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Old 03-22-2011, 11:31 AM
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Default Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

How well do the hitches interchange? I see some people listing them as '99 being a change over year.

The type of hitch is a round bar "Hidden Hitch" brand I found on CL cheap. The owner is going to look for a part # on it. I'll use that to see if it's supposed to fit my 2wd '95.

The Curt brand seems to fit pretty much all Ranger years, but "Hidden Hitch" seems to split theres up.

Anyone know if all the hitches pretty much interchange, or if they're were big/minor differences?

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

I dont see why not. Also moving this to Exterior tech.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

Thanks.. It looks just like this round bar Hidden Hitch

http://www.jcwhitney.com/class-iii-a.../p2004347.jcwx

Which is only specified for '99-'10 Rangers.

I don't know Rangers real well, and I've never installed a hitch - so I can't imagine what the differences would be.

If I go look at it, I can hold it up to the truck and compare. Maybe that'll give me an idea of bolt holes line up.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

frame rails should be the same, but the location and mounting hardware for spare tire is different
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

I can tell you this, I put a hitch from my 97 on to this 01. the front holes matched but the rear hole did not. part of the frame is "bent" over and should need an angle grinder to just flush it up. Then I just drilled a hole into the frame and bolted it up. Width was good.

I would imagine and 93-97 are identical 98+ have this slight variation.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Will a hitch from a '99 Ranger fit a 95 Ranger?

I appreciate the advice.. Maybe I'll just hold off until I find one for the right year. They seem to be pretty cheap and plentiful on eBay. May try a few pick-n-pulls too. Can probably find one dirt cheap.
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