The perfect add-on to your Jeep when you have oversized tires. Original Jeep tailgates are unable to support the weight of an oversized tire- especially when you are off road. This bumper mount tire carrier takes the load off the tailgate and puts it on the frame mounted bumper. Each tire carrier incorporates grease fitting to keep the hinge mechanism running smooth. Constructed of the finest materials and Zinc under-coated, Dual Stage durable powder coat painted, this heavy duty off road design is built to last. Available in Textured Black only.
Bought this for my 94 wrangler because the oversized tire was pulling gate off the jeep. Very solid design and build. Several places to collect water, snow and mud. I was very disappointed in the delivery. Box was torn in several places. Clearly someone had drug the box because the end was torn through the plastic and the finish was grinder off the metal. To the point that there was already rust on the bumper. Not a good way to start a business relationship since I have 2 jeeps and plan to upgrade both of them.
I do most of my offroad in the woods and on extremely rough, muddy, wet and nasty trails, I go places most wouldn't take a 4x4 wheeler.This system will keep from damaging the tailgate again. I run a 35" superswamper and they are really heavy for the tailgate' bent it regularly.
Bumper mounting holes need to be an inch higher to lower bumber an inch to allow tailgate opening without damaging grease zerk.
I read a few reviews about this product before purchasing. Most complained of rattle they could hear when driving and difficulty installing. It did take a few hours to install, mostly because I was doing it myself, but also a few of the places didn't have the bolts lining up just right, which was remedied with a rubber mallet and some tough love.When I first installed this it did rattle a little, which is caused by the tire carrier pin not securely pressed down in the rear. I went to [@] and picked up a $1 rubber tube clamp in the plumbing dept. and spray painted it black and it works great, and saved me about $400 on the next name brand tire carrier. It fits my 35x12.50x17s just fine. Also, it does give the appearance that it's leaning back just slightly once installed, but it's an optical illusion due to the cut of the roll bar.
I am so happy with the quality of the product, it shipped fast. Very happy with the value, I had a limited budget, but this bumper / tire carrier was as good as any I've seen for a price that beat almost everyone. It fits like a glove, easy to install, I love it!!
is the receiver rated for towing?
Asked by Dylan from United States on
HI Dylan the Smittybilt Classic Rock Crawler Bumper and Tire Carrier with Receiver Hitch has a class IV hitch (9000) pounds but Check with OEM towing specifications and operation before towing anything with your vehicle. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Thanks,
Answered by roy ext 4928 from United States on
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now