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prdnk 07-06-2012 08:57 PM

installing a tow hitch
I just bought a rugged ridge tow hitch for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The instructions say i need to find the hitch cut out on the bumper, but mine does not have one. I need to remove the bumper to install the hitch? Or is this the wrong model? Also, what do I torque the bolts to when I tighten them?

Any advice here would be great! thanks.

SecretAgentMan 07-06-2012 09:05 PM

I have a Hidden Hitch on a 2004, so mine may be slightly different. You should not have to remove the bumper. Try to dry fit the hitch to see if positions and lines up with mounting holes OK. Don't be surprised if you need to elongate a mounting hole or two to get them to line up.

I don't think there is a torque spec, but get them tight and double check them a few weeks after installation.

Kevbz 07-06-2012 09:30 PM

my drawtite sits lower than the bumper...i would think it would be the same...they all look the same

Wattapunk 07-06-2012 10:19 PM

You may do some research on the tow hitch, some rugged ridge tow hitches are specifically made for only the rugged ridge rear bumpers. That may explain the bumper cut out in the instructions.

simonmeridew 07-07-2012 07:41 PM

Curt Trailer Hitch for Jeep Wrangler 2004 - 13408

this fit my 04 with no mods. Bolt on. some blind holes on frame but kit supplied has good fish wires and exc instructions on website

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