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Old 02-17-2014, 02:17 AM
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Safe to drill into hitch?

I'd like to take some of the cube LEDs and was thinking I could drill and tap the receiver hitch and just thread them in but I am not sure if it will take away from the structural integrity of the hitch.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:52 AM
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I did with mine and haven't had any issues.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:38 AM
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Thanks you, I was either thinking where yours are or on the bottom on each side of the chain hooks. What kind of lights are those?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:57 AM
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Mine are mounted on the sides where they are more protected from damage:

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Old 02-18-2014, 05:56 AM
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Mine are an off brand dually style light but I like them a lot. I havent had any issues with them being where they are and I am off the road almost as much as I am on it. I put them out so wide because I could get a nut and lock washer in from the side of the hitch instead of having to drill and tap.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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Good Plan. I'm sure that's a better idea
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:24 PM
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I used existing holes in the side of the hitch to mount mine. They sit up higher and a little deeper but keeps them protected from road debris and light up behind me real nice.
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