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Old 07-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Towing a Jeep Wrangler with SMITTY BUILT XCR BUMPER

Is any one doing this? I'm thinking about installing the XCR bumper in lieu of using the blue ox base plates and attaching to the XCR bumper with blue ox adapters.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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I tow from a Rock Hard aftermarket bumper. Used the D rings loops with previous ball tow bar. Now using Blue Ox coach mounted tow bar with Blue Ox bolt on brackets. The brackets allow me to keep the D rings on and not have take them on and off. Not a biggie, but one less thing to do.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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I use the Currie baseplate, inexpensive, but expect some tweaking to get it to fit, have your grinder and patience ready. Not only for the parts they tell you you need to grind away, but the whole thing really needs to be "fitted" to the Jeep, it is not a simple "bolt on" type project. It's almost hobby shop made, welded in a jig but not to tight tolerances.
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We, too, use a Rockhard bumper to connect the tow bar to.
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Here is what I did with my Hanson bumper. I used the shackle mounts.
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Thanks to all that have replied. I see I have a few options here. I will investigate!
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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I did that on a 2001 Jeep Wrangler where I bought a Smittybuilt SCR Classic Front bumper and bolted the Roadmaster tow bar brackets right to the face of the bumper. Worked out great and inexpensive.
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I did that on a 2001 Jeep Wrangler where I bought a Smittybuilt SCR Classic Front bumper and bolted the Roadmaster tow bar brackets right to the face of the bumper. Worked out great and inexpensive.
That's the bumper I have decided to install. Blue ox has an adapter that will allow me to hook up to the D rings.
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That's the bumper I have decided to install. Blue ox has an adapter that will allow me to hook up to the D rings.
The bumper I used did not have D-rings...
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I have a Rough Country modular bumper. I removed the D rings and had 1/2 plate cut the same size as the D ring bases. I welded Roadmaster base plates to the new cut plates careful to maintain the correct center for the tow bar. It works great and was actually cheaper than base plates thanks to eBay and a little patience.
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I am doing this with the Smittybilt XRC Mod bumper, D-Ring adapters from Warrior Products, and a ReadyBrute tow bar. Will post a pic later today, I can't find a good one.
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