Re: How to: OEM hitch Install
Tackled this today as well. Took a bit longer than I thought due to needed trips to the hardware store for a few tools I didn't have. I'll list those below for reference. The instructions for the install weren't exactly accurate for a 2014 JGC, they didn't mention the bottom four cutouts you need to make but it was easy enough to figure out.
Patience is definitely top priority here. Took me about 4 hours which included trips to store.
Tools required: 10mm, 8mm, 7mm and 21mm sockets. I didn't have the 21mm sockets. Make sure you have a short 21mm to get above the exhaust or you'll have to drop it. You'll also need 1/8", 3/32" and 3/16" drill bits for pilot holes. Dremel and utility knife as well. Pop rivet tool or pair of dykes and pliers to install pop rivets. Trim tool pry bars and trim tool for popping rivets.
Last, have a drop cloth or something to lay the bumper on and saw horses for supporting while you cut.
Again, take your time. The end result is awesome and you save yourself a bunch of money by not having the dealer do the install!
Good luck! The rest of the install tips shared by the OP are perfect. Thanks to all for the input. Made the comfort level that much more bearable.
2014 JGC Laredo E / Slush Mats / Airaid CAI / XD Series Monsters 20" / Nitto Terra Grapplers 275/55R20 / Honeycomb Grill / Altitude Black nameplates, emblems and Tail Lamp Bezels / Plasti-Dip Window Trim and Fog Lamps/LED Upgrades to: H11's, Foglights, Tail Lights and Interior