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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH46FR
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This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH46FR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH46FR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Stealth Hitches
  • Completely Hidden
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.


  • Custom-fit rack receiver lets you carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Totally hidden design offers a clean, from-the-factory look
    • Cross tube is concealed behind your rear bumper
    • Receiver detaches with no tools and can be stowed away when not in use
  • Sturdy center block allows secure mounting and easy removal of rack receiver
    • Integrated lock protects the rack receiver from theft
    • Durable stainless steel construction resists corrosion
  • Hitch won't affect ground clearance or block your trunk's foot-access sensor
  • Simple, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
    • Uses existing connection points to protect your vehicle's crumple zones
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 safety regulations
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This rack receiver is for hitch-mounted accessories only. The receiver tube included with this hitch cannot be used for towing.

If you would like to upgrade this rack receiver for towing, you will need to purchase the Stealth Hitches towing kit (sold separately). The ball mount included in this kit inserts into the center block of the hitch in place of the receiver attachment. A 2" hitch ball is included with the ball mount, making it ready to tow with out of the box.

  • Maximum gross trailer weight with towing kit: 6,000 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems

If you want to take your bikes to the trail with your family this summer, you have plenty of options. You can carry your bikes on top of your car with a roof rack, but that bulky rack can increase drag on your ride. You can use a trunk rack, but that's a pain to mount and it can scratch your car's paint. Or you can install a hitch on your ride and use a hitch-mounted bike rack to carry your bikes.

This rack receiver is designed to act as a mounting point for your hitch bike rack or cargo carrier. Just slide the shank of your carrier into the receiver for use, and when you're done you can not only remove the carrier, but the receiver as well, leaving your vehicle looking clean and unmodified.

Completely Hidden Design

Nothing can ruin the clean, stylish look of your vehicle like a giant piece of metal bolted beneath its bumper. Luckily, with the Stealth Hitches rack receiver, you never have to worry about messing up your vehicle's lines.

Removable receiver

This hitch installs behind your bumper, keeping the cross tube concealed and leaving only the hitch receiver visible. Even better, the receiver can be easily removed from the cross tube when it's not in use so that you won't see any trace of the hitch. This means that you can retain that clean, from-the-factory look for your ride, while still being able to carry your bikes and gear on the next family road trip.

Simple Set Up

The receiver can be attached or detached in seconds with no tools required. To insert the receiver, simply pop the base up into the stainless steel block at the center of the hitch until it automatically latches in place.

push lock

Be sure to then press the lock on the side of the block to fully secure the receiver. When you're finished carrying your bikes or cargo, use the included key to unlock the latch. Then turn the handle on the block clockwise and remove the receiver. You can stow the receiver in a safe place, like your vehicle's rear cargo area, or you can use a convenient carrying case (391CASER - sold separately).

hitch plug and center block

And when you're not using the receiver attachment, the included hitch plug covers the center block's opening to protect the hitch's body from dirt and debris. 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.

SHR31019 Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details SH46FR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SH46FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2018 - 2022 BMW X3 M40i models
  • 2020 - 2022 BMW X3 xDrive 30e
  • 2018 - 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i
  • 2019 - 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i and sDrive30i
  • 2016 - 2018 BMW X4 M40i models

Customer Reviews

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - SH46FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.

2020 BMW X3

This hitch is fantastic. The hitch receiver is removable so when you're not using it, there is no visible hardware at all. Even when installed, the receiver is clean-looking and unobtrusive. It comes with a custom key that you use to install and remove the receiver. Once the key is in, there's a knob on the opposite side that pulls out, it's spring-loaded. It's hard to master at first but then you get the hang of it. I had this hitch installed at a BMW specialty shop (Northern VA). They said it was a piece of cake, it took them about 2.5hrs. My installation fee was $[XX] which was very reasonable based on multiple quotes. ***NOTE: I did not want the electrical integrated into the installation - I only ever use a bike rack, I never intend to tow. This is why the installation price was a lower labor cost.*** I've attached pics, the long black plate is what is removed from the bottom and handed over to you. Thanks for a great product etrailer!


5 stars for the product, but 1 star for how etrailer handles orders! I They listed the product as "in stock" but when I ordered it took _several weeks_ before it finally shipped. When I spoke to customer service about this I was effectively told that "the product was in stock in the warehouse, but it's a big warehouse and it's hard to get to this item." My mind was blown by this explanation—what kind of fulfillment system lists something in stock that is "hard to get to"?? My suspicion is that etrailer _lies_ to the customer to get them to place an order even when they do not have the item actually in stock. I am unlikely to order from this site ever again, unfortunately.

Oh no, Im sorry for your frustrating experience with etrailer. It sounds like you caught us during our warehouse expansion. We have since doubled our warehouse space to avoid this type of situation.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 06/30/2022


Excellent product !




See what our Experts say about this Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch

  • Installation of the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver on a 2022 X3 M40i
    Yes, the installation for the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver item # SH46FR is the same on the 2022 X3 M40i. You won't have to remove the entire bumper fascia just the lower rear panel like in the attached video.
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  • Will the Stealth Hitches SH46FR Fit a 2021 BMW X3 xDrive 30e Hybrid?
    I confirmed with Stealth Hitches that the # SH46FR will fit your 2021 BMW X3 xDrive 30e Hybrid. We have not done an install on your specific option of X3, I did include an install video on an xDrive 30i. Though these are a little differently equipped, the install will be the same.
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    Yes we do have a totally hidden Stealth hitch that fits your 2022 BMW X3. If you get a M40i, xDrive30i, sDrive 30i, or xDrive 30e you'd want the # SH46FR. Or if you get the M model you'd want the part # SH59VR and you'd be set! Both of these hitches have removable lower openings to allow for a totally hidden look when not in use.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit For 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30e Hybrid
    There is a hitch I was able to verify is a fit your 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30e Hybrid, which is from Stealth Hitches. The hitch is completely hidden, and comes with just a rack receiver for accessories, or a rack receiver and ball mount/wiring for towing. The rack and ball mount can both be removed entirely when you aren't using them, so your '22 X3 completely retains its factory appearance. Here are the options for your BMW: - Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH46FR - Stealth Hitches...
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  • Which Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 BMW X3
    The Stealth Hitches are definitely a top of the line trailer hitch receiver that hides the trailer hitch completely when it is not in use on your 2021 BMW X3 due to the hidden crossbar design and removeable receiver opening, but you will need a different model hitch as the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH34VR you were looking at is only for the 2019-2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan. For your 2021 BMW X3 there are two different Stealth Hitches depending on the model of your X3. If your...
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  • Will the Stealth Hitch SH46FR Fit the 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i
    Yes, the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH46FR is confirmed to fit the 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i. This hitch is made in the USA, has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and will provide you with a 2" receiver opening which is the most common size used for hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers. If you plan to use this hitch to tow a trailer, you will have to add the Towing Kit w/ Ball Mount and Trailer Wiring # 391CONVD5 because the hitch receiver included with...
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  • Great Hitch Options for 2021 BMW X4 M40i to Carry Bike Rack
    For carrying a bike rack with your 2021 BMW X3 M40i we have great hitch options. If you wanted something totally hidden when not in use we have the Stealth hitch part # SH46FR that has a lower hitch opening that is removable when not in use to give you a totally invisible setup or the Draw Tite part # 76226 which only has the hitch opening hang below the rear bumper so it's mostly hidden but priced a little better. I attached an install video for the Stealth hitch for you to check out...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for Towing With 2022 BMW X3 M40i
    For your 2022 BMW X3 M40i I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226. The Stealth Hitch # SH46FR you were looking at is not capable of towing unless you add the addition of the towing package upgrade kit. The # 76226 is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. It has a concealed cross tube which will help maintain a factory look, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Since you plan on doing some towing, you will also need to add wiring. I recommend the Tekonsha...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2022 BMW X3 M40i For Carrying Bike Rack
    For your 2022 BMW X3 M40i we have two great options for trailer hitches. We have the part # 76226 which is mostly hidden and has plenty of capacity to carry a bike rack and we also have the Stealth hitch part # SH46FR which when not in use is totally invisible since the hitch opening is removable. This feature does cause this hitch to cost more but it is really nice. The Draw Tite has only the hitch opening hanging below the rear bumper unlike other options where there is also a crosstube...
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  • Will the Stealth Hitches SH46FR Fit a 2019 BMW X3?
    The raised shank that is being referred to in the video for the Stealth Hitches # SH46FR is actually the shank on the accessory itself. For example, if you take a look at the Curt cargo carrier # C18151, you can see how the shank is completely straight and level. If you then take a look at the # e98874, you can see how the shank has a bend that lifts the carrier up a bit. This allows for better ground clearance. It should also be noted that the # SH46FR is not designed to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A Bike Rack On A 2022 BMW X3 M40i
    To get the Hollywood Racks Destination Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # HR4000 on your 2022 BMW X3 M40i, I recommend going with the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH46FR. When not is use, the receiver tube can actually be completely detached so it will be completely invisible when not in use, which is very nice. This does not mean it is a slouch when it comes to carrying capacity, however. This has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds and will handle the Hollywood Racks # HR4000...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver For Bike Rack on 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i
    The best option for a trailer hitch receiver for your 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30 to carry bike racks is from Curt: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13387 The reason I like the Curt # C13387 the most for your '22 BMW is because compared to the other hitches that fit your X3, it has better bumper and ground clearance than the similar Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76226, and is a much more economical option that will serve the same function as the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH46FR. This...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch/Bike Rack Setup For A 2022 BMW X3
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i, I recommend The Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2 inch # SH46FR. This trailer hitch has a simple, bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. It has a black powder coat finish that offers a superior rust protection. The hitch has a totally hidden design that offers a clean, from-the-factory look. The hitch will not affect the ground clearance or block the trunk's foot-access sensor....
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  • Best Trailer Hitch For 2021 BMW X3 To Carry 2-Bike Rack
    For your 2021 BMW X3 M40i the best trailer hitch receiver to carry your two bikes is going to be the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH46FR due to the receiver being removeable so that when you are not carrying your bike rack, the hitch will be completely hidden. Along with this the 600lb tongue weight rating of this receiver will be perfect for carrying a bike rack and your two bikes. Now the receiver on this rack is designed for carrying a bike rack and cargo carrier only, and...
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