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Old 06-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hitch or hitch/bumper recommendations for YJ?

Hey guys need to put some kind of rear hitch on my Yj for hauling around a motocross bike on a hitch carrier. My Yj doesn't have a hitch or special bumper it just has the stock loop things. So i was looking at this, any thoughts? Smittybilt 76750D SRC Classic Rear Bumper with D-Ring : Amazon.com : Automotive

any other suggestions are welcome.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Great value for the money and a clean look. More that sturdy enough for the use you propose. I have the front but got the tire carrier combo for the back. It is heavy and pretty well built.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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looks like a good price, go for it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Great value for the money and a clean look. More that sturdy enough for the use you propose. I have the front but got the tire carrier combo for the back. It is heavy and pretty well built.
Awesome thanks! Just one more question before i buy it...hows the installation on the YJ? Some reviews on amazon say you have to drill and others say its bolt on...
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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It's really easy on mine I had to drill two holes and the bumper came with a template to mark where you need to drill hardest part was taking off the bumperettes
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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I bought a Curt Mfg. receiver for my YJ and have been very satisfied.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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It's really easy on mine I had to drill two holes and the bumper came with a template to mark where you need to drill hardest part was taking off the bumperettes
Well i got the hitch and its really cool looking. However i tried to put it on the YJ today but had a problem with the bottom bracket bolts...it seems SmittyBuilt sent me the wrong bolts cause they are way to big to fit the threads in the frame. So now i have to retap the hole to allow for larger threads. Pain in the neck. This was not an issue for you?
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The bolts through the frame had a threaded insert that came with my bumper and there is an access hole on the bottom of the frame to put it in and thread the bolt in I had to drill a hole in the frame I forget what size but the insert was long enough to not need anything hold it once it turned a half turn
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If your going to put the bike on the back? They Quadratec has a reinforcement bracket for about $45
Check it out. Rock Hard 4X4 RH2001-YJ - Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Rear Bumper Heavy Duty Frame Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:16 PM   #10
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If your going to put the bike on the back? They Quadratec has a reinforcement bracket for about $45
Check it out. Rock Hard 4X4 RH2001-YJ - Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Rear Bumper Heavy Duty Frame Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
Very cool! thank you for the tip!
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The bolts through the frame had a threaded insert that came with my bumper and there is an access hole on the bottom of the frame to put it in and thread the bolt in I had to drill a hole in the frame I forget what size but the insert was long enough to not need anything hold it once it turned a half turn
Huh thats weird, mine came with the insert for the bumper but not the one for the bottom of the frame. Also on my YJ all the holes line up so theres no drilling (according to the instructions). SmittyBuilt sent the wrong size bolts for the bottom frame holes. Apperently they are supposed to be 7/16-14 but Smitty sent me 12mm-1.75. Im going to get the correct size bolts tomorrow and see what happens

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