|06-19-2014 04:25 PM|
Hitch Bolt Question
I have the same hitch as you on my JK Sport. I am adding the 10A rear bumper, so I don't have the 10A bolts for the rear bumper. Do you know if the bolts are the same size and length on the rugged ridge hitch as the bolts from the 10A rear bumper? I guess I'm asking if I'm going to be OK with using the bolts from hitch or if they will be too short and the wrong size.
Thanks for your help.
|06-15-2013 10:44 PM|
|06-15-2013 08:06 AM|
|06-15-2013 02:36 AM|
Is this not the correct way? I'm confused how some of you guys used other nuts to tighten the hitch? Did you find nuts that fit the 10A bumper bolt threads and just add them to the space where the spacer was located? The bumper was not secure without those four oem bolts.
|06-01-2013 07:57 AM|
|von-shep||i didn't have to remove the bumper bolted right up took 20 min the one i used didn't have the bolts welded so i used a little masking tape and a long flat open end wrench|
|05-31-2013 11:12 PM|
I ordered this one, put it on a few days ago. Did have to remove the bumper to
install, not a big deal. The worst part is the "clip" on the side that's supposed to hold
the 4-pin wiring harness is bigger than the 4-pin harness end I bought at Uhaul.
Rugged Ridge 11580.10 Rear Hitch : Amazon.com : Automotive
Also ordered this extension for our bike rack to get it out past the spare tire:
Amazon.com: Heininger 6000 Advantage Adjustable 11-Inch Hitch Extension: Automotive
|05-31-2013 11:08 PM|
Ordered the quadratec with welded on nuts and am planning to have to remove bumper. Looks easy enough even if I have to take the bumper off.
BTW, where does the wiring harness plug in at?
|05-30-2013 07:28 PM|
|tampa nole||Rubidan, LT Dan, the hitch i got came from shopjeepparts , it comes from rugged ridge the part number is 11580.51. that comes with wiring harness price $59.95|
|05-30-2013 03:02 PM|
|Rubidan||tampa nole - was the hitch you purchased from jeep parts a Mopar Part# 82210230? I'm looking to mount one on my 2013 JKU 10A and noticed the steel plate - thanks for posting.|
|05-23-2013 03:54 PM|
i have a 10A, and put a hitch on. got the hitch from jeep parts. it did not have the nuts welded on. you remove the 4 bolts and there is a spacer plate between the frame and bumper, remove this plate and the hitch fits . the hitch comes with bolts nuts and washers. i reused the stock bolts and the nuts are attached inside bumper.
when i went to remove the plate it flipped up inside the bumper so i had to remove the bumper to get the plate out. should not have to remove bumper, if you do besides the 4 bolts in the middle there are 2 on each end. comes off pretty easy.
the wiring harness fits well
|05-23-2013 10:01 AM|
Well, that blows. I should have know they weren't the same.
|05-23-2013 09:49 AM|
|10Anvil||Nobody with a 10A has done this yet?|
|05-23-2013 08:27 AM|
|theStickbug||That would suck if the 10A bumper is using those four holes. The only aftermarket hitches I've seen for Jeeps use those four holes to mount the hitch. I'm sure there's a solution... Maybe ask the dealer?|
|05-23-2013 07:05 AM|
Nope.....the bumpers not the same. I bought a rugged ridge hitch and wiring harness and I had to return them both. The bumper is using the 4 bolt holes in the frame that would usually be used for mounting the hitch. Also, the bumper is so close to the frame, that there's no room for the hitch bracket to slide over the frame (that's the side with the welded nuts too).
If someone knows how to make this work, I'd be interested in the solution. I bought the hitch from a local Jeep shop and when I returned the parts, the guy who owns the shop was surprised that it didn't work.
|05-23-2013 12:32 AM|
|Barmanvarn||I'm gonna guess your bumper is the same as the rest of us? If so its no big deal. Think there are like 6 bolts that hold it on. It's very simple to remove.|
|05-23-2013 12:16 AM|
|10Anvil||Gotcha, that is what I was curious about. On the 10 A it also looks like it would be a tight fit to get the hitch positioned properly.|
|05-23-2013 12:07 AM|
|Barmanvarn||Depends. Some hitches have nuts welded on so you don't have to remove the bumper. Others don't.|
|05-23-2013 12:06 AM|
10A Hitch Install Q
Does the rear bumper need to come off to put on a hitch? When I look it looks like it does.