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Need a hitch, suggestions?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SR54x4, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    SR54x4

    SR54x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to add a hitch to my 2010 4x4 4cyl access cab. The primary reason is to use as a recovery point as I do not have a trailer to pull. Once I have it on there then there is always the potential for a time or two where I would pull a small utility or uhaul type trailer. Either way, any suggestions on brand or model? I want something that does not hang down low and would like only the actual receiver to be showing.

    Here are three that I am considering, but open to other suggestions.

    http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2010_Toyota_Tacoma.htm
     
  2. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    SR54x4

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    anyone?
     
  3. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    jeff b

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    Find a good fabricator local or on this site and have it made.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    on another tacoma
     
  5. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    i would get the biggest one you can get for your truck. even though you may not be pulling anything, you may be the one who will be getting pulled or towed out. i think that in that case it wouldnt hurt to go biggest. hope that makes sense to ya.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Itlodot

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    I put the Curt on my 2010 AC. Took 30 minutes by myself, duck soup:D It does the job as I pull quite a bit (all kinds of trailers, livestock feeders etc.) The pics all look similar but I had wondered if the Hidden hitch brand would be tighter up fit - but absolutely no complaints with the Curt.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    If mostly all your using it for is for recovery while wheeling and light towing I might check out some of the vendors here that make replacement offroad bumpers with hitches and recovery points built right in. Might be worth it as the money you put towards the hitch pays for half the bumper/hitch combo.
    Both of these are killer.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/armor-tech-offroad/42419-armor-tech-offroad-product-line.html
    and
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/re...8184-relentless-fab-05-rear-plate-bumper.html

    Just an other option for you. Good Luck
     
  8. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Buy a used OEM hitch from a forum member who has put an aftermarket bumper on.
     
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