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Old 01-14-2017, 08:52 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Is there any benefit from the cut out bumper installed one to the under bumper non OEM one?
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:12 AM   #42 (permalink)
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You mean the hitch differences?

The OEM hitch is 1.25", is likely a bit lighter, and sits high and tight, which is more visually appealing.

I think the 2" receiver is more useful and you don't have to modify your bumper for it.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:39 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I bought the Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer.com plus the wiring harness. Then I had a local hitch/bumper installer do the dirty work for me for $70. It took them all of 45 minutes, and they had never seen a Tribeca before. I took the printed out install sheet with me, but they never needed it Nice and clean, and glad I didn't attempt it myself (although I have done a bunch of other "easier" mods).

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But this sits below the bumper correct?
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:11 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yes it does, I installed an identical curt hitch and it was easy and aside from hanging below the bumper cover and rear fascia it didn't stick out or cause clearance issues.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:41 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of a hitch company that sells a 2 inch hitch that hides behind the bumper instead of hanging below. The factory hitch is 1 1/4" and tucks up nicely behind the bumper. All my draw bars and accessories are 2" units and I don't want to have to go get new ones.
Why not just buy a 1.25 to 2 inch hitch adapter?
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:00 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Besides taking off the bumper and cutting the lines out, is there any other modifications that is needed to be done? Thabks
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #47 (permalink)
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That's a pretty big one by itself, be sure your bumper isn't damaged beforehand and do the install on a warm day. That should decrease the number of broken clips and poppits.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Looks like I'm going after market. Does anyone know an aftermarket that installs just like the OEM one thru then bumper?
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You can either get the Curt or the Draw-tite, lucky for you they are identical,
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:15 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Why not just buy a 1.25 to 2 inch hitch adapter?
I did this. It's awful for a lot of reasons. Buy the hitch that fits your use case best.

The hitch sitting below the bumper really isn't that awful. I can use it as a step bar on the back, too, which is nice.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:26 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Here is my set up. It was very easy to install but much easier with two people.
Sorry it took so long to get a pic.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:11 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I bought the draw Tite. With a 1/2 to 1/4 adapter
Here is what mine looks like. I
Installed it under 1 hr by myself. Easy peasy

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Old 07-07-2017, 09:17 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I got the Curt 13069 hitch and 4 bike rack from costco (Detail k2). I'm not mechanically inclined and I had a heck of time installing the hitch solo off my back. Ran into a neighbour who I surpringly found out use to install "rackattack(?)" hitches. Had it done in five minutes, and then installed the bike rack.

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Old 09-23-2019, 10:59 AM   #55 (permalink)
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hello guys, Im trying to look for a hitch with 3500lbs rating for my 07 Tribeca, wondering which one could fit just like the factory one. The trailer has a 7 pin cable that is needed to connect, if any of you have any details on what I need, that would be helpful.!
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:36 PM   #56 (permalink)
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As far as I know, none of the aftermarket hitches in the U.S. are just like the factory design. On my 2008 I have the Curt hitch and it is rated for 3500 lbs. you can wire in a 7 pin connector but I haven’t yet done so on mine.
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