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Unread 11-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Trailer hitch question

If you buy the 2012 WK2 without the trailer and tow package, is it possible to add a hitch to the back??

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Unread 11-27-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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ya but why do that? Just find one with the Hitch, most of them do as to what I see come through our dealer.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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I ordered one from the factory. I have no need for a trailer and have no intention to ever trail anything, but was just curious if the dealer could install it later on.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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I was wondering the same thing as most WK2s I've seen do not have the tow package.

I called UHaul and they said approx $200 for a class III hitch.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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My friend is a mechanic. he said that the car has the setup under the bumper already. All you would need to do is get the other bumper that exposes it.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
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While you CAN add a hitch to the WK2 after the fact, it is much better to get it with the factory hitch already installed. The hitch is a Class IV, the wiring is already installed, and any transmission cooler lines are added at the factory. Adding wiring afterward is a hassle, IMHO, and I'd rather have all of that under warranty from the get-go than to add it later. It is very worth it to have the towing package factory installed regardless what the stealership or others might say. I'd add that this helps at re-sale time too.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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I know on my Hemi everything is there minus the receiver and the bumper cutout
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Unread 11-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #8
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I'm not sure about the WKII, but I know my WJ was ordered (not by me) with a trailer prep package. This added a higher gear ratio, HD cooling and the trailer wiring harness, but not the actual receiver.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 04:44 AM   #9
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There have been many after the fact additions of a hitch. I'm sure there are photos and discussion in the archives, maybe a year ago. Its not a big deal.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:12 AM   #10
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The factory package comes with the load leveling rear shocks.

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the factory package comes with the load leveling rear shocks.

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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:43 PM   #12
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Where is the info on the load leveling rear shocks? I've asked about the load leveling feature and no one seems to know. How does it work?
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Do a google search (or search here) on "Nivomat." That will give you some information, better than I can. Best thing, best I could tell, is that they are all mechanical, no electronics involved.
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Where is the info on the load leveling rear shocks? I've asked about the load leveling feature and no one seems to know. How does it work?
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Basically the shocks have a set center position (length) that corresponds to the desired ride height. When the average position (shock length) moves off of that point, valves open and close and the up/down motion pumps fluid from one end to the other which, in turn, adjusts the ride height. There is not much more technical info available. They are completely mechanical.

You should be able to purchase them over the parts counter, shocks are replaceable wear items. I dunno the part number off hand.
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