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Old 08-19-2012, 01:32 PM
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Question Can't Decide on Rear Bumper

I cant decide between the procomp or smittybilt rear bumper. Both are the same what is better

Smittybilt-
Smittybilt Part 76750D - SRC Classic Rock Crawler Rear Bumper with 2

ProComp-
Pro Comp Suspension Part 66168 - Jeep Crawler Rear Bumper



Does anybody have one of these?
How hard is it to put on, they both say no drilling?
Quality?

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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I had the smittybilt. Its a decent looking bumper, but a little too thin for my taste. Although im sure it would hold, i was always afraid of bending it if i put my highlift jack under it. And as far as the d-rings go, I ripped both of those off due to poor mounting lugs in the bumper.

Havent had any dealings with the procomp, actually never knew they made a bumper.

I ended up building my own similar looking to the smitty, out of 3/16 steel plate, and now i could hang my jeep from that bumper and never have a fear of it or the d-ring lugs coming off. And as far as cost, I have 50 bucks in steel, 2 8ft sections of 3/16x 4" wide. And my time to cut it out and put it together.
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I had the ProComp on my TJ and put it through the wash!!! Never failed in whatever I asked it to do except hang me up on rock angles. It is built very stout and I have used it for picking up the back of the jeep to get it out of some deep holes where it got stuck. It seems the 2 inch receiver always would hook or hang a rock and lock me up from backing out of a situation, of course I was at a very steep angle! I finally took it off and built 1/2"x 4"plate "bumperettes" with clevis rings mounted to the ends of each frame. Never had a problem hanging since! ProComp to me, was a great bumper.
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I had the ProComp on my TJ and put it through the wash!!! Never failed in whatever I asked it to do except hang me up on rock angles. It is built very stout and I have used it for picking up the back of the jeep to get it out of some deep holes where it got stuck. It seems the 2 inch receiver always would hook or hang a rock and lock me up from backing out of a situation, of course I was at a very steep angle! I finally took it off and built 1/2"x 4"plate "bumperettes" with clevis rings mounted to the ends of each frame. Never had a problem hanging since! ProComp to me, was a great bumper.
I was more leading towards the procomp any. The price and metal thickness. I dont rock crawl any. I just want to make sure installation wont be hard.
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What bumper is that? I dont want a tire carrier or even carry one anymore
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So I just bought the procomp bumper and installed it. The only complaint I had was that the holes were just a tad off so I had to drill out the holes on the frame just a little bit.
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Homemade there pretty simple to do and a whole lot cheaper
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So I just bought the procomp bumper and installed it. The only complaint I had was that the holes were just a tad off so I had to drill out the holes on the frame just a little bit.
Post some pics please
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Sorry I got home late so not the best pic. Just bought the Jeep so a lot of work to do.
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Thanks but when you get a chance could I see how its mounted to the frame?
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hit up robert at dirtworx, that cat makes sick bumpers
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Thanks but when you get a chance could I see how its mounted to the frame?

Kind of hard to take a photo of that...It has a triangular plate that has 2 holes for the bolts to go through 2 on each side...so a total of 8 bolts...then it has 2 bolts that go up through the bottom 1 on each side. The 4 on the outside are easy but the 4 inside bolts were difficult. Just get all of the bolts started 4 or 5 threads in before you start tightening up.

Don't be an idiot and break off the bolts on the bottom. Damn impact
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X2 on Dirtworx. Has an eBay store.

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Oh ok so now I'm still on two choices. Do you know what Dirtworx will charge for a mirror image of the procomp?

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