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Old 01-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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New front bumper for Blue Ox base plate on 1999 Jeep Wrangler

I just purchased a "new" 1999 Jeep Wrangler for my 2000 Monaco Diplomat which has Blue Ox towing system. The Jeep has 60K miles, 6 cylinder, auto, hardtop. The gentleman I bought it from towed it behind his Class C MH. The jeep has stock front bumper and I would like to replace it with a new bumper/ winch before installing Blue Ox base plate. Any recommendation would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Just put a BlueOx base plate on my "new" 2003 Wrangler. Seems they only offer one baseplate for the TJ's.
I believe there are are aftermarket bumpers you can get with BlueOx compatable tow hooks. Check out the Quadratec website, and the other Jeep sources.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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I just went through this. Running up to the final location and purchase of my 05 LJ I had thought I would get the LoD bumper with welded Blue Ox fittings but the jeep I selected ended up having a Bestop HighRock bumper installed. Discussions with Blue Ox support determined that their baseplate would not fit under the bumper and they suggested going with their bolt on adapters. That is what I did since I could not justify taking off a $600 bumper just to replace it with another.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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SVTotem,

Thank you for the picture. I think the bolt on adapters may be the best way go because I can pick out the bumper I like as long as I can bolt on the adapter. How far apart do you place the adapters? What did you pay for them?

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I am working on the same issue with a yet to be delivered '13 Wrangler. Really want to go with the Currie tow plate but not convinced about grinding on my Wrangler to make it fit. I am partial to the LoD solution since I went to Purdue U and I am sure their design team and welders were trained there. Rugged Ridge also has a bumper that they will install Blue OX tabs. Going to Quartzite in a couple of weeks and hoping that something at the RV show will solidify my thinking.

Here is a link to the Blue OX bolt on tabs.

Blue Ox - Universal Blue Ox Bolt-on Adapter Tabs, Class III

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My bolt on BO brackets - TJ bumper with steering gearbox skid and winch mount and guard from Rockhard. Setup works great off-road and when towing.
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The installer charged $95 for the adapters, but you could likely get them for a little less online if you are doing the install yourself. I believe they are about 22" apart, but I did not measure. On this bumper the shackle brackets don't allow them to be any further.

Google BX88230 for more info, and you can see the instructions for mounting on the BO site.
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