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Old 03-05-2013, 05:01 AM
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Default Will drilling holes here weaken my frame?

I got a new push bar for my ram, but where the bottom punch plates line up with my frame, there are no holes. So If I were to drill new holes, how much could this weaken my frame. And the area is at the very front of the frame.
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I don't believe the trilling you need to do will have any negative effects on the strength of your trucks frame.
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you should be fine but i would weld it on
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I've thought about welding it, but then I think about if I ever have to remove it. But anyway, the area I want to drill isn't even in the frame rail itself, it's like this flat piece of metal that protrudes out for no reason, but it seems like it would support the guard pretty good. And it lines up with the punch plates on both sides.
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If you are in doubt, you could always use longer bolts & use some 3/8ths metal flat stock in the area where the drilling will be done
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