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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31313 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices 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 - 31313

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • CURT
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 350 lbs Vert Load
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • 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 Technical Support

At 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.

31313 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31313

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (53 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.

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Work great, was easy to install, instruction that it came with weren't great, but video online helped. Going to use it for a bike rack and Winch. There was some scratches on the hitch when I received it, I think you need to rethink you packaging, putting metal on metal and wrapping it Saran wrap just doesn't keep it from rubbing, I will have to touch it up. Thanks for the fast shipping.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


Awe, I am sorry that it arrived in that condition. I would recommend using a rust-oleum type of paint to prevent any corrosion.

2008 Toyota Tacoma

My front hitch for my 2008 Tacoma got to me within 3 days very fast service. I installed it in 30 minutes and was able to put the front skid plate back on without doing any other changes to it. Very good product. I will be using it to put my rod rack on front of truck to use it at the outer banks of North Carolina for surf fishing this coming fall. Thanks for a very good hitch.

Mike H.


The hitch has worked really well for me. My rod rack that I use hitch for was esay to install and remove. Very good product.


I need to thank the team @ eTrailer. The original front hitch for my Tacoma that I ordered was out of stock for a few months (Covid), and I needed the hitch for a trip in a week and a half. The eTrailer team had a different manufacturers brand at my door step in 2 days. I assembled the parts in my living room to make sure I had all the hardware, and exactly where all the bolts/washers will go. I cant wait to install it tomorrow. eTrailer had the best price I could find and delivered me the part in a very tight timeframe. eTrailer for the win!!!



Perfect. I attach a cooler and rod rack to the front of my vehicle for fishing. The rack is constantly loaded to and from the trailer hitch. After a year of abuse, its still not rusting I was pleasantly surprised. The trailer hitch on the back of the vehicle that came on the vehicle from the factory had rust by now on it. I would recommend.

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Installed the Curt front hitch on a 2006 Tacoma. Install time was approximately 45 minutes by myself - very straight forward installation; instructions were very clear. I did not have to remove the skid plate. I was concerned that the hitch would be low, but it sits higher than the lowest point of the skid plate.
Primary use will be to mount a bike rack when pulling a travel trailer. Does the job perfectly!
Customer service was above and beyond. I ordered this on Wednesday afternoon and it arrived Friday afternoon! Box arrived in good shape, hitch and all hardware were in perfect condition.

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Just got my front receiver hitch today got it put on took me about 45 minutes to an hour to get it installed. etrailer really got this delivered quick. Thanks etrailer!!

2005 Toyota Tacoma

Super fast delivery! Double boxed for security. Completed straight-forward installation by myself in about 40 minutes using routine hand tools (3/4" & 11/16" wrenches).

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Fit great!! Easy to install with some simple wrenches and sockets. Took approximately 45 min to mount. It arrived in 3 days and was packaged appropriately!!


Fit, works, reasonably priced.


Works great to make a tricky turn pushing my boat into the garage. Much better visibility and maneuvering than trying to back up.


Added this hitch a yr ago - orginal intent was to install a bike hitch rack on front ( works great as long as it is day time! Bikes distort headlights do much so not as good as I was hoping. Second note it did save my front end in September when a deer decide it want to play chicken and jumped out in front of me- ended up cracking my bumper but pretty sure (don't ask) that the hitch prevented it from destroying my entire front grill- so certainly paid for it self then. Lastily it is really convenient for moving my trailer around when parking it- its short and kept in a really tight spot so being able to just push it in instead of backing it in makes it so much easier.


it's worked fine so far. Have used it to move my trailer and when not doing that I have my winch mounted on it which is the main reason I got it. super strong and looks good.

Rex A.


very happy still using winch on it

2006 Toyota Tacoma

The front hitch makes it easy to push my off-highway teardrop trailer through a gate at an angle and into a storage shed. The hitch came with complete instructions for my 2006 Toyota Tacoma. I was able to install with no assistance. I used a floor jack to position the hitch, and the process took me 45 minutes .


Works exactly as stated and provides a nice 2” receiver style hitch on the front end of the truck! I would have preferred a more discreet under mount but knew prior to install that it would be as pictured. I use mine with a hitch-mounted winch so that I can pull from both front and rear, depending on situation! No complaints and I would buy again!

2009 Toyota Tacoma

I am not an automotive person. I was very leery about attempting this project. I called etrailer to confirm that I had selected the correct hitch receiver. Customer service was very helpful and I placed my order over the phone. I was told that there might be a delay in shipping due to back order. I received update emails and the product arrive earlier than promised. Installation instructions are clear, an online video is available. Installed hitch receiver on my 2009 Toyota Tacoma by myself. No exotic tools required. I would not hesitate to purchase from etrailer again. Oh, great price too!

2009 Toyota Tacoma

i had looking for a front mount trailer hitch for my 2009 toyota tacoma came across the web page ordered the unit with no problems it showed up a few days later due to the weight of the hitch it was delivered by ups with the box completly busted open but no damage so who cares. i installed it today very nice install very straight forward i am planning to customize the skid plate along with my front light bar to fit on the hitch took about an hour to install. the unit is overbuilt for what i need it for. more than enough to hold my front mounted cooler and rod holders for surf fishing photos to follow> will buy from this company again,and again, thanks again andrew r milton mass


Great hitch, solid construction, fits perfectly, great value. This is actually the third Curt front mount hitch that I have bought and installed on my Toyota pickups over the years.


All Hardware was present. Electric Harness installation went well after I had difficulty separating stock plug for harness plug in. Removed Bumper for more room to view. I suggest a helper to position assembly up in place. I was going to use a floor hydraulic jack to get er done. A friend just came by. Had to purchase a 19mm box/open end wrench to tighten 2 bolts. Deep sockets will not get in there.
Now for the front hitch.
Cheers dlj

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Great front hitch. Took about 35 minutes to install on 2012 Toyota Tacoma with just a few wrenches. The hardest part was getting the plastic hole plugs out of the holes to use to mount the hitch to the frame.


Easy to install. Even able to put by bull bar back on. Strong and sturdy. The striper are going to dread seeing me pull up.

Eric M.


Still like brand new

2014 Toyota Tacoma

I had self inflicted doubts about this product but Ashley was professional and timely in setting me up with a technician wor was able to direct me for proper installation.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Looks well made. Received promptly from eTrailer as promised. Haven't been able to mount it yet as the hardware package from Curt was incorrect. Still waiting for a replacement bolt.

2012 Toyota Tacoma

For my 2012 Double Cab Tacoma.
to my home as predicted. Easy to install, removed the skid plate but able to re-install it afterwards. Looking forward to using it.

Richard A.


Did you have to modify the skid plate in anyway for the skid plate reinstall?



No modification needed or required to fit on my 2012 Tacoma DCSB off road package


This was the second CURT product I purchased, and was (is) equally impressed. ALL washers, nuts, bolts, etc were included as promised. Fit was also as promised; no drilling, bending, forcing or other muscle power required. Kind of hard to believe; didn't even skin a knuckle. Thanks. Bill

2005 Toyota Tacoma

Product arrived fast.Everything was there and in excellent shape. With the instructions installation was a breeze!! This will be used for a plow I purchased for next year.


I found this website when I was searching for the hitch. I took a chance and was very impressed. The hitch is very good quality, good price and super quick on the shipment.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Installing a Front Mount Hitch on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma
    I read through the instructions for this front mount, linked below, and you do not have to remove the OEM tow hooks. Provided the bumper cover and trim is the factory or OEM body, you will not have to cut, trim or remove any of the fascia.
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  • Is Skid Plate Removal Required to Install the Curt Front Hitch part # 31313
    You should be able to reinstall your skid plate after installing the Curt Front Hitch # 31313. On the older models (prior to 2007) the skid plate isn't required to be removed. The newer ones after 2007 do require the removal of it, but we had a customer with a 2012 model write us a review where he said he was able to reinstall his skid plate. Without knowing what year your vehicle is it's hard for me to give you a more specific answer than that.
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  • Does Front Hitch Install on 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Require Removal of Skid Plate
    Normally the skid plate can reinstall after the front hitch part # 31313 is installed but on the TRD models the skid plate is different and can't be.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch For 2009 Toyota Tacoma With Skid Plate
    For a front mounted hitch that fits your 2009 Toyota Tacoma, go with an option from Curt: - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31313 I like Curt as they have, in my opinion, a deserved reputation for overall quality, and it's what I would go with on my '09 Tacoma. The skid shield is not mentioned in the directions, but per customer feedback we know that some have not had to remove it at all, but those who did have been able to put it back on; I've added a cut out showing some...
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  • Does Skid Shield have to be Removed to Install Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    The skid shield may need to be removed to install Curt front mount trailer hitch # 31313. It might also be possible to trim it. The instructions do not mention the skid plate at all, see link to the right. You should not drill into or weld to the hitch so if the lights can attach another way then it is possible to secure them to the hitch. Take a look at the picture of the hitch installed that I have included to get an idea of how much space there is after installation.
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  • Front Mount Receiver Trailer Hitch for a 2010 Toyota Tacoma
    The Curt front mount receiver, # 31313, is a front mount receiver. You can also call it a trailer hitch even though it is at the front of the vehicle and not the back. As far as installation notes for this hitch, I show that no drilling is required or cutting of anything at the front of the truck for installation. The only modification is that the bumper end caps will have to be removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. We have not yet had the chance to...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
    The Curt hitch part # 31313 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Toyota Tacoma so it would work well for you. This hitch will fit all models so it yours being a 4WD model would not matter. Here are the tech tips for installing this hitch: Bumper beam end caps must be removed. Front skid shield will be removed. No drilling required for installation
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  • Does Skid Plate on 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Need Permanent Removal For Front Trailer Hitch
    The skid plate does need to be permanently removed on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD to install the front mount trailer hitch that fits, which is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31313. The reason for that is where the hitch fits relative to the skid plate on the TRD models, so there's just no way around it, unfortunately.
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  • Dimensions For Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31313
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31313 has a length of 38.81 inches from outside edge of bracket to outside edge of bracket at the longest point. I've attached a photo to help. This hitch is a confirmed fit for 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma trucks and is a strong hitch with 9,000 lb line pull rating and 350 lb tongue weight rating.
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  • Front Hitch for 2015 Toyota Tacoma for Snow Plow
    We have a hitch for your 2015 Toyota Tacoma with Curt # 31313 which would work great with a snow plow mounted in it like the DK2 that you mentioned.
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  • Removing the Skid Plate to Install Curt Front Mount Reciever 31313 on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma TRD
    On each end on the bumper of your 2008 Toyota Tacoma there is a little plastic cap that covers a bolt. These caps are removed to loosen the bolts for installation of the Curt Front Hitch, # 31313. You are correct that the front skid plate will have to be removed as well. I have included a link to the instructions below.
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  • Fit of Curt # 31313 Front Mounted Recevier on 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    The Curt Front Mounted Receiver you mentioned, part # 31313 is indeed a fit for the 2011 Tacoma. If you'd care to see the installation instructions, simply click the link I've provided.
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  • Can Skid Plate on 2008 Toyota Tacoma Be Reinstalled after Installing Curt 31313 Front Receiver
    If you'll look at the provided customer review by Mike H, you'll see that he was easily able to reinstall skid plate after the Curt # 31313 Front Mounted Receiver was installed on his 2008 Toyota Tacoma. No modifications were needed. I've linked to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Will The Curt Front Hitch 31313 Work With An ARB Front Bumper
    Looking at these ARB bumpers, they do sit up pretty high. I do not think you would have any issues with the receiver or crosstube of the front hitch # 31313 interfering with the bumper. My concern would be the side flanges on the hitch are going to be close to the same location as the bumper mounts. You may need to sandwich the brackets together, in which case as you said, longer bolts would be needed. We cannot provide longer bolts but you shouldn't have too much trouble finding some grade...
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch 31313 fit 2008 Toyota Tacoma?
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31313 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma. I checked with Curt to make sure and the hitch will fit on base models. Two wheel drive models of the Tacoma may require some drilling and all 2007 and newer models will require the front skid plate being removed, though that will be the only difference in terms of installation. I've attached the installation instructions for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Front Hitch Installation On 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    I contacted Curt on your behalf and they confirmed for the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31313, the side carriage bolts should be replaced with the installation kit bolts and there shouldn't be plastic fittings to remove there. For 2 wheel drive model Tacomas however there may be a need to drill the holes from the bottom up - reference the diagram on page 1, (TYP) (2WD Only) in the instructions for these specific holes. If that is where you're referring to then there will...
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  • Ground Clearance After Installation of Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch 65070 on 2012 Toyota Tacoma
    Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65070 is a confirmed fit on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4WD. We have not had a chance to install this particular item nor the Curt equivalent # 31313 on your same truck so for purposes of seeing the effect on your ground clearance I refer you to the linked photo sent to us by a customer that installed this hitch. The bottom of the receiver tube will be approximately 4-inches below the bottom of the front bumper cover.
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  • Removing Skid Shield to Install Front Mounted Receiver on 2014 Toyota Tacoma
    To retain the skid shield, you'll want to go with the Draw-Tite # 65070. In order to install the Curt # 31313 front hitch on your 2014 Toyota Tacoma, the bumper beam end caps and the front skid shield would need to be permanently removed. For the 2006 and earlier model year, the skid shield could be replaced without modification. We've received comments from folks who installed the Curt front hitch on newer 2014 Tacomas and were able to retain the skid shield by modifying it, but I have...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2015 Toyota Tacoma
    If it were me, I would go with the Draw-Tite front mounted hitch # 65070 over the Curt front mount hitch # 31313 for your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. We have just had better luck with the Draw-Tite brand and for the increased vertical pull, if you ever decide to use it for another purpose plus the lower cost the Draw-Tite is pretty hard to pass up in my opinion. I have linked both front mount hitches to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Front Mount Receiver Mounting Hole Spacing for Curt Hitch 31367
    It sounds like you might want to use Curt front mount hitch # 31367 on a vehicle it was not designed for. Please note that doing so will void the hitch warranty and can also require major modifications done to the vehicle to get it to fit. This hitch is designed for the 2007 to 2009 Toyota 4Runner, 2007 to 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, and 2010 to 2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition only. It will not fit any other vehicles. The outer holes measures 36.13 inches apart on center. The inner set of...
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31313
    Yes, you can get just the installation hardware for Curt front hitch receiver # 31313. You will need # RHK (picture does not represent actual hardware). On the RHK page you will enter the hitch number in the box and then select the manufacturer from the drop down menu, in this case Curt, and the proper hardware kit will be assembled.
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  • Can Curt # 31313 Front Mount Receiver Be Used on Rear of 2010 Toyota Tacoma
    The Curt # 31313 is a fit for the front of a 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma only and would not fit the rear of the vehicle. For a rear receiver, I would recommend the Curt Class III receiver, part # 13323. If you would care to see an install video of the # 13323 receiver hitch being installed on a 2010 Tacoma, please click the provided link.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware For Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31313
    You will need to order our Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. When placing your order you will need to put the hitch item number # 31313 in the appropriate box to ensure you get the mounting hardware for your exact hitch.
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  • Recommendation to Reduce Chucking with New Husky Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
    Generally speaking, the best way to reduce the chucking you are experiencing is going to start with the 5th-wheel hitch itself. If your Husky Slider uses a slide-bar jaw to hold the king pin in place, it will certainly secure it enough to prevent it from coming loose, but not tightly enough to prevent chucking. Upgrading to a hitch that features a dual or single piece jaw will offer the best improvement with trailer chucking. Since this is not an option for you, there are a couple other...
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