The smuggler rear winch bumper is a very unique and fresh idea in the off-road marketplace. The first thing that will probably catch your attention on this bumper is the fact that it has a built in location to mount a rear winch, you no longer need to turn around to pull someone out, just pull out the winch line and hook the vehicle up. Secondly you will notice that the tire carrier opens in 2 different directions, both vertically and horizontally. If you have large tires you no longer need to pick the tire up to mount it onto the tire carrier, this carrier comes to the ground to get the tire. Lastly the bumper has integrated Hi-Lift Jack mounts designed into the bumper, you no longer have to worry about the jack sliding off the bumper. This bumper is made of 1/4" solid steel plate and powder coated for a long life and durability. This bumper ships via truck freight. The top of the tire carrier had to be elongated (made longer) so the pendulum can properly function when lowering the tire down to the ground and lifting it back up. All the Smugglers we have made and sold have the longer tire carrier. The one that was photographed was a work in process to demonstrate the function.
Olympic sells this bumper with two different swing arms one as shown in the above pics and one that is a basic swing arm that attaches to the tailgate for one open motion. The bumper is assume has all the goodies: Winch holder, Hi-Jack points, D-Rings holes, spots for CB antenna, and Winch controls. Where as other winch bumpers required mounting the winch under the jeep which means changing the muffler system. Now the Tire carries if you can lift your tire up and mount it then I recommend getting Olympics other option that has a one motion tailgate open. The swing bolts to the tailgate and that makes life easy. If you have a bad back or can't lift your 37-40's then go with this carrier system. This tire carrier is heavy-duty very thick steel and adds about 80lbs to the bumper witch with a winch is already 150lbs easy. So be prepared to add a 1-2" lift spacer to the rear of your jeep. The main problem with this tire carrier is it's over engineered. It latches work but could be better. You will need to add a safety wire to the lock pins so you don't loose them. It does rattle but not bad and the tire angles back away from the jeep instead of straight up and down (personal preference). All in all the bumper is great compared to others out there.
Since 1953, California-based Olympic 4x4 Products has produced bumpers, racks, side guards and other accessories for Jeep enthusiasts. Whether you are looking to upgrade or replace OEM parts on your Wrangler JK, TJ, YJ, CJ or Cherokee, Olympic is a one stop shop for products made in the USA and thoroughly tested and wheeled in off-roading environments. Olympic 4x4 Products are authentic, easy to install and afford enthusiasts multiple choices in style and fit. Their extensive off-roading experience and location in City of Commerce with close proximity to off-road trails makes the company an authority on designing and manufacturing durable parts that go the Olympic distance. Shop Olympic 4x4 Products Now