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  • Draw-Tite
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Class II
  • 300 lbs TW
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch

2008 Ford Taurus X - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Ford Taurus X trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

36360 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90090 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

36360 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36360 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation

Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Freestyle - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Ford Freestyle, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36360. Here's what our hitch looks like on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. On the center hitch pin hold to the edge of the bumper is approximately three and a half inches and from the top of the opening of the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 and a half inches. Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to remove the two bolts that hold the exhaust hanger on the muffler on the driver's side of the vehicle. Go ahead and use a safety strap to allow the exhaust to come down far enough that the hitch will slide into place a little easier. Remove the next exhaust hanger forward on the driver side of the vehicle. After we have the exhaust hangers removed and exhaust has been lowered out of the way, we will go ahead and need to remove the carbon canister that is on the back of the passenger side of the vehicle. To do this, there are two bolts as well as two nuts that need to be removed. Now we need to use our fish wire and thread our half inch carriage bolt with our quarter inch by one inch by three inch spacer block into place. Once you have this one in place, we also need to go ahead and use the fish wire to thread our half inch carriage bolt and our quarter inch by inch by two inch spacer block into the hole that's just up from the exhaust hanger. Now that we have these two carriage bolts in place, you might want to go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch up in place. Once you have the hitch held in place, go ahead and pull the carriage bolt back through the frame and through the hitch using the fish wire. Once you have this in place, use the conical tooth washer and the half inch nut with the teeth facing towards the hitch when installing these bolts.

Don't completely tighten them down yet until we have all the hardware installed. On the passenger side, there are three M3 thread-forming bolts that will be used with conical tooth washer to thread into existing unthreaded weld nuts. Now we'll need to go ahead and take the exhaust hanger bracket that we removed earlier and we need to cut a small section of it off, the end that would be the hook part that ties into the rear of the vehicle's frame needs to be removed either with a cutoff wheel, a hacksaw, or some other method to cut the metal. Once you have this removed, now we're ready to use the two M8 bolts that we're supplied with the kit. To do this, you will put the bolts through the exhaust hanger, through the hitch, and back into the frame. Now you can go ahead and tighten the bolts and torque them to the manufacturer specification. One note to remember here is that the three different bolt sizes have three different torque settings per the manufacturer specification. Now we need to reinstall the exhaust. Finally we'll need to go ahead and reattach the carbon canister that we removed earlier. Now that we have all the hardware torqued to the manufacturer's specification, that will complete the installation of our Draw-Tite hitch partner number 36360 on our 2007 Ford Freestyle. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36360

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
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by: Beaver State08/23/2012

The hitch was a perfect fit, allowing for plenty of room around exaust and the ball. Instructions were straight forward and simple. I inventoried the supplied nuts and bolts and found everything to be there. I did note that the instructions stated to use a fish wire to manipulate the bolts into position, so I made a fish wire that was marginal at best. One bolt on each side (the side, horizontal bolts) I had to fish through with a magnet. I see that others stated the job took about 40 minutes. From that I estimated about 2 hours and ended up a little more than that. Having done it once I could see not taking more than 40 minutes if I had to do it again. After I finished I looked closely at two odd pieces of wire meshed together and intertwined that had been with the nuts and bolts. There was the supplied fish wire! Since it was not mentioned in the supplied parts sheet I ignored them. Made of fine piano wire they would have worked great. Outside of this, things went fine and was not disappointed in anyway. If it's your first time on this specific application expect a little longer time installing than listed. 52721

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by: Greg11/04/2011

I received this hitch today only 3 days after placing the order and got free shipping to boot. The hitch came with all the necessary hardware. It fit my 2008 Taurus perfectly, all the holes lined up. The video on this website was very helpful with installation. I installed the hitch myself in the driveway on a warmish November day. There was no need to jack the car up, there is lots of room under the rear of this car. No special tools were required, although a long ratchet extension is very helpful. I used wooden blocks to prop the exhaust in place after removing it from the hangers. The most time consuming part was cutting the threads in the weld nuts on the passenger side. I completed this using only a socket wrench and the bolts supplied. An impact gun would have been nice. The product fits well and looks great. Its a true hidden hitch. All that is visible from the rear of the vehicle is the hole to install the receiver. I highly recommend this product. 26576

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by: Jason D.04/03/2011

I put the Hidden Hitch on my 2008 Taurus yesterday and the install went great. It was the right part with all the right hardware.Thanks to the install video, there were no surprises... the video is well done. I liked the web site. Its easy to use and flows very well. The part tracking worked just as well. The customer service is also great. I ordered a 1 1/4" hitch for my car and a 2" hitch accessory for my truck. Not knowing this, Charlene picked up on the mismstch and sent an email to me to check to see if this was what I really wanted... It was but it was still a nice pick-up and follow up all the same. Giving a darn... what a concept. I've already told some friends about the experience with you folks. Keep up the good work. 10986

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by: Rob Parent11/06/2011

I have a late 2009 Ford Tarus-X and I'm almost 66 years old with a bad back. It took me approximately 2 hours to install with no help. What I needed most was 5 fish wires instead of 2 ,along with an extenshion, a small floor jack and and a can of spray lubricatant. The hitch is extreamely well engineered to fit precisely. I also put on the recommended wiring kit, it was almost too easy. I saved enough on the shipping and tax to almost pay for the hitch and the assories I purchased. I could not be more happy with e-trailer , for thier excellent service and thier quality products. 26604

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by: Willie G06/04/2010

Easy install w/right tools I picked one of the hottest and most humid Florida afternoons to install the hitch. Working by myself it took approx. 1.5 hours, and a gallon of tea. The instructions included with the hitch are not so easy to follow, so I used my laptop to watch the eTrailer installation video to guide me. I purchased an inexpensive air impact wrench and sockets to aid me with the self threading bolts. Very easy job with the right tools! 3094

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by: Dave07/31/2009

Great hitch, long install time The hitch is very hidden and looks like it will perform for years to come. The installation, however, took much longer than the 50 minutes advertised. It took me 4 hours. Most difficult part was getting the hitch in place and using the self-threading bolts. But, I was able to get it all done with simple garage tools. Oh, I didn't have a helper so this was a one-man install...perhaps why it took so long! 2191

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by: Brian W09/03/2009

Great price, tough installatio This is a great price for an entry level hitch. Everything is perfect, except that the installation was difficult. However, that was mostly due to the nature of the car and not the hitch. If you're going to install this, be sure to use an impact wrench on the passenger side. That's the only way those bolts can be properly attached with minimal use of profanity 2341

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by: Ed Herbert09/29/2012

Follow the video instructions and installation could not be easier! I installed this in my garage and had the car slightly raised using floor jacks on either side. Only problem I had was hefting the tow bar in place and holding it while gettting the bolts started, while I was laying on the floor - so I set up a jig (stand) to hold up the tow bar on one end while I bolted the other in place. 56140

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by: Dave06/06/2009

Easy I was surprised at how quick we installed this. Me and my buddy took maybe 30-40 minutes. We took out time. I only needed him to hold it up while I started the bolts. The fishing of the bolts was much simpler than I thought, this was the part I dreaded, and where we took our time. The fish wire was perfect, with a threaded end to hold the bolt. 1952

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by: Scott M.06/02/2014

That was sweet! The hardest part was having to put it on all by myself (note to time I have to install a hitch con the neighbor into helping). The fit was perfect and the fish-line worked like a charm. The video was a great help so I highly recommend watching that first instead of trying to just go by the directions. 133873

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by: Rob04/26/2010

great price, nice hitch My hitch took about 2 hours to install if you don't count the time I spent at the hardware store buying a ten inch extension for my sockets and watching an online video of another installation. The included instructions are to criptic, thank God for the online video, an impact wrench is a must. 2964

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by: Dale H.05/18/2011

Shipping and receiving was prompt, well made product, installation took longer than indicated. Hitch was a little bit difficult to get into position, even with muffler hanger removed muffler still had to be pulled to each side to allow placing and access to bolts, this made installation more difficult for one person. 14632

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by: adrian l.03/05/2012

It went in just as the instruction said. Photos were a little small but that was minor.All the mounting bolts were there. The wire harness was a different story, need small hands to get in between the panels and the door frame. Works great. Shipping was spot on came in on Friday was installed the next day. 33143

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by: Ben M.03/28/2012

Wow! Great communication throughout the order and delivery process. This company has e-commerce figured out and does a great job matching hitches to vehicles. I had my hitch installed today at my local shop and it looks great. Should work well for my bike hitch, utility trailer, etc. 35346

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by: Preston Searl03/12/2011

I purchased and installed this on hitch on a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The hitch was shipped and recieved much faster than I thought and was in received in perfect condition. Installation was pretty straight forward with good instructions and all the mounting hardware included. 9147

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by: Michael F04/14/2014

I couldn't be happier with the service I received. Everything arrived as scheduled. Installation actually took less than 30 minutes, even with a vehicle with a fair amount of corrosion I would highly recommend this to anyone in the market and 124947

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by: Elizabeth A01/08/2011

great etrailer experience I couldn't be more pleased with either the speed, communication, selection or delivery of my receiver hitch. Thank you etrailer! In fact, I plan on returning my cheap bike trailer and buying one from etrailer instead! 5208

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by: wayne c.08/13/2011

Delivery was great. Installation was easy. Used one wire to pull the other. should have retapped the threaded inserts in Taurus X frame. Wire harness was easier that video shows. 21792

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by: Eric S05/22/2009

Very Happy Very happy with product it was easy to install instructions were good and the video on this website was very helpfull. Will definetily be a repeat customer 1873

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by: Gary B.10/07/2011

Just installed the hitch and 4 pin wiring. Easy duty. Just needed a jack or an extra hand to hang in place. About an hour to accomplish and the video was helpful. 25249

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by: Ben B06/20/2012

Exact fit on my car. The video was super helpful and is the reason I purchased the hitch and installed it myself. Fast shipping! Would recommend to anyone. 44957

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by: Bill E.05/12/2014

Your product was great the hitch was extremely easy 2 install only took 15 minutes start 2 finish 2 install. Thank u 4 ur involvement and the follow up. 130100

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by: Captan Bruce07/25/2011

Got it fast. Great online instructions! Fit was off just a little bit, nothing a little lever bar and elbow grease couldn't solve. 1.5 hr to Install. 20267

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by: Gary a01/29/2015

Products shipped same day, arrived as stated and in perfect condition. Received e mails stating ordered received, and ordered shipped. 171790

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by: Jason S07/14/2011

Easy install. The fishing wire you supplied was the trick. Very satisfied. Great video of install. It also helped a lot. Thanks Again 19440

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by: Randy4JC07/28/2009

Solid Product, Great Service A good solid hitch made in the USA.Easy installation. The service was excellent! Thank you so much! 2183

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by: Lee Toler04/04/2015

The instructions and video were great and the installation was easy. The hitch has a nice finish and looks great on the car. 183219

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by: Ken H.03/01/2011

Fast shipping, first rate on-line order and best price. Hitch and wiring all fit great. Easy install and quality products. 8143

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by: David A01/26/2012

The hitch was as easy to install as they say. I did it in less than 1 hour. The installation movie was a great help. 30377

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by: David K.06/22/2012

Seems like great product. Fast shipping. Great service. Will buy from again. will also highly recommend to friends. 45204

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by: Chris H06/08/2012

Shipping was super fast. Video instructions made installation a breeze and were very clear and easy to understand. 43290

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by: Bill Healy11/14/2014

Part fits perfectly. Received as promised. Had a third party install because of the weather. 160880

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by: Jason M.06/15/2011

The hitch fit perfect. Tucked under nicely, and installation was very easy. Very impressed! 17035

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by: Abby W.05/24/2017

It seemed to be a very simple installation. I'm excited to try it out. Thanks! 384346

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by: Heather B.04/12/2012

We love our hitch. And we want to say thank you for the very speedy deliver! 36945

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by: Jim H06/18/2017

quick easy install looks good on vehicle everything needed supplied. 395617

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by: JC05/10/2017

Awesome hitch! Very easy to install! Glad I can tow a trailer now! 378640

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by: Sara12/28/2011

Product came fast and was easy (even for a girl) to install 28782

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by: Jon G02/01/2015

Perfect fit, free delivery and looks great also. 172042

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by: BA08/14/2012

Arrived very quickly. Very easy to inst all. 51705

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by: Todd H.08/22/2014

Perfect fit, install was just like vide o. 148063

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by: Sandy H08/30/2011

Fit perfectly, arrived quickly. Thanks!! 23143

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by: Robin C.02/23/2011

Exceptional! 7739

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by: wade b.08/03/2011

very nice 21029


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Recommend Correct Hitch For 2005 Ford Five Hundred Sedan
  • The item you selected, Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4, part # 36360, is the correct receiver for 2005 Ford Five Hundred Sedan and will fit great. The Ford Five Hundred and Ford Freestyle share the same chassis. To complete your towing setup with part # 36360, you may be interested in the following items: Class II Drawbar, part # 36071 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19256 2 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19258 T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118395 Pin...
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  • Is There a Class III Hitch Available for a 2008 Ford Taurus X
  • There are Class III hitches available for your 2008 Ford Taurus X. You would want a Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75299. Curt is a good hitch manufacturer. We strive to only sell quality products, and Curt is a quality company. With that being, said there there are no Curt hitches available for your 2008 Ford Taurus X. To determine what the towing capacity of your vehicle you will want to consult the owners manual of your vehicle. The weight capacity will be listed there. The # 75299 is...
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  • Is SportRack Bike Rack SR2901 Easy To Use With 2007 Ford Taurus
  • This hitch-mounted bike rack will work great with your car. What is nice about this bike rack is that it secures the bikes in three places: both tires and the frame. The hooks ratchet down over the top bar and protects the bike and car finish. I recommend getting the SportRack Anti-rattle Trailer Hitch Lock # SR0901 which will reduce vibration and deter theft of your bike during rest stops. You might want to check the year of your Taurus, just to be sure. In 2007, the Taurus was called...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2008 Ford Taurus X to Tow a Horse Trailer
  • Your 2008 Ford Taurus X has a gross trailer weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. As long as the combined weight of the trailer and the horse is less than that then you could tow the horse and trailer. Going with a single horse trailer made of aluminum will keep the weight down. So it is possible depending on the horse. Since the vehicle is rated for a max of 2,000 pounds you can save some money by going with a Class II hitch, # 36360. It is rated for more than the vehicle but you are still...
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