks awesome mang.

Your truck would look soooooooo good with wheels and tires like mine or some American Outlaw buckshots in chrome:

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

Actually Scott, you're wheel and tire combo is exactly what I've been considering for me next set.

I just can't make up my mind between wheels like yours or ones that have black and chrome accents

Thanks for the compliment. I know I could have shortened them a bit, but it would have made taking the bumper off more difficult
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Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:33 PM
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hitch looks familiar
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:46 PM
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Dont get me wrong i looooovvvveee my wheels. BUT they are more upkeep than i thought. I wish i had chrome again lol. This raw aluminum sucks especialli in the winter. My front wheeks were baaaadddd last week until i hit them with polish and powerball three times. Still where i want them. May wetsand in spring. But dont let me change your mind because they do look super nice on rangers. But do get BFGs for sure.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

looks good! can i ask a question? prepare yourselves, its probably pretty dumb.

what exactly is the benefit of a front tow hitch?
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

The front hitch is a super strong recovery point if I ever get stuck.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

Looks great. Thanks for all the excellent pictures. I don't know how these would look with your blue. I bought the 17X8 ones. Check the rest of their website out for more info. They can even make custom sizes.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:16 AM
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looks good
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:19 AM
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That looks good man. I have to figure out how to do the front hitch on my truck with the lifts on it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:28 AM
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what exactly is the benefit of a front tow hitch?
You can back a trailer with a stiff neck.

Nice job.

Seeing somebody weld on something with 100 million transistors on board makes me nervous but you Rolla Miners must know your stuff.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:49 AM
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Nice job.

Seeing somebody weld on something with 100 million transistors on board makes me nervous but you Rolla Miners must know your stuff.
Thanks

But what do you mean about 100 million transistors on board?
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: My front hitch with Level II tow hooks

I think hes saying it scares him because all your grounds are on your frame essentially. When you do that you risk frying out some electronics.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:27 PM
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The battery cable was removed before any welding was done
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Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
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