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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 05:50 PM
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02 skid plates and front bumpers

HI all i am new to this site again. I used to visit often when i had a 90 sfa full-size blazer. I sold it got married and then bought a 02 Chevy 4x4 with 5.3 and lever shift transfer case no push button. this is just a base model truck and has no options but air and cruise and v8 other than that nothing. It does now have a 3 inch body lift it came with when i bought it i plan on keeping it and maybe doing a small 2 inch suspension lift or just leaving as is. but would like to add some skid plates to the bottom of it on the t-case and for the front differential. and a bumper on the front for a 6000lb winch who makes this stuff or should i attempt to make my own. I like the look of ranchand stuff and do not want some fancy crome crap on it. the only crome on it is the tool box and bed caps that are diamond tread. i love the diamond tread look. well any help is greatly appreciated i know you guys can help me out.

thanks nathan.
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Re: 02 skid plates and front bumpers

ranch hand has some good bumpers. many different styles to choose from.
as for the skidplates. the skidplates from a Z-71 will bolt on. you can get them from the dealership, junk yard, or a buddy who doesnt use them perhaps.
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Re: 02 skid plates and front bumpers

6k pound is a little light dontcha think?

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Re: 02 skid plates and front bumpers

Yeah, you might consider a 9500 or 12000lb winch. A winch should have the capacity of 1.5 times your truck's weight. I think that is the rule of thumb.
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Re: 02 skid plates and front bumpers

thanks guys for your help i appreciate it. I was hoping a 6000lb winch would be big enough but i guess not. some one told me they thought that one would be big enough i might as well now plan on 9000lb or bigger and would prefer worm gear also.

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