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Old 12-31-2012, 11:30 AM
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Removing hitch

I was thinking about removing my Hitch to allow room for a 20" spare ,plus I dont really need a class iv hitch. The only thing I would really need it for is to carry my sons bike when we go for walks.

I plan on leaving the wiring. I might put a larger reverse light in its place or???

I havnt even looked at it yet so is there any hints or Tips on removing it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:03 PM
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Re: Removing hitch

Sorry no advice on the hitch removal.. but a quick question.. do you know if your 05 bumper would be a direct replacement with my 08? or are they completely different?... I only as bc if so, would you be at all interested in switching bumpers and the hitch since you are taking the hitch off?.. i have one without the hitch cutout and dont want to cut it myself.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:13 PM
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Re: Removing hitch

I would think it would ? not sure though. I would definitely consider it. I will just need to figure out a way to attach my reverse lights in a nice clean way
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:16 PM
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Re: Removing hitch

yea. I hear ya. well if you ever decide you are lookihg for a rear bumper without the hitch cutout, let me know. As long as they fit and they both match in body color maybe we can work something out on a swap in the future..no rush. just thought I'd throw it out there. could save us both some dough. haha We are both in PA too.. 5 hrs. haha but still.

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Re: Removing hitch

you might have to hold till it gets a bit warmer . I have a garage but it is not heated. I will let you know as soon as I do something , we can make the trade
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Re: Removing hitch

Have you considered trimming the bolts on the hitch. That way you could keep the hitch for your son's bike and still fit your spare.
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Re: Removing hitch

Check jayloops build thread he customized his hitch so he could fit a huge tire underneath
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I have not, I haven't even looked at it yet., lol. I was just posting to see what issues may arise.

Which bolts would need cut?

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Check jayloops build thread he customized his hitch so he could fit a huge tire underneath
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Re: Removing hitch

is your hitch stock or aftermarket?

If its the stock hitch you will have to remove the back bumper to de-install it. Here is a link that might help you out...

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82208228.pdf
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Re: Removing hitch

Thanks Antsjeep ! I checked out Omelets build thread and I think I can keep it in there. It is a factory one.

I just have to Trim the bolts off the back and I think it will fit
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Re: Removing hitch

cool man, hope it works for you
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