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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31063 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31063

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 350 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

31063 CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31063 CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details C31063 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31063

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

1999 Ford Ranger

This is one of the best companies
have ever bought from very helpfull and fast shipping, great tech support,dont go anywhere else
This place is the best......Tom


hitch connected up in less than an hour . The Etrailer gave you a handy little piece of wire which enabled you to fish the washers and bolts threw the frame . Without this piece of wire ,the job would have taken hours

C31063 front hitch for ford ranger 4x4 extended cab.Will this fit my 4x4 ranger?George
-- comment by: George S - 10/20/2013

2011 Ford Ranger

This front hitch my 2011 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 fit perfectly and arrived so quickly. Had to remove a front guard, slightly widen two holes in the frame so the bolts would fit, and cut a little into the plastic bottom of the front bumper (looks fine). You can barely tell there is a front hitch when looking at the front. For a $65 install cost, I highly recommend using Uhaul or a professional who can install this well.

2011 Ford Ranger

Perfect fit on my 2011 Ford Ranger. The installation instructions spot on. I installed the hitch the same day that it was delivered. I will be ordering a snowplow for this front mounted hitch soon.

1999 Mazda b4000

I don't usually write reviews, but the installation of this front mount hitch on my 1999 Mazda B4000 was so simple and easy. I was so amazed at the ease of installation and the way it fits and looks I have to brag on it. I installed it the same day I got it in 1 hour with no help and no problems just followed instructions. The wire that was included for installing bolts is ingenious. I used two clamps to lift and hold it in place then enlarge two existing holes and wow the installation was finished. It is heavy duty and well built. I would give it 6 stars if it was allowed. I love it!

2009 Ford Ranger

Front Hitch for my Ford 2009 Ranger. This is a solid hitch.

The hitch is great and it is a solid product.
Duane s - 09/10/2015

2000 Ford Ranger

Fit perfect. Need a 3/4 metal bit to enlarge hole or a dremel tool... took me longer than they said because I broke a couple bits enlarging the hole. I didn't have a big enough drill bit.


Easy to order, fast delivery, easy inst allation!

2008 Ford Ranger

I recently bought front hitch for my 2008 Ranger. Hitch fit great and took about an hour to install. I plan on getting a winch for hitch install as it was hard to get a bumper replacement that takes a winch.

2010 Mazda B Series Pickup

Limited installation instructions other than that all is OK


Nice sturdy hitch.



2006 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger


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  • Front-Mount Trailer Hitch for 1999 Ford Ranger
    The installation instructions for Curt front-mount hitch # C31063, which are linked for you, show that the two mounting flanges for this hitch each have two holes for hardware installation on the mating holes in the frame rails. You can compare the instructions to your Ranger to determine if there is a frame cross member that would block installation. You can also refer to the linked photo which shows this part on a 2000 Ranger. If you do NOT have the cross member and can install this...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2010 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 Made in USA
    Basically, the crossmember in question would appear at the front of your 2010 Ford Ranger where it would be attached to the vehicle frame and get in the way of where the hitch mounting flanges need to attach to the bottom of the frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for Curt front receiver # C31063. There is a diagram that shows where the hitch installs. If you have anything that blocks where the hitch installs then you would not be able to install it.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Reciever for 1999 Ford Ranger
    The front mount hitch you are looking for that is a confirmed fit for your 1999 Ford Ranger is the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2", # C31063. To install, you wil need to remove the skid shield. Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool. You may need to trim the front air dam and/or fascia depending on your particular model of Ranger. I've attached the installation details for you. This front mounted hitch will work great with your Snowsport HD plow.
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  • Where Will the Receiver be Once Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch is Installed on 2008 Ford Ranger
    Installation of Curt front mount trailer hitch # C31063 will actually require some trimming of front fascia on a 2008 Ford Ranger. I have linked the instructions for you that show where the trimming takes place. This means it will likely be up higher than you think. Please note, this hitch will not fit on models with a front cross-member. Hitch does not fit 2WD vehicles built in Canada.
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  • Why Can't a Front Mount Trailer Hitch be Installed on a Canadian Built 2-Wheel Drive Ford Ranger
    Models of the 2008 Ford Ranger built in Canada, are 2-wheel drive, and have the cross member at the front of the truck will not be able to be fitted with a front mount trailer hitch like you have said. Basically the cross member is in the way and a hitch cannot be bolted into place. The other option is to have a front mount hitch custom fabricated and welded on by a qualified professional welder. Wed do have some hitch fabrication parts that could be used for this. I have included a link...
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  • How To Determine if 2000 Ford Ranger has Crossmember that Interferes w/ Front Hitch Installation
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he provided a picture to show what to look for when it comes to determining whether your 2000 Ford Ranger has the front crossmember. You will see his picture off to the right. If your Ranger DOES NOT have a crossmember then the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31063, will work for you. If your Ranger DOES have the front crossmember, this will interfere with installing the hitch. In this case I recommend having a hitch custom fabricated and...
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  • Does the Skid Shield of a 2009 Ford Ranger Get Removed to Install Curt Front Hitch
    No it cannot. To install the Curt Front Hitch part # C31063 on your 2009 Ford Ranger you will have to permanently remove the skid shield. Check out the installation instructions I attached for more info.
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  • Curt Front Mount Receiver Hitch Part # C31063 for 2000 Ford Ranger
    According to our friends at Curt Manufacturing, Front Mounted Receiver Hitch, part # C31063 is a fit for your 2000 Ford Ranger 4X4. If the truck is equipped with a skid shield, it must be removed to install the hitch. It will NOT fit on models with a front cross member.
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  • Ground Clearance for CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Ford Ranger
    The CURT Front Mount Receiver, # C31063, mounts to the bottom of the frame rails on your 2002 Ford Ranger. What I did was I went out to the warehouse and measured the distance from the top of the brackets that mount to the frame down to the bottom of the receiver. It measured 7-3/4 inches. If you measure from the bottom of the front frame rails down 7-3/4 inches, that is where the bottom of the receiver will be. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Removing Metal Skid Plate to Identify Crossmember on a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT
    You are correct, the metal skid plate on the 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 needs to be removed when installing the front mount hitch part # C31063. The metal skid plate will not be re-installed. After doing research on OEM metal skid plates on a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 you will need to remove the skid plate to see if there is a crossmember present. There is a chance the metal skid plate will cover the crossmember if your vehicle came with one. I have attached a photo of what the crossmember...
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  • Measurement of Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31063
    I was able to get some dimensions for you on the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31063. The overall width is 31-1/8 inches. The mounting holes are 29 inches by 10 inches on center. The receiver tube is 8 inches total front to back. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Bending Transmission Lines of 2002 Ford Ranger To Install Curt C31063 Front Receiver Hitch
    According to Curt, the lines should only need to be bent by a half inch or so. It might be possible to gently bend the metal transmission cooler lines enough so they'll clear the hitch but if that's not possible, having the hitch professionally installed would definitely be the way to go.
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  • Do you Have the Installation Instructions for the Curt Front Hitch # C31063
    I definitely have the installation instructions for the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31063 for your 2006 Ford Ranger. I went ahead and attached the pages to this answer. I also confirmed with Curt that this hitch fits a 2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Toward the middle of the second page of the instructions, it mentions using the factory tow hooks in the vehicle recovery and winching tips. For that reason, you do not need to remove your factory tow hooks.
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  • Curt Front Hitch C31063 Installation on 2000 Ford Ranger
    Our hitch installers often find that on even fairly new trucks the weld nuts in the frame can becomes rusted enough (or filled with salt or dirt) that the hitch installation hardware does not want to thread properly. It can be an even worse problem on an older truck like your 2000 Ranger. It can absolutely seem like the hardware is too large for the threaded hole. In this case cleaning out the weld nut threads with a brush like # 814092 and some spray lubricant usually does the trick. If...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 1998 Mazda B-3000 Pickup Truck
    We have a front mount, 2 inch receiver that will fit your 1998 Mazda B-Series pickup truck. It is Curt hitch # C31063. The only exceptions are that it will not fit on models with a front cross-member or 2-wheel drive models that were built in Canada.
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  • Do all 2000 Ford Rangers Have a Trailer Hitch
    Sounds like you are referring to a trailer hitch. And no, not all vehicles come from the factory with trailer hitches installed so the one you are selling just may not have ever had one. To see what a trailer hitch looks like that would fit your vehicle check out the Curt hitch part # 13019. I attached a picture of what one looks like.
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  • Best Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2000 Mazda B4000 Pickup Truck
    I checked with Draw-Tite and front mount hitch # 65024 is not a fit for your 2000 Mazda B4000 pickup truck. But like you said, there is an option from Curt, # C31063. Please note that the skid shield must be removed for installation. This front mount receiver will not fit on models with a front cross-member. And it does not fit 2WD vehicles built in Canada. This is currently the only front mount option that will fit the 2000 Mazda B-series trucks.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65024 Fit 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4
    The CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31063, was designed specifically for the 2000 Ford Ranger. This custom fit hitch features bolt-on installation with no welding required. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65024, that you mentioned was designed for the 2001 - 2005 Ford Ranger and would not be compatible with the 2000 model.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Ranger for a Snow Plow
    For the 2001 Ford Ranger we have 2 options for front mount trailer hitches. Between the Draw-Tite, # 65024, that you have referenced, and the Curt, # C31063, I recommend the Draw-Tite for a few reasons. First, the Draw-Tite hitch has a higher vertical line pull capacity (500 pounds) than the Curt hitch (350 pounds). Both hitches are rated for 9,000 pounds straight line pull but remember to check the vehicle owners manual and stay within the limits of the truck. The Draw-Tite hitch is...
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  • Difference Between Curt C31063 and Draw-Tite 65024 Front Mounted Receivers for 2002 Ford Ranger
    Both the Curt # C31063 and the Draw-Tite # 65024 front mounted receivers are fits for multiple model years of the Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series trucks. Both would be a fit for your 2002 Ford Ranger. Once installed, the receiver tube of both hitches would sit below the front bumper as shown in the provided photo but the Curt model would sit approximately one inch closer to the underside of the bumper. The Draw-Tite has a higher vertical load capacity at 500 lbs versus the 350 lb provided...
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  • Availability Of Replacement Mounting Hardware For Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch C31063
    There sure is! To order the replacement mounting hardware for the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31063 you have you will need the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. You will need to select Curt from the drop down menu, and then enter 31063 as the hitch item number. This will include all of the components needed including the fish wire. I included a video of the # RHK for you to take a look at.
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  • Front-Mount Hitch Availability for a 2011 Ford Ranger
    We do indeed have a 2-inch front-mount hitch receiver for the 2011 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 Extended Cab (and thanks for providing the details about your truck). Curt hitch # C31063 fits trucks without a front cross-member so you'll want to check before ordering. Also, if the Ranger has a skid shield it will have to be removed. It installs without drilling and includes all required hardware. A helpful article on hitch installation is linked for you along with the written instructions. I...
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  • Is Trimming Needed When Installing Front-Mount Trailer Hitch On 2005 Ford Ranger XLT
    I called my contact at Draw-Tite and asked about the installation of part # 65024 on your 2005 Ranger. They told me that the side arms on the hitch are longer and with that added length it means you do not have to trim the fascia like what is needed when installing the Curt front-Mount Hitch, part # C31063. When installing the # 65024, the instructions do say you need to enlarge 6 existing holes in the frame rail for the carriage bolts used when installing. And you will need a torque...
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  • Snow Plow For 2003 Ford Ranger
    We do have snow plow setups for your 2003 Ford Ranger like with the SnowBear Personal Plow # SB324-080 which installs in a front hitch like the Curt # C31063 which is a confirmed fit for your truck.
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