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Garvin Wilderness

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Product Information

MSRP: $1,500.00
Average Price: $750.86
Manufacturer: Garvin
Yes: 15 / No: 0

Aftermarket bumpers with provisions for two inch hitch receptacle


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ChadH's Reviews
08-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Consistent styling with front bumper. Functional. Good welds. Strong attachment to vehicle. Enough mounting options for all my needs
Cons: Heavy!! The tire carrier alone must be 50 pounds. Add to that the tire, wilderness rack, jerry cans, etc... I do have concerns about the strength of the entire system, and ripping off my frame. About a year into install though with no issues yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Garvin Industries Wilderness rear bumper and tire carrier. With all the goodies (jerry can mounts, wilderness rack, ax/shovel mount, hi-lift jack mount. For the most part a great product. Good styling that goes well with the front bumper (the bumpers are practically identical). It goes well with the Jeep look. Attachment to the frame is solid. Totaling 10 bolts. Only 4 holes need to be drilled. There was no template included though, so some holes are not perfect which is annoying. The attachment of the stud for the tire carrier is mostly good, but I dont like the looks of the welds. I may have them beefened up next year. Immaging all that weight bouncing around on a rough trail is scary. It does add a lot of weight to the back of the rig though, but currently I have stock suspension so it will be better once I lift it. Looking back at different options, I might have gone a different route just to save some un needed weight on the back of the rig, but then again, where else would one mount jerry cans, an ax/shovel, and a hi-lift jack that wouldnt cause weight distribution issues. Overall, very pleased with this product.

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ChadH's Reviews
08-22-2015, 02:10 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Clean minimalist look and functional. Heavy weight, but good quality welds.
Cons: Front guard that attaches to the bumper may cause issues during a side angle winch pull
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Garvin Industries Wilderness front bumper. Love it! Its stout, easy to install, and offers a front hitch. The license plate bracket doesnt come with the bumper which is a 50 dollar accessories and should be standard. Other accessories include the front guard, and mounts for existing fog lamps. The front guard may get in the way of a side angle winch pull, but overall the quality is excellent! I am very happy with this bumper, and it matches the overall look of a jeep very well without adding or removing too much.


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McNasty35's Reviews
03-08-2014, 12:06 AM
Price: $1,100.00
Pros: Well made, powder coat has help up well over the past 8 years, looks good
Cons: install was a little time consuming, find someone with small hands
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the rear swing away tire carrier with trail rack, jerry can holders, and axe and shovel mounts. The basket holds my large cooler with ease, and the bumper as a whole can handle the cooler, 2 full jerry cans, and a 35" spare with no problem. Everything still operates flawlessly after 6 years of abuse. It mounts very solid to the frame. I have tested this quit a few times and has yet to fail me. The receiver is great for towing my small pop up trailer. I love this bumper.

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Ag06TJ's Reviews
03-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Price: $1,000.00
Pros: Bumper has been sturdy and does well with carrying my Hi-Lift, as well as my shovel and axe with Quickfist clamps.
Cons: Bumper is very heavy, and has had a noticeable effect on my rear suspension.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The Garvin Wilderness bumper with tire carrier is rather well built. It's solid, and seems to be suitable for recovery. Unfortunately, it's also heavy. I couldn't guess the weight very well, but that's probably readily available on the internet. Weight aside, I'm not a fan of the finish on the bumper either. After about two years it did pretty well to wear off, crack, and rust a bit.


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bdmckenna's Reviews
04-03-2012, 11:08 PM
Price: $1,000.00
Pros: Well designed and very high quality. Got the whole package, rear bumper.
Cons: F'ed up installation instructions
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased the entire rear G2 bumper package, Gerry Can Holders, Shovel & axe holder. Very well thought out and went together easily. The instructions for installation are worthless. Very high quality product.

Vince Greva
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Vince Greva's Reviews
12-29-2011, 06:52 PM
Price: $900.00
Pros: Great fit, hugs close to the body, stronger that the front end of a speeding Honda Accord. Holds up to a 37 inch tire, has racks for storage above the tire. Gas can and water holders as well as a shovel and axe holder
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: If you're looking for the rear bumper that does it all...look no further. I got rear ended by a speeding Honda and the bumper held up really well, just some minor scratches. The Honda was toast.

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sammich's Reviews
09-13-2011, 09:58 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Solid Smooth operation Doesn't rattle
Cons: A little surface rust on the swing-out hinge that I'll be sanding down and painting.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The screw-in mechanism for securing the tire carrier to the bumper can be tedious for some. I like that it eliminates any rattles, but it makes getting in through the tailgate tedious. I'd buy it again.

The rack that mounts over the tire carrier is don't realize what you're missing until you get one. The gas can rack is handy too.

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jgallo's Reviews
01-25-2011, 03:47 PM
Price: $1,000.00
Pros: durable
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great bumper/tire carrier. Lot of accessories you can add to it.

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kbarwall's Reviews
04-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Price: $900.00
Pros: Able to configure out, tire swing, D-ring mounts, Nice finish and powder coat
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love this bumper, its sturdy has a great finish and powder coat, only downside is the price.


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SpeedJeep's Reviews

09-17-2009, 08:51 AM
Price: $450.00
Pros: Very solid construction. Rated for towing. Excellent powdercoat.
Cons: Supplied grade 5 hardware and the D-ring tabs are not welded through. Per the instructions they are not to be used for recovery? WTF?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very soild build quaility. Fit and finish are top notch. The plethora of accessories is nothing short of spectacular (and more costly). One of the few items I've purchased for my Jeep where everything fit without having to modify it first. Mine did include frame tie-ins but are not as sturdy as the Rockmen tie-ins.

I was very disapointed to find the D-ring tabs are not welded through and are not to be used for recovery. Garvin says the tabs are there to mount a safety chain while towing and a receiver shackle mount should be used for recovery. Which is fine but really seems odd compared to every other bumper on the market. D-ring tabs are not the usual way to mount a safety chain to a hitch. The grade 5 hardware was also a major let down. I replaced it all with grade 8.

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robjohns's Reviews
08-18-2009, 01:34 AM
Price: $350.00
Pros: awesoem quility
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: excelent build quiality. bought used and after a can of krylin you wouldnt be able to tell

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Franchoo's Reviews

08-22-2008, 02:57 PM
Garvin Wilderness
Price: $1,500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great Rear Bumper and Tire Swing. Highly Recommend. Lots of places to add tools and accessories.

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knightrider34's Reviews

06-26-2008, 11:43 PM
Garvin Wilderness
Price: $70.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The rear tire carrier is solid. carries tire, jack, gas can. no rattles....on from shackles and the masterlock on the tire carrier.


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thejafe's Reviews

04-12-2008, 01:20 AM
Garvin Wilderness
Price: $941.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: GREAT instructions included with these bumpers -- makes install a breeze.

I have both the front 54" bumper and rear EXT bumper with tire carrier Rear bumper/tire carrier NEVER rattles and includes frame tie-ins. Love it.

Registered User
SpitNine's Reviews

01-24-2007, 11:10 AM
Garvin Wilderness
Pros: Front bumper very easy to install
Cons: Rear bumper a lot harder to install, and requires drilling. Shackle tabs only welded to outer face of bumper.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 2003 Wrangler SE.
When I bought these, I wanted both bumpers with 2" hitch receptacles.
I ordered both from Rusty's who had the best price.
The front bumper bolted right on and did not interfere with the Warn steering box skid at all. Very easy.
The rear bumper required careful drilling of the frame crossmember. Getting four of the eight bolts started in the supplied nut plates was almost impossible. Took me hours.
The shackle tabs do not go through the bumper with welds back and front. They are just welded to the front of the bumpers
Garvin does not supply frame tie-ins with their rear bumper. I added a set from Rokmen later.
Overall quality is very good.

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