Attractive but difficult install on GLK
Great looking piece for my GLK 350 Wanted a round tube design that compliments vehicle. The Curt 13177 delivers on that part. The 90 minute installation time is not accurate. More like 3 hours. There are 2 challenging issues that Curt should address. First, the bolts to clamp the bracket around the crossmember are too short. Had to go to hardware for 4 grade 8 replacements. Secondly, the right rear muffler is too close to the hitch and vibrated until I loosened and shifted the hitch.
Nice fit, great value!
This hitch was super-easy to install; I did it single-handedly in under an hour. Backed the truck up on the ramps, lifted the hitch up with a jack, and bolted it right in place - which was the hardest part, since mounting bolts must be torqued to 75 lb-bt while wrenching in a very tight area. I wish more of hitch frame would be hidden behind the bumper, like Curt does. It should also be packaged better - I had to touch up the finish scuffed during shipment.