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Old 10-12-2013, 07:23 PM
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grill/brush guard with 2 inch receiver

Hey guys, I have been thinking about putting a brush guard on the front of my truck. 07 KR. I kinda like the Warn trans4mer, as you can buy the 2 inch receiver section, a winch cradle, or a step bar to go in the lower section of the guard itself. I personally want to do the 2 inch receiver as that setup provides more options for hookups for pulling (and you can stand on it to get under the hood), or in my case a removable winch cradle so I can use it up front or out back, and I can store it in my LOCKED toolbox when not needed.

Does anyone have any experience with these, how do they hold up under load? I think they are only rated at 12000 lbs and I already have a 16500lb winch, I dont want to buy a whole bumper assembly like ranch hand or other similar styles.

Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:38 AM
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Seeing as how it bolts to the tow hooks, which bolt to the frame, id say its worthy of holding up to as least the weight of the truck.
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I did this on my old dakota for a winch setup..I'll Have to search for the pictures.. But I ended up getting her rutted up pretty good and winched to a tree. Ended up pulling the grille guard away a little bit. But I know my SD's grille guard is much better designed, so I'm not sure.
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