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Should I? Weld a rated tow hit to non tow rated bumper?

I have the barricade rear bumper with wheel carrier, its non tow rated but it has a 2inch hitch receiver I use for a bike rack at times. Instead of buying a new bumper, I was thinking of buying some harbor freight welding equipment and a tow rated hitch and, cutting out the hitch that's on the barricade and welding a tow-rated hitch in its place.

It seems cheaper to go this route, gets my hands wet with the art of welding and for 1/4 of the cost. Has anyone does this, seems logical right?
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seems logical? NO.

If you are gonna cut the barricade bumper to fit a hitch in why not just buy a stock JK hitch and bolt it in?

1st time welding, this is probably not a job that you wanna be doing.
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As a self taught welder myself the short answer is "NOOOOOO" If you want to learn how to weld with cheap equipment (our even expensive equipment with no experience) that might be fine for building something like a roof rack.... But absolutely not for a critical components that could cause serious injury or death to not only yourself but everyone else sharing the road with you.

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I have the barricade rear bumper with wheel carrier, its non tow rated but it has a 2inch hitch receiver I use for a bike rack at times. Instead of buying a new bumper, I was thinking of buying some harbor freight welding equipment and a tow rated hitch and, cutting out the hitch that's on the barricade and welding a tow-rated hitch in its place.

It seems cheaper to go this route, gets my hands wet with the art of welding and for 1/4 of the cost. Has anyone does this, seems logical right?
No. Just no.
Clearly you have no clue on all levels and should be ridiculed.

EDIT: Shaming you aside, why not install the factory receiver and just cut a relief in your bumper.

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As a self taught welder myself the short answer is "NOOOOOO" If you want to learn how to weld with cheap equipment (our even expensive equipment with no experience) that might be fine for building something like a roof rack.... But absolutely not for a critical components that could cause serious injury or death to not only yourself but everyone else sharing the road with you.

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