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Old 12-16-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Stock rear bumper

The only mods done by the PO were a Smittybilt rear tube bumper/hitch and the Congo Cage. My TJ looks a little...unbalanced. Rather than get a tube front bumper and keep what I have (the Jeep won't be towing the 4000# camper), I'd rather go stock (or something similiar) and sell the Smittybilt, then upgrade later. Question is, does the stock bumper bolt right up? or are there brackets I will also need in between bumper and chassis? All the pics I find don't show the backside of the bumper.

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I don't think a TJ can safely tow a 4,000# trailer.

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Old 12-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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I don't think a TJ can safely tow a 4,000# trailer.
Probably due to the fact a TJ weighs the same amount.
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The only mods done by the PO were a Smittybilt rear tube bumper/hitch and the Congo Cage. My TJ looks a little...unbalanced. Rather than get a tube front bumper and keep what I have (the Jeep won't be towing the 4000# camper), I'd rather go stock (or something similiar) and sell the Smittybilt, then upgrade later. Question is, does the stock bumper bolt right up? or are there brackets I will also need in between bumper and chassis? All the pics I find don't show the backside of the bumper.

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There are no brackets needed. They bolt right to the frame. Where are you? I'll sell you mine! They're out in the garage as we speak.

As for towing 4000lbs, I think all of you nay sayers are misreading the OP's post!
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Probably due to the fact a TJ weighs the same amount.
The owners manual list max towing capacity is 2,000#. If he tows a 4,000# trailer I would stay in front of him so when he loses it it is behind me.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #6
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I'm in San Antonio, not sure how shipping a bumper would be here.

And for the record, I DO NOT plan on towing anything with the Jeep...
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Shipping would be too costly. Check craigslist, there's always stock TJ bumpers for sale.
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I live in North of you in temple and might be willing to trade bumpers with you if u want...mine is stock and was looking at getting something with a hitch
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There sure are alot of Wranglers in Texas! I've replaced both my bumpers and they are sitting in the garage. I'd be willing to sell.

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