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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

And you dont need anything but the hitch and hitch cover, correct? I read somewhere that you may have to have a different rear lower fascia for the hitch.

Thanks again for the great instructions
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

no thats it just the hitch and the new bezel and the trailer hook up is there already
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Well, I now have a hitch. Had a buddy coming tomorrow to help but wife was gone so I figured what the heck.

First off I have to tip my hat to NewSRT-8. His directions saved a lot of time, cause I would have been scratching my head in a few spots.

The good:

I just had to pull one side of the Fascia off and just left the other side loose, but still connected to the hidden "mystery fastener" that is hidden behind the fender flare and blocked by the steel inner fender well. These are some really funky looking fasteners that dont even give an obvious apperance how they work.....

The Fascia was really flexible and I just pulled the loose end out and sat it on a milk crate. Since the Fascia sagged down some You can slide the factory bumper out and slide the new hitch into the frame rails without stressing the Fascia.

I didnt have to unhook the rear sensors since I just removed the passsenger side.

The Bad:

NewSRT-8 was spot on. Its pretty nerve racking pulling it off and dealing with the main "Mystery clip" and getting it disconnected.

Before you add the hitch go get some new plastic pop rivets for the plastic trim that goes around the fender well. I didnt know know that I would need some and even if you dont break them getting them off they wont hold the fiber splash gaurd tight again. However, the hitch kit comes with 4 new pop rivets which I used to secure the strips until I can pick up some new ones tomorrow.. .Oh, and my old aluminum pop riveter didnt have a fitting big enough for the plastic rivets, so I had to hold the rivet base down with a small wrench and pull rivet out with channel locks.

So, get the proper sized rivet tool and 10 or 12 plastic rivets before you start. If you dont the lower part of the Fascia will stay really loose.

I had the job complete in 2 hours and then monkeyed around with the plastic rivets and fiber wheel wells for another 30 minutes.

I will sleep better now that my hitch is on

Its exactly the way it comes form the factory. The wiring kit comes with the liitle light connector box that snaps in the steel receiver itself and looks very clean. It has both 7 and 4 pin hookups.

Also the SRT hitch cover looks really slick. It adds some curves to the azz end and really breaks up the old flat look.

Thanks again for the help NEWSRT-8 !
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

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The SRT cover will fit the standard rear Fascia opening as far as I know. NewSRT-8 should be able to confirm this when he chimes in again in the thread. My Dealer has all my parts right now, but they dont have a clue the rear fascia has to come off to install the hitch yet. Im sure they will try and squeeze me for the install labor, so I am considering doing it myself.

Here is the part number for the trailer hitch bezel.

(SRT Receiver cover) 68157472AA $167
no picture?

r u sure?

any idea how to remove the normal hitch with no stamp and install this part?

in specific does the reciever cover go nicely?

any pics pls?

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Hammerhead I guess I will be the informant lol and thatsvwhat I'll do. Here's what I did:
1. Pop stock bezel off then pop the underbody cover also unhook stock trailer hook up so it's lose. (all easy)
2. Unbolt the two bolts from the bumper to fascia ( unscrew bolt not nut)
3. Lift tailgate and unscrew black little screws underneath gray cushions for the tailgate
(now everything gets a little harder)
4. Go to the top of wheel well in the middle on both sides and locate the bolt. Unbolt it.
5. Pop out all the rivets on the left side of the wheel well toward the back (pita)
Once you did all that and make sure you did all of that the hardest step comes you'll
need some to help you.
6. The bumper should be loose. You have to push the bumper in on both sides right where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel. Might have to lift up on quarter panel to disengage clip. ( this step by far is the scariest part of the install )
7. Once bumper is off be careful because rear sensor will be connected must disconnect it.
8. Crawl underneath and you'll see 2 big bolts on either side of the bumper reinforcement and 1 going up. Unscrew all these, you'll have to use some muscle on this part.
9. Pull out reinforcement and put new hitch make sure it's the right way lol.

Repeat steps going back it's pretty easy from there.

Hope this is helpful hammerhead and evil by the way the hitch bezel looks sick so glad I have it
thanks man i will take it for the agency for a good discount job

but if its not too much i wud love to c the before and after pics

and as for the parts? do i only need the reciever cover? or should i purchase couple of other things?
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no picture?

r u sure?

any idea how to remove the normal hitch with no stamp and install this part?

in specific does the reciever cover go nicely?

any pics pls?

highly appreciated
Evil i would gladly take a before and after pic but my trucks tucked away for the week and ill take it out on tuesday and actually have to tow with it but ill take a pic for you then if you want to see. And the bezel is easy to take off you lay on your back in the middle of the truck and youll see two flat head turn screws. turn them to the left and the bezel pops off really easy.
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Well, I now have a hitch. Had a buddy coming tomorrow to help but wife was gone so I figured what the heck.

First off I have to tip my hat to NewSRT-8. His directions saved a lot of time, cause I would have been scratching my head in a few spots.

The good:

I just had to pull one side of the Fascia off and just left the other side loose, but still connected to the hidden "mystery fastener" that is hidden behind the fender flare and blocked by the steel inner fender well. These are some really funky looking fasteners that dont even give an obvious apperance how they work.....

The Fascia was really flexible and I just pulled the loose end out and sat it on a milk crate. Since the Fascia sagged down some You can slide the factory bumper out and slide the new hitch into the frame rails without stressing the Fascia.

I didnt have to unhook the rear sensors since I just removed the passsenger side.

The Bad:

NewSRT-8 was spot on. Its pretty nerve racking pulling it off and dealing with the main "Mystery clip" and getting it disconnected.

Before you add the hitch go get some new plastic pop rivets for the plastic trim that goes around the fender well. I didnt know know that I would need some and even if you dont break them getting them off they wont hold the fiber splash gaurd tight again. However, the hitch kit comes with 4 new pop rivets which I used to secure the strips until I can pick up some new ones tomorrow.. .Oh, and my old aluminum pop riveter didnt have a fitting big enough for the plastic rivets, so I had to hold the rivet base down with a small wrench and pull rivet out with channel locks.

So, get the proper sized rivet tool and 10 or 12 plastic rivets before you start. If you dont the lower part of the Fascia will stay really loose.

I had the job complete in 2 hours and then monkeyed around with the plastic rivets and fiber wheel wells for another 30 minutes.

I will sleep better now that my hitch is on

Its exactly the way it comes form the factory. The wiring kit comes with the liitle light connector box that snaps in the steel receiver itself and looks very clean. It has both 7 and 4 pin hookups.

Also the SRT hitch cover looks really slick. It adds some curves to the azz end and really breaks up the old flat look.

Thanks again for the help NEWSRT-8 !
No problem hammerhead i have to use the new tow hitch on tuesday so hopefully my install will work lol. But those plastic rivets are a pain in the ass did you get all of them on using a wrench and channel locks?
because i couldnt find the right rivet gun too.
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no picture?

r u sure?

any idea how to remove the normal hitch with no stamp and install this part?

in specific does the reciever cover go nicely?

any pics pls?

highly appreciated
That is the correct part number for the hitch cover Evil and you can use the SRT hitch cover even if you dont have a hitch. This isnt my truck, but mine looks exactly the same.













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No problem hammerhead i have to use the new tow hitch on tuesday so hopefully my install will work lol. But those plastic rivets are a pain in the ass did you get all of them on using a wrench and channel locks?
because i couldnt find the right rivet gun too.
I finally found the correct rivets at NAPA. I got two bags of 12 each for $10
I have read where people have used a basic aluminum pop riveter for the plastic type, but I cant confirm it. Im going to drill out one of my riveter fittings this evening so it will fit the bulky plastic rivets. I will post if it works or not. And no, the process of holding the rivet down and pulling with pliers or channel locks dont get them really tight like they should be. Or at least I couldnt make it work for anything but a temporary fix.
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Here is an actual picture of my truck after the install with the SRT cover Evil. Im at work now, but I can get you additional photos if you need them.







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Had to buy a specific plastic pop rivet gun from NAPA. My regular rivet tool for alum. rivets wouldnt work. Cost was $30. You could use some black anodized hardware instead, but access would be tough.
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so this u guys this is only the part for the cover what happens if i wanted to add the hitch itself like the pic from new srt?

btw u guys i highly appreciate the pics

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so this u guys this is only the part for the cover what happens if i wanted to add the hitch itself like the pic from new srt?

btw u guys i highly appreciate the pics

thnx for the effort

The SRT hitch cover and the stock one is only held on with two spring loaded tabs. Try taking yours off and you will get a better feel of what is back there and what is needed.

But really all you need is 1. The Hitch 2. The SRT hitch cover 3. The Wiring box that snaps in the hitch itself.
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