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Just installed a hitch on the JK. Dealer quoted $150 for hitch and $150 for harness....... WTF! I went to Morris 4x4 and ordered their kit (hitch and harness) for $99. Super easy install about 45 minutes max.
 

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Just installed smittybilt's hitch reciever. It was like $55 from 4wd.com. It is class 2 rated at 2,000lbs. I got it mostly to run a hitch mounted cargo basket though since my 2 door lacks any kind of cargo room.

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I think the hitch alone was around $69. But a benjamin beat the crap out of 3 bills.

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:whistling: Heh Heh-JKUs got lotta cargo space !


Just installed smittybilt's hitch reciever. It was like $55 from 4wd.com. It is class 2 rated at 2,000lbs. I got it mostly to run a hitch mounted cargo basket though since my 2 door lacks any kind of cargo room.

-Dan
:dance::rofl: JIMBO
 

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I installed my Rugged Ridge hitch and wiring harness this past weekend. Even with my 5 year old "helping" it only took a half hour. Clearance is really tight to get the nuts started but once you figure that out it's golden. I used one of those telescoping magnets that look like a retactable pointer. Worked great to hold it in place to get the bolts started.
$88 shipped from Amazon.
 

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I just installed the Reese 51077 from Amazon. $90 and it's class III. I was about to order the Rugged Ridge one when I noticed its only rated to 2000 lbs. this Reese one is solid and sticks out a bit which should help my 1upUSA bike rack fit better when I get it.
 

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JK-Uknowit said:
I installed my Rugged Ridge hitch and wiring harness this past weekend. Even with my 5 year old "helping" it only took a half hour. Clearance is really tight to get the nuts started but once you figure that out it's golden. I used one of those telescoping magnets that look like a retactable pointer. Worked great to hold it in place to get the bolts started.
$88 shipped from Amazon.
Several other brands come with the nuts welded on making the install much easier.
 

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I installed my Rugged Ridge hitch and wiring harness this past weekend. Even with my 5 year old "helping" it only took a half hour. Clearance is really tight to get the nuts started but once you figure that out it's golden. I used one of those telescoping magnets that look like a retactable pointer. Worked great to hold it in place to get the bolts started.
$88 shipped from Amazon.

Good idea, I used electrical tape to hold the washers in place and then long needle nose to hold the nuts until they started.

O.P.- Don't feel bad, my dealer wanted $725 for a hitch and slush mats. Yours doesn't sound so bad by comparison.:eek:
 

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Use Crazy glue on the nuts. Nascar mechanics glue the nuts on the wheels so they don't have to fumble for them when changing tires.
 

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I just ordered one for my '13 JK today.... quadratec.com .....79 dollars, comes with wiring harness and JEEP logo cap for receiver hole when not in use....plus free shipping...
 

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I bought one from a club member for $50, a week later 4 wheel parts shows up at our meeting and gives away 3 of em...
 

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I recently installed the RR hitch. Removed the bumper in like 5 minutes with only four bolts, two on each side. Same for putting it back on.
 

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I also put the RR hitch on from Amazon. Piece of cake! I removed the rear bumper cover to make it easy, though. Wiring the light was easy too!

Found some mud down through the tail light hole in the body!
 

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You guys removing the bumper for clearance are doing it the hard way. Just slip the rubber hanger off the muffler and you will have plenty of room.
 

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Just removed the cover for easy access to the nuts for the hitch. Plus, it was good practice, AND I got to see how many freaking bolts are holding the rear tow hook in place! It's a Lot!
 
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