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Front Hitch Receiver Recommendations

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by too tall, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:37 AM
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    too tall

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    Looking for a recommend for a front receiver. I'll use it for a bike rack.
    What fits well and does not cause any access issues?

    This looks good:
    CURT Front Mount Hitch #31198
     
  2. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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  3. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    Thanks much sir. How much of a extension (size-wise) did need you use?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    Mounting fairly easy. able to remount tow hooks which is a plus. Make sure to take off skid plate prior to install. Will have to modify the skid plate. I simply cut off the hooks and only use middle and rear bolts to remount plate.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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    Gotcha. I'm trying to figure if I need a 12" extension in order for my bicycle rack to clear the bumper.
    Good idea on the skid plate.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:32 AM
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    no extension for rod/cooler basket.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    I did an oil change the other day. simple to remove skid plate without bother of hooks.
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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  10. Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    Ended up getting the Curt Unit #31198. Looks like a well made piece. Question for anyone who did install this unit. Is it really necessary to enlarge the hole under the filter to 4"?
     
  11. Sep 15, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    For the record. My Kuat bicycle rack would not clear the fr. bumper. It was close. I found a 8" extension and is what it is. I'm going to fine tune it with a chop saw but not bad not bad.
    [​IMG]fr2[/url] by J, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [​IMG]fr1[/url] by J, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
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    How does this affect ground clearance / approach angle? Does anybody know of a option without sacrifice?
     
  13. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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  15. Jan 15, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    I learn something new every day on this forum. I didn't even know that they make receiver hitches for a Tundra or for any vehicle for that matter.
     
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    So far the only options for a front receiver without sacrificing ground clearance/approach angle is a winch bumper with an optional front receiver. I guess that's a good excuse to get some real protection up front. I am still hopeful to get something less expensive and that doesn't weigh so much but hope is fading
     
  17. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    FOX 2.0 REARS, OME FRONTS FIRESTONE AIR BAGS RCI SKID PLATE
    The Curt 31198 has mounting bolts coming up from the bottom. My 2014 tow hook holes come in from the side I don’t see how that would fit a 14 and you’re 16 should be the same. This makes no sense. I’m working on sending some OME shocks back to CARID. they didn’t fit and they they said they would so I wanna make sure this fits.
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    most trucks come with a rear receiver hitch. It’s a front the OP is looking for. My grandfather had a front hitch bolted to his bumper 50 years ago for backing his boat in. I had that hitch in a box for a long Time.
     
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  19. Jun 14, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    I had an uncle that did this as well. Back when bumpers where steel he just drilled a hole for the ball mount and screwed it in.
     
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    +1
     
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