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3" body lift hitch

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by jd4242, June 27, 2011.

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    1. jd4242

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    3. Xeek

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      as i said already, looks good. i like your ass basket :p
      it fits really well in there. custom as in you did it all yourself? you can weld?

      and long as 'move my pipes up' means 'get new 2.5" pipe and throw the 2.25" pipes into xeeks yard when hes not home'
       
    4. jd4242

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      yea i made it myself.and umm yea well kinda of weld,it will hold!;)
       
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      yea!
      I like it!

      kind of what I did but my hitch rack is much bigger

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      did you use bed liner material to coat yours?

      I used a spray can of "Dip it" rubberizing material
       
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      your hitch sits under the frame.there is a good 6" between the plug in part till the bumper.my sits inside the frame and the plug in point is 1" under the bumper.i don't have all that gap and got more clearance so i won't drag as through anything.wow that thing is out there.i wouldn't feel safe putting weight that far out.farther you go out the less you can carry.mine also use the stock bumper as some support.the ball hole was drilled out so a 2"ball fit and the nut is welded to the hitch
       
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      wow 74 views and 2 comments.i know there is threads out there where people have had problems with this.
       
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      everybody gotta see it first! someone may bump this a year from now and end up 10 more pages lol

      i want you to make me one without the 3" body lift part lol
      its better to me then the normal ones that hang down body lift or not
       
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      mine is under the frame because I put real stuff on my rack.

      riding lawn mower

      gas powered bar stool

      my sons gas powered power wheels jeep

      which all have a lot of weight to them. my rack is 38" wide, where your's is what? 24" wide

      my hitch has eight bolts holding it to the frame and is welded to the bumper brackets. I'm not really worried about it moving at all. already had about 400 lbs on my rack and it held up just fine.

      yea it might drag a little low here and there. but I still have to do my SOA and my solid axle swap on the front end then I'll be able to run my 33" tires.

      at that point the hitch may be too high to get any equipment on it. that is why I stayed under the frame.

      but I still like your setup. wouldn't rely on the bumper to help with hitch weight considering the bumper is only good for a few hundred pounds.

      all in all it really looks good on your setup though.


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      What problems? I would think a frame-level hitch is an obvious thing to do with such a high body lift, since you can jack the bumper up to match.

      I do have questions though. Why is the tailgate not white? Why is the swaybar upside down? Doesn't that make it slam into the diff when the rear flexes? Why is the breather hose disconnected and leaking fluid all over the driveway?

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      the problem has been getting a bar across that will alow the plug in part to be at frame level after you move the bumper up.most I've seen mount under the frame and people weld the plug in part on top the crossbar that is under the frame.im painting the truck!!that rearend and sway bar is a 99.is made that way and when offending i don't run a sway bar.the hose is discounted because i cut the bars out that hold the spare tire and that's where that hose was clamped too,its relocated now.its not leaking it was raining,its a vent tube not drain line!;)
       
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      yea my truck is way to high for any of that.all i carry is coolers full of beer and a grill or a deer if im hunting.yea its not going anywhere,i just welded that nut there to help with the tunge weight.me and my dad jumped on it for awhile at the same time and we are both 240+ so its had 500 lbs on it plus some and didn't move.freakn sweet man on the pic!!
       

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