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Jeep839
November 10th, 2004, 18:15
can anyone take a picture of your hitch on your XJ and give me a model number and make of it please i am looking to see the distance below the bumper that the differnent hitch's have. and some people like it low and some high and then some people say there's is high (close to bumper) but they really arent compared to that of other's pleae give me some feedback on that if you would like to email me go ahead: jeep839@aol.com

JeepXJ93
November 10th, 2004, 22:23
I'll try to get one of mine for ya tomorrow...

theslacker
November 10th, 2004, 22:46
I don't have any pics but my 92 has a Drawtite Class 3. The top of the receiver is 2" from the bottom of the stock bumper.

ghettocruiser
November 10th, 2004, 22:56
Hey Jeep839...go with hidden hitch. Get it from JCWhitney...I think it was about $110 or so. ZX071495U is the sku number for 76-83 Cherokees, and sku number ZX864012Y is for the 84-01 Jeeps. Tucks up about as far as it can get. Here are a few pictures...I hope they help you out.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/648000-648999/648974_19_full.jpg

Thats the rear from a distance.

ghettocruiser
November 10th, 2004, 22:57
This is a close up of how it tucks.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/648000-648999/648974_20_full.jpg

ghettocruiser
November 10th, 2004, 22:58
Just for fun...here is how it bolts up. You need the nut strips of course. Order them from chryslerpartsdirect.com...you will save about half of what the dealer wants. This is the passenger side. Hugs the gas tank kind of nice...probalby protects it to a certain degree.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/648000-648999/648974_21_full.jpg

Bloose
November 10th, 2004, 23:22
Yep, you want the Hidden Hitch. It is the tightest to the bumper of any hitch made.

B-loose

ladywolf
November 11th, 2004, 02:20
i've got a reese on mine, and it tucks pretty tight, but i'm sure as soon as i can find/buy some aftermarket bumpers its either gonna haveta come off or get moved somehow, i guess we'll see....

gixer
November 11th, 2004, 05:21
My reese is just as hight as the hidden hitch

Matthew Currie
November 11th, 2004, 06:40
No pics, but the Mopar hitch looks about the same as the Hidden hitch - about a quarter inch between collar of receiver and bumper.

JeepXJ93
November 11th, 2004, 08:30
Thats what i have (mopar) let me know if you still want a pic.

gjxj
November 11th, 2004, 09:16
My Reeses class III sits at that same height, but the square cross tube is
at the same height as the reciever so you see it. Its probably a stronger design
if you care about that.. (4 bolts on each side for one thing)

ghettocruiser
November 11th, 2004, 09:49
My Hidden Hitch has 4 bolts on each side too. The pic doesnt show the fourth which is towards the back of the jeep. Ive used mine for recovery and to recover already and so far it hasnt even flinched.
For those who have the reese hitch...is that all once piece? I had one at work for a Cherokee but it was in several pieces...which is altimatly what made me go for the hidden hitch. Atleast the Class III that I had was in pieces.
Im not trying to say one is better. Actually their numbers match as far as how much they can tow and the tounge weight.
Justin

gjxj
November 11th, 2004, 18:51
yeah, the reese class III is all one piece and very heavy/well made.
The also make a II reciever, I dont know about that.

FitchVA
November 12th, 2004, 05:44
just wanted to add another pic of the hidden hitch ...

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/sfitchet/pics/jeep/skid_and_hitch.jpg

XJ_ranger
November 12th, 2004, 08:07
http://tinypic.com/ld20k


im happy with it, and i dont hit it as much as i would have thought....
http://tinypic.com/ld25c

e-vasko
November 12th, 2004, 09:44
I really like the Hidden Hitch on my 85 XJ. Had the Mopar one from the factory but it rusted off (class III). Replaced it with the Hidden and it still looks new after 10 years on the road.

Lawn Cher'
November 12th, 2004, 10:47
Nice job on the trailer plug installation, Ranger.

Dano
November 12th, 2004, 11:12
http://www.midwestjeepthing.com/jeep/member/images/dano/rearhook.jpg
surepull off ebay. around $100

Jeep839
November 15th, 2004, 08:33
thank you everyone for the posts i think that i will be the happiest with the hidden hitch i like the way all you see is the reciever. Once again thanks guys

pbureau
November 15th, 2004, 12:02
I have a Draw Tite Class III-IV Hitch with a load bearing knuckle assembly so it is not "invisible, but then again, I can promise you when you drive around, not many people attempt at being "close" to my rear end... that knuckle woul take half the front end of anything on the road before you touched my rear end.

jeepguy97
November 15th, 2004, 13:38
not many people attempt at being "close" to my rear end...

Especially not after you eat beans.