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What Trimming is Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Honda CR-Z


What trimming has to be done for this to fit?


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According to the instructions for Curt trailer hitch # C11077 you will need to trim the underbody panels to remove the area where plastic clips attach the panel to the frame rails. I have linked the instructions and also included a picture from them showing the area to trim.

If you plan on doing any towing with this hitch keep in mind that the gross trailer weight capacity is 1,000 pounds and the tongue weight capacity is 100 pounds. Consult the owners manual to determine what the tow capacity of the vehicle is and go by the lower of the 2 ratings (either the hitch or the vehicle).

For a ball mount use # C45520 and pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258.

If you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier make sure the item is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load.

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