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Is Trimming Needed When Installing Front-Mount Trailer Hitch On 2005 Ford Ranger XLT

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Does the front air dam need to be cut/modified using the draw tite front mount hinge? Also are there any things i would need to know if putting on a 2005 four wheel drive Ranger XLT? Are there any special things I should know?

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I called my contact at Draw-Tite and asked about the installation of part # 65024 on your 2005 Ranger.

They told me that the side arms on the hitch are longer and with that added length it means you do not have to trim the fascia like what is needed when installing the Curt front-Mount Hitch, part # C31063.

When installing the # 65024, the instructions do say you need to enlarge 6 existing holes in the frame rail for the carriage bolts used when installing. And you will need a torque wrench like part # ALL944001 to install the hardware.

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