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06 Red Rubicon 02-14-2012 03:15 PM

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?

daggo66 02-14-2012 03:21 PM

Check the specs. I'm pretty sure they aren't tow rated. The built in receivers are usually just for accessories.

chris.george 02-14-2012 03:37 PM

Yup, daggo is right: http://www.smittybilt.com/docs/installation/76856.pdf

Lithium Lotus 02-14-2012 03:42 PM

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.

06 Red Rubicon 02-14-2012 04:16 PM

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.

Daniel_M 02-15-2012 08:49 AM

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.

-Dan


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