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Hello! Does anyone know if it is possible to install towbar on Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2019?


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I am having my quad fitted for one at stealthhitches.com headquarters in two weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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No cutting on plastic required on the Quad?
 

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No cutting on plastic required on the Quad?
For the stealth hitch there is a notch cut around the component that is permanently attached that the reciever slides into. The notch is in the part of the diffuser that is horizontal so can't be seen unless you are low to the ground and looking for it.

The attached picture is taken from the ground looking up at the bottom of the Quad.
 

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yes, a quad.
the stealth and curt hitches are well priced, and as the tow rating wasn't increased for the 6 vs 4, they all have the same capability.
 

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I am curious about adding the factory tow module. I would assume the wiring is there somewhere. I would just like a cleaner look then using an after market trailer wire adapter like I used on all of my MINI's and my Lincoln.

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No guarantees on this but - they sent mine with the tow module.
It was returned as the dealer said everything was already in existing module.
Maybe, maybe not. It was
extra work to add the module, which they deemed unnecessary /duplication.
I sure dont have an issue without it.
What they did have to add was an aftermarket exhaust hanger. Early 2018 quad. Perhaps earlier base modules needed the module?
 

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I am having my quad fitted for one at stealthhitches.com headquarters in two weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.
You must be the guinea pig. I emailed them and they said they have a Quad coming in for fitting and should have a version in several weeks or so.
 

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No guarantees on this but - they sent mine with the tow module.
It was returned as the dealer said everything was already in existing module.
Maybe, maybe not. It was
extra work to add the module, which they deemed unnecessary /duplication.
I sure dont have an issue without it.
What they did have to add was an aftermarket exhaust hanger. Early 2018 quad. Perhaps earlier base modules needed the module?
So the wiring to your trailer harness just plugs right in?
 

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Talked to a dealer in sweden about installation. They say it will work but it changes the characteristics of chassis to the point that they do NOT recommend it. I think this sound very odd. Any other of you heard this?
 

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Talked to a dealer in sweden about installation. They say it will work but it changes the characteristics of chassis to the point that they do NOT recommend it. I think this sound very odd. Any other of you heard this?
There could be some truth in that. I had a car that utilized some threaded holes in the bumper for removable bike racks and tow bars. When I would put the tow bar on the car it felt a little stiffer in the backend. Almost like putting on a thicker swaybar. Not quite that aggressive, but you could definitely tell there was a tiny bit less flex when going hitting a hard bump.
 

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I'm the guinea pig, going into the Stealth Hitch headquarters next week. They said they haven't developed an "official" quad setup yet.
 

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I think it's beyond very odd, essentially nonsense.

the hitch assembly itself is steel, and replaces a very lightweight aluminum bar. so it's like putting a toolbox or something in your trunk. I sure don't notice the difference.

with my aluminum trailer and motorcycle, the towed weight is about 500 pounds - roughly a couple big Swedes in the back seat. I expect if I was driving like an SOB I'd be more concerned about the bike fling off than any effect on the handling - because in general use it's like there is nothing there.

a 3000 pound load will be different - but no different than with any other like sized tow vehicle, except maybe the brake and nanny systems on this are better, making it maybe better dynamically than similar tow choices.
no, you don't drive it like an Alfa with a heavy load, but you can drive it like a tow vehicle.


if you were regularily towing the maximum, you would likely be happier with a bigger tow vehicle - when you were towing.
 
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