Today we are going to do an install of part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This hitch install also applies for part number 75082 from Draw Tite. We will install this on a 2002 Ford Ranger with the Edge package. To begin our install we must do a couple things. We have to take out this bolt and the J-Nut on top. Basically it is just a nut that clamps on the frame. It must be removed also. The new hardware will be ped in so that it is pointing straight down. This nut towards the back will stay in place however we will loosen it up so we can have better access to the J nut. Then the last piece of hardware will be going in this hole here. The bolt that we loosen will always stay here in the frame. We will repeat this process for the opposite side.
The reason I loosened the bumper was so that I could get to the J nut. You can take a screw driver and sometimes it is flexible enough you can pull down this tab and it comes right off. Now you want to just go ahead and tighten up the bumper with the just one remaining bolt. Remember that the hitch will go through the frame and bumper bracket to hold it into place. We will go ahead and our hardware in though the rear most hole. What we will do is slide our hitch in at an angle so that you come over this bolt here. It will stay above the bolt just a little but we can fix that by installing a nut to hold it all in place.
Next we can go ahead and hang our hitch. As you can see we just got the hitch held up by the nut. Just to keep it from going anywhere. We will go ahead and reinstall our hardware back here. There is also a spacer that goes between the hitch and the frame. Then we can install our nut and washer. Go ahead and repeat for the other side. We will go back to the rear hardware and install a lock washer. Again repeat for the other side. Now just simply tighten down the nuts. At this point we can give the bolts their final torque. There you have it for part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch installed on our 2002 Ford Ranger.
Today's on is 1999 Ford Ranger, we're gonna install part number 13138 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks when installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, its gonna be 15 and a half inches. From center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, its gonna be 3 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today on a 1998 Ford Ranger were going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. Its also supplied part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when 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 is going to be 14-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/2 inches.
Today on this 2004 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing 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 is going to be 21 inches. From the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:26
Today on this 2008 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. OK, we will show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. You are going to use the existing hole right here and you are going to use this existing spot right here, with the bolt in here. This bolt will be removed and replaced with new hardware. The J-nut behind it will be replaced also. We will start off by removing the hardware right here. And one little thing that you might want to do is go ahead and loosen this bolt up a little bit. That way, it makes it a little easier to move this J-nut here. We are done with the driver side. Let us go ahead and do the same thing again on at the passenger side. 0:44
On this 2006 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. Okay looking at the drivers side frame rail I will show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount up on the bottom of the frame right here using an existing hole and also, two bolts go into the side of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides. :17