The new Smittybilt SRC front bumper has been completely redesigned with more aggressive styling and heavy duty features. The new bumper features an integrated over-rider bar and corners that extend to match the factory fender line for greater protection. The redesigned solid D-ring mounts feature an integrated recovery point for easy access. The winch plate has been placed lower for greater airflow to the radiator.
Great fit! Very simple installment! Did not take long to install.
4.0Minor Quality issues
Several of the threaded studs that are for the fog light mounting had weld spatter on the threads. This was easily preventable during manufacturing as well as easily detectable if there was any Quality inspection of the product. Apparently there isn't. I had to use die to chase the threads and clean up the spatter without damaging the stud threads. Using a nut for this would likely result in thread damage. Several studs were affected. The second challenge concerned the OEM (LED) fog light installation. I shopped for a bumper that would accept the OEM LED lights and the Engineer's did a decent job of designing an interface to accept multiple options. The problem is there is no adjustment capability. It would have been nice to see a warning for this in the instructions. I didn't even consider this and didn't notice that my lights were pointed too low until weeks later. Ooops, my bad. The only adjustment option is a washer stack under the top mounting screws to raise the beam and now I will have to remove the winch to access the fog lights. There is very little clearance between the winch and the fog lights so future replacement of the fog lights requires winch removal and possibly bumper removal. I installed the winch after installing the bumper. This was not an issue. No issues with bolt alignment and no enlarging holes required. My installation was onto a 2020 JLU Rubicon. I was disappointed however, to see "Made in China" on the product label on the box. My personal preference is to support US manufacturing and this is why I did not purchase the matching rear bumper for my Jeep.
By Mike G
from Newcastle, California
5.0Solid Front Bumper
Extremely easy install. Matched my side steps tubular design perfectly.
from Carmel, IN
Instructions were terrible. Couldn’t see anything in the pictures. It says to drill out 1/2” holes, but I recommend 5/8”. The 1/2” holes make for an extremely tight fit. You will need spacers to keep from hitting the grill ( I used the ones from the stock bumper and it worked good. about an hour and a half to install. Recommend 2 or more people due to the weight, haven’t mounted the winch yet...we’ll see how that goes. Would be nice to have a cover plate for the interim. If you have an aftermarket grill, you will have to remove the bumper to take the grill off.
By Grim Jeeper
from Houston, TX
5.0Great first impression
First thing, Smittybilt did an amazing job packaging the bumper for shipping. The bumper came in a very large box with a lot of packing inside to protect your new bumper. The install went well. After making just a few of the holes bigger for the bolts to go through, it bolted up easy. I also installed the Smittybilt X20 10k winch with the bumper. The pair look very good together.
from Kansas City
5.0LOVE HIS BUMPER
2013 Wrangler JK Sport
I chose this bumper because it provided the frontal protection I was looking for but yet reducing the weight. The GEN2 also provided the OEM fog lights to be mounted that the first one didn't.
I readed the comments that were given by others and found that with the help on two friends the bumper and winch were a breezes to install. We did what was recommended and installed the winch (XRC 9.500 winch/syn rope)and flairhead on the bumper first . Recommended that you connect all the winch wiring first and route the wires close to the motor so they tuck in between the winch and grille, than mount the winch to the winch plate. The winch's rear mounting bolts were not easy to get too but openend wrench did the trick. We found no other issues with the OEM fog lights or Flairhead when assembling these parts to the bumper. It appears that these probloms encountered by others has been corrected. This process took us about 30 minutes to accomplish.
As the bumper was lifted by two people (Really recommnd 2)and set into place the third person ran the winch wires up behind the grill and then screwed the bumper down and didn't find any holes that had to be rounded out. As with any project that requires wiring routing, it's the installer's choice as now you want to do it, all the wire leads reached the battery with enough slack. we accomplished this task in 45 minutes without any problems.
I showed off the SRC GEN2 bumper at a trail ride with our 4 wheel drive club, and got many good comments on the the construction, full frontal protection of the tubes, unrestricted airflow to the radiator and solid D ring and jack points. It was pointed out that the triangler cutouts in the "D" rings will allow for a Hi-Lift jack to be inserted into them for storing the jack.
Since I was doing the front bumper I ordered the Package deal of front and rear SRC GEN2 bumper. If you plan on doing this in your garage you WILL NEED a pickup truck to bring them home!
I love this bumper as it affords me less weight than a full bumper but yet the protection,the lower mounting of the winch and airflow, bull bar for grill protection and aux light mounts, the design of the raised corners for entry & exit and last but no least "Its one AWSUME" looking bumper that says " I can hit a army tank and drive away".
No, this will not fit the WARN 8274 winch. Thank you.
from Eastvale, CA on
what type of winch do you recommend and whats the dimensions of the winch bay, I don't want to get a winch thats to small or to big
Christian from on
We highly recommend the Smittybilt X2O-10K Waterproof Synthetic Rope Wireless Winch Gen2 with Fairlead S/B98510 with this bumper and vehicle application. I hope that answers your question. Thank you.
How much does the front and rear bumper weigh and do you have a package deal when buying both at the same time
Josh from on
Josh, the front weighs 119lbs the rear weighs 117lbs and if you call in to our mail order phone# Toll-Free: 800-257-5629 they can definitely work out a good deal for you if you buy both. Thank you for question.
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