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2018-2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit Edition

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Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.




Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.



Volkswagen Golf GTI & Rabbit Edition

INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Tow Installation

Rack Installation

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for 2018, 2019  VW Golf is strong and durable with a Lifetime Guarantee. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle capacities with the VW Golf Stealth hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 5,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 2,500 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 400 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 200 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.



  

Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.

 



  

      What's included in the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch and tow package?

      Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch. When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carry a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

      Stealth Wiring Harness

      Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

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      01/12/2021
      Peter
      United States United States
      Great fit for my MK 7.5 GTI

      Install went smoothly and was not as hard as I expected. There is a small screw in each fender liner that is at a difficult angle, but other than that the install went smoothly. I did have to relocate a cell phone antenna from the rear bumper protector as the hitch bar has no provision for that. I used two self-taping screws to attach it to a neighboring plastic trim piece (the antenna is very light). Not much trimming was needed as the MK 7.5s already have a cut out at the bottom of the rear bumper cover (not sure why) so I just made that big bigger on one side to allow access to the receiver key. Although the instructions say to discard it, I found I was able to reinstall the stock styrofoam crush piece after some liberal trimming. Perfect hidden hitch for the GTI! With the receiver removed, nothing shows from the back of the car. Also, the hitch bar is only about 10 pounds heavier than the factory bumper protector. Overall, I am very pleased with the Stealth Hitch which works great with my bicycle rack.