Ignorance? Do you know my level of cad design knowledge? I used the factory steel bumper as a comparison point....my towable bumper has more clearance than the steel bumper does...my bumper cuts in less than an inch below the bumper horn...so please do explain how 4.5” isn’t much compared to mine? I never referenced the LOD or RH versions...there are couple JLs where I am now that have bumpers or base plates...out of curiosity since your such an expert...how much do you weaken the bolts every time you take them off then re-install and properly torque them? I want to see you completely remove it in 30 minutes and then be towable again in 10 as you say....prove it...I don’t think you can, but the optimism is surprising from your norm skepticism...Your 1st two sentences is just pure ignorance.
We are not talking factory steel Bumpers as they do not have a tow provision (and for god reason Mopar does not recommend towing from the bumper). If you have actually measured the difference the clearance of the aftermarket bumpers vs the Tow Plates you would not be proven wrong. The Blue ox Tow plate is only 4.5" below the bottom bumper frame bolt whereas the two-able bumpers are lower than that by a fraction
How many base plates have you installed on the JL? Again the Blue OX base plate can be removed and reinstalled under 1/2 hour as it is simply 6 bolts (3 per side) to to the side of the frame that is easily accessed, I could probably have it off in 10 minutes. back on single handed in 1/2 hour much less with two people. All the twoable bumpers have a significant surface below the bottom bumper bolts hence the no difference in clearance, whereas the Stock steel Mopar bumper (and some other non towable bumpers) is not as tall so it would provide much better clearance with tow bar removed. My Barricade bumper without the tow-plate has a couple inches more clearance compared to eh LOD and RH towable bumpers so this is factual and not simply bias.
No one here is talking factory bumpers so not sure why you are injecting that as it is not even relevent. Now if you are using the Mopar bumpers you want to use the maximus 3 tow/plate. Still that tows from the frame and not the weaker bumper base plate.
It is crazy LOD comes out with an great added safety solution for towing and the crowd resist and goes wild with resistance, Maybe I am in COLLUSION with Mopar. LOL
Did I ever say their new optional part wasn’t worth purchasing?