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post #16 of 26 Old 07-16-2010, 04:31 AM
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May want to check out Ground Pounder Fab's rear bumper. Besrk (Eddie) is a moderator here on JF and makes basic front and rear bumpers as well as rear bumper/tire carrier combo. Read through his thread about bumpers and it will give you an idea of his work. His bumpers are the very best "bang for your buck," hands down! So long as they are what you are in the market for. Comments throughout the thread speak for themselves regarding quality and service. Shipping will not be all that much either considering you are in Raleigh, NC. His shop is in Newport News, VA so I don't think shipping will be that much greater than what I paid (not much at all) to have a rear bumper/tire carrier shipped to SW VA (I am about 2.5 hrs away from Raleigh).

However, his bumpers are not rated (the whole legal thing) but if you read through the thread you can get an idea of what you can expect from the bumper.

Again, if I were to do it all over again, I would not have bought any other rear bumper/tire carrier (he can make you a basic rear bumper that does not have the swing out tire carrier). You can also get his frame tie in kit, accessories along with other things as well. The frame tie in kit is just as stout as the bumper! Figured it wouldn't hurt for you to check it out and see what you think.


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May want to check out Ground Pounder Fab's rear bumper. Besrk (Eddie) is a moderator here on JF and makes basic front and rear bumpers as well as rear bumper/tire carrier combo. Read through his thread about bumpers and it will give you an idea of his work. His bumpers are the very best "bang for your buck," hands down! So long as they are what you are in the market for. Comments throughout the thread speak for themselves regarding quality and service. Shipping will not be all that much either considering you are in Raleigh, NC. His shop is in Newport News, VA so I don't think shipping will be that much greater than what I paid (not much at all) to have a rear bumper/tire carrier shipped to SW VA (I am about 2.5 hrs away from Raleigh).

However, his bumpers are not rated (the whole legal thing) but if you read through the thread you can get an idea of what you can expect from the bumper.

Again, if I were to do it all over again, I would not have bought any other rear bumper/tire carrier (he can make you a basic rear bumper that does not have the swing out tire carrier). You can also get his frame tie in kit, accessories along with other things as well. The frame tie in kit is just as stout as the bumper! Figured it wouldn't hurt for you to check it out and see what you think.
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Though out of the price range you stated, my opinion is the Shrockworks LJ bumper to be the best design as it is the only one I found that provides extra coverage for the LJ quarters.

Very well made and it came with frame tie-ins.

I got mine in bare steel and painted it. I don't trust the powder coat provided by vendors from past experiences... a blanket statement, yes, but...

The one downside is the time to deliver it. Mine took about 10 weeks as they are made to order.
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Might take a look at Savvy's new aluminum bumpers. I don't think, though that they will fit the OP's criteria of receiver hitch and d-ring mounts. It looks like they have two versions, one with d-ring mounts and one with a receiver opening. I guess the theory is that if you have the reciever opening, you can use a receiver-mounted d-ring or tow hook.

It does include frame tie-ins, though, and based on Savvy's reputation, is probably a quality piece of work, without the weight penalties of heavier steel bumpers.

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I was planning on getting a HighRock (Bestop) bumper since it is rated for towing and had D-Ring mounts. Looks pretty much just like the one pictured earlier in the thread.

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May want to check out Ground Pounder Fab's rear bumper. Besrk (Eddie) is a moderator here on JF and makes basic front and rear bumpers as well as rear bumper/tire carrier combo.
I agree 100% with the quote. Look no further. This is the bumper you want. Very high quality, great price and an excellent person to work with.


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I tow this...

with this...

GroundPounder rear bumper.

Very close to 2200 lbs loaded, no issues. Came with frame tie-ins. Price was incredibly inexpensive. I've used it for almost 3 years now.
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post #23 of 26 Old 07-16-2010, 01:49 PM
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Here is a link for a bumper with tow and D-rings for less than $200 off ebay

JEEP WRANGLER TJ YJ REAR BUMPER with HITCH RECEIVER : eBay Motors (item 200495270112 end time Jul-19-10 20:33:02 PDT)

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Mine was delivered for much less than that.
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-17-2010, 10:53 AM
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The ground ponder rear bumper is good. What you might want to look is ensuring the bumper is 3/8ths thick and is welded front and back of the hitch. It should have the lower mounts that tie in. Also a must is to go with what another poster suggested and buy the frame tie ins. $35-$50 FYI, Ebay has some great deals on rear bumpers that are 3/8ths thick with receiver at $156.00 I dont think it can be beat...but I didn't check to see if it was welded front and back.....etc.
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