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    Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Thread title pretty much explains what went down. My desire to make this happen really started when I got my CBI Tire Carrier. I went with the 'premium' model that has the pass through receiver at the bottom. This brought things to a whole new level of 'low hanging'. Not to mention the additional overhang.

    When I removed my spare I noticed that the 4th Gens have a boxed in frame. This is a good thing. And being that the stock receiver is just bolted to that, why not remove it and install a receiver directly into the frame. Stronger, better, BAM!

    Stock Receiver w/Tire Carrier



    Height Measurements with Stock Receiver





    Bumper Removed, Stock Receiver Shown



    Stock Receiver Removed and Marked for Cutting



    Frame Cut



    Receiver Welded In



    New Measurements





    All Said and Done..



    Oh, Removed all the Spare Tire BS in the process. Dropped like 15lbs! Race Car Status.



    So 20 bucks later and about 4 hours of my time, I have much less hangage. Gained 4.5" of clearance over the stock setup. Quite happy with this.
    Last edited by xonetruthcrewx; 09-27-2013 at 01:28 PM.
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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Nice!!!

    that looks like a great mod!

    It is interesting to see that the bolt pattern for the stock hitch looks like it matches up to the bolt pattern for a pintle hitch. If this is the case, go Toyota!
    2005 Lexus LX470 - Stock for now...

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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Thanks Sean. And yes, looks like the bolt pattern is identical to a pintle bolt pattern. Not sure it would clear the bumper though. But hey, all that takes is a little trim work!

    Some day when I go to a custom rear bumper with swing out, I definitely will be running a pintle on it. Love me some pintle!
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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    looks good any jiggle to that or is it pretty solid set up, i am trying to decide on a bumper for my third gen
    i sell cars to soon to ever work on them

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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Ya just need to add chain loops now.
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    Steve
    1993 4runner, SAS, 3.0L, Auto Tranny
    2007 4runner, stock. For now.

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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Quote Originally Posted by stormtaco
    looks good any jiggle to that or is it pretty solid set up, i am trying to decide on a bumper for my third gen
    Yes. The CBI Carrier is very solid. I was quite impressed with the build quality and I have been very happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robinhood4x4
    Ya just need to add chain loops now.
    Are you sure that would be safe? Are you an 'engineer', do you even know what you're talking about? Haha.

    But yeah, when the time arises I will weld on a pair of safety chain loops and I will be Rockin' like Dokken!
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    Steve
    1993 4runner, SAS, 3.0L, Auto Tranny
    2007 4runner, stock. For now.

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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    clever and great idea!
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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    Thanks Lance.

    It was a cheap and easy way to improve things while I continue my build. Of course, I will eventually will have a custom rear.
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    Re: Ditched the low hanging stock receiver. Did some cutting/welding...

    +1 for you even knowing the term "Rockin' like Dokken".
    *How old are ya, you gotta be at least 35??

    Dokken-Unchain the Night

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