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Old 02-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Towing a car with an SRC rear bumper

I am considering buying an SRC or XRC Smitty Built bumper for my 2012 2 door rubicon to occasionally tow cars around with. I would be using a tow dolly with brakes pulling around 4runners and toyota pickups for my business. I know the suggested tow ratings and that the wheelbase limits it but I wanna know anybodies thoughts from experience on towing with an SRC/XRC and durability?

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Old 02-14-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Check the specs. I'm pretty sure they aren't tow rated. The built in receivers are usually just for accessories.


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Old 02-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Most bumpers are not tow rated for liability reasons. I wouldn't feel safe towing a small car let alone an suv with a Wrangler.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Yeah I know they don't tow rate them for insurance purposes but supposedly it's a class III rated bumper. I've read a handful of stories about people towing cars with them and not having any issues with cracks just wanted to hear from the crowd any opinions.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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I wouldn't tow a car with that bumper or a Jeep for that matter. A 4runner is more than 2,000lbs and you are exceeding the tow capacity of the Jeep and bumper.


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