Call etrailer.com at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Honda Trailer Hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products for your Honda Civic 2000. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part 24677 from Draw-Tite can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete Trailer Hitch installation instructions and technical support.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2000 Honda Civic

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(810 reviews)


Code:   24677

Retail:$231.75

Price:$150.00

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2000 Honda Civic

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Honda Civic 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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Honda Civic
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



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.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



24677 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe





Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video install trailer hitch 1994 honda civic 24677
Trailer Hitch Installation - 1994 Honda Civic

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 1994 Honda Civic

Today on this 94 Honda Civic, were gonna install part number 24677 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 60834 from Hidden Hitch. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when its installed in the car. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting your accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 11 3/8, from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 2 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.

Well go ahead and show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame. Well use this existing hole here, the same place over at the passenger side and well also use the tie-down loop here. Well take a u-bolt, put it into the tie-down loop and then well go ahead and raise our hitch in position. Between the hitch and the loop well get a spacer block as well and at the bottom well get lock washers and lock nuts. When we install our hardware, youll notice that the bolts kinda long, it barely touches right here and we cant get the bolt through.

So what we did, well just pry the frame just a little bit, just enough to give us room. With the driver side down, well repeat the same process on the passenger side. Next, well go ahead and put a u-bolt into the tie-down loop then we can start and put the hitch in position. Lets start out on the driver side. Well just use this u-shaped block between the hitch and the frame.

Well eventually get this finger tight and check to make sure that our hitch is leveled. If we had to make adjustments, we can add an additional spacer here. When you get the second side up, you gotta get hook the hitch towards the back and then up. Once you got all the hardware installed and snug up, check to make sure that the hitch in level or pointing up just a little bit. When you need to make one more adjustment, you can actually lower the hitch and put a spacer block between the hitch and a tie-down loop.

Okay, well go ahead and tighten up the bolts just a little bit to take up the slack and just see how it looks. If were satisfied with it, we can go ahead and install the remaining hardware. In this case, well use it without spacers that came out level. With all our hardware installed, well go ahead and tighten down the bolts then torque them down as specified in the instructions. With everything torqued down, thatll finish it for part number 24677 from Draw-Tite.




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24677

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (810 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.


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by: Natalie S08/05/2013


Thank you very much for the speedy service. Attached is a photo of the hitch on a 1994 Honda Civic. Unfortunately the bumper itself is warped so there is a wider gap on one side. Thank you. 93357





Comments

A year later and no problems whatsoever. Have a lightweight 4X8 trailer from Harbor Freight, built sides for it, and Ive been hauling everything under the sun! Awesome hitch! Definitely recommend!!

Natalie S - 02/03/2015

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by: Andrew M.06/24/2013


I purchased this so that I could tow a lightweight sailboat behind my '94 Civic coupe. After finalizing my order, I realized I had made a mistake. I called the customer service line and quickly reached a real person who resolved the issue within minutes. Customer service is excellent. Shipping was on time and hassle-free. Installation was straightfoward. Because the car has very low ground clearance, I recommend installing with the car on a lift or otherwise elevated so you will have room to work (and so you can see your torque wrench reading), but I managed to do without. The optional spacers are a nice inclusion to make sure it fits perfectly. The hitch itself is sturdy and uncomplicated, as a hitch should be. The bottom crossbar is visible when installed, but it blends into the pavement just fine. Ground clearance seems to be unaffected. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase. 85731






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by: Serban P.10/31/2014


I bought two hitches, one for my 98 Civic and another for my 2000 Civic. My Thule Helium Aero bike carrier fits well both. Installation was very easy, although I hand to bend a little the rails around the holes to make room for the screws. BTW, the rails' steel is quite soft, I did use just a stubby screwdriver to bend it; don't use the chisel/hammer method as per the video! BTW, the etrailer.com's customer support is very, very good. When installing the second hitch, I stripped one of the threads. It took just an email describing the issue to have a replacement part sent to me - at no charge. Overall, very happy with both the hitches and etraler.com's CS. 158643






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by: Joe S.11/03/2014


Installation was longer than anticipated, but it was not the manufacturer's fault. At some point in the last 18 years, my civic got popped in the left rear quarter. The mounting hole in the frame on that side needed some persuading and the bolt wouldn't fit inside the frame without pulling the rear bumper. No biggie, still got it on in under 2 hours. Hitch looks good and performs as expected! Also it got to me (Memphis, TN) the next day and I didn't pay a penny for shipping! Also paid less than Amazon wanted. Great job, e-trailer! 158998






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by: Travis07/18/2011


Easy to install, looks good. Thanks to etrailer.com for an awesome buying experience! I was notified each step of the way and got a confirmation email when they saw UPS had delivered the product. I have already referred friends and will refer many more. Great videos on the website for the wiring too. I lost my instruction sheet and in about 2 minutes of looking I was watching the video showing me how to get everyting hooked up. I am a very happy customer. 19645






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by: Elbo7901/30/2012


I ordered a trailer hitch for my Honda civic. The order was followed by a few emails one letting me know that my order had been placed. One giving me the delivery details of my hitch. It came on time and was easilyinstalled just as they said it would be. The one down fall was the bolt was a tad bit longer than it should have been. But I just used a cats paw to lever it in. Y 30603






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by: Craig Warner04/14/2012


This is a great product, very pleased with the quality. Bolted right up with no modification to the holes in the frame rails on my 1998 Honda Civic 2dr DX. Comes with all the hardware that you will need. It also has instructions that's easy to follow and complete in detail. I basicly got this trailer hitch for our bike rack. Loving it so far. 37171






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by: Tim Killensworth01/10/2012


It was interesting putting a trailer hitch on a 2000 Honda Civic LX, but it was cheaper than buying a truck. I was unable to install the small metal plate that came with the attachment hardware because of the tight clearances. Other than that it was very easy to install. 29437






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by: Matt11/22/2011


Great product, Super easy installation. It took a total of 20 minutes for me to install from opening the box to putting away all the tools at then end of the job. I was a bit hesitant about installing my own hitch and there is no reason to be. It was super simple. 27306






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by: Robert H.03/20/2012


The video showing how to install the trailer hitch was very helpful. I was able to install the hitch quickly and easily. I also bought a bike rack at the same time, which mounted easily into the trailer hitch. I am very happy with the whole process. 34511






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by: Paul Y03/26/2011


This hitch went on in 15 minutes, thanks to to the video showing how the tip to fish the bolt and block into the frame at the same time, WOW what a time saver!! Also I received the 48hrs after ordering, Fantastic!! 10447






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by: JOHN SINCLAIR10/16/2013


ITS GREAT !!! I GOT IT FAST AND IT LOOKS FINE - THIS IS THE SECOND HITCH I ORDERED FROM YOU GUYS AND NO PROBLEMS AT ALL !!! - I'LL CALL AGAIN WHEN I BUY ANOTHER NEW CAR - THANK YOU, JOHN SINCLAIR 103980






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by: Allan03/21/2015


Pulled a small 4x8 enclosed uhaul trailer with my 00 honda civic si about 600 miles. It's worked good, but the little motor did not like hills much. Hitch is good quality and easy to install. 180094






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by: Peter H.06/03/2013


Great hitch! Took only 15 minutes to assemble and be ready. Bolts and other parts all lined up perfectly with no need for grinding, drilling or modifying. Thank you. 83017






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by: Bob M04/16/2008


Good value. This was much harder to install than anticipated. There is very little space on the frame to install this prodict on a Honda Civic. 772






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by: Kim T04/12/2011


Very solid hitch. super easy installation. We are using the hitch for a bike trailer connection, so we did not use lights on it. 11527






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by: dwayne morris05/14/2012


this was the easiest hitch that i've installed yet.did not have to do any extra work.less than 15 min to bolt on my 1998 civic. 40372






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by: Alan03/31/2013


Quality construction, easy install, excellent value. Thank you etrailer. Sincerely, Alan Dilts 73471






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by: Jay03/16/2011


This is the easiest hitch I have ever installed. Wish they had a plug-n-play wiring kit for my car. 9533






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by: Kayaker 808/02/2013


Fit perfectly and very easy to install. Works great for our kayak trailer. Thanks 92842






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by: mudshark03/04/2011


quick shipping, 10 minute install, nice fit on my 95 civic. thanks 8429






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by: Tom12/29/2011


Quick delivery and very easy to install. 28836






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by: Casey k.04/25/2012


Everything looks great. thank you 38270






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by: Shaughessy F05/08/2014


Fast shipping easy install 129648






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by: brian h04/26/2010


EASY TO INSTALL GREAT 2966






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by: Charles W.07/13/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Comparison Review Draw-Tite or Drawtite 24899 and Curt 11681 hitches for 2013 Honda Accord 4-dr. Due to a manufacturing defect on the first hitch I installed, I had the pleasure of installing both of these hitches in the past 3 weeks on my Accord. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to write this review. Mounting hardware: Draw-Tite came with SAE Grade 5 carriage bolts, Curt came with stronger Grade 8 carriage bolts and nuts. Apparent strength of the hitch: reviews of the Curt state that a strap is needed to stabilize bike racks, Draw-Tite does not incl. this warranty condition. However, the Curt’s receiver channel has a welded collar that reinforces the square tube that is the business end of the receiver, the Draw-Tite does not. I suspect that Curt’s collar makes the receiver’s square tube less likely to split due to the high leverage of a bike rack. Ease of Installation: Both hitches require a “spacer” or block that fits into the Accord’s rails with the carriage bolts. The width of the Draw-Tite’s spacer required the entrance hole to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or prying open the hole on my brand new Accord, the Curt’s spacer is sized so that it just slips in the existing hole without modification. Appearance: Both reveal about the same amount, the rounded cross section of the Curt tubing results in a more attractive look. Ground Clearance: When installed, the Curt hitch has better ground clearance that the Draw-Tite. Paint finish: the same for both. Manufacturing Quality Control: The sample of Draw-Tite (bearing a “Made in Mexico” sticker) I installed was defective. Drawbars had to be pounded in by sledge hammer and awkwardly pounded out by same, ruining the finish on the drawbar. Apparently, the receiver channel was deformed when the manufacturer “punched” the holes in the receiver channel that the drawbar pin fits through. Once the drawbar was pounded in, a welded button or stop within the channel prevented the drawbar from going in deep enough so that the drawbar holes and receiver channel holes lined up. Draw-Tite Customer Service acknowledged the defect and said that they had had several calls on this, were manufacturing new ones, orders were on backorder and I’d have to work with the place I bought the hitch for replacement. E-Trailer Customer service was superb, they contacted Draw-Tite, confirmed backorder status, shipped me the slightly more expensive Curt at no extra charge, provided pre-paid return shipping label for the defective Draw-Tite. The sample from Curt installed and worked perfectly. Thorough this experience with Draw-Tite, I had the pleasure of spending the time installing a hitch twice on the same car and gathering the data to write this review. You have the benefit of reading this comparison review. 89392


Comments

Just a quick note, the button or stop is intended to be present on Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitches. That stop will prevent the use of Class II Only designed ball mounts, carriers and racks.

Patrick B - 07/16/2013

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Comments

Thanks for this comparison!!

comment by: R s - 02/23/2014


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by: Gator08/29/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Etrailer actually has their items in stock in their warehouse. No waiting for drop shipments from manufacturers not even knowing if the item is in stock. Had the shipment on my doorstep within 3 days of placing order. Shipping was included. Hidden Hitch is a known brand name, price was better than any other manufacturers, hitch is well built, great looking welds, heavy duty materials, nice thick powder coat finish with absolutely no runs however hitch will not be seen anyway, thus hidden hitch. All bolt holes lined up perfectly, bolts are large and hardened and withstand the torque specifications. This is really an overbuilt class 1 hitch meaning it will never fail. The install was super easy and very quick. Wells designed, and well hidden. The little plastic rivets on the Yaris are easily removed by gently prying out the little center tab. Just pull it out gently til it stops, not all the way. The rivet is now released and will remove easily from the hole. When ready, slide the rivet back into the hole, then press the center tab back in. The instructions mentioned that a small amount of the fascia may have to be trim to clear the hitch. I did not have to do this. It was a tight fit but I was able to push it in enough to line up the holes and fasten the rivets without trimming. It took me longer to find my sockets and torque ratchet than it took for the actual install. See attached photos. 149160



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by: Dan S01/10/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Like the hitch - it's nice that the bar goes over the muffler instead of under it like 90% of the other hitches for Camrys. I was worried about scraping if I got one of those that bent under the muffler. I was a little nervous about the bolt holes on my old 97 car from some other reviews I read (people saying you should buy a tap to get it in there, etc), but the bolts went in after I sprayed some wd-40 up in there and cleaned as far in as I could with an old toothbrush. Then threaded the bolts by hand as far as I could go, backed them out, threaded a little further,etc. I made sure I could drive the bolts all the way with my ratchet prior to attempting it with the hitch held up in the air and they did go in with a little wrenching and a lot of lube. One weird installation issue - I am not sure if my car is a bit odd, but the right side of the hitch on the muffler side sort of hit the underside of the bumper so it couldn't seat all the way by just holding the hitch up to the underside. To get it on, I loosely bolted on the left side and the rear bolt on the right and then threaded the bolt closest the bumper a couple threads by hand and proceeded to basically wrench it down from there. I think it sort of "smushed" the piece of the bumper that was in the way up a bit and after a bunch of turns, it went on and looked fine. Overall very happy with the end product and pleased with the customer service from etrailer.com. 168538



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by: Luppie12/31/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This trailer hitch fits my 2015 Fiat 500e perfectly without any needs to drill additional holes. It took about 45 minutes to install if you are handy. The Fiat 500e is not designed to tow anything so the trailer hitch is really to hold my bike rack since it's designed to latch on to the left/right bumber brackets and to the right side of uni-body above the spare tire mount. If the hitch is re-designed to attach to both side of the uni-body, then I would consider towing a very lite weight trailer but I will not with the current design. It'd helped to watch the eTrailer installation video to a 2012 Fiat 500, on YouTube. The 500e does not have a spare-tire mount nor a muffler so it is easier to install since you would skip those steps. I had search the internet for an inexpensive trailer hitch and I am glad some dude recommended this particular hitch for the 500e and it fits! The best part of this whole installation is that you can remove the hitch and return the vehicle to the original configuration. 167461



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by: Charles. 2013 Ford fiesta SE Hatchback11/17/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Purchased primarily for bumper protection with draw bar added for my teenage daughter's new car. The Fiesta is a good first car for the novice teenager. But living in NYC one learns quickly that you have to fortify your vehicle like a tank in order to minimize damage from idiots parking behind you. This fits the bill. You'll be surprised how effective it is. They know to keep their distance if they don't want a gaping hole in their front bumper, lol. Oh and mounting a bike carrier on it, which I do have, is nice too. Originally ordered the Hiiden Hitch brand because I was familiar with product and liked it. But customer service said I had to wait at least a month because they were on back order. I didn't want to wait so they recommended Draw Tite. It is frankly of better quality than The Hidden Hitch. Heavier steel. I had to buy a draw bar since this one did not come with one as Hidden Hitch does. Another 20 bucks but even that piece is of better quality. It is made of solid steel unlike the other. Installation: well it took me about 90 minutes. I did it on my own without a lift. It's difficult to do on your own but with a bit of ingenuity it can be done. It's heavy so I had to place a box about 10 inches high under the vehicle and resting the hitch on top. After removing rubber hangers from muffler, I slippped right side of hitch over the top of muffler and resting it there. NOT NECESSARY TO REMOVE HEAT SHIELD as instructions tell you to do and cut. I did not do this thereby eliminating extra work. Besides I did not want to compromise integrity of vehicle as not to give Ford any excuses to void warranty for exhaust system. I connected left side first and hand tightened nuts and bolts (one nut and one bolt). Then connected the muffler side. Then tightened all. Highly recommend this product as I believe it will out live the life of the vehicle. Solid choice. 161390



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by: Ed Blair02/28/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The hitch was as expected. It came well packaged and within a couple of days. This is not the first time I have ordered with this company and it always seems to go well. This hitch actually attaches with four bolts for the 2015 Fusion. You only need take out four little nuts holding the bottom bumper and then work the hitch in place. I actually did the work myself with the car sitting on the ground. Additionally, you should get yourself one of those cone bits that allow you to make holes of varying sizes. The instructions suggest that you cut away a large section of your back bumper support but this makes no sense, just make a hole in the support so the bolt is clear of the support and then reattach the support, installing the original support nut upside down. In the attached photo you can see the support for the hitch (black) and the plastic bumper support with the bolt in view. You will notice where I have drilled a hole to clear the bolt. You will see a little nut to the right, this is all that holds the bumper support. To get it back in place turn the little nut upside down. You can install finger tight. You should also know that the bumper support is flexible to the extent you can move it out of the way while you work, just as long as you take off the two lower valance nuts at the bottom of the bumper. All told this took me 30 minutes by myself and it all looks great! Finally, the receiver section of the hitch does stick out a little more then what I would have liked but that would be about the only negative, if anything. 176466



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by: Mark P.06/04/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The product seems to be good quality. The installation is a little tricky, though. The instructions aren't hard to read, but make sure and look at ALL the figures and read through it all twice. I've done a lot of car work (replaced suspension, even swapped an engine). Yet this still took me a little over 2 hours. You'll need a 1" drill bit or a good dremel to enlarge 2 holes. Preferably a die grinder if you don't have the drill bit. Remember the eye protection! And ideally you should paint the exposed metal after drilling. You also have to bend a heat shield (near the muffler) out of the way to get a bolt in place, and it is still tricky. After everything is tight you can bend the heat shield back but it doesn't go exactly to the original position. It should be fine, though. Last note: I have a curt tongue (from my previous hitch install) and it is short enough and the receiver recessed enough that you can install it in the "upward" (recommended) position. However, I do like how discreet this receiver will be when not in use. So, it seems like it is quality made, but I think the estimate for instillation is too low. So, 4 out of 5. 83372


Comments

Ive had the product for a year now and everything is still working as it should. No issues.

Mark P - 06/04/2014

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by: Ryan H.09/08/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I bought this hitch for my 2001 VW Golf. The shipping was fast and cheap, (especially considering the size of the package) and the hitch showed up at my front door a few days after ordering, well-packed and undamaged. The install process was relatively straightforward, but I would say almost impossible without a second person to help hold the hitch in place while the bolts are attached. I ended up calling a friend and using the scissor jack out of the trunk of my car to hold the hitch in place while I bolted it in. I did run into a minor problem with a clearance issue between the rear valence on the car and the receiver portion of the hitch, but I rectified it by making a small cut-out in the plastic of the bumper with my pocketknife. Since the hitch is a permanent addition, I wasn't too concerned about making this alteration- you can't see it unless you look under the bumper, regardless. The package shipped with all the necessary hardware, and even included a hardcopy of the mounting instructions. As others have said, eye protection is key for this job, because you're going to have rust and road grit raining down on you while you try to move the hitch into position, and most of it is stuff you don't want in your eyes. In terms of actual towing, the hitch worked exactly as expected. I towed a uhaul trailer about 400 miles with absolutely no problems. It easily passed a safety inspection, and provided completely trouble-free operation. For the price and ease of install, this product can't really be beat! 23689



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by: Pete09/11/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Straightforward install and a perfect fit, of course. The estimate of 5" from hitch bolt hole to outside edge of bumper is pretty accurate. I chose this hitch because my bike rack protrudes 6" from the bolt hole and with this hitch I have about an inch of clearance from the bumper to the rack. (I chose this hitch over the Curt because the Curt sits an inch deeper under the car. I'm glad I did because it would have been a pretty tight fit if the rack were an inch farther under the car.) If at all possible have someone hold the hitch for you while you bolt it to the car (like they do in the video). I found myself home alone and it was tricky to do it solo while laying on the ground under the vehicle. Though I did eventually discover that the notch in the Focus jack that is meant to hold the car also holds one end of the rack perfectly while you work on the other end. Still, performing the install alone meant that it took me more like 90 minutes start to finish rather than the 30 that eTrailer estimates. Make sure you have a deep-ish 11/16" socket for the job. Probably 2 inches deep should do. I had to purchase one midway through the job (not included in the aforementioned 90 minutes) because the standard socket was bottoming out on the carriage bolts before I could torque them to spec. I only removed the rear-most (closest to the bumper) exhaust hanger and was able to manage the job, but the rack bolt that ends up directly above the exhaust was difficult to torque down due to obstruction by the muffler. The hitch is of excellent quality. It arrived quickly and safely, eTrailer.com's customer service and installation video were excellent, and the hitch does its job. 23734



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by: Peter K03/01/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This is my 2nd hitch receiver purchase from eTrailer. First one was for my 2007 Honda Odyssey; a HiddenHitch brand. I was debating whether to go with HiddenHitch or the Draw-Tite. But what sold me on the Draw-Tite was that it was rated "tough" -- I'm pretty sure that it is because when I received it, I noticed how well it was built. Either brand would require the factory frame holes to be enlarged somewhat on the 2012 Mazda5. Dremmel came in handy once again with metal grinder. I drilled a hole next to the factory one and started to shave the metal off. Then I sprayed it with a primer as a rust inhibitor. It actually took longer than 40min-1hour. But that's because I had taken my time as I wanted to install it correctly. Only thing that I would have improved with the Draw-Tite hitch receiver is the opening for the receiver could have been tapered instead if being straight cut. Instruction was pretty straightforward and the metal spring/string which was provided came in handy. Along with the hitch receiver, I also purchased the flat cargo carrier for the upcoming trip. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase. eTrailer once again, made what could have been a chore install a breeze. 32833



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by: Billy Ramirez08/24/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


What can I say but EXCELLENT hitch! I finally got around to installing it today on the Grand Prix. Talk about effortless! Installed complete, from start to finish, in 30 minutes! No lie! I was lucky with mine. I didn't even have to drill the existing holes wider because the bolts with the kit fit right in perfectly. I did, however, use two lock washers for the rear that weren't included in the kit, and also Locktite, but that's just me. All in all, I am extremely pleased with the quality and fitment of the hitch. This is my third hitch install and by far the best of the bunch. Etrailer is number one! 96727



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by: Doug J.07/04/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The product itself is just fine, sturdy and light and the wiring was fairly easy once you determined the wire paths. Drilling was required as stated on the web site and pretty easy. You do need to remove (2) 3/8" bolts to move the exhaust (very easy). BUT, the way the 2002 sebring convertible is built in the back frame does NOT make this install a 3 out of 10. Maybe that rating is for someone with more experience than myself. But here's the deal: the holes for the screws are enclosed by a metal casing (see picture attached) that has a small opening at the top facing the trunk. You literally have to tie string, fishing line etc to feed the washer and screw so you don't lose them inside the casing. Getting the washer lined up with the hole, keeping it there and then manipulating the screw into the hole is like performing an elaborate magic trick. Total install time 3hrs. Again, the bulk of that time was getting the screws and washers lined up and placed. I would hope that the difficulty level is adjusted properly unless there is a special technique that was not included in the instructions. If not for the difficult install I would mark this product as excellent. Shipping Time: 3days regular ground UPS Competitive Pricing: Cheapest I found on the web including wiring. Would recommend or buy again: Definitely. 46715



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by: Shane S.03/21/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


It helps if you back your car onto ramps four more room. Also, if you just push a thin wire or hanger through the bolt holes for the back of the brace (closer to the front of your car) out to the larger holes in the sides of the frame and then place the bolt into the rectangular support plate. I found that if you use a heavy fishing line our a narrow piece of string you can easily pull that back through the bolt hole. Just wrap the string around the threads and tie it tight (a wrap of electrical tape would not hurt just to be sure you do not lose your bolt and bracket) in the frame. Then feed the bolt and bracket into the larger hole and BAM it pulls out of the mounting holes easily. I have some experience fishing things, but it only took about 10 min to do both sides. Then bolt the back of the hitch on and be careful not to push the bolt back up into the frame. Do not fully tighten the back bolts until you drill out the front holes (near the bumper) out for the bolt to fit. Then just place the smaller bolts into the square bracket and push them through from behind then fully tighten all four of the bolts and you cane have this hitch on in way less than an hour. I am so glad I did not go and spend a fortune at u-haul and did the work on my own. It does help to have a second person to hold the hitch at times) The electrical is pretty easy also just take off your rear lights and make sure you splice into the proper electrical wires. I was very happy with my purchase and will not buy a hitch any-where else!! 121556



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by: Mike Spear06/06/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This is the second hitch I have purchased from you and both hitches have been very well made. The first one for my Hyundai Sonata was easy to install and I used it to attach my bike rack and occasionally tow a small utility trailer. I sold that car and now have a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The hitch itself was made equally well and now that it’s installed, I expect it to provide the same great functionality and service too. However, the installation was a nightmare. And it didn’t need to be. The instructions have you inserting the heavy steel retaining/load distribution plates through an opening in a boxed girder section of the rear frame; to which the heavy rear bumper reinforcement cross piece is attached (welded in place). This opening is marginal at best to insert these plates and the ½” carriage bolts that go through them. But trying to then insert the bolts through the holes in the plates is next to impossible. I could describe in detail why this is, but I haven’t got the time. A better solution would be: first, provide a template to predrill the second hole on each side so that you don’t have to mount the hitch to determine the position of this hole. And most crucially, supply hex machine bolts instead of carriage bolts and weld nuts to the plates so that bolts are inserted facing up through the hitch places and threaded into those plates with the pre-welded nuts. For this reason alone, I’ve reduced my rating from “Excelent” to between excelent and “Good”. 134550



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by: Lee B.02/07/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I'm using this hitch only to carry my bike carrier for transport of my bikes, no towing. Initial order was with Amazon, they couldn't deliver, so after a couple weeks and no shipment I cancelled and ordered direct with etrailer. Even etrailer had a delayed shipping of around a week to ten days once I ordered. I can't imagine this hitch for my car is in such demand, so mostly likely a short run, not high demand item. I can't blame a business for working on the high demand, high quantity items first, if that was the case. Product fit pretty good, instructions talk about threaded nut/hole up on sides of sub-frame that is covered with tape but in my case it was covered with undercoating (new car stuff, not aftermarket) and tape. Took me 15 -20 minutes to discover where the threaded mounting hole was up on the sides of sub-frame. The muffler does make slight contact with the hitch now at various times, I'll loosen the mounting hardware on the hitch sometime and see if I can move it enough to prevent that contact. Otherwise, decent fit. I did remove my muffler and for me, working off the floor of my garage, it seemed easier, overall. I did support the single pipe coming back to my muffler while the muffler was off the car. 172834


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I loosened up the four mounting bolts, used a good size hammer and a block of wood and I was able to move the hitch towards the back of my car so the muffler no longer vibrates against the hitch. Sweet! With that I give the hitch five stars now!!

comment by: Lee B - 02/24/2015


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by: Jim F.07/01/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


received my trailer hitch on Thursday and took Friday afternoon off from work to install it, not knowing how long it would take. Upon opening the box, everything I needed was there and the hitch was in great condition. You never know how shippers will handle heavier objects, but the box seems a good fit for the hitch. With everything all laid out, I proceeded to use my Dremel tool to enlarge the two from mounting holes under the car to accept the carriage bolts and supporting bracket that had to be fished from one side to another via the "fishing" wire. This was a handy and ingenious device that allowed for easy transfer of bracket and bolt through the front hole and pulled through the back hole. Once all four bolts and brackets were in place, I laid on the ground with the hitch on my chest and easily lifted it into place. I had read that I would have to lower my exhaust to put the hitch in, but it was not necessary. There were two spacer blocks that I added to the front bolts to even out the hitch. When everything was in place, I tightened all of the bolts and was complete. I had a hitch ball from my other car, so I transferred to the ball bracket and was done. In all it took about an hour and a half from start to finish. 138555



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by: Patrick01/15/2013

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Purchased this to go with a Thule hitch bike rack. Shipping time, and fitment were both exceptional. I was a little puzzled by the packaging, which seemed a little lacking (no packing material in the box, hardware bag wrapped around and taped sloppily to the hitch bar itself). Had to scrape out some welding slag from inside the receiver that was interfering with the bike rack, but no big deal. The main issue I had was torquing the main bolts that attach the bar to the car's unibody. The included "handle" nuts that you stick inside the frame wanted to turn when I was getting the bolts locked down, such that it was actually bending and pulling the entire handles inside the frame. I was unable to get them to the full 75 ft-lbs. of torque, but they're still pretty darn tight. I don't think it'll be going anywhere. 63126


Comments

No problems at all so far with the receiver bar.

Patrick - 07/16/2014

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by: Rod07/18/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Extremely well made hitch that fit to the bolt configuration of the car perfectly. There was only one problem. This is a 2003 car that has 90,000 miles on it and many winters of salt. The 14mm "bumper bolts" that the hitch attaches to to prevent vertical movement snapped off rather than spinning. I put WD40 on the bolts twice a day for two days before trying to remove them and I applied it liberally while trying to take the bolts off. Instructions say, "Step 1 lower exhaust." Use WD40 and a thin screwdriver to remove the rubber bumper that attaches to the arm welded to the muffler. I sprayed WD40, pushed the screw driver in, more WD40, pushed more until the screwdriver went all the way through. Lots more WD40 and it eventually slid off. That was enough to get the hitch between the bumper and the muffler pipe. No need to take the muffler off completely. Last bit of advice is to put some thin but strong thread around the bolt's very last thread. Put bolt into the frame, then put the thread through the washer, place the washer into the frame, then gently pull and jiggle and the whole thing will eventually line up and the bolt will pull through. Hoping for some ideas on what to do about the broken bolts. I'm using this with a cargo carrier, so worst case I can use web straps to the car to prevent it from moving vertically.. 19616



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by: Jeff03/10/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Great product ! Used a jack to help with holding the Hitch while mounting, note on driver side mounting you don't use front factory bracket hole , on passenger side you use both factory mounting holes. Before tightening bolts completely , check your U-bolt and make sure it lines up , mine was a 1/4 inch off and had to use a 5lb sledge hammer to get the factory tow loop into right position. No fault to the hitch my tow loop looked like it was hit by something prior to the installation. All and all about 30 minute job. 177791



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by: MARK ESTES01/09/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Hint My car, a Ford Focus ZX3 hatch back required one hole drilled. I first mounted the hitch with the other three bolts, and then drilled the hole for the fourth bolt as directed. The problem then was how to remove the burr that extended on the blind side of the car’s frame where I couldn’t reach? Hint 1) I used a medium size Allen wrench, the long end secured in a drill motor. I inserted the small end into the hole by tilting it and proceeded to free spin it on high speed in side then drew back unto the inside surface with the burr, it removed easily. Hint 2) I used a combination of heavy thread or fish line could be used, and wire to insert the last bolt. First, fish the bent wire with small hook on end through the ½” hole you drilled and back out the access hole, then hook the thread and draw it back through. Second, thread it through the washer block and tie it around the tip of the bolt and trim excess. Third fish the washer through the access hole and using the bent wire position it over the ½” hole, then pull on the thread as you feed the bolt through, while assisting with bent wire. After bolt is extending through pull and rotate it, until the square neck of the carriage bolt aligns with the square hole of the washer and fully extends down. Finally add conical washer and nut and tightened. . 5228



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by: Dr. Gil03/20/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Draw tight has a great reputation and we believe this a great product for our application. The Etrailer team speaks English and treated me like a member of their personal family (with 15 grandchildren I really appreciate this atmosphere. This concept of service and follow up is a concept our politicians should emulate...I believe the Etrailer team "really did build this business with customer satisfaction in mind". Rose took my order like she was helping her own grandpa and George sent me a subsequent email confirming my order and expediting my order with an upgraded shipping service...just to show appreciation for my business. Today I received another follow up to make sure I was satisfied. I am an old retired doctor and I like to do my own projects and with 6 grown children and 15 grandchildren I have been frustrated with products and especially DIY directions. Not this time! My 11 year old granddaughter took one side of the hitch and I took the other side and WE completed the operation in less than 30 minutes. Not bad for an old doctor and a young nurse. Last word from the old doctor to the Etrailer team "People don't care how much you know...until they know how much you care" God bless you all Yours for the best products and service Dr. Gill 121442



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by: J Swift01/25/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Photos from 98 Trans Am Install. I Installed this hitch on my 98 Trans Am in less than an Hour with simple hand tools. The shipping was extremely fast, and price was more than reasonable. I use this to Haul my Custom Built Harley Davidson and it works perfect. The only Problem is the Draw bar does NOT fit real tight and creates a small amount of play which allows the trailer to bounce when going down the Highway. 6085



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by: Troy Weaver07/29/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Super well built and fitting hitch for a 1998 Mazda 626. The only problem is what it takes to install it on a car that really shouldn't have a trailer behind it. Getting the carriage bolt and supports in place was tough. I recommend cutting or grinding 1/4" off the carriage bolt rather than elongating the 1/2" hole a little like I did (the carriage bolt is just a little too long to fit upright in the channel and fit through the 1/2" hole). The right rear muffler support becomes unuseable and I used a hose clamp instead. All in all, the hitch and mounting are probably the strongest part of the car frame. 49717



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by: Stan L.10/01/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Fits a 2013 Fusion Titanium well and easy to install. My unit came with instructions for a VW Beetle instead of for a Fusion however the proper instructions were readily available on the etrailer web site. A couple of tips: 1) The rear under body appearance panel can be used with this hitch without trimming the two ends of the panel that mount where the hitch mounts by drilling a ~1" clearance hole for the rearmost hitch bolt in each side of the panel as shown in the attached photo. 2) I found that the under body panel needs to be put back in place prior to tightening the hitch to the car. There is not enough clearance to fit the panel between an installed hitch and the car's under body. I attached the hitch to the car loosely with all 4 nuts on the ends of the bolts. The panel can then be fitted between the car and the hitch. Once the panel is in place, the hitch can be tightened down. This is my second Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer and both experiences have been positive. 153794



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by: Christopher B.06/24/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Hitch seems of good quality and was a fairly easy install alone. Putting the back of the car up on ramps gave me enough room to easily drill the rear holes bigger and the use of the OEM car jack to hold the hitch in place while I tightened the nuts. Hitch still leaves room for clearing curbs which is a big deal for those of us who back in everywhere. it has a higher clearance than the tailpipe. Recommendation, if you also purchase the light wiring harness for 04 impala, put it on first, the receiver plug wire fits perfect thru the hitches center gap at the rear of the car. 85738

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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24677 Installation instructions 24677 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Will not fit 3 door hatchback.No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 119178KIT
119178KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593
3593


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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