Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Square Tube
Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt front hitch part number 31604 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Hitch reviews from real customers.


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Curt Front Hitch - 31604

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


Features:

  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, 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 steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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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.



31604 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31604 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 31604 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1994 - 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup

2002 - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500

1999 - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup excluding Sport models





Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31604

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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Easy to install .fits perfect..good pro duct 360868



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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

It's a great fit also loved the fish wire it made installation easy. 342854



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Great product. Which I've used many times to no fault or flaw in any way. Very pleased 441840



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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

I must Highly Recommend etrailer for any Truck or Trailer Hitch Parts that You may ever need. I had to replace a Front Hitch Receiver for My 1997 Dodge Ram Pick Up (Snow Plow Attachment). They not only had the "Lowest" Base Price for the Product over any other On-Line Parts Dealer, but I was also able to obtain "Free Shipping", which was being offered that day. The Combined Savings was $70.00! The Parts Ordering Department was "Extremely Helpful", to not only confirm that I was ordering the correct part, but that it would be shipped the following day! It arrived in a very timely manner & in Perfect Shape. I thank etrailer so very much for their Fantastic Customer Service & for the Cost Savings on this Item. Have a Blessed Day! Michael T. 365601



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1996 Dodge Ram

I finished installing my new front hitch a few weekends ago. All in all I'm very satisfied with the new hitch, primarily as it solved a long standing problem and the right price. The construction and fit of the hitch is excellent. It does take a bit more than an amateur to install however, so below are my comments with photos attached to help the next guy: 1.) Front bolt - The existing hole on the frame it too small to accept the new bolt. This needs to be drilled out (only with a 90 deg. Drill), or replace the existing bolts in the opposite direction...which is what I did, (photo 3). 2.) Middle bolt - The existing frame hole does not align with the hole on the hitch. You need to dry fit it and mark it and cut an approx. 1/2 - 5/8" chip out of the frame. 3.) Rear bolt - Rear bolt ends up with about a 1/4" gap between the frame and hitch. I shimmed the gap and torqued it snug. There's also no way to install the internal washer, without losing your sanity. I eliminated it and used a vise grip on the bolt end as I tighten the nut. Additionally, you have to remove the bumper kicker brace to install this rear bolt. Once the hitch is up, there is again no way to reinstall that kicker brace without disassembling the whole assembly at the bumper. My problem with that was that my existing bolt were old and rusty and probably won't come off or go back on easily. Instead, I fabricated an extension bracket and reassemble that kicker brace just above the new bolt (photo 2). - Photo 1: Before install, after removing lower spoiler - Photo 4: After install, before cutting and reinstalling lower spoiler 152864



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1997 Dodge Ram

Thanks for the speed sending the front hitch for my 1997 dodge ram It only took you 2 days to get it here and it took me 30 minutes To install it. Thank you Nicole R. And here is a picture of it already on it 182173



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It works great. 581167



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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Chose this hitch over Draw Tite because I have a Steering Stabilizer plate where the Draw Tite mounts. Curt is good quality and fit but the most tedious hitch I've ever installed and I've done many. Curt video online was helpful. My frame had all the holes in places but the middle ones on both sides were to tight and needed to be drilled larger to allow the bolts attached to the fish wire to pass through. Center bolts and backers are difficult to line up and install. One got stuck and while removing it I lost the backing plate down the frame tube. Bumper bolts need to be removed or loosened and realigned after the hitch is installed. Working alone on the ground it took 2 1/2 hrs to install with some frustration. My truck is a 1999, 3500 4x4 Florida vehicle with NO SEIZED BOLTS, thank God, because 8 had to be removed or loosened. I would have preferred and would have purchased the Draw Tite if not for my special situation but I'm very happy the Curt was available. 544440



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Great product and fast delivery 484071


Comments

Did not fit bc I have sport model

Kenneth - 03/12/2019

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Per our product fit guide, the # 31604 isn't compatible with the sport model. The Draw-Tite # 65003
Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
$183.79
is a fit, but you'd need to trim the front fascia for the receiver tube to pass through.

-- Mike L - 3/12/2019


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It was well engineered and an easy bolt-up - only had to drill 2 holes in frame of truck. Works fine! 474854



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Satisfied with my product, can't beat their prices anywhere!! 449063



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1995 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product, very high quality in fit and finish. Directions could have been a bit more informative. I realized that I should have lined up the back bumper bracket while installing the back bolt as you can't move the bracket into place after the bolt is through. A note on the directions would have saved me a little time and frustration. Overall an easy installation and a nice product. Thanks, John 434292



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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect!!!! Took about an hour to install. Fit , Finnish , and build quality are excellent! !! Thanks george , for selling a great part. 404327



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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Does not fit a 2001 dodge ram 2500 5.9l diesel not even close what a waist of time. You need to pick it up ....would like to have one that fit...but u dont have it 400398



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Great Quality! 385921



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1995 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

front mount for my 1995 dodge 3500 fit perfect pretty easy to put on best buy ive made in a long time 100%happy thank you gary casey 347851



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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product! Fit perfect with no modifications. Instructions were easy to follow. 333357



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Choose this product due to the fact that it works with steering stabilizer i have installed on my truck. I was happy about that. I did have a small inteference with the bumper probably due to an accident. The instructions could have been better but overall happy with the product. 199023



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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

very fast shipping and good price. these guys will be my first choice everytime 162957



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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

Priced below MSRP with free shipping. Quality construction, fit well with minor enlarging of frame holes. Corner braces to front bumper would not fit over the hitch, braces were cut and welded 3/4" shorter and all was well. Install took the better part of 3 hours laying on my back in the carport. I bought this to sometimes mount a Warn winch, and move trailers around the yard. 150821



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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

The install was straight forward, but I was glad I had a friend to help. Hitch is well made. I am a happy customer. 59603


Comments

All still working just fine. Used the cargo carrier and deadbolt locks this past week.

Jay M - 06/12/2014

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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

I haven't had the chance to install the hitch (Sandy). But, the service so far has been excellent. I should put-it to work this week (Sandy;)Thanks 58482



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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

Curt Front mounted receiver for 99 Dodge Ram A really nice product that was really easy to install and etrailer is always a pleasure to do business with having great products, good prices and fast shipping 4510


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  • Front Mount Hitch for 1999 Dodge Ram With Steering Box Stabilizer
  • The Draw-Tite # 65003 will almost certainly not work for you because the directions indicate it would interfere with where you said your steering box stabilizer is installed. The Curt # 31604 might work, though without knowing the exact location of your stabilizer it would be difficult to give you a definitive answer. I have linked the directions of the Curt hitch for you which detail how it is installed and taking a look at these directions should allow you to determine if the stabilizer...
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  • Recommended Winch Mount For 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel
  • The Winch Carrier for Bulldog Winch Grille Guard - 12,000 lbs # BDW733601 is not a fit for your 2000 Ram 3500. The only mount that is available is a receiver mount like the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit - 2" x 2" # BDW20155 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate # C31010. For this you will need a front mount receiver if you don't already have one. We have two models available; the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65003 or the Curt Front...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 1997 Ram 1500 Sport 4x4 with Lift Kit
  • Adding a lift kit should not affect fit of Curt trailer hitch # 31604 on your 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 unless the devices used to lift the truck occupy any space needed by the hitch or any of the attachment points on the frame needed by the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details for this front mount hitch so you can determine if there would be any fit issues.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch fits a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Draw-Tite part # 65017 is for a Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, Mazda B-Series truck or Mazda Navajo. We have two front mount hitches for a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. We have Draw-Tite part # 65003 and Curt part # 31604. To install either of these front mount hitches, you will need to either trim or remove the front air dam or deflector.
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  • Will Plow Mounts Interfere with Install of Curt # 31604 Front Receiver on 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck
  • If you look at the diagram from the installation instructions I've provided for you, you'll be able to see that the flanges of the front mounted receiver attach to the sides of the frame members, and the crossbar of the hitch will sit under the frame. I don't have any information about the plow set-up you're using, or how it installs to the vehicle, so I cannot say if there will be any interference, but you should be able to compare the way the hitch attaches to the plow mounts, and...
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  • How to Determine if Curt Front Hitch Will Interfere with BD Steering Stabilizer on 2001 Ram 3500
  • It is possible that you can install a front mount hitch with the BD steering stabilizer installed on your 2001 Dodge Ram 3500. However, you will need to take a look at the instructions for the hitch, linked for reference, to determine if the mounting locations and location of the hitch will interfere with stabilizer on the truck. You can also check out # 65003 and its instructions, also linked. It installs a little differently. Both hitches are designed for stock trucks so the only way...
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  • Will a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Tow Hooks
  • For your 2000 Dodge Ram we have 2 front mount hitch options. You could use Curt front hitch # 31604 or Draw-Tite hitch # 65003. On both hitches, # 31604 and # 65003, both install under the front fascia and attach to parts of the truck frame that are not used by the factory tow hooks so you will not have to remove them. I have linked instructions for both hitches for you.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Dodge Ram
  • We carry a Curt front mount hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, but the part # C31015 that you referenced only fits new Rams so it would not work for you. Instead you would want the # 31604 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your truck.
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  • Will Curt Front Mont Receiver Part # 31604 Fit a 1994 Dodge Ram Diesel 2500 Series
  • I have confirmed with Curt that the Front Mounted Receiver, part # 31604 will fit your 1994 Ram 2500. This front receiver will fit all Ram models manufactured from 1994-2001, but in the 2002 model year it will fit only 2500 and 3500 series trucks. For reference, I have included a link to the installation instructions.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2000 Dodge Ram 1500
  • We don't have any concealed front hitches available for your 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. Probably the best option would be the Curt hitch part # 31604 which I attached an install picture for that shows where it will be once installed.
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  • Ground Clearance with a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installed on a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Once installed the receiver on front mount trailer hitch # 31604 will be directly below the front bumper on your 1994 Dodge Ram. You cannot modify the hitch to fit in an alternate location because that can compromise the structural integrity of the hitch and it will void the warranty. Since you have already removed the plastic fascia below the hitch, you can measure from the bottom of the bumper down about 2-1/2 inches. This is the approximate location of the bottom of the receiver once...
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  • Front Mount Hitch for Use with Warn Winch and Trailer on a 1999 Dodge Ram
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31604 will fit your 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 4x4 Short Bed. In order to hold your Warn Winch I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate part # C31010 which also comes with mounting points for a roller fairlead. If you already have a hitch mounted winch plate then you can use that as well. Please note that this hitch has a 9,000 lb line pull rating which will be relevant for your winch and a 500 lb vertical...
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  • Front Hitch and Snow Plow for 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Detail K2 Custom Mounting Brackets for Snowplows # K284309 does not have a 2-inch receiver opening for other purposes. This mount kit allows only plow installation. Also, with this kit installed it is not possible to mount a front hitch; my contact at K2 confirmed this for me. But if you were to install a front-mount 2-inch hitch, either Curt # 31604 or Draw-Tite # 65003, you could then mount a hitch-type plow such as Detail K2 Avalanche Snowplow # K2AVAL8422.
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
  • For your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31604. This hitch requires no drilling, but does require you to either trim or remove the air dam under your front bumper. If you trim the air dam, a 2x2 inch piece will need to be removed. You will lose approximately an inch of ground clearance from where your air dam measured.
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