Long story short, I was looking for a 2010 black 24S, with a specific set of accessories, one of them was a hitch. The color was a tough color choice and they finally found one in nearby Richmond, but no hitch...
I just got a quote of 277.73 for parts and 300.00 for labor, any alternatives out there...?
I have seen people selling their stock hitch receivers for as little as $40. It bolts directly to the frame behind your bumper with 4 bolts. The wiring kit is a modular plug that plugs in behind your tail light.
"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
I put on a Hidden Hitch from Quadritech for about $100 - installation took about 15 minutes. Some folks recommend buying the Mopar wiring kit for about $40 to insure the connections are watertight - other kits available for about $20.
$577 for that hitch and installation is a major rip off.
'09 Wrangler Unlimited X
Red with mud accents.
Just installed the Curt Hitch. Installs on frame with 4-bolts. Bought from JC Whitney, no tax, free shipping. Instructions say to drop muffler for install. (NOPE) I did it with an open end wrench between the inside of the bumper and the receiver. 15-minutes and done... The hitch is great quality & powder-coated. Couldn't be happier...