DODGE RAM FORUM banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I noticed these two square tube 'bars' mounted to the front of the frame of my 2012 2500. Anyone know what they are for? I was thinking maybe a snow plow mount or something?

Anyway, I took them off because they hang down precariously and I don't see a need for them :D
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
50 views and nobody knows what that is? Well I don't feel dumb anymore ;P
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
It's funny, when I first saw them I figured they were for a plow mount. But when I picked the truck up from the Blizzard dealer with my plow, those two things were sitting on the passenger seat.

So unless they only fit certain plows...I don't have a clue.
 

·
Some Assembly Required
Joined
·
7,205 Posts
Those my friend, appear to be winch mounts. I could be wrong, woudl help if I saw them on the truck, then I could tell you for sure. Some dealer's make their 3/4 ton trucks "winch ready", especially in areas where they get alot of farm/work truck sales. Winches come in handy on the farm :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
Those my friend, appear to be winch mounts. I could be wrong, woudl help if I saw them on the truck, then I could tell you for sure. Some dealer's make their 3/4 ton trucks "winch ready", especially in areas where they get alot of farm/work truck sales. Winches come in handy on the farm :)
Hmm, could be, I hadn't thought of that. I'm going from memory but they hung straight down off the frame about 18-24" back from the front bumper and sticking out maybe 3-4" lower than the metal part of the bumper. I've never had a winch, is that where you'd hang one?
 

·
Some Assembly Required
Joined
·
7,205 Posts
Hmm, could be, I hadn't thought of that. I'm going from memory but they hung straight down off the frame about 18-24" back from the front bumper and sticking out maybe 3-4" lower than the metal part of the bumper. I've never had a winch, is that where you'd hang one?
Typically, yes, however, it would benefit the user to lift his truck if they hang that low. My suspicion is they are actually mounts for a rack for a winch. I doubt the winch itself would sit that far back under the bumper, it would be really hard to reach.

And again, I could be completely wrong, I am only speculating here.:LOL:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks guys :) I took them off before I thought to take a picture sorry. Regardless, I don't need a plow and I would love to have a winch but cant justify it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I've seen those on cars but these things are very heavy duty and there's two of them. I'll have to ask the dealer next time I'm there but I doubt they'll know more than the folks here ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
The same question was asked on another forum. According to Ram engineering the are called compatibility brackets? The are required for vehicles under 10,000 GVW to meet car bumper requirements. Since these trucks sit higher than cars they are there to prevent a car from going to far under the truck in a high impact situation.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bikenut

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,406 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
OHHH! That makes total sense! Thank You! Im going to try to do the Rep think for ya ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
I have a 2016 PW and these brackets are on my truck also. There is no way they are for high speed impact. They are not that durable.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
34,751 Posts
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top