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Old 08-01-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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2007-2012(2013?) Receiver Hitch

So, I notice the Quadratec receiver hitch is only $70 yet the Mopar receiver hitch is $185. Any idea why the extreme difference?

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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You already said the magic word. "Mopar".

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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So, I notice the Quadratec receiver hitch is only $70 yet the Mopar receiver hitch is $185. Any idea why the extreme difference?

Go to Uhaul, alot cheaper, and same hitch.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Get the quadratec unit for $89.99 with the plug and the harness. Just installed mine. Quality was excellent, fit was spot on, and the price was right.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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You already said the magic word. "Mopar".
Yeah, I would expect a 20-30% difference. Not 100+%
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Get the quadratec unit for $89.99 with the plug and the harness. Just installed mine. Quality was excellent, fit was spot on, and the price was right.
That's the plan
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
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I agree. The Quadratec hitch is great and it is easy to install.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:30 AM   #8
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Get the quadratec unit for $89.99 with the plug and the harness. Just installed mine. Quality was excellent, fit was spot on, and the price was right.

Ditto. Best purchase I have made for my Jeep to date, with the possible exception of the hula girl on the dash...

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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Ditto. Best purchase I have made for my Jeep to date, with the possible exception of the hula girl on the dash...

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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Reese/hidden brand is a bit longer. This let me use bike rack with more clearance from spare tire.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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So the hitch that comes with the AHT Trailer Tow Group is just this thing?

MOPAR 82210230 - MOPAR® Hitch Receiver for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

If that's the case, screw it...I can put that on myself. The only reason I want a hitch is for my bike rack.


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Reese/hidden brand is a bit longer. This let me use bike rack with more clearance from spare tire.
What kind of rack? My Thule cannot swing down enough to allow me to open the tailgate on my TK with the stock 30" spare....and that has always sucked.
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You already said the magic word. "Mopar".
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Get the quadratec unit for $89.99 with the plug and the harness. Just installed mine. Quality was excellent, fit was spot on, and the price was right.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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So the hitch that comes with the AHT Trailer Tow Group is just this thing?

MOPAR 82210230 - MOPAR® Hitch Receiver for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

If that's the case, screw it...I can put that on myself. The only reason I want a hitch is for my bike rack.




What kind of rack? My Thule cannot swing down enough to allow me to open the tailgate on my TK with the stock 30" spare....and that has always sucked.
Older Thule T2. You're right, it does not allow Tailgate to open. Not sure if that will be an issue...I don't keep anything back there really. It does allow it to fold.
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Reese/hidden brand is a bit longer. This let me use bike rack with more clearance from spare tire.
Do you notice it to be in the way without the bike rack on? Is it a knee knocker?
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I have a Reese and have never bumped into it. I use a carrier with it sometimes. No issues.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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NFRs: This is a timely subject as I was looking for a hitch. I was leaning to a Bestop version for about $55 from 4wd.com but this kit looks perfect. Did you have any trouble with the wiring harness? What was the shipping cost?

Thanks, Rich
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Do you notice it to be in the way without the bike rack on? Is it a knee knocker?
Not sure. Haven't removed rack since installed. I'm sure it won't be a big deal... Last truck I always left extension and ball in place so I'm used to the danger zone haha.
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Reese/hidden brand is a bit longer. This let me use bike rack with more clearance from spare tire.
Yeah, I've been wondering how that is going to work with my current bike rack. I have read another thread where some mentioned the Hidden hitch is a bit of a shin getter.
It adds what? about 2" inches of additional horizontal clearance?
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If that's the case, screw it...I can put that on myself. The only reason I want a hitch is for my bike rack.

Yep, that's why I opted out of the "Tow Package" Saves you about $200

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