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Aftermarket Class III Hitch


BobP

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I recently bought a 2005 Ranger 4.0L OHC. It has a MagnaFlow dual exhaust system, but no Class III hitch. Is there an aftermarket Class III hitch that I can get that will not interfere with this exhaust system?
 


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I recently bought a 2005 Ranger 4.0L OHC. It has a MagnaFlow dual exhaust system, but no Class III hitch. Is there an aftermarket Class III hitch that I can get that will not interfere with this exhaust system?
I bought a Curt 13019 and it just fits perfectly between the dual exhaust pipes, BUT I have a full size spare and had to remove it to get the hitch installed, as the receiver part of the hitch interfered with the tire. I will be looking for a smaller (narrower) spare of approximately the same diameter, since it is a 4x4 and I don't want to run a smaller tire if the need for a spare occurs.
 

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I'd recommend either Curt or Hidden Hitch. I had a Hidden Hitch on my first Sport Trac, quality unit, I liked it a lot.
 

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The Curt 13019 fit perfectly between the pipes. A 235-60x16 spare did work. I got the hitch mounted and a spare in place. The spare is a little smaller than the ones on there, and the tread is resting on both pipes, but it would only have to get me home or to a tire dealer. I am hoping I won't need to use it. Thanks JohnnyO for your response. I think I'm set for now.
 

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