Rugged Ridge Tow Hitch Receiver Installation Writeup

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    Maybe it's possible to connect the Trailer wiring harness here?

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    Hitch looks great, I have the factory one, need to darken that exhaust can :clap:IMG_9469.jpg
     
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    Did you rattle can yours? If so what did you use?
     
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    #19 Jun 21, 2019
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    Yup, easy peasy. It was an old can, hope it holds up for awhile. Looks sooo much better. Of course, only I notice. ;)

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    Hitch and ball great to have even if you dont plan on towing as it will give your jeep some protection when the 17 year old girl in her Civic rams you from behind while texting. With the added benefit of further wrecking her radiator.
     
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    Priceless LOL
     
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    awesome tutorial! thank you
     
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    Glad I could help buddy!
     
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    This actually happened to me, except it was a 17 year old boy not a girl, and I was in a GC not a Wrangler.

    So has anyone installed the wiring harness and is there a write up? I’m not sure if I’m going to install just the hitch now and deal with the wiring later or just get it out of the way now.
     
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    I still haven’t gotten the wiring harness but it’s pretty straight forward from what I understand.
     
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    Wow, that was easy as shit.
    Mine was slightly different as I had a bracket there with 2 welded nuts on it.
    Remove the 2 outer bolts and 2 little bolts on the bottom of the bumper. Then you can muscle the receiver hitch in between the crossmember and the bracket. Its pretty easy as the welded nuts on the hitch go into the holes on the bracket. It holds it in place too once you got it on right.
    Then put your center bolts in as stated above. I reused the outer bolts that were on there. Tighten, check for level, done.
     
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