The Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper has gone through extensive design and testing to meet stringent international pedestrian safety standards. As a result, the bumper is stylishly chiseled as well as being extremely strong and functional.
good sturdy bumper. Bad instructions and photos. Wasted more time trying to understand the instructions than actually installing everything. the outer holes on driver & passenger side didn't match up with the frame. will have to find an alternate way to secure those spots. the wheel mount studs for the tire carrier should already be mounted onto the adjustable wheel mount plate. I couldn't get them in all of the way, so now I have to find someone with a press to finish the job. Not sure if the money is worth all of these issues. We shall see.
Fantastic concept and design. A lot of issues on fit and finish. I would only recommend to a friend if they are above average in improvising. The bumper did not fit my 2013 Rubicon without the use of a big hammer. It went on an off 6 different times with every wiggle and jiggle, never fitting properly. I was able to get the four bolts installed along the rear. I was only able to get the driver's side bolted. The passenger side will require drilling into the bracket and the frame to align and bolt - or spot welding it - I have not decided which to do. The tire carrier latch pin came preinstalled. It stuck out too far and prevented the carrier from closing. I removed and reinstalled without the spacer on the pin. It still would not close. The bolt heads on the latch mechanism were hitting the edge and scraping off the finish. I tightened them down to create as much space as possible. It closes and latches, but the bolt heads are still rubbing slightly. Once everything was set, the tire carrier is opening and closing the same with or without the added weight of tire, jack, and fuel cans, so my cam adjustment worked as advertised. Everything else seemed to go together properly. I love this bumper for function and appearance. Quality control on production needs to improve greatly as things do not fit. I shouldn't have to hammer my frame end points to get the bumper to go on and then not be able to place all of the proper bolts in the proper location. Lucky for me I have access to a lot of tools and a welder to make it work. If you are a bolt on guy with little resources, then you should seriously consider another product.
I bought this bumper based on the fact that it incorporated the ability to carry gas and my jack. Installation was done by my 4 Wheel Parts and they said it was a pain to do. This should have been my first indication the bumper would have issues. This bumper rattles and makes more noise over any size bump in the road. It's been in the shop 3 times for 'adjusting' but still makes noise. I can't wait to get rid of it. This bumper is a total waste of money. Like the other review said, the alignment and noise will drive you crazy.
What tire carrier would work with this bumper?
Asked by RattleCat from on
Hello RattleCat, The tire carrier for the Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper is part number S/B76896-02. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Matt C EXT 4831 from on
I have a 2014 JK, I had the XRC rear bumper installed by a local shop. I'm having a rattle problem while driving down the road and the arm where it pivots on the bumper has a lot of play in it. Could this be a defect or an installation problem?
Asked by RB JEEPER from Vacaville, CA on
Hey RB JEEPER, the Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier requires shims on the pivot. Sounds to me like it may need more shims added in to eliminate the rattle. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Vacaville, CA on
I just purchased a jeep with the Smittybilt Atlas on the back, and for some reason I cannot get it to swing open. Is there a pin that needs to be pulled or something I cannot find, or are you just supposed to pull the silver handle?
Asked by bhulse76 from Ogden, UT on
Hey Bhulse76, the Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier has a black paddle handle on the drivers side of the bumper that you pull to open it. Sometimes you need to push up on the tire carrier to get the handle to open. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Ogden, UT on
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