Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, well be installing the Hidden Hitch part 87435. To being our install, well remove the fascia door here at the rear bumper. Now well go ahead and put that away because it will not go back on the vehicle. We do need to detach the rubber exhaust hangers and lower the rearward portion of the exhaust. There are two rubber exhaust hangers on our vehicle. Now that weve lowered our exhaust, well go ahead and point out our attachment points here on the frame rail and on the bumper.
There are two here on the passenger side, two on the driver side and two here in the center of the bumper behind the fascia door. Were now ready to raise the hitch into position over the exhaust pipes aligning the slots in the hitch with the weld nuts on the bottom of the frame. Itd be a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place as you start your hardware. We can now loosely install the M12 bolts and the conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch into the existing weld nuts of the frame. Now in the center of our bumper here, well need to use the handle nuts because there are no weld nuts in the frame of the bumper.
Well place the handle nuts through the square hole and position it over the round hole for our hitch. You wanna make sure that you put the block in between the hitch and the bumper of the vehicle. So well take our bolt, conical tooth washer, feed it up through the hitch, through the block and into the handle nut. Now that all our fasteners are in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now that all our hardwares tight, we can go ahead and cut the handle off the handle nut for a cleaner install.
We can then reinstall our two exhaust hangers which will complete our installation of Hidden Hitch part number 87435 on our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. .
Today on our 2012 Chevy Traverse, were going to be installing the Draw-Tite hitch part number 75528. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 7 inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Traverse we're gonna install the Curt Hitch, part number 13424. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 6-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 19 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.
Today on this 2012 Chevrolet Traverse we're gonna install part number 87435 from hidden hitch. This will also apply to part number 75528 from Draw-tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle and now we'll give you some measurements that will 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 on this type of vehicle is going to be 18 and a half inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing you do is go ahead and move this panel right here, this 2 little tabs on the bottom, you twist and it comes right apart.
Today on this 2010 Chevrolet Traverse we are going to install part number 75528 from Draw-Tite. This is also going to apply to Hidden Hitch part number 87435. Our next steps involved is to take this panel that is at the bottom of the bumper in the center and we are going to remove it. All you do is twist the two knobs to unlock it and you can pull it apart. The cover that was right here is going to have to stay off because it was not made for this hitch. Our next step is going to be lower the exhaust. We are going to spray down the rubber hangers with some lubricant and we are going to push them off to the side that way we can lower our exhaust. 00:34