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    Genuine Mazda Hitch/Tow Bar Part # ?

    Does anyone have a part # for the genuine Mazda hitch or tow bar. Perhaps one of the users from a country that actually sells them (Europe/Asia/Aus etc)?

    Looking at my hitch options and want to compare an imported 'genuine' vs the aftermarket brands that are available (Curt, Draw-Tite).

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    Not sure what year you have, but I installed a Curt on my 06, and put a Curt on a friends 2010, and they both fit perfectly. We both only use it for a bike rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebikes View Post
    Not sure what year you have, but I installed a Curt on my 06, and put a Curt on a friends 2010, and they both fit perfectly. We both only use it for a bike rack.
    Current gen 3 Sport.

    Yeah, I want to use it for a light (braked) utility trailer. The 3 is rated for 1200kg/2650lbs braked or 600kg/1325lbs un-braked with a 75kg/165lbs tongue weight elsewhere in the world.

    And a bike rack...lol


    Was curious to see what the model numbers were from the countries that sell a legit tow-bar to see if it was feasible to import one.

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    Not sure what is funny about the bike rack, all I need a hitch for. If I had something worth towing, I'd use something else to tow it......
    I've seen Hobie cats and Uhaul trailers being towed by 3's, not sure why you would need to import a hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebikes View Post
    Not sure what is funny about the bike rack, all I need a hitch for. If I had something worth towing, I'd use something else to tow it......
    I've seen Hobie cats and Uhaul trailers being towed by 3's, not sure why you would need to import a hitch.
    Sorry for the confusion, that was meant as 'and a bike rack as well...lol'. As in, I intend to use the hitch for the light weight trailer (and a bike rack also). Wasn't meant to be insulting (I like bikes too ).

    Don't need to import a hitch, there are ones available by Curt and and Draw-Tite but I prefer the OEM unit available in other parts of the world appears to attach further along the main unibody 'frame'. You can see the 'arms' at ~30 seconds in the below video. It also is rated for 2650lbs whereas the aftermarket ones are only 2000.

    Having a hell of a time finding a part number though. Might try contacting an Aussie dealer or something, was just hoping our great user community could help

    Last edited by J.R.; 04-25-2018 at 02:52 PM.

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    Hi J.R., I was wondering if you had any luck? I just bought a '15 Mazda3 hatch, and I like the way it appears the factory hitch ties into the unibody, and the cleanliness of the design compared to the Draw-Tite and Curt hitches. One thing I can't figure out is how you would adapt the Mazda tow bar to a bike rack- I don't see them offering a 1/25 or 2" square hitch. I'm intrigued by the Torklift Ecohitch, but it appears to mount differently than the factory Mazda hitch.

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