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Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Rear 2 Inch Receiver Hitch Kit
  • Steel Construction
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • 2,000 lb Tow Rating & 200 lb Tongue Rating
  • Includes Wiring Harness
  • Rugged Ridge Logo Hitch Plug
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Fits 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JK's. This kit is available in about nine different configurations. At the heart of each is this bolt on receiver and then from there you can start adding parts. It's available with this plug and play wiring harness, with a branded hitch plug, a tow bar and your choice of tow ball sizes, a tow hook, or a D-ring shackle mount, and the D-ring. So, depending on how you use your Jeep and what you want there's a kit for you. These kits are for those of you who don't already have a factory OE receiver but you want one because you either want to tow with the Jeep or you want that extra recovery point. It's important to note that these will definitely work with a factory rear bumper or with an aftermarket rear bumper that has a cutout for an OE style hitch. But, if your aftermarket rear bumper already has a receiver built into it, you won't be able to use one of these kits because they occupy the same space. At the heart of every one of these kits is this fully welded two inch solid steel receiver. This thing is really beefy. It's actually designed really similar to the OEM style receiver, so it's gonna bolt in all the same locations, which makes for a nice easy no drill installation. This also has a couple of loops on it for your trailer safety chains which is a nice feature. The amount that you'll be able to tow on this receiver is only limited by the towing capacity of your Jeep. For those of you with the two door JK, you're gonna be limited to 2,000 pounds with a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and those of you with the four door can tow 3,500 pounds with a 350 pound tongue weight capacity. So, as you can see, a Jeep is not going to be a great dedicated tow pig. But, if you need to pull around a light trailer this will definitely get the job done. As far as some of the parts you can get in the kit with this hitch, I really like the plug and play wiring harness. Now this is a standard four wire harness, but chances are with your Jeep you're not going to be towing a trailer that's large or heavy enough to have things like trailer brakes or reverse lights, so this should suit most of your needs. Like I said, it is completely plug and play so all you have to do is unplug the factory brake light wiring harness. This plugs right in and you're done. It couldn't be any easier. Aside from the wiring harness, there are a couple of different accessories that you can get to go in your new receiver. And Rugged Ridge does a nice job of kitting those together and making this a nice, easy one-stop shop. If you're gonna be doing some towing, that option is obviously available. But if you're using this for recovery you have two options,between a hook and a D-ring mount and D-ring. I personally like the D-ring shackle mount option over the hook because if you're using something like a strap for recovery, sometimes the loop from the strap can slip off of a hook. With the D-ring, it's locked in and you don't have to worry about it. Like I said before, Rugged Ridge makes the installation of this kit really, really easy by modeling this similar to the OEM receiver. The rear cross member of the Jeep already has the four holes drilled in it that this meshes up to really nicely. And the hardware that you need for the installation is included in the kit. All you'll need to do is remove the bolts that hold on the bumper cover, bolt this into place, and reinstall your bumper. If you do get one of the kits that have the wiring harness, like I said before, it is plug and play and really easy to install. However, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver to pop out the tail light to get to the connectors. The whole installation should take about an hour and you won't need any specialty tools at all, just a socket set and an open-ended wrench. Any of the other accessories that you might get with these kits will slide right into the receiver and be held into place using the included hitch pin. Anytime you're purchasing a kit like this, there's a chance that you can go out and source all the parts for about the same cost, or maybe save a couple of dollars. The benefit to a kit like this is, it's already put in a box for you. It's a one stop shop and it's nice and easy. In my opinion the components that are included in this kit are really high quality and you get a ton of value. So, I think a kit like this is worth every dollar. So, if you're looking to add a receiver to your Jeep either for towing a light trailer or for recovery purposes, Rugged Ridge has you covered with one of the many kits they offer. You'll definitely find what you need. So, that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit, available for all 2007 to 2016 JK's that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

Adventure Ready. Take on the adventure with the Rugged Ridge Logo Receiver Hitch & Wiring Kit. This JK hitch kit is designed specifically for your Wrangler and includes a wiring harness and Rugged Ridge Logo plug for protection when the hitch is not in use. This hitch just what you need for towing jet skis, trailers or gearing up with an accessory rack for all of your outdoor hobbies.

Rugged Construction. This hitch is made of thick steel and is finished in a durable black powder coat finish. It features a 2,000 lb. towing and 200 lb. tongue weight limit and is suitable for towing and recreational use.

Application. The Rugged Ridge Logo Receiver Hitch & Wiring Kit is designed for installation on 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including Rubicons.

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Hitch
  • (1) Wiring harness
  • (1) Logo hitch plug
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Great product

Product went on without removing bumper. Wiring harness was plug and play. Took only 1hr to get on and harness on. Great product!

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5/5
Easy install

Took only 20 minutes to install hitch and wiring. Great look and I like the hitch cover

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Does this come with the bolts/nuts?

TeeK

  • The Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug includes all of the hardware that you need for the installation of this kit.

    TerriB

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Does this hitch mount directly to the frame of the vehicle?

TW

  • Hello! Yes this hitch mounts very similar to the oem hitch, it bolts right onto the rear crossmember.

    Doug P

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Will this fit on my 2013 jeep wrangler sport

johnW

  • The Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug will fit on all 2007-2017 Wranglers with the sock rear bumper, or rear bumpers designed to accept the stock receiver hitch.

    Rob D

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Do I have to do the wiring portion of the receiver hitch if i don't plan on trailing anything, only for show with the Monster Hook.... Thanks in advance.

linogall

  • The Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug will come with the wiring harness and plug for trailer lights. This connection will only be used when hooked to a trailer equipped with lighting, and would not be needed if using the receiver hitch for a recovery point.

    Rob D

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Will this fit a recon edition?

TravisC

  • Yes, the Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug will fit on the Recon Edition. https://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-logo-wiring-hitch-kit-1158060.html

    XTJEFF

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Hi, will it fit 2013 Sahara unlimited Moab edition?

JBC

  • The Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug should work with any edition Wrangler with a factory bumper to make sure it provides clearance for the hitch. It may work with aftermarket bumpers as well but make sure to check fitment for a receiver hitch.

    TerriB

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.976191 5.0
  • Appearance 4.976191 5.0
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.952381 5.0



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 10, 2016

    Great product

    Product went on without removing bumper. Wiring harness was plug and play. Took only 1hr to get on and harness on. Great product!

    Romejk

    Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 17, 2015

    Easy install

    Took only 20 minutes to install hitch and wiring. Great look and I like the hitch cover

    Jeepsilver

    Year: 2014Pennsylvania

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 19, 2017

    Just Like Factory

    I had the Factory install of this on my 2014 JK - when I upgraded to a 2017 JK, it did not have the towing package so I purchased this kit. It looks and fits just like the OEM, right down to the wiring harness clips that fit right in the pre-drilled holes in both the taillight and right along the frame.

    ChuckR

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 21, 2017

    Good Product

    Parts were as advertised. The finish on the part was good. No chips or exposed metal. Remove the bumper for easier installation. Wiring was quick too. Make sure you know how to route the wiring before securing them in the frame. Clean look under the bumper.

    GaryR

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 17, 2017

    2015 jeep unlimited

    Very nice product. Easy to install and wire up. Instructions and directions were very good.

    WadeF

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 12, 2017

    Everything you need hitch kit!

    Was heavy duty and easy install! Was my second time around using the same model kit. I knew I couldn't go wrong!

    TonyW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 07, 2017

    Awesome hitch

    Very easy to install tool no more than 20 min. Could not ask for a better hitch kit. Wiring was super easy to run and had pre placed push pins to hold in place. Very happy with it!

    ChristianP

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 05, 2017

    hitch

    this was the easiest install ever..perfect fit..thanks

    TimS

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 04, 2017

    Great product

    This hitch is totally plug and play. Took me longer to get my tools around than it did to install. Would recommend to anyone needing this...

    Johnr

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 24, 2017

    How Easy

    This was one of the easiest instalation that you can do. Four bolts and two screws..

    JamesK

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 11, 2017

    Reciever

    Super easy to install!! Only 20 minutes from opening toolbox to closing it up.

    GeorgeA

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2017

    easy to install

    i got this kit and a friend of mine help me install the kit just over thirty minutes on a street curb, picked up my boat within the hour headed to the lake, thank you extreme terrain it looks great with the Rugged Ridge cover.

    Bronzo

    Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2017

    Hitch and go

    easy to install, instruction right on. takes long to take the bump facing of than to install the hitch, wiring kit right on also.

    Garry

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 13, 2017

    RAK

    It is a great product installed in less then an hour. But cant use my hitch bike rack will not fit the stem is not long enough to get by the spare tire need to fine an extension

    RichardK

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 12, 2017

    Easy to install

    This was easy to install and looks great! It will accomplish just what I need it to. Took me just over 30 mins to stall it. Told my buddy about it.

    SteveW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 06, 2017

    Hitch install.

    Install took about 40 minutes. Fit perfect. wiring went the same.

    DaveH

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    July 05, 2017

    Simple and sturdy

    Someone said you could slip this in without removing the bumper. This was not my experience, I am fairly capable at basic mechanical work, but this took me the full two hours they suggested it would. Having said all that, I was impressed with how well everything fit.

    MatthewH

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 13, 2017

    1st attachment. Easily installed

    First purchase and a great first experience. Dealer wanted $500 to add this to our 2017 Jeep. $100 and 30 minutes is the best discount you can find. Didn't even have to take the stock bumper off.

    NathanM

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 11, 2017

    Good stuff

    Needed to mount a cargo rack. Easy to install and quality made.

    AdamD

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 12, 2017

    Good product

    Very easy to install,, takes five minutes or two and it looks great,, and high quality!!

    JosueO

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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