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Rear BFH question...

Anybody have one that they were able to use their factory hitch with? I'm assuming during the install you cut most of the cross member out that now holds the hitch. Is it feasible to just completely remove the cross member, move it forward, and reweld it in place to maintain a spot to run your hitch? I'm sick of my factory bumper as it looks pretty damn funny on my jeep as everything else on it has been swapped... I just want a minimal rear non tire carrier bumper but must have a hitch!
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I used my factory hitch on a BFH. I use it for a bike rack and a small trailer, nothing to heavy.
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Mitchw123456, what did you end up doing?
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Currently nothing... When I get some time I'm probably just going to make something.


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I think you wouldn't be able to use it for anything even if you could attach the trailer hitch. I am going to be going with the rockbrawler rear to use the hitch!


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I used my factory hitch on a BFH. I use it for a bike rack and a small trailer, nothing to heavy.
What CB antenna mount is that you have mounted on rear license plate/PSC tramp stamp? Me like!

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What CB antenna mount is that you have mounted on rear license plate/PSC tramp stamp? Me like!

Thanks, CB mount and tramp stamp Is home made custom hackery...
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JCR makes a rear bumper that removes the crossmember and retains a hitch. It's also available in a tire carrier model. They expect production to start rolling in the next couple weeks.

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Is it a low profile style? I only see the typical chunkier type, although it is a nice looking one for that style.
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Is it a low profile style? I only see the typical chunkier type, although it is a nice looking one for that style.
Search for a thread titled "JCRoffroad prototyping". Then look around post #98 I think.
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I used my factory hitch on a BFH. I use it for a bike rack and a small trailer, nothing to heavy.
How do you put a pin in the hitch to keep it connected to the bumper? Did you weld in a solid piece of something to give extra backing and support for the bumper?
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There is just enough room to stick my hand between the muffler and bumper to put the pin in. I just make sure the muffler cold.
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There is just enough room to stick my hand between the muffler and bumper to put the pin in. I just make sure the muffler cold.
Do you think it would still be able to pull the rated 3500 pounds?

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Do you think it would still be able to pull the rated 3500 pounds?
I have not tried that much weight yet. It is a rock solid bumper.
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Search for a thread titled "JCRoffroad prototyping". Then look around post #98 I think.
This is our prototype. It's about 7-10 days from Production.


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This is our prototype. It's about 7-10 days from Production.
What will the price be? I love it

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This is our prototype. It's about 7-10 days from Production.
That looks awesome!


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That looks really good! I there a thread on it that i missed? If not can i see a profile pic

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That looks really good! I there a thread on it that i missed? If not can i see a profile pic
We have few other photos on our facebook fan page and also in the our prototyping thread here in the product development forum.


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We have few other photos on our facebook fan page and also in the our prototyping thread here in the product development forum.
Estimated price?

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This is our prototype. It's about 7-10 days from Production.
This is perfect and exactly what I need with my Offroad evo rear!!!


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I dont know about a hitch, but when you are installing the bfh, just cut the whole cross member out. Whats left of it after you cut it like the instructions tell you, doesnt amout to shit. Weld in a piece of angle iron or square tubing if you want to reinforce it.

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Me likey!! I havent seen a side profile shot, but I did notice it did not have a notch for the spare tire. If it sits flush with the tailgate it wont be an issue of course, but just something I noticed.

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I know this is an old thread but it is of interest to me so I'm bringing it back.

If you look at the rear cross member the hitch is attached to, it isn't very thick metal at all. If you remove the cross member and replace it with the BFH rear bumper with a hitch welded into the BFH, I don't see why you couldn't tow a small trailer.

The BFH looks more substantial that the cross member you remove to install the bumper.

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I just ordered my BFH rear and am going to notch it out and weld in my factory hitch. I only pull a small 4x6 trailer to carry camping gear and other light stuff so I am 100% confident in it.

Oh and thanks, as always, to Marcus at River City Offroad for getting the bumper headed my way.

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