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Old 07-21-14, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default 6500lb hitch for GX470, PT228-60540

If you have a towing prep package on your GX470 up to year model 2009 and you want the 6500lb hitch, get part # PT228-60540. It bolts on, no problem with all of the hardware you need included. This is a class IV 6500lb factory hitch.

Complete instructions are at:
http://lexus.sewellparts.com/pdf/PT22860540.pdf
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Old 07-22-14, 06:26 AM   #2
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Um ok....
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That's the frame-mounted hitch. The only problem I had with mine was getting the tow hook bolts off. Waaaay too tight from the factory...

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That's the frame-mounted hitch. The only problem I had with mine was getting the tow hook bolts off. Waaaay too tight from the factory...

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Default Use WD40 on old fine threaded holes

I used a 1/2" breaker bar to bust the bolts loose. You are correct, they are tight.
The only problem I had was the previously unused threaded holes needed WD40. They are all fine threads and they'll be a little rusty/dirty since most of them have been unused for years.
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I used a 1/2" breaker bar to bust the bolts loose. You are correct, they are tight.
The only problem I had was the previously unused threaded holes needed WD40. They are all fine threads and they'll be a little rusty/dirty since most of them have been unused for years.
I sprayed mine with deep creek used a wire brush to go in and out then I chased the threads with a tap
bolts went in like butter.
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damn wish that hitch didnt hang so low, first steep climb on trail and that things diggin into the dirt
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It's not that bad - you'd be hitting the exhaust too. But I admit that you would want to get any tall rocks to go off to one side... Which you'd probably have to anyway to clear the pumpkin.

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I already deleted the resonator and I see in the future deleting the tip for a turn down instead
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My baddie's got a GX with that hitch and every time we come off the boat ramp it drags coming out of the water. Partially the design of the boat ramp also.

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yup I plan on getting a custom rear swingout bumper with the hitch integrated a little higher up
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Has anyone ever towed that much with their GX? I have a 4000 pound boat and would like to take the GX but i feel like it will tax it too much. I just keep taking my Silverado.
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My brother-in-law has about that size boat (Grady White - nice!) and tows it with his LX. Same engine as in the early GX (4.7 liter, no VVTi), in a heavier vehicle (LX vs. GX) and it does fine.

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I pull my rinker 236 with mine. No problem. Pretty sure it weighs around 4k lbs.
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