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Unread 09-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Trailer Hitch For 99 WJ Limited Questions

just picked up this 99 Limited with 199k for $4300 and am planning on putting a trailer hitch on it. heard from a few people you had to cut the stock bumper but i dont believe them, was wondering if its true, if so does anyone know of a good brand that u wont have to? i know this is a dumb question but this is probably the nicest vehicle ive owned and id just like to keep it that way...


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Unread 09-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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200k miles for 4300 prob should of looked around a little more but still they run for ever

Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ - Trailer towing check this has more info yes u have to Trim the rear bumper to fit a STOCK more form fitting mopar hitch others hang below and are further away from the frame.
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Unread 09-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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If you take your time and do it carefully, cutting the stock bumper and inserting the bezel to fit a stock trailer hitch will keep your Jeep looking nicer than using an aftermarket hitch that hangs below the bumper. If you look at my build thread (link in my sig), you'll see pictures of both options, as I used to have an aftermarket hitch, but upgraded to a factory setup.
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Unread 09-24-2009, 03:50 AM   #4
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sorry for the typo, its got 119k not 200, thanks for the help ill defly check ur build out
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Unread 09-24-2009, 06:46 AM   #5
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I've never looked at one, but I've heard that non-tow package bumpers have dotted lines inside to follow when cutting. Would be real easy to make it look decent that way. Of course, to do it properly though you'd want to located one of those black bezels to fit inside the cut to clean it up.




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Unread 09-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #6
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With that mileage correction, that was still a little high for $ but in NH, I imagine that people are willing to pay a bit extra for a year-round vehicle anyway.

It appears that someone also put new headlights in too. Hopefully, it has been well maintained as it appears and you also have good blend doors.

Do the tail lights/brake lights all work?

Any squaking from the door locks actuators?

Check the underside for rust issues on the tranny & oil pan. NE winters are tough on them.
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Yes the bezel outline was marked on the inside of my bumper cover.
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Unread 09-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #8
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no rust, no noises of any sort inside, everything works, and yes the front end does look a little new to me, i think it might of been in a minor front end on the passengers side before but it still rides smooth as hell, i needed a good daily anyways my tj was a hassle to get anywhere
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