Genuine Blue Ox baseplates are engineered to be shock absorbing and integrated into the individual bumper frame or unibody. Designed to let the baseplate torsion or flex, similar to a receiver hitch, so it absorbs the forces of towing rather than rigidly transferring the forces to the frame of the towed vehicle. Positioned for proper and secure attachment to the frame and for easy access to hook up the tow bar. Many models have removable tabs so the vehicle's appearance is not affected. Order by year, make and model. Easy installation with the hardware and easy to read instructions included. Tow bar attaches easily with two pins. Lifetime warranty. Adapters available to accommodate most other brands of tow bars to the Blue OxÂ® base plate.