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Hosep 01-12-2011 09:30 PM

Rear Bumper W/ Tire Carrier & Type lll Hitch
 
I am looking at buying new rear bumper w/ tire carrier for my '04 Sport. I would like it to also have an intergrated type lll hitch. I know that the Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper has it. For people who have it what are the goods and bads? + pictures please... Are there any other bumpers that have the type lll hitch out there?

tailhole 01-12-2011 10:01 PM

I have the xrc. I've got no complaints. there's a pic in my profile

JAX-SRF 01-13-2011 04:24 AM

I have the XRC too, and the only comment I have is the install. Pain in the…!! Advice if you get it: drop the fuel tank. Unscrew the filler cap and disconnect the fuel hose from the body by taking out the four screws you see there. Then unbolt the fuel tank from the bottom. The nuts will come off, the posts will stay in position. You really only need enough room to start the nuts for the bumper and get a ratchet in there to tighten them up. You will thank yourself later. Good luck getting the tank back into position to start the nuts when reinstalling it. You may need another person. I did it by myself but wished I hadn't.

jds00wrangler 01-13-2011 07:58 AM

I guess I'll make this my first post! I made my own using 2x4 tubing for the main bumber and 1.5x1.5 for the carrier. Picture is before I had it powdercoated black:
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...01227-1258.jpg

BigEZ 01-13-2011 08:13 AM

there's a guy who advertises on CL in the chicago-area who makes bumpers almost exactly as pictured above for around $350 (powdercoated.)

jds00wrangler 01-13-2011 08:21 AM

It may be the same guy I got the plans from. He is on Jeep Forum website under their fabrication section. The bumper plans are a sticky. $350 is not a bad price I have close to $175 in that bumper not to mention the hours of work.

Hosep 01-13-2011 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JAX-SRF (Post 986186)
I have the XRC too, and the only comment I have is the install. Pain in the…!! Advice if you get it: drop the fuel tank. Unscrew the filler cap and disconnect the fuel hose from the body by taking out the four screws you see there. Then unbolt the fuel tank from the bottom. The nuts will come off, the posts will stay in position. You really only need enough room to start the nuts for the bumper and get a ratchet in there to tighten them up. You will thank yourself later. Good luck getting the tank back into position to start the nuts when reinstalling it. You may need another person. I did it by myself but wished I hadn't.


Thanks for the heads up!

BigEZ 01-13-2011 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jds00wrangler (Post 986367)
$350 is not a bad price I have close to $175 in that bumper not to mention the hours of work.

especially for those of us without a welder, plasma cutter, acetylene torch, and powdercoating booth.
:)

jds00wrangler 01-14-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by BigEZ (Post 987747)
especially for those of us without a welder, plasma cutter, acetylene torch, and powdercoating booth.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEZ (Post 987747)




Believe it or not I made that with a 4" grinder, a Jig saw and a 110 Lincoln welder. Powder-coating isn't a necessity you can just use a good quality spray paint from a can.

burton160w 01-14-2011 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEZ (Post 987747)
especially for those of us without a welder, plasma cutter, acetylene torch, and powdercoating booth.
:)

Rear Bumper w/Swingout Tire Carrier Follow Along - JeepForum.com

I think this is the one he followed. He's not based out of Chicago, but it looks similar. I'm pissed because now I'm sitting planning out yet ANOTHER summer project :crash:

And if you read what he's got, he does list some alternative tools. I have access to a plasma cutter, but I'll probably be cutting it with a jigsaw too or a cutting wheel. Threads like this seriously break down what seems like a daunting task into something that is much more manageable for most people. Just take your time and after each step assess your work - filing where necessary.

jds00wrangler 01-14-2011 02:14 PM

Yup that is the site! I did not follow it to the letter, but I did use it as a base for my bumper.

alstjruby03 01-15-2011 03:04 PM

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/...epforum004.jpg
got mine used 5 years ago.still here.


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