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AzTJ 01-07-2009 08:18 PM

REAR Bumpers
 
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.

Jp90Talon 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...

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...4/60784-lg.jpg

Triple88a 01-07-2009 08:50 PM

Where is orange i got the perfect bumper for his style :flipoff:

w00t
Truck Master Designs JP720-SM - Truckmaster Rear Bumper in Silver Metallic for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Photos/p24240c.jpg

Scout 01-07-2009 08:50 PM

Garvin Wilderness with tire carrier:


http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC01575.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC03763.jpg

Tire carrier removed:

(more better)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/p9130136.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/hpim0417.jpg

AzTJ 01-07-2009 09:02 PM

Isn't the Garvin carrier like $700? Little too spendy for something I might toss later.

4point 01-07-2009 09:17 PM

DIY Total cost $125.00
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...t/Misc/005.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...t/Misc/010.jpg

Scout 01-07-2009 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 304570)
Isn't the Garvin carrier like $700? Little too spendy for something I might toss later.

$ 700? No. It was actually twice that when I bought it a few years ago. You can buy the bumper alone and IIRC it's somewhere around the $ 350 - $ 400 range.

Scout 01-07-2009 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 304577)

Do you drag race with that spare tire? :flipoff:

Bigstonz 01-07-2009 09:36 PM

It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego

Bigstonz 01-07-2009 09:40 PM

:)

4point 01-07-2009 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Scout (Post 304586)
Do you drag race with that spare tire? :flipoff:

:rofl:I have since replaced it with a good tire, that was just a temp. :D

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...k/PC203975.jpg

Bigstonz 01-07-2009 09:48 PM

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It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego

AzTJ 01-07-2009 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigstonz (Post 304587)
It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego

True... and now that we don't have any more horses, I won't need to tow hay in from town.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 304586)
Do you drag race with that spare tire? :flipoff:

Spare is a spare... :confused:

distortedtj 01-07-2009 09:53 PM

SRC with tire carrier/2''receiver. Amazingly it's quite nice and 1/4'' thick lower steel bumper.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...2/tails004.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...yoktrip053.jpg

4point 01-07-2009 09:57 PM

distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.

distortedtj 01-07-2009 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 304602)
distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.

Yep. Coming off on ledges and drops I've landed/smacked it. Never bent or moved the bumper. It has 4 backing plates...2 for each side of the frame channel, and frame tie-ins.

The bumper did come with crappy china'ish grade 5 bolts, but swapped all the hardware to grade 8 before installing it. :punk:

Triple88a 01-07-2009 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 304586)
Do you drag race with that spare tire? :flipoff:

lol to me it appears that he had too much toe out.

If he hasnt fixed it yet, get an alignment before ur new tires start looking like this too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4point (Post 304602)
distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.

if u have these i'd be a bit more concerned about smacking em on rocks :P

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1421/...8e69c3.jpg?v=0

distortedtj 01-07-2009 10:29 PM

4point....

It does appear my receiver is higher up than yours a little. The receiver on the SRC is flush with the bottom of the bumper and doesn't hang down.

But yep, I've still landed on it.

Here is a little better picture from the smittybilt site ....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...edzr2/11_1.jpg

jecaper 01-08-2009 07:16 AM

Distorted,

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.

skeeter 01-08-2009 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 304577)

What did you use for the hinge?

booger 01-08-2009 10:30 AM

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Rock Hard FTW!

old pic, but you get the point :)

4point 01-08-2009 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 304623)
4point....

It does appear my receiver is higher up than yours a little. The receiver on the SRC is flush with the bottom of the bumper and doesn't hang down.

But yep, I've still landed on it.

Here is a little better picture from the smittybilt site ....

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...edzr2/11_1.jpg

Yeah, I mounted my receiver below the bumper. I've threatened to cut it off and relocate it every since I made it. :mad:

4point 01-08-2009 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skeeter (Post 304747)
What did you use for the hinge?

I cheated............. its H2 tire carrier mounted to a piece of 2x5 square tubing. :D

distortedtj 01-08-2009 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jecaper (Post 304717)
Distorted,

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.

AzTJ 01-09-2009 01:53 PM

Anyone else? Still looking for ideas!!!

Unlimited 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:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...heelin/026.jpg

AzTJ 01-09-2009 02:45 PM

I donno if I like the body mounted carrier. How low does the SRC bumper hand in the rear?

AzTJ 01-09-2009 03:29 PM

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.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat...m/DSC01287.JPG

And I might need a body lift to clear the rear fender.
http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../DSC012901.JPG

Unlimited 01-09-2009 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 305492)
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.

Triple88a 01-09-2009 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 305522)
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. :)


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