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Re: Urgent Question about mounting a rear tire carrier
I know what you mean about factory hitches. Mine was a drawbar affair that dates back to when jeep was an "agricultural vehicle" *grin*. It was a piece of 2"X2" angle iron 1/4" thick with several holes bored across the bottom angle about 30" wide. It hung about 4" below the rear crossmember and about 4" back. It was bolted to the frame with a couple of very nice brackets. The ball itself was mounted to a weirdly triangular piece that was 1/2" thick and protruded back another 6". Really shot my departure angle. I took the ball and traingular piece off almost immediately, but left the drawbar on for a while--bad mistake. Drug on everything! My new reciever is actually higher than bottom of my gastank and doesn't impact my departure angle. I'll post pics someday!