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Unread 11-05-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Gx vs 4runner tow hitch, why are they different?

So I have just purchased another gx470, this one however does not have the towing package, and I am looking to install a tow hitch on it. I know the 470 and the 4th gen 4runner share the same frame and chassis so why are the part numbers different 228-89440(50) for the 4runner, and 228-60540 for the gx, they both require the center spacer plate to make them work with the factory class IV hitch. So why when I look these two part numbers up in the parts que does it give two different part numbers with two different fitments. What am I missing.

-at first I thought maybe it was because of the GXs air suspension but then I remembered that limited 4runners also had air suspension so that can't be it as the 4runner hitch doesn't exclude the limited...

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Probably has to do with the body trim and how it integrates, both vehicles have different rear plastics.
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