Designed with the off-road enthusiast in mind, Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumpers are the perfect addition to any Jeep running oversized tires. The finest materials combined with a dual stage powdercoat help make this one heavy duty piece of equipment that is built to last.
Just what they say it is , only down fall was inner frame brackets were not in box , had to fab my own .
Bought this to replace the "bumperettes" and it looks good on the jeep, with that being said it was a "pain" to install. the easy was I already had the gas tank off so I had good access to the bolts and nuts. here's where the quality control issue reared it head the mounting brackets were not paralell with each other or the length of the bumper, I had to have my wife stand on it as i smacked it with a 16lb hammer to try to line them up. I got them close and bolted it up loosely so I could mark the inner bolt holes no easy way to mark the centers so I ended up with oversized holes. I got it all bolted up and tightened up but it's still not exactly paralell with the rear of the jeep. but if you are not to much of a perfectionist it works fine.
Took a long time to install and had to drill new holes into frame. Custom install. If you have a pole barn or garage with tools you shouldn't have any issues. This is not something you could install in an AutoZone parking lot. Looks great and very durable.
Great price and the bumper looks real cool. Took about an hour to install and the instructions were super easy to follow.
The installation instructions are vague but really not needed. The 4 center holes don't line up with the factory frame holes. Had to remove the muffler to drill them out. Predrilling prior to installation not worth the effort due to the lack of uniformity of the hole pattern on the new bumper. If you predrill I suggest you go big...really big. I am happy with the bumper once it was correctly installed. Took 4 hours.
Obviously far superior than stock and price was not too bad. I bought it for the tow hitch, anchor points, and added body protection but it also makes a nice shelf to use while loading gear in the back and a great step to stand on to access roof. I would have preferred it stuck out just a little farther to protect against the spare being driven into the tail gate with any rear end impacts but I will get a bump plate insert to remedy that. Not really a walk in the park to install due to bolting access but not too difficult overall. I would not hesitate to buy this bumper again for my next jeep.
This is a very good looking bumper, it was given to me by my wife as a present. Following the tips that I read on this website, I drilled the receiver holes out to 1/2". The only issue I had with it is the fact that the install was much harder and time consuming than what was stated in the instructions. After using every trick in the book to get the 8 bolt holes to line up; I was only able to get 6 bolts in the bumper. The two bolts on oppsite ends of the receiver mount had to be drilled out to complete the install. Another tip, go ahead and remove the muffler it will make the task easier.
This is a great bumper. Yes it does rattle a little bit. If you are interested in this type of thing your Jeep already has accessories on it that rattle. Its a Jeep. If you want something quiet buy a car. You are not a Jeep person. The tire carrier swing out is very stiff. That is a good thing. If it wasn't it would beat its self to death. It looks great a preforms just like it should. I only wish it came with a Smittybilt sticker. That's not a very big complaint. I recommend this bumper.
Fantastic bumper. I love the look. With that being said, here is the bad part... you have to drill 4 New holes and elongate 2 holes. You need a impact gun to pull it tight to the frame. Getting your hand behind the gas tank to start the nuts is no easy task. I used a magnet to get the washer and nut started. You also will need a spare tire reloaction bracket for 33 x 12.50 15's and bigger. I have new 33 12.50 15 goodyear dura tracs and the rear gate WILL not close without the extra bracket. The tire just rubs a little with the bracket. The bracket is about 40 bucks. still saves you about 170 v/s this bumper with the tire swing. My guess would be get the bumper with the tire swing if you are running something larger than a 33. Thanks SRC. Thanks 4WD!!
Install took a little while as the bolts were difficult to line up. The support bracket for the swing arm is an afterthought at best. High brake light relocation is borderline useless and I left it off. Swing arm is difficult to open and close. It does rattle a fair bit. 4WD honored their pricing commitment. It looks really good and functions as promised. For the price I paid, it's pretty good.
So this will replace my stock bumper and hitch? Will it have the same towing capacity as my current hitch?
Asked by Erik from on
Hi Erik The SRC Rear Bumper is rated at 5000 pound towing capasity. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from on
does this rear bumper have a hitch if so what is the tow rating ?
Asked by DRE537 from las vegas nv on
Hello, The Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumper is class II tow rated at 2500 lbs. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S @ Ext 4876 from las vegas nv on
I see two questions asking about towing, one answer says no it's not rated for towing. Yet another answer says it is. Which one is it?
Asked by Just Matt from North Carolina on
Hi Just Matt, This Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumper with Receiver Hitch In Black Powder Coat includes a class III, 2" receiver and it is indeed tow rated at 5,000 lbs. Great question, thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from North Carolina on
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