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Old 03-27-2010, 10:13 PM
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I'm not sure how it'll look on your '10, but this is what I did on my '08. It bolted right up the the bumper support brackets from underneath. You just needed to remove the nuts, slide the brackets over the studs, then reattach the nuts. On one of the bolts I had to grind a flat spot on the connected washer, but it wasn't too bad. Also had to notch the valance, as someone else said. Took about an hour or so to install.

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This is a "hunter bull bar" that I got on ebay. You can do a search in the eBay motors section to find 'em. My only complaint was that the brackets almost immediately started to show rust, which caused the paint to peel off. After almost two yrs there was the beginnings of surface rust on the stainless as well (not sure how that happened).

I haven't decided if I'm gonna go with a bull bar on my '10 or not.


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When I put a westin bull bar on my previous vehicle, it was a very easy install. It took longer to adjust the angle than to put it on and I did it by myself. I just held it up with my knees while I tightened the 4 bolts to the frame. A helper would have been nice though.
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Thanks for all the input! Today when i was washing my truck i got underneath it and looked where i could bolt it on, it was a tight squeeze. I could barely fit my head under it so if i am getting one, id probably have to get it done at a shop.
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thanks Hemi.... I had finally gotten the truck where I felt it was "mine" and not like every other electric blue 1500 on the road... I upgraded to a '10 Sport... so I guess I get to start over!

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a pair of $30 ramps from the parts store will solve the clearance issues.....

you can put the front end up on ramps, and it gives you about 6-8 inches of extra clearance. once you're underneath you'll have enough room to do what ever needs to be done

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I just found this image... I don't know if it's on an '09 or a '10. It was listed as being on an '03-'06...




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My choice would be something like what hemiv8 has. The low bull bar does nothing for me on the ram in the way it looks and the other type gives more protection anyway.
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Can you use these bull bars if you have tow hooks? I could see the pic for some reason and mhathaway54's icon is small. It looks like it might interfere? sorry if this is a dump question just couldn't tell. thanks
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Looks to me like the bull bar blocks the tow hooks.
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I can't speak for the 4th gens, but on my '08 I would've had to remove the tow hooks, if I'd had some (which I didn't).

I think it's pretty common to remove the tow hooks when installing a bull bar, though I would suspect that with some you could probably get away with leaving them on, provided they were not in the way.

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That bar looks terrible! there is no need for it.
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