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Old 10-28-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Rear Tow Point

I'm deciding between getting a hitch ($66 after shipping from Rugged Ridge) plus a D shackle attachment ($15+-) OR just getting the $75 Mopar rear tow hook. The picture of the rear tow hook isn't the mopar one, but you get the idea.

It looks like the capacity for the tow hook is higher, but would the Hitch/Shackle combo be strong enough to pull somebody out of some mud?

I'm just looking for a good rear tow point that won't be used much but will be strong enough to call upon when needed.

Other (cheaper) options are also welcome.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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My personal opinion, I was going for the hitch with the "D" shackle stub..Gives you more options. Pull force will be equal to the OEM hook, same anchor points...

example: if you later on decide to have a bike rack or a carrier basket then at least you have a receiver..Hope this helps...

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thanks buddy, that is actually the same logic i was using. A bit more expensive but more available uses. I just like to run things by the group since I'm still a newbie in the Jeep world and am grateful for experienced advice.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Here I use a stinger.. This will also "help" during the winter if someone slides into the back of the Jeep..



Here is the basket tray..I do some camping and this is a very handy thing to have..

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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get the hitch. i still have a hook laying around the garage somewhere if you really want it. spring for the versitility of the hitch. you will find uses for it.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hitch it is, thanks, I'll probably order one this weekend.

I love how the exact same hitch is on sale at 6 different websites and each have a different price.
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its all about mark up value and how much they have to sell it for to get their profit capitalism rules
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:49 PM   #8
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I kept the stock tow hook on the Jeep and installed a Rugged Ridge receiver hitch. I get the best of both worlds: Frame mounted tow hook(stout) and i don't have to remove anything(bike carrier, cargo basket, trailer....) to use a tow hook

But in your position i'd get the receiver hitch as you can use it for different things.

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