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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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    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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    5/5
    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. ...

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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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    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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    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.867347 4.9
    • Appearance 4.928571 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.877551 4.9



    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

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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

      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

      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

      August 21, 2017

      Hitch

      Good product.easy to install less than 30 minutes.

      MichaelM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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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

      December 28, 2017

      Finally got one!

      Great hitch at an affordable price. Easy install as well. Can’t wait to tow my bikes.

      JeffM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 27, 2017

      Hitch

      Seems to be well built. Installed myself. Have not had a chance to use it yet.

      BruceS

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 21, 2017

      im hitched!!!!

      ease of order , ease of install less then an hour. 4 bolts, then about 15 minutes to run wiring. Fit was right on. No Issues!!!! Great buy

      JimK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 09, 2017

      Clean Hitch

      This is a great hitch. Very solid construction and bolts right on. The only pain is removing the bumper if you want to run the bolts through from the rear to the front like you're supposed to. Very satisfied with this product Honestly, the Wrangler really should just come with it.

      GWT

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 05, 2017

      Super easy install...

      Take a minute or two to remove the bumper, as the bolts really go much easier with that gone. I've ended up having to haul a trailer that probably exceeded the Jeep's towing rating... but it performed flawless!

      billybob74940

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2017

      Tow hitch kit

      All part were in kit . All I had to do was to install it with one 19 mm and one 18 mm wrench open end .One tip use doom doom to hold locking nut to wrench .It was easy to install.

      JamesG

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 28, 2017

      Great unit

      Delivered quick. Installed easily in about 45 mins. Would recommend.

      JohnA

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 22, 2017

      Easy

      It was easy to install, just took 4 bolts to take off bumper. Instalation was 4 bolts.

      MikeS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 16, 2017

      EASY!!

      Wow! Talk about easy! I got it done in less than 1 1/2 hrs. Everything lined up perfectly (4 bolts lol!) I had the rest of my day available to work on my, “Honey do” list!

      EdwardM

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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