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Product Information

Average Price: $316.75
Manufacturer: smitty built
Recommended?
Yes: 9 / No: 3

classic style rear heavy duty rear bumper and tire carrier up to 35" tires

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04tjinsa
Registered User
04tjinsa's Reviews
03-16-2014, 12:07 AM
Price: $350.00
Pros: price
Cons: poorly made
Recommended? No

Comments: I purchased the rig. It is a weak setup and the tire carrier will not stay shut. I will be replacing this bumper down the road. I would prefer to spend a few hundred more on a Warn than buy the Smittybuilt.


buffgun
Registered User
buffgun's Reviews
12-10-2012, 08:03 AM
Price: $365.00
Pros: looks good works great
Cons: all bolt holes did not line up
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The bolt holes did not line up proper and we had to elongate the holes on my cross peice ! also the hole for the hitch reciver was drilled off on one side and had to fix that !


pistonhead
Registered User
pistonhead's Reviews
07-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Price: $160.00
Pros: Sweet bumper with d rings. Looks great
Cons: Having to remove fuel tank to install mid hardware
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Sweet bumper


krasnake
Registered User
krasnake's Reviews
03-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Price: $356.00
Pros: Spire tire carrier, 2inch recever.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This bumper is fairly easy to install. It requires 4 7/16 holes to be drilled(Includes template). Other than that I have no complaints at all.


98cherrypopper
Registered User
98cherrypopper's Reviews
09-11-2011, 09:49 PM
Price: $345.00
Pros: good takes of weight of the tail gate. on sale at 4 wheel parts.
Cons: sometimes hard to open the latch.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It is a good deal for what the price is, and it really makes your jeep look good, its black with hitch and d-rings.


Msprain10
Registered User
Msprain10's Reviews
03-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Price: $280.00
Pros: Cheap and solid material doesnt rattle :)
Cons: poor powdercoat
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I needed a bumper with a tire carrier on a budget


nikeo02
Registered User
nikeo02's Reviews
09-05-2010, 12:06 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Sturdy, heady duty. Looks like they fixed the issues. Mine is boxed, has a place for tow chains, and installed with no issues.
Cons: Product is very heavy. Not a con, but a PITA to install by yourself.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not a bad product. I read plenty of bad reviews of this bumper, but honestly, it was all i could afford. I just want to address a few.

Install- Not a problem. All holes were drilled, i had all hardware, and everything lined up perfectly. You DO have to drop the tank.

Fit- Perfect. I do not have a BL, and it is NOT needed.

Quality. Great. Heavy duty. Mine had tow chain points, is fully boxed, and the grease point does NOT hit my tail gate.


Over all, i guess they fixed the issues. Great item, great price!


pgawrestler112
Registered User
pgawrestler112's Reviews
07-17-2010, 12:47 AM
Price: $270.00
Pros: looks strong apperience wise, holds my 33" spare, lite off roading
Cons: the template was wrong. might not last 30 years
Recommended? No

Comments: Im not positive abiout this bumper and tire carrier but for $270 it was a good cheap buy for now


ItsaFinRubicon

Registered User
ItsaFinRubicon's Reviews
04-26-2010, 03:28 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: cheap and easy
Cons: need to buy a d-ring receiver assembly for recovery points
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome Heavy duty bumper. Not bad of a price for a Bumper w/ Tire Carrier. Has a spot for a 2" reciever.


jeepinmichguy_

I haz ah Geep
jeepinmichguy_'s Reviews
01-15-2010, 09:35 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: its a swing out with clevis mounts
Cons: ralltes, holes dont line up, hard install, bad powder coat.
Recommended? No

Comments: I picked this up cause it was about the cheapest i found for the wifes TJ. As the old saying goes you get what you pay for. With in a week powder coating was chipping off and rust was coming through. I have repainted and touched up numerous times and this thing has not even been beat on yet. It came with cheap and missing hardware and the holes do not line up well at all, also this is a rattling nightmare. I have to adjust this thing weekly. Also watch the Zerk fitting to grease the spindle. It easily snaps off if your not carefull with the tailgate. Ask me how i know Spend your money on a real swing out and stay away from this company!


rcanova
Registered User
rcanova's Reviews
09-01-2009, 11:14 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: powder coat
Cons: not the best
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not the best, but great for me...


shrewd
Registered User
shrewd's Reviews

08-18-2009, 06:21 PM
Price: $275.00
Pros: Cheap, comes with 2" receiver.
Cons: Junk mounting hardware. Tricky to get all the mounting accomplished. Many holes need to be cleaned up or retapped. Latch needed to be ground down.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The fit and finish leaves A LOT to be desired. I had to grind the sprung latch pin to get it to fit. This thing rattles worse than anything I've ever seen. A bad design really. I use a ratchet strap to pull the tire carrier taught enough not to bang and creak. The mounting hardware is junk, softer than a brown banana.
With that said I knew most of this before I made the purchase and did so anyway. I needed a rear recovery point on my YJ and a carrier. My rig is 95% trail, so I was looking for something that would do the job and not break the bank. It works.



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