If you love the styling of your JL's rear bumper and want to bring that same design over to your JT, now you can with the Smittybilt JT Bumper Adapter, 78701K. This adapter is a great addition to Smittybilt's catalog of customization options to make your JT stand out. With the ability to use a JL rear bumper on a JT, the JT's options for customization and protection are vastly increased. With the simple bolt-on/ no-drill installation, customizing your JT couldn't be easier.
I had been waiting for Poison Spyder to release a Gladiator Bumper to match my PSC Bruizer front bumper. I called them a few months ago and they told me they were just going to make an adapter to use a JL bumper. Well looks like Smittybilt beat them to it. Pretty simple install. Works great. You do have to relocate your license plate. But theybprovide a mount and lights with the kit.
The bracket does work. However the options for a license plate are limited and not practical for use of tailgate. . Also the bracket doesn’t allow for the new bumper to sit flush. When mounted it leaves some gapping between tailgate and bumper. Possibly including a cheap insert/space filler would be a good option.
Q: Would this allow for a tire carrier bumper and the tailgate to function properly? Answer this question
A: No, We do not have/offer a tire carrier for the JT.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/30/2021
Q: What about tow ratings? I am very interest in this due to the fact there are very few rear bumpers being built today for the JT with a tire carrier that can safely accommodate a 39-40" tire that won't block the rear tail lights. Towing is critical to me Answer this question
A: The 78701K maintains the vehicles tow rating, it would be the bumper that you mount to it to be concerned about.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 11/18/2020
Q: Do you lose any stock rock protection fitting this? Or does it bolt straight on without removing anything else but the rear bar? Answer this question
Q: Why doesn’t this fit the 80th anniversary edition? Answer this question
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