Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Rear Bumper Recommendation
I'm looking for a new rear bumper/tire carrier for my 07 JK. The stock tire carrier makes the tailgate rattle and I'm worried it is going to ruin the tailgate.
I would like a rear bumper/tire carrier combo that:
1. Has one-hand operation (swings the tire carrier and opens the tailgate at the same time).
2. Includes a receiver hitch that attaches to the frame or allows the stock receiver to be used.
3. Has mounting points for a hi-lift jack.
And of course it has to be a strong, well built unit.
I saw a Smittybilt XRC on a jeep and like the looks of it, but it swings independent of the tailgate.
So far the only one I have found meets these requirements is the Bestop HighRock. Anyone have experience with this one?
Any other recommendations?
2008 Wrangler Rubicon 2D
285/70R17 BFG Mud Terrain, 4" lift, XRC10 winch, Ace bumpers front/rear