Is a Class II hitch with two bolts in frame safe?
I can get a brand new never used class II hitch from a TJ owner, with the ball, for $50. Trouble is, this style has two bolt holes underneath the frame like the YJ but also two tabs that are supposed to bolt roughly where the rear shackles do. Obviously this isn't going to work.
NOW I could just cut the tabs off, and go with the two frame bolts on the bottom. Those are pretty beefy bolts, I highly doubt I could get them to sheer if I didn't violate "class II" weight ratings. But I'm not sure. I could weld it on but I'd like a better bumper/tire carrier later and that seems a little permanent for future changes.
What are your thoughts?
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