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Front receiver hitch to lift up??

Discussion in 'Towing' started by badguybuster, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I am just curious for anyone who has a front receiver hitch. Have you ever used it to lift the front of your truck. To change a tire or whatever?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    I dont see why you couldnt, my dad had one on his surburban and hooked a winch to it and pulled the truck out a bunch so Its possible i imagine.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    I would think it would hold.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Im curious about it cuz changing tires on this tundra with the 35's and lift is a pain in the ass. I have to use wood blocks and an over-sized hydraulic jack. that would save tons of time when rotating tires.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Yes you should easily be able to. If I put a front hitch I would use it for mounting a winch.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I'd watch it carefully the first time you do it... Some hitches are strong enough to take it, but some aren't. Remember, they are bolted on to resist a small downward force and a larger outward force, not a huge upward force. These forces are all very different in how they stress a hitch.

    Lifting the front of the truck would be like putting a 3500lb negative tongue weight on the hitch! Not all will take it.

    -Sam
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    You know, a nice strong plate bumper and a high lift jack would work well or maybe a set of sliders and a high lift... just saying...:stirthepot:
     
  8. Nov 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    I like the front of my truck.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Mine would take it for sure but it's too high to be useful for that purpose as it's behind the licence plate. I have the same problem with my lifted Gen 2 and was planning to fab up a simple yet elegant saddle for my jack to make up the difference.

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