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I made this in about an hour so far so good it has pulled a hay wagon with a crap load of people on it. Not to bad for 17" of drop. I was just wondering has anyone else just made one if so do you have any pics?
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real nice!
 

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It ain't to bad for only $10.00 dollars invested in the whole thing, and about an hour of my time. If you need one let me know.
 

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my dad got someone to weld a real nice one up for him, can't remember exact measurements but its kinda long, and we were taking his Ram 1500 up a hill on the farm and he forgot it was on there and we had to go back and forward in 4wd to get it off the rock it was wedged on.it broke the weld.
 

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The hitch receiver has stringer welds around it so I'm not worried. The hitch is solid so I don't have to worry to much about it cause I really don't pull that much with it.
 

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On 2005-12-05 12:49, Burglar wrote:
i'd be really worried about the moment force on that hitch with that big of a drop. Expecally since dodge hitches are known for cracking.

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What he is getting at is that by increasing the length/drop of the hitch, you actually increased the leverage a "load" has on your hitch.

And the dodge hitchs are known for two things...cracking/tearing the hitch itself, and cracking/tearing the frame. Make sure your truck is equipped with the add-on frame support brackets that dodge issued for the factory installed hitched in the 90s...if not you are taking a big chance...

At the least, make sure you inspect your hitch after you tow...I don't doubt the quality of your welds, but I do know for fact that the dodge hitches on the second gens are failure prone.


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I know what your saying but what I'm saying is; I only pull light stuff around which is far and few between. Oh yeah and Lance out of holes every once in a while....
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I built a monster hitch at my buddies dad's metal shop it was a 2ft drop. Had all the presses and drills I needed. It looked like a standard 6" drop hitch you buy at a local shop but monster sized. Then one day it decided to commit suicied and jump out of the back of my truck :wall:
 

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Damn, I've heard of them doing that!!! makes you just wanna cuss :cuss: or to beat someone who steals them. Like they have a use for them. :fu:
 

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On 2005-12-09 02:12, MarkC wrote:
...someone who stills them....

i'm sorry... someone who what's them? ha ha

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