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Old 04-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Ball Height Issue, 16' International

Hi All:

After searching the forum for quite a bit, I am still at a loss as to what I need to do to get the right ball height since I changed my TV.
I recently swapped out my TV from a Toyota FJ Cruiser to a 2011 Toyota tacoma, which drastically changed the height of my tow ball. As the pic attached shows, I am about 6" too low (with the old set up) on the tacoma. I want to keep my current sway control setup etc, but not sure what modifications I need to make to get the ball in the 16-17" range. The hitch on the tacoma is exactly 18", and as you can see the old one takes it awfully close to the ground. Thoughts? Is there a straight bar that I can purchase that will accommodate the sway bar attachments?

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Yes there is a straight head from DrawTite or Reese that should make the ball height about 19 or 20 inches and should come out about rite when the tongue weight is applied.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks. Do you have any links that would show me the product(s)? I'm not finding the straight bar that has the right sway bar attachment points.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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I purchased something like the one shown here
Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW Reese Accessories and Parts RP54970
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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What about removing the ball mount from the shank, and turn the shank 180 degrees so it is pointing up instead of down and replacing the ball mount to a more suitable height.
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What about removing the ball mount from the shank, and turn the shank 180 degrees so it is pointing up instead of down and replacing the ball mount to a more suitable height.
... and, it looks like you have at least one more mounting hole for adjustment as well ...
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