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Best 2008 Nissan Armada Hitch Options

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Best 2008 Nissan Armada Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2008 Nissan Armada. There are going to be two options for your Armada. There's the Draw-Tite, part number 75644, and the CURT, part number 13188. Now you're probably wondering what's the difference between these two hitches. While they are very similar in most aspects, there are a few differences, so we'll cover those first.When it comes to clearances, the CURT's going to be the winner. The CURT has about 2" higher clearance from the ground, and the center of the hitch pin hole is 1" closer to the bumper, so this means you may not need a rise as much with this hitch because it's further from the ground, no chance of bottoming out.

With the hitch pin hole being about 1" closer to the bumper, it's going to give you more clearance for accessories that are going to go into the back of your hitch and be near the bumper, such as bike racks or cargo carriers that fold up. Now this can make or break the difference between your lift gate opening and not.When it comes to appearance on the vehicle, that one's going to be a bit more subjective. The CURT's going to sit higher up and will require you to remove a panel, whereas the Draw-Tite won't require any panel remover but will sit below the bumper. This one's going to be a little bit more noticeable but you'll be able to keep that factory bumper look. This one's going to be more tucked away but will require a panel to be removed.The Draw-Tite does have a couple features the CURT doesn't.

It has a bracket already made on for your four-pole connector. The CURT doesn't have this, where you may have to buy an additional long bracket or other bracket to mount your four-pole outside the vehicle. The hook loops on the Draw-Tite are going to be wider so it'll be a little bit easier to hook some of your larger hooks and more accepting to various size hooks than your CURT might. The Draw-Tite does have a hole for a j-pin. A j-pin is an anti-rattle hitch pin to keep your devices secure while going down the road.Now that we've discussed some of the differences, let's talk about how they're similar.

They're both going to have the same weight ratings so you're going to have a 600 pound tongue weight on both and a 6,000 pound towing capacity. When using a weight distribution system it's still going to be the same. However, those numbers are going to rise for both hitches to 1,000 pound tongue weight and 10,000 pound towing capacity. They're both going to be a Class 3 hitch with a 2" by 2" receiver with reinforced collars.As far as installation goes, they're both going to install relatively the same. The Draw-Tite does require to remove a panel.

However, that panel comes off very easily. It's more of an appearance issue than it is an installation issue. They both feature a steel construction with a black powder coat finish. This is going to help reduce rust and corrosion.Now in summary, what weight capacities are going to be the same so you can use the same accessories, hook up the same trailers, and haul the same loads. Clearances are going to go to the CURT. It might open up your options for a few more accessories than the Draw-Tite. When we look at extra features, the Draw-Tite has a little more included in its package. It comes with a bracket for the four-pole connector and the option for a j-pin hook. Lastly is appearance. Now in my opinion this one goes to the CURT. I like the way it's tucked up underneath. Even though you do have to remove a panel, it just seems to flow better at the design of the vehicle. That completes our look at the best hitch options for your Nissan Armada.

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