I have one of these bumpers on my 97' TJ and don't like it! It's flimsy to me, the hitch tube is very sloppy and I have to use a shim when I use my cargo carrier with it and the bumper flexes bad with the carrier in it also. I'm waiting on a Dirt Worx rear bumper to get here to replace the Smittybilt with.
I also have a 31/10.50x15 Buckshot Mudder on a 15x8 Canyon wheel for my spare on the factory spare mount and if this tire had new tread instead of being worn down to about a quarter tread, it wouldn't clear the bumper.
I'm not bashing Smittybilt by any means, I actually like their stuff but this bumper is weak!