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Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter - 7/8" Pin

Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter - 7/8" Pin

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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88357

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This adapter lets you use your motorhome-mounted Blue Ox tow bar with your aftermarket off-road bumper.


  • Lets you use your motorhome-mounted Blue Ox tow bar with your aftermarket off-road bumper
  • Fits aftermarket bumpers with the following specifications:
    • Nominal pin diameter: 7/8"
    • Max hole diameter: 0.934"
    • Min hole diameter: 0.871"
    • Plate thickness: 5/8" - 1" with spacers
  • Fits Aladdin, Alpha, Ascent, Avail, and Aventa LX tow bars
  • Includes brackets, pins, clips, washers, and lock nuts
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 adapter brackets
  • Pin diameter: 7/8"
  • 1-Year warranty

BX88357 BlueOx After Market Bumper Adapter - 7/8" Pin

Replaces Blue Ox BX88296, BX88303, BX88304, or BX88357

Installation Details BX88357 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Video of Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter - 7/8" Pin

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter Review

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over and showing you how to install, The Blue Ox aftermarket off-road bumper adapters. So these adapters are gonna be an important part of our flat tow setup. If we plan on flat towing a vehicle with an aftermarket bumper. Now this isn't gonna be specific to Jeeps, but I know a lot of you Jeep guys like to have these aftermarket bumpers on there, which is great. They really add to the aggressive off-road look of our vehicle. But they do pose a problem if we plan on flat towing.

The reason being, the base plate kits which mount to the frame, they're not necessarily designed around these aftermarket bumpers. It's pretty much impossible to do that. So thankfully, a lot of these aftermarket bumpers do have these welded on D-rings or in this case, these are bolted on. And what these D-rings allow us to do is, they allow us to hook a tow bar to them. Because again, attaching it to a frame-mounted base plate kit is not an option.

So these Blue Ox adapters here it's gonna be an excellent option for you to flat tow your vehicle with the aftermarket bumper. They fit a couple of different configurations of the D-rings. These are however, a standard size so there really shouldn't be too many issues. We will, however, go over how to choose the correct one for your particular setup. So here is what our adapter actually looks like.

It's gonna bolt onto the end of our tow bar here. It's just one bolt per side. And then it's gonna attach to the D-ring mount on our bumper. Now because this fits a range of different D-rings, we are gonna have some additional spacers and washers that we're gonna install in here depending on our D-ring configuration. There's also gonna be a couple different options depending on the hole size.

We have installed here the model which uses these seven eighths inch diameter pins. From my experience, that's the most popular size for the D-ring. But there is a larger one that uses a one inch diameter pin. So now that we've gone over whether or not these aftermarket adapters are gonna be needed for your setup, we can go ahead and show you how to get them installed. So the first thing we need to do to determine compatibility and which kit is gonna be right for us, we need to determine number one, what the size of the D-rings are on our actual bumper. And number two, whether they're rated for flat towing. So the manufacturer of the bumper is gonna be the end all means in regards to whether or not the D-rings can be used for flat towing. So you wanna make sure you reach out to them and ensure that it is compatible beforehand. But once we get the go ahead, in order to choose the correct one, we need to take two measurements. So the first thing we're gonna measure is the actual thickness of the D-ring here. So if we take a quick little measure right here, you can obviously just use a ruler, you don't need to get this precise. So it's gonna be about 0.89. As long as we're between five eighths and one inch, we're gonna be fine. In this case, we are. So then we can proceed to the next measurement. And that's gonna be measuring the inside hole here. So if we measure the inside opening of the hole there, that's gonna give us 0.8 inches. So again, about seven eights of an inch. So that's the kit we're gonna be using. So now that we know what kit we need, we're gonna go ahead and install them onto our tow bar. So here's what our D-ring adapters actually look like. So we're actually gonna be replacing these three prong adapters that come on our tow bar installed from the factory. So in order to do that, we're gonna be removing this bolt here. So we're gonna take our three quarter inch socket and three quarter inch wrench. Once we get loose, it should go ahead and just slide out. So once we have our three lug bracket out, we're gonna take our D-ring adapter bracket. We're gonna make sure we're paying attention to the sticker here because this is gonna be facing up. And then we're gonna take our new nylon washers. We're gonna place one on either side of the bracket. We're gonna line up our holes, and then we're gonna use the provided hardware in our kit here. So it takes a little bit of maneuvering to get everything to line up. But we can easily just adjust the washers as needed. We'll simply use that same combination of our three-quarter inch ratchet and wrench to tighten down. So in regards to the tightness though, we're just pretty much gonna be snugging it up. We don't want it so tight that the bracket can't move, but we also don't want too much slop. We really just need the bolt to protrude through the ends of the nyloc nut. Once we have this side on and tightened down, we'll just repeat the same process on the other side. Again, making sure we're paying attention to the orientation of the adapter. So that should be pretty good. So we went ahead and got our tow bar hooked up to the motor home here. Now we can go ahead and hook up to our D-rings. Now in your kit here, you're gonna get these spacers. So these spacers are gonna be used to fill the gap. The inside opening for our mount here is gonna be one inch. So if our D-ring shackle thickness is one inch, then we don't need any spacers. But if it's anything less than this, we will need to use one, or possibly multiple spacers to fill the gap. And simply what I mean by this is, when we go to put there up to the D-ring, you can see we have a little bit of a gap there. So we're simply gonna fill in that gap with one of our metal washers. And then we're gonna line up our holes and insert our pin. Once we get our pin inserted all the way through, we're gonna take the linchpin here. You wanna make sure the nose is facing the inside. We'll simply close it over there like so. And we'll just simply repeat that same process on the other side. Now, I'm not sure if it matters, but I would probably put that washer in the same location. We have this one on the inside here. I would probably mirror that on the other side as well. And that's gonna do it today for our look and installation of the Blue Ox aftermarket off-road bumper adapters..

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter - 7/8" Pin - BX88357

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

This adapter lets you use your motorhome-mounted Blue Ox tow bar with your aftermarket off-road bumper.

- BX88357

Nice heavy adapters. Comes with 6 shim washers. I used one on each adapter. I used JB weld to hold them in place so I don't have to fool with them. Arrived quickly in a nice heavy box. I'm using them on my 2021 Jeep Wrangler with a Blue Ox Avail tow bar.

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You were the only ones that actually the part in stock. Shipped to me in three days. Good service on the phone plus I received the part when you said I would. One frustration, the cost was almost $100 more that from the original manufacture, I had to have the part quickly as Blue Ox production was six weeks out. The part cost is out of line anyway for two eyelets. Thanks

Works well but way overpriced. Two eyelets to hook up to a factory steel bumper were as much as the base plate. That is wrong. They work great, one issue, they painted the shim washers, I had to sand that off to make them work better, added a shot of lithium grease.
Vic B - 09/29/2021

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James was very helpful in trying to set me up with all the items that were needed to pull a jeep behind my motor home. The extra parts that were ordered were returned and payed back to my account in a very timely manner. Great experience!

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Worked well but very difficult to get the washers in place. One thicker washer would be better.

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Heavy duty links, well made. Although very expensive for two pieces.

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Jeep Wrangler

Just what I needed. I have a wrangler with an off road bumper and winch and needed adapters for my blue ox tow bar. The first adapter I order was to large and etrailer said no problem. I sent the first one back, got the right one and now it’s Moab bound!!!

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Very heavy duty and tight tolerances.

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well made and easy to install on the tr uck

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Perfect fit

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2021 Jeep Gladiator

Nice quality! Quick ship!

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as described

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Great product and great customer servic e.

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I really liked how quickly you replaced the part I needed. I really appreciated it. I enjoyed talking to Roger. I will call you when ever I need something again. You are a great company to deal with.

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Items shipped fast and quality was great. Will use again and recommend to friends and family.

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Easy installation

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Very please with everything I’ll be putting everything together this week

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Excellent service, good pricing and shipped out immediately. I will order from them again.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler

Ship out quickly and showed up on the time they said it would,

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came in as promised.

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2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway

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