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Hidden Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Toyota Tacoma


The step bumper on our 2002 Toyota Tacoma measures a width of 3 5/8 in. My question is will the Curt E3-S bumper hitch work as I would have to re-drill the rear 2 holes maybe 1 in. inwards. The E-3S is 4inch front to back. The bumper is 3 1/2 If not re-drilled the holes would be too close to the edge, so I would have to compensate for the 1/2inch difference. I could stagger the new holes as not to be too close to the existing holes. What do you think? Thanks,


Expert Reply:

I think that your best bet would be to install a hitch that installs onto the frame of your 2002 Toyota Tacoma, like a Draw-tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75078. Not only will you have a much higher towing capacity, you will not have to make any permanent modifications to your vehicle bumper that might void the warranty of the vehicle.

I attached installation instructions and a review video for this product for you to check out also.

To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products:

etrailer Ball Mounts # 989900
Draw-Tite Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118379 (installation instructions and video attached)

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