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Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #16
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Forgot that I wanted to tell you that your Patriot looks right at home towing that boat, and with the lake in the back ground.
It's actually a tidal saltmarsh and that is the main river channel at the boat launch. The Atlantic Ocean is actually right behind those houses on the right you see in the photo. The tide is just high so it looks sort of lakeish I guess.

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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #17
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Installed my hitch today, it was pretty easy once I disconnected the muffler from the 2 hangers (just press out of the rubber hangers). It would have been easier with a 2nd person, but with a floor jack it worked out O.K. I had a hard time torquing the bolts, as I could not get a straight path for my wrench, but I am sure they are plenty tight, I also used loctite. Had to trim the fascia, but it looks good. My Jeep has the tow hook, and in order to reinstall it, I had to enlarge the holes to 5/8". I could not find a drill that would work, I think it is hardened, but with some patience I was able to enlarge the holes using a Dremel and a small grinding bit. It took a couple of hours, on and off. It was tedious, but it worked.
Next I need to install the wiring and order and install the oil cooler.
Glad you got the hitch on.

What wiring do you have? Is it the Draw-Tite T-ONE? I might be able to save you some hassle on wiring it if you let me know what you have for a wiring kit.
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