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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Ford Mustang trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
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Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
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Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today, on our 2006 Ford Mustang, were going to install part number 24747 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch will look like once its installed on the car. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will about 5 inches. Now, Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.The first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove the rear exhaust hanger thats closest to the bumper. Then, we can pull the exhaust out a little bit to remove the hardware for the hanger thats above the muffler.
To inaudible 00:00:43 by the bumper is pretty straight forward, two bolts to remove. Now, the hanger thats above the muffler, there are two bolts removed also. One on the side of the frame, which is relatively easy to get to and the other one is at the bottom of the frame, which is really close to the muffler. We do not have to remove the exhaust on the driver side; we only have to loosen up the exhaust of the passenger side. Well also have to open up the hole on the horizontal arm of the exhaust hanger, so that we can re-install the bracket later with the hitch installed.
With our bracket loose, well go ahead and mark it to show what material we had to remove, basically we have to remove enough material, about a quarter inch; its the same thickness as the hitch, so we can re-install the hardware for it. Okay, when we install the hardware, weve found that if you put the vehicle on a lift, that if you work away from the front facing towards back its a little easier to work around to install your hardware. Now, we can go ahead and install our hardware into the frame. Well use two small holes that are diagonal from each other on the side of the frame. Well take our bolt leader; well run it through the frame and out the access hole.
Well then install our block and thread on the bolt and pull them into position. Well go ahead and push the bolt and your bolt leader back inside, but well leave the rest of the leader hanging out. Well do the same thing for the hole thats on the bottom of the frame, on the side and then well go ahead and do the same thing over on the driver side. Also, on the passenger side we need to put the muffler hanger back into place. With our hardware installed on both sides of the vehicle we can go ahead and lift our hitch into position.
You definitely want to have an extra set of hands to help you do this. Then, push the hitch up as we are pulling our bolt leaders through. Then, the hanger will fit through a slot through the hitch. Well put all that together as we are pushing it up. Then, we will have our conical toothed washer and nut. Now, you want to make sure that the teeth on the conical toothed washer are always facing towards the hitch. Well leave them loosely installed until we get all our hardware installed. Now, before we tighten down the bolts we also want to make sure that the exhaust hanger hardware, well re-install as well. All right, with all our hardware installed we can go ahead and tighten them down and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. There you have it for part number 24747 from Draw-Tite.
Average Customer Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (33 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Hitch installed well. Took Approx. 2 hours on my garage floor. What they don't tell you is you will need to open the frame rail holes larger to accommodate the hardware. Original factory holes are way to small. A drill and a metal hole saw got it done. From there the hardware goes in smoothly. I could only lower the right side muffler so it was a bit awkward but the hitch isn't even noticeable on the car. Fit and finish are very nice. I installed it with no assistance. This is the 4th hitch I have gotten from etrailer and all have been excellent with easy installs. Watch the video's, adapt what you can and good luck. The pic has the hitch cover installed, like I said you can't even see it. 187800
by: R. Diede06/16/2012
I will have to say that you thought of everything when designing this. It fit in great. The only issue I had was that I removed the muffler rather than bending the existing bracket or boaring out a hole. Ended up taking closer to three hours to install because of this. Very difficult to finagle the muffler back on once the reciever was in place. This is just the nature of the space available in the rear of a Mustang. My vehicle is a 2006 GT with no California package. Also, the wire leads used to feed the bolts into the tube worked better than I would have ever imagined. Delivery was within a couple of days. Asked a couple of questions on line from etrailer before ordering and got excellent prompt feedback from them. I would have given this top rating but the 1-1/4 inch reciever was so snug that I had to file the inside out a bit in order to mount the bike rack. 44427
by: Art Herman05/06/2012
More than the hour stated for in installation but over all a very good experience, YES, I did it myself ! Heavy construction with perfect fit. I like the attention to details, no surprises. And definitely the right price! 39545
by: Tom M.07/24/2008
Great Product Poor Instruction I'm sure this is a great hitch, like any other trailer hitch product (I've used/installed 3 in the past). However, I believe the instructions are poorly written. I had to remove the muffler completely and remove three muffler brackets. The bolt leaders are easy to install if you install them backward, THEN attach the bolt and washer. I found them "impossible" to install as instructed. Hardest part was reinstalling the muffler with the hitch in place. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product and were planning a trip as soon as the hitch-mounted bike rack arrives. 1098
by: Dori D08/14/2012
I installed the hitch myself and found that reading the reviews and checking out the pictures on the website were very helpful if not completely necessary. As in the other reviews, I would say that the instructions are not great. One other suggestion would be to provide a bolt to fit for the muffler hanger instead of asking to bend the hanger or expand the hole. Another suggestion would be to use jack stands to hold the hitch in place for installation. Doing that worked out great for me. The product seems solid and I'm looking forward to using it to haul my bike around! 51626
by: 09 GT Bullitt10/19/2013
Harder to do right than the instructions indicate. The holes in my frame were not large enough to snake the flat plates and cap bolts through. The passenger side muffler rear bracket was impossible to maneuver into place after the hitch was raised in place. I adapted it to only use the vertical flange (which still needed adjusting to get rid of the 1/4 inch new offset). The product seems well fitting though, just hard to install cleanly without having seen one like it before. The exhaust on the Mustang is not very forgiving, whicj is the real problem. 104436
by: Roger K.03/16/2015
The Draw-Tite Sportframe Receiver Hitch that I ordered arrived in a timely manner, as promised. It fit on my Mustang, perfectly. I was amazed out how well it fit, especially after a professional trailer hitch installer, in my home town, said it couldn't be done. I would recommend the folks, and their products, at etrailer.com to anyone who needs the correct fitting towing package for their particular vehicle. They were polite and courteous, and know their customers needs. 178808
by: Bob K.08/04/2011
Great looking product - Nice fit and finish. Install was a challenge on my 2007 Mustang GT. Major problem on rear muffler mount on the passenger side (drivers side was no problem). Had to drop the muffler to get the rear muffler hanger bracket installed after the hitch was in place. It might have been possible to install the rear bracket at the same time as the hitch was installed, but I was beyond that point when the support was to be installed per the instructions. 21072
The hitch and wiring is great quality. The problem was in the lack of instruction in English for the hitch and no instructions for the wiring. There was a few wiring connectors missing also. I have installed 5 of these hitches so the mounting was not an issue for me. Might be for the first timer. For the wiring, I had to go on line to verify the wiring colors. A bit inconvenient for sure. I have conversed with a representative from the company about these issues. 124671
Everything arrived as promised. Had a local shop install the hitch, which went on "without a hitch" (couldn't help the pun). Using this for my high-end bike rack and thus far it is performing as I expected. 32791
by: Steve M.03/13/2014
Great product, Liked the price and free quick shipping, arrived in 4-days. Installation was not difficult, however the directions did not say which end of fish line to insert into the the frame, I found it very easy to put in the coiled end into top hole and thread the bolt on at the large hole in lower end of frame then pull nut and plate thru the top opening. all in all it worked great. Very neat looking to. 120541
by: John S. Gibson01/26/2015
It is an excellent product. It fits the car very well. Steven C. was very helpful on the phone. The product arrived to my home very quickly. I recommend etrailer.com to anyone wanting to order a trailer hitch receiver. The only negative is that the instructions were a little too vague for a non-professional mechanic, but I'm sure that a seasoned mechanic would not have any problem with the instructions. 171249
by: peter r08/21/2011
hitch has a couple good scratches recd duting shipping (i assume). the pin holes are not 'true' so i cant get the pin through the receiver and the ball mount. i assume that's a mfg issue. now that i've gone through all the work to get it installed; i'm not going to bother trying to return it. i'll find a smaller diamter pin or make one of the holes larger. shipping was prompt and the tracker was helpful. 22389
by: Drake P.09/10/2016
I received this hitch for my 2007 Ford mustang, and with my dad's help, I carefully installed it in only an hour. I use it to tow around my sailboat, it performs flawlessly! Overall, I'm very happy with the look of it on my car, the delivery of the hitch, the very durable construction, and easy-to-understand video instruction to go with it! Thanks etrailer for the great product! 293405
by: Dave C.02/06/2012
Ordered this hitch on Wednesday and it was delivered to my front porch Friday morning - and I didn't choose special delivery! Hitch was little too challenging for me to install, but etrailer hooked me up with a local company that did the installation. Etrailer's price was $20 less thant the local dealer would have charged for the hitch. Overall very good experience. 31182
by: Nick F02/05/2012
The product was good and instructions were easy to follow. I did have an issue with disconnecting the muffler hangers (above the mufflers) on my 2007 Mustang GT. I was able to get the bolts in regardless. It would have been much easier to install if I had a lift and could have taken the muffler and short tailpipe off. I was able to install in about three hours. 31109
by: Keith H07/27/2015
Item came very quickly with no shipping costs. Packaging was great. I had ordered from that other big big online company but had to return because it was not shipped properly and was damaged. Item fit perfectly, but installation was difficult. Had installed by mechanics. Great item. Order from etrailer for a good purchase experience! 214826
by: Tom L01/09/2017
This DrawTite hitch was very difficult to install. It had to be installed by a 3rd party. We had wanted the Curt model for the 2008 V 6 Mustang; however, etrailer was out of stock. The Curt model did appear to be easier to install. I would not recommend the DrawTite model for a 2008 V6 Mustang unless you want it installed by an auto shop. 331240
by: John S05/18/2014
The ordering and shipping was very fast and efficient. The Hitch arrived in good condition. Installation leaves a little to be desired as the holes do not all line up correctly. However, this is a manufacturer issue and not an issue with ETrailer or their service. Overall, it was a good experience. 131161
Excellent product! Once I widened the hole to have the bolts pass through, install was a breeze. If I would have had the correct tools it would have taken an hour to install but I had to improvise and use a drill bit to open up the hole. Hitch looks awesome and barely visible when not used. 210500
The purchase of this trailer hitch was easy and arrived in a timely manner. The fit was great. The only issue I had was with the stock muffler hanger on the passenger side which I cut to fit and no more issues. Look good, only showing what needs to be seen and used. Solid product! 230021
Fairly easy to install. Took me a little longer because one of the bolts really didn't want to get through the hole, but we figured it out eventually and got it in there. No complaints about the way it looks and the little American flag cover is pretty cool. 198513
by: Eddie N.06/18/2012
Received my hitch for a 2007 Mustang GT, the order was received in a timely manner, fit appropriately, and packaged properly. Customer service very helpful.Will order from etrailer again for my trailer needs. 44698
by: John G.11/07/2013
Ordered for installation on a Mustang GT to accommodate a bicycle rack.. Fit perfectly and is hardly noticeable. Does not detract from the appearance of the car at all. Highly recommend this product. 106604
Good hitch! I use it for a bike rack. Nice design that is hardly noticeable when not in use. Installation was a bit of a pain, but soon forgotten when done and put into use. 246796
by: Lee Groover09/10/2012
Fit great, was a little tough on old hands, young hands work better. The feeder wires for the bolts were boredline on length. Very pleased. 54147
Got the right product on time and the 2 day shipping was cheap...I am very satisfied with this site...keep up the good work! 260480
by: Keith A.09/05/2016
Easy to install and use. Very sturdy and well-made. We used the hitch to attach a luggage rack for extra cargo space. 291496
Hitch fits perfectly. Easy to follow instructions. The hitch is very well made and well hidden. 112033
by: Bill S.02/10/2011
Great product, great price, great delivery. Is there anything else??? 6960
by: Bob S Fl03/03/2016
Delivered quickly. Appears as primised. Will get installed soon. 239437
by: Tammy S09/29/2016
Fit perfectly, took an hour to install. 301631
Great price Easy to install 1536
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