I actually tried to rescue a bread delivery step van that high centered his rear bumper. I carry my old recovery strap in the Ranger, as I bought a new one for my off road rig. The strap is rated at at 20,000lbs., But was 15-20 years old.
I hooked up, put the Ranger in 4lo, turned on the rear...
That sucks, I been a similar situation before minus the broken ankle. However, that's probably because I couldn't even get out of the truck, as my passenger rear was a few feet in the air. Only thing I could do was hold on and call for help over the radio to my buddy.
Another friend of my...
We're doing a trail run on Pilot Rock Trail which is a easy senic trail off the 138 in the San Bernardino mts. Anyone who would like to join us is welcome. This is perfect for a stock truck to have a little fun.
We're Meeting at 9AM sharp at the Chevron/McDonald's parking lots off the 15 at the...
I think as long as you have proper support under the bed, like large washers or maybe even add a couple of extra bolts, you would be ok.
I have E Track in the cargo area of my Explorer, that use to hold down a 125# spare and tools under heavy off roading, and my floor is still perfectly flat...
I think the Ford Accessories one just mounts under the frame like a aftermarket one. This replaces the frame of the bumper, and gets it tucked up higher.
Mine is a different part number.