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Blue Ox Base Plates for the Smart fortwo, 2011

Blue Ox Base Plates

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Code:   BX1987



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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - Smart fortwo, 2011

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your Smart fortwo. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.


  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • Base plate tabs remove easily for a completely inconspicuous look
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your Smart fortwo chassis
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars with the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5; sold separately)
  • Made in USA


  • Distance between brackets: 17"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars
  • 3-Year warranty

BX1987 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1987

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

- BX1987

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The instructions (#23) tell you to align the support bracket 1/4" from the bumper. When we drilled the holes we discovered that a nut could not be installed due too the lack of clearence with the frame rail end. This measurement should be 1/2". Other than this clearence problem the installation went fine. Very pleased with the Base Plate.64285

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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar and Accessories to Flat Tow 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion
  • According to Blue Ox, there will be trimming and drilling required to install the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1987 on your 2009 Smart fortwo Passion. Your ability to install the base plates will depend on your mechanical ability. Blue Ox rates the difficulty of install as a 4 out of 10. I will send you a copy of the install instructions in a separate email. You can examine them to see if the install is something you would feel comfortable taking on. I would recommend the Blue Ox Aventa tow
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Smart fortwo Passion
  • The first thing you will want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine the proper towing procedure of the vehicle. From the research I did, the car should be flat towable as is but you will still want to confirm by checking the owners manual. For the 2009 Smart fortwo Passion model, there are 2 base plate options. Either kit fits all models of the Smart fortwo so that would include Passion models. First is the Roadmaster EZ kit, # 52285-1. And then we have the Blue Ox kit, # BX
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  • Approximate Installation Time for Blue Ox # BX1987 Base Plate Kit for 2010 Smart Car
  • According to Blue Ox, the BX1987 base plate kit for a Smart Car has an install rating of 4. This means that it will take a trained professional who has completed an installation of this type in the past approximately 4 hours to complete the installation.
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  • Grille Cut-Out Installation Instructions For BlueOx Baseplate # BX1987 On a 2012 Smart twofor
  • Yes, you will have to cut holes in your grille to make the baseplate extend out. My contact at Blue Ox told me that the way this is to be done is to hold the grille up to the area where the baseplates attach and mark the dimensions on the grille with a washable white paint and cut out from there. You will want to start off small and tweak from there so you do not over-cut. Blue Ox does not have a measurement specific diagram at this time.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Smart fortwo
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1987 that you referenced is compatible with the Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar part # BX7445. There's nothing wrong with having more capacity than you need so this tow bar should work well for you. There are several other components need to complete a flat towing setup. The Aventa comes with safety cables, you will need a lighting option though. For that I would recommend the Hopkins Universal Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM55999. I attached an instal
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