Body Armor's new sculpted design is compact to the body to maximize departure angles. 3/16 inch steel plate for strength. Machined pivot shaft for the swing arm. Reinforced gusseted mounting plates enhance the strength of the bumper. Double D- ring mounting points for recovery points. The bumper is notched to retain the factory trailer hitch preserving the Jeep's towing capability. Easy bolt on installation. Requires the purchase of part number B/A5294 swing arm tire carrier.
Awesome bumper great strong material,well constructed & workmanship nice thick powder coated . Very easy instalation with all hardware & instruction provided. Fitment great for 2016 & up for Tacoma .
By Rob from Florida
Very well made, styling could be better
I've wanted a replacement bumper for my Tacoma for some time, but was put off by the crazy prices. I didn't understand why a relatively simple rear bumper should cost several hundred dollars more than a substantially more complex
ARB front bullbar. This one is about half the price of the rear bumpers offered by other manufacturers, so I jumped on it. Despite the lower cost, the materials are first rate and are very stout, and the provided hardware is high quality, though I will replace mine with black oxide Grade 8 bolts to better match the bumper itself. All in all, this bumper is nicely heavy duty and is very well constructed.
One suggestion I would have for the manufacturer is to also offer this in a smooth powder coated finish. The textured finish is nice and appears to be quite durable, but it doesn't match the ARB bumper I have on the front of my truck. Not a huge deal, but it would be nice to have that as an option.
Installation was a breeze. Removing the factory bumper took longer than bolting up the replacement unit. About 1.5 hours for the entire install, taking my time, using minimal tools. I did it by myself, though a buddy would be handy as it is awkward to mount by yourself without scratching the body. The factory receiver hitch remains in place, along with the factory wiring,
which is great. No drilling or other modifications are required.
There is no provision for mounting a license plate light, which is required in most states, if not all. I'm not going to worry about it, but it seems like this should be provided. I suppose I could fabricate something if I need to, but it would be nice not to have to. Bolts/screws for fastening a license plate were also not provided (slightly annoying), but holes for mounting a plate are nicely pre-drilled to left of center, presumably so that the plate will not be blocked from view if you decide to add the optional swing-away tire carrier.
My only dissatisfaction with the bumper is the styling. The lines along the sides do not conform to the body lines of the adjoining rear fenders, and the bottom corners of the bumper stick out and look kind of goofy. They also look like they will catch mud thrown up from the rear tires. The bumper itself is quite boxy and looks a little stodgy. See the attached photos. I expect this
is a reflection of the low price...adding angles, bends, and additional welds would add to manufacturing costs and thus to the price. You get what you pay for. The somewhat clunky styling is not a deal breaker, however, and the bumper looks way better than the original factory unit, and is way stronger and provides a great attachment point for recovery purposes, something that is totally lacking on the original bumper. Still, I'm knocking off a star for the Plain Jane styling. I'm not expecting Ferrari styling here, but a step or two up from a base model Plymouth would be nice.
By Desert Man from San Francisco, CA
Great, sturdy bumper
Great bumper for off-road use. Fantasic look - head turning. Easy installation. Took longer to remove factory bumper than to install. Need to have a second set of helping hands for easiest installation.
By On target every time from So. Cal.
Great fit and finish! Unbeatable 4 the $
Great bumper for the money. Why pay more? Looks great and tire swing worked perfectly. Installed in less than 90 min.
By APARK25 from Gig Harbor, WA
Love it. We didn't buy the tire holder that slides into it because of the unpopular reviews, but it fits fine with the stock carrier that's on there.
By starcie from atlanta ga
Like the look it gives my jeep and it only took 40mins to take off, then put the new one on.
By crazy guy from Calgary, Alberta Canada
High quality, fit perfectly, and was an easy install.
By Bwebs from Tucson, AZ
Great finish and perfect fit
By MFC from South florida
Exactly the Bumper I wanted.
Easy to install. Did not interfere with factory hitch. Good price and overall great purchase.
By Grey Ghost from Central Florida
Id buy again
This is a replacement for the stock rear bumper on my Jeep.
Also added the matching tire carrier.
Thanks for the inquiry Lisa, the Body Armor 4x4 TJ Wrangler Steel Plate Rear Bumper in Textured Black part # B/ATJ-2961 you can use 3/4 inch shackles IE part # S/B13047 or S/B13047B.
from San Diego on
Where is this bumper manufactured?
Gary from Micanopy, FL on
Thanks for the question.
These are manufactured over sea's.
from Micanopy, FL on
I want this bumper but without the tire carrier. Does this version of the bumper still have the latch mount and post receiver for the tire carrier? Is it smooth without those pieces on top of the bumper? Can you post a photo?
2012 Jeep JKU
JP from Oceanside on
This bumper only comes with the tire carrier. However, it can be removed.
Body Armor 4x4 produces extreme off-road equipment for Jeeps and trucks. The company was founded in the 1990s in Corona, California. Body Armor engineers its products to withstand the abuse of the trail over and over while personalizing the look of your rig. Body Armor popular products include Jeep bumpers with integrated winch plates and multiple light mounting points, Trail doors that are predrilled for aftermarket mirrors plus thick nylon webbing to protect passengers from scraping branches and a very secure two position latch, plus rock steps that also function as sliders. All Body Armor parts are built for durability with a dual process powdercoat oversprayed with a textured finish and undersprayed with an e-coat. So corrosion resistance is quite strong. Shop Body Armor 4x4 Now