if you off road at all i would recommend getting the hitch bumper. regular hitches hang low and sometimes get caught on obstacles and stuff. the hitch bumpers usually have a class II rated hitch, which means the maximum towing capacity is 3500 Lbs. and a tongue weight of 350 lbs. the recommended towing capacity of a tj is 2500 Lbs. i have an olymipc hitch bumper and it works great for towing.