Blue Ox reliability and performance with the ability to remove the visible portion of the Base Plate when you're not towing the vehicle. So hidden you have to know what you are looking for to see it. Towed car to road car in seconds.
Blue Ox tow bar base plates:
Once the tow bar base plate tabs have been removed, the mounts are virtually invisible.
Designed to work with virtually any tow bar.
Base plates uniquely manufactured for unparalleled strength
Blue Ox base plates are designed to use existing attachment points on the vehicle undercarriage.
No welding required to install these base plates!
In most cases Blue Ox base plates attach through the grille. This means no dragging or scraping on the ground!
Manufacturer: Blue Ox Model: Tow Bar Baseplate Part Number: BX1126 This towbar baseplate is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2007-2013 JEEP Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited Installation Time: 2 Hours Notes: --Bumper fascia must be removed and replaced during installation. --Requires some drilling (not major). --Requires some trimming of the belly pan. --Use only with motorhome mount tow bars or the BX8833 or BX88151 adapters. Removable tabs with only one hole will not attach to car mount tow bars or other adapters. The Acclaim may only be used with removable tab baseplates that have 22" or greater spaced tabs. The Adventurer may be used with baseplates having 24"-40" spaced removable tabs. The Ambassador may only be used with 24" spaced removable tabs.
Every Blue OX base plate is designed with your safety in mind. Each towbar base plate is then "real-world" tested to validate their safety and durability.
Blue Ox tow bar base plates are custom made for specific vehicles to ensure easy installation and the best possible fit.
Every towbar base plate is powder coated by baking particles of pigment onto the metal surface. This creates a glossy, uniform, and durable finish that will protect your tow bar base plate for years to come.
Blue Ox is always working to provide the best quality products with easy to use design They currently offer towbar brackets for over 2000 vehicle models.
Note: Before installing a tow bar base plate, make sure your vehicle is capable of being towed. See the owners manual or contact your dealership.
Ken Geihsler - 05/01/2013 Rating: This is my second vehicle that I have installed a baseplate on. The Jeep is more complicated than my Toyota Tacoma however, the instructions and videos are right on!
The Jeep baseplate installed as stated and looks great on the Jeep when done.
I would recommend to anyone.
Roy Siner - 08/11/2012 Rating: I installed a base plate on my 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport which saved me about $800. Instructions were easy. I used advice of another DIYer and used a 1/2 drill bit for the top holes that needed to be drilled in the frame of the Jeep. Be sure to paint the holes after you drill them. I am on my first trip and I wouldn't even know the Jeep was in tow if I didn't have a rear view camera on RV.
James Alfred - 05/03/2012 Rating: This was my first purchase from Hitch Source. They had what I needed at the lowest price. Ordering was easy and it arrived a lot sooner than I hoped. The installation instructions were easy to read and I installed my baseplate wihout any problems. I would highly recommend Hitch Source to anyone.
Thanks Guys...James Alfred, New Windsor, MD
Normand Lemoine - 09/09/2011 Rating: The base plate fit perfectly and was simple to install following the instructions. The shipping container could have been a little more robust. It was torn at both ends but only the plastic caps were missing. UPS did tape up the box at one point in its journey.
Dan Rambow - 08/21/2010 Rating: I cannot speak to the towing experience yet, as I have not been fortunate enough to have an opportunity to tow my Jeep, but I did install the base plate to get ready. I expect all to go well.
As far as installation, the instructions were very easy to understand. I worked alone, took my time, and followed the instructions step by step. I did not jack up the Jeep, just did it all in my driveway, in front of the garage.
Only change was, that for my 2010 Jeep Wrangler, I did not have to do any metal cutting. Once the bumper was off, I just clamped the base plate in place, drilled the holes, and bolted it in. Then followed the reassembly and final steps for the bumper and it was done.
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