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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH56VR
Our Price: $668.00
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH56VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH56VR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Completely Hidden
  • Stealth Hitches
  • 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 (SH98VR - 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.

SHR31030 Stealth Hitch Hidden Receiver Rack Package - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details SH56VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions SH56VR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2015 - 2018 BMW X5 M models only
  • 2015 - 2019 BMW X6 M models only

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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - SH56VR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.


Great product - was hesitant at first because it was nearly double the price of other options, however, to have the ability of not seeing a hitch on the back of my BMW X5 M sport was more than worth the price. I actually tackled the installation myself due to a quote of nearly $400 at my local shop. I knocked it out in just a tad over an hour by myself in my garage with nothing more than a trim removal kit, some tools I already have, and the tutorial video they provide. Pumped to finally have a hitch for my bike racks on the back of my X5 instead of constantly using my wife’s SUV that we fitted with a cheaper hitch.



Still one the best purchases I’ve made for my vehicle - bike rack goes on and off the SUV at least once a week and being able to remove the hitch for a clean look afterwards is worth the price.



Still one the best purchases I’ve made for my vehicle - bike rack goes on and off the SUV at least once a week and being able to remove the hitch for a clean look afterwards is worth the price.


Excellent hitch. Works as proposed



See what our Experts say about this Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch

  • Ground Clearance of 2016 BMW X5 M Sport with Stealth Hitch Installed
    When we installed the Stealth Hitch part # SH56VR on a 2016 BMW X5 we measured 14 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground so from the bottom of the hitch it would measure right at 11-1/2 inches.
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  • Can Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver SH56VR For 2017 BMW X5 M Be Used To Tow Trailer?
    The reason the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # SH56VR for your 2017 BMW X5 M Performance Model is only rated for 600lbs tongue weight but not trailer weight is because the receiver is only designed for bike racks or cargo carriers and cannot be used for a ball mount tow a trailer. Since you cannot purchase just the tow bar without the wiring you will want to go with the Stealth Hitches Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Towing Kit - Custom Fit - 2" # SH52VR as it...
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  • Correct Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver for a 2017 BMW X5
    The correct Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver for a 2017 BMW X5 is part # SH79VR. This is a fit for all models without the M-Performance Package. The part # SH56VR is for models with the M-Performance Package. All other trims and sub-models such as 35d or 35i fall under the none M-Performance Package hitch.
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  • Does Stealth Hitch for 2016 BMW X5 Require Trimming Rear Bumper
    The Stealth part # SH98VR that you referenced is the hitch opening and trailer wiring add-on for the Stealth hitch # SH56VR that fits your 2016 BMW X5 which we also carry as a complete kit with part # SH52VR. This does not require trimming or cutting of the bumper fascia but the hitch body/tube does replace the rear bumper beam of the vehicle.
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  • Recommended Hitch for a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive35i M Sport Package
    I checked with Stealth Hitches and the correct one for your X5 xDrive 35i M Sport is item # SH79VR. This hitch is custom fit and bolts to your BMW with included hardware. The Stealth Hitches item # SH79VR includes a 2" receiver that can only be used for accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. If you are looking for a tow capable hitch then you are going to want the Stealth Hitches item # SH85VR. This hitch includes the towing kit which gives you a 7-way connector and a ball mount....
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  • Preventing Sway On A 2015 BMW X5 Towing A Travel Trailer Without Weight Distribution
    I completely understand. You want to tow safely, without having to worry about your trailer swaying. We do have an option that will work for you. You can go with an electronic sway control system. This would be my recommendation. When your trailer begins to sway, the Tuson # 335TSC-1000, activates your trailer's brakes to counteract the sway. Another benefit of the electronic system is you will not lose the option of going in reverse while hooked up to your travel trailer. If you had...
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  • Can Rear Sensors on 2015 BMW X5 Be Disable for Bike Rack Use
    Usually when vehicles have rear sensors there is a way to disable them in the settings of your vehicle - you shouldn't need to take your 2015 BMW X5 to have something done to the computer to accomplish this. You'll want to check in your owner's manual for any specific instructions on how to to this. If you don't already have a hitch I recommend checking out the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH56VR because it's hidden behind the bumper until you connect the receiver, and then the...
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  • Will Thule T2 4 Bike Rack Tilted Down Touch Ground If Installed in Stealth Hitch of 2018 BMW X5
    The Thule T2 Pro part # TH69TX likely would touch the ground if installed in the Stealth Hitch part # SH56VR since when installed would be right at 14 inches from the ground.
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  • Which Concealed Trailer Hitch for 2018 BMW X5
    Both hitches fit certain models of the 2018 BMW X5. The EcoHitch # EH44FR will fit 2018 BMW X5 models, with the exception of M performance models (will fit M sport model) that have a rear back up sensor. The EcoHitch # 306-X7265 fits 2018 X5 models without the backup sensors, except M performance models. The Stealth Hitch # SH79VR hitch you'd looked at fits all models except the M performance. For the M performance, you'd use # SH56VR. Both hitch include the receiver that's meant to...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 BMW X5 M Sport
    For your 2018 BMW X5 M-Sport we have the Curt Class III part # 13077 as a confirmed fit. This is a standard 2 inch trailer hitch is mostly hidden but does not have a removable portion like the Stealth # SH56VR. For trailer wiring you'd want the part # C56190KIT for the easiest install and most reliable converter. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with...
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