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Hitch Kit for 2009 Tacoma/

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Orion, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Orion

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    I just purchased a 2009 tacoma trd sport 4 door. It has the hitch receiver installed. What is everyone using for the hitch kit? ball hitch inserts etc?? I see ones at walmart etc....

    Is there a preferred kit?

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    I just use a standard ball, nothing special
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    What do you plan on towing?
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    Not much, a small boat trailer, log splitter etc..
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    If you have the receiver, just purchase a ball the size that will fit your trailer hitch and bolt size on the receiver.

    Manny
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    more then likely its a 2" reciever so you just need a 2" receiver tongue and 2" ball. did you check your rear underseat compartments to make sure it didnt come with one already?

    just asking cause my 08 did.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Just picked up a 2" receiver and a ball to go along with it at one of the local auto parts stores. As long as it's rated for what the weight you want to tow you should be good to go. Think mine was a Reese. Haven't actually towed anything yet(although may be buying a boat in the next couple weeks so it will get it's first test).
     
  8. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    i have the same kit. works fine.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    My taco is stock and needs more like a four inch drop in order to tow my trailers close to level.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    Orion

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    Thanks everyone....

    Pyriteship, that is something I have not considered yet. Got to line things up and get the right drop.... thanks

    I was thinking about the reese tongue with the 3 balls already attached but probably not a good idea. No drop with it...
     
  11. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    That (Reese) system you describe is convenient but not likely to work for most Taco applications.

    Just a reminder too, that the "drop" is measured from the top of the receiver to the platform where the ball sits; therefore a two inch drop in a two inch receiver is not going to drop the ball below the bottom of the receiver at all. The ball will be level with the bottom of the receiver.
     
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