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    after market hitch

    Has anyone put on an aftermarket hitch? Dealership is quoting about $1000 for hitch and $360 for labor.. Ouch!

    Re: after market hitch

    A GIRT hitch will cost you $200 rated at 6600lbs. Designed for a Touareg, there are good visual instructions on the mechanical installation.


    The only things required from Porsche will be the control unit (behind rear quater panel) to communicate with PSM and perhaps the brake control connection (under the dash, drivers side, multi pin plug)

    Toby, can you get a parts list from your docs ?

    Hitch Info

    Re: Aftermarket Hitch

    The vehicle will need to updated, at a Porsche dealership, using the PST2, to inform the vehicle of the addition of the trailer electronics module, assuming that this is added outside the dealership. This is not the electric brake controller module, which may, or may not, be added, if required.

    Re: Aftermarket Hitch

    Porsche is implicit in warning owners that a non-Porsche hitch would void warranty claims if a problem arises as a result of towing. This includes even the ball carrier.

    Re: after market hitch

    knockoff said:
    Has anyone put on an aftermarket hitch? Dealership is quoting about $1000 for hitch and $360 for labor.. Ouch!

    It's probably worth that to get it done correctly and remain within the warranty. You might try an aftermarket solution if your not planning to tow anything heavy, say under 3,000 pounds. If your thinking of towing something heavier, bite the bullet and get Porsche's solution.

    Re: after market hitch

    I will be pulling a 14ft box, no weight to speak of, I have seen both the Porsche and the Girt, there is no difference, so thats where I am going. Girt are fitting one to a Cayenne next week I have requested pictures.

    Sorry the dealer solution is just a plain and simple ripoff.

    They pay (or so they claim) $900 for the heavy hardware. Most equivelant hitches cost $150-$200 fitted. "Damage caused by towing with a non-Porsche hitch may void warranty" = lawyer speak = BS

    Dont get me started !

    Re: after market hitch

    Dont get me started !

    Well ... OK!

    Re: after market hitch

    Mick: I am very interested in any info you can give me on the install.

    Is the Girt hitch available in most areas in the US?

    My salesman (and I know they are not the ultimate source but..) indicated that there would be no problem getting an aftermarket hitch. Meaning to me that there would be no warranty issue. Of course I will ask more questions of the dealer.
    I have not found a place in SLC that would touch putting one on my Pepper.



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