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Any Rear Plate Bumpers with attached Rated Tow Hitch?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    tacomtn

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    I thought I saw at least one fabricator that does. Can't remember who.

    Most of the bumpers out there require you to buy their tow hitch. Another $150 and it's not even rated. Doesn't seem worth it to me.

    Better yet, any companies out there that allow use of the factory hitch?
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    The reason small shops don't have rated hitches is it costs $$$$$ to have the rating done and it's not worth it for a small fab shop. They may not be rated but they are way stronger then the factory hitch. I tow with my Elite bumper all the time and I'm confident that it will hold up with no issues. And the use of a factory hitch with a aftermarket bumper is not great because most aftermarket bumpers have more clearance then stock and you hitch would hang down lower then the bumper and look goofy.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Eh, Jerry. Thanks for that. That makes sense.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    what jerry said is spot on.

    factory hitches rob clearnce like no other
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Yeah, I don't want a hitch hanging down hitting stuff either.

    But there was at least one company making attached hitches. Anyone remember who?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Not enough.
    Jerry is correct, waay too much money for something you know is stronger than factory.

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    Mine is built in and I've towed HEAVY loads with it. I feel comfortable pulling heavy things.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    This is the CBI high clearance bumper. The receiver is built into the bumper. 5500-6000 pounds and no issues. I am confident this is as strong or stronger than factory.
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  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    Ah, that's the one. Yours the Brute Force bumper. I'll be calling you in the future. Any chance of a Group Buy on this one? Hint hint.
     
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