The Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper has gone through extensive design and testing to meet stringent international pedestrian safety standards. As a result, the bumper is stylishly chiseled as well as being extremely strong and functional.
Matches front bumper as designed, completes front and back appearance. Installation of main bumper was easy, adjustment of tire carrier was not as easy as I thought, it took a few times to get it right. Gerry-Can bases are not given a lot of room from actual bumper. Adjustments are very tight. Swing away tire rack is very much worth it. I can wash the rear window and tailgate much easier. I purchased the storage Cans for tools and winch accessories, works well. Very happy with purchase.
By Remote medic from South Dakota
I love it
I'm recovering from cancer treatments from 2015 , but I installed the entire bumper by my self in less than two hours with hand tools only.
From start to finish was a simple process.
It is a bit heavy , but there are a lot of advantage's . Some jeeps may require stiffer springs after a full load of fuel in both cans .
By DrKillgood from Tampa , Fl
Almost too much bumper
Where do I start, mounting. Some holes do not match the ones in the frame so some modifications may need to be preformed before installing any of the bolts with final torque. Had to make adjustment for the adjusting cam. The thinnest adjustment was not thin enough until is got worn in. Had to put it on the sander to remove paint finish and some metal.
I was able to instal the bumper by myself with the help of a floor jack, just don't put yourself in harms way, where it could fall on you.
Older style Jerry gas cans won't fit, they have designed them to use the newer style gas cans. Newer style military jugs will work, snug fit and the cap bearly clears the tubes.
If you have a carrier that mounts in the trailer hitch receiver you won't be able to open the carrier without unloading and removing from the hitch receiver. Your spare tire will take up almost all of the room you would need anyway. So no carriers for the trailer hitch receiver. Which would be where I would carry a big game anamil to keep cleanup at a minimum.
All in all its not really a bad bumper others probably have similar issues, it is very stout. After off roading for a bit, the latch did fall apart and had to put it back together. It has gotten noisy from loosening up on the pivot pin from off-roading. Knowing what I know now I probably wouldn't have purchased this bumper, but it looked to be the most thought of, use of space bumper. It could use a locking device somewhere, I will figure this out.
By GEEP from Arizona
Great Product | Installation Notes Included | 2015 Rubicon
This bumper is exactly what I hoped for. No complaints at all, its very sturdy, and the integrated holders are great.
Installation on 2015 Rubicon:
Took two people to install this, no way is it a one person job. Total time to install after OEM bumper was removed 3 1/2 hrs.
1) Make sure you have the muffler off for installation. There is just not enough room otherwise.
2) Installation of the lug studs in the tire carrier will require a press. Take it to your local tire shop and toss them $5 to press them in, it will save you a lot of headache.
3) Loctite! You will want to use it on all primary bolts and nuts.
By Warrior Jeep from Rio Rancho, NM
Installed on a 2012 Rubicon two door
Installation took two people as it's heavy and needed to be careful as the bumper is a close fit (1/8 to 1/4inch) from body at rear. Adjustment of tire carrier required me to grind the striker pin hole to allow for more vertical adjustment of pin. Also the cam lock needed to have a separate hole drilled to get the gate to close in between the factory pin settings. Otherwise this unit met all my expectations and more. I will be towing this Jeep behind my RV so the extra fuel will come in handy if the RV runs low and gate provides lots of options to add other items like shovels, jacks, axes and other gear. Use your imagination for bolting items on and you'll be surprised what you can do. It has a provision to add back up lights and I added some to great effect. I don't think the specs or ad mentioned this.
By GeneKIC from West Sacramento, CA
I just spent the day installing this beast... it comes in two boxes, both marked two man carry... It is hard to handle due to weight... but heavy and stout is what is expected and wanted... I put it on single handed using blocking (4x4's stacked, tieing it off to the vehical and two garage jacks...) it fits well, but a sledge hammer and wood blocks do wonders when installing it... A second person would be of great help... Believe the instructions that say not to tighten things until all bolts are in... the hinge pin is tricky, but makes sense as you fit it... The hardest part was bolting the hinge pin for the carrier... I didn't use the factory nut with weilded washer and wire handle in favor of a plain nut held with needle nose vice grips.
I spent about 5 hours dropping the old bumper and hitch and installing the new... I had extra bolts on hand... I needed one nut. You need wiring supplies to extend the harness for the third light...
I haven't yet installed the jerry cans or jack...
The my spare hangs lower on this bumper, giving better visability...
I have preiviously installed Smittybuilt modular front bumper and side sliders... Like those you are fitting something to factory mount points and it may be hard to pull and push the new parts into place... like those there is a strange mix of metric on the jeep and US/SAE threaded bolts...
I am very pleased with the results...
By Randy from San Mateo, CA
I love this bumper and tire carrier. It definitely takes a couple helpers to install but it's not overly difficult. The latch is well designed in both form and function. The hinge for the tire carrier is adjustable to accommodate various weights or tires etc. If you are going to keep the gas cans full you will want to account for that when adjusting the hinge. And as said previous, you will need some grease for the pivot point on the carrier (none included). I am running a budget boost 2.5 inch lift and once the bumper, tire carrier, and spare where installed I lost a lot of height due to the weight. Ended up having the trim the rubicon rock rails and the body behind it to keep from rubbing. Not a huge deal because I want to upgrade the suspension system.
One note: I had an issue installing the wheel studs into the mounting plate for the spare, use caution and don't try to pull them in using a lug nut. The torque needed to do so will strip the whole in the plate. I had to tack weld them in place. I don't believe this is a design flaw, more my bad mechanical practice. Overall I'm very happy with the setup and have already recommended to others.
Also: I bought this from the Forth Worth store location. They are good people, and always helpful.
By Skye from Burleson, TX.
I have driven with the bumper on for over a month now and really think I got my monies worth. The one complaint I am working through is the electrical line for the third brake light. I understand it is an easy fix, but if an extended cable was provided in package would make deal complete.
By Sure from Everywhere U.S.A.
This is an awesome, high quality, bumper that looks good and should last longer than the jeep. I put mine in a 2013, 4-door Rubicon and am pretty happy.
As I am learning smittybilt, does not have the greatest instructions but they are adequate if you take your time and have a basic knowledge of bumpers and tire carriers. Well that may be too kind. My instructions did call out the wrong part number for the latch pin and not every part was numbered, so a bit guessing was needed.
The fit is really tight on the frame with my 2013 so I recommend having a rubber mallet. The nut plates needed for the bumper are in the tire carrier box so open and inventory everything. Make sure to pick up grease for the carrier as none is included.
One thing that miffed me. Don't expect to use the third light without doing some wiring. It's s just not gonna happen.
With a rotopax mount, this can accept rotopax cans. Thank you.
RK from on
can this fit on a 2005 TJ . I get that its made for 2007 and up but I have used other newer part on my TJ and I can not find this bumper design for older jeeps. I am wanting this style of gas can / jack holder
swl5150 from Edgewood Wa on
No, this will not fit a TJ. It's 6" wider then any Jeep TJ Wrangler bumper.
from Edgewood Wa on
The description says it will fit my 2015 Rubicon JKU. But when i enter my jeep into the vehicle selector it says it won't fit. Will it or won't it?
Edge from Calgary Alberta on
Hello Edge and thank you for your question! Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier part number S/B76896 is the correct rear Atlas rear bumper for a 2015 JKU.
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