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Old 06-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Need New Rear Bumper - Have factory hitch

I have a '98 xtra cab 4wd. My chrome bumper is rusting out on one side. I've searched TW for after market bumpers but none of the offerings I have found allow for integration with the existing factory receiver hitch.

I have an ATV/utility trailer and I do a lot of towing. I would like to keep my factory hitch in place.

If anyone has any good suggestions, please let me know.

PS - please don't torch me and tell me to search. I've tried. Thanks
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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A lot of them have integrated hitches in them so you could take off the factory one and still have a hitch... Have you considered that?
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A lot of them have integrated hitches in them so you could take off the factory one and still have a hitch... Have you considered that?
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then sell your factory hitch
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Integrated/new hitch is something to consider. I just need to be sure if I replace the factory one, that I don't lose tow capacity. In other words, I don't want something weak or cheesy. It needs to be solid.

Thanks for the replies If anyone has any examples or links, please post em up!
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Integrated/new hitch is something to consider. I just need to be sure if I replace the factory one, that I don't lose tow capacity. In other words, I don't want something weak or cheesy. It needs to be solid.

Thanks for the replies If anyone has any examples or links, please post em up!
Go to the vendor section and have fun perusing.

Those bumpers are like Lou Feringo, while our stock bumper is like Ed Grimley
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I have a factory rear bumper in excellent condition I'll sell you for $75 + shipping. You'll need the frame brackets but it's in awesome shape.
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will it fit my 03 taco ?
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