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Old 06-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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2008 Tacoma tow-hitch receiver

Hi All,

Just curious what set-up people are using on their late model Tacomas. Right now I just have a Harbor Freight cheapo bumper mount receiver that I'm not too comfortable with. I tow a ~ 1700lb boat/trailer. My dealer wants $335 for the Toyota set-up. I looked at Pep-Boys, and they have a Reese receiver that looks pretty beefy. But they only list them for up to year model 06 . . . Isn't the 06 pretty much the same as the 08?!. The guy gave me 2 other options (different brands, he'd have to order): one for $189, the other for $231 - but I couldn't check them out.
Anyone mount the ~06 Reese receiver on their 08 or newer Tacoma? Other suggestions?

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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If it fits an '06, it'll fit your '08. No worries.
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If it fits an '06, it'll fit your '08. No worries.
Actually, (I'm hoping) anything that fits an '05, should fit an 08' right? Reason I mention this is because I think I remember now that the Reese part fits up to '05 Tacoma standard, and '06 Pre-runner?!? Aren't the frames the same back where the bumper mounts? Don't know how they come up with these cut off dates in their catalog . . .
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Frame is the same 05 and up, across the entire model range. Just make sure that they have the hitch tagged correctly, ie: check the reese website, and compare that part number to the one at pep boys. Can't trust the employees at pep boys to tag things correctly.
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Actually, (I'm hoping) anything that fits an '05, should fit an 08' right? Reason I mention this is because I think I remember now that the Reese part fits up to '05 Tacoma standard, and '06 Pre-runner?!? Aren't the frames the same back where the bumper mounts? Don't know how they come up with these cut off dates in their catalog . . .
Yeah... anything off of an 05+ Taco should fit any other 05+ Taco.

Let us know how the install goes.
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