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Trailer hitch drop for my lifted JK

So I want to get a trailer hitch and I need to know what I need.... JK with a 3.5" rubicon express lift and 37/1250r17 tires... 4" drop wasn't enough and want to know if there is a definite drop size I need! Thank you in advance!


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I'd suggest just buying an adjustable


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I'd suggest just buying an adjustable


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Diversi tech is what I am looking at.... They are expensive....


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I've beat my cheapo harbor freight adjustable for about 4 years now with no problems.
I usually pull a 4x8 utility or a 6x12 flatbed with it.



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I was thinking more like this for $40, what are you pulling?

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Do they make one with the two balls on it? I like the fact that I can have a 2" ball or a 1 7/8th ball...


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I've beat my cheapo harbor freight adjustable for about 4 years now with no problems.
I usually pull a 4x8 utility or a 6x12 flatbed with it.



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Thats what I have as well, should have just bought the reese one I posted. Aesthetically looks better. But I pull all of 700 pounds worth of Jon boat and trailer

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Do they make one with the two balls on it? I like the fact that I can have a 2" ball or a 1 7/8th ball...


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Gotta pay to play, like for the one you posted.

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Most people just go ahead and use a 1 7/8 ball for 2" receivers unless youre really loading it.


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Most people just go ahead and use a 1 7/8 ball for 2" receivers unless youre really loading it.


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I might do that... But I like the fact of having both just in case.... Should I go with an 8" adjustable?


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Or, you could have a local trailer shop just make you one with the proper length and gusseting for your situation.


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Trailer come in different frame and coupler heights, better to get an adjustable.

I would warn against using a 1 7/8" ball in a 2" coupler. I've done it in a pinch around the hunting club and had the trailer come off the ball.

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