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Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2008 Jeep Wrangler X


which trailer hitch package will work with a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X which currently does not have a hitch.


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The hitch and wiring I recommend for your 2008 Jeep Wrangler X are the etrailer Trailer Hitch # e98856 and the Tekonsha T-One Wiring Kit # 118416.

This trailer hitch has a matte black finish that looks more rugged and protects the hitch better than the classic glossy finish that the other hitches have to offer. This also has a longer receiver tube which helps to place accessories further back past your spare tire.

The T-One wiring is simply the best and most reliable that we have to offer which is why I recommend it. Please note that if you have a Right-Hand Drive model then you may need to hardwired from the passenger side. In this case you'll need to contact Horizon Global for instructions.

To complete a towing setup you also need a ball mount kit. I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900 because it includes two ball mounts, one with a 3/4” rise/2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise/4” drop, a 1-7/8” hitch ball, a 2” hitch ball, and a pin and clip. You will want to refer to the attached ball mount article to ensure that this kit is correct for your towing application.

I have attached some videos on Jeep Wranglers for the hitch and wiring as well as a review video of the ball mount kit for you to reference.

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