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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by Cody Templeton, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Cody Templeton

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    So, I've been thinking about this for a while now. Currently I have a custom frame cut front bumper that's very similar to the SVC Smurf that sits tight against the front valance. I have the stock rear bumper and hitch setup with the trailer connector relocated to the bumper. I'm really debating if I want to get the matching rear bumper which would require dovetailing the bed and relocating the exhaust along with getting the low profile hitch, but I have a feeling it would really improve the looks and match the front.

    The downsides from what I can see are that you lose the license plate tag lights and the bumper step area, but can at least retain the backup sensors and they have mounts for rear flood lights like I want. It looks as if the low profile hitch has the mount for the trailer connector, so I will be able to retain that too. Also, this bumper setup is cheaper than options that don't require dovetailing, and it's not loaded with a bunch of logos from the businesses that make the bumpers (I find that incredibly annoying).

    Are there any other potential upsides or downsides to dovetailing the back, relocating the exhaust, using the hidden hitch, and using the pre-runner style rear bumper?
     
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    Been looking at a few different options from Evil Offroad, SVC, and RPG. At this point I'm pretty set on dovetailing the rear and doing the tube pre-runner bumper and relocating the exhaust outlet. I want to retain my backup sensors and a license plate mount for sure. At this point it seems like RPG is the only one that offers a tube bumper with built in lighting, but I'm not sure on the looks of it. I'm debating if maybe I should leave the lights off the bumper and instead get a roof basket for my topper and mount the rear and side lights to it.
     
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    Who is making a low profile hitch? Mazzulla used to but stopped. I went with Mazzulla for the rear bumper and love it but they won't cut the sensor holes out anymore. You might call and see if they will do a custom one. Ive dumped my exhaust over the axle which I was planning on anyways. I also picked up some license plate bulbs for $8 shipped. It acts as the plate bulb and plate screws which is cool. Don't regret dovetailing one bit! Looks so much more aggressive and gained a ton of clearance. Im planning on an upgraded third brake light for rear lighting so didn't add anything else onto the bumper.

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...late-bolt-stud-mount-pigtail-connection/1685/

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    RPG makes a low profile hitch, but it looks like Evil Offroad builds the hitch into their bumper.
     
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    Just installed my SVC Baja and hidden hitch after getting them linexed. Happy with the result. The trailer wiring is moved up underneath and I had to remove the spare as the wiring mount hit it. Might be able to reinstall the spare now.

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    I've gotta do some more looking around and see what I think. I haven't decided on a specific one yet, but was kind of leaning towards the evil manufacturing wrap-around.
     
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    To retain the backup sensors and still have a hitch with a dovetail bed it looks like the options are:

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    SVC's bumpers don't allow for backup sensors, so they are out. Krazy House Customs' are a squared off design which won't match my frame cut front bumper, so it's out. If there's any other options available I'd love to hear!
     
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    My SVC allows for sensors

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    There wasn't anything on their website about having the mounts for them. Also, your bumper looks quite a bit different than the ones on their website.
     

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