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Smittybilt XRC

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Product Information

MSRP: $450.00
Average Price: $393.71
Manufacturer: Smittybilt
Yes: 40 / No: 3

Great bumper, good welds, good finish, sturdy


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iStalvey's Reviews

05-24-2011, 11:37 PM
Price: $430.00
Pros: Nice finish, heavyduty, nice welds, tow rated.
Cons: PITA to install, some bolts were to short so I had to remove the lock washers, off center in the end by maybe 1/4"
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought this bumper after buying a Bestop Highock rear from JCW and receiving it damaged. I hoped for the best with this one. It came packaged very well and didn't have a scratch on it. It is pretty heavy, and very sturdy. I love the finish. It's kind of like a bedliner finish but not as rough.

As for the installation... PITA! It took me about 5 hrs start to finish. I could probably do it again in about 2 or less, but uncertainties throughout dragged it out. You have to drill 4 holes to mount bolts, and while it came with a good template, it was hard to get to line up so I drilled them over a size larger. WIth all the other attaching points, I really don't see these 4 holes to be drilled necessary, but I plan on towing some items so I went ahead and did it. Unless you have tiny hands or are very ingenuitive, plan on dropping the gas tank. I preplanned the install and was on "E" so it made it super easy to drop it. Also, the larger bolts used for installing the braces/brackets were to short so I had to leave off the lock washers, but I used a thread sealer anyways so no big deal.

And lastly, the bumper quality was above standard. All welds were very clean, all holes lined up for the most part, and the coating is nice. In the end the bumper didn't line up exactly even.... maybe an 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch off center. Again, no big deal. I would recommend and buy again.

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white94YJ's Reviews
03-25-2011, 09:49 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Looks, winch mounting, winch protection
Cons: Small Rear End Accident metal sheared under D- Rong mount bent it back to place with buddies winch! lol
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The bumper is nice, lookes good and all. Protects the winch well and i loke the setup for the winch, also has two tabs for lights. Only problem i had was i rear ended a durango, and the metal like sheared and there is a crack in the steel bumper?? lol

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AWheeler's Reviews
02-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Integrated winch plate
Cons: OK quality
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great price, OK quality, but at $300, great product!

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AWheeler's Reviews
02-21-2011, 02:39 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Integrated Winch Plate
Cons: OK quality
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great quality for the price, but at $300, it's not perfect. Love the intetrated winch plate.

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CUTYA712's Reviews
12-28-2010, 06:41 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Thick steel, d rings, winch mount, looks bad ass.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought front bumper from Summit and got a SRC rear bumper for free.

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89wangler's Reviews
12-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Price: $341.99
Pros: ease of install looks
Cons: worried about thickness of winch plate
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Went on super easy came with all the hard ware needed i am worried about the thickness of where i mounted the winch it seems fairly thin compared to bumpers ive had in the past ARB, and home built steel3/8 inch


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Meep97's Reviews
10-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Price: $345.00
Pros: light but still heavy duty, winch plate, easy installion, look
Cons: cheap coating
Recommended? Yes

Comments: took about an hr to take old bumper off and install new one, a lot of adjusting both sides perfectly to get it to fit right but over all great product

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IHOOYAHI's Reviews
09-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Price: $170.00
Pros: Look bad ass
Cons: I haven'e been able to figure out where I am going to out my KC Daylighters yet. Like I said "yet." Thats the only con I have right now
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I could not find the exact product when entering the information on the website. This one is actually a Smittybilt Front Stinger. I hope I placed this in the right section. Like I said before this bumper looks bad *** and dont really have any complaints just yet.

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95YJohn's Reviews
08-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: holds spare
Cons: bad welds, rattles, first one didn't fit, mounting hardware was wrong size (even on their own stuff!)
Recommended? No

Comments: after the install (which took forever due to wrong hardware, parts, etc) it works ok.
I have multiple items from them and every one has issues.

The only thing Smittybilt has going for them is good customer service.

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tater_kamik's Reviews
06-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: tough, place for winch, tabs for lights
Cons: may be a little wide for some, or stick out too far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love it. bolted right up, good welds, thick metal, heavy but thats good in my opinion. Tabs for lights are nice, fit my 6" ones well. May cut off side things one day if they become a problem.


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akordboy's Reviews
05-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Price: $1.00
Recommended? Yes


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Butler20's Reviews
02-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Looks Great
Cons: Has trouble installing
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a great bumper. You might have some trouble lining the bolts up, but once you get it on its awesome

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river2c's Reviews
01-02-2010, 04:03 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: price easy installation
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the Smittybilt XRC rear bumper without the tire carrier. It has a functional receiver hitch and D-rings.

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ratcals's Reviews
11-05-2009, 03:44 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Gets the spare tire off the tailgate.
Cons: VERY VERY tight fit.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was barely able to get this installed because of how tight the fit was. Even using a jack and the weight of the Jeep I had trouble getting it to fit. Hopefully I never have to take it off. Other than that I'm happy with it.

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FracEngineer's Reviews
08-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Price: $499.00
Pros: Easy Install rigid mounting system
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome bumper very rigid, has 10 bolts that mount to 3 different location on my JK, this bumper is on and staying on!!!

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Adamlee78's Reviews

07-31-2009, 04:29 PM
Price: $375.00
Pros: Great looking bumper and works great. And now they have added d-ring mounts
Cons: Needs to be a few inches wider to completely protect the TJ fenders.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great looking bumper, easy to install, tough, and now includes d-ring mounts. Can't wait for the matching rear with swing away.

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Smallz's Reviews

03-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Smittybilt XRC
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome product. Now i just need a winch and some lights and it will look way better. So much better than stock. only ad thing is it is missing recovery points


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Mino's Reviews

03-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Smittybilt XRC
Price: $370.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Solid bumper! Looks great too. Winch plate was included but oddly enough it was not readily compatible for the winch of the same name(XRC 8). Installation of the winch required positioning the control box in a way other than that suggested by the manufacturer. Also, no tow hook points or d-ring shackle mounts included in the design.


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PAFirefighter11's Reviews

02-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Smittybilt XRC
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's a decently designed bumper. It provided adequate protection to the front of my Jeep and the winch mount is nice. Would be nice if mine has d-ring tabs and 2 more light mounts.

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alex_35's Reviews

12-10-2008, 11:34 PM
Smittybilt XRC
Price: $450.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i got the xrc bumper ist not bulky like the other an has the winch mount and tabs for the ligts i realy like the way it looks.

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