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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Curt

2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch

(8 reviews)


Code:   13456

Retail:$316.12

Price:$153.95


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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Land Rover Range Rover Sport's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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13456 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

13456 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 13456 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
8,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
800 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation , Vehicles with a full size spare stored under the vehicle will not be able to store spare underneath after hitch installation






Complete Towing Package for 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport


Retail: $418.02

Package Price:$220.99


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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Curt

Today in our 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III, part number 13456. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see its a nice round, tubular design. It's going to tuck up very nice under the bottom of your vehicle. With a flat style safety chain loop. You're going to have one 5/8" hitch pin hole. It's a 2" X 2" receiver Class III. It's going to give you 600 pounds of tongue weight, which is the amount of downward force, and 6,000 pounds of towing weight, which is the amount you can tow, and if you're going to use a weight distribution, that'll bring you up to 800 pounds of tongue weight, and 8,000 pounds of trailer towing.

Now you want to make sure you check with your owner's manual or your manufacturer to make sure your vehicle is actually able to tow that much. This is going to be a bolt-on design, there's no drilling required. You're just going to fit a couple of bolts through the frame rails and install the nuts. Now let's go ahead and give you some measurements that's going to help you picking out your accessories such as a ball mount, a cargo carrier, or a bike rack. From the ground to the inside of the top of the receiver, it's going to be about 17", and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper, is about 3-1/2". Now let's go ahead and show you how to put it on. Now the first step will be to drop the spare tire, which you've already gone ahead and lowered it out of the way. Let me show you our connection points where it's going to mount to the frame.

We're going to have a block for the carriage bolt here and one here. It's going to be the same on the other side. Now keep in mind anything you do on this side, we're going to repeat on the other side. With these two different sized blocks, they're going to go inside our frame. Now the narrower one is going to go up in here with our 1/2" carriage bolt being fish-wired through the inside. The larger one is going to go on the back here, and be fish-wired in as well. We now have two different length fish wires.

We're going to use the longer one and go through the back of the frame rail here, and come out through this hole. inaudible 00:02:03 our needle nose and we can pull our wire out of there. Now we're going to take our narrower block, place that on there, and our 1/2" carriage bolt. Thread it all the way down. I'm going to pull this up.

Once we get to where we need to go, we're going to just set it back in place because we're going to have to slide our hitch up, over the fish wire and pull it through. Now we can fish the one through the back side here with the shorter fish wire. Now we'll take our larger block and our carriage bolt and we're going to push it through as well. I'm going to take a screwdriver and pry this block out of the way, and pull that down. Now I'll go on and do the other ones. Now we're going to get the help of a good friend and confidante. Put our fish wires through the inside. We're going to slide our hitch carefully up into place, and we'll pull out our bolts from the inside with our fish wire. Now we can snug up our bottom bolts. Then we'll tighten up our side bolts. Now we're going to go ahead and set the torque with specifications listed in our instructions. These are going to be a 3/4" or a 19, whichever you happen to have. Now that we have it all torqued down, we can go ahead and reinstall our spare tire. That's going to do it for our look at and install of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III part number 13456 on our 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13456

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)


This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


- 13456

by: Greg Z10/13/2011


While the product itself looks to well made, the installation process is far from easy. The fishwire process is hit or miss and it is very likely that the average guy will have a lot of difficulty in attempting to install this product on a Range Rover Sport. The access hole is way too small and there is no way to install the product without a successful fishwire experience, (short of removing the bumper cover). I consider myself fairly handy with tools and I am generally successful with other installation procedures. I would not recommend this product to the average person and frankly would prefer to return the product to Etrailer.com 25536



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by: William04/30/2011


Okay so when i first received the kit and unpacked it and looked at the parts, i thought there is no way this will be 30min (as stated in the instructions). However, all i can say is trust the instructions and the fishing wires, they ARE THE HEAT! Those little fishing wires are life savers. it took me 20 min. Graet kit! Saved over $400 as compared to the Land Rover OEM Hitch. 12619


Comments

did your rover come with a wiring harness for the trailer or did you have to hard wire it? was it difficult? thanks

comment by: Dave - 10/29/2013


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Comments

I purchased an aftermarket plug and play, trailer wiring harness, not hard at all.

comment by: William - 11/11/2013


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William, thanks for the feedback! Dave, there are some different aftermarket options available. Just let me know the particular year and model of your Land Rover and I can help you find what's compatible.

Patrick B - 11/13/2013




- 13456

by: Matt10/22/2016


Fits as easily as promised to my 2008 LR3 within 30 mins in the driveway using only a wrench and the supplied hardware. Very easy to install and looks great on the truck. Thank you eTrailer. 309736



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by: Chuck05/30/2016


Great product. The hitch is well made and exactly as described on the website. Installed on 2013 RR Sport in 45 minutes single-handed in driveway no problem. If you are the type of person that owns 1/2" drive sockets then you will most likely be able to do this install just fine. Video removes any guesswork as well. 253649



- 13456

by: Hunter10/18/2013


The Curt Hitch, item #13456, works great. I was not sure about the fish wire part of the install but after speaking with Matt at etrailer it was easy. From the time the hitch was delivered it took less than 1 hour to install on my Land Rover LR4. Having a extra set of helping hands also made the job easier. 104257



- 13456

by: C fitz11/29/2016


Works like advertised. The only issue I had was while installing it on '08 Land Rover LR3 was that it was just slightly wider than the frame of the truck, and I had to bend the "arms" in slightly to squeeze it in within the fram before bolting it on. 320471



- 13456

by: Jose Zayas05/27/2013


this an excellent product, very easy to istall and all parts fitted perfectly. Instruction were very precise and all necessary parts included. Thank you guys 82057



- 13456

by: Clinton02/19/2016


Good product - even better service. 238236

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  • What Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Range Rover Sport
  • We can offer some bike transport options for your Rover Sport. If you have the HSE model we offer Curt Class III hitch # 13456 which has a 2-inch receiver opening and a beefy 600-lb tongue weight capacity, plenty for even the largest of bike racks. I have linked the hitch install instructions as well as two helpful articles on hitch installation. Please note that if you have a full-size spare it will not be able to fit back in place after hitch installation.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Land Rover LR4
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13456 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Land Rover LR4 so it would work well for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise...
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  • Will the Spare Tire Still fit on a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport with a Curt Hitch Installed
  • As long as your spare is not a full size spare that is the same size as the wheels and tires on your 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport then it will still mount in the factory location. If it is a full size spare then it will not fit and the only recommendation I can make for you would be to try and track down a smaller spare.
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • The first thing you will need is a hitch, for that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # 13456. This is a 2 inch hitch that would do a great job carrying a 4 bike rack. Once the hitch is installed you would be able to install the Thule Hitching Post Bike rack part # TH934XTR and it would work well for you to carry up to 4 bikes. I attached a review video for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also...
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  • Enclosed Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier for a 2016 Land Rover LR4
  • We have several trailer hitch mounted enclosed cargo carriers that will be perfect for your 2016 Land Rover LR4. First, of you have a lot of things that you need to put in the carrier then the absolute best option is the Let's Go Aero GearSpace # HGK826 or # HGK819. These options have an astonishing 34 cubic feet of cargo space. As you can see in the pictures of these products they are quite large. If you don't need quite as much room as the GearSpace offers then I recommend taking...
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  • Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Your 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport should be equipped with a 2-inch Class III type trailer hitch receiver, like the Curt # 13456 that we offer. In this case you can use any compatible 2-inch Class III hitch cargo carrier. One such hitch carrier is the Rola # 59502 that you referenced. We also offer anti-rattle devices to help reduce play in the hitch. If your hitch has a tongue weight rating like that of the Curt, 600-lbs, then you can effectively use all of the capacity of a 500-lb-rated...
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  • Plow Recommendation for 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • I have a solution that would allow you to mount a snow plow at the rear of your 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, but not at the front since we don't carry any front hitches for your vehicle. For a hitch for the rear of your vehicle (if you do not have one already) you would want the Curt part # 13456 which is a confirmed fit as long as you have an HSE model. Then for a smaller plow that would work well for you I would recommend the Agri-Cover SnowSport LT part # A80849KIT. This...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Model
  • For your 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Model you would want the Curt Hitch part # 13456. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not...
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  • Can the Curt Class III Hitch be Used on a 2008 Landrover LR3 and Carry a Thule 4 Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can use the Curt Class III trailer hitch, # 13456, on your 2008 Land Rover LR3. Installation of this hitch does not require any drilling and is very straight forward, see instructions link. The Thule 4 bike racks will work with this hitch. If you want an economical version you can go with the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack, # TH956. This is a great rack that will fold away from the vehicle for access to the back hatch. Along with this rack, if you plan to carry womens, childrens,...
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  • Does the Install of Curt Hitch 13456 on a 2006 Land Rover LR3 Require Spare Tire Removal
  • Curt states that a full-sized spare will not fit on your 200 Land Rover LR3 with their hitch part # 13456 installed at the same time. You might consider tracking down a smaller spare so that you can still have a spare with this hitch installed. We had the chance to install this hitch on a 2006 Land Rover LR3 just like yours. Check out the video I attached that will walk you through the install. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Land Rover LR4
  • Curt trailer hitch will fit a 2015 Land Rover LR4 so that includes your model! I have linked a video showing an example installation on another vehicle this hitch fits. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Ball Mount, Hitch Ball, and Trailer Wiring for a 2005 to 2009 Land Rover LR3
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13456, will fit 2005 to 2009 Land Rover LR3 models. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. This hitch bolts into place on the frame of the vehicle. You will need to temporarily remove the spare tire to have room to install the hitch. There is no drilling involved but you will have to fishwire bolts into place. I have included a video explaining the fishwire technique. If you plan on doing some towing with your LR3, I recommend adding...
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  • Solutions for Installing a Curt Hitch on a 2006 Range Rover Sport with a Full Sized Spare
  • The best solution I can offer you is for you to acquire a smaller spare tire and use that in place of the full size spare so you can have the Curt Hitch # 13456 installed on your 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product for you. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # EBMK4 Tow Ready Wiring Harness # 119179KIT (installation instructions and video attached)
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2 Inch Bike Rack for a 2016 Land Rover LR4
  • For your 2016 Land Rover LR4 and bike rack that fits a 2 inch hitch I recommend Curt trailer hitch # 13456. This hitch does have a 2 inch receiver and is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight; plenty for a loaded bike rack. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • What Size Spare Tire Fits with Curt Hitch 13456 on 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • The two stock tires sizes for your 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are your size 255/50/R19 and size 275/40-20, both of which are about 10-inches wide and 29-inches in diameter. On many vehicles the spare tire that is not full size will be a little donut type. Since that type of spare would simply not work on an off-road vehicle like yours the 175/80/R19 (30-inches in diameter) is not considered to be a full-size spare due to its narrower width so it will fit with the hitch # 13456....
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Bikes on a 2007 Land Rover LR3
  • We have a few options to carry 4 bikes on your 2007 Land Rover LR3, but we do not carry any trunk mounted bike racks that can carry more than 3 bikes. One option for you would be to carry three bikes on a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Rack, # TH9002PRO, and one bike on the roof of your vehicle. The Thule Sidearm Bike Rack, # TH594XT, will fit most factory crossbars and it is quality bike rack. If you do not have a roof rack on your vehicle, then you would want...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Towing Bike Rack for a 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
  • It sounds like you have the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE. For this model vehicle Curt has a 2 inch trailer hitch available # 13456. The only catch is if you have a full size spare below your vehicle, after the installation of the hitch you will no longer be able to store it there. I have linked some roof mounted spare tire racks to this page for you to check out. A bike rack can mount directly into the 2 inch receiver but it sounds like you would prefer to mount a bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Land Rover LR4
  • The only trailer hitch that will fit your 2015 Land Rover LR4 is # 13456. With this hitch you will NOT be able to keep the full size spare under the vehicle. It would have to be carried elsewhere for the hitch to fit. If you wanted to move forward with this hitch then if you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch # 13456 fit a 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Super Charged with a 19" Spare
  • I contacted my tech contact at Curt and unfortunately the Curt Hitch for a 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport # 13456 will not work on your vehicle with a full size spare tire. However, if you remove the tire, this hitch will work with your super charged edition. If you plan on doing some towing with your vehicle, I recommend adding a ball mount, hitch ball, and trailer wiring. The recommended ball mount is # 2753, and you can use hitch ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 63853...
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  • Enclosed Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Land Rover LR4
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2015 Land Rover LR4 like the part # 13456 the 24x48-3/4 Carpod Walled, Folding Cargo Carrier # M2205-01-02 that you referenced would fit and work well. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Spare Tire Compatibility with Curt Hitch on a 2011 Land Rover LR4
  • If you have a full size spare currently stored under the vehicle you will not be able to store spare underneath after hitch installation. If you have smaller spare you should have no problem reinstalling this after the hitch is installed. A popular alternative would be to store your full size spare on your roof with a roof rack that has a roof basket mounted like Thule's Trailer Roof Cargo Basket # TH864. If you could tell me how your roof is configured I would be happy to give you...
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