Ok - enough threads on front bumpers, whachya got for the rears?
Looking into getting one. I have a Class1 hitch that I'm keeping and would like a rear without a hitch built in. I like the small tube look like my front. The factory Mopar Rock Crawler bumper is nice, but not for the $500 asking price.
01-07-2009 08:28 PM
I dont have a good pic of it on my jeep since I just installed it and it really isnt anything special but I have a Rugged Ridge double tube rear...
Yeah, I mounted my receiver below the bumper. I've threatened to cut it off and relocate it every since I made it. :mad:
01-08-2009 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by skeeter
What did you use for the hinge?
I cheated............. its H2 tire carrier mounted to a piece of 2x5 square tubing. :D
01-08-2009 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by jecaper
Have you had any issues with the tire carrier latch while driving? I have seen them come loose and the tire swing out when turning corners. For the price, nice bumper though.
Never. It's quite tight and secure. Even i you would want to make it tighter all you have to do is change the spring out to a bigger or stronger one.
01-09-2009 01:53 PM
Anyone else? Still looking for ideas!!!
01-09-2009 02:19 PM
I run the SRC/RRC rear bumper without the hinge pin for the tire carrier. I "customized" it with a sawzall to remove the class 3 receiver and make the frame mounted hitch accessible. I have a rack that goes into the receiver and carries my dirt bike and also, my Unlimited can also tow my boat. I didn't trust the bumper mounted receivers to handle the weight, so I stayed with the frame mounted hitch. The bumper matches the ORF tire carrier really well too.
I'll try to take a better pic this weekend, but this will give you an idea:
I donno if I like the body mounted carrier. How low does the SRC bumper hand in the rear?
I love the body mounted tire carrier!
The SRC bumper hangs about as low as the trail gear one does. The bottom tube is at the same hight as the frame mounted hitch. Neither has ever gotten the way and I've never been hung up on it. It offers some added protection to the gas tank as well. there have been a few times when I've come down hard and the bumper and hitch have taken the hit instead of the tank skid.
01-09-2009 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by AzTJ
Found some more info on the Trail-Gear tire carrier. It can be found for ~$230. THe only thing I really don't like about it is the hinge it pivots on is just a big bushing.
the bushing being rubber? You can use metal or bronze sleeve since its more durable. Metal on metal shouldnt be a problem unless you never grease that thing and you open your tail gate couple times a day. It looks like a great match for your front bumper. :)