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Old 08-26-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Smittybilt Atlas Bumpers

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these bumpers (mainly rear bumper) and would be willing to give a quick review of them.

Do you like it, was the install a PITA, would you recommend it?

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Very happy with my Atlas rear bumper. It is a well thought out design the way it can hold two 5 gallon jerry cans (or four 2 gallon rotopax), a hi-lift jack and mount two auxiliary backup lights. It does not rattle at all when off-road and the two stage tailgate clamp is easy to open. You will have to lengthen the brake light wires for the 3rd brake light to work. It does weigh 210 lbs but that is actually lighter than other bumper/tire carriers that are capable of holding a 37" tire.

This was my first smithybuilt product because I did not like their reputation over the past decades but I would have to say the atlas design is comparable to other quality companies. So IMO ignore any remarks people make about sh**ybuilt products from anyone that does not actually own an Atlas line product.

Slight fitment issue on the Atlas install but much less of an issue when compared with my OR-FAB sliders install. In the end I was able to install it at home and I would recommend this product.


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Old 08-27-2014, 01:37 AM   #3
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I too am also very interested is this bumper/ carrier option. Moar pics!
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thank you for the review!

I read another review where there was some issues with the tire carrier connecting to the bumper at both the swivel point and the latch. Any similar problems?
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Thank you for the review!

I read another review where there was some issues with the tire carrier connecting to the bumper at both the swivel point and the latch. Any similar problems?
Easy fit with the tire carrier. I was able to get one washer in and the fit was snug. The kit comes with two washers and if you can/need to use both washers the instructions say you can add both washers but one is good.

Minor fitting on the latch. Took a couple minutes of opening closing and testing. Not really a big deal IMO.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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Awesome! Are you running Atlas for front bumper also?
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Using a Warn elite front bumper, I liked the closer bumper to fender fit the elite provides. But the atlas front bumper was a very close competitor and I decided against the removable bar on the atlas
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I have a friend who bought this bumper and has an issue. The tie down straps for the gas cans rub against the tailgate causing a nasty mark and small indentation. We tried to readjust the straps, but cannot keep them from rubbing. Anyone else have this issue?

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