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Flat Towing Recommendations For A 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ

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Hello, what options do I have to install a tow bar without any additional drilling? Thank-you!

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The # 63180 Tow Ready tow bar you linked to has a max speed rating of 45 mph so you wouldn't be able to tow your vehicle on the highway. Instead if you're wanting to tow with a ball hitch I recommend the Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000lbs Item # BX7322. If you have a double tube or standard bumper the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms Item # BX1120 will fit your vehicle but this will require some drilling and trimming to fit, as will any other base plate.

You'll need tow bar wiring to go with this so I recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit
Item # RM-154. It's a one time set up that will splice into your vehicle's wiring.

If you have an Off-Road bumper - with 1 inch D-Ring bumper mounts you can use the Blue Ox Aftermarket Bumper Adapter - 1" Pin Item # BX88358 which will require no drilling.

You'll also want safety cables, I recommend the Curt 5000lbs Safety Cables # C80151.

You'll also need a braking system, I recommend the Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # HM39524. It comes with a battery charger to keep your vehicle's battery charged while towing and is an easy setup.




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