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Unread 07-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Tow Bars

I am looking at putting a tow bar on my jeep. I will also be putting a Warn Rockcrawler Front bumper on. My question is...Can the front shackle brackets on the Warn be used to hold the tow Bar? Or do I have to install the Tow Bar brackets? It would be much cleaner luck to use existing brackets.

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Unread 07-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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Yes, but you'll have to modify the tow bar to fit the shackle points.
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Unread 07-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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Heres mine with everything up front
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Unread 07-10-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Thanks

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Unread 07-10-2008, 08:46 PM   #5
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Did you make those u-brackets, or find 'em somewhere? I need to do something similar to my bumper. Mine has 3/4" tabs on it, but they are recovery points, and I can't find an adapter to fit a tow bar for them. I don't have a real good photo of the bumper, but this kinda shows it:



Any suggestions?

Ignore the little brass clevis's, those are for the chains that the previous owner had (in conjunction with the towbar)
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Unread 07-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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The tow bar should come with mounting brackets. HF has them on sale for $44 as of 2 days ago when I bought one.
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Unread 07-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #7
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The bar came with them
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Unread 07-12-2008, 04:31 PM   #8
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Brackets

I was trying to not have to mount the tow Bar brackets and just use the Warn front brackets instead of mounting the new brackets.
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Unread 07-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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My original mounts were like the ones James posted and were welded to the bumper. When I built the new front bumper I put in recovery points and modified the bar. I'll try to get pics of how I did mine in the next day or so.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:27 PM   #10
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I have the same dilema. I just bought a used roadmaster sterling towbar. I didn't know if I could just find a way to hook to the d rings on the stubby front bumper. It seems pretty solid. If I have to get new baseplate brackets, does anyone know which model# roroadmaster one to buy. Thanks a lot.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #11
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nice 3 year bump. Just kidding man, dont sweat it.
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