I was in a bumper bender on the interstate today in heavy heavy heavy stop and go traffic. (My b entirely)
Bumper did its job, with very minimal damage to the fender. Instead of paying a $500 deductible, I'm looking at the Smittybilt tubular front & rear bumper without hitch, and my question is, will the rear bumper allow me to keep using my pre existing hitch? Its a class 2 I think, memories foggy, but its a lot stronger than just the bumper hitch so there's no reason to take it off. Just wanted to see if anyone has this set up.
The only thing that's changed is I've plastidipped the tires and put forever black on the bumpers to cover the fade.
I bought my Jeep from a car lot and the previous owner installed all the stuff on mine. It has the Smitty Bilt Tube bumpers front and rear. I am not sure if these are the same ones you are looking at but here are some pictures. I don't think I would have chose these if I was the one making the purchase but its what is on mine and I don't have it in my budget to change it right now.
The app is being difficult and won't let me post the pic. I'll try to put one after I get them on I guess.
I don't think they look bad, and for a daily driver they'll function just fine. Its the same ones as the pic above but powder coated black. Plus they don't weigh hardly anything so it won't affect my amazing mpg.
Since I'm on the subject, has anyone owned or dealt with Rustys bumpers?
P.s. I'll take the front pads off the front bumper if your in the giving mood
Same with my dad, the one who got em for me.
I would, but I had already promised the pads, and milk jugs to a friend when he comes to town in a couple weeks. Can't imagine why anyone would want them but he said he'd give me $20 for it all so i ain't complaining.
Any chance someone can answer the original question? I like the tube bumpers and want to replace my rear bumper with one but dont know if i should order the one with the hitch receiver or if i can leave the receiver thats already mounted to my frame and buy the bumper without one.
I have both front and rear tubular bumpers by smittybilt. I like them, and the look is nice, I am soon upgrading to a new front bumper though. They do their job though, have hit a BMW, gotten hit by an SUV, and have hitting a small tree of two offroading.