I did not remove my bumper as some others have. I would not remove the bumper. An open end wrench and some tape are all you need for a 15 minute installation. Do not tighten the bolts all the way until all of the long bolts are in the hitch. The bolts will go in with the muffler in place with just a little wiggling. I installed the outside two bolts first and needed to loosen them to get the middle ones in. A headlamp will help since everything is black like a cave. when you are looking up at it.
By Nevada Mike from Carson City, Nevada
hard to install. limited space to get nuts on bolts. used duct tape to hold nut on wrench while threading bolt thru. careful not to cross thread!
By cactus joe from Tucson, Az
Great Hitch looks factory on my 2014 JK!
After reading all of the reviews I decided to purchase this hitch. I removed the bumper like others said they did to install the hitch and it was well worth the time. I also purchased the factory plug and play trailer harness and it fit perfect on the hitch.
By ScottUSAF from Las Vegas, NV
Awesome hitch. Piece of cake to mount.
4wheel parts is a awesome company with great products and I will continue to purchase from them
By Jw from Nokomis illinois
Installed on my 2010 JK Wrangler Sport
Cargo holder for stuff you don't want inside.
By Bob from Western Pa.
Hitch fits well on my 2013 JK looks good
Fits my 2013 Wrangler JK snug and looks like factory install.
By Greg from Westminster,Ca
This thing went on very easy--put it on (12-14-2012) Took about 35 minutes to install on a 2008 Jeep wrangler. Haven't used it yet--but the welds look pretty good--so don't think there will be a problem.
By cybinv from West of St . Louis,MO
I took off the bumper skin and bolted the receiver to the bumper in an easy 15 minutes. I needed it to pull my boat while waiting for my custom bumpers to be delivered. Don't hesitate to get one of these as the fit and finish are excellent.
By Jerry from Bradenton, Fl
Great product for a great price. It was really easy to install and I installed the trailer wiring harness at the same time in under one hour.
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