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Old 05-30-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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i am new to the jeep world but long time rv'er. i have just bought a 97 tj. can i just weld the proper brackets on the bumper instead of installing a base plate. have seen some like this.

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That bumper is maybe 14 ga. at best (if you still have the stock bumper). I bet your ins. co. would say no!

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you need a base plate to spread out the load on the pull.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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thanks, guess i will suck it up buy a base plate
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