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Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper w/ D-Rings, Hitch & Tire Carrier - Textured Black (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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    Review & Installation Video

    I'm Ryan from, and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Crawler Rear Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. This bumper is available as you see it here, just the bumper. It's also available as a bumper with two D-ring mounts built into it and also has the option for you to purchase this bumper with a tire carrier. So, regardless of what you're looking for on your Jeep, Smittybilt has you covered.As far as an aftermarket rear bumper goes, this is pretty much as simple as you can get. This bumper does have a two-inch receiver built into it that is tow rated, which makes it a little bit different from some of the other companies out there that don't have a tow rating for their receiver. However, other than that, this is strip down and simple. So, if you're looking for a simple look, and you're looking for a bumper that's inexpensive, this is a really nice option. Like we said, this bumper is all about simplicity.It's a steel bumper that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish to resist both rust and corrosion. It does have this tow rated two-inch receiver built into it with spots for your safety chains, which does add some function. Other than that, this is very, very simple. If you do get this bumper with the D-ring mounts on it, you get two additional recovery points that add some additional function. You can also get this bumper with a spindle and a latching mechanism that will accept Smittybilt's tire carrier, or you can get it as a full kit including the tire carrier.Tire carriers are beneficial, because if you have a larger than factory spare tire, it may not fit in the factory spare tire mount on your Jeep. And even if it does fit, the additional weight of the larger spare can cause some issues. So, getting it on to a bumper mounted carrier is a good idea. To get this bumper installed on your TJ, the first thing you'll have to do is remove your bumper end caps, and they're held on with a couple of torque screws. That will give you access to the nuts that hold the bumper onto the frame. And you'll also have to remove the two Torx bolts that hold the bumper under the frame from the underside. Once all six of those bolts are removed, the factory bumper will come off, and you can start with installing this.Now, to get this bumper installed, you wanna hold it up to the crossmember and mark the locations where you have to drill that crossmember. Now, you can drill with the gas tank in place, but be incredibly careful not to drill too far and actually make contact with the tank with your drill. Eventually, you will have to drop the tank in order to get the backing plate on the other side of the crossmember and to get the bolts in place. So it may make sense to just drop the tank before you even start drilling.Once the holes are drilled, you can put the bumper back in place, put the backing plate on the other side of the crossmember, and attach all of the bolts into the threaded holes that are in the back of the bumper. From there, you'll also replace the two bolts that hold the bumper on from the bottom of the frame rails, and you're done.The whole installation should take about three hours, give or take, because you do have to drop the tank, which makes this a little bit more of an involved install. You won't need any specialty tools to get this done, but you will need some Torx bits and a drill with some good sharp drill bits.In my opinion, this bumper is priced pretty fairly. It is very simple. However, it has a functional two-inch receiver, which, again, is tow rated where a lot of the other ones aren't. And even though the install's a little bit more involved, that's only something you have to do once, and you'll never have to do again. So, if you're looking for a simple bumper that is inexpensive, I think this is a nice option. So, that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Crawler rear bumper available for all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at

    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    • Heavy-Duty 1/4 inch Steel Plate Design
    • Textured Black Finish
    • Robotically Welded for Durability
    • Heavy-Duty Latch Mechanism Holds the Vehicle's Tire Securely
    • Holds-Up to 35" Tire
    • Class III Tow Rated (5,000 lbs.)
    • Compatible with 1987-2006 YJ and TJ Models


    Enhanced Performance. Enhance the performance of your Jeep by outfitting it with a new and improved rear bumper. This Smittybilt SRC Classic rear bumper is built tougher than the OEM part and features a built-in tire mount for holding oversized tires up on your Jeep. The bumper features a Class III hitch rated at 5,000 lbs. and is a solid all-around product to enhance your Jeep with.

    Heavy Duty Tire Mount. The Smittybilt SRC Classic rear bumper comes with a sturdy tire mount that uses a tough mounting system to keep tires up to 35" in size locked firmly in position. It uses a three-point mount and will keep tires with you wherever you go.

    Solid Plate Steel. The Smittybilt SRC Classic rear bumper is built from 1/4" plate steel that's zinc coated and covered with a thick black powder coat for a cool textured finish and added strength. The bumper is built to hold up for years of use and is a capable addon to any Jeep.

    Installs Easily. With the included brackets and hardware this bumper goes on easily. It comes with complete instructions and can be put on at home, though we recommend professional installation.

    Long Term Protection. This Smittybilt bumper comes with a five-year warranty for long-term protection that you can depend on.

    Application. This textured black Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper with D-Rings, Hitch and Tire Carrier is compatible with 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ & TJ models.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.


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    Customer Reviews (88)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 88 customers

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    • August 26, 2019

      2 2004 Rubicon - JWK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      looks great at first, but . . .

      This is on my wife's Jeep, so I don't look at it often. I couldn't say exactly when it started, but after only 2.5 years, the box on the vehicle side of the bumper is splitting apart and rusting at non-moving seams. It's nice and heavy and seemed solid enough, but 2.5 years even at the price I paid is bad.

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    • January 24, 2019

      5 1997 Wrangler - GaryL

      Love it

      It is just what is claims to be and went on without any problems, looks great and I love it, Thanks

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    • December 16, 2018

      3 2001 Wrangler - GarretS Installation Time: Afternoon

      Good piece of gear with lackluster hardware.

      I like the bumper but the hardware for the carrier lacks quality. The biggest issue is how much the carrier rattles against the bumper. There should be a better mechanism to latch the carrier and prevent rattling.

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    • December 14, 2018

      4 2005 Wrangler Unlimited - AustinT Installation Time: Afternoon

      Heavy duty

      Very heavy duty only knock I have it’s after the first few days the tire carrier lock started to rattle riding now the road

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    • November 12, 2018

      4 2003 Wrangler - KerryM Installation Time: Afternoon

      Great bumper

      Looks great on my TJ. Does everything it needs to, including haul trailers and cargo baskets. The only draw back is the rattle that the latch makes while driving. It is fixable, but frustrating.

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    • November 09, 2018

      5 2005 Wrangler - ScottC Installation Time: Shop Install

      So far so good

      Delivery was quick, replacing stock bumpers after being rear ended, so I will update once I get my Jeep back from the Body Shop. So far the boxes look great!

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    • October 10, 2018

      4 1999 Wrangler - DennisR Installation Time: Full Day

      Bumper install

      Good fit and quality, looks good and didn't need to modify anything to install, it did take some time to install, just be prepared to spend some time doing it.

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    • September 05, 2018

      5 2006 Wrangler - DanielH Installation Time: Afternoon

      Great heavy-duty bumper!

      Ordered the Smittybilt SRC classic rear bumper after researching quite a bit. Seemed to be about the best bang for the buck out there. 1/4" steel, towing capacity far greater than the TJ itself, and heavy-duty tire carrier. Installation was straightforward. Instructions were adequate. Dropping the fuel tank and moving it forward slightly eased installation greatly. All factory holes lined up perfectly. After a month or so and a couple thousand miles no rattles or troubles. Couldn't be happier and the finish matches my Smittybilt XRC front bumper perfectly.

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    • August 17, 2018

      4 1998 Wrangler - StevenB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper

      Easy to install, good finish, looks like it will do everything I want. 4stars not 5 because the grease zerk on top of tire carier hinge interfeers with rear door opening. I had to remove fitting to fully open door. I will install a flush mount pin grease fitting.

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    • August 03, 2018

      5 2006 Wrangler - ZackH Installation Time: Afternoon


      I went into this install sceptical of the reviews and knew that the bolts to actually bolt it to the frame were wrong size so I bought those before I even installed it. Besides that I love it. Another problem people said that it shakes but what I did was move the rubber things to where it is against the bumper and there is no shaking at all. I also didn’t have a problem with the zerk fitting snapping off it barely clears. Overall for the price I love it. Might not be as nice as other brands but those are 2 times more expensive.

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    Questions & Answers (18 answers)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Does this product come with D-rings?

    • The Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper will come with 3/4" D Rings.

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    Is this tow rated?

    • This bumper is class 3 tow rated (5,000 lbs.)

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    I was wanting to know the purpose of the "post"? - the vertical post that extends slightly past the top of the tire?

    • That post is for additional structural support.

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    Would I be able to use Barricade Roof Rack???(Item J100172) on 06 wrangler tj

    • This can be used in conjunction with the Barricade roof rack J100172

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    Can the smittybilt src roof rack for a tj attach to this smittybilt tire carrier?

    • The Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack ( would mount to the frame of the Jeep, and cannot be mounted to the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper Tire Carrier.

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    10 More Questions
    what is the total weight of bumper with tire carrier? 1 answer
    What size d-rings should I use? 1 answer
    Is the tire carrier removable? 1 answer
    How thick is the tubing on the tire carrier? 2x4? 1 answer
    Do the d ring tabs pass through and welded on front and back side 1 answer
    How much does this bumper weigh in the packaging? 1 answer
    does a 5x5 bolt pattern fit on tire carrier I think my jeep rims are off 2014 1 answer
    What size D rings come with the Smittybilt SCR Classic rear bumper w/ d rings hitch @tire carrier 1 answer
    Is there a rear rack that will fit with this tire carrier/bumper set up? Smittybuilt doesn't appear to make one, hoping another brand will easily bolt up... 1 answer
    Is the tire carrier removable? And does it have mounts for gas tanks or lights. 1 answer

    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • SRC Rear Bumper w/Spindle
    • Backing Plates
    • Reinforcement Brackets
    • Tire Carrier w/Latch Installed
    • Post Bar
    • Tire Mount
    • Hardware

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