I was thinking of buying a cheap bumper from ebay with a hitch are they tow ratd or any good..
I need a hitch to mount my mtn bike. but really dont wan to spend too much.. I perfer a rar bumpe with a hitch but money is tight in this economy..
Recomendation good bike rack that will fit the jeep without a hitch is cool also.
03-04-2009 12:26 AM
dont get spare tire mount if you try to carry more than one bike or bike is too heavy rack will twist door.......seen it happen
03-04-2009 07:07 AM
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.
how many bikes are you carrying?
03-04-2009 01:01 PM
isnt class II 1 1/4'' ??
I would like a 2'' so I can tow anything int he future, and use an adamper for a bike hitch..
I guess Ill have to wait.. and save up.. Hopefully before summer track days, camping, and trail riding.
03-04-2009 01:58 PM
i have the LoD extreme duty rear bumper with a built in hitch, good price for a basic bumper with a hitch.
03-04-2009 03:00 PM
I have a hidden hitch. It hits stuff every once in awhile but never gets hung up. I dont do any extreme rock crawling though. If you dont, you will be fine with one of these.
03-04-2009 04:20 PM
my bumber is a class II w/ a 2" receiver.
03-04-2009 06:51 PM
I've got a hitch and I use it as a skidplate for my gastank. Works like a champ!!