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Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit w/ 2 in. Ball (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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  • 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 2007-2017 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 2007-2017 Wrangler JK models equipped with a standard factory bumper.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Hitch Reciever
  • (1) Drawbar
  • (1) 2 Inch Ball
  • (1) Hitch Pin
  • (1) Wiring Harness
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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

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5/5
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5/5
Best option for adding tow capabilities

This is the best option for adding tow capabilities to my new stock jeep. Came with everything that I needed, and a quick, easy install!

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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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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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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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.87013 4.9
  • Appearance 4.935065 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.87013 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 24, 2014

    123 hitch install

    This install went as smooth as can be. It was very simple with the instructions that came with the hardware. The hardest part was making my wife think I was working hard but I was really having a blast. I know it's a small upgrade but when you do something yourself it really makes you feel more connected to your vehicle.

    MacGyver

    Year: 2010New Jersey, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2015

    Best option for adding tow capabilities

    This is the best option for adding tow capabilities to my new stock jeep. Came with everything that I needed, and a quick, easy install!

    Nighthawk

    Year: 2014Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2014

    All in one

    An awesome deal for the money spent, took me no time to install and by late morning we wear on our way to the water with boat in tow, a real quality piece

    JDMustang

    Year: 2014Berlin, NH, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2014

    Install was a snap....

    I purchased the hitch kit wiring combo. Both the hitch and the wiring installation were a snap. They look factory for a fraction of the cost. I would buy this product again.

    Dave57

    Year: 2014Mundelein, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 20, 2014

    trailer hitch

    great buy easy to install less then a half hour all the holes line right up wire plug right in to factory wires

    dengrumpy

    Year: 2014Pelham, NH, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 20, 2014

    Excellent Product

    I had no problem installing this hitch. Took me about 2 hours total time. You have to take off the rear fender covers first and then the install is just 4 easy bolts. Recommend this to anyone.

    Paul178

    Year: 2014Alexandria, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 06, 2014

    Hitch

    Ordered product and received within a week. Product looks good installed easy. Only problem we had the bolts included were to short but quick fix. A good product and a good price

    Lola

    Year: 2010Weatherford, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 04, 2014

    Great Hitch

    This kit is perfect. It's got all the parts I needed to install a tow hitch for my '14 Unlimited. Material is made of high quality and the powder-coated finish is excellent. Holes on the hitch are perfectly aligned, and the wiring harness fits nicely as well. I saved on this tremendously than opting for the towing package when I bought my ride.

    Sithlord

    Year: 2014Somerset County, NJ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2016

    Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit, 2 in. Ball

    Went on extremely easy and was able to install without removing rear bumper, which does take some finesse and may literally require set of helping hands (smaller). I installed by myself without any issues.

    Rainman

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 4/5

    June 19, 2015

    Great look and fit. Easy to install

    This was less than half the price of the one from the dealer. Installed easily. I would have given it 5 stars overall but the ball they sent with it was a 3/4" shank and the hitch needed a 1". Otherwise a great product.

    Jspringe

    Year: 2015TN

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 18, 2017

    Perfect

    Perfect fit. Quick and easy install even on my Recon

    TW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2017

    Only on install

    The install was pretty straight forward except for the wiring harness. The directions for that could have been more clear. Since the harness has to go around the muffler mount, my recommendation is make sure the wire is where you want it before you anchor it. The wiring harness is my only issue. It seems fragile and not secure.

    JenniferG

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2017

    Good quality hitch

    Very easy to install and great quality. Directions were clear and concise. Could have been easier if nuts were welded onto hitch like some other models, but you can't beat the price.

    JesseH

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 11, 2017

    Easy install

    The kit for perfect with OEM bumper. It took me less then an hour to complete, just used basic tools. Great buy considering what it would cost to have dealer put on.

    Jayson

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    August 10, 2017

    Trailer hitch.

    The kit is complete but have not installed yet because I am moving my shop.

    Rocky

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 08, 2017

    Easy and solid made

    This is a great set! I'm a woman and I installed this and all by myself and it was a breeze!!

    TashaM

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 07, 2017

    Easy to Install

    Was easy to install. Just had to take back bumper off to get the 2 inside bolts tightened. Wire harness was easy to install.Need to locate the holes before you run the harness to the hitch.

    WillaimH

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 05, 2017

    HITCHED

    NICE FIT EASY INSTALL CAN HAUL BIKES TO THE DESART

    MichaelP

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 01, 2017

    Great Look

    Great Look, simple install, but was disappointed with the lack of the hitch cover

    JosephG

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 20, 2017

    Easy

    It had everything it said it would have. I was very easy to install.

    Lolita

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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