The Smittybilt Classic SRV Rear Bumper is as tough as it is practical, as is seen in the 1/4 inch steel plate design, intuitive mounting system to carry an oversized spare tire. The SRC Classic rear bumper is powder coated in our signature textured finish.
Looks decent, price is cheap, but you get what you pay for. The grease fitting lasted one day, it rattles like crazy going down the road, and the slide in hitch receiver is loose as a goose. I thought it was my slide in, but everyone's I have tried fits the same. I guess I'll have to make some shims...
Install was pretty straightforward. Inside bolt holes did need to be redrilled due to a slight misalignment, but not bad. Gas tank does have to be dropped to get the inside holes started. If running 32x11.50 tires, you will need to purchase an adapter plate for the spare the raises it up and out. The bumper is about 3/4" higher than stock and interferes with the 32's, not allowing you to shut the tailgate.
Bumper was well built but lacked details. Would have preferred a smooth finish as opposed to the crackle look. Hard to clean. Latch rattled inside housing. Removed latch and covered with heat shrink, greased and replaced. Solved rattle. Tire still shakes going down the road rubber block provided did not reach any part of tailgate. Tire blocks view out of inside mirror and sits a lot higher than stock mount. Wish I had read reviews first would not have bought.
Overall a great bumper for the money. The hitch is a nice bonus, but the Jeep tailgate broke the grease zirk off of the tire rack cylinder. Very happy with the bumper.
The bumper width aligns best with a CJ which makes it too narrow for a TJ and leaves your corners unprotected. It is a heavy gauge steel but the corners are open towards the front and will catch everything the tires throw at them, expect it to rust. Grease fitting must be removed in order to open the tailgate. Latch rattles, you will have to jerry rig something or tie it to the tailgate with a flexible joint. A 33" tire is 6+ inches over the top of the bumper placing the tire way too high and blocking most of your rear view. I'm sure this adds some unnecessary stress at the pivot joint. I would call this a good entry level bumper for a CJ but for my LJ I have some major buyers remorse.
pretty easy for the weekend mechanic. be prepared to drop the rear of the gas tank a couple inches to gain access to four of the bolts. all the bolt holes do line up with my 1992 YJ.
Replacement for rear bumper and hitch assembly damaged in rear end collision. Body shop installed, so don't know how difficult or easy it was. Looks good, but receiver is angled down. Anything plugged into it hangs at an angle instead of sitting level
You will need help to position into last two bolts. It is very heavy, and by yourself it can be a challenge. I love the clevis rings, and they are very well welded to the bumper. The bumper also has a hitch port, so can be a real help for towing and positioning trailers.
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.
Clean look, the only issue I had was the old jeep owner had welded the old bumper on... oh well the new one is on right!
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
What is the tubular piece on the right side of the bumper for?
Asked by sean from on
Hi sean, This Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Crawler Rear Bumper has the option of mounting a tire carrier for your spare, which is the pivot you see on the right side. Here's the carrier, thanks for your inquiry.http://www.4wd.com/Bumpers-Tire-Carriers-Winch-Mounts/SRC-Tire-Carrier.aspx?t_c=64&t_s=26&t_pt=3902&t_pn=S/B76651-02
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from on
can you haul a medium sized trailer with this bumper? or can you haul anything at all? i assume that is what the hitch is for
Asked by Mark from Ky on
Hello, With the Src Rock Crawler rear bumper it is a class iii hitch. So yes a medium sized trailer wouldn't hurt the bumper, however I would watch how much you haul with the stock springs and shocks so you don't have any issues. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by [email protected] from Ky on
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