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Gen-Y 16K Torsion Drop Hitch Product Review

The only hitch you'll ever need. Gen-Y's Rubber Torsion drop hitch! Save your truck and your trailer from metal fatigue!

Do you actually use your truck? Whether you have expensive toys you haul to the Mud bog for the weekend or heavy trailers you have to pull for work, Gen-Y has the hitch for you. They are the “Towing Gurus” and have a huge variety of products available on their website that will save you wear and tear on your vehicle and trailer, while also making towing around that huge load a breeze. Not only are they reliable and essentially bulletproof products, but they’re assembled and manufactured in the USA! I’m a huge supporter of American made products so naturally this was a huge selling point to me. They have tons of convenient accessories that you can use with their hitches like hitch steps, hitch tighteners, and pintle hooks and were also recently awarded with the #1 Best Loading Ramps in the Country for their Gen-Y Ramps!

We recently contacted Gen-Y about their patented Torsion Drop Hitch for our own L5P Duramax and were BLOWN away by the results. These guys are doing it right! Even the package they shipped the product in was bulletproof. It consisted of two separate boxes, one inside the other, filled with styrofoam blocks to keep the product safe! I manage an AC company and frequently witness expensive, damaged equipment from manufacturers. It’s very nice to see a manufacturer that cares about their product and their customers enough to package their products the RIGHT WAY. There wasn’t a single scratch or defect with the product, leaving us at Diesel Resource thrilled!

I don’t think i’ve ever been so excited about a hitch in my entire life. I watched a Semi back into our loading area at the shop and load this package on a hand truck! A hand truck! The package was 100 lbs! After ripping open the packaging like a little kid at Christmas time, there it was, a massive powder coated rubber torsion drop hitch rated at 16,000 lbs. The finish is really fantastic. It’s not painted like many of the cheaper hitches out there, and will help keep the hitch pretty for a long time to come. All the hardware and components of the hitch are extremely heavy duty, allowing you to worry about the job at hand, and not if your hitch, truck, or trailer is up to the task. One really neat feature this hitch is equipped with is a mechanical tongue weight scale. This will help you prevent any dangerous trailer sway that could occur when pulling your trailer. It also has adjustable Anti-Rattle screws that help keep your hitch snug inside of the receiver tube it’s in. The Ball Mount can be adjusted up or down to accommodate any truck as long as you purchase the proper drop size. They have options available up to 21″ of drop, so even your mud truck could have a fully functioning hitch if you wanted it to.

I never thought a hitch could genuinely make a truck look better, but this hitch is an absolute beast. It’s quite heavy, so it’s probably best to ask for a buddies help to install it. I’m a big guy so I got it on by myself, but boy what a difference compared to my old hitch. I was rear-ended in my Megacab not too long ago. There was no damage because of the hitch, but I can’t even imagine what that lady’s mini van would’ve looked like after running into this brick wall that Gen-Y created.

Here’s some ways you’re missing out by NOT having a Gen-Y Rubber Torsion Bar Drop Hitch:

  • The tow vehicle and trailer track independently giving you greater control and added safety by reducing sway and trailer bounce.
  • Greatly increase braking control since all the weight on the tow vehicle and trailer is distributed evenly.
  • With Rubber Torsion Hitches only 10% of the trailer inertia transfers compared to 100% using a hard connection hitch giving you the ultimate control.
  • Bumps, potholes, expansion joints, curves, hills, and other drivers can be a hazard, keeps you under control when confronted with these conditions.
  • Save Gas & Your Tires: The 90% smoother ride allows you to glide instead of bounce increasing gas mileage.
  • Reduces trailer and content fatigue. Metal fatigue caused by traditional towing results in your trailer and its contents taking a beating. Products increase life and help hold value!

Drive a show truck that doesn’t get used very often? This is, in our opinion, the ONLY hitch that will make a big statement on your show truck. Nothing says “I’m A Bad@$$” like a 100lb powder coated Gen-Y Drop hitch on the back of your truck.

Gen-Y Torsion Drop Hitch on L5P Duramax
Our L5P Duramax Doing WORK
Gen-Y Torsion Drop Hitch
L5P Duramax with Gen-Y Hitch
Gen-Y Torsion Drop Hitch
Side view of our New Gen-Y Torsion Drop Hitch on our L5P Duramax

MY FINAL RULING ON THE Gen-Y 16K Torsion Drop Hitch

We're going to flat-out say it. We are never using another hitch again. Gen-Y did a phenomenal job with designing a truly unique hitch that does exactly what it advertises. I've never had a more comfortable ride with a 15,000 lb load behind my stiff, long bed, 3/4 ton diesel. Read on to see what we experienced when using Gen-Y's 16k Rubber Torsion Hitch.

10

QUALITY

10

PERFORMANCE

9

VALUE

10

DESIGN

QUALITY

Made in America. That's something we don't see frequently enough these days. Fortunately for us, Gen-Y manufacturers and assembles their products in the good ol' US of A. From top to bottom we found our rubber torsion hitch to be of the highest quality. Gen-Y really thought of everything with this product. Small details like the adjustable anti-rattle screws to keep your hitch snuggly in the receiver channel really set this hitch apart from the competition. The whole hitch is powder coated too, to maintain a clean and appealing finish for the lifetime of the product.

PERFORMANCE

This hitch is no joke, we tried it on our L5P duramax with a heavy duty equipment trailer loaded with job materials and a 10,000lb skid steer. We let Dustin, the owner of Southern Pro Fence drive the truck because he is no stranger to pulling heavy loads. He was SHOCKED at how little he could feel the trailer. Even potholes and imperfections in the roads were driven through with ease. If you frequently tow heavy, this is a product you NEED to have. Unlike regular hitches, this hitch utilizes torsion arms that cause the truck and the trailer to track separately. This results in your ride being much more comfortable, and will help reduce metal fatigue on your truck and trailer.

VALUE

Drop hitches are expensive. That's just the unfortunate truth. My old hitch with half the features of Gen-Y's Rubber torsion hitch costed me over $300. That being said at the $580 price range with these features, we think this hitch is a bargain. It's an investment that will protect your vehicle and your trailer while simultaneously making towing easier and more comfortable. I'm a firm believer of the "You get what you pay for" philosophy, and at $580 this Gen-Y Rubber Torsion Hitch is worth every penny!

DESIGN

Gen-Y spared no expense when designing their Rubber Torsion Drop Hitches. This hitch is based upon a torsion system that allows the truck and the trailer to track independently, leading to greater stability and control. The Torsion arms are beefy, with heavy duty hardware, and feature zerks that can be greased regularly. The hitch itself is huge, weighing just under 100 lbs. It has dual ball design as the standard option, with the third ball available as an upgrade. It also has a pintle lock that can be used! We found it awesome that they have hitches that can drop as much as 17.5 inches! One really neat feature included with this hitch is the mechanical tongue weight scale. Most frequent towers know the importance of proper tongue weight and how it can affect trailer sway! It's really nice to have a hitch that can help you stay on top of it! Design-Wise, we give Gen-Y Hitch two thumbs way up!

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ABOUT Kamil

Founder of Diesel Resource and a complete diesel head. Has a little bit of problem buying too many trucks. Learn more about him by checking out his truck.

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