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Front Receiver options?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by erik530195, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    erik530195

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    Been thinking about a front receiver for my 2003, however I can't seem to find any info online. A few websites offer the hitch itself for around $100 bit I can't seem to find any additional info. Thinking about rigging something up to hold a hook and cb antenna, and of course to move a trailer around in tight spaces once in a blue moon

    Hoping this is a cheaper alternative to an arb bumper as I don't want to cut up the bumper mounts for that option. How much drilling/cutting is required for the hitch?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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  3. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Not sure how you'd fit a CB antenna on a front hitch receiver...

    What other info do you need to know?


    https://www.etrailer.com/fmr-2004_Toyota_Tacoma.htm

    However the ones above don't have true recovery points, those loops I guess are for trailer chains or tie downs. Not recovery.

    For a front hitch, use a hitch recovery point like this:
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/warn-receiver-shackle-bracket-29312/_/R-BCSQ-29312

    In a pinch you can just stick the end of your tow strap in the receiver and put a pin thru the loop. Not the greatest as far as part longevity...
    https://****************/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hitch_pin_recovery_howto_05.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:50 AM
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    How much ????
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    Depends just how strong you need it to be .

    Strong enough to hang the truck from ??

    Just to have that Mall crawler look for when your stuck in the back of the parking lot .

    It would also depend just how it needs to attach
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    Hmmmm ,
    A winch for shopping carts
     
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    6 comments into the tacomaworld thread and I'm already considering a welder and powdercoating setup lol

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    @dankthetank where exactly do the holes have to be drilled?

    @Yota03DC how much drilling did you have to do? That's pretty clean, looks natural.

    As for my thoughts on the CB antenna, I'll post some images tomorrow of what I was thinking about, too hard to explain
     
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  13. Sep 13, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    You have to drill for the 2 points marked “enlarged hole”. Those holes were not there on my 2001 original frame so it added a bit of extra measuring. The hitch can be installed without removing the bumper though which was nice.

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  14. Sep 13, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    I didn’t have to do any drilling on the truck. I just used the 2 holes on each side where the tie downs were.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    I had the CURT on my old '02 PreRunner, and it was a pretty easy install. Drilling wasn't terrible. Worked great to get my ass unstuck many a time. Might get another for my '03.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    That is not a bad price for the Curt Front Hitch

    No way with Labor and Materials.

    I could make it that cheap one at a time
     
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