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Smittybilt - Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper with Tire Swing

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Product Information

MSRP: $700.00
Average Price: $516.46
Manufacturer: Smittybilt
Yes: 25 / No: 3
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This is for the Smittybilt XRC REAR bumper with Tireswing. I made this as there are no clear threads for the rear bumper.


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Athensdawgs81's Reviews

03-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Price: $688.00
Pros: Strong and heavy! Does not rattle yet. Latch works well so far.
Cons: PITA to install!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I am overall impress with this bumper. I just bought the latest version which is different from the original. I also got the tire carrier with mine. The only issue is the instructions are garbage. I used the reviews from various sites to get some tips and tricks to install it and it still took me hours to get it done. The biggest issue was inner bolt alignment. Plus, one inner bolt ended up not being installed because I was not willing drop the tank for it. I feel it is not a big deal though as every bolt that goes to the frame tie in's were easily installed and I feel the strength comes more from those bolts then the inner ones that just utilize the factory crossmember. Also, if you buy the tire carrier with your bumper I highly recommend that you install the tire carrier latch plate and tire carrier post before you install the bumper. The instructions do not state this but if you install the bumper before you install these items you are gonna have a worse time then you already are. Mine also came with 2 different frame tie in brackets. I think one is for YJ's and one is for TJ's but the instructions are to very clear on a TJ install whether or not you use them both on a TJ, I decided to only use the the smaller brackets. They are similar to various frame tie-ins made by other manufacturers and the longer ones that may be for YJ's only would not line up with the holes on the bumper due to the ends of the factory frame crossmember being to long. I feel this is not a big deal though as like I mentioned earlier the smaller frame tie-ins are the very similar to other bumpers on the market and I feel those smaller are plenty strong enough to hold the bumper, tire, trailer, or any other vehicle you may be pulling out of the ditch.

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Blakerall90's Reviews
09-16-2016, 10:43 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Looks great
Cons: The only issue I have had is the latching mechanism for the tire swing. It can be difficult to latch sometimes
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Love the look. My 33in tire fits well.

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m4belisle's Reviews
04-07-2015, 01:54 PM
Price: $799.00
Pros: Great design and very stout looking
Cons: instructions are a joke, and all the bolt holes don't line up
Recommended? Yes

Comments: like other smittybilt products the install didn't go very well.....what should have taken an hour took about 4 hours.....lots of drilling and grinding were needed to get the bumper to fit properly. With my best efforts, I was only able to get 7 of the 8 bolts installed....throwing in the towel and calling it done.......for the price, I think it is worth the headache because the end result is great. No rattles thus far, so I am pleased.

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Sergiolomeli's Reviews
09-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Good clearance
Cons: Stiff if not greased properly
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's bad *** just need to fill w grease ...a little stiff if not . I like the d rings and the ability to add more to it


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bobmaurer4273's Reviews
07-30-2013, 08:54 PM
Price: $750.00
Pros: Look wicked and aggressive. Great quality and finish
Cons: Hardware Sucks and bolts for attaching the pin plate too long they would hit tail gate. The latch sassy looks good but hard to operate. Good luck on getting the inner bolts in the four holes u gotta drill. No way without dropping gas tank
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Pretty good stuff but poor instruction. No mention about having to drop gas tank yo install inner bolts


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bobmaurer4273's Reviews
07-30-2013, 08:54 PM
Price: $750.00
Pros: Look wicked and aggressive. Great quality and finish
Cons: Hardware Sucks and bolts for attaching the pin plate too long they would hit tail gate. The latch sassy looks good but hard to operate. Good luck on getting the inner bolts in the four holes u gotta drill. No way without dropping gas tank
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Pretty good stuff but poor instruction. No mention about having to drop gas tank yo install inner bolts

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joshydt58's Reviews
07-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: nice hinges nice finish heavy duty and well made. rivals more expensive models
Cons: heavy adds a lot of weight especially with a 35" tire on the back
Recommended? Yes

Comments: nice unit

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Seuf's Reviews
06-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Price: $190.00
Pros: Stiff and doesn't rattle much
Cons: Had to drill a few new holes to install
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Product is holding up nice! Love it looks good and it's thick!

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aikenjeep's Reviews
06-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Tough, looks great, convenient carrier
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product!

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NotThePainter's Reviews

04-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: holds the tire, greasable hinge.
Cons: Rattles, rusted out and broke.
Recommended? No

Comments: I have no idea what this cost, the PO installed it. It works well but rattled incessantly until my GF backed into a rock at Rausch and broke the handle off. The part was back ordered so I used a strap to keep it on, which solved the rattle.

Anyway, it is 3-5 years old now, my guess since I don't know when the PO bought it and it broke yesterday. Bad weld, bad metal, or just rust? Don't know. Could have been deadly if I hadn't noticed it.


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Hunter7158's Reviews
01-05-2013, 10:36 PM
Price: $650.00
Pros: Strong, Hitch, Tire Carrier, Greasable Pivot Point, Great Latch, Does Not Vibrate Or Bounce Around, Great Construction
Cons: Weight, Had to drop gas tank to install.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very sturdy bumper. Love how it looks. Holds my 35" spare tire great. Only thing was I had to drop the gas tank to install but it really wasn't that big of a deal. Definitely would recommend.

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Ben8822's Reviews
12-10-2012, 08:37 PM
Price: $189.99
Pros: D ring ready Solid takes hits well towing cap is high
Cons: hard to install lat two bolts behind gas tank
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product, solid make and tows/pulls everything with out fail or weakness.


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copenhagenfiend's Reviews
08-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Price: $729.99
Pros: great looking, functional, recovery shackle points built in, low profile, doesn't affect rear approach, class 3 receiver built in
Cons: tire swing is squeaky! it takes a few retorques to get the noise to finally stop.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The smitty's are very nice and functional bumpers. i've got the front and rear xrc's on my yj. they are low profile, fairly narrow, and extremely functional. like i said above - the width and height combined with how close to the body the bumpers mount make for a great bumper! i was used to scrubbing the hoops whenever i wheeled, and this rear rarely ever touches.

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FManansala's Reviews
06-29-2012, 02:42 PM
Price: $700.00
Pros: looks good, holds up to heavy banging
Cons: terrible welds and weak attachment plates
Recommended? No

Comments: had to re weld the mounting plates as they cracked under use and a 33 tire on carrier...material not thick enough.

welded a flat bar to secure

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00Lizard's Reviews
03-09-2012, 11:29 AM
Price: $600.00
Pros: Tough Class 3 receiver, with safety chain loops
Cons: expensive No location for trailer wiring mount many locations to hold snow/ mud
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great bumper. Originally received bumper_section that needed to be RMA'd, Smittybilt had great customer Service. Replacement sent ASAP. Replacement bumper and carrier are great. Love the look, little bit of wrap around on corners is nice.

kinda wish receiver was higher up/ integrated into main bumper sections; can drag a bit when offroading.

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07lane40's Reviews
12-27-2011, 12:32 AM
Price: $499.00
Pros: HEAVY DUTY nice frame tie in system 9000lb towing capacity covers rear corners well
Cons: HEAVY install is pretty involved
Recommended? Yes

Comments: takes some work to get this in properly. 2 tie ins plus inner bolts that need to be drilled for in the crossmember. good quality bumper.

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owp3's Reviews
10-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Price: $429.99
Pros: looks really great and feels tough
Cons: powder coat is a bit weak and bolt holes will rust inside
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I think this looks really great and feels tough. The powder coat is a bit weak and bolt holes will rust inside unless you hit them with a little rustoleum. The tire swing is very strong but there was a little grinding that had to be done on one of the welds so it would open correctly. I would buy this again except this time I would skip the little third brake light extender and mount a replacement LED in the inside of the spare (which is what I did later).

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dscabra's Reviews
10-10-2011, 11:07 PM
Price: $550.00
Pros: Solid construction -- adjustability of the tire carrier
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought the bumber first and was impressed, so I got the swing-away carrier as well. So far I'm very impressed with this bumper.

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cont7's Reviews
08-04-2011, 02:33 PM
Price: $749.99
Pros: Awesome finish. Good looking, supports the tire as promised
Cons: Install needs 2 persons. In a YJ you have to drill the chassis for the supports.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: well, it looks good. Instructions are kinda vague, you mostly have to do all the work by deduction. A lot of spare nuts, washers, etc....


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GBall's Reviews
07-31-2011, 10:59 PM
Price: $899.99
Pros: Heavy duty.
Cons: Tough to latch with the 37" spare.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's a heavy bumper. Really heavy. The latch is tough to get lined up with the 37" spare on it. This is my 2nd XRC rear bumper - the tire carrier snapped off the first. You can order the tire carrier only but save your hardware from the first one. When you order a replacement tire carrier, you literally get just the tire carrier. Nothing else.

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