The rear bumper is manufactured out of 3/16 inch cold rolled steel and comes standard with a built in class III receiver hitch and two solid d-ring mounts that are welded on the inside and out for maximum strength.
I was suspect about what I'd get for such a cheap bumper but this thing looks great and fit like a glove. Thanks for the smokin' deal!
I called after ordering this bumper and a front bumper asking if this would fit the xrc tire carrier. Everything on this page said it would fit. But over the phone they verified that it will not. Didn't put it on my rig. But looks solid and it was free. Lol.
Just going to give a few heads up for anyone looking to buy. 1. expect install to take an entire day. 2. Bumper with tire adds over 300lbs so your suspension will sag more in the rear. 3. Jerry can holder does not fit a real Jerry can. go figure. 4. Don't expect to hear back from Smittybilt if you have any concerns. 5. hi-lift jack does not fit vertically like shown in the picture but fits horizontal across the top bar. 6. watching the rear tire bounce back and forth while driving down the highways makes me wonder how strong the latch is that holds the tire carrier shut. 7. hitch receiver dimensions are off. You may have to hammer the hitch receiver in and out. SO far the bumper still looks good and serves a purpose, the price was great compared to other brands. My main discontent was that after writing the company about my concerns with the jerry can holder I have never heard back from them and its been over a month.
Installed on a 2010 Sport S Unlimited. I love the sturdiness and the look. Directions are very straight forward. Greatly enhances those old plastic bumpers that collapse with the slightest bump. I wish there was an adaptor to house my wire harness for trailers. You'll have to let the wire hang down, tuck up under the bumper, or pay to have something fabricated. Its complimentary front bumper sticks our further than the rear; seems like they should be similar lengths. One bolt wouldn't line up with the receiving whole, so only seven of the eight bolts are holding it on, which is plenty of support.
It looks and works great. The instructions are unclear and the gas tank must be removed first. It's very difficult to re-install the straps. MAKE SURE you are low on fuel. You don't want to be wrestling with a fuel tank with 120 lbs of fuel inside! I'd give it 4 or even 5-stars, but the installation is a huge hassle. Give yourself plenty of time to install.
This XRC bumper looks great on my 02' TJ. Much heavier than the stock bumper, but that adds to it's durability. Had to drill 4 additional 7/16" holes into the Jeep. These 4 holes require you to drop the gas tank to get to the backs of them. Make sure to spray them up with some black paint to prevent any future rust. Had to notch out the skid plate in order to get the tank back in place. I found it very difficult to line up the holes for the very last bracket I installed. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get this done. Having a second person to help makes things go much faster.
This product is pretty heavy duty, I have not trail tested it yet, but mounting and lining everything up was pretty awesome. Matches cherokee body lines and looks great! Tire carrier fitment is great as well takes some time to adjust the gate swing level so there in no interference with the bumper, but it's worth it for the seamless look. I have a few complaints the packaging of the bumper was terrible, yes it was a heavy package, but box was torn apart and bumper was scratched pretty deep even with the thick powder coating... I was ready to accept this as normal for heavy package shipment until I opened up my ORF front bumper that I ordered...they plastic bagged the bumper and then used this thick spray foam into the box.... It arrived at my doorstep perfect unlike my brand new scratched up rear tire carrier..... None the less it's gonna get hammered on the trail, but just feedback. Also if you have a factory installed tow package on your cherokee (mine did 1987) then the right side bumper mounts will interfere with supplies mounts.... With a little modification it will work. Also if you intend to attach 60" highlight jack to supplied mounts, the jack does interfere with the lift gate slightly, I will need to modify bracket. The smaller hilift jack will probably be fine though. Overall, from fitment perspective, it's a great purchase, worth the money and I would recommend this product to a friend.
Easy to install and instructions were 'ok'. Pictures on instructions could have been better and made the installation easier
It recommends no bigger then a 40" tire but I have 42.5 boggers and it works fine.at first when I closed the tailgate it did not latch but once 2 of us picked that HEAVY tire up and installed it then the gate latched perfect.only problem I had was the bolt that holds the handle on fell out sometime while I was driving.
After junk handle falls off they make u pay to get a new one and tell you your bolts should be checked daily.. 47$
Is there an option for swing out tire carrier for that bumper
Asked by Joe from Gore mt. on
Hello you can find the tire carrier for that bumper here. https://www2.4wd.com/p/smittybilt-xrc-tire-carrier-only-76856-02/_/R-DSBP-76856-02
Answered by [email protected] from Gore mt. on
yes, I was just wondering if you could give me the part number to the tire carrier so i can look it up. If you do not carry the tire carrier, can you direct me to someone who does?
Asked by Jb from Avon, Indiana on
Hi JB The tire carrier is S/B76851-02 and we do stock them. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from Avon, Indiana on
It says it fits 84-01 jeep cherokee, but it says when i click on it that it does not fit my 97 cherokee country whats different?
Asked by Tyler from on
Tyler, the Smittybilt XRC Rear Tire Carrier Bumper with Hitch will fit your Cherokee. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on
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