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RE: Trailer hitch


Forgot one tip, which made the job a whole lot easier.  I used a large floor
jack with a board going across to support the hitch while I was fit checking
and installing.  You can get it positioned exactly where you want it, lift
up car a bit to hold in place, and use hitch in place a a template to drill
the holes.

BTW the Dremel did not cut it (literally) for all of the bracket.  If you
can get your hands on a Saws-all with metal cutting blades.

Good luck with you XMAS project.

Ben Swann 

-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Folkerts [mailto:fiatlancia@earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 6:15 PM
To: Swann, Benjamin R. (BSWANN)
Cc: 'quattro@audifans.com'
Subject: Re: Trailer hitch

Thanks to all who replied, and to Ben for the installation pointers.
I ordered a DaLan today, arrives Friday. Then I'll break out the new Dremel
have at it...
Gettin' hitched!
Shaun Folkerts

Swann, Benjamin R. (BSWANN) wrote:

> DALAN Hitches via website "Hitch-web.com".
> Only Class 1 hitch (rating just shy of Class 2 hitch) was available.
> Should suffice for the need.
> Hitch #DA257202 was available for 5000 CSQT - should fit your 200.
> Was around $225 delivered.  Dont skimp on cost, were talking major saftey
> issues if you get anything inferior.
> Needed to cut off towing bracket on right bumper rail.
> Fitment Good - has slight interference, not all the time, with the rear
> muffler.  Make sure you measure everything twice and fit check
> and then some before drilling.
> You'll have to cut the bracket off before fit check so go ahead and bite
> bullet - I used a Saws-all and Dremel tool and took several hours getting
> this off - be careful, the battery vent tube is right there, watch for
> sparks/block it off during install.
> Rust paint cut/drilled metal prior to bolting up hitch.
> I don't think there is a better design available for installation and
> strength - from what I can tell the capacity of this hitch is under-rated
> (probably a legal thing).
> Regards,
> Ben Swann
> Dos Quattros
> ************************************************
> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:29:50 -0500
> From: Shaun Folkerts <fiatlancia@earthlink.net>
> Subject: Trailer hitch needed ASAP (89QW)
> <snip>
> I would also appreciate any BTDT's as to where you purchased, how much
> was paid, which brand fits/looks best, and any tips for mounting.
> Thanks much in advance.
> Shaun Folkerts
> '89 200QW; towing capacity currently 0lbs/0lbs