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fjhill

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New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« on: March 24, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »
Long time lurker, rare poster.  Planning to go full time early next year, and will be purchasing MH soon.  Anyway, we knew we wanted to do off roading and wanted a Rubicon.  I found "the one" yesterday and pulled the trigger.  It's has 2" lift, 35" all terrains, Rubi rails, steel front and rear bumpers and a winch.  My DW and I look forward to joining you guys somewhere out there.

One quick, maybe dumb, question: Do I have to install a base plate or can it be towed with the D-ring mounts on the front bumper?

I think I've attached a pic.

Jerry

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 10:41:24 AM »
You will need a base plate Jerry.  The D rings can be used for the safety cables, but the tow bar will need solid anchor points to control that 4000# plus pounds back there.  You may be able to add tow points to the front of your bumper, provided that you can bolt them through to the frame.  I would not recommend weld on tow points.

BTW, your pic didn't post.  Try again. Make sure it is small enough to be accepted by the forum software.
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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 11:05:52 AM »
Thanks, Marty.  Yeah, that's what the guy at the dealership told me.  I just wasn't sure he know what he was talking about.  Pic must be too big.  It was the one from ebay add.

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 12:20:49 PM »
Here is an example of what I am talking about. These bolt right into the frame through the Rock Hard bumper. Rock Hard makes the tow points.
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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 02:58:28 PM »

One quick, maybe dumb, question: Do I have to install a base plate or can it be towed with the D-ring mounts on the front bumper?


You Can use this if your D-rings are the right size...https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Blue-Ox/BX88296.html

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 04:16:20 PM »
Cool product! But then I still need something to hook my safety cables onto. 
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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 04:24:03 PM »
Good choice. I like the wranglers 2 or 4 doors.
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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 11:55:51 PM »
You're going to love your Jeep Wrangler! Happy trails!  8)
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fjhill

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 01:57:52 PM »
You Can use this if your D-rings are the right size...https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Blue-Ox/BX88296.html

Thanks to all for their replies.  I had seen the product you mentioned above and that looks good.  I still haven't figured out how to get pictures imported but I have a Poison Spyder Bumper with lite skid as shown in below link.  It's a nice finished look, but no external bolts to attach another mount for either tow bar or safety cables/chains.  Suggestions?  Weld?
http://images.4wheelparts.com/aux_incl/images.ashx?i=17-59-030-P1.jpg&partNo=PSC&w=330&h=330

Jerry

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2017, 05:52:32 PM »

fjhill

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 09:52:38 AM »
Thanks again to all.  I think I've figured it out. 

Jerry

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 08:05:08 PM »
Great thread. I'm actually thinking of getting a Rubicon express for our Cherokee XJ since I found one at 4WheelOnline. I just need the right information before I use it with off-road driving.

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Re: New to me '14 rubicon unlimited
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 05:37:46 PM »
What kind of info do you need?
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