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Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit w/ 2 in. Ball (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Includes a Hitch, a Drawbar and a Hitch Pin
    • Comes with a Wiring Harness and a 2-Inch Ball
    • Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs. (2-Door), 3,500 lbs. (4-Door)
    • Tongue Weight Rating: 200 lbs. (2-Door), 350 lbs. (4-Door)
    • Fits 2007-2018 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.

    Function. Components in this Receiver Hitch Kit from Rugged Ridge will help you install a trailer hitch to your JK for towing purposes. The 2-inch hitch has a capacity to tow up to 2,000 lbs. and a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. for the 2-door models, while this hitch will have a towing capacity up to 3,500 lbs. and a maximum tongue weight of 350 lbs. for the 4-door models .

     The hitch features a sturdy construction with a black powdercoat finish for excellent resistance against corrosion.

    Kit Includes. This kit from Rugged Ridge has a hitch, a drawbar, a hitch pin, a wiring harness and a 2-inch trailer ball.

    Installation. Designed to mount to factory locations, this hitch kit is 100% bolt on and is designed to work on models equipped with the standard factory bumper.

    Application. This Rugged Ridge Receiver Hitch Kit is designed for 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models equipped with a standard factory bumper.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Hitch Reciever
    • (1) Drawbar
    • (1) 2 Inch Ball
    • (1) Hitch Pin
    • (1) Wiring Harness
    • Hardware
    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

    May not work in conjunction with the Mopar Off-Road rear bumper.

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    6 Questions / 7 Answers

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    what hitch will work for a '17 Rubicon hard rock? And do you have video for install?

    EdC

    • At this time we do not offer any receiver hitches that are designed to clear the Rubicon Hardrock rear bumper.

      Rob D

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    Will this hitch fit a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniv Edition bumper?

    Anonymous

    • I just installed on my 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock, which I believe has the same bumper as the 75th Anniv. Edition - but it took some extra steps than just simply bolting on. The rear bumper has to be removed (4 center bolts and 2 on either side) and a spacer removed. I kept the center bolts that were holding the bumper instead of the bolts in the kit, since the original were longer and bolted directly into the bumper. When ready to put the bumper back on, I found that reattaching one bolt on each side of the bumper helped with aligning the 4 center bolts and getting them threaded. The electrical portion worked exactly as the instructions said.

      KeithW

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    I was thinking about ordering this kit but in the video it mentions Something about the brake/Turn signals connection. Would I be able to use the light on the trailer or no. If so do you have a plug play set that would allow hook up for trun signals/braking etc.

    JoeS

    • The Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit w/ 2 in. Ball will include a standard four wire harness, which means it will include tail lights, stop lights and turn signal lights.

      XTStaffHelenW

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    I was about to order this but saw it doesn't fit the Hard Rock, so now I have to ask, does it fit the Recon? If not do you have any options for the Recon?

    NL

    • The Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit will not clear the rear bumper offered on models such as the Rubicon Hard Rock and Rubicon Recon.

      Rob D

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    What is the diameter of the hole in the ball adapter? i.e. What is the diameter of the threaded shaft on the ball?

    DW

    • The Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit uses a 2" Ball with a 3/4" Shank.

      Rob D

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    Will this fit a 2015 Rubicon Hard Rock factory bumper?

    Vfserik

    • Unfortunately the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit, 2 in. Ball (07-17 Wrangler JK) may not work with the Hard Rock factory rear bumper. This will however fit with standard bumpers on the regular Rubicon.

      XTSteve

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.858333 4.9
    • Appearance 4.925 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.866667 4.9



    • 5/5

      July 11, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Kit w/ 2” ball

      Installed hitch kit on my 2016 JKU Sahara. Took about an 1 1/2 hrs... most time spent removing factory rear bumper (highly recommend). Instructions were fine, but I watched a YouTube video as well. Wiring was straight fwd and clips placed exactly where needed to keep it cleanly secure. Tested next day with open trailer and worked perfectly. Absolutely 100 recommend this kit.

      Marcus

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 31, 2018

      Works well, slightly hard to install

      Works great so far. Installation was a little difficult. Not much room to tighten the bolts.

      TonyBrown

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 28, 2018

      Easy

      Perfect fit perfect functionality, Easy to follow instructions, I was able to hook up a trailer and go within one hour. .

      MichaelT

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2018

      Complete Kit

      This kit had everything I needed to make my Jeep tow-ready. I took the rear bumper off to allow better access (especially for torqueing the bolts) and the entire install was a breeze. The wiring harness included all the clips to mount to pre-drilled holes in the frame and fit perfectly. A great deal and way less expensive that a dealer install. Anyone with basic hand tools can install this kit in very little time. Well done.

      AlanK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 27, 2018

      Easy day.

      What can you say... It does what it's suppose to. Easy to install with no unforseen problems.

      JeromyL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 22, 2018

      Hitch

      Another easy install. The hitch aligns with factory holes and wiring is easy with online instruction.

      MikeK

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 22, 2018

      Cancel Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit w/ 2 in. Ball

      The hitch was made heavy duty and made well, and installation was simple.

      DarrellR

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 16, 2018

      Nice kit

      Easy install. Nice kit for the price................................

      DavidE

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 11, 2018

      Great add on

      Stock Jeep didn’t come with a tow hitch got this one easy to install, looks like a factory one

      IsiZ

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      L

      Easy to install and really cool I do recommend it worked real good quality is real good to.

      SergioL

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 08, 2018

      First addition

      For the first time in my adult life, I’m without a truck and I’m LOVING IT! With no truck, a trailer hitch had to be my first addition to my 16 JKU. This kit was super easy to install, even for someone with little or no mechanical skills. And it is everything you need, down to the frame plugs to attach the wiring. Thank you Extreme Terrain, I will definitely be back to feed this new addiction. Now, what’s next.....

      TommyD

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2018

      Worth it

      Quick and easy install process, can be done without removing the bumper but it's much easier with it off. Only takes 2 minutes to remove the 6 bolts holding it on to get it out of the way. Seems sturdy and well made.

      IanC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2018

      Worth the money

      Hitches heavy duty not cheaply made wearing harness is exactly the same as factory, surprised it’s not factory. It took me longer to take the back light out then it did to install the hardest. If you could take the back bumper of you could put the switch on yourself very little tools needed and easy to do.

      CoryM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 21, 2018

      Wrangler trailer hitch

      I ordered this when it was advertised to fit both the JK and the JL. It fit fine on my JL Rubicon although the hitch was about 1/16"-1/8" too wide for the frame and needed a shim. Bolt holes lined up perfectly, two of the bolts are existing on the JL and were temporarily removed and I also had to loosen the two bolts on the bottom of my bumper to move the bumper mount back a little. Maybe 20 minutes total to install. The wiring harness does not match the JL wiring, and I am waiting for an adapter plug to be available. I only need the 4 prong plug for light towing so I don't want to shell out $200 for the Mopar harness.

      Skeethree

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 20, 2018

      Great hitch

      I recently bought this product from extreme terrain and I’m nothing but happy, quick shipping now I can tow my trailer thx to Extreme Terrain once again.

      ColeB

      Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 15, 2018

      Best value hitch on the market

      Shipped fast. At my door on Friday placed order Wednesday night. Only hauled 8' trailer with bike but no problem

      RobertT

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 15, 2018

      Fit and installed perfectly

      Happy with my purchase. Install wasn't hard and fit was good

      DaveM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 11, 2018

      Great Product and Very Affordable!

      I purchased this because I refused to pay the outrageous price at the dealership. This package came with everything needed and was very easy to install. I did have one problem during install and it may have been caused by my fat fingers... But the nut and lock washer needed to be installed behind the bumper and my fingers would not fit up there to hold them. So after dropping them on my face numerous times I finally decided to use a magnet and hold them in place. After that it was a piece of cake.

      KellyS

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 06, 2018

      rugged ridge hitch

      fast and easy install , 64yr old got it on in a little over an hour. Didn't even have to take the bumper off . Just go in from the inside and hold the nuts with pliers .

      DeweyG

      Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 13, 2018

      Nice hitch!

      Works well, was easy to install, did not need to remove bumper. Plan to use it to pull a small motorcycle trailer.

      JeffE

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

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