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.
5.0Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Front Bumper (Black) - 76724
Easy pick up and installed in under 1 hour without help...Nice look
3.0Meets the need, but has shortcomings
Installed this SRC Gen 2 front bumper on a 2021 Gladiator Rubicon EcoDiesel. I chose the product after having the gen 1 on a 4 door wrangler and enjoying the extra coverage of the flares against trail objects plus a place to mount a winch.
Sadly this product still suffers from quality issues similar to the last one. In this case, the passenger side bolt plate which passes through the bumper frame to the vehicle frame horn had a bolt miswelded to the base plate. The 3 bolts are spot welded in 2 places each to a base plate, which then passes through the other parts mentioned to be the primary attachment of the bumper. Given this approach, the bolt heads being flat and square to the plate is critical to ensure they can pass through the frame horn holes. One of the bolts was not held square and got tacked at an angle. This required me to grind the welds off and hold with a wrench in a really awkward position to attach the bumper. Also, there is not much care to protect holes, threads, and surfaces from weld splatter or powdercoat. This creates difficulties depending on where those flaws occur. If these quality issues were resolved, Smittybilt would rival many other top tier products on the market.
Another issue to note which is really on me as I failed to notice or ask, but this bumper does not extend far enough under the vehicle to protect the sway bar mechanism underside. It comes down far enough for frontal protection, but given it requires removal of the factory rubicon metal skid plate, it leaves the sway bar mechanism unprotected. I called tech support and they said this bumper was designed for JK but is able to fit JL and JT. Just seems like a good disclosure up front so folks are aware. Also appears that they could offer a supplemental plate to extend coverage, or modify the design to allow the factory plate to remain in place.
Overall I like it and happy to have it, but know it potentially requires some workarounds for quality issues and provides additional coverage at the expense of other.
from Huntsville, Al
5.0SRC Gen 2 front bunper
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.
No, this will not fit the WARN 8274 winch. Thank you.
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
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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
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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.
I was told there is some kind of a canister that needs a "relocation kit" where the winch sets low on this bumper? If so what is the part #
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Sir, these are the gen2 bumpers and have been redesigned so there are no relocation brackets needed. thank you for your question.
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