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Old 01-07-2007, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

Does anyone make a "ranch hand" style rear bumper that retains the stock receiver hitch? I would like a heavier rear bumper, but do not want to remove the stock hitch.

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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

You can get Ranchhand bumpers in different drops, or at least you used to be able to. To do what you're trying to do, I think you need a 5" drop, maybe 6". Most of the ones you see are 8" and cover up the stock receiver, so they just take them off.

I'd call or email them and see what options they have. I've seen plenty of trucks with ranchhands that kept the stock receiver hitch.

Or you could do what I did on my old truck and get the 8" drop, then bolt a receiver mount to the top of the step. You can still use your ball mounts and all of your other 2" accessories in it, and it's plenty stout.
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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

i think ranch hand makes one. my south texas rear bumper has a hitch built in (welded), it supports twice the load of the stocker- which is why i went ahead and bought it.
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i do. we can build it however you want it. check my website.
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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

Ranchhand does make a standard bumper which I think is called an eight inch drop which will allow you to retain the stock receiver hitch. That is what I have on my 99 4x4. The only drawback is you cannot get it with the oval reverse lights as there is no room for them. They build them better and better as the years go on, this one is very solid and is actually partially sandwiched between the factory receiver and the frame.

I do recommend keeping the factory receiver as I've had Ranchhands before that were 10 and 12 inch drops and they had to be welded on or else they would move around on you, some even needed bracing.
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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

Check out the tough country rear deluxe bumper. They look good and very heavy duty. www.toughcountry.com
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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

Take a look at www.buckstop.biz for their rear bumpers. I think they look nicer than any Ranch Hand products, at least for what the guys have purchased around here, including for our company rigs.
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Re: F250 rear bumper upgrade question????

Thanks guys, I bought one yesterday. Heading out this afternoon to install.
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