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what is the difference

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by railreferman, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. railreferman

    railreferman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    asked for a price quote for a hiniker plow today and they told me that they do not have mounts for a 96 bronco now I know that anything can be made but what I would like to know is what is the difference between a bronco and a 96 f-150 in the front end.
  2. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    I'm curious to hear. I thought, or assumed, they were the same.
  3. railreferman

    railreferman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    yea me to to late tonight but tomorrow i am gonna call and price one for 96 f-150 just thought some else would know before tomorrow and will let you know.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The 96 f-150 's might have torsion bars instead of the coil springs the Bronco has. That would make the mount different. I don't know when they changed to torsion bars. My 99 f-250 has them.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    dude...dealers are full of it..

    I bet my arse that the f150 mount will bolt right on that sucker with little or no mods at all.

    Good luck...great plows.
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Yeah my installer tells me I HAVE TO use night saber lights for my 99 F-250. Humm $260 vers $100 for regular trucklite headlights. A E-60 pump! Vers the E-46 I have. You have to have a Meyer MD II mount to have a Meyer plow on your truck! Humm more profit to install this plow setup? And I have to buy a NEW truck side mount for it ! Another $600 for it! What a racket. The Big Red Drain looks better and better to run.
  7. raylesk

    raylesk Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    The difference is the front frame horns. 92 and later broncos have a crumple zone on the frame horns right behind the bumpers to meet some some fed regulation because it is an suv--the pickups do not have this. You need to modify the mount to make it fit but it is possible I did my hiniker mount a few years ago when I upgraded to a 94 bronco from an 89 by cutting and welding a little on the bumper mounts.