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Old 08-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a class 3 receiver hitch that will install on the back of a 98 TJ and the only part that shows below the bumper is the receiver tube itself and not the cross bar?

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Does anyone know of a class 3 receiver hitch that will install on the back of a 98 TJ and the only part that shows below the bumper is the receiver tube itself and not the cross bar?
Hidden hitch. It isnt "invisible" but tucks up pretty good, can only see it if u step back.. I installed one on mine and like it.

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I saw those but they dont look like they hide any better than any of the others. What is the model# of yours?
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I saw those but they dont look like they hide any better than any of the others. What is the model# of yours?
Here is the link... Pretty much all tj class 3 hitches have this same design as well.. If you would like to see a picture of it installed let me know I will go take one for you

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12015_99_07.htm
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Any bolt-on hitch will drag on the terrain if you off road. If you off road, look for an integrated bumper/hitch combination so the hitch will be high enough to not drag on uneven terrain.
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Any bolt-on hitch will drag on the terrain if you off road. If you off road, look for an integrated bumper/hitch combination so the hitch will be high enough to not drag on uneven terrain.
X2 that's the down fall.. I didn't have the $$$ to put out for a hitch bumper so I got hidden hitch to "do for now"
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Some aftermarket bumpers with integrated receiver hitches cost less than bumper hitches from companies like Hidden Hitch and U-Haul. My Dirt Works bumper with its integrated hitch cost less than I could have bought just a bolt-on hitch from U-Haul for.
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Some aftermarket bumpers with integrated receiver hitches cost less than bumper hitches from companies like Hidden Hitch and U-Haul. My Dirt Works bumper with its integrated hitch cost less than I could have bought just a bolt-on hitch from U-Haul for.
Is that rated for towing? Because every integrated hitch bumpers that I could find in my price range were not rated for towing
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Yeah. I saw one from Smittybilt called a rock crusher for around $140 Thats not much more than a reg. hitch. Does anyone have any thoughts about that brand?
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Is that rated for towing? Because every integrated hitch bumpers that I could find in my price range were not rated for towing
Manufactures stopped saying they were rated for towing solely for liability reasons. For example, my old Olympic bumper with its receiver hitch used to be rated for towing but after their lawyers got involved, it no longer is rated for towing... despite no changes from before when it was.
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Any bolt-on hitch will drag on the terrain if you off road. If you off road, look for an integrated bumper/hitch combination so the hitch will be high enough to not drag on uneven terrain.
My hitch gets more love from the rocks than my aftermarket gas tank skid.

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