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Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper w/o Hitch - Gloss Black (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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  • Features Durable Stainless Steel Construction
  • Has a Powder-Coated Finish
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Fits 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ and TJ Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt 3-Inch Double Tube Rear Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. This is available in the textured black powder coat finish that you see here. It's also available in a gloss black and a titanium color, and finally, you get to choose between with or without a 2-inch receiver. This bumper is for those of you who like that old-school tube bumper look. Whether you're looking to match a front tubular bumper or just looking to swap out the rear bumper with a tubular one, this is a nice option. Now, these tubular bumpers are going to be significantly less expensive than a plate steel bumper that offers a lot more protection and a lot more features, but that's something you would expect. One feature that is available on this bumper that isn't available on a lot of other bumpers, whether they're a plate steel or a tube bumper, is that this is available with a tow-rated 2-inch receiver. A lot of the other 2-inch receivers on the market are not tow-rated. The one that you can get on this bumper is, so if moving around a light trailer is important to you, this is a nice option. This bumper is made of 3-inch tubular steel, and it has a zinc coating underneath your choice of either the textured black powder coat finish, a gloss powder coat finish, or a titanium color, which is a little bit more of a gray color. Whether you choose to get this bumper as you see it here or with the optional tow-rated 2-inch receiver, either option will have a built-in cutout for your spare tire. A lot of you guys know that once you get into a large 33-inch spare tire, you start having clearance issues with the factory rear bumper, and you may not be able to close your tailgate. This cutout will help with that issue. Now, this bumper does have a little bit of a bend on either end, and that follows the style lines of the tub of your Wrangler a little bit. However, it's not a full wrap-around tube bumper, like is available from some of the other companies on the market. Those wrap-around bumpers will provide some additional protections for the tub from the side, where this is really just protection from the rear. This bumper does require a little bit of drilling if you're installing it on a TJ. If you're installing it on a YJ, it'll bolt right up. Either way, the first step in getting this bumper installed is to remove the factory rear bumper, and if you have a TJ, you'll do that by removing the four nuts that are holding the bumper onto the rear crossmember and the two bolts that are holding it onto the bottom of the frame rails. Once that bumper is removed, you can install the brackets that are included with this bumper on the rear crossmember, and again, if you have a TJ, mark the four holes that you'll need to drill. Now, when drilling these holes, you wanna be very, very careful. The fuel tank is directly behind the crossmember, and, of course, you don't wanna drill into that. In fact, to get the nut and bolt hardware on those brackets, it might help to drop the fuel tank a few inches. And if you're going to do it for the nut and bolt hardware, you might as well do it before you drill just to eliminate any chance of drilling into the tank. Once you have those holes drilled, you can bolt the brackets onto the rear crossmember, and then it's just a matter of bolting your new bumper onto the brackets. Some of the holes for the brackets are oblong, which give you some up-down and side-to-side adjustment, so you can make sure that your bumper is on the Jeep nice and square and level. The whole installation process will probably take you about two hours, and you won't need any specialty tools. However, a Torx set, some sockets, and a drill with good, sharp drill bits will definitely speed the process along. There are quite a few tube bumpers on the market that are very, very similar to this one. There are other companies that make a similar bumper. This one is well-built, the finish looks nice, the brackets all seem to fit well, and this is really reasonably priced. I can't imagine a reason that you would spend more for a tubular bumper like this. If you were purchasing a heavy-duty bumper that offered a lot more protection and a lot more features, of course, the price is going to be higher. But for something like this that is more a styling modification than anything else, I think this is really fairly priced. So if you like the tubular bumper look and you want a bumper that's inexpensive because you don't have the need or the want for a heavy-duty bumper with more features, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this Smittybilt tubular bumper. So that's my review of the Smittybilt 3-Inch Double Tube Rear Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Construction. The Smittybilt 3-inch Double Tube Rear Bumper without Hitch is crafted from high-quality stainless steel and is robotically welded to enhance durability for off-road performance. It is treated with zinc undercoating and is dual stage powder coated for lasting use. The bumper's one-piece design with pre-cut vertical uprights adds style to your vehicle.

Function.The Jeep Wrangler rear bumper keeps your vehicle's rear end safe during off-road trails. It features two hitch receivers with 2000 lbs towing weight.

Fitment.The Smittybilt tubular bumper fits 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ and TJ models.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Front Bumper
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
  • Weight: 32 lbs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Cool Looking to match all other accessories

Excellent---I got the matching front and rear bumpers plus the nerf bars----they match the Bushmasters to a "T"

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5/5
Tubular

Looks great. I have a 2002 tj most definitely had to drill. As per usual getting the old stuff off is way harder than putting it on.

Helpful (0)

Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 5.0

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Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.666667 4.7
  • Appearance 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 5 5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    June 12, 2015

    Cool Looking to match all other accessories

    Excellent---I got the matching front and rear bumpers plus the nerf bars----they match the Bushmasters to a "T"

    stubs

    Year: 2000Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 11, 2017

    Tubular

    Looks great. I have a 2002 tj most definitely had to drill. As per usual getting the old stuff off is way harder than putting it on.

    Nate

    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2017

    Very nice, Very easy!

    Bumper is well built and looks awesome on the jeep

    EricH

    Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 08, 2017

    Great product

    This bumper was very easy to install and looks great on my wrangler. I would definitely recommend it.

    SherryC

    Year: 1991Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    JUST LOVE IT!

    It is beautiful and shiny, and it fit my '95 Wrangler perfectly. I'm JAZZED about this purchase!

    JO

    Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 04, 2013

    Great product

    This bumper looks great on the jeep very easy to install would recommend this to everyone that doesn't want to spend a lot of money

    Littlebuddy

    Year: 1993Pioneer tn

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