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07 ST Hitch

Thread in 'Towing' started by Steven Michael, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Steven Michael

    Steven Michael Member

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    Well, I'm new here and have just bought a 2007 Limited. It has a small hitch draw bar hole (1 1/4" x 1 1/4") and there doesn't seem to be a way of changing it to the 2" x 2", which I want to do. Looks like the rear beam under the bumper is welded to the frame? Any ideas how to get to the larger 2" square receiver hole? Thanks in advance for all ideas and comments.



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  2. Brad B

    Brad B Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Most economical way is to buy a 2" receiver, cut the old one out and weld in the 2". You may find that liability is an issue with a welding shop. The only difference between the two from the factory is the hole for the seven pin connector and the receiver size. You can buy a replacement crossmember, but it's pricy.
     
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    Richard McAlister Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    If you are pulling a light load, there are adapters that can be used. Google "hitch receiver adapter 1-1/4 to 2".

     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Several people have had good welding shops cut it out and install the 2"



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    Jeffksf B Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I had a weld shop here in town weld it in for me. I did all the prep work, cutting out the old, and fitting the new 2" receiver blank (that can be bought on Amazon for about $12).

    He charged me $80. Painted it up when I got home and put my bumper cover back on.
     

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