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Old 02-08-2021, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have added some weight. In a nutshell:


Custom front hitch mounted behind the bumper cover and behind the front crashbar. 2" receiver sticks up in the gap above the front crashbar:






2/0 and 1/0 gauge cable through a massive high-amp switch in a NEMA case and a high-am fuse:



to hold a winch on the front of the truck that slides into the front receiver:


of course the headache is that when I want the most ground clearance is also when I have the most weight on the front. But I assume this is the same problem that everyone has. But the weight of the front receiver is permanent.



I was looking at springs and I basically have a choice, the V8 Pathy springs, or something aftermarket. I'm probably better off going with the V8 Pathy springs from a comfort point of view, after all the amount of weight I've added isn't all that severe when the hitch isn't slotted-in, but I haven't yet purchased springs. If an aftermarket spring is more comfortable than the V8 pathy springs I'd love to hear about it.
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