RockJock (Currie) Tow Bar Base Plate

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Looking for some pros, cons or reviews on the RockJock base plate for the JL with the Mopar steel bumpers.
There have been some very good write ups on the RockJock base plate‘s for the JL’s with the plastic bumpers, which is different base plate than the one used on the JL’s with the steel bumpers. Captain Skip had a good write up on the plate for plastic bumpers with quite few pics and measurements.
So looking for the same information on the base plates on the JL with steel bumpers.

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We have it for almost 2 years now. Works great. With the steel bumper it is super easy install. You just unbolt the stock skid plate the rock jock bolts to the bumper and then to large bolts on each side to the frame. Blue ox tow bar hooks right up..
 

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Strubi, thanks for the review and picture. I see you have a winch mounted as well. Can you tell me which winch plate you used with the RockJock base plate?

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Strubi, thanks for the review and picture. I see you have a winch mounted as well. Can you tell me which winch plate you used with the RockJock base plate?

Bruce
Sorry I didn't see your question. We are using rusty offroad winch plate
 

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Another very satisfied RockJock base plate owner, very well engineered and built, fit and finish are top rate.
Pretty much the same setup as Strubi, factory steel bumper, SmittyBilt X2O 10,000 on Rusty's winch plate and RockJock tow plate. One of the reasons I chose Rusty's winch plate is that it mounts behind the bumper flange and does not move the bumper forward as many other winch plates do. Keeping the tow plate a simple easy bolt on installation. Using the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with Blue Ox adapters and a DIY "cooltech" style tow light harness using a relay instead of a switch to change from tow to drive mode.

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Thanks for the write up pictures of your set up gm920. I do like the way the Smittybilt winch and base plate keep the winch tucked down low in the bumper. I didn’t realize some of the base plates moved the bumper out, thanks for pointing that out.
From a previous toad I have a Roadmaster tow bar with Blue Ox adapters so it will fasten right up to the RockJock base plate. And also reusing an RVi3 brake system that worked really well for me.

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Another very satisfied RockJock base plate owner, very well engineered and built, fit and finish are top rate.
Pretty much the same setup as Strubi, factory steel bumper, SmittyBilt X2O 10,000 on Rusty's winch plate and RockJock tow plate. One of the reasons I chose Rusty's winch plate is that it mounts behind the bumper flange and does not move the bumper forward as many other winch plates do. Keeping the tow plate a simple easy bolt on installation. Using the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with Blue Ox adapters and a DIY "cooltech" style tow light harness using a relay instead of a switch to change from tow to drive mode.

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In your above pictures, I do not see any safety chains from the hitch. How did you handle this with the Currie plate?

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Ray
 

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In your above pictures, I do not see any safety chains from the hitch. How did you handle this with the Currie plate?

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The blue plastic coated safety cables attach to the base plate just aft and inboard of the tow bar attach point, you can see the holes in the first picture.
 

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Mounted a Rock Jock tow plate to my diesel JL Sport today. Took my time as I was on my own. Took me about 3.5 hours. And you do have to cut about 3/8” x 10“ of metal off each end of the steel bumper liner inside the plastic bumpers. This allows the RJ to set into the bumper onto the frame mounting bolts. Towbar attachment holes are 16 1/2” ground to center.
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