The XRC Bumpers have high degree approach angles and raised corners to maximize ground clearance. Manufactured from 3/16 inch cold rolled steel and then robotically welded to the exact specifications. Welds are ground down and smoothed out, then a two stage textured matte black powder coat is applied for the ultimate look. The front stinger is 1.75 tubing and has two light tabs that can hold up to two 9 lights. It's unique design is capable of mounting up to a 10,000 lb. winch with the option of running an aluminum or roller fairlead. Each bumper is developed to be a complete bolt on and requires no modifications to the vehicle.
Installation was super easy, I had the bumper on in about 15 min after getting the factory one off. The bumper looks great too. I put KC 6" fog lights on it which bolted right up with no problems. I did have to follow the instructions and drill out one of the factory bumper mount holes to get it to line up correctly. I would definatly have no problem ordering this again.
I purchased this bumper 2 years ago for my 2007 JKU and the 9K Smittybilt winch. This bumper is awesome and takes a beating. 2 years later and it still looks almost brand new. I love this bumper so much that when I traded my 2007 JKU in for a 2014 JKU I took that bumper off my 07 and installed it on my 2014. I also customized my by installing 2 1/2" amber LED lights in the 5 holes and wired the to the fog light switch..
Really nice bumper but the light tabs need to be redesigned. I have an older Ramsey 8000 winch with the solenoids on top. The light tabs welded to the hoop are too big and too closely placed toward the center. They need to be smaller and placed outboard on the hoop. They interfered with the top of the winch. I had to remove half the tab with a grinder to get the winch to fit. Also, the bumper does not cover the sway bar so there's an unsightly gap between bumper and grill.
Love the look and function of the bumper. Only took a small modification to the frame to get bumper to sit flush.
Installed on 2010 Rubicon. I had some trouble lining the bolts up until my wife pointed out that the bottom of the crash bar was preventing the bumper from lining up. I trimmed the extra metal and the bumper went on perfectly. It's the best looking JK bumper for the price!
Great bumper. Went on easy, I put it on by myself. I added two ProComp lights, a XRC8 winch, and a couple D-rings and the bumper looks sharp. I wouldn't leave it blank, it looked very silly with no winch or lights.
I got this bumper about a year ago and about 6 months in I was at a red light and a old man passed out at the wheel and smacked right into my front end at atleast 35mph stopped him cold and smashed the front end of his escape to the window and the motor pushed out into the road my bumper and the rest of my tj but a popped head light from the force was without a scratch talk about a unstoppable bumper I love it to death and I just bought the back bumper incase another old man passes out hahaha and the bumper has great clerance for rocks and downed trees can't wait to get the back one on!
Solid great looking bumper!!!! I have nothing but compliments and had no issues with my XRC winch pulling on a full sized Bronco, no creaks or sounds "other than my tires dragging in the dirt a little from the pull heh!"
The bumper looks great and is very solid. It is a huge improvement over the stock bumper which provides no protection at all. Instructions were poor, badly written, and very incomplete. On my jeep there was about 1/2 of extra material on the frame. This prevented the new bumper from sitting flush on the mounting plates. After I cut all the material away the new bumper slid right in place. However, the bottom flange did not overlap the frame nearly enough to get the last four bolts into the frame. It is short about an inch I would say. Other issues I noticed is the welds were not filed down and is rather rough. In spite of this I feel it was worth the upgrade.
This is a great product for someone wanting to install a winch OR just wants a custom front bumper. I drove mine for a year before I put a winch in and it still greatly enhanced the front end. It's a solid product, took literally 15 minutes to install. Only con was I didn't prefer the two light mounts on the top since I wasn't using them, but for the price I can't complain.
i am trying to get an outside dimension for the d ring attachments. I called Smittybuilt but they said they dont have any of those bumbers (XRC Front Bumper) anymore because they are discontinued. I have a custom tow bar that was made to fit my XRC stringer bumper and i need to know if it will fit this bumper 27.5 " from outside edge to outside edge.
Asked by Eric from Lansing MI on
Hey Eric, I just went and measured one of these and it is also 27.5 outside to outside. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Lansing MI on
I have a 2006 LJ - Unlimited Rubicon. 1) Does the Warn Zeon 8 winch work with this bumper? 2) What is the overall width and length of this bumper?
Asked by Dave from on
Hey Dave, this bumper will work with the warn Zeon winch and I do not have a exact width but it is mid fender width and is 58 inches shipping width. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from on
I'd like to bolt a X20 12K GEN2 WINCH ON THIS PRODUCT THAT I'M ORDERING WITH BUMPER. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED. I KNOW IT'S RECOMMENDED FOR 10 K MAX. IS IT POSSIBLE WITH AN ADDITIONAL WINCH PLATE OR SHOULD I GET ANOTHER BUMPER. I'D RATHER HAVE MORE WINCH THAN I NEED.
Asked by sw from Gulfshores AL on
Hi SW The 12K winch will fit on the XRC Rock Crawler Winch Bumper with no problem. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from Gulfshores AL on
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