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post #1 of 24 Old 02-26-2008, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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TJs and Smittybilt Bumpers

I want to see TJs with either a smittybilt front bumper or rear tire swingout and any likes or dislikes about both.


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The classic or the tube style?




Got a dirt cheap deal on the bumpers- front and rear for $75 each (no tire carrier though). Thinking about cutting the ends and rewelding them to be a stubby on the front.

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You can see how far it sticks out in front...



No swing out carrier on mine...


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Looks good. Keep them coming, I'd like to see some more
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looks good. im thinking of going with the classic ones though and not the tubes.

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looks good. im thinking of going with the classic ones though and not the tubes.
I like the tube front but classic rear w/ tire carrier. The tube front one sticks out a lot though. Not sure
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I like the tube front but classic rear w/ tire carrier. The tube front one sticks out a lot though. Not sure
Not far enough to cause any problems.



I have the front and rear.


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I like the tube front but classic rear w/ tire carrier. The tube front one sticks out a lot though. Not sure
They give you some of the protection of a stinger without the 3' of bulkiness sticking out so far. You have the best of both.

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i know my buddy that has the rear smitty is having issues with his "33spare and the position of his d-ring. Ill have to see if i can get a pic of his rear bumper setup
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i know my buddy that has the rear smitty is having issues with his "33spare and the position of his d-ring. Ill have to see if i can get a pic of his rear bumper setup
Does the tube rear bumper (src model) stick down lower than the stock one?

Anyone with the classic smittybilt rear w/ tire carrier?
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i know my buddy that has the rear smitty is having issues with his "33spare and the position of his d-ring. Ill have to see if i can get a pic of his rear bumper setup










Here is a D-ring in a stock receiver hitch for comparison.


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I have the SRC classic tire carrier...I love it now that it is SECURELY bolted to my jeep. You have to measure and drill additional holes in the rear cross member to make this thing fit right. If you don't bolt it on correctly, it will loosen itself (now loctited) and squeak when you flex. It is SOLID now, I really love it!






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forgot to mention he is using the besttop tire carrier so it sits lower. i will try to get that pic from him
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