Perfect for street/track cars that are driven to the racetrack, this is a strong, yet elegant way to pull your tire trailer. This removable hitch uses a heavy-duty 2.5" OD hitch tube and accepts a standard 2.0" receiver tube (receiver not included). Includes a 3/16" reinforcement plate that bolts-to/sandwiches the 981 aluminum bumper, creating a large load-spread area. This plate remains on the car and is hidden by the bumper cover and license plate. The removable hitch adapter then bolts-onto the reinforcement plates using a large, recessed grade-8 bolt and a long, welded nut for extensive thread engagement, along with two layers of additional 3/16" welded plates for added strength. The removable hitch adapter has a welded, 1/4" thick plate for hooking your trailer safety chains, along with a 1/4" thick sleeve for added resistance to side loads.
Our reinforcing plates are CADed and waterjet-cut here at Hanksville, and all welds are TIG-welded for great penetration and beauty. The assembly is powder-coated satin black. Includes grade-8 mounting hardware with lock-nuts and thru-hardened washers.
Labor-intensive to fabricate, but all of this adds up to a very strong, stable, removable hitch that functions and looks great, and only adds approx. 11 lbs to the rear of your Boxster or Cayman. To top it off, we include a high-quality stainless steel hinged license plate bracket. And, free shipping to the Continental US.
Installation requires removal of the rear bumper cover and the aluminum rear bumper, cutting a 2.5" square hole and 4 bolt holes though your rear bumper, and a 2.5" square hole in the bumper cover behind the license plate; we include a template to assist with these cuts. The aluminum bumper is double-wall so cutting takes some care and is time-consuming, but the bumper cover is easy to cut.
If you'd rather not tackle the installation yourself, send your aluminum bumper to us for modification and installation for an additional $180 plus return shipping.
As always, feel free to call or email if you'd like to discuss. -Hank