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Old 03-04-2011, 08:27 AM
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Default Bolts for hitch install

Hey guys,

I snagged a factory hitch off craigslist yesterday and need to install it this morning. I'm pretty sure I'll need 6 1/2" bolts but I'm not sure exact lengths or if I need any kind of washers or anything.


Can somebody with a factory hitch take a look and tell me?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: Bolts for hitch install

whats ur defintion of a factory hitch?

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my bolts are about 3 inches long, no washers just those large nuts
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: Bolts for hitch install

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whats ur defintion of a factory hitch?

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my bolts are about 3 inches long, no washers just those large nuts

Factory meaning its the hitch that the truck came with from the factory. Its a stock/Ford original equipment. Its 6 bolts, I'm pretty sure 1/2", just not sure if I'll need any washers or anything. I'm thinking I'll just get some lock nuts maybe.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:49 AM
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generally hitches are same so ur pretty set! get strong bolts though like ones that are torqued to spec

and okay wanted to make sure thats what u meant haha

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but i dont have a factory hitch
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: Bolts for hitch install

finished install, probably easiest thing ever. especially if you have air tools.

I used six grade 8 1/2" x 1 1/2' bolts, 6 washers and six lock washers.


Had to back out one of the bumper mount bolts to fit a wrench on the back of one of the hitch bolts but other than that, it was very straight forward, just like you'd expect.

I didn't know what the torque specs were, but I just cranked it down with the impact wrench and then gave it couple snugs with a ratchet to make sure it was good.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:14 PM
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there ya go man, should be fine! good job simple and easy mod
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:59 PM
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