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Hitch won't fit! WTF gives?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 03TACOMANH, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    03TACOMANH

    03TACOMANH [OP] New Member

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    Gregg
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    I got a SWEET deal on an OEM hitch, presumably off an '04 Tacoma. Trying to put it on my '03 but the frame rails appear to be too wide for it. I never asked the questions about whether the donor was 2WD vs 4WD...is there a difference in rear frame rail dimensions?
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Deck Plate Mod; Grey Wire Mod; 1.5" AAL; 1.75" Lift Shackles; Bilstein 5100's; Eiback Coils; LR UCA; Front Diff Drop; Tundra Brake Upgrade; Wheels Offroad Brake Lines; Rear Diff Breather Mod
    No, the frames should be the same.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    04DcTaco

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    I thought the same way too, one side goes through but the other doesnt. But theres a certain way you gotta manuever it. Pretty tough if ur doing it your self. I think slide the right side on and move it towards the rear bumper. Then move the left side all the way down untill u can get it on there. Only hard part was removing the rusted frame bolts!
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    snoope

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    Ok,

    Measurements; My Draw-tite receiver is 42" wide ,bolts to the frame and then the bumper brackets bolt on the outside of the receiver.....

    Does this help??? 2 people does make this a MUCH easier project....

    If you need help still.......I'm in Dova'.....
     
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