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Yakima Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we're test fitting the Yakima SpareRide. This is a spare tire mounted two bike rack. It's designed to work with most of your tire sizes that you'll have on the Jeep. It's going to be anywhere from 7 11/16 inch wide all the way up 12 1/2. The part number on it is Y02599.This bike rack is going to use three cradles to hold each bike in position. You're going to have two here on your frame, and then also an anti-sway cradle here on the back.



Thule Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Speaker 1: Today in our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we're doing a quick test for the Thule Spare Me 2. Now, this is a spare tire mounted to a bike rack. It's designed to work with your road bikes, designed to work with your mountain bikes, fat tire bikes, you name it. The part number on this TH963PRO.Now this rack is going to be connected to your vehicle through the center of your spare tire. We've got a plate that mounts in behind there and allows quick and easy attachment and unattachment. We'll show you that in just a few minutes.You'll see we've got our road bike loaded up here.



Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Now, when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options and since there are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplate s we have here are going to fit you're standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplate s mounted on our Jeep and what our baseplate s are all going to do, is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motorhome or coach and safely get down the road.Up front here, we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here, we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit and finally over here is going to be the Blue Ox baseplate kit with detachable arms.Now, each one of our baseplate s is going to have detachable arms. What I mean by that, is this silver piece where the tow bar will hook into, if we go ahead and pull this pin, we can rotate the arm, and it'll come out.



Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Trailer Wiring Options

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options available. The three wiring options we're going to be taking a look at, well first off with the Tekonsha, that's going to be part number 118416. The middle one here is going to be our Hopkins, and that's part number HM42635. Then last one here is going to be our CURT, part number C55124. All of our wiring harnesses are going to be great for towing a single axle trailer with two lights on the back and maybe some side marker lights. All of our wiring harness are very easy to install. They just plug inline behind our driver side taillight.



Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Tow Bar Wiring Options

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to take a look at the best wiring harnesses available for flat tow setup. Here we're going to have our TrailerMate T-style connection setup. This is part number TM781124. This harness protects the towed vehicle from feedback, but it does not protect the motorhome from feedback. Here in the middle is going to be a very similar setup to the TrailerMate. This one's from Hopkins.



Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Jeep Wrangler. The most popular that we have is going to be the CURT; this is part number 9883544. That's going to be followed by the Draw-Tite here; this is part number 75515. Then there is a third option that's another CURT identical to this one in all dimensions and everything; that part number on that is 13432. Now with the Wrangler, the two hitch options that we have available are quite different. The main difference that we're going to see is going to be in the length of our receiver tube. You can see our CURT here; it's a little bit shorter.



Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number 1432-3. We'll take the removable arm, line it up with the receiver tube, and slide it into place. To secure it we'll take the pins and safety clip to secure it. Then to remove it we'll simply remove the safety clip and pin and pull out the removable arm. Now, to begin the install we'll first remove the front rock guard. This is held on with a total of six fasteners, four across the bottom of the bumper and two up underneath the guard.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Kit for Towed Vehicles; part number HM56200. To begin our install, we'll start with the tail lights. We'll go ahead and remove the rear tail lights. To remove the tail lights, we'll remove the two fasteners that secure it to the body; slip it out of its position. To remove the wiring, we'll press on the locking tab and then remove the connector from the socket. Now we can go ahead and set the tail light aside for installation later. Next, we'll repeat the same process on the other side. Now we've removed the tail light assemblies and we can gain access behind it.



Westin GenX Oval Nerf Bars Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on this 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Weston Gen-X black powder coated oval nerf bars with hoop steps, part number 20-3315. Here's what the nerf bars look like when they're installed. Now we'll go ahead and show you how we did it. We'll start by laying our bars and attachment brackets near their mounting locations. Here are the mounting locations we'll be using on the Jeep. This will also be the same for the driver's side. The hardware for the brackets will be two bolts, lock washer, and a flat washer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler - Draw-Tite

Today it's our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to install part # 75515 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on a Jeep. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. Top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 19-1/2". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the spare tire is going to be about 5-3/4". Tire sizes can vary on this vehicle, so keep that in mind. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Now this is a pretty easy hitch to install. First off, you want to test to make sure if we need to lower the exhaust or not.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Curt 2 inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 9883544. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch-pin hole to the outer most edge of the rear mounted spare tire is approximately 10 and a half inches. From of the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 19 and a half inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. We'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points.



Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Roadmaster Invisibrake Supplemental Braking System Partnumber RM-8700. First, I'm going toremove some of the interior trim panels, to see if we'll be able to mount the air cylinder underneath the panels, hidden from view. To remove the panel here, near the driver's door pillar, we'll remove thepush-pin fasteners first,thenpop it free. Next, we'll remove the front, driver's side threshold. Once again, we'll removeany push-pin fasteners first. Then, pop the threshold free and set it aside for installation later.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Roadmaster Universal Diode wiring kit, Part Number RM-154. First, to begin our install, go ahead and remove the tail light assembly on the passenger side. To remove the taillight assembly, we'll remove the two fasteners that secure it. Once we remove the fasteners, we'll go ahead and pop the tail light assembly out and then pull it out so we can gain access to the manufacturer's wiring. Next we'll need to test the manufacturer's wiring to locate the running light circuit and the passenger turn signal and braking circuit. Using our test light, we'll go ahead and probe the wires now. As you can see, the white wire with the yellow tracer will be the turn signal and brake circuit and the white wire with the brown tracer will be our running light circuit. We'll need to drill a hole in the bottom plastic panel going up through the foam and out the access hole so that we can gain access to our wires. We'll go ahead and drill our hole. We'll need to get our four-pull harness fed up behind the passenger side taillight assembly.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we will be installing the Dutton-Lainson electrical quick connect part number DO24085. I will be installing this so that we can power a hitch accessory such as a wheelchair lift. To being our install well first need to go ahead strip back our grey duplex cable. Well remove some of the grey sheathing and approximately a half inch of the insulation around the wire. Now with that done were going to go ahead and solder the ends of our new quick connect directly to the wire using a heat gun and solder we will go ahead and do this now. Now we have both ends solder we will go ahead and let them cool down.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited well be installing Tow Ready T-1 connector, part number 118416. To begin our install well need to remove the drivers side taillight assembly. Well remove the two inside screws and then pop the taillight assembly out of its position. Here we can gain access to the manufacturers wiring and well disconnect the taillight assembly from the wiring by pressing on the locking tab and pulling the connectors apart. Next, well set the taillight assembly aside and take our Tow Ready Harness and feed it down through the opening and then underneath the foam cover at the bottom of the drivers side quarter panel. This will feed our four pole underneath the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, well install the Curt 2 Inch Receiver Hitch, part number 13432. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the rear-mounted spare tire is approximately 10 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 19 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now, well go ahead with installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Hopkins 6-Round to4-Flat Adapter, part number 47305B. To install it, we'll simply open up the 6-pull round connector, then slide the 6-pull round end into the connector firmly, making sure it goes all the way into the connector, then the flap, or door, will help hold and lock the adapter in place. Then we can remove the four-way cap, and go ahead and install our 4-way flat connector. Now we're ready to hit the road, and that does it for the install of the Hopkins 6-Round to 4-Flat Adapter, part number 47305B, on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler. .



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we will be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero Hitch Minor 2 Bike Rack, part number TH9042. We will begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack in to the opening of the hitch. We will allow the integrated hinge pin to fall in to place and we will then turn the black hand knob to engage the anti rattle device. With the bike rack secured we will go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 24 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack. Closet part of the bike rack to the closet part of the vehicle is about a quarter of an inch away here at the spare tire.



MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow tow strap loop for two inch hitches, rated at ten thousand pounds, part number MT70029. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the strap loop into the opening of the hitch, and securing it with a pin and clip. It could be used in agricultural, industrial, or recreational applications. The hitch pin and clip are sold separately. That will complete today's test fit for the Maxxtow tow strap loop for two inch hitches, part number MT70029, on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler. .



MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be test fitting the MaxxTow adjustable height ball mount for two inch hitches with a ten inch drop or eight inch rise rated at 5,000 pounds, part number MT70067. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about nineteen and three-quarters of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We then can lower the ball mount platform into its lowest position by pulling the two clips and readjusting the pins. With the ball mount platform in it's lowest position with the ball mount in a drop position, we can measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and we'll get a measurement of about ten inches. We can now put the ball mount platform in its highest position with the ball mount sill in the drop.





Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be test fitting the Draw-Tite ball mount with a3/4 inch rise or a 2 inch drop, rated at 7500 pounds, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19 and 3/4's of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarketaccessories. We'll now go ahead and begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount in the drop position in to the receiver tube of our hitch. We can then secure it with a pin and a clip. We can then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 17 and 1/2 inches. Now if your vehicle's hitch height matches ours, and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can then flip the ball mount over to the rise position, and again, measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be test fitting the Curt Tri Ball Mount for 2inch hitches, part number C45001. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19 and 3/4's of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount in to the opening of the hitch, and securing it with a pin and clip. Now since this ball mount has no drop or rise, if your vehicle's hitch height matches your trailer's ride height, this ball mount would be appropriate for you. You can also flip the ball mount over to the left to access the 2 inch ball, or you can flip it over to the right to access the 1 and 7/8's inch ball. This ball mount is a great way for you to carry multiple size trailers without needing to purchase additional ball mounts. And that will complete today's test fit for the Curt Tri Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches, part number C45001 on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler.



Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be test fitting a convert-a-ball cushioned weight distribution shank for two inch hitches rated at 10,000 pounds. Part number AMAC1. We'll begin our test fit by sliding our shank into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. In the dropped position you can see this weight distribution shank can be used with the pintle hook combo with balls. Part number Ph4. A ball mount adapter, part number BA-1 or a clevis pin adapter part number CA-1.



Convert-A-Ball Pintle Mounting Bar Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be test fitting a Convertible Cushioned Adjustable Pintle Mounting Bar for two inch hitches, weighted at ten thousand pounds, part number AMPC2. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about nineteen and three quarters of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after market accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the mounting bar into the opening of the hitch in the drop position and securing it with a pin and clip. Now that the mounting bar is secure to the vehicle, we'll measure from the ground to the center of the second hole from the bottom. We'll geta measurement of about sixteen inches.



Convert-A-Ball 6-Way Multi-Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion 6-Way Multi Hitch Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number CAB-6W. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. Now since this ball mount has no drop or rise, if your vehicles hitch height matches your trailers ride height, this ball mount would be appropriate for you. Now with the ball mount on this position, you can access the 2-5/16 of an inch ball at the top. We can now rotate the ball mount to the left or to the right to access the either 1-7/8 inch ball or the 2 inch ball. Now if you flip it over toward the pin and at the top portion of the ball mount, you can see that once we remove this over clip, the pin cannot be removed from the ball mount. Therefore it can only be used at the bottom of the ball mount.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Weight Distribution Shank part number BA-1. Again, well be using this with a Convert-A-Ball Weight Distribution Shank part number AMAC1.With the Weight Distribution Shank already assembled on to our vehicle in the drop position, well secure the Ball Mount platform in this lowest position with the pins and clips. With the Ball Mount platform in its lowest position, we can measure from the ground to the top of the platform, getting a measurement of about 12 and one quarter of an inch.We can out flip the Ball Mount platform over into the rise and secure it at the very top of the Weight Distribution Shank. We can then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 20 and one quarter of an inch. Now, if your vehicles hitch height matches our and your trailers ride height is on or in between these two measurements, this would be an appropriate Ball Mount for you.That will complete todays test fit for the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter for a Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank part number BA-1 on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler. .



Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler well be test fitting the Convert-a-ball dual cushion adjustable ball mount with a seven inch rise, two and nine inch drop rated at 5,000lbs part #: CAB-UM. Before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19 and three quarters of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other after-market accessories. Well begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be test fitting the convertible cushion ball mount for two inch hitches with a 6 3/4 inch rise, 2 1/8 inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC8. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19 3/4 of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may very due to tire size, hitch style, or other aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test fit by by sliding the shank of the ball mount in the drop position into the opening of the hitch, and securing it with a pin and clip. We can then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 11 3/4 of an inch. Now if your vehicle's hitch height matches ours, and your trailers ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over to the rise position, and as you can see, the ball mount does come in contact with the spare tire, and prevents us from securing the ball mount with the pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler we'll be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushion ball mount for 2-inch hitches with a 3/4-inch rise or 2-inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC2. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19-3/4 inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other after market accessories. We'll begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We can then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 18-1/4 inch. Now if your vehicle hitch height matches our's and your trailer ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over into the rise position and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform. We'll get a measurement of about 20-1/2 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler, well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches with a 1 inch rise or a 2 inch drop, rated at 14,000 pounds, part number AMSC2HD. Before we begin our test fit, well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 19-3/4 of an inch. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other aftermarket accessories. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position and securing it with the pin and clip. We can then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform getting a measurement of about 18 inches.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited well be installing the Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885 along with the seven pole install kit ETBC7. Well first take our seven pole mounting bracket and install it onto the new seven and four pole connector. Using the hardware provided with our install kit we can secure it. Next well take the seven pole bracket and attach it to the Tow Ready Universal mounting bracket, part number 18140. Well go ahead and attach the universal mounting bracket to the hitch with the clamp provided. Now, before we install the seven pole connector and bracket onto the hitch well go ahead and remove the manufacturers four pole to make room for the seven pole bracket.





2013 Jeep Wrangler Questions and Answers


  • Display Code Meanings for Curt TriFlex Brake Controller
  • The Curt Triflex part # C51140 that you referenced should show a single decimal point when there is not trailer connected and two decimal points when a trailer is connected. I attached a couple pictures that show what the display letters/codes mean on your brake controller. Since none of them are two dash lines feel free to check out the picture I attached and see what it might be, or email me back with a picture of the display so I can show it to Curt if your display is different. Have...
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  • Will Roadmaster InvisiBrake Braking System Fit Under Passenger Seat on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • The ideal location for the controller box of the InvisiBrake, # RM-8700, is under the drivers or passengers seat. However, it can be mounted anywhere in the interior of the vehicle; under the rear seats, in the trunk, or behind panels. I have included a link to the instructions to the right. Based on those you should be able to determine that best mounting location for you. I have also linked a couple of installation videos for you.
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  • Snow Tire Cable and Chain Recommendation for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport With Tire Size P255/75R17
  • We do have cables that will fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport with P255/75R17 tires. For the cable chain, I recommend the Glacier Cable Tire Chain # PW3027C. This cable has a ladder configuration and consist of spring rollers that are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. This cable is to be used on road only. This snow cable is sold in a package of two. I have attached a brief video on a similar vehicle. Along with the cables I recommend checking out the Glacier Rubber Adjuster...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2013 Wrangler 2 Door with Hard Top
  • The easiest solution would be to assemble a roof rack using the following parts from Yakima: 58 Inch Long Round Crossbars, part # Y00409 Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers, part # Y00101 Once the crossbars are in place, the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier you already have will attach directly to the crossbars. When used on a Wrangler Hard Top, the drip rails that the roof rack towers attach to have a limited carrying capacity. Yakima recommends carrying skis or snowboards only,...
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  • Cargo Carrier with Spare Tire Clearance for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • As a first step, you will need to determine what kind of clearance you will need. Measure from the hitch pin hole rearward until you clear the furthest rearward portion of the spare tire. The cargo carrier you choose will need to have a shank that is longer than that dimension. The FAQ article I've linked for you shows how to take that measurement. If your Wrangler has the stock tire size, this distance will be around 6 inches, but if you have larger tires, this distance could be greater....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport or a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • To flat tow your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport behind your RV you will need a Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Vehicle Tow Bar Wiring, a Supplemental Braking System, and possibly a High-Low Adapter. There are a couple of great brands that we carry for all of this equipment and a lot of it depends on what kind of setup you want when it comes to the brand. The 2 dominating brands for the Base Plate and Tow Bar are Blue Ox and Roadmaster. Although they are very similar in quality I prefer...
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  • Useable Length of the Sportz Crossbars # Y05-450
  • The 37 inches refers to the useable length of the crossbars of the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System w/ 2 Sportz Crossbars # Y05-450 so no, it does not include the feet. I went out into our warehouse to confirm this. If you needed longer bars you would instead want the # Y05-460 as these bars are 44 inches long.
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  • Finding Spare Tire Clearance To Determine Fit Of Thule Goal Post On 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • Because tire size and trailer hitch measurements can vary, the spare tire clearance on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler will depend on the size of your spare, as well as which trailer hitch you have on your vehicle. On the Wranglers we have test fit trailer hitches on, the spare tire clearance varied greatly, from 10-1/2 inches needed to clear the tire to 5-3/4 inches needed to clear the tire. To measure the clearance you will need on your Wrangler, it is easiest to use a yard stick or dowel...
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  • Difference Between Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 and Nautic 571 Rear-Loading Kayak Carriers
  • The primary difference between the two Rhino-Rack Nautic rear-loading kayak carriers # RR581 and # RR571 is the type of roof crossbar they will install on. The # RR581 works with crossbars that have an internal channel (please see the photo I linked for you) while the # RR571 works on a whole range of crossbar types including round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. The bars' spread needs to be at least 23-9/16-inches measured center to center for this carrier to...
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  • Tow Bar to Use with a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Hanson Front Bumper
  • The Blue Ox adapter for off-road bumpers # BX88296 will only fit Blue Ox Alpha, Avail, Allure, Acclaim, and Titan tow bars. It will not work with the Roadmaster tow bars like your Falcon All-Terrain model. You would need to switch to a Blue Ox tow bar. The Alpha, # BX7365, is rated for 6,500 pounds. The Avail, # BX7420, is rated for 10,000 pounds. The Allure, # BX7460P, is a pintle mount rated for 10,000 pounds. The Acclaim, # BX4330, is a coupler style rated for 5,000 pounds. And...
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  • Tire Chains that Will Fit a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • Titan tire chains # TC2326 do indeed fit both the 265/50R20 tires and the 255/70R18 tires on your Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. The reason you were told not to install chains is because on some vehicles the inner tire sidewall is very close to other vehicle components. There is a chance the chains can make contact leading to damage to the vehicle. It may even state in your owner's manual not to use chains or to only use a certain kind of chain or only with a certain tire size. The...
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  • How to Lower Front Receiver of 2013 Jeep Wrangler for Use with SnowSport # A40000HD Snow Plow
  • Blue Ox offers a High-Low Adapter, part # BX88235 that might work for you if getting a 3 inch drop in the receiver would put you below the 16 inch maximum receiver height. This isn't an inexpensive solution, but the adapter has a huge weight capacity that will be needed to withstand the battering it will receive when used with a plow. Keep in mind that the adapter cannot be used for towing a trailer. I've linked you to the product demonstration video showing the plow in use.
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  • How to Determine if 2013 Jeep Wrangler has Factory Tow Package and Adding 7-Way and Brake Controller
  • The easiest way to determine if your 2013 Jeep Wrangler has the factory tow package is to have a dealer run the VIN. They should be able to tell you how the Jeep was equipped using the VIN. But if the Jeep came with a 4-Way and not a 7-Way then it is probably not the factory tow package which I do believe came with a 7-Way connector. To add a 7-Way to models that did not come with a factory 7-Way you would use # ETBC7. Your 4-Way will plug into this adapter and provide both a 4- and...
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  • How To Attach Safety Cables on 2013 Jeep Wrangler w/ Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets # BX88303
  • I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and since you are using the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Bulldog Stubby Bumpers, # BX88303, you will need to wrap the safety cables around the frame of your 2013 Jeep Wrangler and then attach the safety cable to itself. Unfortunately, when using an adapter there aren't designated hooks for the safety cables like you would have with traditional base plates.
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  • Will the Yakima SpareRide Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack fit a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • We know that the Yakima SpareRide, # Y02599, fits the 2012 Jeep Wrangler with stock spare tire size so if nothing has changed between 2012 and 2013 it should not be a problem. Otherwise you will need to measure to be sure. The diameter of the hole in the center of your spare tire wheel will need to be greater than 1-3/16 inches and the distance from the back of the wheel, where the mounting plate will bolt up to the wheel, to the farthest out part of the spare tire needs to be less than...
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  • Will a Rola Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier Fit a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • To determine the size trailer hitch you have on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler you will want to look at the hitch for a sticker that should list the Class hitch. Class I or II will have a 1-1/4 inch receiver and Class III will have a 2 inch receiver. You can also measure the width of the receiver to determine the size. I have included a link to an FAQ article to help. If it is a 2 inch then the Rola cargo carrier you referenced # 59502 will fit your Jeep. I have included a link to a video review...
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  • Blue Ox Adapter to Attach Tow Bar to DV8 Bumper with 7/8 Pin Holes and 1 Inch Thick Tabs
  • For the D-Ring mounts on the bumper on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler you will need adapter # BX88296. It uses a 7/8 inch pin and fits around tabs that are 1 inch thick.
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  • Will the DeeZee 23 by 60 inch Folding Cargo Carrier Work with a Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • The measurement from the center of the mounting pin to the cargo basket when in the folded position is 6 inches. If your spare tire does not extend more than 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin then this cargo carrier would work. I have included a photo demonstrating this measurement and a link to one of our helpful articles that demonstrates how to measure this. Depending on your specific vehicles spare tire and set up you might have 6 inches of clearance. From the hitches that...
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  • Trailer Hitch or Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • You will not be able to make the bike rack fit the spare tire on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler if it is a hitch mount bike rack. I recommend using a trailer hitch and using your existing set up. Trailer hitch # 76104 has an extended receiver that will allow for better clearance between the bike rack and spare tire. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. The other option would be to use the Thule Spare Me, # TH963PRO, instead of the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home
  • There are at least 5 things you will need to flat tow your 2013 Jeep Wrangler: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. If you like the Blue Ox tow bar then for base plates the only option is # BX1126. These base plates will fit as long as the Jeep does not have an aftermarket bumper, winch, or brush guard. And it will not fit the 10th anniversary Rubicon. With these base plates installed you can use the Aladdin tow bar you referenced, # BX4325. The...
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  • Difference Between Curt Class III Hitch # 9883544 and # 13432 for 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • You are correct, part # 9883544 and # 13432 are the exact same hitch. Curt gave us a special price on a large supply of that hitch, so we're selling those as part # 9883544. Once that supply is depleted, it'll revert to the original # 13432 part number and price. The hitch will not fit on any Limited Edition Models like the Rubicon 10th Anniversary. To complete your towing system, you might also be interested in the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118416 Ball mount, part...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Roof Racks
  • I believe the best roof rack I could recommend for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler would be a Thule Roof Rack that consists of the Thule Square Load Bars # THLB58 and Thule Gutter Feet # TH300. This rack will not require any drilling and attaches via your gutter rails. The Thule Complete Crossroad Kit # TH45058 that you referenced would not work for you since you have a hard top.
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  • Will Thule Apex # TH9025 Fit 2013 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Sport Without Using an Adapter or Extender
  • The video that you referenced for the Thule Apex # TH9025 on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler does not use an adapter or extension. Using an adapter or extension lowers the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by half, which is why we recommend avoiding them if at all possible. If you were to use an adapter and this bike rack, be advised that fully loaded, this will overload your set-up. We also did the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75515 installation on this vehicle so I have attached the installation video....
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  • Compatibility of Swagman Titan # S63400 With 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • You do not mention which hitch you are installing. With a stock spare tire, we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole of the Draw-Tite Class III receiver # 76104 to the furthest rearward point of the spare tire measured about 5-1/2 inches with a stock spare tire.This means that the bike rack you choose must have a hitch pin hole in the shank to closest upright portion of the rack distance greater than 5-1/2 inches. We have an excellent FAQ article that completely covers this...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • The first thing you will need is a base plate kit confirmed to fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler with a Warn bumper. For that you will want the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 1439-3. This base plate kit is compatible with the Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 Tow Bar # RM-422 that you referenced. There are several other components you will need. For tail light wiring I recommend the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring kit # HM56200. This plugs inline with your tail light wiring and will activate the taillights...
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  • Recommended Waterproof Cargo Bag for Use with MaxxTow 17 x 50 Hitch Cargo Carrier # MT70107
  • Thank you for your recent purchase from etrailer of the MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier # MT70107. MaxxTow does not offer a waterproof soft cargo bag designed expressly for this carrier but we can certainly help you find one that will be compatible. Highland offers their waterproof rolling duffel bag, part # 10396, which measures 34- x 16-inches wide. This bag will fit inside the rails of the MaxxTow. Please see the linked video for illustration of this bag's features. We also offer a...
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  • Are the Blue Ox Immobilizer U-Bolts Made of Stainless Steel
  • I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox about the Immobilizer III # BX88312 and Immobilizer II # BX88224 anti-rattle devices. She confirmed that the U-bolts used with the Immobilizers are grade 5 steel, but they are not stainless steel. The nuts that are included with the Immobilizer are hex whiz lock nuts. The U-bolts are not designed to be long enough to add an additional nut to the bolt to lock the first nut. Since the nuts included are lock nuts, you would only need to use the included...
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  • Will the Thule Parkway Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • To determine if the Thule Parkway bike rack # TH958 will clear the spare tire on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler you will need to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. If that distance is less than 9-3/4 inches the bike rack will clear the spare tire. I have included a link to a help article that shows how to take this measurement. At the bottom of the article we have listed various clearance...
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  • Helper Springs for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with 3.5 Inch Lift
  • The helper springs you get will depend on the type of lift that is on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. If it is a body lift then you can use any of the kits for the Jeep without any spacers. But if it is a suspension lift then you will have to use a kit with spacers. Your lift should be a suspension lift. You would need Air Lift 1000 kit # AL60817 and for spacers there is a 2 inch option, # AL52130, and a 4 inch option, # AL52140, but not a 3-1/2 inch option. The 4 inch option would be...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Large Spare Tire
  • To determine what bike racks would clear your large rear spare on your 2013 Jeep Wrangler you will need to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle out to the furthest point out on the spare. I attached a help article that details how to do this as well. The Pro Series Carrier part # 63153 that you have has a distance of 12-3/4 inches from the pin hole to the nearest edge of the rail. For a bike rack with a similar distance...
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