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

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 corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31302 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 Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - 31302

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this 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
  • 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: 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.



31302 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31302

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (148 Customer Reviews)

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

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2005 GMC Sierra

This hitch was very easy to install....I had to trim the lower air dam to fit around the receiver and that gives it a clean neat look.
I didn't like that I had to remove and leave the shields around the tow hooks off. But overall I'm very pleased.
I plan to use this hitch for maneuvering a camper in a narrow spot beside my home, and for a bike rack when towing a camper.


Comments
The Curt front hitch is GREAT!I use it to help move my camper beside my house which is lacking clearance to back in. I will certainly install one on my next truck.
Paul T - 11/02/2017


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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I gave this hits only 4 stars since all of the available information indicated it would bolt right on to my 2003 Avalanche 1500 (All Models) with no modification, but it wasn't quite that simple. First off, my Avalanche has the plastic cladding. The end brackets of the hitch push the bottom of the air dam under the bumper down a bit and make it bow out. I had to remove the bracket that secured the air dam to the center of the frame. I mounted the hitch in the upper position since I didn't want it to be so low, and the receiver ends up being 8" back from the bumper facia. I had to order an 8" extension to bring it out past the bumper. Other than that, I'm happy with the hitch. I just wish the fitment guide was a little more specific.


Comments
Did the hitch still come out under the cladding? Or do u need to make a hole for extension? Thanks Bryan 2004 avalanche with clading
-- comment by: Bryan c - 08/13/2013
Since I installed the hitch in the upper position, I had to cut a hole through the claddingbumper. This came out near the bottom of the license plate recess. I then use the 8 extension if needed. This brings the receiver out in front of the bumper.
-- comment by: William - 08/20/2013


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2000 GMC Sierra

Perfect fit, quick and easy installation. Only took 25 minutes by myself. I would highly recommend this hitch. Plan using it for bike hitch, winch, cargo platform, etc.


Comments
Fantastic, use it all the time for hauling bikes when I tow my RV
David - 06/24/2021


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I have had this on my 2005 Chevy Silverado for a year. I have used it to hold a Yakima bike rack once but mostly to carry a large toolbox for camping trips. Easy to install. I kept my plastic air damn on and just cut out a square hole for the hitch.




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The shipping was quick. Installed easily. The hitch is visible just below the fascia at the bottom of the bumper. I had a front hitch on my previous truck (Tacoma); also from etrailer. I use the front hitch to move my travel trailer into tight spaces.

Originally, with this recent purchase, I had purchased the incorrect item. All it took was an email from the staff at etrailer. The email contained product return instructions along with an RGA#. I just returned yesterday. This extra customer service made the return process quite simple.

With all my needs regarding hitches, etc. I will always check etrailer first.




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Trailor hitch receiver not long enuff,warn winch hits bumper. (02 chevy silverado,4 wheel drv,ext cab) had 2 make tube extention w/5/8 pin holes. Not able 2 ride around w/winch attachd, due 2 weight and length. Hav 2 take winch to place of use in bed of truk and then atach 2 mount hitch.


Comments
I checked and for the 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD I did not have a hitch that would provide a longer receiver opening.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/30/2022


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2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Installation extremely easy, line up holes and bolt together, that simple. No trimming required.
Purchase front hitch to park 29 FT. camper at a cramped storage facility. Dropping the camper off now is as easy as picking up the camper.
All parts well packed. Website easy to use, prices are right and easy to track shipment. Would purchase from website again.




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After ordering the wrong part online I called and talked with "Brent" on a Saturday and discovered I had ordered the "HD" model, which would not fit. Brent quickly found the hitch I needed and it got here on Wednesday. It bolted up perfectly and all the bolts were included. One note, in order to reuse my OEM tow hooks I had to buy two 12mm(?) bolts from the hardware store. The mount is extremely sturdy and capable of holding my front mounted winch. I was able to flip the mount and gained the necessary ground clearance. I shipped the errant winch I had ordered from etrailer online and my account was quickly credited. These guys are my new go-to source for whatever products they may sell.




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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Fit perfect on my 03 tahoe. Easy install. Perfect for rod holder and rack.




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Let first say , working with Emily was great. I had an issue with the first hitch not fitting . She helped me order a new hitch that went without a hitch , no pun intended. New hitch is installed as you can see in the picture. Installation was a snap. Already doing work. Thanks again will buy from you all again.




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2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Great Install...Installed in 30 minutes!...4" cutout from front air dam (minimal)...on my 2003 Silverado... Solid, heavy duty...Recommend purchasing a lohing hitch pin at the same time at the receiver mount...




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installed but not yet used under heavy load. pleased so far.




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Strong hitch. Fit perfectly.




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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I have a 2006 Silverado 2wd LD truck and mounted a curt front trailer hitch ... I mounted both side plates first without tighten down.. I then mounted the 2" receiver section ... Tightened that down then,finished cranking down side brackets !!!!! Done !!!! However I did have to cut the backside of the tow hooks facia plastic with a jig saw no problem ... I never cut into the cup portion I just cut some of the extra plastic in the back off DONE !!!!!!!




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What I think is only what I remember at my age. The installation took less than an hour I think. Use it every day. Works great.




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2005 GMC Sierra

I have never installed any type of receiver hitch before, yet the video and instructions were very clear allowing me to have my front hitch installed in just under 30min in my driveway for my 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 LD.




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Ford Transit Connect

I can’t address the installation as the box arrived torn and some of the nuts and bolts were rattling in the box. Now I have to wait for the missing hardware. The hitch itself looks to be high quality and you would think that quality packaging would be a priority. All it would take is a heavy plastic bag wrapped in cardboard to protect the bag of hardware from ripping open in transit.




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The package arrived on time and undamaged. The hitch looked great. Fitted perfectly. No install problems. Will work well for my 9000 lb winch. I am a repeat customer and great transaction as before.




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Anything I get from etrailer and Curt hitches always works! This front mounted hitch will be no different, providing I can put it on tomorrow if it’s not raining! I will continue to buy here!




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Perfect fit - video directions worked as recorded - could not be happier!




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My front mount hitch arrived with in days of ordering. I watched the installation instructions video on your site before receiving it and it was a very easy install. Your company deserves 5 gold stars in my book. I'm a very happy customer!!!




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Product arrived in a timely manner and was the right fit.. was easier to install than I thought it was going be. Took about 45 minutes. Only gripe is that the bolts that attach to the frame of truck spin even when they are in the metal plate when tightening down. Used a pair of pliers to hold end of bolt while using wrench to tighten. Other than that, exactly what I needed.




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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

It was shipped on time and looked to be as advertised. Asked for review to soon as not yet installed.




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2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Excellent help, very responsive. Order arrived in timely matter. Good company to deal with.


Comments
Had it for one year now-working like it is supposed to.
Charles - 04/20/2022


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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

Very easy to Install. Using it to mount cooler rack on front of 2004 Tahoe.



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  • Determining Location of Hole in Fascia to Install Curt Front Mounted Receiver Part # 31302
    For a through-fascia installation, the instructions state that the top of the 3 inch square hole would fall 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia. Before cutting, I would strongly recommend you confirm these measurements for yourself. Install the frame brackets, then slip the hitch cross member behind the fascia. Because the fascia will be in the way, you will not be able to slide the cross member all the way forward, but if you can hold the cross member at the correct...
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  • How Far from the Frame Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31302 Hang
    When in the through bumper position, from the bottom of the frame to the bottom of the cross tube it looks to be approximately 8-1/2 inches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Through bumper configuration requires a 3 inch square hole to be cut into the plasitc fascia. Position the hole on the vehicle center line 3 1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 Light Duty
    For a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 light duty, you can use Draw-Tite front hitch # 65028. You should not have to do any trimming on the truck for installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Does the Curt Front Hitch Require Fascia Trimming to Install on a 2002 Cadillac Escalade
    Depending on how you install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31302 will determine if you need to trim the front fascia. This front mount hitch is a high/low hitch that can be installed with the hitch opening on the top of the cross member or below it. If you choose to install the cross member with the hitch opening below the cross member you will not need to trim anything. If you want the additional ground clearance of having opening above the cross member then you will...
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  • Can the Curt Front Mount Hitch Support a Winch on a 1999 GMC Sierra Z71
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Hitch, # 31302, will be strong enough to mount and use a receiver mount winch. This hitch has a 500 lb vertical load capacity and a 9,000 lb line pull capacity. This hitch has a standard 2 inch receiver that is compatible with most hitch mounted winch plates. It is important to check the axle capacity of your front axle as well to ensure you do not exceed the capacity of the front axle. If you do not already have a winch plate, I recommend looking at the Curt...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Front Hitch Installation Instructions for Through Bumper Mounting and Drilling
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, item # 31302, is designed for a no drill application on the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 Series. According to the instructions, if you install the hitch in the through bumper configuration you will need to cut a 3 inch square hole in the plastic fascia to allow the receiver to be correctly installed. 3 inches takes into account the hitch opening, 2 inches, the steel dimensions, 2-1/2 inches square and the reinforcement flange that is mounted around the...
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  • What Modifications are Required to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 31302, can be installed on your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD in two ways. It can be installed with the hitch receiver through the bumper which would require a 3 inch square hole to be cut into the plastic fascia, or it can be installed under the bumper which requires no trimming. The receiver opening will protrude far enough out so insert/remove the hitch pin without having to go beneath the truck. The instructions do not mention relocating the front...
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  • Installing a Curt Front Mount Hitch on a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 with Factory Tow Hooks
    If you take a look at the video that I've linked of the Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31302 being installed on a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe that also has tow hooks you'll see that the bolt you're referring to is reused. The provided 1/2 inch carriage bolt is fishwired using the bolt leader into the hole that is further back on the vehicle but not on the one that is removed. So yes, reusing the hardware is exactly what you should do.
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  • Installation of Curt Front Mount Receiver # 31302 on 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    After some research, I have found the Curt Front Mount Receiver # 31302 is the only such trailer hitch we carry for your 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. It has a line pull capacity of 9000 lbs, a vertical load of 500 lbs, and a gross trailer weight of 5000 lbs. The hitch features a 2-inch receiver opening with a pin hole diameter of 5/8 inches and does not need welding for installation. Typically, the receiver would be installed with the receiver tube on the underside of the crossbar, which...
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  • Installation Assistance With Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31302 on a 2003 Chevy Avalanche
    In the attached picture, the mounting holes are noted. According to the installation directions for the Curt # 31302 hitch, you will have to remove your tow hooks on your 2003 Chevy Avalanche Z71, which will be the 2nd hole needed for installation. I have the installation instructions attached.
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  • Is There a Front Mount Trailer Hitch That Will Fit a 2009 Chevy Express Van 2500
    In 2003 there was a design change in the frame of the Chevy Express Van which consequently affected the ability to install a front mount hitch in the vehicle. The last year that there was a front mount trailer hitch available for that vehicle was 2003. My technical contacts at both Curt and Draw-Tite are unaware of a front mount hitch that will fit your 2009 Chevy Express Van. Retro-fitting a trailer hitch to fit your vehicle is not recommended. Getting a hitch to fit your van may require...
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  • Installation of Bolts on the Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31302 for a 2002 Chevy Suburban 1500
    The bolt and washer that are inserted into the frame will act as the wrench on the top part of the bolt. The bolt itself is a carriage bolt which has a square notch in the bottom of the head and the washer has a slightly larger square notch in it for the bolt to sit and this will prevent the bolt from free spinning when attaching the nut. You will want to hand tighten the nut before using a wrench to secure it down. If you watch the attached video at 2:21 minute mark you can see the...
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  • Are There Two Different Ways to Install the Curt Front Hitch part # 31302
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 31302, can be installed on your 2005 Chevy Suburan in two ways. It can be installed with the hitch receiver through the bumper which would require a 3 inch square hole to be cut into the plastic fascia, or it can be installed under the bumper which requires no trimming. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product for more info.
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  • How to Mount Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2002 Chevy Avalanche 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, item # 31302, is designed for a no drill, bolt on application on the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. According to the instructions, if you install the hitch in the through bumper configuration you will need to cut a 3 inch square hole in the plastic fascia to allow the receiver to be correctly installed. 3 inches takes into account the hitch opening, 2 inches, the steel dimensions, 2-1/2 inches square and the reinforcement flange that is mounted around the...
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  • Determining if Curt Front Mount Receiver 31302 Will Interfere With License Plate When Upside Down
    If you were to install the Curt # 31302 Front Mount Hitch so that it is the "through bumper" instead of "under bumper" configuration you will need to cut out a 3 inch square hole that is located 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia. If you go out and measure 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia on your 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche you will be able to determine whether that installation method will interfere with your license plate or not. Front mount hitches...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Avalanche with Plastic Cladding
    Yes, the Curt Front Hitch part # 31302 will fit your 2003 Chevy Avalanche that has the plastic body cladding. We had a customer write us a review and inform us that the install was a bit different with the cladding. Here is the advice he gave us: The end brackets of the hitch push the bottom of the air dam under the bumper down a bit and make it bow out. I had to remove the bracket that secured the air dam to the center of the frame.
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  • Availability of Front Hitch for 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT
    We do carry a front hitch for your 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT. For that you would want the Curt Hitch part # 31302 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video that shows the hitch being installed in a similar Chevy Tahoe.
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  • Can Curt Front Hitch # 31302 Fit Truck with 3 inch Body Lift
    The Curt front hitch part # 31302 would fit a vehicle like yours with a 3 inch body lift. Body lifts do not move the bumper relative to the frame as they basically just move the body up and everything else stays the same. Body lifts actually add a gap between the bumper and the body which means the # 31302 would install the exact same either way. I attached a link to an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Could Curt Front Hitch of 2004 GMC Yukon XL Carry Motorcycle
    500 lbs of carrier and motorcycle is quite a bit of weight to hang off the front of a vehicle like your 2004 GMC Yukon XL. You'd have a couple things to think about. You are going to basically be blocking the air flow to the grille of the vehicle and your steering characteristics might change with that much weight out front. The Curt hitch # 31302 has a vertical weight capacity of 500 lbs so you'd be right at that capacity of the hitch. You'd need to verify with GMC that your front axle...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The front mount trailer hitch that I recommend for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31302. It's a direct, custom bolt-on option with no drilling required. It has a hidden crosstube design as well so all you'll see is the receiver tube opening.
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  • Availability of Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work Truck
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31302 will fit your 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work Truck. I spoke with my contact at Curt to confirm this information. This hitch has a 2" receiver and a bolt on installation. It features a 9,000 lb line pull, 500 lb vertical load limit, and 5,000 lb gross trailer weight. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 2500
    The 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 2500 requires a different front mount trailer hitch. From Curt, you can use # 31108. I spoke with my contact at Curt and from the bottom of the frame rail to the bottom of the receiver on the hitch once installed is 5 inches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have included a some pictures showing the hitch installed.
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  • What Front Mount Hitch Should I use for My 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Z71
    LD stands for light duty. If your truck is badged as a 1500HD, you would use Curt part # 31108 instead. If your truck is not badged with HD, then you would use the 31302 for your front mount. If you have the Vortec 4800 or Vortec 5300 V8, you definitely have an LD. The 1500HD trucks got the Vortec 6000 V8.
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  • What Modifications are Required to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch On My 2004 GMC Yukon 1500
    To install the Curt Front Mount Hitch on a 2004 GMC Yukon 1500, you may need to trim the front air dam or fascia for the hitch to install properly. How much trimming and if trimming is even needed varies from model to model and you will only know once you have the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. The other option would be the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65023. There are no notes regarding trimming or other modifications with the installation of...
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