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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Talking cheap departure angle gain

if you have a hitch.


i would allways be slamming my hitch just about every time i wheel



so i was looking at it and noticed that the bolt patern was the same on the top and bottom...

wonder what would happen if i flipped it over?





no drilling necessary, bolt holes line up perfect

if you dont like how it looks eat my ass


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Looks like shit

But still serves its purpose.
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How many bolts have you got per side?
My hitch is the style that bolts to the bottom of the bumper at two points and to the frame with two bolts on each side. I tried flipping it moving it forward and drilling two additional bolt holes after a body lift last year, ended up bending the frame rails the first time I towed. Now I have it shortened 3" on the sides and added an extra brace on the inside that attaches farther up the frame rails.

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theres 3 bolts that hold the hitch tube to the brackets, i just flipped the hitch tube itself, raising the receiver 3-4"


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theres 3 bolts that hold the hitch tube to the brackets, i just flipped the hitch tube itself, raising the receiver 3-4"
After taking a closer look at the pictures I see the difference. Yours has bolted ends, mine are welded. You didnt have to mess with the frame to hitch portion of the mount, just the center box section.
Good trick for a few inches of clearance. You gonna mod the bumper to fit back on?

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I wonder if that would bring mine back up against the bumper, like it was pre 3" BL? Hmmmmm

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You gonna mod the bumper to fit back on?


RJ is way too lazy for that
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RJ is way too lazy for that
id have to hack the thing in half to get it back on


and to 12tweeter, eat my ass, i didnt do it for looks


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I wonder if that would bring mine back up against the bumper, like it was pre 3" BL? Hmmmmm
That would depend if yours was boltted together like his or welded. i had to cu the weld off mine and move it up 3" and weld it back in. Looks factory and hadnt had any problems pulling a trailer or hittin a chain.

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