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Hitch Kit

By Rugged Ridge

Part Number: RUG11580.51

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Overview

Custom design bolts directly to factory mounting points on the rear of the vehicle, very similar design to the OE Receiver Hitch. Durable powder coat design sheds water and provides a long lasting rust free finish. Designed as a one-piece welded assembly for added strength, we built our hitch receiver to match the towing capacity of your Jeep: 3,500-lb tow rating, 350-lb tongue weight rating with weight distributing equipment; otherwise 2000- lb tow rating, 200-lb tongue weight rating, 2" opening. The included wire harness is made to the original equipment specifications and plugs into the existing wiring harness, keeping you from having to make frustrating and costly modifications to the vehicle's wiring.

Installation Instructions

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Technical Details

  • Fits 2007 to 2014 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
  • 2 and 4-door models
  • Hitch and plug in wiring harness

Product Specs

Front Or Rear Receiver SizeWeight ClassFits With Roll Pan
Rear2in. X 2in.Class IINo

Customer Reviews

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Rugged RidgeHitch Kit
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Durable (5)

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      5.0

      So far SO GOOD!

      By Mud butt

      from Ellicott city MD

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

      Looks good. Very easy to install, both receive and wiring harness.. Tho i have not towed anything with it yet. I'm sure it will work fine. Appears very sturdy and well built

       
      5.0

      Very easy install

      By Kms325

      from Conroe, tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

      Only intending to use for bike rack/ hitch mounted rack. For that it is great and easy to install. Great value.

       
      5.0

      great buy

      By turc169

      from monroe twp., nj

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to install
      • Looks Like Stock

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        Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

        really easy to install. taking off the bumper makes install alot easier

         
        5.0

        Easy to install

        By HazMatt

        from Bristow,Va

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

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            Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

            Easy to install, taking off the back bumper will make it really easy.

             
            4.0

            Great

            By Barstowoldfarts

            from Barstow, Ca

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great fit

            Cons

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                Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                Great Fit, 30 minute install.

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By ratboy

                from Jacksonville,FL

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                Nice quality. Easy install.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Quality

                By UnclePhil

                from Hot Springs, AR

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Instructions

                Cons

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                    Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                    You need to either have small hands, get creative with vice grips, or remove the bumper cover to install this on a JK.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Looks Factory

                    By amateur jeeper

                    from Fargo, ND

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy Install

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                        Excellent product with factory style harness included. Only negative I found was directions weren't very clear on how to route harness. Saved hundreds over factory and the look is identical.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent value

                        By CactusJoe

                        from Tempe, AZ

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Price

                        Cons

                        • Tricky to install

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                          I bought this to hang a Thule bike carrier off the back of my Jeep Wrangler and it works great. I liked the price and added bonus of the wiring kit. The wiring kit was surprisingly easy to install. I also liked the location of the hoops to secure the towing chains to, they seemed burlier and better positioned that some of the other inexpensive receivers. The receiver itself was a little tricky, I had improvise and unbolt the plastic bumper cover to allow for enough room to get the nuts on the bolts and get a ratchet in there, but that was just a minor inconvenience. If I had the right sized wrench and didn't have to use two ratchets it probably wouldn't have been a problem.

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy Install

                          By Wrangler Driver

                          from Succasunna, NJ

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily installed

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                              Very pleased with the hitch receiver and wiring harness. Couldn't beat the price!

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