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Old 07-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

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I've pulled over 7000lbs, but don't recommend it. Yeah, you should never use the stock bumper hardware when mounting a hitch. Those bolts and nut clips were never designed to hold more than 200lb tongue weight.
Yes, its not something that I would recommend, but my father pulled a 9000lb bobcat skidloader with his ranger.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

i install hitches for a living and the older rangers hitches mount with the bumper brackets using grade 8 hardware the newer rangers hitches mount on the bottom side of frame
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

-Should I be concerned? I have a 2006 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0 with Factory hitch. I regularly pull 3500lbs+, Should i be replacing bolts for better security?
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

The factory installs better bolts when they put it on. The problem here is putting a hitch on with the regular bumper bolts.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

It wasn't factory installed, just a OEM hitch directly from ford.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Bumper + Hitch fell off.

Then yes, you should make sure you have grade 8 bolts and nuts, instead of the stock bolts and nut clips.
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