Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Which front hitch receiver do I need?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
Junior Member
ismuqattash is on a distinguished road
Name: Isa
Joined: Jan 2011, #48939
Location: Long island, New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 11
ismuqattash's Tacoma Gallery
Which front hitch receiver do I need?

Hi all,

Still a newbie here, with a 2005 DC SB. I'm looking to setup a cooler on the front of my truck (for fishing), and am wondering which front hitch receiver bar to get. I won't be using it to tow anything, but it will need to hold up to 150 lbs of weight. Any recommendations? Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
Bullwinkle J. Moose
bjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
bjmoose's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Aug 2010, #42529
Location: San Jose CA
Gender: Guy
Posts: 4,700
bjmoose's Tacoma Gallery
Do you care about ground clearance?

If so, there's only one choice: CBI fabrication.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
Sooooooper Moderator
jhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjhodge83 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jhodge83's Avatar
Air Force: former TSgt/E6, 3D172, Cyber Transport, NC Air Guard and prior AD
Name: Jamie
Joined: Apr 2007, #1432
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 24,770
jhodge83's Tacoma Gallery
there are others like this one that would fulfill your needs....

http://www.etrailer.com/pc-H~31313.h...cleid=20067447
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
Junior Member
ismuqattash is on a distinguished road
Name: Isa
Joined: Jan 2011, #48939
Location: Long island, New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 11
ismuqattash's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks guys! I found the Curt receiver in a Google search, and was worried a bit about ground clearance (especially since a cooler rack is going to stick out quite a bit.

I remember reading in the CBI threads that it's a bad idea to mount directly to the OEM aluminum bar that's under the front bumper. That might have been only related to serious towing though. For my purposes (~150 lbs max weight), do you think I can simply drill into that aluminum bar, and screw on a 2" x 2" square aluminum tubing? What do you think?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
Solid Axle FTMFW!!
Supra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Supra TT's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Jan 2011, #48645
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,473
Supra TT's Tacoma Gallery
If you do screw into aluminum, make sure you get stainless steel bolts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 08:53 AM   #6
Junior Member
ismuqattash is on a distinguished road
Name: Isa
Joined: Jan 2011, #48939
Location: Long island, New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 11
ismuqattash's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks for the tip, Eric. Pardon my lack of knowledge here, but why would the stainless stell bolts make a difference when you screw into aluminum?

Also, if one were to guess, how much would would you think the aluminum support bar can handle?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
brp brp is offline
Senior Member
brp is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2010, #47404
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 121
brp's Tacoma Gallery
According to the Warn website they make a front receiver for 2nd gen Tacomas. Anybody have experience with it?
http://warn.iwebcat.com/_Members/loo...Flag=&hdnWN=1&
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #8
Senior Member
1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed1bad10tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
1bad10tacoma's Avatar
Name: Mark
Joined: Apr 2010, #34886
Location: Brewer Maine
Age: 45
Gender: Dude
Posts: 580
1bad10tacoma's Tacoma Gallery
I have a Curt on front of mine, it does look a little low, but i never had a problem with it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
Member
CBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant futureCBI Offroad Fab has a brilliant future
 
CBI Offroad Fab's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45457
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Gender: Male
Posts: 663
CBI Offroad Fab's Tacoma Gallery
We at CBI Offroad Fab make the only High clearance "Hidden" Front receiver hitch. Give us a call for details!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #10
Mr SGA
MrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shedMrFastLayne is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
MrFastLayne's Avatar
Name: Layne
Joined: Dec 2010, #47182
Location: Lincoln Ca,
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 391
MrFastLayne's Tacoma Gallery
I like the CBI hitch. Or you can make one like I did for about $80.


  Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #11
Member
bledsoe3 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2007, #2924
Location: Portland
Gender: Male
Posts: 98
bledsoe3's Tacoma Gallery
Does anyone have a picture of the Curt front receiver installed on their truck? I just want one to hold a bike carrier when I'm pulling my trailer. The ground clearance isn't a big concern for me. Plus Amazon has them for $183 with free shipping.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front mount receiver hitch Gabassman 2nd Gen. Tacomas 6 10-30-2011 09:50 PM
Front receiver hitch to lift up?? badguybuster Towing 8 12-02-2010 10:28 PM
WTB: Front Receiver Hitch for 1st Gen. jjsask Buy / Sell / Trade 1 12-01-2010 08:55 AM
'05+ Tacoma front receiver hitch mr.trd Buy / Sell / Trade 12 06-01-2009 11:40 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.