I'm lookin to buy a rear bumper that has a 2 inch reciever built into it. It's made of 1/4 inch steel and mounts with all the factory holes, so there are no modifications needed.
My question is this: Every bumper I find says not suitable for towing. All I wanna do is pull a 4x8 utility traler with a lawn tractor on it. My Jeep is lifted 4 inches with 33 inch tires on it so Ide probly need a drop hitch. Would I be able to pull this load safely? And without damaging my Jeeps chassis?
I know a guy that has an older wrangler and all he has is this crappy little bolt on reciever and it isn't even two inches and he pulls his 4x6 trailer and lawn tractor all over the place.
Thanks for the advice.
09-01-2009 07:27 PM
I've got the RockHard rear bumper/tire carrier and it comes with a tow rated receiver. Great product . . . very sturdy, no rattles, but it's not cheap!
09-01-2009 07:28 PM
The lawyers made most manufacturers too nervous to allow them to say they're rated for towing any more, even the exact same bumpers that used to be rated for towing no longer say that.
I have an Olympic 58" Rock Bumper on the back of my TJ that I tow all kinds of trailers with and it works great. The 2" receiver hitch is integrated into the bumper, not welded on below, so the hitch won't drag on offroad terrain. Quadratec sells it the one I have, you can see it kinda-sorta on my website in a few photos.
09-02-2009 06:00 AM
That's sort of what I'm lookin for. On the one I've been lookin at the reciever is also built into the bumper rather than welded on the bottom and it's also got a large 1/4 inch gusset on the bottom of that. I think I'm just going to go ahead and get it. I just wanted to feel a little more comfortable with getting a bumper that said 'not rated for towing'.
09-02-2009 09:52 AM
The TJ is rated to tow something like 2000 pounds so it's not like your really towing!
09-02-2009 10:27 AM
I would think any bumper that thick would be able to handle some weight.... As much as you could tow anyway with a Wrangler...
09-02-2009 12:40 PM
I have been looking for the samething for the last four months I'm deployed and have a little time to look the two I'm looking at "Olympic bumper Rubicon Black A/T Slider Rear Bumper for 95-06 Jeep" Olympics "Rock" Bumper series these are tow rated 200lb tongue and 2000lb towing found on at FORTEC.com price is not bad at all well under $300.
09-02-2009 01:00 PM
I tow with my LOD bumper all the time. usually a single waverrunner or a 6 x 8 trailer loaded. ive towed my flatbed jeep hauler down big bear mountain a few times. that flat bed weighs over 2k
09-02-2009 07:53 PM
I have the Warn rock Crawler bumper and it has a integrated 2" hitch. I use it primarily for a recovery/tow point. I have used a 4" recovery strap and tied my jeep to a tree. Then pulled a GMC 2500 out of the deep mud 100' with my winch. No problems here. The bumper is 3/16 thick.
09-02-2009 08:34 PM
Very cool! Those are the things I wanted to hear, now I won't be so worried about tearing the rear bumper off or anything like that. I'm ordering right now. Thanks!!