1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - GeneralUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-2007 Super Duty. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are not engine-specific.
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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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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