The all new line of Smittybilt XRC bumpers for the 84-01 Jeep Cherokee was engineered to provide maximum ground clearance. Manufactured out of 3/16" cold rolled steel that is robotically welded to exact specifications.
Installed on a 90 XJ that had a rough life. It installed easily with only very minor adjustments needed. A lot of folks commented on the poor docs and while they were not great; who reads instructions?
Very happy with this bumper. My xj has minor frame damage so I had to modify my frame a little bit but the install of the actual bumper was super easy. I did not have a helper so I lifted the bumper into place with a jack. This thing is very heavy, it's an easy 200lbs once the tire is on the rear swing out. It will cause brand new leaf packs to drop by about a half inch.
Installing the tire gate is definitely easier with an extra set of hands. It was impossible to line up the hinge with the holes and shim by myself. With someone to help hold the latch side at the right angle, it only took a few minutes to get it in place.
One of the best bumpers in the market, will definitely buy another one for my other XJ
Fits very well, fast shipping and good customer service . Very Heavy though.
Really not that difficult to install, my sister and me got it in in 3 hours
It does not bolt in directly to a zj but it can be made to fit if you have time to drill a bunch of holes, cut some of the brackets and buy new bolts. Looks great on mine once it was done!
super nice bumper , beware it does weigh a good bit (without adding the spare) so if your trynna save weight u prob dont wanna get this kit. install went as most xj work , normal rusted bolts that came from factory no big deal just slow down an take ur time. Ive towed dirtbikes and 4 wheelers with this and it handles it no problem. swing gate is greasable so thats always good. overall a great bumper very solid and doesnt bounce around even with a 35 in mud tire as a spare no rattles or annoying noises.
Q: I have wrangler wheels will this tire carrier work with that bolt pattern or will I need a adapter? Answer this question
A: Wranglers and cherokees have the same bolt pattern, so yes, it will work
Answered by Btad on 10/10/2022
A: It works with bolt pattern 5x4.5. Wrangler used that bolt pattern from 87-2006.
Answered by Justin from Florida on 10/09/2022
A: The tire carrier works with several bolt pattern options. The Cherokee came with a 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern, which I believe was the same for Wranglers.
Answered by Paulie P from Arvada, CO on 10/05/2022
Q: Is there a spot for a license plate since the tire carrier would be covering the stock location? Answer this question
A: There’s not but Smittybilt has a relocation license plate bracket to put in the middle of your spare tire
Answered by JaviXJ from Albuquerque, NM on 07/01/2022
A: The license plate relocation bracket is separate. It doesn't not have a dedicated license plate mounting point
Answered by Petersaurus Rex from Illinois on 07/01/2022
A: NO, there is not. However, with relative ease I used some thin stock aluminum bars found at any home improvement store, and added extensions from the existing license plate holes to shoot the plate out to the drivers side, beyond the spare tire. A couple pieces of sticky felt on the back keeps it from rattling on the door. Looks totally fine.
Answered by XJMATT from Temecula on 06/30/2022
Q: Can this bumper be used with shackle relocation brackets? Answer this question
A: Depends on design of brackets. If relocation brackets have a flange that mates with bottom surface of “frame” rails, it won’t just bolt up. Bumper brackets will have to be modified to accommodate thickness of shackle brackets. A minor fab job if you have a welder.
Answered by XJwillikers from West coast on 06/05/2022
A: Yes I have the taboo customs shackle relocation bracket installed with this bumper
Answered by Nickyg from Charlotte nc on 06/05/2022
A: Yes. I believe that most relocation brackets should work.
Answered by Petersaurus Rex from Illinois on 06/05/2022
Q: Does this bumper come with all screws and bolts needed for installing it? Answer this question
Answered by Petersaurus Rex from Illinois on 03/20/2022
A: Yes... All I purchased was the bumper kit and loctite. No specialty tools required. Lubricate hinge points per instructions. Instructions should be read first.
Answered by Daddyawesome from Fresno, CA on 03/20/2022
Q: Bolt patterns available on the tire plate besides 5 on 4.5? Answer this question
A: There are multiple holes on the plate so they may possibly line with other hole patterns. There is also enough room on the plate to drill additional holes as needed to line up with your bolt pattern. The Rustoleum black wrinkle finish paint works great to touch up the parts after drilling or to cover scratches.
Answered by .... on 09/03/2021
A: It can be 5x4.5, 5x5, or 5x5.5
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 09/02/2021
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