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Old 10-23-2007, 03:50 AM   #1
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I am in the process of buying an 04 Wrangler and could use any info on setting it up to tow. My MH will have air brakes so I am thinking about the M&G brake set up but am open to any suggestions. It looks like I will have to move some engine componets to get the M&G system in but I don't mind that. Any info on tow bars, lighting, brake systems or any other thing I might be missing would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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I am in the process of buying an 04 Wrangler and could use any info on setting it up to tow. My MH will have air brakes so I am thinking about the M&G brake set up but am open to any suggestions. It looks like I will have to move some engine componets to get the M&G system in but I don't mind that. Any info on tow bars, lighting, brake systems or any other thing I might be missing would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
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Click HERE to go to 3 pages of info I posted in another forum mostly in regard to set-up and flat towing an '04 Wrangler. This info will be helpful.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
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Here's a couple of pictures of my Blue Ox setup on an 04 Sport Tow Setup.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
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I have Blue Ox towbars and baseplates as well as M&G Tow Brakes on both the Wrangler and Cherokee. The M&G is without a bet the best tow brake system around and after having played with 2 others I'm sold on M&G. The M&G fits between the brake master cylinder and vacuum booster and is a failsafe setup. One drawback is that you need air to run it. If you have a gasser, you need to buy the compressor kit and that gets pricey. On a DP that's not an issue however. On some toads there isn't enough room to move the master cylinder forward to allow for the M&G module. On my 2005 Wrangler it was pretty easy. I just relocated the cruise control vacuum operated cable actuator down to the area beneath the master cylinder so I had plenty of room. On the new 2007 Wranglers ther's all sorts of traction control stuff that would preclude using the M&G unfortunately.

Blue Ox makes great towbars. I had the Aventa II originally and now have the Aventa LX with the spherical joint. Both were great towbars. The Grand Cherokee has removeable tabs, wehich are a real sweet feature. My Wrangler had the standard fixed tabs but I understand that Blue Ox will be coming out with a removeable tab baseplate for the Wrangler, although I don't know when. I'll probably weld a set on mine anyway. I have the factory off-road bumper with winch mount so I did have to do a bit of grinding on the driver's side mounting flange where the off-road bumper and baseplate had a bit of interference when trying to bolt to the frame. Following is a shot of my setup up on Red Mountain near Ouray, CO. The white stuff packed into the towbar is snow - after all it was June.

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I just remembered, I did a review on the M&G Brake installation on my site at www.rvcruzer.com/mgbrake.htm if you want more detailed pictures.
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I have towed my 04 Wrangler for over 10,000 miles without any incidents. I use a Roadmaster Falcon 2 towbar and Roadmaster brackets, which pretty much disappear when the "bits" are removed when not in use. I also use a Roadmaster EvenBrake as my MH does not have "air".

I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about auto electronics, so I had Camping World install the diodes etc. for the lights and the EvenBrake wireless monitor. I'm very happy with the result as hookup is quick and easy and have had zero problems after 18 months of use.
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I use these base plates on my 2000 wrangler. Base plates. I bought a set of brackets from roadmaster for my 94 and they charged me well over $200 for a couple pieces of angle and bolts.I felt robbed. They had 2 styles at the time. The xl series hide well , but didnt see the point of spending all that money.My jeep is pretty much used just for towing.So appearence isnt all that importaint to me.
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