"A limited budget doesn't have to mean limited capability. The all new Carbine bumper offers Smittybilts renown rugged construction while at the same time letting the cost-conscious or entry level Jeeper play with the big boys. Manufactured from 3/16" cold-rolled steel and finished with the signature two-stage, matte black finish, the Carbine is fully backed by the Smittybilt Advantage Warranty."
Looks great and great price! Sticks out further then I thought. Save your top bumper cover and cut it to fill gap between bumper and grill. Need to extend the fog light harness to reach new location. One of the corners arrived dinged (missing some paint/powder coat). No reply from 4wd.com about the damage. Instructions said to redrill but didn't need to on my 2014 jku rubicon. Did I mention it is heavy? It is! I have a leveling kit and it dropped the front 1/2 inch which will help rear brake wear vs front. No need to relocate the vac pump. Inside mounting bolts can be reached from underneath with a box wrench. Did it solo and had no problems.
Bought the SRC Carbine Mid Front Bumper on a Tuesday and had it delivered, free shipping, on Thursday (thank you 4wd.com). When delivered the box was slightly opened at the corner, which exposed the end corner of the bumper with minor scuffing, but nothing a touch up of bedlinen can't fix. This was most likely due to UPS shipping and the weight of the bumper. Once opened, I was hesitant about the powder coat, but it is by far much superior to Barricade brand (friend has a similar mid front bumper by Barricade, which he had to have re-powder coated due to rusting within 2 months). I do have Smittybilt side rails also, 2 years, which are holding up perfectly from northeast winters. The bumper itself was easy install, hardest part was take OEM bumper off and accessing the bolts. Defiantly worth the purchase, especially for the price!
Is this bumper adequate to attach a tow bar to pull the Jeep behind a truck? What other parts do I need to tow the Jeep? Tow Bar, lights, adaptors?
Asked by Suzy from Wickenburg Arizona on
Suzy, Yes, the SRC Carbine Front Bumper is more than adequate for towing. May I suggest the JK Wrangler Towing PAK Part Number: 4WDJKTOWPK, it has everything that you will need in one complete package
Answered by Ken, ext4987 from Wickenburg Arizona on
will you be able to drive throw a brick wall
Asked by mike from mars on
Mike, the SRC Carbine Front Bumper is so durable that you would be able to drive through a brick wall, however I'm not sure how your steering set up and tires would like that, so we don't recommend it. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from mars on
Will a Superwinch fit with this bumper?
Asked by Mike from Ohio on
Mike, The SRC Carbine Front Bumper will accommodate most winches including Superwinch up to 12,000 lbs. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S @ Ext 4876 from Ohio 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
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