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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 11164 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 11164

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • 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 protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • 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.

11164 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 11164

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


It works well for my purposes! I bought it specifically to use with a rear hitch bike rack. It came fast, I installed in myself in an hour or so. Installation was straight forward, although it is definitely a tight fit. I actually used a floor jack to add a support while I got it snug and level. It's solid, doesn't seem to be going anywhere after a year. I've only used it to hold a bike rack and 2 bikes, so I can't say how strong it would be to pull a trailer. It mounts to the wheel well which I don't think would be solid enough to pull any real weight. That and the fact that the bulk of the hitch sits below the bumper are the reasons I don't give it 5 stars. Would be better if this were designed to conceal most of the hitch behind the bumper/bumper cover. I think there is space for it. That said it works well, wasn't expensive, arrived fast and it doesn't look bad.

Audi A4

I just put this hitch on a couple months ago and will say, love it. Etrailer makes installation easy with their YouTube videos and I lost the papers so I called them for the torque specs. I only use the hitch for a tray carrier Thule bike rack and I have 0 issues, I can even open my trunk with the bikes on the rack.
I would say the best part about Etrailer is value, high quality products, ease of installation and great customer service.
For those installing on an A4 take your time lining up the hitch, don't rush it. Taking my time, I was able to get the hitch almost completely level. I also used the silicone they recommended. I didn't have an angle drill, so I did drop the exhaust and it was easy from there. Good luck... And enjoy your new hitch, no more putting the bikes on the roof.


Works perfect! I love it on my 06 Audi A4 coupe

Audi A4

The product came in perfect condition, exactly fit my car (Audi A4 B7 Quattro) and it took me 35 min to instal as a DIY I thought it would be much longer.


I did not have any trouble installing this hitch, however, it took some time to get it 'just right'. To get it square on the car, I had to use a length of pipe in the hitch tube to 'wedge' the hitch into position. Since I was drilling holes into the spare tire well, I only wanted to do it once & get it right! Except for me being a little OCD to make sure it was perfect (wife's car), the installation was relatively straightforward. It is a tight fit, but I think this also helps insure a secure installation.
One thing you lose with this hitch is the towing eye, as it is used to mount the hitch to the car. I do wish Curt could come up with something that looks a little nicer than the silver metal plate. Painting it black or getting it powerdercoated to match the hitch would help.
The initial plan was only to use this hitch for a bike rack, but now I am thinking about getting a small cargo carrier and adding a trailer light kit to the car for hauling a small utility trailer.

Finally, is always great. Nothing but good things to say about them.


I ordered hitches/Thule bike racks twice from eTrailer. Both times (a year apart) they exceeded my expectations for knowledgeable, fast, friendly service...and they gave me an unexpected discount the 2nd time around.

If I owned another vehicle...guess where I would go for my bike rack?

2005 Audi A4

I wanted to make sure anyone out there with a 2005 A4 Quattro Cabriolet knows this will fit. I was told it wouldn’t, but it fits great. I did a search comparing the rear undersides of the Cabriolet vs. the Sedan. They looked identical to me except I have those metal braces on mine, which never came into play at all. As mentioned in the description, I did have to make two small cuts in the lower facia to allow the rack to fit better. I may have been able to install it without those cuts, but it was pushing up a bit too much on the facia supports, so I decided better to make the cuts. They aren’t noticeable at all from above the car. I am happy the way it turned out. As sturdy as it does feel, I still plan on using straps to help minimize any stress on the well bolts even after being torqued to the vendors specs. I’ve used it once so far to carry my mtn bike. It has a 37lb rack on it carrying a 30lb mtn bike. It handled very well. Anyway, If you have a Quattro Cabriolet, look up the pics, if the rear ends look the same, it should fit fine. Take care.

2007 Audi A4

Hitch came quicker than I thought, which was great. I used the free shipping, so it was just ground. E-mails from kept me up to date on my order status. Very happy with the price.
Took a little jockeying to get the hitch to fit properly, but ended up coming out nice.


The product was received in perfect order. There were no issues with the receiver and build quality and finish were on par with a hitch of this cost. I would buy from etrailer again and in fact I have done just that.


The hitch fits just right. I got it installed in less than an hour. The instructional video was helpful and appreciated.


One year after installation, no issues.
was surprised how easy was to install it.


Product arrived in great condition and had a very thick coat of paint/powdercoat. Looks great on my car. Shipping was super fast and arrived earlier than expected, had to get this shipped to me while on a company trip and had a small window of time and they were great at shipping in out within an hour of placing my order. Customer service was very helpful in this order. Great company to do business with!!

2004 Audi S4

Fitment and mounting were pretty easy. Took about 45 minutes to install.


Product arrived as advertised. Installation was quick and simple.

2006 Audi A4

Easy to install and very strong. Now I can pull a trailer with my Audi. Very happy.


awesome product, fast delivery, easy install, and I got the ball mount, wiring kit, everything is perfect. thank you so much and I recommend to anybody, and believe or not better price than anywhere.

2003 Audi A4

Fits nicely on a 2003 Audi A4. Quick shipping. No issues or problems to report to date.


2005 Audi A4


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • What To Do If Bumper and Hitch Contact Each Other After Installation On 2008 Audi A4
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 11164 which is a fit for a 2008 Audi A4 does not require trimming. However, the fit around the lower part of the bumper fascia where it meets the frame brackets for the hitch can be tight and in some cases touching. If the parts are touching it would be a good idea to go ahead and make some small cuts to alleviate some pressure as this then puts more stress on the fasteners. That said, you most likely would not run into any issues if just left the...
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  • Is the Curt Trailer Hitch # 11164 Compatible for 2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
    For your 2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon, the Curt Trailer Hitch # 11164 is a compatible trailer hitch receiver. It is recommended for this particular Curt product that you support any non-trailer loads such as bike racks, cargo carriers, etc., with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your Curt warranty. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050. I have attached a video showing proper installation for this item. Based on customer feedback,...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Audi A4 Quattro Sedan
    Yes, the trailer hitch that fits your 2008 Audi A4 Quattro sedan is the Curt Class-I # 11164. The maximum tongue weight is 200 pounds. Note, that all non-trailer loads such as bike racks, cargo carriers and more must be supported by stabilizing straps like # 18050. If not, you will void the hitch warranty from Curt. I included a installation video on a older Audi A4 and a couple informative articles for you to view.
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  • Is Drilling Require to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Volkswagen Passat
    All of the available trailer hitches for the 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon do require some drilling, and that does include Curt Trailer Hitch # 11164.
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  • Will Curt Hitch Work With 2004 Audi A4 Avant Wagon on Steep Driveway?
    The install video I have linked showing the Curt hitch # 11164 being installed on a 2003 Audi A4 shows that the hitch's crossbar fits above the tow hook. The exact dimensions are not available, but I went to the warehouse to take some measurements, and the hitch measures approximately 6-1/2 inches from the top to the bottom of the receiver, and 6 inches from the rear bolt hole to the front of the receiver. I have also added two pictures that should be a helpful reference. As you can see,...
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  • Fit of Curt Trailer Hitches # 11164 and # C11180 on 2005.5 Audi A4 Avant
    Although the exterior body components of the 2005.5 and later model years of the Audi A4 Avant may be similar, or even the same, the frame structures are not. If you compare the mounting flanges for these two hitches, parts # 11164 and # C11180, you will note that the mounting points for hitch # C11180 are vertical (meaning the bolts will be oriented in an up-down direction) while the hardware for hitch # 11164 installs to the spare tire well in a horizontal direction. Both of these light-duty...
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  • Does Curt Hitch part # 11164 Fit 2005 Audi S4 Avant Wagon
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # 11164 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Audi S4 Avant Wagon. If you were in need of trailer wiring too you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 119250KIT as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver That Is Confirmed To Fit a 2008 Audi A4 With Dual Exhaust
    We do have a receiver that will fit your 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro with the dual exhaust, as the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7389 has been confirmed by EcoHitch not to work with the dual exhaust. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164 is currently the only receiver currently available that will fit your Audi. I have linked an installation video done below on a older A4 that has the dual exhaust like yours.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2004 Volkswagen Passat TDI that Does Not Require Strap for a Bike Rack
    The stabilization strap is a requirement on certain Curt trailer hitches such as # C11054 is meant to reduce some of the stress on the trailer hitch. If you do not wish to use a strap, then I recommend going with a different hitch. Since you want a hitch for a bike rack and will not be towing, I recommend Curt # 11164. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. When drilling the frame to install the hitch using a special high quality carbide drill bit like...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch # 11164
    I attached installation instructions for this Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164 for you to check out. We do not have any installation videos for this product at this time. You may also be interested in purchasing the following products to complete your towing setup: Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit # 119178KIT Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Short Shank # 19256 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank # 19258
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring Harness For 2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
    I strongly recommend not using either the trailer hitch or the wiring kit you got from the scrap yard. You doo not know if the hitch was involved in an accident or not. There can be stress on the metal that is not visible to the naked eye and would be unsafe. Since all of the trailer wiring kits have a powered converter for your 2005 Passat, you must have the black power wire present and run to the battery for the kit to work. I recommend purchasing a kit that is designed for your specific...
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  • What Thickness Steel is Used To Construct the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164 For 2006 Audi A4?
    Curt will not release the specific information about how they build their Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164 as it would allow anyone to attempt to fabricate their own receiver rather then buy theirs or go through their own fabrication and testing. Curt has tested this receiver to be strong enough when installed properly to support up to 200lbs of tongue weight and 2,000lbs of trailer weight on your 2006 Audi A4. Be sure not to exceed any of the manufacturer specifications from Audi for towing...
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  • Trailer Hitch & Wiring Harness For 2004 Audi A5 Avant Wagon
    For your 2004 Audi A4 Avant Wagon, you do need a trailer wiring kit with a converter for towing with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164. Trailer wiring harnesses today are designed to work seamlessly with a vehicle's lighting system so there won't be any issues, and the correct 4-way for your Audi is the Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C59236.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2003 Audi A4 Avant Wagon Towing a VW Bus Conversion
    The Avant version of the 2003 Audi A4 is the wagon version, so the Curt Mfg. trailer hitch, # 11164, will fit on your vehicle. we have a link to the installation instructions that I attached for you to review. The Curt Class I receiver hitch is rated by the manufacturer for towing trailers up to 2,000 lbs maximum, fully loaded and ready to travel, and with a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. You will also need trailer wiring. If your trailer has a 4-Way connector the you will use part...
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  • Is There a Trailer Hitch Receiver or Wiring Harness For a 2008 Audi A4 Quattro Wagon?
    You may be able to have a receiver fabricated using the Weld-On 2" Receiver # E17 as I do not see anyone fabricates a custom fit receiver for your 2008 Audi A4 Quattro Wagon. You will want to contact a fabrication shop in your area and have them inspect your A4 to determine if there is enough structure to be able to fabricate a receiver. If you are able to get a receiver fabricated I recommend installing the Tekonsha ZCI 4-Way # 119250KIT harness. This uses sensors which are placed around...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recevier For 2002 Audi A4 Wagon For Bike Rack
    There is a trailer hitch receiver option for your 2002 Audi A4 wagon, but only a 1-1/4, Class I hitch, as there were no 2 inch hitches ever made to fit this vehicle. So while you can add a hitch, it does have to be the 1-1/4 inch, Class I hitch from Curt: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11164 I recognize this isn't exactly what you were looking for, but it is the only hitch option for your Audi, and it does also require a Class I-compatible bike rack. There are quality options for a Class...
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter Options For 2008 Audi A4 Sedan
    Your 2008 Audi A4 sedan has a Class I hitch receiver available in the Curt # 11164. For a Class I hitch, we have 3 adapters available, but you will want to make sure you stay within the capacity of your hitch receiver and using an adapter like this will cut your tongue weight capacity by 50%. Here are the adapter options I recommend that are compatible with a Class I hitch receiver: Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HTAD. This adapter measures 7-1/4 inches from pin...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a Audi A4 2005 for Carrying Bike Rack
    The Curt hitch part # C11164 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2005 Audi A4 and will work well for carrying a bike rack, BUT I have to recommend you use the stabilizer strap part # 18050 when you carry a non-supported load like a bike rack with this hitch. It is a warranty thing from Curt and if you don't use the strap you will void it. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Thule Trunk-Mount Rack for 2002 Audi A4
    The Thule Passage 2 trunk-mount bike rack # TH910XT that you referenced is a fine choice for your 2002 Audi A4. This rack fits the sedan, wagon and Allroad versions of the A4. You can refer to the linked video for a demo of installation. Trunk-mount racks cannot be locked to your car but you can add a theft-deterrent device like the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533 and a cable lock like # e98891 to lock the bikes to the rack. If security is a primary concern you could install a hitch...
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  • How To Carry Bikes On a 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon W8 4Motion
    I do have options for you depending on what you need a trailer hitch for but unfortunately there is not one available for the 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon W8 4Motion. I called both trailer hitch manufacturers we carry (Curt/Draw-Tite) and neither of them make a hitch for your vehicle. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 11164 that you referenced will only fit 2003-2004 model years. If the reason that you wanted a trailer hitch was to tow a trailer then you would need a different vehicle...
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  • How to Carry Two 2017 Electra Townie Go! Bicycles on a 2005 Audi Avant
    The Thule OutWay Platform Bike Rack # TH65Jv is confirmed to fit your 2005 Audi Avant. However, it only has a maximum weight capacity of 33 pounds per bike. So I can't recommend using it to carry your two Electra Townie Go! bikes weighing over 50 pounds each. Also, like you said, the top clamps will likely not reach the tubes of the bikes. Instead I recommend adding a roof rack using the Malone # MPG202. Then you can use two of the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted Bike Rack #...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2005 Audi A4 Avant
    I have a solution for you, but the EcoHitch # 306-X7376 is only confirmed to fit on 2018-2020 VW Golf models and not the 2005 Audi A4 Avant. The only trailer hitch we have confirmed for your 2005 A4 Avant wagon is the Curt # 11164, which has a 1-1/4" receiver. If you're planning on towing with this hitch, you'll also need a wiring harness, ball mount and hitch ball. For the wiring harness I recommend using the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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