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This Anti-rattle device, works!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mvega1969, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Apr 16, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    mvega1969

    mvega1969 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    One of my first posted threads was about asking for advice on any anti-rattle, anti-wiggle, anti-sway device that had worked for anyone, since our Tacoma's OEM hitch receiver is bigger and stronger than others I noticed that it was a difficult task to get one 100% functional, well with a small mod to it this one worked perfectly:

    Anti-rattle device.jpg


    With our OEM hitch this device does not work upwards (as shown in the picture), because of the clearance space between the lower part of the bumper and the top part of the hitch (about ½ in). In my case I installed it downwards after I properly grind about 1/8in of the inner nut where the silver bolt bolts (not the outside one), this was the mod, after this the device is able to be put in place and bolted properly, this reduction was done in order to align properly both the hitch and this device and have the ball mount slide in easily. I hope this can help anyone with this rattle issue, other than closing windows, wear headphones or anything like these solutions.

    Here is the link of one of the places where you can get it:

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...ts&QueryText=towing&Ntx=matchall&N=4887&Nty=1

    If it does not work go to Cabela's and search for item #: IJ-520365


     
  2. Apr 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    dbbd1

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    Thanks for the tip. 15.00 plus shipping at Cabela's.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Why not save your 15.00 and remove your drop hitch and store it in the truck?....I would!....Considering gas here in so cal has hit as high as 4.05 a gallon! :eek:
     
  4. Apr 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    mvega1969

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    You might find some others but because of the OEM receiver width at the hole where the pin lock goes (more than normal), they are useless I have tried (bought (local and online) and returned) these ones:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is a: Valley Industries Silent Hitch pin and the other is a different brand BUT... BOTH pins are NOT long enough to lock.

    [​IMG]

    This one requires a special receiver with main and secondary holes to stabilize your ball mount against the receiver through your secondary hole. It is USELESS.

    After all these... recomended option is this:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    dbbd1

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    As much as I would like to trim the weight as much as possible, there are things that I will not let go of. I have a bunch of recovery gear (and more in a tote I take when 'wheeling) and tools. I also have a sleekster light bar and my own custom rear light bar. These are both for the obvious as well as parking lot protection (people that park by braille). Also, what about when I am towing? It still makes a racket with the trailer hitched up. For 15 smackers, I will take it. (truth be told, I already made my own tightening knob for my rear bar but I did not want to drill into the hitch for the ball that the trailer mates to)
     
  6. Jul 21, 2008 at 10:13 PM
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    EvilBetty

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    Oh man am I thankful I came back and checked TacomaWorld :)

    Is this device just for light loads? Or can I use it to pull my boat or fully loaded utility trailer? I notice the clucking the worst on my utility trailer.

    While we are on the subject, anyone recommend a locking coupler / reciver set with matching keys? The one I just bought from walmart is aparently too short to fit through the Tacoma hitch!
     
  7. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    Check out my post here... I got a drill bit and made it to where my hitch pin is countersunk so the pin that was too short now fits!!

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2408278&postcount=14


    full post

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257952
     
  8. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:22 PM
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    I use Master lock receiver lock for my hitch. And on my boat I just use a padlock.

    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Hardened receiver pins for increased sheer strength
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    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Precision 4-pin tumbler mechanism resists picking
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    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Key retaining for increased safety
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    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] K1 key blank for all receiver locks [/FONT]
    • Receiver Hitch Lock; Fits Both 5/8" (16mm) & 1/2" (13mm) diameter receiver holes

    1480dat_wkeys.jpg
     
  9. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:01 AM
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    Angus_NB

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    Is it lighter inside the truck than it is in the hitch receiver? :confused:
     
  10. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:58 AM
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    No....But it won't rattle and you'll have 15 bucks to buy a lil more gas....Doesn't help if he uses a custom light bar tho.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2008 at 5:26 AM
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    I've always used black fabric tape (like hockey stick tape) around the ballmount & have no rattle. Never knew they sold such a device. Nice find.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    wiscdave

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    I have used this on 2 different trucks and it does not rattle and more importantly does not allow the "shock" of the trailer to affect the drivetrain. I currently have this on my taco and pull a 3500lb boat, 4500lb wood trailer, snowmobiles, etc ...and the shock force of the load when you make a fast stop and go, hit a good size bump in the road is not felt in the truck at all! $54 bucks at Cabelas or a 4*4 truck store near you. Many guys will say that towing has decreased the life of their trucks and this is one of those items that will pay for itself in the long run with less wear and tear on u joints, rearends, and trannies.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    ricepow

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    Now that looks interesting. Might have to check into one of those.
     
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