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Base Plates For 2007 Jeep Wrangler With ARB Bumper

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Have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with ARB bumper with winch. Want to tow using existing stow master tow bar. Would part #1437-3 be correct base plate for this application? Thanks

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We do have base plates that will work with your 2007 Jeep Wrangler with an ARB bumper, but the Roadmaster # 1437-3 you asked about is designed specifically to replace the D-rings on Rugged Ridge XHD bumpers with part numbers 11540-10 or 11540-11, so it isn't a fit for your Jeep. The only option to add base plates to your '07 Wrangler with an ARB bumper is an option from Blue Ox:

- Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1134

There isn't an adapter available that allows a Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar to fit Blue Ox base plates, so you would need a new tow bar, and while I know this isn't the news you were looking for, you should be able to offset some of the cost by selling your Stowmaster. Then for a tow bar, the one I like the most for its value is the Curt Rambler Steel Tow Bar for Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates # C26FR.

The other parts you will need in order to flat tow your 2007 Wrangler if you don't have them yet are wiring, a braking system, and a battery disconnect. Here is the list of what you would need:

- Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154

- Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect # RM-766

- Supplemental Braking System: Brake Buddy Classic 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System # HM39494

You may also need a high-low adapter like the Blue Ox # BX88129 to ensure your tow bar stays level, and I've added a link below to a help article which shows you how to determine if you need a high-low adapter, as well as a link to our selection of adapters.

Additionally, I have added links below to video reviews of these parts for you to take a look at.

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