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Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Shagnasty, September 17, 2002.

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  1. Shagnasty

    Shagnasty Active Member

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    Will older model hitches fit the 2000? I've heard that it just requires the drilling out of an extra hole.
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    you can make just about anything fit... but why drill and weeken your frame when you could get a hitch for your year truck and be set? they are not that much $$
     
  4. Shagnasty

    Shagnasty Active Member

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    1. The earlier year makes are more plentiful on ebay. ( $20 cheaper too!)
    2. A single drill hole on the frame behind the suspension will not significantly weaken the structure.
    3. Just wanted to know if it is just one bolt. Also, if I were to buy another model and it be the wrong width or drop, it wouldn't fit - because I'm not into too much fab work.

    Anyone know for sure?
     
  5. SplashMan

    SplashMan Well-Known Member

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    I bought a class three hitch off of ebay that was made for a 91-94 and all I had to do was drill one extra hole on each side and it works great... alot cheaper that a class three for a '99, thats for sure.
     






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