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  5. 350 lbs Vert Load
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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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

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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 800-298-1624 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31086 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31086

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 350 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • 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


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31086 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31086 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31086

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 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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Installed real easy. Cuttingbthe plastic rock guard was the hardest part.


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Wonderful
DONALD C - 02/03/2022


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All was great. Good quality product. Install instructions for cutting the front pan were incorrect. The hitch design appears to have changed from the instructions provided. A much different cut-out was required making many installs and removals. The 3 X 5" cut-out in the instructions is incorrect.


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Great, but installation was a bit more challenging then identified
charles S - 08/17/2021


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2021 Jeep Gladiator

Opened the box and instructions were bad, OK you added the video the video when is OK. The parts seen of matching OK (not 100% verifying the list of parts and qualities). Shipping way odd and for a e-shipping no thing over a week, then boom you are shipping and here (odd). It is raining now - - so no installing a hitch in the driveway today...



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Easy install. I have my winch attached to it and it works great. Much cheaper than getting a new bumper with integral winch.



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Purchased several times from etrailer and always a good experience



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Easy install. Works well



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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

This was one of the easiest installs / modifications ever. The install was pretty loose and forgiving when put into place but it tightened up nicely. I was a little worried about cutting the front fascia after seeing a couple of reviews where others has omitted it, but that too was actually really easy to do with a sharp razor knife. Everything was completed in just 45 minutes during my lunch hour in the parking lot at work!



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Excellent purchase, easy to install and great quality. We added an extension bracket and a 6-rod rack + cooler bumper mount - it's a game changer!



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i received exactly what i ordered and actually a day earlier than expected. This was my first order with etrailer and will 100% order from them again. Thank you for your excellent service!



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A little fiddly to install for one person, when I added a helper everything went smoothly. Also, if you're going to put the lower plastic tray back on the car, you'll find that the tray will need to be test fitted a few times to get the fitment of the push rivets correct. The slot you'll end up cutting isn't going to be a rectangle but more of a "T" slot. This is to account for the stiffing flange of the hitch. Overall, a very stout and well built product.



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Excellent. The receiver is of great quality and fitment was perfect. The installation video was a very nice resource allowing installation preparation and because of this I completed the receiver install in a little less than 30 minutes. This is the third Curt receiver I have purchased from etrailer and each time I have had the same exceptional experience with the product and etrailer.



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easy to do business with. the videos that pertain exactly to my vehicle make installation a synch super company!



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2020 Jeep Gladiator

easy fit and good instructions !



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by: 03/05/2021

Easy to install, built well. You will have to cut the plastic shield under the Jeep.



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Great. Easy to install and looks great.



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Jeep

Works great on the front of my Jeep JL. Easy install.



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Great product... customer service was A +!



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Great hitch or the price



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2021 Jeep Gladiator



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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited


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Ask the Experts about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch



  • Front Hitch Custom Fit on 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL Rubicon
    I reached out to my tech contact at Curt and he said the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31086 has been test fit on your specific Rubicon model and it is a confirmed fit. You will need to remove the steel skid shield permanently for this installation.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31086 is a confirmed fit for a 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator. I just confirmed the fit with the manufacturer it will install in the same way as shown in our video of the Wrangler I've attached.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # C31086 Fit 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon with Winch
    Curt has confirmed for us that the front hitch part # C31086 that you referenced fits all models of the 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler including the Rubicon that has the factory winch.
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  • Is There a Front Hitch for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hybrid
    I do show the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31086 as a fit for all models of a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so you'll be good to go with a Hybrid.
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  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator Front Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility With Blackhorse Bull Bar
    I am and almost 100% certain that you will not be able to use the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31086 with your Blackhorese bull bar. We do not now or have previously ever carried the Blackhorse products to be able to test fit them with the Curt receiver. From what I can tell by the images of the Blackhorse it will block the use of the Curt receiver. And I may be mistaken but you appear to have a Rubicon or Mojave Trim from your picture which the Curt receiver is not going...
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  • Front Hitch Confirmed to Fit a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    We do. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31086 is a confirmed fit for the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This hitch is made in the USA and has a bolt-on, no-drill installation.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
    We have both the Curt # C31086 and the Draw-Tite # 65079 which are confirmed to fit a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler as long as it has the standard factory bumper. I am unsure what comes on the Sahara but if you have the standard bumper you are good to go! The Curt has a line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load rating of 350 lbs. The Draw-Tite option has the same line pull rating but the vertical load rating is 500 lbs instead. Installation details are linked for both front mount hitches...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL
    As long as you have the factory front bumper on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079 is a confirmed fit. I've attached the installation details for you. It does not require any drilling but you will need to trim your fascia where the hitch extends and the front metal air dam will be permanently removed. The Curt # C31086 is also a confirmed fit with the same installation, but it is rated for a line pull of 3,500 lbs versus...
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65079 is a confirmed fit for your Jeep with steel bumper. The front metal air dam will be permanently removed for this installation. The Curt # C31086 is also a fit but isn't rated for the same load or line pull and will have slightly less ground clearance based on the crossbar design.
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
    I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079 for your 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon because it is the strongest hitch available with a 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load rating (a vertical load rating for a front mounted hitch is the same thing as tongue weight rating for a rear trailer hitch). The Draw-Tite has the same pull rating as the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31086 that fits your '20 JL Wrangler Unlimited, but the...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Jeep Wrangler
    We have two front hitch options available for your 2020 Jeep JL and I recommend using the Draw-Tite # 65079, since it has a slightly higher vertical load limit than the Curt # C31086, which is also a fit on your JL. The Draw-Tite's 500-lbs vertical load limit is going to be especially helpful if you have a heavy winch or are planning on using it to front mount an oversized spare tire. Removal of the front skid plate is going to be required for both of these hitches, so the installation...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2020 JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
    According to Draw-Tite, their # 65079 front mounted hitch receiver will fit all models of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, including the Rubicon. If your JL is equipped with the metal front skid plate, it'll need to be removed in order to install the hitch and will not be reinstalled. I've linked you to the installation video as well as the installation instructions.
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  • Can Metal Skid Shield/Air Dam be Made to Fit with Front Hitch on a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    I reached out both to Curt and Draw-Tite about the installation of their front mount hitches, parts # C31086 and # 65079 respectively, on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and I pretty much got the same answer from both of them. The plastic pieces are pretty easy to modify but the metal is a little more tricky. Since there would be a much more involved process getting it to fit right neither of them offer a way to do this. So what you're left with is either leaving the skid shield/air dam...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch Fit 2019 Jeep JL Wrangler
    I can confirm for you that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079 is absolutely a fit for your 2019 Jeep JL Wrangler. In regards to the plastic rock guard, it does get re-attached after the installation, with a small bit needing to be trimmed. This is true of both front-mount hitches that fit your '19 JL Wrangler, the Draw-Tite and Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31086. I have added links to the instructions and video installs for you to check out of the...
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Receiver Availability For 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
    Unfortunately none of our vendors have any front-mount trailer hitch receivers that are confirmed to fit your 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. Feel free to check back in the near future to verify if a receiver has been added for your vehicle. If you would like to tell me what you plan on using the receiver for then I can try to find a different solution for you.
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
    For a front hitch that fits your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079. This hitch has a bolt-on installation and a 2" receiver. It also has a line pull of 9,000 lbs and vertical load of 500 lbs which is higher when compared to the Curt # C31086. It has a black powder coat finish and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. I have attached an installation video for your reference.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for Bike Rack for 2008 Dodge Sprinter Van
    The trailer hitch you mentioned is a fit for a Jeep Wrangler and won't fit a 2008 Dodge Sprinter van. I checked with the hitch manufacturers and there are no front-mounted hitches that fit a 2008 Sprinter, so you will need to go with a rear trailer hitch receiver. You have a couple of options depending on if you have the standard bumper or factory step bumper. - Standard Bumper: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75549 - Factory Step Bumper: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75601 I...
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  • Wiring SnowBear Personal Snowplow on 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler
    Your existing SnowBear Personal Snowplow # SB324-081 is also confirmed to fit your new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler and it will work great. The wiring to the vehicle battery will be the same as it was on your 2013 model Wrangler. I have attached the manufacturer's winch wiring diagram that you can also use for reference. The Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31086 that you had installed on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler will also mount to your 2018 JL Wrangler. For a new set of hardware you can use the Replacement...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch Receiver for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL
    The front mount trailer hitch I recommend for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65079 because when compared to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31086 takes less time to install and also requires less cutting to the plastic under-body panel. I have attached an install photo for you which as you can see will not limit ground clearance. Please note, the steel skid shield will need to be removed but there...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Jeep Wrangler for Use with Snow Plow
    Curt is the front hitch manufacturer that our snow plow manufacturers recommend with their kits so for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler you'd want the Curt # C31086 and you'd be set. This would work great with a hitch mounted plow setup like the # SB324-080.
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  • Wiring for SnowBear Personal Snow Plow
    According to the control box wiring diagram (see attached) 2 of the wires for the SnowBear Personal Snowplow for 2" Hitches # SB324-081 go to the electric winch and 2 of them go to the battery. The only other thing that you might have is a switch for light accessories but the black wires for that setup go to ground. If none of this matches what you have then go ahead and send me a photo and/or a part number for the box you are looking at and I can see if there is anything else I can find out.
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  • Snow Plow Recommendation for 2019 Jeep Wrangler
    We have just what you'd need to install a plow on your 2019 Jeep Wrangler for the plow I recommend the Detail K2 Avalanche part # K2AVAL8219 which is 82 by 19 inches in size and comes with a winch setup to make raising and lowering the plow very easily from inside your vehicle. It has 3 blade angles it can be set at and comes with a wireless remote too. To mount it on your vehicle the front hitch part # C31086 is a custom fit for your vehicle and is the hitch that Detail recommends for...
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  • Recommended Snowplow for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler
    It sounds like you're looking for a snowplow setup for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler and if that's the case we have some great options. I recommend the SnowBear Personal Snowplow part # SB324-080 with Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31086. The SnowBear plow has an 82" wide blade with electric winch that allows you to control it from inside the vehicle. The 2" hitch mount will make it easier to get the plow on and off the vehicle. We do not carry ACI plows unfortunately.
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  • Front Hitch and Wiring Kit for Winch for 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The Curt hitch part # C31086 is probably the most unobtrusive front hitch that fits your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. For a 4 foot wiring kit the part # BDW20305 would work great too.
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