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mike brez

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Posted: 05/29/18 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well after 15 years of pulling around my 01 Wrangler I'm looking for a newer one.
Have my eye on a 2015 4door Sahara. For a little more $ I can change out stock number and use the d hook spot for tabs.
Anyone out there using This bumper? Or something similar.


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That bumper is on my short list too. But I don't want to use the D Ring adapter so I'm considering one of these; Rock Hard 4X4 RH8000BO Blue Ox Tow Bracket Kit they make them for Road Master as well.


Both RockHard and LoD make bumpers designed to tow, but they are not cheap. The adapters from RockHard have good reviews and comments from other RVers I've met with.


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Posted: 05/29/18 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use those Blue Ox brackets with a similar bumper. So far, so good.

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Y-Guy wrote:

That bumper is on my short list too. But I don't want to use the D Ring adapter so I'm considering one of these; Rock Hard 4X4 RH8000BO Blue Ox Tow Bracket Kit they make them for Road Master as well.


Both RockHard and LoD make bumpers designed to tow, but they are not cheap. The adapters from RockHard have good reviews and comments from other RVers I've met with.


X2 I would go that way also.

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Posted: 05/29/18 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just looked at the hard rock and LoD makes the one I posted look like a bargain.
I'm using $50.00 brackets now.

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Some of the after market bumpers actually have Blue Ox base plate sockets built in.


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mike brez wrote:

Just looked at the hard rock and LoD makes the one I posted look like a bargain.

Yeah their bumpers are not cheap. But the bracket I linked to works well and is reasonable priced for a quality product.

scrubjaysnest wrote:

Some of the after market bumpers actually have Blue Ox base plate sockets built in.

What other brands beyond HardRock and LoD make them?

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scrubjaysnest wrote:

Some of the after market bumpers actually have Blue Ox base plate sockets built in.



I have a Demco Aluminiator tow bar my ends look like this

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Posted: 05/31/18 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I picked up the new to me wrangler. Now to figure out the tow stuff.

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I'm going to keep the old wrangler and weld up the frame and keep it just to snow plow our lot.
Here is we're the trouble started. Drivers side trans/torque converter brace rotted and that side fell down at highway speed putting a weird/ bad angle on rear universal joints.
The passanger side had one good bolt one totally rotted out and the other 80% rotted.

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And here she is this past winter ready for work

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That's some wicked looking rust! Good call on keeping it though, for low speed use and some welding should be good to go.

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