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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Hey Toyota, integrate the hitch into the frame

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It's not that difficult. See below:

Weld a hitch receiver into the frame



Put a bumper over it

I agree that would be a nice option and provide better clearance and probaly add strengh over the stock oem bolt on.

My custom steel bumper has the hitch reciever integrated into the bumper. I had to use a torch and plasma cutter to cut the center out of the frame. Toyota did a heck of a job reinforcing that area where the oem hitch bolts onto the frame. My bumper uses all the mount points on the frame. I was going to weld in the backside but then I want to be able to remove for maintenance.

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Re: Hey Toyota, integrate the hitch into the frame

Let me get this right.
You're wondering why a vehicle manufacturer doesn't make a part standard, at their own cost, to rob themselves of an accessory sale... Accessory business is HUGE $$$!!!
Also, that height might be too high for design rules in certain markets etc etc.
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Looks good.
I came up with a high clearance bolt on design with a cross member/frame tie in for added strength.
Stock hitch hangs too low IMO.


Nice work. Lotta' thought went into that... I'm sure that one is more capable than the vehicle.
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