Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 350 lbs Vert Load
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Square Tube
Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt front hitch part number 31408 or order online at Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Hitch reviews from real customers.

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Curt Front Hitch - 31408

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

31408 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31408 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 31408 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ

1987 - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

1987 - 1995 Jeep YJ

2004 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler including Unlimited

Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31408

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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I like product because of easy mounting. I plan to use it with a light weight snow plow. The price was very reasonable. I would definetely use etrailer again. Tank you. 113842


i bought one also. havent installed yet. now i read that it wont work for plows because it is too high. what did you do to make it work?

-- comment by: don - 10/06/2014


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Perfect fit and easy Install, just had to trim plastic shield a little. 643302

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Have used it a few times last fall to carry a cooler and fishing rod cart on the beach. So far have not had to use as a recovery to get pulled out of sand or pull another vehicle with the tow strap loop attachment that I bought as an additional accessory. The top mount on the bumper was ideal since gives more clearance than below bumper mount when in the sand. Keeps the cart up high. The paint on the hitch is very nice. 627950

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Great product, easy installation will be used to attach small snow plow to front of vehicle. 612404

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2003 Jeep Wrangler

received product, everything needed was in package, good instructions for where each item would be needed, after laying out required tools total installation took approx. 15 minutes. product was exactly as described and fit perfectly. 575060

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1997 Jeep Wrangler

Very happy with this product. 573936

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Great product. Shipping was fast and installation was a breeze. No complaints at all. 572990

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2001 Jeep Wrangler

Great product. Great customer service from etrailer. Quick installation for winch plate and for parking trailers.?? 488087

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Jeep Wrangler

Well made product. My front hitch for my Wrangler is excellent for a winch mount & also works super for trailer placement. 316206

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1992 Jeep YJ

Great quality. Easy installation Hope it doesn't sit to high from the ground for my snow plow application. 235339

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2004 Jeep Rubicon

not the right fir for 2004 jeep rubicon as described needs cut and re drilled to match 231606

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2004 Jeep TJ

As advertised. Easy install. Great Service & Delivery. Next Time I Need A Hitch Or Part - ETRAILER.COM Will Be My First And Only Stop ! You Can't Go Wrong With Thier Service .... 193675

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1994 Jeep Wrangler

Awesome hitch. Took 15 minutes to install no issues easy as pie. 187125

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Excellent product. With a little thought you can do wonders with this front hitch mount. Everyone loves it cause the winch can be removed and only tugged around when you find a deep mud hole to get stuck in. eTrailers shipped it fast and had it for the right price for someone on a retired budget. Will buy from you when I need other products of toys for my off roading pleasure. 73923

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2005 Jeep Wrangler

received my order promptly as described as expected. 30354

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Fast service. Received early. Price was great. If I need anything else, they will be the first I will call. Five star service. Thank You. 28666

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Product as described, fit perfect, looks great, great support of shipping an tracking of product. Thank you, will be doing business again. 17998


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  • Recommended Front Hitch for a 1995 Jeep YJ
  • I have a solution for your Jeep YJ but it isn't the Curt front hitch # C31028 you were looking at. I don't show that as being a fit for your model. I would instead recommend the Draw-Tite # 65048 front mount hitch for your 1995 Jeep YJ. The Draw-Tite hitch will have a 2 inch receiver and 300lbs of vert pull and 9,000lbs of line pull. This will install on top of your bumper, I've linked the instructions to this page for your convenience. There is a Curt branded front hitch # 31408...
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  • Difference in Above Bumper and Below Bumper Front Receiver Hitch for 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • I would recommend to first check with the manufacturer of the hitch mount deer feeder to see if they recommend an above bumper hitch or a below bumper hitch on the front of your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. Depending on the style of the deer feeder you have you might need to have clearance from the bumper, so an above bumper hitch might work better for that application. The installation of the above bumper hitch like Curt Front Hitch, part # 31408, on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler, is listed as...
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  • Does the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Install Above or Below the Front Bumper on a 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • The CURT Front Hitch, # 31408, attaches to the top of the front bumper on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. I have included a link to installation instructions and a photo of a similar hitch in the same mounting location for you. The front mount hitch makes a great attachment point for a winch mounting plate or tow hook loop, see links.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Jeep Wrangler SE
  • As long as your 1997 Jeep Wrangler is a 1997 model Wrangler yes, the Curt Front Hitch part # 31408 would be the correct hitch for you.
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Hitch 31408 Interfere With Stock Bumper Blocks on a 1999 Jeep TJ
  • Front mounted hitch # 31408 should not interfere with the rubber bumper blocks on your 1999 Jeep TJ, as the hitch is installing directly to pre-existing holes in the vehicle frame. The hitch also sits above the bumper and frame rails for better clearance. You can, however, check to make sure that the bumper blocks are out of the way and are not going interfere with the installation. The hitch mounting holes are going to be in line with the frame rails on either side, and the hitch...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver Part # 31408
  • I went out the warehouse and took the measurements you asked about on the Curt Front Mount Hitch, part # 31408. I've attached a diagram showing them. The inside distance between the mounting plates is about 27-1/2 inches. Between the 2 sets of bolt holes towards the rear of the hitch (The end that would be facing the rear of the Jeep) are both about 30-7/8 inches center to center. The slotted holes are different sizes but they're basically in line with each other. The third set...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendations for Above and Below Bumper for Jeep Wrangler 2000
  • The Curt Front Hitch part # 31408 that you referenced installs above the bumper, if you wanted a front mount hitch that would install below the bumper you would want the Front Hitch part # C31028.
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  • Towing and Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt Front Mounted Receiver Part 31408 for 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Curt Front Mount Receiver, part # 31408 has a 3500 lb towing capacity, a 350 lb tongue weight capacity and can handle 9000 lb line pull when used with a winch. The receiver has plenty of capacity for handling the SnowSBear Plow. I will include a link to the Receiver installation instructions as well as a product description video for the SnowSport Plow. You can find these links below.
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  • Does Bumper have to be Removed to Install Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • If your 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a C-channel bumper and not a tube style bumper then front mount trailer hitch # 31408 will fit. To install this hitch you will not need to remove the vehicle bumper. There is a plastic shield between the bumper and grille that will have to come off but it does get reinstalled. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Basically, the hitch attaches to the top of the C-channel bumper.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch that Mounts Under the Bumper for a 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • We do offer a front mount receiver that is designed to fit below the bumper on a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Take a look at CURT Front Mount Receiver, # C31028. I have included a link to the installation instructions. As you will see in the instructions, this hitch fits below the bumper and attaches to the vehicle frame. Even though there is some drilling required for installation, you will not need to remove anything mounted on top of the bumper.
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  • Can Curt Front Hitch # 31408 for 2003 Jeep Wrangler Work with Agri-Cover 180 Snowplow # A40082
  • The Curt Front Hitch # 31408 for 2003 Jeep Wrangler that you referenced is a correct fit for your vehicle so long as it does not have a tube style bumper. The plastic shield may require some trimming. As you note, the Agri-Cover SnowSport Snowplow for 2-Inch Hitches, part # A40000HD, does require that the bottom of the 2-inch hitch receiver tube into which it will be installed sit between 8 - 16 inches above ground level. I examined the hitch to determine how far above the mounting...
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  • Can the Loops on the Curt Front Mount Hitch Part # 31408 Be Used for Vehicle Recovery
  • The loops that are attached to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31408 can be used for vehicle recovery according to my contact at Curt. However, if you will be pulling anything toward the 9,000 lb line pull capacity of the hitch then I recommend using a tow strap mount that attaches to the receiver tube opening like part # TR63046. I have attached a review video of the tow strap mount in use for you as well.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch that Mounts Under the Bumper on a 1998 Jeep Wrangler
  • We do have a front mount trailer hitch receiver that fits UNDER the bumper on a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Take a look at Curt hitch # C31028. I have also linked the instructions to the right showing what it looks like installed. A lot of people look for the exact opposite: they want the receiver higher for ground clearance issues. But if you need it below the bumper then # C31028 is the receiver for you.
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