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As long as it is the style hitch that sandwiches between the frame and bumper brackets it is good such as the oem, valley, drawtite, etc. Don't get a universal reese towpower that mounts to the bottom of the frame.
 

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Craigslist and the classified section is your friend ;)
+1 I've seen at least two on the Denver craigslist in the last month or so. I think someone had the complete factory setup (bumper, hitch, and wire harness, obviously not the coolers) for like $150 or so.
 

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If you're going to use a stock bumper at least buy a big shackle that will fit that hole. The eye-bolt thing you got going on is going to get someone hurt after it sheers. Just think about the physics of it - sideways load, etc. At least with a shackle it would be pulling on the bumper length wise rather than a twisting motion.
 

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Guys, just purchased a Uhaul class III hitch for my taco. Called junk yards around Denver and no one had a hitch for my truck. Craigslist wasn't anything special either. Ebay had the Uhaul for $144 shipped. Thanks for those who gave insightful info and there will be a big bag of flaming poo on the doorsteps of those who had to throw in their douche-bag comments. :)
 

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i'd rate this mod a 1 on a function and form questionnaire.
E for effort, though.
np Ricer Poopshoot, we know that you don't really have shit for brains:2cents:
Neat.

Lets play a game and see how long we can keep this thread alive with intelligent posts like these.

I honestly hope a mod comes by and closes this thread.
 

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I'm not trying to start a fight here. I have towed people out of some minor situations with a ball joint in the same location on my bumper w/out any damage to the bumper. So, using the eye-bolt lead me to thing it would be strong enough. There were a lot of good posts that people put up that got me to research and look into getting a trailer hitch and ditching this idea (based on safety, damage, etc...). It's the posts that people put up that don't provide anything except showing off how big of a dick they can be that really does nothing for this forum. I haven't been on this forum in a while and before I left there were a lot more positive/constructive replies than what I saw in this thread I made. It gets frustrating for people like me who come... sorry... RELY on this forum for great technical advise (even when something I come up is a bad idea). However, about 50% of the posts in this thread haven't been helpful at all. I'd honestly like to see this thread die or at least see all the negative/pointless posts stop.

I do really appreciate all the posts that were made here that steered me to ditching this idea and moving on to buying a trailer hitch.

For those of you who helped me, thank you much. For those that want to continue posting garbage... have fun.

Seacrest out.
 

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Guys, just purchased a Uhaul class III hitch for my taco. Called junk yards around Denver and no one had a hitch for my truck. Craigslist wasn't anything special either. Ebay had the Uhaul for $144 shipped. Thanks for those who gave insightful info and there will be a big bag of flaming poo on the doorsteps of those who had to throw in their douche-bag comments. :)
Be carefull cause i will be waiting with a 12 guage shotgun.
 

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Helped me-

I am a newbie to pickups. Drove Dodge vans (318- great engine!!) for over 650,00 miles as my work vehicle. Semi retired now.
Want to get a simple ball for light duty. Log splitter, etc. This thread did help.
I run on the beach ( Chevy Blazer, defunct now, hence the Taco),love to surf fish. Never had to dig out or be pulled out.
 

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Strength-wise, it shouldn't matter if it's mounted toward the top or how it currently is mounted, right? I understand that these eye-bolts are strongest when pressure is being pulled directly from the top however, I saw a spec sheet stating it can handle 1200 Lbs of pressure from a 45 degree pull.
Did the spec sheet show what it would be @ 90 degrees that 1200 Lbs @ 45 degrees will decrease as it get closer to 90.
 

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Please let this thread die and never do what I did. Lessons learned (luckily not be an incident but coming to my senses)... Just don't use this method. Poor thread was doing just fine dying a slow death and then had to get resurrected.
 
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