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4x2 4 Cylinder Access Cab & (DH) Tow Hitch

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TrailMoose, May 3, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    TrailMoose

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    I am looking at a 2010 Tacoma 4x2 4 Cylinder Access Cab and have a few questions about putting the Toyota tow hitch on it.

    Is the (DH) tow hitch a dealer installed option, or does it have to come with it?

    I know the 4 cylinder sits lower than the 6 cylinder.
    Will the tow hitch hang down too low?

    I ask because I had a hitch on my mini-van a while back, and it would sometimes drag as I went over driveways.

    Has anyone got this hitch on a 4x2 4 Cylinder Tacoma and been unhappy with it?

    Thanks,
    TrailMoose
     
  2. May 4, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    I installed a Curt hitch on my '09 5 lug and it works great. It has plenty of clearance and is rated for more weight than the truck is.
     
  3. May 17, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    nagelg

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    The 2.7 is rated to tow a max of 3500 lbs. The bumper with a ball is rated the same. No real need for a frame mounted hitch assembly unless you need a receiver for something.
     
  4. May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    I didn't realize the bumper was rated the same as receiver hitch. It's just me, but I don't think that I would trust the bumper for full class III towing.
     
  5. May 17, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    Wolfman

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    My Prerunner came with the receiver already installed. This is what is called a "port option", which is basically something that the dealer can install in the service bay if you want it, and the vehicle does not have it installed already.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 3:23 AM
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    Kelson

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    if anything you can get a ball that sits higher...
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    Barnone

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    Dealer installed receiver hitch and wiring at $400 plus? I saw one that a dealer had installed on a new truck for $495.
    Many quality receiver hitches/wiring are available for less than half.
    Go to the towing forum on this site for detailed info.
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    AlexA

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    put a curt hitch on my 2x4 and love it. wiring harness is top notch too. i think total job ran me about $213 and i installed it myself.
     
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