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Old 04-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #15
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I was a little worried about that but mine fit with no problems. You should call Currie and talk to them may be they'll send you one that is put together correctly.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #16
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I called currie and they will warranty it but since I bought it through 4WD.com I would have to go back through them. I'd have to pay to ship this one back. I'm going to call Readybrute to see what they might do as my old blue ox fits into the currie plate. Readybrute says these are blue ox ends but then how come its got a thicker center part. I think both places should watch their tolerances better.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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I agree and something is definitely wrong. I would think Currie would have a jig that they they use in assembling the baseplates.
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had this same problem with the curry/blue ox fitment issues. 30 min of filling and ots done. Fit like a glove now.
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I've done more than 30 mins of filing and it still needs a lot more. I need all together about .030 taken off the middle finger of the ready brake blue ox ends. (One side fits, one doesn't)

I've also got another problem with it fitting. Even on the one side that fits ok to the currie base plate, the holes between the tow bar ends and the currie don't line up. The slots on the ready brake ends have too much a radius that it won't let it go on enough for the holes to line up. I'll have to go take a picture of the ready brake end along side a stock blue ox end. The blue ox has a more square slot that lets the holes line up. I'm ether going to have to grind on the currie tabs to take off a little or somehow file the radius in the slots of the ready brake ends to be square.

To me both company's need to re- work their design but i think Currie is more at fault as the tabs are not the same distance apart from side to side.

They just can't say that each fits the blue ox tow bar and/or base plate because they don't.
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Have the Currie RJ plate also. The only problem I had was the Demco towbar ends wouldn't fit.
I had to grind some down on the tow bar ends to get a fit. Other than that, it holds up well off road and works great as a skid plate for the front.
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now that I think about it I also had the problem of the radius edges being to big. Once I filed the holes in the currie plate, the blue ox connectors swiveled alot smoother. So yes:

1. cut the 2 bottom frame end pieces.
2. drill holes on the bumper/frame on the wrangler for the currie to be mounted.
3. shave, file currie/blu ox for swivel and pins.

3 steps that takes alot of detailed work... in the end, its worth it though since I wanted the front skid/towing plate with the stock bumper.

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:04 PM   #22
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Currie Baseplate & JKU

I just received my Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar to hook up my 2012 JKU (Jeep) with a Currie Base Plate. I ordered the Blue Ox Clevis. It looks like I am also going to have to remove about 1/16 from both side of the center projection on both side of the center for a total of 1/8". Does anyone believe that will be a problem. The Blue Ox Clevis is heavy chunk of aluminum. Looks to be easy to do without compromising the part. You would think that Currie would have measured a little bit better or perhaps ready brake is off on the diameter of their Clevis ends.
The Ready Brake Elite is awesome!
One more thing the height appears to be about 2" higher on the Jeep when compared to the 2001 Monaco Dynasty, although I am not sure the MH airbags are fully up to travel height, it may go about an inch or so higher.
Now to build the light Bar courtesy of Joe Ts design to keep a completely separate light system for the Jeep. This is to avoid diodes or separate bulbs. Just a Bar mounted in the 2" Hitch receiver extending up for signal/turn/marker lights.
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yeah.. the currie mounts the tow bar pretty high, Im having a difficult time deciding where I should drill the hole for the ready brake line... ideally, it should mount above the bar since the cable attaches on top of the tow bar. That puts the hole on the bottom of the bumper. Thoughts?

I would love any pics of the currie baseplate and readybrute setups....anyone?
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Here's another thread here on irv2 with a few pictures of the currie and the ready brake setup.

Photos of My ReadyBrute Elite, Breakaway, CoolTech, and Currie Base Plate

I'm installing my ready brake cable tomorrow. I'm going to see if I can figure out how he mounted his to come through the logo cutout in the middle.

I'm still filing down the ready brake blue ox ends as I still can't get the one (passenger side) to fit. Drivers side fits but the holes don't line up. I ether have to make the slot in the blue ox ends more square or cut off a little of the round tabs on the currie.
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cool, Ill prob install mine this weekend, post pics of your setup. Which harness did you go with? I went with the mopar harness, have to drill a hole through the firewall... pretty clean install but a pia.
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I went with the Cooltech harness as I've got a 2012 and heard that the mopar harness sometimes wouldn't work on the newer jk's
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I am going with a separate Hitch mounted set of lights to install on a bar. A simple light gauge extended upward past the spare with a set of lights mounted. I am using a disconnect at the front of the Jeep to connect to the MH plug, quick disconnect. This totally bypasses the Jeep system no reprograming or conflict with the Jeep system.
I am still preparing the Currie installation and the Blue-Ox clevis mismatch on the Ready Brute Elite. I searching for a way to get the Brake Cable above the Currie as has been mentioned by Redridge and jcgribks.
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There's no re-programming with the Cooltech. It just plugs in, run the wires up front and connect up to a 4 pin connector.
If you ever trade it in, just in-plug it and with the currie, take it off and put the original plastic guard back on and no one can tell you towed it.
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