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Old 03-29-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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hello, i have a 2010 2dr 6spd jk and i need a hitch. ive seen a few different options ranging in price from about 70.00 to 180.00. just wondering what the difference might be and which one i should go with? i have 20ft ski boat that i take about a half mile from the garage to the water and back, so it wont be for serious towing. thanks!

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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go with the mopar one... It's soooo easy to install and it's nice and hidden!

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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that is the one i was leaning towards, for no real reason other than that would be the stock one......however, that is also the most expensive one.....does anyone have a different one? is there any major difference? the pictures on quadratec all look similar.....any suggestions for a wiring harness? thanks!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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with hitches you get what you pay for. mopar does make the nicest one tho. To tow a 20 footer i do suggest a cummins.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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I have a Rugged Ridge and it works fine.

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I believe the mopar is just a rebadged product and your paying for the name. any of the other brands, as long as they have a towing rating would be fine. Most are rated to pull 3500lbs.
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I believe the mopar is just a rebadged product and your paying for the name. any of the other brands, as long as they have a towing rating would be fine. Most are rated to pull 3500lbs.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #8
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As for the wiring harness. You can go into a auto store and pick one up that ties into your tail light harness with a 'T' connector. Though I speak from doing this on a TJ I am sure a JK won't be much different. You may have to remove the tail light, I did but only because I switched to round LED's.

You may need to get a brake controller. Check your trailer if it has brakes, I am betting it does. Means you need to get a round 7-pin wiring harness and brake controller.


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Old 03-30-2010, 10:37 AM   #9
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Just checked out the official jeep store and found that they sell the harness for pretty cheap $39 for the 4 way, and $41 for the 7 pin round.(Wait scratch that it is $40 extra for the round one and you will probably need to get the ECM scanned at the dealer to activate the braking control)

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