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Quiz: Does my ranch truck need an aftermarket bumper?
by Staff
Trucks are a common resource on ranches, but oftentimes they need to be enhanced to survive the rough ranch life. Aftermarket bumpers fall into this category of enhancements. How knowledgeable are you on aftermarket bumpers?

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Ranchers rely on aftermarket bumpers to provide protection for their trucks.
  • Ranchers rely on aftermarket bumpers to help distinguish their ranch truck from other ranch trucks.
  • Aftermarket bumpers are not good to use on ranch trucks.

What vehicle enhancement can help boost your truck's towing capacity?

  • heavy-duty tires
  • aftermarket bumper
  • towing chains

What two factors must you consider when purchasing an aftermarket bumper in an effort to increase towing capacity?

  • towing capacity and hitch strength
  • tongue weight and bed length
  • tongue weight and towing capacity

Tongue weight refers to what?

  • the amount of vertical force the bumper will experience when you hook the tongue of a trailer to your truck's trailer hitch
  • the maximum amount of weight the manufacturer recommends you tow with that bumper
  • None of the above.

Towing capacity refers to what?

  • the amount of vertical force the bumper will experience when you hook the tongue of a trailer to your truck's trailer hitch
  • the maximum amount of weight the manufacturer recommends you tow with that bumper
  • none of the above

What mode changes a vehicle's transmission shift patterns?

  • rough terrain mode
  • tow/haul mode
  • heavy-duty mode

Depending on the truck, driving in tow/haul mode might also do what?

  • boost torque
  • engage an engine braking mode
  • all of the above

What is the purpose of the engine braking mode?

  • The engine braking mode helps drivers maintain control while driving at fast speeds.
  • The engine braking mode helps drivers maintain control while driving up and down hills.
  • The engine braking mode helps drivers maintain control when changing shifts.

Which of the following statements is true?

  • In general, the tow/haul mode changes shift points to lower RPM limits.
  • In general, the tow/haul mode changes shift points to higher RPM limits.
  • none of the above

What special frames protect the front of your vehicle as you drive through brush?

  • bumper guards
  • bed guards
  • axle guards