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Rugged Ridge 2 in. Receiver Hitch (18-20 Jeep Wrangler JL)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Rugged Ridge 2-inch Hitch Receiver, fitting all 2018 and up JL Wranglers. So this is gonna be for the JL owner looking to add some utility as well as some towing capabilities to their Wrangler if they didn't get the towing package right out of the factory. So even though the Wrangler is not necessarily known for towing, there's a couple of different beneficial reasons on why you should get a hitch receiver. So whether you're using it for a cargo rack, for a bike rack, you're using it for a recovery point, or you're towing small dollies, this option by Rugged Ridge is gonna be a great solution for all of those. So this is gonna be a very affordable solution at that, at roughly $90. So other more expensive options on the page are usually gonna come with some more durable coatings, they're gonna have some more bells and whistles like a cover to them, or they may be made by premium brands like Mopar. Personally, I think if you're looking for one of the most affordable solutions for a hitch receiver that's gonna last a long time and it's gonna get the job done, then this is a great option to take a look at. So install is gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need minimum tools and minimum time to get this installed. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were a 3/8 inch drive ratchet, an 18-millimeter socket, and a 19-millimeter open-ended wrench. So to kick off this install, you will need to grab your hardware as well as the hitch receiver, a 19-millimeter wrench, and an 18-millimeter socket and a ratchet, and something comfy to lay on, and we'll head underneath the Jeep.So first, you need to determine if you have the L-bracket connecting the rear bumper to the frame. There will be a bracket right here that will connect to the frame. We don't have this on ours, however, you will need to remove this in order to install your hitch receiver. So we don't have this, so we're gonna mount up our hitch receiver, grabbing the longer bolts that Rugged Ridge provides. I also have a lock washer and a flat washer. This is for the center bolts with the welded nut on the back. So once you have one threaded in, you can thread in the other. So, with the outer holes, you will have the same bolts, however, there's not gonna be a welded nut on the back of the hitch receiver here. You will have a nylon lock nut, so you're gonna put a flat washer on one side, flat washer on the other side, and then the nylon lock nut. So what I would like to mention, Rugged Ridge does provide you with a bracket. This is to hook up your tow receiver, so we are going to bolt that on as well over here and sandwich it in between our hitch and our flat washer and nylon lock nut. Now we can do the other side. So after those are threaded on, we can take our 18-millimeter socket and ratchet and a 19-millimeter wrench and go ahead and tighten those down. And you can repeat the process for the other side. And then for the center two, you won't need your wrench. You can just tighten it down with an 18-millimeter socket. After that's all tightened up, you are all set to go. So that's going to wrap it up for my quick review and install on the Rugged Ridge 2-inch Hitch Receiver fitting all 2018 and up JL Wranglers. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, keep it right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Heavy Duty 2-Inch Receiver Hitch
      • Designed to Match JL Towing Capacity
      • Capable of 3,500 Pounds Towing Capacity
      • Tongue Weight of 350 Pounds
      • One-Piece Welded Assembly
      • Black Powder-Coat Finish
      • Bolt-On Installation
      • Limited 5-Year Warranty
      • Fits All 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL Models


      Provides Heavy-Duty Towing Capability. The Rugged Ridge 2-inch Receiver Hitch is specially designed to match the JL’s towing capacity. It’s capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds with a tongue weight of 350 pounds. This makes this kit an excellent choice if your JL did not come with a towing package.

      One-Piece Welded Construction. To ensure outstanding strength and durability, the 2-inch Receiver Hitch is made from high-grade steel. It’s then fully-welded to add structural strength. Furthermore, the black powder-coat not only lets the Receiver Hitch blend in with the JL but also provides protection from rust and corrosion.

      Direct Fit Installation. The 2-inch Receiver Hitch is designed to bolt-on to the factory mounting point for a straightforward installation. No drilling or welding is required and the process can be completed using common garage tools.

      Backed by 5-Year Limited Warranty. The 2-inch Receiver Hitch is warranted to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and is non-transferable. Exclusions will apply.

      Application. The Rugged Ridge 2-Inch Receiver Hitch is designed specifically for 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL models.

      Fitment: 2018 2019 2020

      MPN# 11580.11

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      Customer Reviews (30)

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      Ratings Summary

      5 out of 5 overall rating from 30 customers

      • January 30, 2020

        5 2019 Wrangler - Chooglin

        Heavy-duty, well made, good OEM alternative

        From the look, feel, weight, function, and quality of welds/steel/paint I believe this hitch is as good or better than the MOPAR version that costs more. I have been using it for a hitch-mounted basket carrier that I have been running and using lightly for about 2 months. There are no signs of wear or failure and I do not expect there to be any. I am confident it will be rugged enough to tow a small trailer in the future. Quality product

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      • December 30, 2019

        5 2019 Wrangler - Jar

        perfect fit

        Hitch fit without any issues, perfect fit. It took about 15 minutes to install.

        Helpful (1)
      • December 13, 2019

        5 2019 Wrangler - 2019JLUStingGry

        Great Hitch

        exactly as expected - easy to install - great product

        Helpful (1)
      • November 30, 2019

        5 2020 Rubicon - ABJLN

        perfect fit on 20 Rubicon JL

        Product was a perfect fit for the base Rubicon JL 2dr non tow package.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 26, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - ZachO

        Solid hitch!

        Great looking hitch kit! Haven't put it to use yet, but it seems extremely solid. The gloss black powdercoating is super thick and doesn't look like it will chip or scratch unless you really beat on it.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 21, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - Wex


        Perfect for lighter duty, installed myself in less than an hour. Perfect for a light trailer. Will test a larger load ( camper soon)

        Helpful (1)
      • November 04, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - CoachWilli

        Very Pleased

        I have been very pleased with this product. We pull a small pop-up behind our Wrangler and this receiver has exceeded our needs.

        Helpful (1)
      • October 04, 2019

        5 2020 Wrangler - BackupCamera

        Sturdy and easy

        Seems very sturdy and was very easy to install. Was done in less then a hour.

        Helpful (1)
      • August 12, 2019

        5 2019 Wrangler - Big Daddy Dean

        Easy Install Great Quality

        After watching the install videos on different hitches, I went with Rugged Ridge. Out of the box and on my Jeep JLU in under 30 minutes. The quality appears to be similar on many brands, but with the ease of install and price, Rugged Ridge was the best choice.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 22, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - Jeepus73

        Perfect fit.

        It works perfect and was very easily installed! Happy with my hitch.

        Helpful (1)

      Questions & Answers (5 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Is the wiring pigtail included in this kit?

      • This would just be the receiver hitch itself.  

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      How many mounting bolts are used and are there pre drilled holes in the vehicle that align with this hitch?

      Do offer the plug and play wire harness for this? How much?

      • We do not currently offer the wiring harness for this.

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      Will this work with a Class 3 hitch?

      • As this would have a 3,500 lb towing capacity it would work with the class 2 hitch.

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      In the install video was it the metal bumper ?

      • No, the install video shows the plastic factory bumper.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

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      What's in the Box

      • (1) 2-Inch Receiver Hitch
      • Installation Hardware