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Recommended Base Plate Kit for a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ


Regarding your Blue Ox adapter brackets for Smittybilt XRC Atlass Bumpers PN BX88357 what makes them different than other Blue Ox D ring Brackets? Could or should these brackets be used on a standard bumper with D rings? If not, why not? Also I dont find the dimensions? How Deep are they how long of a D ring will it fit from center of hole to end of D ring? How wide thick of a D ring will they fit? What size hole in the D ring do they fit? 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Thank you!


Expert Reply:

The Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Smittybuilt XRC Atlas Bumpers # BX88357 that you referenced are custom fit for 2007-2017 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Jeeps that have the Smittybuilt XRC Atlas bumper. It should not be modified to use with the tube-style bumper on your 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ.

I have attached a picture with the dimensions that you asked for, but with that being said, it is better that you go with a setup that was designed to be used either with a U-channel bumper, or an Off-Road bumper with 1 inch D-Ring mounts. This will ensure that your Jeep doesn't get damaged and that those traveling around you are safe as well.

For a Blue Ox tow bar you will either need to go with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1137 for a YJ with a U-channel bumper, or, if you install an Off-Road bumper with 1 inch D-Ring mounts, you can use the Adapter Lug for Off-Road Vehicle Bumpers to Blue Ox Towbar # BX88296.

Either of these options will be compatible with your Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380.

If you need any other components to flat tow your Jeep just let me know and I will be happy to make some recommendations for you.

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