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Old 05-12-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Bumper Question

Hello everyone,
I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Rubicon, I would like to take off the stock front bumper and put on a bumper which can have a winch.

I have a blue ox tow system, I know there are some of you out there that have put on after market bumpers and still tow.

Could you point me in the right direction

I have been looking at this one Rock Hard 4X4 RH5005 - Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Full Width Front Bumper for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

and either using my blue ox system or hooking it right to the bumper where the clevises are any thoughts?

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The good thing about the pictured bumper is that using this, you will not have to buy a base plate which is like to set you back close to 450 bucks. If you don't want to maintain the stock look of the Wrangle, you are ahead of the game. Wish I had gone that route.
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That's a great looking bumper. Is it your hope to use the D-Ring mounts to attach the tow bar? Are they welded on the backside of the bumper? Have a RockHard rear bumper/tire carrier on my Wrangler -- RH makes a great product! Post how that works with the tow bar if you decide to go that direction. Thanks \ken
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Blue Ox has a D ring adapter for their tow bar.

Just make sure the D ring mounts to the frame.
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Well I already have the blue ox base plate setup. And just don't know if I can justify the expense of doing it all over again. When I put my blue ox baseplate in, I was pushed for time as we was getting ready to make a road trip.

Gosh I guess I should have never looked at bumpers.
Hmm wonder what I can fabricate out of a baseplate for my DW!


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Check out LOD Bumpers at lodoffroad.com These bumpers are built to order and they will build it with blue ox towing mounts if you desire. I am looking at this product for our '08 JKUX.
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Blue Ox has a D ring adapter for their tow bar.

Just make sure the D ring mounts to the frame.

I seen the D ring adapters on their website. I think I will call rock hard this week and pick their brains about their product.


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Sell the existing base plate on Craigslist.
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Sell the existing base plate on Craigslist.

I am pondering that.


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I used a winch mount which retains the original bumper and I also installed the Blue Ox base plate. This is the mount I used.

JK Winch Plate for Factory Bumper
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^^^ x2.... except I used the currie baseplate, which acts like a skid plate as well.

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You might want to look into the GenRight bumpers made of aluminum

GenRight offers the best prices and customer service for JK Front Winch Bumper w/Winch Guard Bar, ALUM to be purchased online 24/7.
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^^^ x2.... except I used the currie baseplate, which acts like a skid plate as well.



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That is something to pounder.
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I used a winch mount which retains the original bumper and I also installed the Blue Ox base plate. This is the mount I used.

JK Winch Plate for Factory Bumper
Something to pounder for sure. Thanks.



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