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Front Bumper upgrade- blue ox tow compatible or direct tow from bumper

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Bri68jeeper, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Mar 29, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Anyone know of aftermarket front bumpers rated to tow (as a toad) behind my motorhome. Or one that will fit with the blue ox tow system? I currently have the stock bumper and I want to upgrade to an aftermarket product. See Pic. Help appreciated!upload_2019-3-29_15-2-38.jpg
     
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    I see in the video he is using a specific aftermarket bumper (Rock Hard) and I shopping for any other aftermarket bumpers besides the Rock Hard 4x4 patriot, smittybuilt Atlas, and the Fab Four. Any other options for bumpers or one that has room for me to keep my Blue Ox base plate?
     
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    Thanks I’ll check this out. Much appreciated.
     
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    Did you ever find out if the bumper in the above link would fit with your Blue Ox base plate? I too want an after market front bumper.
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  7. Jun 4, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Not what I was looking for style-wise. I am finding most are not compatible with the Blue ox tow system. I got busy and stopped looking but will keep looking.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I sent an email to JCR with the base plate question but and I also asked Blue Ox, no reply from either.
     
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    Hey, I have an ARB bumper and want to flat tow behind my rv. Anyone else doing this with this bumper? I hear blue ox is the best, but I’m confused if I have to buy the base plate also and attach it below the ARB bumper or is that what the two tow holes or rings are for?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    My understanding is you need the Blue Ox base plate. I would confirm with ARB since most bumpers are not rated to tow without.
     

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