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Old 05-26-2013
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Default Anybody using a Currie base plate on their Wrangler?

Cheaper than everything else...just wondering if someone has been running one for a while and how it's holding up (any stress cracks/etc..). It doesn't look as beefy as the Blue Ox but I take my vehicles off the pavement sometimes and the Blue Ox looks like a rock/stump magnet hanging down that low.

Also, any other baseplates out there I haven't heard of besides blue ox, roadmaster and demco?
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Never heard of them but at least you have a Wrangler!
We used a Demco baseplate when we had our Liberty and Cherokee, they worked well and never had any problem with any hills we climbed (like my wife's favorite Yankee Boy Basin in CO near Durango - she still tells people about the time her Liberty climbed it!)...
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Currie's stuff is top notch...off road and street rod. I've been using a Currie base plate on my 2004 Rubicon for 9 years with thousands of miles with no problems. I use it in conjunction with my Road Master All Terrain hitch.
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2651

It bolts onto the bottom of the Jeeps frame, therefor giving you a strong, low tow point as most wranglers sit high...simple as it gets.
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Having towed several vehicles with our Bird in the past 11 years, I could never understand why anyone would spend the kind of money most companies want for a "baseplate" for a Wrangler. We towed our 04 Rubicon using a Demco tow bar, all over the country since it was new. The day we bought it I sat in the dealers parking lot and had 4 pieces of steel angle iron. 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 3/8 thick. They were about 2 1/2" long. Had a 1/2" hole drilled in each side. Then I had two 3/8" thick flat plates with two 1/2" hole drilled in them. I forget the exact measurement of these plates. I believe they were about 2 1/2 or 3 inches inches high and about 5 inches long. I had pre-measured the distance of the holes in these plates. I then spaced the angles apart just enough to allow me to insert the tow bar and pin it. Then bolted thru the stock bumper with the plates in the back. Used grade 8 fine thread bolts with flat washers and lock washers. Worked like a charm and ran that way until selling the Rubicon last year. Dragged that Jeep from one end of the country to the other. Florida to Canada. Up hills and down. Even a few dirt road excursions with the Jeep attached to the coach.
Even have the same type set up on our Jeep Cherokee we have now. Difference being we have an after market winch bumper on it. Probably would not work with the stock Cherokee bumper because of the shape of it. We also trailer the Cherokee most the time now. But when we do not have the trailer, we flat tow with that same angle iron, pin and bolt set up.

Also didn't lose any ground clearance as a result of a base plate hanging down.
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We got one. Works good, looks good, no problems.
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FYI this is the plate I'm talking about:
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2791
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My setup that I referred to is for the TJ, it's pretty basic...have not seen this one for the JK before but if it's made by Currie you know it's a quality product.
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DuWayne,

Thats the one we have.
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