So last Friday I went to Stealth Hitches (SH) headquarters near Buford, GA, which is twenty minutes northeast of Atlanta. From my conversations with SH, specifically Richard, and from the posts here, my understanding is that SH had a regular Stelvio hitch designed and installed on a number of vehicles, but they (the factory) had not yet designed one for the Quad. There are a couple of forum folks that have had a base Stelvio hitch modified to fit the Quad. SH was eager to use my car as the prototype to construct an "official" hitch.
First off, I did pay for my hitch, and did not get any kind of payment for giving this review.
I cannot give the good people at SH enough credit for their professionalism and efficiency. Originally I was to arrive first thing in the morning, but had to take the quad to the Alfa dealer for a check engine reset that took nearly 4.5 hours to complete. That is another story. I arrived at SH right at noon on Friday with the expectation of having my car measured/inspected and having to return another day to have the hitch installed.
SH threw a team of 4 guys on my quad, after their lunch break, and had it disassembled within 45 mins, bumper and fenders off, existing cross-member measured and then removed. They took all the measurements and began to design new mounting plates for the exhaust hangers. That is the main difference between the base hitch and the quad hitch, as the quad exhaust has 4 hangers, two of which are mounted on the body of the exhaust. SH added mounting tabs on each side of the receiver, and used 1/4 inch thick steel to do so. These guys designed the mounting tabs, popped it into cnc, cut them out with a plasma cutter, welded up the whole assembly and powder coated it up. Then mounted everything up and reassembled it so i could be back on the road by 5:30. My hitch looks fantastic and the quality is unreal. I'm not sure what the towing capacity is for a quad but I can tell you I have no fear of the hitch being a weak point. The hitch replaces the factory cross-member which was maybe an inch thick, thin walled rectangular tube with a very stout looking 2 inch square, 1/4 or 3/8s in thick hollow bar.
I'll post a few pictures when i can upload them from my phone. I am already going boat shopping this weekend LOL [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.stelvioforum.com/forum/images/StelvioForum_toucan/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]
I've had curtis hitches before, the tube, under mount type and the SH blows those away. If you are looking at adding one, I give them an A++
Last edited by 911wings; 06-27-2019 at 01:10 PM.
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