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Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness

Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG11580.51
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  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
  • Rugged Ridge - Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com
Part Number: RUG11580.51
  • Technical Details

    • Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
    • 2 and 4-door models
    • Hitch and plug in wiring harness
    • Bolts directly to factory mounting points on the rear of the vehicle
    • Durable black powder coat
    • Includes cutout for factory wiring harness mounting
    • One-piece welded assembly for added strength

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 are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
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Front Or Rear Receiver SizeWeight ClassFits With Roll Pan
Rear2in. X 2in.Class IINo

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review
4.8
 

Does what it should

5.0

By jdr

from kennesaw, ga

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Looks and performs as you would expect. Installation is simple but a little tricky keeping the nuts in place while threading the bolts into them. Would have been easier with the proper tools. (not being a big mechanic, I didn't have a boxend wrench that fit the nut).

 

Great Kit, Super Simple Install

5.0

By Swamp Hunter

from Southwest Flori

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I ordered this hitch for my 2012 JK Sport. The instructions said I would needed to remove the factory installed recovery hook from the rear. I wasn't looking forward to loosing my hook. Well I got the hitch super fast, which was a nice surprise. The quality of the hitch and wiring harness was very good. I took the hitch into the garage and 30 minutes later it was on. Also, I did not have to remove

 

Great Kit

4.0

By James

from Ottawa, ON

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

This is a great little kit that was really easy to install and is pretty good quality. The wiring kit comes with clips to attach to predrilled holes on the frame (at least on my '11 JK it did) which was a nice touch, no need to zip tie anything. The trailer side connector has a nice little clip spot on the hitch to keep it in place. The only complaint I had is that I didn't have enough space betw

 

A snap to install

5.0

By David

from Crested Butte -

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Installed as promised with zero complications. Looks like it came from the factory. Will look to you guys for all future modifications.

 

Hitch Kit

5.0

By Nick

from Nebraska

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Great Value. Wiring was super easy to install. Nuts were hard to get started. (No room for your fingers) I wrapped my open end wrench with painters tape to hold the nut in place and then just needed a little patience!

 

Great Product! Installed in 20 min!

5.0

By KATERRELL23

from Abilene Tx

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Was easy to install...works great! Was a heavy duty hitch that even I couldn't break...I've been towing boats since I got it and have been very pleased! Would recommend this product to others

 

Great deal

5.0

By Graniteman

from Medicine Hat Al

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I like the price and that it comes with the plug and play wiring harness also it has the bracket built in to hold the plug end;)

 

Quick and Easy!!

5.0

By 2013 JK

from Circlevile, OH

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

The install took literally 5 minutes!!!

 

Great product

5.0

By sparky

from Pittsburgh. pa

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Great product. Looks and fits like factory hitch for less. Harness is simple to install and plugs in

 

Tip for installation

5.0

By Gman

from Idaho

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

When you begin the install take a 1/2 inch drive 1 inch socket and put it between the metal mounting bar and the plastic cover this will allow enough room to hold the nut while you get it started you have to pry the plastic a little to get the socket in but when you remove it the plastic pops back into place I did get some double sided tape to stick the nut on so I could reach the 2 inside bolts e

 

Perfect fit...Very easy to install.

5.0

By Big Al

from N. Ft. Myers Fl

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Couldn't be happier....EASY install....10 minute install hitch and harness

 

I would buy this again

5.0

By ckberg

from CT

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

This was so easy to install and the wiring that came with it was simple. The whole system installed in less than 30 minutes.

 

Easy install!!!

5.0

By BYOB jeep

from Tx

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Easy to install. Half of what a dealership would charge and it is the same product. Wiring harness was all of 5 minute install.

 

Awesome product

5.0

By Ron's New Willy

from Meriden, CT

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I am not a mechanic, Nor do i perform any major repairs. But I can turn a wrench and also follow directions !! This install was a breeze. From start to finish, about 30 minutes. Some reviews I've read said they took the bumper off. I left mine on and did not have any issues. Once I put the bolt thru, I used a pair of needle nosed plyers to reach up and slip the washer on... then I used an adjustab

 

Installation of hitch kit

5.0

By Joey

from Shrewsbury, MA

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I liked the design of the hitch kit. I use it for assorted uses such as luggage rack...It was relatively easy to install and I like the fact that the electrical harness plugged into the light harness of the jeep. As in previous comments I used duct tape to hold the nuts to the wrench which made installation a snap. I would highly recommend this product.

 

quality product

5.0

By B

from Baton Rouge, LA

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Good product, good price

 

Great product

5.0

By TAZVIC

from Joliet IL

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

easy to install!!! took about 10 min

 

Great product

5.0

By Doc Hollins

from The South East

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

It took 20 minutes for me to put this on by myself. Basic hand tools and no special skills. It does not look like an aftermarket add on. It works great. No binding or struggle to get the safety chains snapped in place. The wiring kit and mounting location make for an easy connect/disconnect. This is the lowest priced hitch I could find and is the best bang for the buck.

 

AWESOME!

5.0

By Mike

from Lexington, NC

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

This is the second one I have purchased in a year. Easy to install and high quality...only the best for my Jeep Wranglers.

 

Stop looking this is it

5.0

By Tommy

from Mulberry, AR

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Bolts right up to stock location. plugs in to existing wiring. looks good and well built.

 

I would buy this product all the time

5.0

By Andy

from Kissimmee, Flor

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

The best price in the market, faster service

 

Couldn't have been easier!

5.0

By Mike

from Naples, Florida

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Great price....delivered quickly......easy install!

 

I definitely would recommend you buy!

5.0

By CT

from Napa,CA

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I used on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport, it was easy to install and functions well. Very pleased the kit came with the electrical plug. Electrical installation instructions were great, and functions well.

 

Fit and works as intended

5.0

By Vet Man

from Connecticut

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Perfect fit, almost to simple to install. No need to move anything out of the way. Even nuts were welded in place for easy install, holes drilled. Lights wiring was plug and play.

 

everything you need easy to install

5.0

By will

from mahopac ny

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

its a great product i would by again

 

Perfect fit with easy install

5.0

By Mike

from Northern NJ

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Easy install on 2015 Wrangler Unlimited Sport...took less than 20 minutes start to finish.

 

Easy To Install, Great Price

5.0

By Good

from Arkansas

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Great

 

Great hitch

5.0

By Eric

from Va.

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

The available space for putting the nuts on the bolts is mesger. probably more a jeep Design issues than a hitch design issue

 

Great Product

5.0

By bigdmartin

from Central Point,

 

Comments about :

This is a great hitch at a great price point. The one thing I will point out to everyone on installation, is everything I have read, including on this kit instructions says to remove the rear bumper and tow hook to install. I cannot point out enough, you do not need to do this. Slide the bolts with one washer in from the front, then using needle nose pliars from the back side install a washer. Usi

 

Hitch is exactly what I needed !

5.0

By Boot

from La Crosse WI

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

It is east to install and works great.

 

great hitch.

5.0

By Ol Blue 4x4

from Cisne, IL

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

fast free shipping, easy installation, great hitch.

 

Fantastic Product

5.0

By Slucero55

from Tustin CA

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I bought a Jeep this past year and have a trailer needed a hitch so I found this product and purchased it. I employed the help of a friend who has done tones of off road installations of after market products. 28 Min later the Hitch assembly was on and everything lined up exactly as it was suppose to... without fail this was the easiest and best built aftermarket product either of us have ever i

 

Good hitch, difficult install

4.0

By Bob

from Texas

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

The Q/A states that the nuts are welded onto the plate, but they are not. You must push the bolt through the frame and hitch, then place the washer onto the bolt end with no room to hold onto the washer, then place the nut onto the bolt end without losing the washer. You have about 1/2" of space to perform this dance. I found that I had to super-glue the washer onto the hitch plate, then super-glu

 

Would Definitely Recommend!

4.0

By Chris

from Asheville NC

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Hard to attach nuts and washers but other than that awesome!

 

Worth the money

4.0

By Ben loves Jeep'

from Akron, Ohio

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Installation would be easier if the nuts were welded on.

 

Works perfect, fit is OE quality

4.0

By WanderingJK

from Central Arkansa

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

I ordered the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit based on the price, compared to the factory unit & others. 2-door Jeeps are a little small in the cargo room department, so I wanted to install a hitch to use a cargo hauler I already had, for a cross country vacation. The hitch install is fairly straight forward, if you have the correct metric wrenches on hand. Lining up the nuts & washers between the frame &

 

So far.. Good

4.0

By Kim

from Worcester,Ma

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Lightweight, easy install

 

simple but not easy

4.0

By Cape Guy

from Boston

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Great value for a good product; simple to understand instructions - however not so easy to install - very limited space between bolts and back bumper - be prepared to spend more time than stated in other reviews.

 

Tedious installation

4.0

By Rico Suave

from Snellville, GA

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

they need to weld the nuts onto the hitch because there is little room between the hitch and bumber to work with. I glued mine on with a hot-glue gun to hold them in place during installation. The trailer wire connection was a handy adder that intalled easily.

 

HItch Kit

4.0

By 12JKUS

from Nashville, TN

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Overall great product, the only complaint that I have is, in the picture it shows the nuts to be welded to the body of the hitch. When I opened the box I was disappointed to see that they are not. Install would be easier if they were since your only other options are to take the bumper cover off, or squeeze the nuts between the bumper and cover and try to thread the nuts on. There is not enough r

 

easy install

4.0

By Melva

from Hammond, Louisi

 

Comments about Rugged RidgeHitch Kit:

Ordered this hitch kit for my Jeep. Took my husband a whole 10 minutes to take the old hook off and install hitch and wiring. Everything hooked right up no problems. Great price too!

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    Were does it plug in ?
  • Q:

    Will this fit a 2012 jeep liberty?
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