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Old 07-29-2015, 02:05 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by ruscal View Post

Now I just have to figure out how to shut up the mud and snow tires!
Well Russ I spent yesterday working on that issue and it easily fixed if you are willing to part with about $1600 for new all season radials and rims for them to run around on in the spring and summer months.

Like the hitch rattle it may be one of those things you might want to learn to just live with

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Old 07-29-2015, 08:10 AM   #30
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Hmmmm... Hitch "Rattle" indicates movement between two or more parts. Movement between parts equals fatigue & wear.

The earlier comment that "All hitch combos will wear out and spread/stretch clearances over time and need to be changed out. I would call it metal fatigue of the hitch components." came as a surprise to me.

But, I have always used the "U" shaped clamp to eliminate play in the receiver and have yet to see any wear on a receiver or drawbar.

And for less than $30, silence is not only golden, it is fairly cheap and, if I do hear any noises back there I know to check it out ASAP and not just turn up the radio to fix it.... LOL

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Old 07-29-2015, 09:15 AM   #31
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Another solution I have seen is always leave the drawbar in and eventually it will rust solid to where it's impossible to remove it, LOL
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:29 AM   #32
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Hitch rattle isn't to big an issue with a a body on frame construction. But with a frame less uni-body construction the noise is of much greater magnitude. A louder boom sound echoing through the body. Whole different effect between my early Bronco with frame and my uni-body Nissan Pathfinder.

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