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post #31 of 33 Old 08-08-2019, 04:11 PM
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Hello, I am planning to get hitch receiver only to carry bikes. Do i need to get wirings as well?
What options do you recommend, go to dealer or buy advanceauto receiver and try self install?
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post #32 of 33 Old 08-11-2019, 06:38 PM
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Alternate Aftermarket Receiver Install

Because I have the FWD Sport model the factory towing option was not available on my truck when I bought it. I ordered a Curt after-market hitch receiver setup and wiring kit and it took about 3 hours for me to install (2" Hitch Receiver = $170.00/Wiring Harness = $65.00). Not an easy install and you need the right tools, but it is solidly connected to the truck frame. Yes it does hang lower than the stock factory setup but as I am not doing any serious off-roading in this truck, it will be fine for the bike rack and landscaping trailer towing I will be doing.

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Hello, I am planning to get hitch receiver only to carry bikes. Do i need to get wirings as well?
What options do you recommend, go to dealer or buy advanceauto receiver and try self install?
my car - 2018 jeep compass trailhawk
No wiring required if you are just using it for a bike rack. Wiring is for trailer lights.

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