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Is Skid Plate Removal Required To Install Draw-Tite Front Trailer Hitch Receiver 2017 4Runner SR5?

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Noticed that on the 2016 4runner the skid pan must be removed. Is that requirement the same for the SR5 2017 model? Thanks in advance, Please advise

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If your 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 has one of the TRD front skid plates it will need to be removed to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65074.

I recommend using the WeatherTech BumpStepXL Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1XL to keep in the receiver when you are not using it. This will help to protect your front bumper and give you a nice step for working under the hood of your 4Runner. It will also eliminate the whistle that is often caused by the wind moving through the receiver tube.

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