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Unread 06-30-2008, 04:52 PM   #76
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Another hitch question

I realize there has been a lot of discussion regarding hitches but as someone who isn't terribly mechanically inclined, I would like to pay someone to install it. Is there any advantage to having a Jeep dealer install one vs. a regular shop, U Haul, etc.? How much should I expect to pay?

Also, I've noticed Engine Oil Coolers for sale too. Is this something worth looking into?

BTW, I have an '08 Compass Sport w/CVT and would like to be better safe than sorry with all of this.


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Unread 06-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #77
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Non-dealer shops usually charge less BUT when it comes to the trailer wiring harness, if they don't follow the correct procedures, they can screw up your wiring and computer.

If you don't plan on towing over 1000 ls you can do without the engine oil cooler.

I don't have a clue as to what anybody charges for this kind of stuff. You could call the dealer, find out what they charge and ask what their hourly rate is, divide it out and then call the independents and see what their rates are. Jeep may charge more but you know that your well covered if something does go wrong.

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Unread 07-01-2008, 09:51 PM   #78
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I had the hitch installed yesterday after I did the cut out. (Gramps, I now understand why you did the round cut instead of the whole thing. I did the same...)

With me doing the cut out, it took the dealer less than 1/2 an hour to do it.
It is a very simple install. I don't know what the wiring harness would cost as I am going to do it myself when it finally comes in.

The oil cooler will wait until I need an oil change....
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