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Old May 16th, 2018, 19:36
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1998 XJ Hitch suggestions?

Do you guys have any suggestions for hitches that are available these days? I have a Curt 13084 (CURT 13084 Class 3 Trailer Hitch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00075XCV2..._PPo.AbJDHTT6D) but I don't like how the hitch mount hangs down under the crossbar. It reduces my departure angle a ton. Do you guys have any other suggestions?
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Old May 16th, 2018, 19:46
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Re: 1998 XJ Hitch suggestions?

For towing or recovery?
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Old May 16th, 2018, 21:15
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For towing or recovery?
Recovery, I don't have anything to tow, maybe in the future
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Old May 17th, 2018, 07:49
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Re: 1998 XJ Hitch suggestions?

I was in the same spot, but for a few dollars more, I replaced the rear bumper with a DirtBound XJ bumper. It comes not only with a raised hitch mount, but it also comes with D-ring tabs as well.

It mounts much like a hitch would, by using the rear nut strips.

Just a thought, if you want to step it up a notch...

https://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/moj...erokee-xj.html
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Old May 17th, 2018, 15:43
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Re: 1998 XJ Hitch suggestions?

I have a Class III hitch on both of my XJ's, one I believe is a Reese and the receiver opening is on the same plane as the cross bar, the other one has the cross bar raised up and hidden behind the stock bumper, and all you can see is the receiver opening. Unfortunately, the part number stickers are long gone.
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