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

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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 C31054 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 - C31054

  • Curt
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 350 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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.


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
  • Assembled in USA


Specs:

  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 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.



Product Detail

If you have a trailer hitch receiver at the front of your vehicle, you can use the Thule GoalPost to carry extra-long lumber or equipment that would not otherwise fit on your roof. When mounted in the front, the load bar on the GoalPost extends farther out from your roof rack crossbars than when the support is mounted in the rear. As a result, you can safely balance long loads with ease.



31054 CURT Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver



C31054 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C31054 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2019 Toyota 4Runner Limited

2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner SR5




Video of CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner were going to install part number C31054 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a winch mount or a skid plate. From the center of the hitch pins the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 11-1/4 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how t he hitch is installed. The first thing we need to do to start our installation is to go ahead and remove the driver and passengers side underbody panels.

Therell be five fasteners on each side. Thats it for our drivers side. Repeat the same process on the passengers side. Next, we need to remove this bolt right here. Therere three of them in a row, we take out the bottom one.

Before we install the hitch well show you the attachment points. One is going to be the tie down loop itself and the bulk of it we just previously removed the bolt from, and theres a weld nut on the side of a tow loop that well use as an attachment point as well. This will be identical on both sides of the vehicle. When were cleaned up, well spray the hole with some spray lubricant and then run a bolt in to make sure that it goes in ok. The older the vehicle is the more work this will take.

At this point we can go ahead and install our hitch. Now you definitely want an extra set of hands help hold it up there while you install the hardware. Now well install the bolts going to the side. Remember leave everything loose so you can move the hitch around so you can install the hardware. Now well go ahead and install the hardware for our tow loop right here.

Our carriage bolt well install from this side and into the hole. Make sure it goes all the way through into place and then our flange nut. Thats it for the drivers side, one more time on the passengers side. With all our hardware installed, lets go ahead and tighten down everything and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. And then this point is optional, we can reinstall the panels or we can leave them off. Were going to reinstall them. Were going to have to do some trimming. What we found out is that were going to cut from this edge here from this one mount, follow this edge and from this angle go right to the A right here in Toyota. Come over about a inch or so and it will go back straight up to this corner right here and then go straight back down. You also have to cut on the inside here up to this gusset. Well go ahead and reinstall our panel. And with that our install is complete. And there you have it for part number C31054 from Curt on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.


Customer Reviews

CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31054

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (8 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.

- C31054
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2011 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I Installed this unit on a 2011 Toyota SR5. The two areas that took the most time were getting the M12 bolts threaded into weldnuts that had been exposed to the elements for 8 years. I live in the northeast where salt is used a lot in the winter. The other time consuming area was trimming the plastic panels after the hitch is installed. I had to trim in a slightly different area than shown on the diagram. The trimming took a lot of trial and error. Hopefully, a picture of a trimmed panel is shown here. I am a 67 year old amateur mechanic installing this on ramps in my garage. It took about 3 hours including a trip to the auto parts store to get a set of shallow 6 point metric sockets. The deep dish 6 point sockets that I owned would not work for removing the frame bolts. The frame bolts came out much easier than I thought they would using a breaker bar. My impact wrench wouldn’t fit up there. Not enough clearance. Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of the hitch! I plan on using this hitch along with a load extender to transport long heavy items such as rough sawn lumber, etc. I might also need it if I get stuck getting into or out of hunting camp. 719388



- C31054
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Toyota

This is the 2nd Curt front hitch I've purchased for 2 different Toyota 4runners. Both have been designed well and been easy to install. The paint finish is long lasting. Having a front hitch is great for moving trailers, boat slips, etc, and my snowplow connects to the front reciever. etrailer, in my experience, has low prices, fast shipping, and good products. I hadn't heard of Curt, before about 4 years ago, but I definitely am a fan. 714123



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2013 Toyota 4Runner

Great product! Was easy to install, quality build and nice finish. 540256



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2016 Toyota 4Runner

This hitch is well built and well finished - however it's not a great fit for the 2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited. The mount lines up perfect but the hitch bar and receiver are not quite low enough to accommodate the Limited's lower front end, without cutting/removal of body parts beyond the 2 mentioned in the instructions. You will need to remove and modify the lower air dams and an air intake/guard before completely tightening the mounting bolts. I was able to cut away large parts of the hitch because of my specific application (only needed the mounts to weld off), but other folks with a 2016 Limited may not be happy with removing or trimming the additional body parts or panels. I can give 5 stars for the quality of the hitch and receiver but 3 stars for fit and ease of install on 2016 Limited. 424996



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Fit well and was easy to install. Excellent dealings with etrailer. 181354



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2011 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

It has been awhile since we ordered this, but we hadn't had an opportunity to use it. We ran into two minor problems installing it. The 5/8" bolts and carriage nuts that fasten to the vehicle tow loops are supposed to be torqued to 210 ft-lbs. This is next to impossible if you are laying on the ground trying to install it without a lift. I solved this by having my Toyota dealer torque these bolts when I had it in for service. If you try to install the underbody panels (an optional step), it is very difficult to get some of the screws into the proper holes after the hitch is installed I left out those that were too difficult to reinstall. No problem so far. We recently used the hitch with a bike rack to transport our bikes while also towing a trailer. It worked great. I would gladly buy it again. I expect to use it for a second spare tire carrier next summer. 154814


Comments

It has been great. It works well for transporting bikes, as I expected. Iwould recommend purchase of the Curt skid plate for it. We have it and ithas been used a couple of times on rough road excursions.

Mike S - 10/19/2015

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This is a solid hitch, the finish is good. I have used it with the Thule GoalPost load extender and it is super easy to carry long loads such as lumber or a canoe. Way easier than going to get my trailer hooking up getting my load and returning my trailer. With the front hitch I put in the extender and am on my way. It does hang below the bumper so I gave up a couple inches of ground clearance, which can occasionally make the hitch great for taking soil samples :) I will probably get a small plow this winter which will be awesome when the snow comes. 102592



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2011 Toyota 4Runner

This is a really slick hitch. Bolt on no problem and swings my boat in and out of a tight parking space smooth and easy. 34132


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  • Ground Clearance After Installing Front Hitch on a 2011 Toyota 4Runner
  • There is no drilling required to install the Curt Front Hitch part # C31054 on your 2011 Toyota 4Runner. This will reduce ground clearance somewhat. But it really depends on where you will be driving if it would be an issue or not. When we installed this on a similar 2012 4Runner we measured 11-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground. My boss actually installed this hitch on his 4Runner and his exact words in regards to ground clearance are: It does hang...
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  • Towing a Trailer and Carrying a Bike Rack at the Same Time with a 3 Inch Lifted Truck
  • The Curt multipurpose ball mount # D210 with a 2 inch drop and a similar Maxxtow model are the only ones available. You could use your bike rack in a front mount hitch, # C31076 for SR5 or Trail Editions of the 2016 4Runner or # C31054 for Limited models. Or you could compensate for the height difference by raising the height of the trailer. If you do think raising the trailer is the way to go then you may be able to use an over/under conversion kit if: The trailer leaf spring stack...
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  • Does Curt Front Mounted Hitch fit 2018 Toyota 4Runner?
  • I checked with Curt and front-mounted hitch # C31054 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Toyota 4Runner. This hitch is a complete bolt-on installation so there will not be any drilling required in your 4Runner's frame; I've added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Carry an Electric Bike on a 2018 Toyota 4Runner While Towing
  • I do have options for you but the Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack part # TH9001PRO has a 35 lb per bike weight capacity which means it would not be suitable for your 50 lb e-bike. The cradles themselves are only rated for 35 lbs so I cannot recommend you exceed this. With that being said we do still have options for you even when pulling a trailer. In order to carry the bike on the vehicle you would need to install a front mount hitch like the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch part # C31054...
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  • Front-Mount Hitch for 2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
  • You are correct that the one available front mount hitch fit for the 2014 Toyota 4Runner, part # C31054, excludes the Trail Edition. In some cases certain versions of vehicles may have additional structural reinforcements in the frames that block the mounting points needed for a front hitch. In the case of your Trail Edition the issue is that the tow hooks are welded into place and block access to the mounting points on the frame structure.
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  • Will TRD Pro Skid Plate Fit After Installing Curt Front Mount Hitch on 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • Installing a front mount hitch like the Curt # C31054 on your 2016 Toyota 4Runner will require permanent removal of your TRD Pro Skid Plate if one is attached. With the hitch installed, you will not be able to fit this particular skid plate. This hitch is confirmed to fit your 4Runner and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a vertical load limit of 350 pounds. I have attached the written installation details for you to check out.
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  • Recommendation for a Front Hitch and Bike Rack on a 2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited
  • The Curt Front Hitch, # C31054, is an acceptable option to carry two bicycles but keep in mind that when the bikes are loaded, your visibility will more than likely be affected, your vehicle's headlights and air flow to the front of the engine could be obstructed. I also recommend contacting your state's highway patrol department to see if they have any restrictions regarding the height limitation for anything carried on the front of the vehicle. The Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, is a platform...
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  • Distance from Top of Hitch to the Ground on Curt Front Hitch # C31054 on a 2014 Toyota 4Runner
  • When we installed this Curt Front Hitch part # C31054 on a 0212 Toyota 4Runner it measured 11-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch opening to the ground. I imagine it would be a very similar height as that once installed on your 2014 Toyota 4Runner. Check out the install video I attached also.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota 4Runner
  • There is a front mount hitch for your 2015 Toyota 4Runner Limited that will not require drilling, the Curt # C31054. This hitch is a bolt-on installation and as you can see from the cutout of the installation manual I added there is no drilling required, but you will need to remove an underbody panel. I have linked the instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Quad Cab Short Bed
  • We have 2 front mount receivers that will fit your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500. You can use either Curt hitch # 31322 or Draw-Tite hitch # 65052. I have linked instructions for both hitches and a video installation of the Curt hitch for you.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Toyota 4Runner
  • For your 2014 Toyota 4Runner you can use Curt front mount hitch # C31054 that you have referenced. It fits both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models. It does not fit the Trail Edition. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation. The video is on a 2012 model year but it will be the same on your 2014.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2010 to 2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
  • Because of the slightly different design of the Trail Edition of the 2010 to 2013 Toyota 4Runner, it requires its own front mount trailer hitch. For your Trail Edition you can use hitch # 31367. This hitch fits several vehicles, including yours, and I have included a link to its instructions and a video showing an installation.
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