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Big Bad Jeep 04-25-2013 02:16 PM

What is a good Hitch to buy?
Hey all! I am shopping for a hitch receiver and just wanted some pointers on what is good hitch to buy. I will be towing a 12ft western boat, don't know the exact weight but nothing over the jeeps limit. I have been looking at the Draw Tite Round Tube Max-Frame Receiver. Is this a good hitch? I have a 2000 tj with a four in lift on 33's if that helps.

UnlimitedLJ04 04-25-2013 02:21 PM

get a bumper w/ integrated hitch and frame tie-ins.

I'd suggest:
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Dextreme 04-25-2013 02:39 PM

I have a Curt (#13408) and it works fine.

CURT Manufacturing - CURT Trailer Hitch #13408 | CURT Manufacturing

Water Dog 04-25-2013 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 3682044)
get a bumper w/ integrated hitch and frame tie-ins.

^^X2. I put a curt receiver on mine when I first got it, and although it bolted on easy and worked good, it hung down to low for using the Jeep off road. Sold it on CL 6 months after I bought it.

Jerry Bransford 04-25-2013 08:02 PM

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The above advice to avoid a bolt on hitch is right on. They bolt on underneath the bumper which leave so little ground clearance in the rear that the hitch will drag incessantly when you are offroading.

If you offroad, you will be MUCH better off replacing your OE bumper with an aftermarket bumper that has an integrated receiver hitch at bumper height.

You can kinda-sorta see what I'm talking about on this very old pic of my previous TJ taken on Sunbonnet in Johnson Valley.

Big Bad Jeep 04-26-2013 08:02 PM

I do not serious rock crawl, I go mudding more. So clearance is not a big issue. I think I will go with the Draw Tite from quadratec. It is a lot cheaper then Curt. Thanks guys for the info! One more question where is a good place to buy trailer break light kit?

Big Bad Jeep 04-26-2013 08:37 PM

Never mind on the last question. After doing some hunting around I found a wiring kit I liked. Thanks again on the hitch pointers.

03Ruth 04-26-2013 09:27 PM

Or you could buy mine!!

Gold Miner 04-26-2013 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by Dextreme (Post 3682111)

I also have this hitch. One of the first things I got when I bought the Jeep in '01. It's been worked pretty hard and still holding tough.

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