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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements and absence of a support beam provide a clean look when your car is not being towed. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1118 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Base Plates - BX1118

  • Blue Ox
  • Fixed Drawbars

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements and absence of a support beam provide a clean look when your car is not being towed.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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 vehicle 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 the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 24"
    • Fits Blue Ox Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 15"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1118 Blue Ox Standard Base Plate Kit

Installation Details BX1118 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 1997 - 2002 Jeep TJ with standard factory bumper
  • 1997 - 2002 Jeep Wrangler with standard factory bumper




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - BX1118

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1107 Customer Reviews)

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements and absence of a support beam provide a clean look when your car is not being towed.

- BX1118
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Have never done business with eTrailer before so i did my homework and was not disappointed. They were very helpful and I got the materials within 3 days Very professional and I highly recommend using them 737947



- BX1118
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Jeep

Great product easy to put on. I have a 2000 Jeep Sahara. Plate went on real easy. I didn't have to remove my bumper. My jeep has a 4 inch lift plate took about 21/2 hours I was by myself and took my time. 501360



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1998 Jeep Wrangler

Great customer service. Came quickly, packaged well. Great on everything! 440314



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1997 Jeep TJ

The installation on my 97 Jeep TJ was easy, the fit to the frame was exact - really designed to fit perfectly. Component and extras were all inclusive with detailed instruction sheets. 162367



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2002 Jeep Wrangler

Perfect fit for my 02 Wrangler. A bit tricky getting the nuts into the frame after drilling the holes in the frame..More detailed instruction would be helpful. 149874


Comments
Still working great..
Howard R - 09/08/2015

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- BX1118
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Jeep

I received my order a day earlier than expected. Customer Service was great and they have fast shipping. The part fit just as described. I will update with pictures when I have the RV and Jeep hooked up and ready to tow. 114589


Comments
The Base Plate is working perfect on my 97 Jeep Wrangler TJ. We have used it a lot and getting ready to use it again in a few days.....heading South!!! Im glad I bought something I could trust and not just a cheaper off brand model. Blue Ox is Great quality and a good solid fit and Im still a Happy Camper!!! 5 Stars again!!!
Art - 01/23/2015

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2000 Jeep Wrangler

Base plate kit is what I wanted and it fits my jeep wrangler really good and was easy to put on one man job. Thank you Rich E 70611



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2001 Jeep Wrangler

Easy installation. well-made product. 60506



- BX1118
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Excellent follow up and Customer support by Etrailer! 51528



- BX1118
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2001 Jeep Wrangler

Just as advertised. Quick shipping for free. I'll be a repeat customer. thanks Charlie 41481



- BX2195
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Great Product... fit as subscribed on 2011 Ford Ranger,easy to follow instructions. There was no communication from e-trailer. After 8 days of nothing I had to call, product at that time had not even been shipped. Very Disappointing. Not so sure I'll buy from them again. 281955



- BX2265
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


My 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback baseplate has worked great, no "0" issues. I've towed my car over 4,000 miles and the baseplate is as tight as the day I put it on. Great product...... 608460


Comments
Ive gone 10,000 miles no issues.
Duane S - 02/27/2020

70463

- BX1648
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Received your product in good timing. I have it installed as the installation was not difficult. Will be using it during my vacation which is a trek across our province. 208904


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This is our second year to use your product. Just got back from a three weekvacation and used your product and find it excellent. We passed informationalong to many friends we met during that time and gave them the name of yourcompany. Thank you for the excellent service and look forward to many yearsof using the tow package
Albert C - 08/23/2016

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- BX1126
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


received the plate installed it in less than three hours, have yet to hook it up though. Great , fast shipping! The only issue were the cheap plastic push pins on the shield of the Jeep. 81899


Comments
8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!
Steve S - 05/24/2014

4408

- BX1689
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Watched on-line video of installation on the same vehicle I was going to install the base plate on. Installation was easy. 508638



- BX2671
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


2019 F150 - Perfect fit. Quick and simple installation . I was surprised how quickly I got this parts - next day . 747095



- BX2645
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I purchased this unit for our 2014 Ford Flex and it had performed perfectly. I installed it myself and was impressed with how easily it went together and how strong of a unit it is. We have hauled the Flex about 12k miles on both line NH and short runs and absolutely no problems. And it loooks good too even when we're towing. 365552



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Product arrived in good time and well packaged. Etrailer was most helpful in helping me get what I needed. I have bought from Etrailer before and will again. 555582



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


The product is what I wanted and it came with great instructions. Afoot it quickly and I can’t wait to start towing my Jeep behind the motorhome 605479



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


This baseplate is very well made and sturdy. I would rate it excellent but for 2 flaws: 1. My vehicle has a power steering cooler which the instructions say to relocate on the supplied brackets. Relocating as instructed puts excessive strain on the connecting hoses. I had to cut the pipes and add about 3 inches of rubber hose to the power steering cooler to make it fit comfortably. 2. Blue Ox do not provide any kind of support outside office hours. This type of product is typically installed by the user over a weekend and BO should provide support to their customers during this time. Overall, I would rate ease of install at 5 (out of 10) excluding the cooler issue. Hook up to the completed baseplate is a breeze. We have the Aventa II towbar which takes about 2 minutes to connect. 108372



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Product arrive promptly. I installed it today. Followed the install video exactly. Worked out excellent. All the parts fit well and are very sturdy. Took about three hours start to finish. Very pleased. 602077



- BX2668
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Product was not in stock had to wait about 3 weeks ??But they sent me 2 e mails when it came it was on the date they it would arrive I installed the base plate the next day the time it took was about 7hrs total fit very nice the only problem I had I did not understand the directions on cutting the tabs on the back of the grill they hit the base plate when I try to reinstall the grill but I figured in out then it all came together looks great 3 screws in bottom of lower valance that screw to bottom of radiator I had to drill new holes body part hit base plate very close fit but great product 373334



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Great product, great company. They work to keep their customers and show appreciation for same. 610362



- BX2238
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I am sending some pictures of my installation of the base plate and the wiring harness (TM783130) and the blue ox tow bar on my 2005 Honda CRV. It worked out OK although the instruction for the base plate ( BX2238) installation instructions could be improved some. Everything is installed and operational. Have towed the Honda 150 miles satisfactorily. Thanks for your interest. 468877


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    Those are weldnut plates with 14 inches of wire behind them. These are used to provide a nut for a bolt that threads through the base plate kit and then through the frame. The nut plate gets inserted into the frame and gets aligned so that the installation bolt that secures the base plate kit to the frame has something to tighten onto. I attached the installation instructions for this base plate kit to give you more installation info. There are several other components needed to flat...
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  • Blue Ox Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    We have exactly what you are looking for. First you will need to check out the pictures I attached to determine which bumper style you have on your 2002 Jeep Wrangler though. If you have the U-channel bumper you would need the part # BX1118 and if you have the double tube bumper you would need the part # BX1120. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Connector for Use with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
    If you just need the round 4-way trailer connector then you can use the Replacement 4-Wire Plug part # 294-0805. However, you will still need the bracket part 299-0685 which is number 10 in the attached parts list in order to attach the 4-way to the two posts on the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1118. If you do need the part 299-0685 then this would be something you would need to contact Blue OX to replace as we do not offer this part as a replacement at this time.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind Motorhome
    Safe and legal flat towing behind a motorhome requires a few components which include the tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting solution, a high/low hitch adapter and base plates and a braking system for the towed car. Each of these items is covered in the linked article on the basics of flat towing and other articles are included too. Base plate fits for the Jeep vary depending on your bumper type. The Blue Ox kit # BX1118 is correct if you have a U-channel front bumper. The Acclaim...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV
    Your 1998 Jeep Wrangler has the factory U-channel bumper so for Blue Ox base plates # BX1118 is the correct model for your Jeep. While we do not have a video showing installation I have included a link to the detailed instructions that explain the installation. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7380. The Alpha is rated for 6,500 pounds and it comes with safety cables so you will not have to purchase any separately. For lighting I recommend the bulb and socket kit...
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  • Needing Flat Towing Base Plate for a 1997 Jeep Wrangler to Work With a Blue OX Adventurer Tow Bar
    I have found the base plates that will work for you. The Blue Ox Base Plate, # BX1118, are a confirmed fit on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler with the U-channel bumper. The Blue Ox base plate are custom-fit and will require no welding when installing on your Jeep. This Blue Ox base plate is also compatible with the Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar, # BX7322, that you already have for your flat towing set-up.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV Using a Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
    First, the Blue Ox base plates for your 1997 Jeep Wrangler with factory U-Channel bumper, # BX1118, do mount below the bumper. The measurement of 15 inches you mentioned is from the ground to the center of the tabs which is the part that attaches to the tow bar. This is assuming stock tire sizes. So you would add half the height difference to bring it to 16 inches so you are correct there. The height difference between the center of the receiver opening on the RV and the center of the...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Fit for 2005 Jeep Wrangler with U-Channel Bumper
    The correct Blue Ox base plate for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with a u-channel type front bumper is their kit # BX1118. Their kit # BX1124 only fits right-hand-drive models with a double-tube bumper. Flat towing also requires a number of other component parts, including the tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of some kind, a high/low hitch adapter and a supplementary braking system for the towed vehicle. All of these items are covered in the linked articles on flat towing. The...
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  • Can Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar be Used with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1118 on 2002 Jeep Wrangler
    I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and you can use your Acclaim Tow Bar, # BX4330, with Base Plate Kit, # BX1118, for your 2002 Jeep Wrangler. In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you may still need a lighting solution and in most states, a supplemental braking system. I am including a couple recommendations for you. MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights, # MT70097, which provide the emergency flashers and signal lights required for towing without having to tap into existing wiring. Blue...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate BX1118 Compatibility with Alpha Tow Bar BX7380
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1118 fits the 2004 Jeep Wrangler with a u-channel type front bumper. Since there are many oem/aftermarket bumper options for Jeeps the base plate makers like Blue Ox and Roadmaster produce many kits to ensure compatibility with the different configurations that are out on the road. With this base plate kit installed you can use any of several Blue Ox tow bars including their Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa LX, and Trion tow bars....
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  • Purpose of Loops on Ends of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1118
    The loops on the outside edges of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1118 are for attaching the safety cables of the tow bar to.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit to Fit 2002 Jeep TJ Wrangler with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    For your 2002 Jeep TJ Wranger with a Blue Ox tow bar we have the base plate kit part # BX1118 which will work great as it fits basically all of the standard Blue Ox tow bars: Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    Yes, the Demco Commander tow bar # DM9511012 will work to flat tow your 1999 Jeep Wrangler. You need several other items to complete your towing setup though. The first thing you will need is a base plate kit. If you have a double tube bumper you want the part # DM9517046, if you have a U-channel bumper you would want part # DM9519045. Check out the pictures I attached to see the differences between the two bumper styles. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Jeep Wrangler
    The Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar, # BX7322, fits tow bar spreads of 16 inches apart to 34 inches apart on center. But without knowing the brand of base plates you have I cannot say whether or not it is compatible. If you determine that you need base plates, use # BX1118 if your Wrangler has a U-channel bumper, or use # BX1120 for a double tube bumper. In order to flat tow a vehicle there are 5 things you need. In addition to base plates and a tow bar, you will also need safety cables,...
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  • Recommended Wiring Kit and Other Parts to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Instead of using the # BX8848 wiring kit and adding a connector and umbilical cord between the Wrangler and RV I would use the # RM-15267 kit which includes everything. It will make the installation much easier and have a cleaner look once installed. I've attached an installation video on a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited which will be very similar process to yours. In reference to your other choices, the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380 is an excellent choice and includes the safety cables....
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  • Differences Between Blue Ox Base Plates and Needed Equipment to Flat Tow 2001 Jeep Wrangler
    The difference between the # BX1118 and the # BX1120 comes down to the vehicle model years and the bumper they're compatible with. The # BX1118 fits the standard steel factory channel bumpers of the 1997-2002 Wrangler, while the # BX1120 fits the double tube bumper on 1997-2006 Wrangler models. The # RM-031 adapter you'd looked at would work well with a Roadmaster Tow Bar like the # RM-522 Falcon All-Terrain. You'd also need safety cables like # RM-643. In order for the taillights...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1998 Jeep TJ Behind Motorhome
    To flat tow your 1998 Jeep TJ behind your motorhome you will need a number of items, and all are outlined in the linked article on flat towing. These include a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, and base plates and a braking system for the towed Jeep. Price for each item is shown on its individual page. For base plates you can use the linked page; this will allow you to select the type of front bumper you have on the Jeep as this affects the fit of base plates. For a u-channel...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Jeep Wrangler
    The Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380 would work to flat tow your 1999 Jeep Wrangler. You will need several other items to complete your towing setup though. The first thing you will need is a base plate kit. If you have a double tube bumper you would want the part # BX1120, if you have a U-channel bumper you would want part # BX1118. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight...
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  • How to Flat Tow 1997 Jeep Wrangler with Curt Tow Bar
    The only base plate kit solution we have that will work with your Curt tow bar part # C19745 is going to be if you use a Blue Ox base plate kit like the # BX1118 with the Blue Ox adapter # BX8833. We don't have any other adapter solutions that will work with your Curt tow bar.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plates for 2002 Jeep Wrangler
    The Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-033 is not included with the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar. You would only need the adapter if your Jeep is already equipped with the Roadmaster Base Plates. If you do not yet have the base plates for your Jeep, we now carry Blue Ox base plates. For a C-channel bumper, use base plate part # BX1118, or # BX1120 for a double-tube bumper. When possible, it is best to use a tow bar and base plate from the same manufacturer. To...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Automatic and a Remco Tow Bar
    Based on my research, your Remco tow bar should be compatible with all Blue Ox base plates, so for your 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport, I would recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX1118. I would also recommend verifying that your tow bar is compatible with Blue Ox base plates. This base plate kit is compatible with the U-channel or double tube bumper. Before you install a base plate kit, I recommend checking your vehicle owners manual for flat tow compatibility. There may be certain...
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  • Is an Adapter Available for a Stowmaster 5000 Tow Bar to Blue Ox Base Plate on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler
    Unfortunately, there is not an adapter available that will allow you to use the Stowmaster 5000 tow bar with a set of Blue Ox base plates. This means that you also would not be able to use the Roadmaster Guardian 2nd Vehicle Kit, # RM-4000-1, that you referenced. You have two options. First, if you want stay with your Stowmaster tow bar you could go with a set of Roadmaster base plates on your 1997 Jeep Wrangler. You would need part # RM-521424-4 if your Jeep has a double tube bumper....
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  • Is Roadmaster Sterling and Base Plate Adapter RM-031 Compatible with Blue Ox Base Plate BX1139
    Yes the adapter # RM-031 and tow bar # RM-576 setup you have now will work great with the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1118.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Jeep Wrangler
    The Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380 would work to flat tow your 1999 Jeep Wrangler. You will need several other items to complete your towing setup though. The first thing you will need is a base plate kit. If you have a double tube bumper you would want the part # BX1120, if you have a U-channel bumper you would want part # BX1118. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight...
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  • Recommended Base Plates Wiring and Supplemental Braking System for 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    You should be able to tow the Wrangler, but as a first step you'll want to look in the owner's manual in the Towing or Recreational Towing section for any procedures or recommendations from Jeep. My research indicates that your Wrangler can be flat towed without modification, but I'd urge you to confirm this for yourself. If you find your Wrangler can be towed on all 4 wheels, you'll need a # BX1120 base plate if your Jeep has the OEM double tube bumper or # BX1118 for the U-channel...
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