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Unread 03-07-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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2008 Sahara tow kit

Was getting ready to order a 2010 Sahara Unlimited, but there is a used 2008 near here in good shape. Trying to understand exactly what I'm looking at.

Re the tow kit...does the receiver on the OEM kit bolt to the bumper? I found that surprising. Or is this likely an aftermarket setup?

If the OEM kit does bolt to the bumper, can someone also tell me if the 2008 (6-spd) came with the 3.73 gears when you ordered the tow kit, as the 2010 does?

Finally, any other differences between the 2008 Sahara Unlimited and the 2010?

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Unread 03-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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All the tow hitches bolt the same --4 bolts through the rear frame cross-member. Easy job! If it came factory with a tow package, it was 4.10 gears, and more recently they've been putting 3.73's in them. If it's not factory tow, there's a good chance it has 3.21 gears.
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