Flat Tow Advice

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What's the best set up to flat tow with this bumper?

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I bought a Rock Hard aluminum front bumper that facilitates adding the towbar clevis' to the front which attach directly to the bolts going thru the frame end plates. I can't tell in your pictures if those bolts are exposed on the face of your bumper. If so, it's going to be the strongest point. The other points for recovery (tabs) should also be plenty strong enough for a towbar since towing forces are no where near as high as recovery forces, but there is a difference of load direction when braking.

You can either go the route of commercial towbar attach points under the bumper, like Blue-Ox or have someone qualified evaluate the bumper for towing capability and use the method in this video.
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Did you look at the Maximus-3 tow loops to see if they will fit your setup?
 
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Was looking at those with the hopes it didnt per their site require bumper cutting.
 

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Was looking at those with the hopes it didnt per their site require bumper cutting.
It does require cutting of the factory bumper however some aftermarket bumpers work without it. I'm gonna get with my engineers on this specific one and see if its possible to mount them, but it looks like at a quick glance there would be no cutting on this one.
 

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So after a quick collaboration with some engineers, its hard to say for sure whether or not there would be cutting of this bumper. May be a small notch needed taken out of the back of it for clearance. Let us know if you wanna give it a try, if not I hope you find what you're looking for. Jeep on!
 

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I can vouch for the @Maximus-3 Tow Loops. Very solid......even if you have to do a bit of cutting, I think they are worth the trouble.
 
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So after a quick collaboration with some engineers, its hard to say for sure whether or not there would be cutting of this bumper. May be a small notch needed taken out of the back of it for clearance. Let us know if you wanna give it a try, if not I hope you find what you're looking for. Jeep on!
Appreciate the help. Barracade bumper btw.
 

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