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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2"

Curt Front Hitch

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Code:   31374



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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Dodge Ram Pickup with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

Confirmed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Dodge Ram Pickup
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31374

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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by: John P01/10/2012

This installed easily with only one hiccup that was my fault. Go buy a 17/64 drill bit before installation. I used a 1/2 bit and got myself into trouble. 29419

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by: Michael03/14/2013

Does what it is suppose to do. Easy in stallation 70722

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by: James04/20/2013

Exactly as advertised and an easy insta ll. 77058


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  • Line Pull Capacity of Curt Front Receiver # 31374 on 2012 Ram 1500 Versus Capacity of OEM Tow Hooks
  • I do not have any information regarding the capacity of the OEM tow hooks. The 9000 lb line pull refers to the fact that the receiver is capable of pulling 9000 lbs in a straight line from the receiver opening (not at an angle from side to side or up and down). In order to install the receiver, the OEM tow hooks would need to be removed. I do not have a photo of the receiver installed on a vehicle, as we have not yet had the opportunity to install one, but if you look at the installation...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendations for a 2014 Ram 1500 with Tow Hooks
  • To install the Curt Front Hitch part # 31374 you will need to drill two 17/32 holes on the frame of your 2014 Ram 1500. I checked with Draw Tite and if you were to install the part # 65062 you would still be able to retain your tow hooks. The hitch would install between the tow hooks and the frame. Check out the install video I attached.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver and Snow Plow for a 2013 Ram 1500 4x4
  • The most popular front mount hitch for your 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 is Curt hitch # 31374. You will want to look at the vertical line pull rating of the hitch when using accessories like a snow plow. This hitch is rated for 500 pounds vertical line pull. Think of vertical line pull as the tongue weight capacity. For a plow, I like the Agri-Cover SnowSport plows such as # A40000HD that you have referenced. I recently had the chance to get some hands-on experience with these plows. They are...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 4 Wheel Drive
  • The only front hitches we offer for your 2014 Ram 1500 are the Curt Hitch part # 31374 that you have currently and the Draw Tite hitch part # 65062. Both of which place the hitch opening underneath the front bumper. The # 65063 that you also referenced only fits the 2500 and 3500 trucks so I cannot recommend it for you.
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  • 2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel Front Hitch Recommendation
  • The Curt Front Hitch part # 31374 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 1500 with Ecodiesel. Trimming of the fascia is not required, but it is recommended. Otherwise the fascia will flex with the hitch installed. For information check out the installation instructions I attached to the right for this hitch.
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  • Do I Need to Trim Front Fascia or Drill When Installing Curt Front Hitch on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
  • I checked the instruction guide for installation of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31374, to your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. The guide says that trimming the front fascia is optional but not necessary. The front fascia will flex with part # 31374 installed on your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. No, you do not need to trim the front fascia to install the hitch receiver. Yes, Part # 31374, uses existing empty holes in the frame to mount to but also requires the drilling of...
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  • Ground Clearance of Front Mounted Receiver Installed on 2009 Ram 1500 2WD
  • According to Curt, their # 31374 front mounted receiver isn't recommended for 2WD models because of their lower ride height. My Curt representative also told me that there might be differences in the front suspension members that would interfere with the hitch. The Draw-Tite # 65062 which is indeed very similar to the Curt model will sit so that the underside of the receiver tube will sit about 1-3/4 inches below the bottom of the bottom of the bumper fascia. In Draw-Tite's opinion,...
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  • Do the Front Tow Hooks have to be Removed For Front Trailer Hitch Installation, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • To install the CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31374, the tow hooks will need to be permanently removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Removal of the tow hooks is the first step. Since the hooks will be removed, the bushings you see will also need to be removed so the hitch can be properly installed.
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  • Will a CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Big Horn Edition
  • I spoke with my contact at CURT about the front mount hitch, # C31374. He stated that they have not seen any fit issues with a Big Horn edition of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 so it should fit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. This hitch would be great for a winch. If you need a trailer hitch mount winch mounting plate, you may be able to use the CURT model, # C31010.
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  • Do Factory Tow Hooks of a 2014 Ram 1500 Have to Be Removed to Install Front Hitch
  • The Curt Hitch # 31374 is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 1500 4x4. It will require the removal of the factory tow hooks, but this hitch has loops on either side of the hitch opening that could be used as tow hooks.
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  • 2014 Dodge Ram Front Hitch Skid Plate Interference
  • There are no skid plate fit notes for the front mount hitches for your 2014 Ram 1500. That would lead me to believe that the skid plate of your truck is aftermarket. Which the best recommendation I can make would be for you to check out the install instructions and picture I attached to see how this hitch installs and compare them to your truck to see if the skid plate would interfere.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
  • The OEM tow hooks of your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD will need to be removed to install the Curt Front Hitch part # 31374 that you referenced. Good news is this hitch comes with tow hooks welded to it, so you won't be without them. Also, ground clearance will only be reduced by about 1 inch. The fascia will need to be slightly trimmed to accommodate the hitch opening, so realistically it won't hang much lower than the front fascia.
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  • Solution for Carrying Recumbent Trike with a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • It's not a pretty solution, but I have a way for you to carry your recumbent trike with your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 that is towing a fifth wheel trailer. You will need to first install a front hitch like part # 31374 and then use a hitch mounted Hollywood Rack Bike Rack for Recumbents part # HR1000R with the trike adapter part # HRTRK-ADP.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 2 Wheel Drive
  • For your 2014 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive the correct front mount hitch you would want is the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65062 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. Although it looks similar, the Curt Hitch part # 31374 will only fit the 4 wheel drive models.
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  • Can Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2014 Dodge Ram 4 x 4 Be Used for Bike Carrier
  • Yes, you can use a front mounted trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # 31374 on your 2014 Dodge Ram 4 x 4 for a bike rack. This hitch offers a 2 inch receiver so I have included a link to all of the bike racks that will work with the 2 inch opening. If you would like to send me an email with the number and styles of bikes that you are looking to transport, I would be happy to make some specific recommendation for you. For example, if you are looking to transport just two bicycles, I...
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  • How to Use Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Tow a Trailer at the Same Time
  • To use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 while towing a trailer at the same time you would either need to use a multipurpose ball mount such as # D210 or install a front mount hitch on the tow vehicle and use it there instead of at the back. If you had a 2015 Ram 1500 for example you could use front hitch # 31374 as long as the truck is a 4x4.
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  • Availability of a Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
  • You are correct the # 31374 is confirmed as a fit for the four wheel drive option of your truck, but I have checked and we do have an option for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 two wheel drive. It is the # 65062 manufactured by Draw-Tite. This hitch has a line pull rating of 9000 pounds and vertical load capacity of 500 pounds. Please note that for installation of this hitch you may not be able to retain your current tow hooks on your truck. Please take a look at the installation instructions...
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  • What Size Drill Bit Is Required to Install Curt Front Hitch # 31374
  • You will need to use a 17/32 inch drill bit to install the Curt hitch part # 31374 that you referenced. You may not have one currently since this is not a super popular size, but check with your local hardware store and they should have one.
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Photos by:
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Expert Research:
Michael L
Written by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
Michael H
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Reno H
Expert Research:
Jameson C

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Complete Towing Package

2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Retail: $268.11

Package Price:$151.95

Front Mount Capacity
Line Pull:
9,000 lbs.
500Vertical Load:
# 500 lbs.

Front Hitch Installation Instructions 31374 Installation instructions 31374 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation , Trimming of front air dam and/or fascia may be required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

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Info for this part was:

Photos by:
Theodore B

Expert Research:
Michael L

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Reno H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

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