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.
I have owned this product for over a year and have hated it since day one. bumper rattles constantly and feels like it is falling off, even when going over speed bumps and normal everyday driving. I have had to use tie down straps to minimize banging sounds and have to tighten bolts often(every other week). friends love to make jokes about hearing me come down the road and how it feels when they are in the jeep. contacted co. rep and they sent me a t handle to solve problem and was told it would help. problem is they want me to cut holes in bumper and weld parts. I contacted local 4wd shop and they said not to do it since it would cause even more problems. I'm saving money now to buy a different bumper. I can't even sell it for 1/4 the price and will probably end up giving it away just to be rid of it. I was going to buy matching front bumper but decided it would probably be junk as well. Expected bumper to atleast be decent for [$].
What winches fit this bumper?
Asked by JB from Maryland on
Hello JB, Any of the 8,000lb. low profile winches with the seperate solenoids will work with this Olympic rear bumper.
Answered by Bob from Maryland on
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