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Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit w/ Wiring Harness & Hitch Plug (07-18 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 2007-2018 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 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including Rubicons.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Hitch
    • (1) Wiring harness
    • (1) Logo hitch plug
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    Most Helpful Reviews

    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!

    Helpful (2)

    5/5
    Awesome add to my Jeep

    Fits well, looks factory, If you need a hitch for your Jeep. Get this one. I tow a variety of trailers, a small utility to a larger dump trailer and this hitch works well.

    Helpful (1)

    Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    13 Questions / 6 Answers

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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

    Helpful (3)

    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

    Helpful (1)

    Will this work on a JKU Rubicon Recon?

    BryanE

    • Yes, the Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit is made similar to the OE hitch kit, so it will work with your Rubicon Recon.

      XTHelenW

    Helpful (0)

    Does the tongue weight differ from jk and jku?

    StephenD

    • The Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch Kit will offer the same 2,000 lb Tow Rating & 200 lb Tongue Rating for the JK and JKU's.

      XTJEFF

    Helpful (0)

    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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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.944445 4.9
    • Appearance 4.944445 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.87037 4.9



    • 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 (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 18, 2017

      Awesome add to my Jeep

      Fits well, looks factory, If you need a hitch for your Jeep. Get this one. I tow a variety of trailers, a small utility to a larger dump trailer and this hitch works well.

      KenB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2017

      Receiver Hitch

      VARY EASY TO INSTALL. ONE PERSON JOB. THE WIREING HARNES COULDNT HAVE BEEN EASER TO INSTALL.

      STACYD

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 06, 2017

      Everything I expected.

      After speaking with the Dealer I went to this option and I'm glad I did. My 2017 Jeep Willy's Wrangler had less than 200 miles. This Hitch kit fit perfectly and I had to take nothing actually off the Jeep to put it on. I took one side muffler hanger off the frame and with a couple of wrenches and a pair of long tweezers to hold the washers had the hitch on in an hour. The Cord installed in minutes by just removing two screws on the tail light. You don't have to remove all four. A rubber hammer helps with the light plug that connects to the hitch. The only problem was the retainer clips are really brittle. I would use metal clips with plastic plugs if I were the company. Dealer wanted $350.00 I saved $225.00. Very pleased. Time to install would have been less than an hour if I wasn't a 60 year old 100 percent disabled Marine on Oxygen. Which is also why I don't give anything I would change 5 stars.

      AMcCann

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 19, 2016

      hitch

      holes for pin not lined up, had to take a hammer to get pin in hitch

      alaskadave

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 21, 2015

      Very easy to do yourself...

      This receiver hitch and wiring kit made by Rugged Ridge was very easy to install. Instructions were easy to understand for the wiring and now I'm ready to pull my trailer anywhere it needs to go. Very happy about making this purchase.

      Midnight9504

      Year: 2011Randolph, NJ, USA

      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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 16, 2015

      Great product and easy install!

      Installed on my 2015 jk. Took me just over an hr to install. The hitch install directions were clear and easy to follow. The instructions on connecting the wiring harness were a bit more confusing as the pictures were hard to make out. Make sure you plan out the route the wires will take from the rear drivers side brake light to the hitch. I ended up not liking my original wiring route and had to pull the harness and refeed it. Otherwise the install would have been less time. Also make sure you use a torque wrench on the bolts, you need an 18mm socket and a 19mm open end wrench to do the install correctly.

      dst9232

      Year: 2015

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 14, 2018

      Great!

      Easy to install. Bought a wiring kit from the auto parts store to make a 7 prong plug for power in the trailer, then ran an extra wire line from the fuse compartment for power. Have not had any issues.

      SarahF

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2018

      Great product

      Easy to install. Removal of the taillight and plastic bumper was no problem. The heavy coating and the weight seems like a durable product. I'm happy with it.

      MarceloS

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 29, 2017

      Great Product

      Was very easy to install - well worth it. Took about 30 minutes. The harness for electrical was genius

      RalphC

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 22, 2017

      Receiver hitch

      Wow installed in less than 40 minutes, great price great product. Dealership wanted 460 to install. No thanks, highly recommended

      Mpurcell16c

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 2/5

      December 12, 2017

      No Hardware

      No Hardware was included. Had to spent $15 for 4 bolts 1/2 by 4 1/2 bolts, washers (8) lock washers (8) nuts 1/2 inches (8)

      RolandRasmussen

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 12, 2017

      Works Great!!

      This item was described perfectly, and followed instructions to get it installed. Just as explained :)

      CA

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 11, 2017

      5 Stars

      Great product and very easy to install. Delivery was fast and very pleased overall.

      JamieG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 24, 2017

      Tow hitch install

      Bolted right in. Just enough space to install without removing bumper. Solid piece and solid mount. Does the job. Wiring was a piece of cake to do.

      JackH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

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