Aussie class III hitch?

This is a forum section to coordinate "group" or mass parts purchases on behalf of our members. Moderated by NavyLifer.
Post Reply
User avatar
l77
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:11 pm

Aussie class III hitch?

Post by l77 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:34 pm

Kicking myself for not ordering the hitch from CP earlier; He quoted $570 shipped (everything in the pic) last year and I was going to wait till summer, oh well ~ ~ ~

Anyone else interested?

Image
x-pro2/x-t20/x-a1
8/12/18/35/60/90mm

smwalker
Posts: 1392
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:44 am
Location: Azusa,CA
Contact:

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by smwalker » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:19 pm

Is that a Holden/GM part? Like an authorized accessory? Wondering if any companies in the US that regularly make hitches would do a design for the caprice?
Steve Walker
Azusa, CA
'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

User avatar
eagle-co94
Posts: 297
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 pm
Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:36 pm

Probably the best option would be to get them one of the OEM hitches and see if they'll copy it.
-James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Life without knowledge is death in disguise."

User avatar
l77
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:11 pm

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by l77 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:42 pm

eagle-co94 wrote:Probably the best option would be to get them one of the OEM hitches and see if they'll copy it.
May be doable if we have enough commitments including G8 guys. Any shop with a grinder and decent welding skills probably can make copies but I assume most won't due to liability concerns.
smwalker wrote:Is that a Holden/GM part? Like an authorized accessory? Wondering if any companies in the US that regularly make hitches would do a design for the caprice?
It's a genuine Holden part. Holmart has it for $399 but the only shipping option is $600+DHL. Just emailed them to see if there's a cheaper alternative or if they can provide shipping weight and dimensions (freight forwarding services?)

More info here,
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=92&start=50" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Last edited by l77 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
x-pro2/x-t20/x-a1
8/12/18/35/60/90mm

User avatar
eagle-co94
Posts: 297
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 pm
Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:53 pm

I've got one coming but it hasn't hit the west coast yet. I also got hosed by a junkyard that sold me the wrong hitch...the Class II when it was supposed to be the big one.
-James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Life without knowledge is death in disguise."

User avatar
elc32955
System Manager
Posts: 1782
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:32 pm
Location: East Central Florida
Contact:

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by elc32955 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:54 am

Just some wisdom here.... hitches have been previously researched to death, might want to review a few of the earlier threads as there is BUNCHES of detailed information and an install or two to draw experience from as there were some unforeseen wrinkles in the installs.

Eric
System Manager and your tourguide for the day. Caprice Alumni, former owner of a 2011 Caprice 9C3 with a Rotofab CAI and front radiator cover, 3.45 LSD Camaro rear diff, Chris Henry performance tune, G8 GT 18" Enkei rims w/Holden lions, custom SLP axle-back muffler set with tips, Holden WM Caprice factory spoiler, Holden SSV leather steering wheel and leather shift knob, Whelen Alpha-12Q airhorn amp. G8 GT rear seat swap, AVS Ventshades.

User avatar
eagle-co94
Posts: 297
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 pm
Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:34 am

It looks like there's really only 1 hitch thread but it's a fid read. One advantage of having these made would be that the receiver tube could be extended to resolve fitment issues. It could even be made thicker to match the US impact beam thickness.
-James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Life without knowledge is death in disguise."

camrat68
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 12:47 am
Location: Appleton, WI

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by camrat68 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:40 pm

I would be interested!

Jim
Jim Chesnutt
1968 Camaro -my first car.
1995 Black/White 9C1 Caprice
2012 Alto Gray Metallic 9C1 Caprice--The HoDag-Solo axle back exhaust, improved racing OTR CAI intake.
2013 Black/White 9C1--NADACOP-Stock. For now......

SSpeedracer
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by SSpeedracer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Interested. tagging this topic for updates.
2016 Caprice

Post Reply