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hitch ripped off

anyone ever had this happen? lol. 4 of the 6 bolts holding my hitch on have ripped through the frame was thinking about welding it back on since it made the holes in the frame bigger. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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I've seen it once.

The only other hitch failure I've seen is the hitch snapping in half at the center chunk
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Waiting for pictures, because that sounds like an awesome yet crazy thing.

I would say you will have to re-weld the stuff.
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Waiting for pictures, because that sounds like an awesome yet crazy thing.

I would say you will have to re-weld the stuff.
I guess it was bound to happen. had a guy warn me about running a ball in it while wheeling today just hasn't been good for me.
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XJ's dont have frames bahahahaha
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UNIBODY. same damn concept, meany.

and I know you'll get technical about it, so therefore I'll say this now. I know its not the same concept. lol. but, where the hitch mounts its pretty much the same.
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Ripped the unibody. Block up some 1/4 inch plate bolted through the UNIBODY then bolt on the new hitch and weld it too. Same thing happened to me that's how I fixed it.
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I've had someone rear end me and rip 3 of the 6 bolts off and bend my frame. Welded up a new hitch and put it on. Good to go.
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I totally forgot about this lol. I'm going out in a little bit to take it off, I'll snag some pictures.
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Yeah lol. I saw this thread bumped and was hoping to see pictures.
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Clean it up, weld some more plate up there.

Go do it again. Lol.
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Clean it up, weld some more plate up there.

Go do it again. Lol.
You go weld it for him so it won't fall off.
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You go weld it for him so it won't fall off.
lol!! ok.

Hey, im willing to meet halfway or something like that.
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haha, thats an option. also drawing up some rear tube bumper plans to tie into sliders and tube fenders, so we'll see where that goes. I really don't haul anything using the hitch, other than my dirtbike. which I'm sure now that my hitch is off, I'll wanna ride or something along those lines.

edit: taylor, you're only like 4 1/2 hours from me haha. come weld it.
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haha, thats an option. also drawing up some rear tube bumper plans to tie into sliders and tube fenders, so we'll see where that goes. I really don't haul anything using the hitch, other than my dirtbike. which I'm sure now that my hitch is off, I'll wanna ride or something along those lines.

edit: taylor, you're only like 4 1/2 hours from me haha. come weld it.
You have a lifted Chrysler product you need a hitch! Also if you get stuck on the trails and don't have a hitch your screwed.
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Carridge head bolts through round holes. No wonder they failed. Use hex head with washers next time.
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You could in theory weld that on.
I'm sure Taylor could do it. straiten that up put some plate on and get welding.
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You have a lifted Chrysler product you need a hitch! Also if you get stuck on the trails and don't have a hitch your screwed.
hahaha, I have NEVER been stuck to where I need to get pulled out by the hitch. I have a winch on the front that works good hell, I've never even been stuck in general. other than climbing a couple hills the front pulls it to the side, where it wants to tumble my jeep down the hill, so I get out, hook the winch to a tree and straighten it up. but, in reality, I really hate not having a hitch in case I need to tow something.
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Carridge head bolts through round holes. No wonder they failed. Use hex head with washers next time.
I noticed that. but I didn't install it, that's how I received it.
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I noticed that. but I didn't install it, that's how I received it.
you must receive a lot. does it usually get ripped out?!?!
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you must receive a lot. does it usually get ripped out?!?!
ask your girlfriend.

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you must receive a lot. does it usually get ripped out?!?!
ask your girlfriend.
SHe wouldnt know what any of that is like. If you get what I'm saying.

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Clean it up, weld some more plate up there.

Go do it again. Lol.
This with some grade 8 hardware. You will be back in the dirt bike hauling business.
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