Remove the compatibility brackets?

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  1. IRSmart

    IRSmart Senior Member

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    Now that I don’t need my resistors tied to my compatibility brackets for my LED foglights anymore, I’ve been thinking of removing them. They’re the lowest hanging point in the front of the truck, and I’ve bounced them of their fair share of rocks. Other than their purpose to keep me from riding up over top of someone in the event of an accident, am I missing any other potential protection aspect of them? Are they helping to protect any part behind them? They seem too narrow to really do much, and I’ve just had to keep repainting them every time I go out and slam them against rocks. They’re in the way and I want to get rid of them, but I don’t want to cut off my nose and all that.

    For those that made it this far without knowing what I’m talking about, the compatibility brackets are just behind the bumper and hang down to stop you from rolling up on top of someone in the event of a front collision. They are commonly mistakenly referred to as a snow plow mount. Pic (not mine) for reference

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    It's probably in your best interest to reinstall them when or if you sell the vehicle.
     
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    I wonder what insurance would say if you got into an accident?
     
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    “What brackets?”
     
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    Mine have been off for a good while now. No problem for me but they would hit rocks so I yanked em

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    Tucson here too, well, Vail. Where bouts is this pic from?
     
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    Ditched mine a long time ago.


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    Hey I’m in vail too. This was down off 83.
     
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    In regards to the compatibility brackets ever being mistaken for snowplow mounts, both Western Plows product #33886-1 and Fisher Plows product #7191 and 7197 requires the removal of the compatibility brackets for the plow installation on the 2010+ Ram 2500. The disclaimer is to retain them ....per the Ram 2500 and Ford F250 instructions (....for installation if snowplow mount is removed from vehicle...per the Ford F250 instructions).
     
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