Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 41511 from Draw-Tite on a 1993 Chevy Suburban. Looking up under the vehicle now at the frame rail, we are going to go ahead and point out the attaching points for the hitch. As you can see, there are three existing holes at the bottom of the frame that we are going to use as the attaching points. We do need to enlarge these holes before we can put the hardware into place. See the one at the rearmost attaching point, we are going to need to enlarge to a half-inch, and the two forward ones are going to need to be enlarged to nine-sixteenths. So we are going to go ahead and do that now on both sides.
OK, with the holes drilled, we are going to go ahead and put the hardware into place. On the rearmost attaching point we can just set the hardware into place. On the forward-sided holes, we are actually going to have to fish wire the bolts through the framework here and into place. And we are going to use a bolt leader, which we do so here on our Web site. It makes things a lot easier to fish the bolts into place. The access point we are going to use is actually up over the crossmember here. There is a hole that I can fish this through. And with that in place, we can go ahead and put the bolt leader through the block and then wrap the threads of the bolt with the bolt leader. This will allow us to pull the bolt and block through the frame and into position. We are going to do that for both of the forward attachment points on both sides of the vehicle. One thing I do want to note here is that they do offer different blocks here in the hardware kit. You want to make sure you use the correct one in the appropriate positions. The ones on the forward side of the vehicle, you want to use the block with the hole offset to the side. That is going to allow this to not catch inside the frame when you lay it in there. The ones where the hole is actually offset toward the top, you want to put that one in this position here. OK, and again, we want to repeat that procedure for the passengers side, as well.
OK, with the bolts up into position, we can go ahead and put the hitch in place. And we are going to go ahead and use the fasteners that are provided in the kit to attach it. OK, with the hitch up into place, we are going to go ahead and hand tighten all the bolts down. And then after that we are going to go back through and torque them down. The bolts need to be torqued down to 107 foot-pounds. OK, with the bolts torqued down, the installation is complete. And this will conclude the installation of part number 41511 on a 1993 Chevy Suburban.
Today, on this 1998 Chevrolet Suburban, were going to install part number C14029 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once its install on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories; such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening, down to the ground will be about 18-1/4, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 2. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first thing well do is go ahead and point out the mounting locations on the frame.
Today we are working on a 2005 Chevy Suburban ton. We are going to remove the factory hitch and wiring. After we remove the manufacturers hitch, we are going to go ahead and install a curt hitch part #C15524. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost point of the bumper is 2-1/2 and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 21. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Today on this 1998 Chevrolet Suburban, we are going to install part number 75037 from Draw-Tite. This install also applies to part number 87546 from Hidden Hitch. Look at the passenger side here, we are going to show you exactly where the hitch is going to mount up. It is actually going to use these three existing holes that is going to be identical on both sides. All right, first thing we are going to do is enlarge the holes on the end of the frame. We are going to make those up to 1/ 2 inch. It is almost the same size as now but this is just to give a little extra room for the bolts. Now the next two holes here, we are going to enlarge to 9/ 16. Again it gives it better wiggle room to pull the bolt and the pull wire through. When you do this on the driver side be careful because the wire harness is laying inside the frame so be careful when you do that side.