The RockBrawler Rear Bumpers high clearance, multi-faceted design provides the best possible departure angles and corner obstacle clearance. Its appearance is streamlined and sexy, not like the squarish, boxy shape of many other bumpers on the market. The RockBrawler is constructed of CNC laser cut, brake-formed 3/16" plate steel. The RockBrawler Rear Bumper can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeeps frame rails. The RockBrawler spare tire carrier is built from the highest quality components. The main structure of the tire carrier is fabricated from NC-bent DOM tubing and laser-cut, precision brake-formed plate steel. The extreme duty hinge assembly includes a CNC machined spindle and housing, with a pair of Timken tapered roller bearings for smooth operation under the heaviest loads. The latch is a high quality automotive grade mechanism, concealed in a fabricated housing. There is a spring-loaded pin-lock with stainless steel slider plate that locks the tire carrier into the open position to keep it from swinging around while accessing the Jeeps tailgate. The latch and pin lock are both easily disengaged with a simple pull of a knob. The tire mount is adjustable up and down, as well as in and out, to accommodate a wide variety of tire sizes up to 40". The adjustability allows the tire to be mounted as low as possible for any tire size, to keep a low center of gravity. The included license plate mount places the license plate at the center of the spare tire. IMPORTANT: Tire carrier will NOT fit with stock Jeep wheels, AEV wheels, or any wheel with a center hole of smaller than 2" and/or more than 4-1/2" of backspacing. Tire carrier does fit with most aftermarket wheels, please measure yours for compatibility before ordering. The RockBrawler Rear Bumper features an integrated receiver hitch. The hitch is tucked high up into the bumper to provide better obstacle clearance and departure angle than OE or aftermarket hitches. IMPORTANT: The integrated hitch receiver is not rated for towing. It is intended as a recovery attachment point only. The Heavy-Duty Recovery Shackle Tabs are CNC machined from 1" thick steel billet, specifically designed to accept our heavy duty 3/4" Recovery Shackles. These tabs are designed to match the high clearance aspects of the rest of the bumper and minimized hang-ups. Selecting this option will get you a pair of these tabs, expertly welded to the RockBrawler Rear Bumper. The universal mounting system for the RockBrawler rear bumper comes with captured hardware already in place for installation on to either TJ/LJ, YJ, or CJ. Simply pop out the bolts that will be unused for your application, and bolt it on! The RockBrawler Rear Bumper comes with Grade 8 mounting hardware. The bumper ships as bare steel, ready for you to paint or powder coat in your color of choice.
Our TJ is 17 years old now and has had the old classic tube bumpers on it since new. With a 31" spare hanging on the tailgate it has just about destroyed the latch and hinges on the gate. Now with a new lift and 35's I knew we would need to upgrade to a bumper mounted spare and this was the one we chose.
I have a local powder coat company that offers PolyArmor Thermoplastic coatings so we went with this type of coating and it came out very nice.
Installation was pretty easy, but it is a challenge to access the rear of the frame box to tighten the bolts. I tried dropping the gas tank but this bumper extends down to cover the gas tank shield, so I had to re-install the shield before tightening all of the bumper hardware.
After mounting the 35" spare on the carrier it is rock solid and does not shake or squeak. I definitely recommend using the bottom corner bolts though, as they give it a lot of stability.
All said, we are very happy with the bumper and definitely would buy it again, although it is very expensive it is worth the price.
Poison Spyder Customs has a heritage in hardcore off-road accessories that started when founder Larry McRae was little. McrRae's daddy use to load him up in the Ford Bronco to explore the off-road trails of the southwest. McRae became a professional rock crawler who raced for Nelson & Nelson Racing in the early 2000s. McRae purchased PSC from the Slay family and kept the vision of developing and fabricating high end quality off-road accessories right in the Pomona, California headquarters . McCrae and his wife are members of the Inland Empire 4 Wheel Drive club. McCrae himself is a Past President and Mrs. McCrae is a past Treasurer. Every product produced by PSC starts as a prototype tested on real trails by members of the club. Shop Poison Spyder Customs Now