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Old 07-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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i bought a 97 shahara with no trailer hitch. will a bolt on hitch pull about 1000lbs? im gonna pull a single jet ski seadoo gtx or a hammerhead ss 250.
also, does someone make a plug in wire harness with a 4wire?

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Yes, no problem pulling 1000 lbs. with a hitch with your Sahara which is rated to tow 2000 lbs.

But if you offroad, I would not buy a bolt-on hitch that bolts on below the bumper as that will drag on the ground if you offroad on uneven terrain. For not much more, you can buy a replacement rear bumper with an integrated bumper hitch that is positioned high enough so it won't drag on the terrain.

Like this one at Quadratec...

Olympic 4x4 Products 553-124 - Olympic 4X4 Products 57" Rock Rear Bumper with Receiver Hitch for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

I had one on my last TJ and it worked very well. I don't have a real great pic of it but this one at least shows it better than Quadratec's page does...
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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thanks for the info....
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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i bought a 97 shahara with no trailer hitch. will a bolt on hitch pull about 1000lbs? im gonna pull a single jet ski seadoo gtx or a hammerhead ss 250.
also, does someone make a plug in wire harness with a 4wire?
Any local parts shop should be able to sell you a flat 4 trailer harness kit that will tie into your right tail light. It took me about 5 minutes to install mine and it works great.
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I've read on a few after market bumpers are not rated for towing. So just beware on the quality of the bumper you buy.
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