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aeviaanah 08-20-2012 08:20 PM

Tow hitch receiver
 
Hey everyone.. First post here. Glad to be a part of this community!

I recently purchased a 2006 Grand Cherokee Limited V8 Hemi. The jeep didnt come with tow package and I am wanting to install hitch. I looked at similar jeeps and I noticed the back bumper is cutout for clearance around hitch receiver. My jeep has no cutout. What are my options? Do i need a whole new bumper?

covet66 08-21-2012 10:21 AM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Do a search or have a look at some Build Threads- I have seen some who purchase the molding and cut out there own bumper- looks proffessional.

JMLoughrey 08-21-2012 11:10 AM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Its realtively easy to cut the bumper, i beleive the hitch will come with a template and molding for cutting.

nick.jeff 08-22-2012 02:26 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Very easy to cut the bumper and put the bezel on! I have a hitch if you're interested, bezel is sold separately. PM me...

straty1987 08-27-2012 06:08 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nick.jeff (Post 673880)
Very easy to cut the bumper and put the bezel on! I have a hitch if you're interested, bezel is sold separately. PM me...

if you still have the hitch for sale send me a email sgfvsf19@yahoo.com
my PMs are full

any bolts, photo, and how is the condition?

thanks

cmckenna1990 08-27-2012 10:07 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
i have a 06 wk with the 3.7.. would it be a waste to install a tow hitch? i was interested in making it look stock with the bumper cut out and all.

straty1987 08-27-2012 10:27 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cmckenna1990 (Post 675832)
i have a 06 wk with the 3.7.. would it be a waste to install a tow hitch? i was interested in making it look stock with the bumper cut out and all.

not a total wast if your not going to use it to hale things but you have the option. also can use it as a recovery point or even for protection to the rear bumper with a hitch step for parking

cmckenna1990 08-27-2012 10:34 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
what type of tow/haul capacity would the 3.7 allow? i mean could it tow a small boat or some smaller toys... quad, jet ski's, etc...?

jeff05wk 08-28-2012 07:41 AM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
If you don't want to cut into your bumper, there is always this option:

http://image2.jcwstatics.com/sites/j...ges/spacer.gif

http://www.jcwhitney.com/class-iii-h...lterid=d1179j1

cmckenna1990 08-28-2012 04:24 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
actually would rather cut into the bumper.. cant be too difficult. i also really like the stock receiver look that jeep offered! i was just wondering what kind of tow capacity the 3.7 would offer.

jeff05wk 08-28-2012 04:40 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cmckenna1990 (Post 676192)
actually would rather cut into the bumper.. cant be too difficult. i also really like the stock receiver look that jeep offered! i was just wondering what kind of tow capacity the 3.7 would offer.


My suggestion was for the OP :thumbsup:

hmmmm16417 08-28-2012 07:38 PM

Re: Tow hitch receiver
 
I just did this - bolt on, no cutting, put wiring harness behind bumper cover - i have tow/haul button on my dash for towing - never had any problems....then again, i don't haul 6000 lb
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...6417/hitch.jpg


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