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Old 02-11-2014, 12:04 PM
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Hey everyone, So im getting winch on a removable 2" hitch mounting plate. I originally planned on just using it for the back hitch.

Buttt then I said why not just got a hitch receiver for the front. Im looking for one that comes out he lower grill.

I found one from curt but it comes out completely under he bumper which I don't want.

I know ive seen a pic of a front hitch mounted in the lower grill but I cant find it now!

Any help pointing me in the right direction would be great!
I have a 2014 but I figured all the 4th gens would be the same.

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I couldn't find one either but the Hitch place said they could fabricate one (at an enormous cost) but they would have to cut the bumper on the 1500 (2500 and 3500 series have different bumper configurations and have no problems)

I just had an adapter fabricated instead
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Tomorrow night my fabricator friend will help me measure and modify the factory tow hooks that were removed when the hitch was installed. I can't see why they cannot be put back on and they are MUCH more handy than the tow loops that come with this hitch. (they are usually buried in the mud when I want to use them making it more difficult to snap a line on right quick!)
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damn I wasn't really looking to spend a ton on getting something fabricated since ill eventually be getting an offroad bumper.

But yeah on the curt hitch I feel like id have to get under the truck to use the hitch or the tow hooks. Which wouldn't be fun if I was stuck in the mud
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Once I get the original factory tow hooks back on a post a photo or two from under the front end so everyone can see what we did.

As you can see by the missing paint, the adapter still plows the ground from time to time in a washout - I only have a leveling kit in the truck and not a lift so the truck is still pretty low.
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I am looking for something similar and came across this - I don't have one yet, but it is on my shortlist for now -

http://www.bodiak.us/dodge-hitch/
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that says its only for 2500 and 3500
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The site does read that the 1500 models will be coming soon

Coming Soon:
> 2013-'14 Dodge 1500
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The site does read that the 1500 models will be coming soon

Coming Soon:
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Didn't see that! good to know!
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