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Unread 10-28-2010, 02:14 PM   #16
meep
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i did the hidden hitch which hangs below the bumper, installs with 4 bolts. tows just fine, looks fine. bolts to the oem crossbar. cheaper than oem hitch + no trim plastic required. same as the curt hitch, tho I read the curt had slightly smaller bolt holes, making it harder to line up.

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Unread 10-28-2010, 04:59 PM   #17
cstrait37
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bilbo- thanks for the advice... I was leaning that way and I think you gave me the final push I needed ALTHOUGH...

I just got back a couple hours ago from my FIRST Skip Barber Racing School event. I MAY need to sell the WK and buy a new racecar- BUT then I would be living in it AND single AND paying alimony AND be miserable... Might I say- ANYONE who likes to go FAST- check out the School- OMG! The MOST bang for your buck- Downside: I am sore ALL OVER and I found myself trying to push my WK through corners on the way home... My mpg overall has been averaging 17.5 on the 2010 Limited HEMI- Coming home from Racing School: 12.2 NOT GOOD.

Thanks for all your help eveyone!
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Unread 10-28-2010, 08:26 PM   #18
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The whole idea behind the OEM hitch is for more rear clearance to keep the departure angle the same.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 12:10 AM   #19
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I have a spare factory tow hitch. It is yours for a cheap offer. It got scratched when wife got rear ended (its not damaged except for the mount for the trailer connector) The driver who hit my wife's car insurance company wouldn't pay for a new hitch so we got one ourselves. We are perfectionist when it comes to wife's vehicle appearance.

Make me and offer. Comes with hitch and bolts. Its straight and true.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gornoman View Post
You do understand that these vehicles are unibody and have no frames?
Well there is the rear subframe, which the bumper support is part of, which the hitch connects to.
And unit-body or unibody construction doesn't mean no frame, it means the frame is integrated with the vehicle floor and body, instead of the old ladder type frame, which the body mounted to via bolts and bushings.
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