JLU receiver suggestions?

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We're looking at prepping the JLUS for dinghy towing with our currently owned Blu-Ox Aventa II (Cl 4 - 10,000lb) tow bar. Rather than installing the BX1139 base plate which e-trailer confirms will fit our Wrangler with the stock plastic bumper, is there another receiver option that would both fit the current stock bumper and allow for a future after-market bumper?

We sure would hate to waste the $500 on the current base plate and wanted to check here to see if anyone has been through this before. Any alternatives? Or just suck it up?





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And another option discovered before I sign off this thread is some nice looking bumpers by Rock Hard which include receiver brackets that can be bolted on for Blue Ox or other popular flat tow tow-bars. Since Id like to upgrade the front bumper anyway, this might be a better option. Also the tow brackets arent low which otherwise might interfere on rougher trails.
 

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I have the rock hard 4x4 patriot aluminum bumper paired with LOD frame tie in brackets. Working great for towing over a year now.
 
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I have the rock hard 4x4 patriot aluminum bumper paired with LOD frame tie in brackets. Working great for towing over a year now.
Thanks for the feedback. I bought the Rock Hard 4x4 mid-width and having it installed next week. We’ll use the BO tow brackets. i should be ready to post some photos shortly!
 

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Please check out the LOD frame tie in brackets. The flanges that bumpers mount to are very weak. You do not want to rely on those alone.
 

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