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Trailer hitch on 08 SEL 4


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#1 OFFLINE   Isresistancefutile?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:13 PM

I will take delivery of my new - company issue - 08 Fusion SEL 4cyl sometime in January and I want to take advantage of a holiday shipping offer at eTrailer.com to order a hitch.

Has anyone installed a hitch on a Fusion sedan? Please provide a forun link or other details. eTrailer provides clear instructions, but I'd like to know up front if I have to drill in the spare tire area or if there are existing mounting holes in 08 models.







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#2 OFFLINE   biznaga

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:06 PM

I will take delivery of my new - company issue - 08 Fusion SEL 4cyl sometime in January and I want to take advantage of a holiday shipping offer at eTrailer.com to order a hitch.

Has anyone installed a hitch on a Fusion sedan? Please provide a forun link or other details. eTrailer provides clear instructions, but I'd like to know up front if I have to drill in the spare tire area or if there are existing mounting holes in 08 models.


I haven't instaled one but the instructions mention drilling on two and one mentiones notchingthe fascia.

#3 OFFLINE   slaterracing

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:20 AM

I will take delivery of my new - company issue - 08 Fusion SEL 4cyl sometime in January and I want to take advantage of a holiday shipping offer at eTrailer.com to order a hitch.

Has anyone installed a hitch on a Fusion sedan? Please provide a forun link or other details. eTrailer provides clear instructions, but I'd like to know up front if I have to drill in the spare tire area or if there are existing mounting holes in 08 models.


and if you do tow anything with it and it is an automatic make sure you get a trans cooler for it. the stock auto in the 4 cyl is not going to be strong enough to tow much and will heat up very fast.

#4 OFFLINE   QuoVadis69

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:09 AM

and if you do tow anything with it and it is an automatic make sure you get a trans cooler for it. the stock auto in the 4 cyl is not going to be strong enough to tow much and will heat up very fast.



Hitch : www.valleyindustries.com 3500lbs rated

you also need a special converter for your lights because Fusion use Delta signals ( means only one wire for all flasher)
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#5 OFFLINE   R3DALRT

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 03:34 AM

Hitches are for truck. Either that, or get a horse.

#6 OFFLINE   fusionff

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:14 PM

He's only doing this to mount a bike rack. Nobody is stupid enough to tow with a 4 cyl, right? :wacko:

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#7 OFFLINE   BoomerGer

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:54 AM

Towed with a Dodge Colt, Plymouth Sundance, Honda CRV, Honda Element, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Focus.  All 4 cyl.  No heating up, no problems. So what is YOUR major malfunction?

 

He's only doing this to mount a bike rack. Nobody is stupid enough to tow with a 4 cyl, right? wacko.gif


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#8 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:04 AM

Towed with a Dodge Colt, Plymouth Sundance, Honda CRV, Honda Element, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Focus.  All 4 cyl.  No heating up, no problems. So what is YOUR major malfunction?
 

Doubt he remembers from 5 years ago...
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#9 OFFLINE   Sleddog

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:01 AM

Maybe he missed that the thread is 5 years old. Or maybe he just wanted to use the term your major malfunction. And maybe he doesn't realize a bike rack is a bike rack and that the fusion o&m says do not tow.

I wonder if the OP will be back to read this updated thread. 😃

#10 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 02:50 PM

Holy old thread Resurrection! 


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