Designed with the off-road enthusiast in mind, Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumpers are the perfect addition to any Jeep running oversized tires. The finest materials combined with a dual stage powdercoat help make this one heavy duty piece of equipment that is built to last.
After reading the reviews I was a bit worried about having to drop the gas tank to install the bumper. But once I actually started putting it on it was a cinch and using two extensions on a ratchet there was no need to drop the gas tank it all. Bumper is super sturdy and same with the tire carrier. I've had no issues with it rattling or coming undone like I've read on different reviews. And that includes having my spare tire and bicycle rack and bicycle on it.
By Petrvs from San Diego
Great Bumper! Tricky Installation.
I mounted this unit on a 2012 JK 2 door and I am very pleased with the look of the bumper. After removing the fishing line float that Mopar calls a bumper, I lifted the Smittybilt unit into place with a motorcycle jack. If you don't have similar lifting equipment, I would seriously consider having a helper because this bumper is extremely heavy. There is very little tolerance either way in the bumper's construction so, getting it centered is not a problem.
The issue that I encountered was the fact that the four holes in the bumper are not properly sized and will not align with the factory holes in the center of the JK's frame. After increasing the size of the openings in the frame, per the instructions, you will still have to adjust the size of the holes in the bumper by approximately 1/8 of an inch.
Also, Smittybilt does not include a bracket for your factory trailer light plug.
Otherwise, this is a beautiful bumper/tire carrier set up that serves it's purpose and compliments the look of the Jeep.
I liked it enough to purchase the matching front bumper!
By Austinbud from Texas
Great Looking Bumper and very strong.
I installed this bumper today on my 2015 JKU. Install was easy, everything lined up perfectly. Instrictions said to drill the 4 center bolts out to 1/2", but when I stuck my drill up to the holes they were all at least 1/2" already.
Had to slightly cut a small curvedpiece of the license plate bracket on the right side to let the bumper move up on that side enough to level it.
By Paul from Austin, TX
SRC after 1 year
It gets only three stars because their is very little clearance between the back door and the bumper. If their is any ice or rocks on the bumper you WILL grind the bottom of the tail gate when opening/closing. Also fit-up is very tight. Drilling and cutting involved. Some drilling and grinding on the last frame member as well.
By brkdvs0 from Denver, CO
Looks great and installed easy
The complete removal and install was about 35min. The biggest thing is to make sure to drill the reciever bolt holes to 1/2. then the bolts slide right over the muffler and install easier. It looks great and will protect the body corners great.
By Madmac from Morrow, Ohio
Bolt-on and No Drilling isn't Easy
For a bolt-on, no drilling installation this took significantly longer than I expected. In order to install this on my 2013 Wrangler JK I had to take the muffler off of the rubber exhaust hangers and push it up out of the way. That was a lot like wrestling with a polar bear in a phone booth. That was the only way to install the four bolts that secure the center section of the bumper through the frame (by the way, not in the install instructions). Once installed, it had very, very close tolerances to the body of my Jeep. I ended up using a scissor jack to push the bumper far enough off of the body panel to secure the bolts to hold it in place. Now that it's installed I really like it. It's tough and looks great, but a lot more effort than I expected.
By Paul J from Virginia
Money well spent
I bought the SRC rear bumper w/ tire mount to match my front bumper, and it really looks great on my Jeep and took all that weight of the 36" tire off my tailgate. Love the swing out tire makes it easier to load stuff in the back. It was very easy to install took about 30 minutes.
By RewDawg from Denham Springs Louisiana
Looks great, pay 4WheelParts to install
I use this Jeep for weekend adventures. The bumpers are well designed, but poorly fabricated. The bolt holes do not align without expanding holes beyond instruction. What should take 2 hrs might take an average weekend mechanic 5-7 hrs. Love the look. Note: Heavy. I would pay 4WheelParts shop here in San Antonio to install bumper if I could turn back the Clock. Made in China
By Madzy from San Antonio, Texas
One bolt hole will not line up so doing without it. Biggest issue is the non stop rattle tried several things to stop and none have made it through a day. Otherwise I like the looks but really need to fix the rattle please.
By TC from Phoenix
Wont Go Wrong
I live in where deer and elk are on the road. The set offer great protection and sweet style. The price of adding a hitch and getting the tire off the door covers the price of setup. The noise is starting after breaking in and can be shimed out but i didn't buy a jeep because it is quiet! It has added stregth to my 06 LJ Rub.
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