winch and bumper??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke Off Roading Pics, stories, vehicle recovery

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 09-08-2007, 08:53 PM Thread Starter Rookie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to BotetourtBoy3
winch and bumper???

Im thinking of putting a Heavy duty winch bumper (BUCKSTOP Truckware - Heavy-Duty Winch Bumpers for Ford Trucks: F250, F350, F450, F550, Excursion) and a mile marker winch for 700, on a F250 PSD regular cab truck both the winch and bumper have a combined weight of about 260lbs would this affect the ride height? Also i would like to put about a 4 inch lift on a the truck, which company that sells lift should i consider getting ( im looking for a pretty affordable one)? Thanks
BotetourtBoy3 is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 09-08-2007, 09:24 PM
Premium Member

BigGreen06's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Posts: 2,425
Thanks: 22
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A xouple of guys here have Ranchhand bumpers, they are extreme heavy duty steel winch bumpers and can stand up to a lot. You should talk a look at those.


Work Truck: 2010 F350 KR Oxford

Ford F250 CrewCab SWB 4X4 XLT. Sold
4" MBRP 409 SS Turbo-Back w/ Cat & Muff Delete
SCT Livewire w/ Looney Tunes, Courtesy of Vivian
AirDog 100 from Pure Flow Industries
Accufab Elbow
AFE Stage II W/ PG7 Sold!
Revtek 2.5" Level Kit
Nitto TG From Discount Tire
Smkd LED 3rd Brake & Smkd Mirror Lenses From Stealth Auto
LineX in the Bed
HID Highs/Lows 6000K.
Front & Rear Strobes & Front Dual Talon LED Dash Light, All Whelen;
BigGreen06 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-08-2007, 10:03 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver Co.
Posts: 1,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I sell the Buckstop bumpers at work... AWESOME PIECE!!!
I would also recomend a T-Max winch .... I sell them also and have had no problems....and they are affordable.... I even have some Re-man t-maxes that are alot cheaper...
forddieseltweek is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 09-08-2007, 11:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Raul@Stealth Automotive's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
as for your lift are you 2wd or 4wd and what year truck do you have... as for the bumper with winch i dont think it will be much of a problem... im running an aftermarket bumper and a 12k mile marker winch and it didnt even drop 1/2 inch.. i also have an 8" lift on my truck... let me know if you have any questions

Raul@Stealth Automotive is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-29-2008, 04:51 PM
fyreles's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern WI
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have an F 350 with a ranch hand on the front I have hit five large deer since May with no damage to the bumper or it's powder coating. It will take out a driving light when I make contact but thats it. I have a warn fast pull winch on it that works well. A leveling kit helps, I will probably go through an extra set of ball joints over the life of the truck I figure with the extra weight.
I have first hand knowledge that hitting a deer at 70 MPH and being able to drive away with no damage in a remote area is a good piece of mind.... but that's just me.
My Cummins has a Ranch hand that is line x'd, I like it powder coated better.

2001 F 350 Lariat LE Dually 4x4. Amsoil Factory test vehicle. Ranch hand front and rear. DP f5 tuner. Gauges. 4 inch exhaust
2002 Dodge Cummins TD 4WD motorhome. Edge EZ, Gauges, 4 inch stainless exhaust.
1988 Landcruiser FJ 62, ARB, snorkel, lockers.

Last edited by fyreles; 11-30-2008 at 09:16 AM.
fyreles is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
DunesRunner08's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 5,838
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
why are you looking at buckstop or ranchhand when I can give you a great deal on a better looking and better quality product? Iron Bull Winch Bumpers

Beware!!!! The King Has Returned
DunesRunner08 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-30-2008, 09:02 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

Ryan Rønning's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 20,735
Thanks: 10
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Rough Country I think offers the best price on superduty lifts without selling crappy components.

Project Frankenstein

1997 Ford F-350, Dually conversion, Cobra 29 LX CB, 12000 watt converter, All LED lights, TW tunes, 4" DP, Napa Intake, coolant filter, 140cc Injectors and lots of running lights.

Originally Posted by XPLOSIV View Post
Thanks. I'll give er a good wackin in the morning.
Ryan Rønning is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome