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Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # SH46FR
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This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Stealth Hitches. Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number SH46FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch - SH46FR

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Stealth Hitches
  • Completely Hidden
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.


Features:

  • Custom-fit rack receiver lets you carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Totally hidden design offers a clean, from-the-factory look
    • Cross tube is concealed behind your rear bumper
    • Receiver detaches with no tools and can be stowed away when not in use
  • Sturdy center block allows secure mounting and easy removal of rack receiver
    • Integrated lock protects the rack receiver from theft
    • Durable stainless steel construction resists corrosion
  • Hitch won't affect ground clearance or block your trunk's foot-access sensor
  • Simple, bolt-on installation - no drilling or welding required
    • Uses existing connection points to protect your vehicle's crumple zones
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Meets SAE J684 safety regulations and European dynamic testing
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This rack receiver is for hitch-mounted accessories only. The receiver tube included with this hitch cannot be used for towing.


If you would like to upgrade this rack receiver for towing, you will need to purchase the Stealth Hitches towing kit (sold separately). The ball mount included in this kit inserts into the center block of the hitch in place of the receiver attachment. A 2" hitch ball is included with the ball mount, making it ready to tow with out of the box.


  • Maximum gross trailer weight with towing kit: 6,000 lbs
  • Not rated for weight distribution systems

If you want to take your bikes to the trail with your family this summer, you have plenty of options. You can carry your bikes on top of your car with a roof rack, but that bulky rack can increase drag on your ride. You can use a trunk rack, but that's a pain to mount and it can scratch your car's paint. Or you can install a hitch on your ride and use a hitch-mounted bike rack to carry your bikes.


This rack receiver is designed to act as a mounting point for your hitch bike rack or cargo carrier. Just slide the shank of your carrier into the receiver for use, and when you're done you can not only remove the carrier, but the receiver as well, leaving your vehicle looking clean and unmodified.


Completely Hidden Design

Nothing can ruin the clean, stylish look of your vehicle like a giant piece of metal bolted beneath its bumper. Luckily, with the Stealth Hitches rack receiver, you never have to worry about messing up your vehicle's lines.


Removable receiver

This hitch installs behind your bumper, keeping the cross tube concealed and leaving only the hitch receiver visible. Even better, the receiver can be easily removed from the cross tube when it's not in use so that you won't see any trace of the hitch. This means that you can retain that clean, from-the-factory look for your ride, while still being able to carry your bikes and gear on the next family road trip.


Simple Set Up

The receiver can be attached or detached in seconds with no tools required. To insert the receiver, simply pop the base up into the stainless steel block at the center of the hitch until it automatically latches in place.


push lock

Be sure to then press the lock on the side of the block to fully secure the receiver. When you're finished carrying your bikes or cargo, use the included key to unlock the latch. Then turn the handle on the block clockwise and remove the receiver. You can stow the receiver in a safe place, like your vehicle's rear cargo area, or you can use a convenient carrying case (391CASER - sold separately).


hitch plug and center block

And when you're not using the receiver attachment, the included hitch plug covers the center block's opening to protect the hitch's body from dirt and debris.


Strict Safety Testing

This Stealth Hitches rack receiver meets and exceeds the safety standards set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Even better, the receiver also meets the stricter regulations mandated for European safety testing.


This European testing includes more rigorous dynamic load testing in addition to traditional static load tests. In order to meet these stricter safety regulations, the Stealth Hitches rack receiver must have a Stealth Hitches ball mount (sold separately) inserted if you want to tow. These ball mounts are specifically designed to provide the tighter tolerances needed to fulfill the European requirements, resulting in a safe, rattle-free towing experience.


This testing ensures that each Stealth Hitches rack receiver can handle real-world conditions, letting you safely haul your cargo without worry.


etrailer.com Technical Support

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.



SHR31019 Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details SH46FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2018 - 2022 BMW X3 M40i models
  • 2016 - 2018 BMW X4 M40i models
  • 2018 - 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i
  • 2019 - 2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i and sDrive30i




Customer Reviews

Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - SH46FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (155 Customer Reviews)

This completely hidden hitch keeps your vehicle looking like it just came off the assembly line. Remove the receiver for a fully concealed look when you're not carrying your bikes to the trail. Only for use with hitch-mounted racks and carriers.

- SH46FR
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Excellent product !



- SH56VR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Great product - was hesitant at first because it was nearly double the price of other options, however, to have the ability of not seeing a hitch on the back of my BMW X5 M sport was more than worth the price. I actually tackled the installation myself due to a quote of nearly $400 at my local shop. I knocked it out in just a tad over an hour by myself in my garage with nothing more than a trim removal kit, some tools I already have, and the tutorial video they provide. Pumped to finally have a hitch for my bike racks on the back of my X5 instead of constantly using my wife’s SUV that we fitted with a cheaper hitch.


Comments
Still one the best purchases I’ve made for my vehicle - bike rack goes on and off the SUV at least once a week and being able to remove the hitch for a clean look afterwards is worth the price.
Matt - 08/23/2021

Comments
Still one the best purchases I’ve made for my vehicle - bike rack goes on and off the SUV at least once a week and being able to remove the hitch for a clean look afterwards is worth the price.
Matt - 08/23/2021


- SH47FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


There are not many options for 2019+ V60, but I am glad I ordered the Stealth hitch. Without the receiver extension, the hitch just disappear. My only issue is the price. Installation was relatively easy, the instructions are well made, etrailer video was also very helpful. It took me a bit less than 2 hours alone and it could have taken 30 min less if it was not for the very tight tolerance between the center block (billet block) and the hitch. It is very tight, I had to use lubricants and a hammer to get in there and align the holes for the bolts. The paint is just too thick there. Other than that, the installation was a breeze. My only questions, is can I use my Kuat rack in 4 bikes mode or it is just too heavy ?


Comments
Thank you for your review. The Max TW for this hitch is 350 lbs and from the pictures you provided it looks like you have the Kuat NV 2.0? That bike rack is 110lbs. So you will have to be very careful with your 4 bikes and weigh them precisely so you do not over extend the weight limit.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/27/2021


- 391SUOB20
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Just had the hitch installed. Plan on using it for my bike rack outside of winter season. Since it is winter and will not be using my bike rack, I have removed the receiving portion of the hitch. Wanted to maximize clearance, and this hitch is just below bumper. Previously owned uhaul hitch was several inches lower on 2014 Outback. Looks very slick, well made and solid. Rubberized lock and receiver attachment covers looks like they will prevent water and salt from entering the locking areas during the winter - tight fit. Receiver drops into hand with turn of release knob, a little awkward yo use when reaching under bumper facial that was cut away. No sign of a hitch when the receiver attachment is removed. Installers took about 1.5 hrs to attach.


Comments
The hitch has been great thus far. Easy on and off, especially with salt and snow. Then back on after a rain and melt. Its off for the winter now. A little rat on the hitch receiver, but the under car mount looks pretty free of rust.
Harry L - 12/27/2020


- 391AUDA4A5S509
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


This is a very high quality hitch system. The color printed instructions (also easily available .pdf online) are fairly clear. The detach system is very high quality and works great. I am giving 4/5 for the high price. Tips: I have installed this type of hitch on a 2012 VW Jetta and now a 2011 S4 Sedan. When it came to cutting the plastic bumper to gain access to the hitch assembly, just take your time and get it close. As long as you are close to the proper area you will not be able to see the cuts. On my VW I spent over an hour making sure all of my measurements were perfect and it was exact. Then I drove that VW for 2 years and you could not see any of those cuts, and this Audi one is even more hidden. Pro's: - Very high quality and well made materials. - Assembly went smooth and easy. Just take your time and follow the instructions. (may have to guess at some things see CON below) Con's - Price (it is very expensive but very few options for this car) - The instructions had very clear and laid out instructions for the A4/S4 and A5/S5 with color codes and all. BUT when I began working on the car the instructions/photos did NOT match my 2011 S4. My car looked much more like the A6 and in some cases did not look like any of the photos or instructions. (example: the instructions to cut the back bumper for the A/S4 were completely wrong and mine looked just like the A/S6). - Several of the pieces came out of their protective cardboard in transit and scratched each other up.



- 391AUDA4A5S509
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


When installed on my 2016 Audi S5 Cabriolet it has only 6.5 inches of ground clearance and drags on the ground whenever you go down a curb or up an incline and that’s without any bike rack attached to the car. Once installed the hitch cannot be returned to etrailer. They should have a warning on their website indicating ground clearance may be an issue.



- SH94VR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


I needed a hitch to transport my ebikes, but have a BMW 328i Convertible, so I needed something that could fulfill the mission, without compromising on the grand looks of my car. I had even contemplated on purchasing another vehicle, but that seemed like a waste of money just to have a hitch for my bikes! Ugh! Well, let me tell you, the Stealth Hitch is perfect! And the staff there were very knowledgeable and went the extra mile in assisting me. If you’re in the market for a hitch, I would highly recommend that you consider the Stealth Hitch!



- SH84FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


I bought this receiver hitch for my wife’s Porsche Macan so she could easily transport her bike. This is an excellent very well engineered product. The directions were detailed and clear, the fit was perfect and the receiver locking mechanism is very secure and elegant. I highly recommend this product.



- SH47FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


The hitch and installation more than exceeded my expectation, especially as my Volvo dealer said they couldn’t supply me with an OEM hitch. The installation went exactly as the video said it would. I was skeptical at first but not any more. Great quality hitch and and excellent idea of mounting behind the rear fender. The fact that the hitch itself is removable is a bonus. FYI the bottom of the hitch is about 10” from the ground when fitted and it extends about 2” from the rear so no issues with using my bike or cargo rack.



- SH27FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


I installed a StealthHitch on my Volvo XC90 this weekend and I am very happy with its fit and function. The installation wasn’t too hard overall but it was definitely tedious. Make sure to have a second set of hands to help with the removal and reinstall of the rear bumper.



- 391TES317
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


The stealth hitch is worth the money spent. Easily detaches when not in use and does not affect the profile of the car. The process of setting up the free install with etrailer makes it even better.



- SH47FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Fantastic shipping to Canada took only 5 days. Hitch install was relatively straightforward with provided instructions and video on etrailer. Hardware was short two nylon 1/4 screws and nuts but a quick trip to HD solved that. This will work great for the bike rack.


Comments
Thank you for the review and for bringing the missing hardware to our attention. Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/29/2021


- SH67FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Decided to install the hitch myself after one installer quoted me $450 and another one quoted me $650. Using the supplied directions, I was able to knock it out in a little under 3 hours. Getting to the 5 screws in each wheel well would be easier if you remove the rear tires I have 20 inch wheels... and getting the bunker back on is a little scary too, but I managed.



- SH27ZR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


This was installed on a 2016 Mazda 3. Despite some reviews saying this was very difficult.. This went pretty smoothly (despite me dropping/retrieving a nut in the wheel well, which was the hardest part!). In short, the quality of this hitch is excellent and the installation took ~2 hours and was not difficult at all (Note: I am a gear head and pretty handy). The instructions provided are very clear/concise. But overall, this was worth the price and you would never know it was there when not in use. I have been using it for months now and have no regrets at all. This is a solid product and worth the cost/effort.



- 391TES317
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Shipping from etrailer is always extremely fast! I'm extremely happy with the product. I installed the stealth hitch myself. Its not too difficult to do, but isn't for the faint of heart. Honestly the hardest part was removing the bumper. If you are patient and have basic mechanical skill its really not that bad. Just slightly scary on a brand new car. I love that you can still put the plastic cover back on so its completely stock and no one has any idea the car has a hitch. Very excited to be able to put my bike rack on my Tesla!



- SH76VR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


I am not mechanically inclined but have a good friend who is. He reviewed the installation instructions and said he believed he could handle the job. Total time approximately 3 1/2 hours. The instructions were good and my friend had all of the necessary tools. The rack has received a lot of use, first hauling my lightweight racing bike and later a much heavier electric Trek Domane 5+ bike (40 lbs.). The rack is excellent and the only one I was able to find online.



- SH77VR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Great product. Very clear installation instructions provided with accurate timing guidance (I finished slightly faster than expected in about 1h 45m). Hitch is genuinely invisible and does not affect vehicle clearance when the receiver is not attached. The only "modification" to the vehicle was trimming heat shielding tin which was straightforward. Highly recommend this product -- if you can use a socket set, you can install this yourself!



- SH84FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


The 'hidden' concept of this hitch is excellent for high-end vehicles. I remove it from my Porsche from time to time when I know it won't be needed and you can't tell it has a hitch - no ugly receiver sticking out the rear-end. After one year I am beginning to see a little rust gathering around the base area where the hitch goes up into the receiver. I find this troubling and don't know how much worse it will get.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Your hitch receiver needs maintained every once and awhile to keep it looking great and working properly. I would sand any rust spots then cover with an anti-corrosive spray paint like Rustoleum. Here are more tips:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/19/2021


- 391TES317
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


This was my 1st time installing and it took a few hours. The passenger side 25mm torx screw was hard to get off and on from the Tesla. The kit is perfect and fits my 2021 Tesla Model 3 with no cutting. I did buy the separate black and orange plastic tool set, it made the job easier. I did use painters blue tape to prevent scratches. I did trim the small Rubber cap so I could out the removable black cover back on underneath when I am not usine the hidden hitch. Note older Teslas do not have the removable cover, so minor trimming of that cover will be required.



- SH84FR
by:

Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Fantastic Buy. 1 year in and love it. Self install was a project (about 4 hrs taking my time) but worked great on my 2016 Macan S.



- SH84VR
by:

Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


This is a great looking hitch solution with high quality components. Used on a sports coupe that I wanted to put a hitch mounted bike rack on and not see the hitch while not in use. Stealth Hitches seem to be the perfect solution!



- 391TES317
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Super detailed and accurate instructions! The only correction I have is once you have it bolted it says to start from step 9 and back, it should be step 10! but it's obvious to anyone paying attention



- SH87FR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Very happy with both the rack and the experience with etrailer. Installation was fairly simple. Have the exterior styling kit and went on without a hitch. Get it?? Cut out of heat shield and fascia can be less than what's recommended I believe, but can determine what you need. For me I made a minimal cut and then finished cut after installing which was a bit more difficult, but worked.



- 391TES317
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


Very happy with the hitch! Installed myself in about 2.5 hours. Video and documentation is easy to follow. Instructions on how to actually use/lock the receiver could use more info.



- SH47VR
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Review from a similar Hidden Rack Receiver in Trailer Hitch


This hitch is exactly what I was looking for for my F80 M3. The stealth design means it's there when I want to hook up my bike rack, and completely invisible otherwise. Taking the hitch on and off is a breeze, and I can say 1 year after install that it's worked perfectly every time. Etrailer also did the installation. The process, even with COVID protocals, was quick and easy. My install price was very fair and my car was well taken care of through the process. If I ever need another hitch, I'll be calling Etrailer. Thanks!


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