Originally Posted by kramer2k
I really appreciated the feedback.
Any timeframe on release dates for the Gen II rear RockBrawler bumper without tire carrier?
I'm really torn between the first generation and this new one coming out.
Will the integrated hitch have the same specifications as dictated by the OEM hitch? Does your bumper integrate into the crossmember for additional support?
Thanks a ton for the information.
If you want it without the tire carrier, give our sales department a call. I believe the basic bumpers are done, they may be able to ship you one right away. The last little bit of delay is for a small part that goes with the tire carrier, which shouldn't have any bearing on the stand-alone version of the bumper.
About the nomenclature, this one would actually, technically be "Gen III". The first version of the RockBrawler rear bumper was a little different, it didn't have backup lamps, was more box-shaped, etc. So I guess its a little confusing to call this one the "RockBrawler II". But I know what you're talking about
With regards to the hitch, we do not do a tow weight rating on them. For that reason we can't technically call them a tow hitch, nor recommend them for actual towing. We have to call them a "recovery attachment point". There are insurance and liability issues behind all of that. We're still a pretty small company but perhaps we're growing toward the point that we may start being able to justify the extra expense of having the tow ratings done and certified by the outside laboratories. But we're just not at that point yet.
Yes, it does tie in to the crossmember. There are a couple of extra bolts that bolt through the bottom of the bumper into the crossmember. You can look at the current bumper's install instructions if you'd like to see that in detail, the new bumper will install in a similar manner.