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WTB OEM hitch parts/help

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by Reklaw31, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Reklaw31

    Reklaw31 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's, 1" rear AAL, 17X8 Liquid metal Gatlins, Yokohama Geolander ATs, Blacked out headlights, undercover tanneau, got some stuff line-exed and my paint sucks!
    Hey guys, I don't even really know what I need for this thing, got it and a rear bumper for $70. I know I may need "L" brackets and some bolts. Like I said, I'm not really sure. If you know/or have what I need let me know!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    I bought some angle Iron and built the "L" brackets myself. They are not available from the dealer from what I understand. The bolts are easy to find in the hardware store. I haven't attached the hitch to the middle part of the bumper but since the bumper is attached to the hitch I didn't think it was adding much strength. I also dont tow uge loads so I am not worried.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    I found the L brackets on line for almost $30 each (ouch!) so this doesn't use your stock bolts for mounting? I assume I only need bolts for the L brackets, not sure though.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Yes,

    The three side bolts are reused but the bolts for the L bracket are the ones sourced from the ACE.

    You can mount everything with the three side bolts and then work on the L bracket later, it just doesnt have the same strength towing.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    What is the ACE? Thanks allot, your help has been invaluable.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    he fabricates and I purchased the L-brackets with the bolts as a set.
    Very good guy.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's, 1" rear AAL, 17X8 Liquid metal Gatlins, Yokohama Geolander ATs, Blacked out headlights, undercover tanneau, got some stuff line-exed and my paint sucks!
    Thanks, I'll look into that.
     
  8. Sep 18, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    Just an update, I called that chick and she had the damn brackets in her garage,, thank god!
     
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