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Rusted out Trailer hitch.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by RR60, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    RR60

    RR60 [OP] New Member

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    Just my luck, and wanted to share.
    So 3 months ago needed to replace my factory trailer hitch. Rust out and a new oem was over 1K.

    So order a new Reese hitch from Amazon.
    But find out the bumper attached to the trailer hitch. So needed the parts to change to a tundra that did not have the trailer hitch first.

    So needed Reinforcement sub assy- Toyota #52043-0C030 for 273.00 and 2 of the frame brackets toyota #52016-0C010 for 76.00 each. So about 400.00 more to make this work.
    Figured even with the new reese hitch it was a lot cheaper than OEM.

    Well today I was replacing a rear bumper for a friend on his 2000 Tundra. Thought I was ordering just the Bumper and step pads from Amazon. Total cost was 259.00
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071GNWHKN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I still cant believe what it came with for 259.00.
    It also had all the extra parts I bought 3 months ago listed above for over 400.00. Plus all new nuts bolts, Chrome bumper, step pads & license lights.
    Wish I had known this 3 months ago.
     
  2. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    N84434

    N84434 In the Frozen Tundra

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    Nice...

    I’ve got that same bumper in my saved items.. Might pull the trigger on it eventually
     
  3. Mar 1, 2020 at 5:18 AM
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    tvpierce

    tvpierce Formerly New Member

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    I got the same thing from Rock Auto but was about half that price. I was surprized at what came with it too.

    I POR-15ed my original sub assy and mounting brackets and re-used them -- figured they were better quality. I still have the brand new parts if someone wants them. You pay shipping.
     

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