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I have the OEM hitch. It honestly doesn't look extremely beefy, but I've hung some weight back there and it handled it without complaint. I towed a small SUV on the back of a uhaul car hauler.... and I went over a few mountain passes with it. The FJ handled it all very well.
 

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Thanks everyone... great info. My 2010 FJ has the silver solid valance and I want to switch out for the trail team valance with hitch notch insert... are there any step by step instructions for this? Or should I simply buy a new OEM bumper that has the valance with hitch notch already there?? From the above info, I have decided to go with OEM valance with hitch notch just not sure how hard it is to swap out one valance for the other. Truely appreciate all the help, this is my first FJ bought last May so I am just starting to improve what it didn't come with.
did you wver figure out how to install the black valence?

Does bumper have to come off?
 

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@CRAW , do you need a black TT valance with the cut out? PM me if you do.
 

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thank you
Did you install a hitch? Did you find the black valence ? Was it easy? Any help/advice would be appreciated, my fellow RR TT FJ owner. <img src="http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
mine has hitch, yes

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just buy the hitch kit with the silver valence and strip the paint. the black underneath the ugly silver is the exact same texture and color and everything as the stock TT oem bumper. i went through this a few months ago. aircraft brand paint remover.
 
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