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Old 23 Sep 2004, 11:25 am
D L YOUNG
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Default Trailer hitch for Acura TSX

I'm looking seriously at buying an Acura TSX. I may have a problem because
I need to tow a utility trailer occasionally. The TSX has a tow rating of
1000 lbs, which is sufficient. .

However Acura doesn't have a trailer hitch for the TSX, and neither does
U-Haul.

I believe the TSX has the same body as the European Honda Accord. The UK
Honda website has an Accord brochure that shows a removable hitch as an
accessory.

My question is whether the trailer hitch for the European Accord is
practical to use in the USA on the Acura TSX. Does anyone know if the
necessary mounting is built into the TSX body? or is this mounting a
separate adapter plate?
There appears to be an integral hitch ball- is this two inches diameter or
an different (maybe metric) size? Is there provision for the attachment of
safety chains as used on trailers in the US?

Would appreciate any info or useful links- thanks in advance... Doug Y.







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Old 23 Sep 2004, 02:43 pm
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for Acura TSX

Need to make sure there is a trannie cooler if you plan to tow very much. Even
though the rating is 1000 lbs, you need to make sure the trannie can handle the
heat.
Walter Wise


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Old 25 Sep 2004, 11:51 am
Steve Lemanski
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for Acura TSX

You may want to try www.hitchfinder.com .... I bought the hitch for my RL
from them, and they were very helpful... go to their website and click on
"rare and hard-to-find hitch applications." There is phone # and email
contact info there.... good luck!!!

"D L YOUNG" <dlgyoung@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:4WB4d.418972$OB3.271360@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I'm looking seriously at buying an Acura TSX. I may have a problem
> because
> I need to tow a utility trailer occasionally. The TSX has a tow rating of
> 1000 lbs, which is sufficient. .
>
> However Acura doesn't have a trailer hitch for the TSX, and neither does
> U-Haul.
>
> I believe the TSX has the same body as the European Honda Accord. The UK
> Honda website has an Accord brochure that shows a removable hitch as an
> accessory.
>
> My question is whether the trailer hitch for the European Accord is
> practical to use in the USA on the Acura TSX. Does anyone know if the
> necessary mounting is built into the TSX body? or is this mounting a
> separate adapter plate?
> There appears to be an integral hitch ball- is this two inches diameter or
> an different (maybe metric) size? Is there provision for the attachment of
> safety chains as used on trailers in the US?
>
> Would appreciate any info or useful links- thanks in advance... Doug Y.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 26 Sep 2004, 10:08 am
John Ginnane
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> I'm looking seriously at buying an Acura TSX. I may have a problem
> because
> I need to tow a utility trailer occasionally. The TSX has a tow rating of
> 1000 lbs, which is sufficient. .
> Would appreciate any info or useful links- thanks in advance... Doug Y.


1. Ask in http://www.acura-tsx.com -- if anyone's done it, it has been
discussed there.

2. I personally wouldn't recommend it, even for "occasionally". The rear
bumper plastic shroud is a huge, clean, wraparound sheet of plastic. Any
hitch is going to stick out right in the middle and make your car FUGLY.

3. The European Accord [JDM version] has slightly different body kits, and
there may be better provision for a punchout hole. By Euro and Japanese
standards, the TSX [Euro, JDM, et al] is a full-sized car. But even in
other parts of the world, this car is not marketed as a trailer hauler.

4. Consider getting an old beater pickup truck for those occasions when
you've got to tow something around. Really -- do you see trailers behind a
Mercedes C-Class or a BMW 3xx? Because that's the league you're running in,
except you can clean their respective clocks on every stat (but the initial
dealer $$$ outlay).



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