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Bought a hitch advertised as 95-04. OEM part # is a dead end.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04Pre_Runner, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    04Pre_Runner

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    So I bought a Toyota OEM hitch from a guy in Austin, TX a few weeks ago. It was $40 the man told me in broken english it fit a Tacoma and it matched my frame width. Yesterday I tried to fit it on and none of the bolts lined up unfortunately. My new exhaust hanger from my OME lift was in the way also.

    I threw the part # 00214-35930 in google and came up with no compatibility list on any website on the two pages of results. I called two dealers and both couldn't figure out what vehicle this hitch is for. Any ideas? Once I figure out I can throw this one up for sale and start looking for another.
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  2. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    DaveInDenver

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    Usually accessories are given a PTxxx-xxxxx number. For example the PT791-04050 is the add-on hitch for a 2nd gen Tacoma but the OEM number for a factory one I think is 51908-04010. I don't know which, if either, would be stamped into the part itself and if they are even the same thing.

    For a 1st gen did Toyota even install hitches at the factory? They may all be dealer add-on, so that number may only be relevant to the actual manufacturer (probably done under contract, I'd think).
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    This is whats on the hitch i took off my truck which I believe was a dealer option

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  4. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    v5ensx

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    How do both end where it's bolted look like?

    Picture?

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  5. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    Pretty sure I've read before that the OME hanger interferes with mounting a hitch, fwiw.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    I'll defer to your first hand experience :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    I have an OEM tow hitch than came off of another 1998 and it bolted up fine after I purchased some missing nuts and bolts.

    The way the reciever tube is welded to the hitch looks completely different than mine. It’s possible it could be for a Toyota Pickup, for example. People tend to use Pickup and Tacoma interchangeably.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:34 PM
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    Now that I look at it, it’s a different part number entirely. That’s not a Tacoma tow hitch. See picture below:

    The part number should be: PT214-04994 which is for a 1998 Tacoma. Look at how the reciever tube is attached to the hitch versus yours, it’s completely different. My guess is he sold you a Toyota Pickup or T100 hitch.

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  9. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    T100 frame are wide, doubt it's a t100 hitch
     
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  10. Jul 30, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Figured. It’s probably for a Pickup since people like to use Tacoma and Pickup interchangeably.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    204B7B19-D354-44B8-B1A0-B599923644C4.jpg C5C65F8A-BEC1-4CB4-96F8-BB1B812DB42D.jpg Sucks that the listing said 1995-2004 Tacoma but wasn’t even off that truck. I could modify it to fit but I’m not really liking the idea of drilling into my frame. Finding these used around here is difficult so I might just go without for now.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    That’s not even close to how it should look like. That’s for a Pickup.

    Why don’t you just buy one new? Curt ships them for about $100.
     
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    Not for a pick up either. The hitch on my 92 is more similiar to the one on my 04 than OP's pics.
     
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  14. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    To bad you dont live close ill let you have mine
     
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    Huh. Wonder what it’s for then.
     
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    Quick Google search has led me to the conclusion that there were several styles of hitches for that truck. OP's hitch probably fits a pickup. Maybe I just have an oddball that looks like a Taco hitch on my 92.

    Here's what google claims to be a hitch for a 1992 Toyota Pickup. Close to Op's but not exact75031_a.jpg
     
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    I’m planning on a relentless rear bumper in the future so spending ~$115 new might be better off put towards that. I get by ok without.... 628DF646-BBAA-49D1-BEA4-F6E8517031E8.jpg
     
  18. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    Do have to admit having a tow hitch is nice. Haha.

    Can’t you use the bumper ball on your stock bumper for the time being? As long as it’s under 3,500 pounds you’re fine.
     
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    Yeah it’s an option for jet skis and stuff like that. Having a rear recovery point was one reason i wanted the hitch though. I’ll list the hitch for sale locally as a Toyota pickup for now.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    I would just get a brand new hitch, there’re relatively inexpensive. Worth every penny - I use mine all the time.
     

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