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Best Base Plates For 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited With Blue Ox Tow Bar

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I have a Blue Ox tow bar BX7445 ? I also have the arms too. It will be installing it on a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited with factory steel bumper and auto sway bar disconnect. What base plate would be best for me? I don't really want to drill or modify holes if I don't need to.

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We can get your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited set up with base plates for your Blue Ox tow bar. All of the options do require enlarging holes, but only two, and you don't have to drill new ones. So really the best option comes down to how you want the base plates to look between the two that fit your Jeep, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-521453-5 and Blue Ox # BX1139.

I have added photos below of each base plate installed on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for you to see how each will look on your Jeep. Since both are going to provide the same performance and you'll have to do some slight hole modification, the look is the most significant difference. While your opinion may vary from mine, I greatly prefer the Roadmaster, and recommend that option. It will require an adapter to go with your Blue Ox tow bar, so here is what you'll need:

- Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5

- Roadmaster Adapter Kit # RO64FR

So that should take care of the base plates, but along with that there's also the wiring and brake system for your Jeep. I'll go ahead and list out the correct options if you still need those parts as well.

- Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267
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- If Your Jeep Has ParkSense Proximity Sensors: Roadmaster Wiring Kit with Smart Diodes for Variable Voltage LED Tail Lights # RM47ZR & Cord # RM-146-7

- Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251

Roadmaster Base Plates on 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Roadmaster Base Plates on 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Blue Ox Base Plates on 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Blue Ox Base Plates on 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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