If you're running big-dog tires on your Wrangler, the factory tire carrier on the tailgate will not be up to the job. Even 33 inch tires can stress out that factory carrier. This rear bumper/tire carrier combo is the solution. Built to take up to 40 inch tires, it takes all the load off the tailgate and puts it on the bumper via our Mega-Duty Spindle design.
Bag of hardware was wrong. It was clearly for some other part. I just bought grade 8 bolts. There should be a different bolt pattern for 1987-96 and 1997-06. The inside bolts on 97-06 would be tough to get to because of the gas tank but it is possible. Otherwise exactly what I expected and looks great.
By Wrong hands from Cocoa, FL
Well built, holds up
I chose this bumper and had it installed because of the swing out with the tailgate function. I didn't want my wife to have to lift the tire carrier to latch it onto the rear bumper like my previous jeep. Two days ago I was rear-ended by a Chevy 3500 work van at a stop light. The hood, grill, and bumper of the van was badly damaged. I had a scratched off paint on my wheel, slight bend in the carrier, a smudge of the van's paint on my bumper, and the tailgate had a dent in the bottom. All of this is barely visible at a glance, but the outcome would have been much worse if I was still running stock parts. A quality product well worth the investment.
By Reggie W. from Honolulu, HI
seems to be built good. i like the way it opens with the tailgate. only had it on for a few weeks so time will tell if it will hold up.
By jeep man from heber springs, ar
Great product. Very easy to install. Made of solid material.
One thing to remember is that when you take off the old bumper the frame of the Jeep may be discolored and need to be painted flat black to cover imperfections before you mount this bumper.
By Will Sea from Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
Nice looking and a receiver hitch.
I was looking for a good looking bumper with D-ring attachment points and a 2" receiver for light towing. I really like the look of this bumper and the fact that the receiver hitch is built into the bumper. Having the receiver built into the bumper gives me a little more rear clearance on my LJ than adding a separate receiver hitch. Installation was super easy and the finish seems like it will last a long time.
By midwest jeeper from Fargo, ND
best value of any bumper line
Buy some grade 8 bolts at your local hardware store to install this bumper. The bolts they include will strip the threads the first time you remove them. Otherwise this bumper is of great build quality and a great price.
By marking my territory one rock at a time from albuquerque nm
Do you guys sell the heim joint for this bumper separately?
Brown from on
Thanks for the inquiry Brown, the Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear 2" Receiver Hitch Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier in Black part # BST42934-01 here is a link to the parts breakdown. BST482.05. http://jo.my/rtgf1g
Is there any way that I can mount fuel cans on this? 2012 Rubicon Unlimited
Mox from Fayetteville, AR on
Hello Mox and thank you for your question! Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear 2" Receiver Hitch Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier in Black will accept fuel cans with the proper mounts.
Nick from Fayetteville, AR on
What class is the receiver?
How much can it tow?
OB Mike from San Diego, CA on
Hello OB, here is the specs link for Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear 2" Receiver Hitch Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier in Black http://www.bestop.com/index.php?option=com_contactus.
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