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Receiver Hitch Kit with Wiring Harness

Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG11580.51
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  • Technical Details

    • Fits 2007 to 2015 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

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4.7

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  • Lightweight (3)

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    4.0

    Works perfect, fit is OE quality

    By WanderingJK

    from Central Arkansas

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        Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch 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 & the bumper is a little tricky, unless you've got tiny hands. The wiring harness is truly plug & play, and routes just like it came from the factory. It functions, and looks as well as any other tow kit - so why pay a lot more, just for the name?

         
        4.0

        Worth the money

        By Ben loves Jeep's

        from Akron, Ohio

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        Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

        Installation would be easier if the nuts were welded on.

         
        5.0

        AWESOME!

        By Mike

        from Lexington, NC

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

           
          5.0

          Great Kit, Super Simple Install

          By Swamp Hunter

          from Southwest Florida

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          • Durable

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              Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch 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 the recovery hook, it was out of the way, so another nice feature. One note is you may have to loosen the bumper mounting bolts to give additional room to start the nuts on mounting hardware. I did but no biggie in putting them back in and keeping everything aligned properly.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product all the time

              By Andy

              from Kissimmee, Florida

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              • Durable
              • Good Grip
              • Powerful
              • The Best Price

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                  Comments about Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit:

                  The best price in the market, faster service

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                  • Q:

                    Are the nuts on this hitch welded in place as shown in the photos?
                    Asked on 5/16/2014 by Todd from New England

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                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Todd,
                      Yes, the nuts are welded in place on this receiver, and the install is very straight forward on this
                      kit.
                      Thanks for the inquiry.

                      Answered on 5/16/2014 by Jim G from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    does the tow hook have to be removed,and well it fit a 2010 wrangler sport.
                    Asked on 3/18/2014 by Mr.T from Texas

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                      A:

                      Hello Mr T,
                      The Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit mounts to the cross-member in the center of the Jeep, so you don't have to remove the tow hooks. And it will fit a 2010 Jeep Wrangler.

                      Answered on 3/19/2014 by Matt C from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    Does the wiring harness work the turn signals on a trailer?
                    Asked on 7/20/2013 by Nick

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Nick,
                      The wiring harness plugs into the Jeep wiring and will control the turn signals on your trailer, if it is equipped with them. The wiring is very easy to install, but let us know if you have any trouble and we can help you out.

                      Answered on 7/22/2013 by Aaron S. from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    Does this come with the bolts needed
                    Asked on 7/25/2012 by Dave from Texas

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                      A:

                      Dave this Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit does include all of the mounting hardware.

                      Answered on 7/26/2012 by Jason L from Ohio
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