Smittybilt XRC Full Rear Corner Armor (Black) - 76882

Specifications

  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B76882
  • Corner Type:Full
  • Finish:Black Powder Coat
  • Material:Steel
  • Fitment:Direct Fit
  • Installation Type:Cutting or Drilling Required

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Smittybilt XRC JK Armor - The new line of XRC JK Corner Guards were specifically engineered to provide the maximum protection and clearance needed when you're pushing your rig through the toughest conditions. Each piece of XRC JK Armor is powder coated in Smittybilt's signature series two-stage finish. Each section of XRC JK Armor is designed to be a complete bolt-on with stainless steel fasteners. All of the XRC JK Armor comes with an inner fender liner to keep mud, snow or any other debris out of the engine compartment and wheel wells.

Customer Reviews

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4.0 Requires some adjusting to fit, worried about rust

I've installed a couple of the XRC body armor kits (full kits, front, rear, rockers) and in both instances the rear panels have been distorted and required some bending to get them to fit properly. I have seen another jeep with a very rusty set of the same armor (chunks flaking off) which makes me wonder whether the paint/coating includes a suitable rust protection layer. I have so far only had surface rust on my kits (and I have been vigilant with a can of rust-o-leum at the ready).


from Houston, TX |
 
finished installation, full kit
5.0 XRC Rear Fenders JK

Great Fenders, as before I am running 35s with no lift on my 13 JKUR, It can be difficult to install due to the Nut Certs but if you purchase the same tool they use or rent one it is worth it and will save you a lot of time. I did reuse my inner fenders with a little bit of mods but I think it was worth it.


from Tn |
 
5.0 Truly Awesome

The rear are even better than the front. It is the best, most noticeable upgrade I have done to my Jeep. If you plan to install them yourself know that you have to drop the rear bumper and remove the lights...a big mess. I had 4 wheel parts do both front and rear and the labor was more than the parts but SO WORTH IT.


from Fort Worth, TX |
 
4.0 Definitely a commitment, but worth it.

There are several areas to consider when looking at these upgrades:Style and Construction- Obviously this style does not suit everyone. I happen to really like both the form and the function. As for construction, they are made of 3/16" steel which is much much thicker than the OEM fenders. I was actually surprised out how thin the original fenders were. That said, these will add weight to your rig since they are much more beefy. One thing I did not anticipate was how much the new wheel well clearance dwarfs my tires. I am running 35" tires and they look almost stock now due to scale of the fender.Legality- check [@] and your local laws to see what is or isn't allowed with regards to tire coverage and fenders. There is almost no coverage on the front and just a few inches on the rears.Commitment- Consider these permanent upgrades since you will be doing some decent modifications to accommodate installation. For instance, you will be eliminating your front OEM quarter panel all together and cutting off your front fender bracket (if you purchase the fronts) and drilling several holes in the rear quarter panel (for the rears). I suggest contacting Smittybilt for the installation instructions before making your decision so you have an idea of everything that is in store. They e-mailed me the instructions before my purchase which was very helpful in making my decision.Time- You will need a LOT of time to install these. It took 2 full days for me to put on the fronts (by myself) and 2 full days to put on the rears (with help). I consider my skill level to be bolt-off and bolt-on so I figure someone more skilled with help could move faster, but it is still time consuming.Help Needed- I was able to to do the fronts by myself and they bolted on with no issues. A helper would have saved time though. For the rears a helper is a must as these are not simply bolt on. You will be doing a lot of fitting, marking and drilling. These corner guards are cumbersome and awkwardly shaped so you will need someone there to help hold as you line up for marking, drilling holes, installing nutserts etc.Fit (Rears)- The installation of the rear corner guards was quite a bit different as they are bolted directly on the the tub using holes you drill. Again make sure you have help and take your time to ensure you have everything lined up when making your marks for drilling. The instructions call for C-clamps to help hold the fender once in place (to help in marking drill holes) but we had trouble finding good places where we could use the C-clamps. We ended having one of us hold the fender as we made our drill marks. Once the holes are drilled you then install "nutcerts" (aka rivet nuts). My suggestion is to try and pick up a rivet nut tool on the cheap if possible. I had no experience with these before, but basically they work like a rivet, but then you are able to screw a bolt into it. A rudimentary tool is supplied but we ended up breaking both of them due to amount of toque we were putting on them to get the rivet nuts installed. Later we found WD40 made the process much much easier. If you run into trouble you are best to use the term "rivet nut" and not nutcert in your google search...as with the fronts, the inner liner can be a PITA.Instruction Quality- We found the instructions to be straight forward for the installation process, but did lack some details when it came to initial tear-down.Tools needed:- Both Standard and Metric wrenches and sockets (10mm and 13mm get used a LOT)- Torx set covering both small and larger sizes- Allen wrench set- dremmel with cutting wheel- handled pry bar (for pulling the plastic inner fender clips)- Rustoleum truckbed liner (optional for spraying some of the newly exposed areas of the wheel wells when completed)- mallet (to help with stubborn plastic inner fender clips)- grease pen or marking tool for marking drill holes- Electric drill since you are drilling into metal and drill bits (3/8 and 1/2 are used for sure)Overall impression- I am very pleased with my purchase. The construction quality is impressive as well as the fit. The time needed to install was a little more than I anticipated, but again we're talking about full fender replacement and bolt on corner guards so not totally unreasonable. As someone who is limited in my skillset and resources, I found these to be an excellent way for someone like me to gain a heavy modified look/function without having to seriously modify my jeep. The most annoying part of the install was working the inner fenders and installing the nutserts (rivet nuts). Beyond that our install was pretty much uneventful.One suggestion I have for the manufacturer is to look into creating some type of easy bolt on flare to help with tire coverage when not on the trail. There's 16 exposed bolts on each corner and it seems like this could be something easy to fab up for those who want the best of both worlds.


from Arkansas |
 

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12 Answered questions

Q: I have 2015 jeep 4 door altitude black does xrc fenders only come with armor finish Answer this question

A: Hello Ghosryder The S/B76882 only come with the two stage black matte powder coated finish. Thank You for your question Jon Snyder 4Wheelparts

Answered by RK on 09/05/2015

Q: My Jeep Rubicon is my daily driver and I would like to know if this product is legal as a fender in the state of Florida? Answer this question

A: Hi Ray Ido not know exactly how the law reads about the fender covering the tire. Here in California where I live the tire has to be covered on vehicles over a certain weight. I would check with the Florida Highway Patrol. Thank You, Jon Snyder 4Wheelparts

Answered by RK on 04/16/2015

Q: I was just wondering if these are street legal in California? Answer this question

A: Hello Disguy07, Provided your tire's do not extended beyond the coverage. We suggest checking with your local CHP office. Thank you.

Answered by RK on 04/13/2015

Q: I have a 2 inch lift on my 2012 rubicon 4 door, will these fenders allow me to run a 35 inch tire if i get wheel spacers Answer this question

A: Hello Anderson, Yes, the Smittybilt XRC Full Rear Corner Armor will allow you to run a 35" tire with a 2" lift and 1.5" wheel spacers for your factory wheels. Thank you.

Answered by RK on 04/05/2015

Q: Does this product come with the front an rear sides like for the 4 sides two an the front an two an the back?? Answer this question

A: Sam, fronts are sold separately. Thank you for your question.

Answered by RK on 03/22/2015

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For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now

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