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rk911

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Posted: 07/12/20 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

all speculation until the OP tells us which Jeep he has.


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rk911 wrote:

all speculation until the OP tells us which Jeep he has.


Finally someone with the correct answer


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rk911 wrote:

"all speculation until the OP tells us which Jeep he has."

Of course you are right. But tell me this - what Jeeps besides the Wrangler have hooks on the bumper?

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Horsedoc wrote:

rk911 wrote:

"all speculation until the OP tells us which Jeep he has."

Of course you are right. But tell me this - what Jeeps besides the Wrangler have hooks on the bumper?

good point but not all wranglers can be flat towed...most but not all. in all likelihood a '16 can but since the op bought it used there is no way tell how the original owner had ir built. assuming facts not yet in evidence could lead to a bad outcome.

the point is the OP bought a jeep assuming it could be flat towed which in itself is a bad idea. my initial advice was to post his model for us to chime in on and to check his owner's manual under rec. towing for specific instructions. but apart from his initial post he has been silent so all of us are merely speculating.

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"2016 Jeep Sport 2dr" Wrangler is what I gathered by the first post. Which is exactly what I have been flat towing for the last few years.

No steering wheel lock. No battery drain, there is a constant hot 12v outlet under the center armrest, but I used a 12v constant hot outlet from the battery to inside of the driver's footwell. There is an easy way through the firewall where the windshield washer hose passes through a grommet near the brake master cylinder. Easy to route your breakaway cable and 12v outlet wires. Follow the towing procedure in the manual.

There are many combinations you could choose from. I used a Currie skid plate/tow bar mount that works with a Blue Ox tow bar, Hopkin's plug and play light harness, and a RVi3 brake. Worked great.


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the point was hooks on the bump not whether it can be towed or not. Don't think I have ever seen anything but a Wrangler with hooks

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Horsedoc wrote:

Don't think I have ever seen anything but a Wrangler with hooks

Pretty sure they are standard on the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and at least some of the Jeep Renegade models too. But most common on the newer Wranglers for sure.


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The bx1126 blue ox Baseplate is for the '16 JK. I use an Accent tow bar. Blue ox Wiring kit is easy install. plug and play. I use Patriot 2 brake.


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Just put a after market bumper on like THIS
Transmission in park,transfer case in neutral,key in your pocket no steering wheel lock on a 2016,I use a Brake Buddy without a charge line and never had a issue.
Hopkins makes a very simple plug and play wire kit.

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* This post was edited 07/19/20 07:24am by mike brez *

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A lot of people say to just get a new front bumper - if you're on a budget that's hardly a viable option. Blue Ox base plates run around $450 - a bumper capable of towing is twice that, and then you need to get the appropriate clevis to connect to the tow bar. I'll stick with the Blue Ox base plate!


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