The XRC Bumpers have high degree approach angles and raised corners to maximize ground clearance. Manufactured from 3/16 cold rolled steel and then robotically welded to the exact specifications. Solid mount D-rings that are welded on the inside and outside. Welds are ground down and smoothed out, then a two stage textured matte black powder coat is applied for the ultimate look. Features a 2 receiver hitch and two D-ring mounts. Each bumper is developed to be a complete bolt on and requires no modifications to the vehicle.
Product is great the online customer service was terrible.
Fits perfectly and looks great. This bumper and carrier went on relatively easily with the help of a friend. Looking at the matching front bumper too.
When I originally purchased my jeep I wanted this bumper buy cash was spent on other upgrades. Finally got one and had 4WP in McAllen put it on. Love the feel and less stress on my tailgate. One area of improvement I would say is that Smitty needs to have a better ring for the swing gate safety pin. It easily stretched out and without it you can't release the safety lock.
4WP has always had the best customer service, prices and shipping! I bought this Smittybilt XRC Gen 1 Bumper/Tire Carrier three times over the past several years for my Jeep JK builds. It is one of the best made bumpers around. This past time, I had an issue with damaged/missing parts. 4WP shipped the missing/damaged parts out ASAP. They are a great company!
Very solid bumper and easy install. Instructions are a little old but pretty easy to figure out. The bumper is heavy so if you are looking for something lighter weight you may want to check out another one.
Very well built and awesome price, wasn’t supposed to ship until end of may but already received it 6 weeks early.
Looks great on my Wrangler! The installation instruments were not great. Too many pages with repeated steps and not clear as to which hardware to use when. If you can reason through the mess of paper, then you'll have no problem.
I got this back in September and it’s been great. Install wasn’t bad. However, I took off a star for the fact there are very few installation videos online, the instructions are a little spotty and none of the pieces are labeled so you have to guess. But otherwise not terribly difficult.
Q: Does this come with the upper and lower brackets for the 3rd brake light? Answer this question
A: Yes it does but no instructions on how to install it and no hardwarre specifically for it.
Answered by mdoob on 09/15/2020
A: YES IT HAS BOTH
Answered by John from Kokomo Indiana on 09/15/2020
A: No, you use the stock 3rd brake light. It uses most of the original hardware to install with a few extra included bolts.
Answered by 2009JkuMam from Kansas on 09/15/2020
Q: How much weight can the gate hold? Answer this question
A: My wheel and tire combo (17in wheels and 35in BFG’s) are about 93lbs and it’s no issue. I think it’s rated for 150.
Answered by Brad G from Oklahoma on 09/27/2022
A: We have a 37” tire that weighs 80 lbs plus the wheel . So we have about 100 lbs hanging on it now .
Answered by Jpastore from Greencastle, In. on 09/24/2022
Q: Will this hold a 37 inch tire?? Answer this question
A: Yes it holds a 37 inch tire
Answered by James t from Phoenix, AZ on 01/12/2022
A: Yes - Max tire size: 37"
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 01/07/2022
Q: does the swing arm open with the tailgate? or do you have to open the doors seperately Answer this question
A: You open it separately.
Answered by Clint from Texas on 11/20/2021
A: You will have to open the door after the swing arm (spare tire) is open.
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 11/19/2021
Q: Is this carrier rated for a 35” wheel? Answer this question
A: Yes it is. That’s what I have. I think it can even do 37
Answered by Clint from Texas on 01/15/2021
A: I've had this bumper on two jeeps, one with 35s and one with 37s. The bumper/tire carrier has no problem with either.
Answered by D0514 from Denver, CO on 01/14/2021
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