Not only does it have the strongest mounting system on the market, it's also the easiest to live with. We've seen people struggle to open or close their tire carrier cage and thought, "that's not the way it has to be". Our proprietary dual-stage latching mechanism and "pre-load" design prevent vibration and wobbling to help ensure whether you are on the toughest off road trail or loading gear into the back of your Jeep. Our Rear Bumpers are full width to protect your vulnerable corner panels and tail gates including protrusions below your tail lights. With end plates designed to provide maximum departure angle and clearance, our design prevents you from getting "hung up" on tough trails and sharp, off camber turns. Plus, with oversized tires, rubbing and tire gouging is never a concern. Our rear bumper is finished off with an overhang under your tub for a clean look that also provides a skid surface when reversing over an obstacle. Our rear bumper feature our exclusive frame tie-in's that extend the full length along the sides of your fuel tank. This replaces your factory receiver for the strongest Cherokee rear bumper mounting system on the market.
My 35" spare tire was too big for the stock tire carrier and I was unable to use the hitch to move my boat and PWC's. Instructions were easy to follow, hard part was removing the stock bumper and receiver hitch.
By Mattico from Elfin Forest, CA
Great quality bumper
This bumper does not rattle and fits my jeep very well. The latch system closes easily. The tire carrier can be configured to several bolt patterns and tire sizes. I would buy this bumper again.
By Tim from Come & Take It, Texas
Very nice bumper
The Rock Hard front and rear bumpers are fantastic. The fit and finish are better than expected. The holes lined up perfectly and the outside seams are smooth and attractive. The company thoroughly thought out the design and implementation of this product. I installed the back by myself and the front with the help of a friend and was very impressed with how it turned out.
By CRZRTX from Austin, TX
Sweet Rear Bumper / Cargo System
This thing is an awesome product. Heavy and hard to install -- but once on the Jeep you'll never miss the OEM bumper or tire carrier.
The bumper and tire carrier allow a larger tire, high lift mounting, an antenna or trail flag.
You may have to mess with the high lift jack mounts a bit to make them fit and not cover up your license plate (stock location) depending on your jack.
This product is the basis of a large range of accessories and add ons -- including a license plate relocation bracket, a pair of fuel / water carriers, cargo basket. The durable steel construction makes it easy to use simple u-bolts to attach any number of additional accessories.
By Cory with Jeep from Mountains in CA
A great bumper for the money
I have a 2003 Jeep TJ, I use the bumper with swing away tire carrier to carry my large spare tire on frequent off-road trips.
I run trails, rock crawl, etc. and I love this bumper and swing away tire carrier.
I also purchased the optional frame reinforcing pieces and license plate holder.
I have no problems with this product.
By RW Bumper from Torrance, CA
This is a great product, very strong and appears will stand up to years of abuse. The install was pretty easy, some parts had me scratching my head but admittedly im a novice when it comes to these things. One person install is possible if you have something to prop the bumper on to get it lined up, after that you just need to bolt it up. [...] They just got a customer for life and will be moving on to the front bumper next. [...]
By gonzocity from Memphis, TN
This is how Jeep should have done it!
This is what Jeep should have done. It's an easy install, holds the spare and Hi Lift, and with the addition of two u-bolts, a shovel. It's rocksolid, no rattles, and locks open The only thing I would change is mounting the can carriers a little lower.
By Ricktrr from Nevada
You get what you pay for
I haven't had the bumper long but looks alone are amazing. It has been built well and the finish is excelent. My rear Flares and rear quarter panel trim had to be removed but oh well. It has great function. This thing is a tank. Took two of us to mount it it was soo heavy.
Does this rear bumper need drilling or welding to install on my 2012 jeep wrangler 4 door?
Ken from Sherwood, Ark on
The Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier includes 2 Inch Receiver and D-ring Mounts Part Number: RFPRH5001 is a bolt-on installation. No cutting or welding is required. Thank you for the question.
from Sherwood, Ark on
Does this bumper include the rack and jerry can as shown on picture?
Jose the new guy from Fresno, CA on
Thanks for the question. The Rack and accessories are not included with the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier includes 2 Inch Receiver and D-ring Mounts.
The concept for Nebraska-based Rock Hard 4x4 Parts was hatched back in the 1980s and evolved from DIY cage installation to a full-service manufacturing facility. Employing state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, outstanding craftsmanship and laser cut precision, Rock Hard takes the bolt-in design of bumpers, skid plates, cages and sliders to the next level. Their patented locking collar distinguishes itself in the aftermarket industry and all of their exterior products make off-roading in Jeeps safer and smoother. Protection is paramount on the trail and Rock Hard's products are easy to install, affordable and exude superior style. Shop Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Now