Best tow hitch

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  1. graham5david

    graham5david

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    Just purchased a 2013 trail teams that has an aftermarket tow package. Not a fan of how it hangs under the bumper and sticks out a few inches past it. My old 07 had the stack Toyota hitch which was tucked nicely below the bumper. I want to go back with that but the kits I find for the stock kit say non trail team edition. Any suggestions or recommendations?
     
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    BMThiker I aim to misbehave Moderator SILVER Star

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    Sounds like you got one with a dealer installed (non Toyota) option instead of the factory Toyota hitch. Should still be available from the dealer. IIRC you will need a new plastic bumper piece that exposes the 4 bolt holes in the rear crossmember/bumper.
     
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    ///you will need a new plastic bumper piece that exposes the 4 bolt holes in the rear crossmember/bumper.///
    And that gives you back the good departure angle that you currently do not have.
    I have an ARB rear bumper and that uses the factory 6 bolt mount for a hitch receiver and retains the good factory angles.
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot the extra two bolt holes in the bottom of the bumper.
     
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    Went with the factory set up. Took 45 minutes to install

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