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Old 06-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Welding a hitch receiver to the front bumper for $12

Does anyone out there have any experience doing this? I found this click here part at Walmart. It's a sleeve, and I'm thinking about welding it to the front bumber of my tj. I'll only be using it for a bike rack or cargo wrack. No big time towing.

Anyone think this is a good or bad idea? OR better have experience doing this?



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Old 06-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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I have seen front bumpers with it already welded in, havent seen the process but I imagine its something along those lines. If your a good welder then I say go for it, shit even if you are a bad welder... lol

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #3
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Great idea, but only caution is to know what your doing welding or get a pro. There can be a lot of stress from things bouncing around. Camping buddy did that, pulled in one night and noticed the bikes were not there - his welds gave out.
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My stock front bumper was very flimsy. This may be overkill, but perhaps a safer way to go would be to purchase a winch plate and weld the receiver tube on top of it, or better yet, just exchange the bumper and get one with an integrated receiver.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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My bumper arrived and I installed it already. I used the factory tow hooks instead of the supplied bolts to mount it to my Jeep.

One pic with my helper and one without. $285.00 from Quadratech.
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