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Unread 08-29-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
Arfrsairbrush
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Trailer hitch reconmendation

Hey again! Looking to get a trailer hitch and was wondering what is a good brand. I want something that looks good and works well.

Wondering if anybody has tried the oem style kit from jeep world: the actual hitch as well as the rear body kit.


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Unread 08-29-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hey again! Looking to get a trailer hitch and was wondering what is a good brand. I want something that looks good and works well.

Wondering if anybody has tried the oem style kit from jeep world: the actual hitch as well as the rear body kit.
I put in the oem kit. Took 4 hours. Looks great! Not difficult.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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There are a lot of good brands out there but my preferred two brands are Curt and Hidden Hitch. I got my hitch and other accessories from Hitchweb.com I'm sure they could help you out if you gave them a call Here is the link to their website if you wanted to have a look: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Unread 09-06-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Do it right. Get an OEM hitch and cut out the bumper
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Unread 09-06-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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OEM is the cleanest look. Dammest thing hitch cost me 75 bux from a dealer that sell on internet. The plastic bezel cost 65.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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OEM is the cleanest look. Dammest thing hitch cost me 75 bux from a dealer that sell on internet. The plastic bezel cost 65.
do you have a link?
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Unread 09-07-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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It was over 2 years ago and I'm on vacation going through my cell phone. I can look up when I get home but that will be Thursday.
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Unread 09-08-2014, 06:40 AM   #8
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You need to get a hitch that is rated for the load you are going to pull. They are rated by different classes 1 thru 5 with 1 being the lightest. Most are receiver hitches that permit different uses, tow ball, D-rings, bike racks, etc. If you are pulling a trailer, dont forget you will need a wiring harness too. Do a little research to learn more. Hitches are available many places, Amazon, E-bay, and other web sites. If you are on a tight budget check out used hitches.
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Unread 09-08-2014, 07:53 AM   #9
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I agree with the idea of getting the factory hitch and bezel (did that a few years back)... and to complete the look you can get a factory wiring harness (Part Number# 82211150AC). Only problem with the factory harness if you are a DIY kinda guy you will need starscan to program it after the install. since the cost of programming was the same with or without the install (shop minimum) i just had the dealership install it ... $135 out the door parts and install (just last week on the harness).
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