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Old 08-21-2011, 07:38 PM
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I know they sell the "Hitch Silencer" pads...but I'm cheap and I was bored. So I was messing around in the garage today and came up with a simple and cheap solution to my rattle.

find an old DVD case with the little tabs on the inside and cut a 1 3/4 wide slice out of it (to include the clip)


The clip comes in handy to hold it on the hitch


then slide it in


you can trim it if you want to I guess, but it works out great no more rattle and it didn't cost me anything
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Nice job man.

Would never have thought of that. I used stick foam on mine.
That one sided crap. Worked awesome!
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thats a really good idea that rattle drives me nuts lol ..
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I'll move it for ya. I keep three pieces of thin, hard rubber to use for this.

I like your frugal choice!
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lol Thanks Michael
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Very slick idea! thanks I'll try it out
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On my old silverado I drilled a hole with a drill bit and then used a tap and dye set and put a bolt in that I tighten every time I put my hitch in works like a charm.

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haha, love it.

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Hey JC, in pics 3 and 4, what is the nozzle above your right safety chain hole? Is that for air bags when towing? Don't know much about the air bags, but would guess that it operates off of it.
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Yep that's for myself air bags I put in a couple weeks ago
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