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How Much Does Rear Bumper Fascia Need to Be Notched to Install Hitch on 2019 Volkswagen Golf R


I see that both the EcoHitch and the Draw-Tite for a 2019 Golf R would require trimming the fascia. Exactly where and how much needs to be removed? How visible will the hole or notch be after the hitch is installed? Need for a 2 bike rack.


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To install the EcoHitch # 306-X7333 or # 306-X7332 on a 2019 VW Golf R, a notch measuring 3 x 3-1/4 inches would need to be made in the underside of the bumper fascia. For the Draw-Tite # 24975, the notch would be a bit smaller at
3-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches, also on the underside of the fascia. For all three hitches, the notch isn't noticeable from the rear, only if you're looking up at the underside of the bumper.

If I had to personally choose between the 3, I'd go with the EcoHitch # 306-X7332 with the 2 inch receiver because the 2 inch receiver size is more common, so there will be more hitch mounted accessories available for it and because EcoHitch manufactures their hitches in the USA.

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