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Hitch receiver Install

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Bluesman12, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Feb 15, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    Hi there... SR5s in Colombia do not have the hitch plate installed, i just bought the 6 bolts (Part #90119-12361) and the Hitch receiver (Part # 51909-35011) Wondering if any member can help with the following questions:

    1) Do I need to remove the rear bumper to install the part?
    2) What is the recommended torque to be applied to the bolts?

    Anybody has installation instructions or pictures? I really appreciate it

    Thanks
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    Here some pics of the rear bumper factory condition. I know the cover is removed to place the hitch plate. Thanks!

    IMG_5977.jpg
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  3. Feb 23, 2017 at 2:55 AM
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    I'm going to take a blind stab at this for you. Did you just purchase the hitch section that attaches to the stock crossmember? Or, are you bolting a true "bolt to the frame" hitch like most other trucks?

    Likely if you are attaching the hitch receiver to the stock crossmember, I could see being able to do it without bumper removal. If going the non-stock way with a hitch that goes to the frame longitudinals, I would think the rear bumper fascia comes off.
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    Thanks for your answer... below a picture of the hitch plate to be installed.

    IMG_6184.jpg
     
  5. Feb 24, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    Yep, easy as pie. That is the stock hitch plate that bolts straight to the rear cross member.
     
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  6. Feb 24, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    Great news, i was not sure if the upper bolts will require the bumber to be removed.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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    ARB Bumper, Some Stuff, Some Other Stuff, and some Stuff.
    just keep in mind that's only a weight bearing hitch.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    Work done. But just used 4 bolts. Effectively the upper bolts will require to remove the bumper.
    Since I only need it for a bike carrier I believe the 4 bolts will suffice.

    Does anyone know if there is some sort of frame or cover to avoid the naked look?

    IMG_6281.jpg
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    Trim the lower vanity plate section to hug the hitch protrusion and click it back in.
     
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    Toyota makes a trimmed cover.IMG_1653.jpg
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    ^Best option obviously, but with a Columbia address, I was thinking more "work with what he had".
    :llama:
     
  12. Feb 26, 2017 at 4:42 AM
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    Great option, do you know the part number? Exactly what I am looking for.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2017 at 4:43 AM
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    Yes, that is what I am planning to do, need to find the right place or tool ta make it flawlessly. Thanks
     

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