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Old 06-09-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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Wrangler toad - Rock Hard Bumper

I am in the process of setting up my JL Wrangler to flat tow.

I have added a Rock Hard front bumper, with the Blue Ox tow brackets.
I have added the Cool Tech wire kit for the lights on the Wrangler and am now working on adding the six-pin plug on the front of the Wrangler.

My question is: For those that are using a Rock Hard bumper, where did you mount your six-pin plug?

I have the Rock Hard bumper with the lowered winch plate. I do not yet have a winch, but will be adding one in the future. I don't want to mount the six-pin plug in a location that will interfere with a winch or D-rings on the front of the bumper.

How you did it and/or photos appreciated.

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Wrangler toad - Rock Hard Bumper

While not exactly the same, my Smittybilt bumper is very similar. I mounted the 6 way socket on the angled part of the bumper facing slightly downward. I used a 6-way socket made by Tectran. This is a very stout, very solid, metal socket. I don't worry about it being damaged if I off road a little. I'm sure a direct impact on a boulder would break it though.

It looks bigger than it really is. Works perfect. Very secure and has never even come close to coming unplugged. The spring in the cover is strong.

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My solution with the Rockhard Bumper and no winch.
Custom plate to fit the winch opening for the fairlead.
If a winch is added later I will deal with it then.
I know you mentioned not interfering but if a winch is not in the near future this makes a great spot.
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I have the Rockhard patriot full width on a 19 JL and used the square hole to mount the 6 pin plug.

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I have the Rockhard patriot full width on a 19 JL and used the square hole to mount the 6 pin plug.

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Thanks for everyone's replies.

I thought about using one of the square holes. The square holes are, by design, jack points for a high-lift jack. While I hope I don't wind up having to jack up the front of my Jeep to get out, I thought I would maintain that option.

I am going to drill a hole on the angled face below the winch plate. The back side of the plug will, also, be pretty protected under the winch plate.
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I made a bracket that mounts to my fairlead on the bumper. I wanted the connections to be high for easy access and didn't want to drill into my bumper. Not sure if this is an option for you or not.
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