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Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger w/ Winch Plate - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    • Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger with Winch Plate
    • Cold Rolled Steel
    • Textured Black Finish
    • 102 lbs
    • 2 Inch Tubing
    • Winch Plate Included
    • D-Ring Mounts Welded Inside and Out
    • Works with 2007-2018 Wrangler JK

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Smittybilt SRC Stinger Front Bumper with Winch Plate, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this bumper, which I would give a very simple one out of three wrenches because this is designed to bolt directly onto your JK without the need to drill or cut anything. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of this bumper. A stubby bumper like this is really designed for those of you who are running a big 37-inch tire on your JK and need some additional clearance so that the tire doesn't contact the bumper when you're making turns or when you're flexing off road. However, a lot of you just like this stubby-bumper look because it does make your JK look a lot more like an off-road vehicle. That, combined with the stinger sticking off the front, gives your Jeep a really tough and rugged look. This bumper combines that look with a few other features as far as recovery points and winch mounts that make this a very functional and good-looking bumper. This stinger bumper is made of three-sixteenth-inch cold rolled steel that's covered in a textured-black powder coat finish, and the stinger is made of two-inch round tubing. Now, the main purpose of a stinger originally was for when you're doing some really hardcore off-roading and coming down a ledge, that if you start to flip forward, the stinger would hit the ground and kick you to one side or the other, keeping you on your tires. Now, I know a lot of us aren't doing that type of wheeling, but a lot of you are still interested in the look. So, this stinger will definitely give you that look. However, I wouldn't expect it to be strong enough to really hold up to the type of abuse that it would have to go through if you were about to roll over your Jeep. This does have a couple of gussets built into it, but again it's not going to be the strongest stinger possible. As far as other features of this bumper, right in the name it says that this does have a winch plate built into it, which is a great feature because you don't need to purchase any additional hardware to get a winch mounted on your bumper. Simply bolt it up to the existing winch plate and you're good to go. The bumper also has a couple of recovery points right up on the front that bolt through the bumper onto the frame horns, giving you really strong recovery points. Now, even though this has a winch, those recovery points are gonna be really helpful because you can use a snatch block to a tree, to double the pulling power of your winch, or use another strap, depending on your recovery situation. Because this is a stubby front bumper, it does not retain the factory fog lights. There just isn't enough room on the bumper. However, Smittybilt does provide you with a couple of holes up on the top of the bumper so you can mount some auxiliary lights that have a standard single-post mount. Like I said before, this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation because this is designed to bolt directly onto your Jeep. So the first step in the installation process is removing your factory front bumper which you'll do by first removing the splash shield, then removing the frame cover and finally removing the eight nuts that are holding your factory bumper in place. Don't forget to unclip your fog light wiring harness and your fog light bulbs themselves, before removing the bumper from the Jeep. After that, it's a simple matter of setting the new bumper over the frame horns and using the included hardware to attach it to the vehicle. Now, if you are going to be installing a winch on this bumper, I do recommend bolting the winch to the bumper while it's on the ground and then putting the bumper-winch combination onto the Jeep. It is going to be a lot heavier. However, it can be very difficult to get to the winch mounting bolts once the bumper is already bolted onto the vehicle. One nice thing about this stubby bumper is that even though it has the winch plate built into it, you do not need to relocate your vacuum pump. This does have a small notch cut out of the winch plate, so no need to relocate that vacuum pump. This will bolt right in place. The whole installation shouldn't take you more than an hour to get finished, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some hand tools. Smittybilt is known for making armor products that fit into a lot of budgets. This is not going to be a bumper that's at the top of the price range, but it's also not going to have all of the features or the build quality that warrants that price either. This is going to be a well-built product that also looks good, but it'll leave some money in your pocket for some other mods. So if you need a stubby front bumper for the additional tire clearance and you like to have a stinger for the looks, this is going to be a really nice package that also integrates a winch mount and won't break the bank. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Stubby Front Bumper with Winch Plate, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. This Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger with Winch Plate is brought to you by one of the leaders in the industry, who thoroughly tests every product in the absolute most extreme conditions. This part is hand crafted to precise specifications and uses DOM 1020 2 inch tubing - one of the stronger materials available on the market. Very base is made from 3/16 inch cold rolled steel with reinforced gussets and solid d-ring mounts that are welded both inside and out to ensure you get maximum strength and durability. You'll appreciate the rugged look of the textured matte black finish, plus the 5-year limited warranty. If you want maximum ground clearance you want a Stinger part. This piece can handle even the worst environments and conditions.

    Specs. This bumper weighs a hefty 102 pounds.

    Accessories & More. This kit includes the stinger front bumper plus hardware.

    Application. This bumper works with 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door and 4-door 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!.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 76524

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        Is the stinger reinforced at the bumper welds with gussets? Some pictures show it with gussets and some show it without.

        • Hello, yes the Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger w/ Winch Plate, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) does come with reinforced gussets and solid d-ring mounts that are welded both inside and out to ensure you get maximum strength and durability.

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        I currently have the VERY well made Barricade HD with front skid plate on my 2018 JK. If I decided to buy this Stinger bumper, can the skid plate be used?

        • No, that skid plate will not be compatible with this bumper.

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        Is there a way i could put my license plate on here somehow?

        • This will not have a front license plate mounting location. We would recommend a fairlead license plate mount for the best results.

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        I just want to confirm this fits the JL, as other sites state that it does not.

        • We have had customers install on the JL with no drilling needed.

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        For the D Ring holes what are the measurements so i would be able to buy the right d rings?

        • The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger w/ Winch Plate will allow the install of 3/4 inch D rings.

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        10 More Questions
        What would be the best, reasonably priced rear bumper to match with this? 1 answer
        will the Smittybilt Gen2 X2O 12,000 lb. Winch w/ Wireless Control fit on this bumper? 1 answer
        What is the maximum winch rating for this bumper? 1 answer
        will this bumper work with J101809 barricade skid plate instead of using supplied skid plate? 1 answer
        How come some of the pictures and the video show gussets on the stinger but the main picture and a few other pictures shows no gussets?...does it come with or with out gussets? 1 answer
        Hello does this bumper have fog light cut outs i know the stock ones don't work with it but are there and fog lights you can use with this 1 answer
        Will a warn platinum 10s winch fit the mounting plate or will I need to get an adapter for the holes or drill new ones? 1 answer
        How wide is the stinger where it mounts to the bumper? I have a 22" light bar and was wondering if it will fit 1 answer
        Wait so what size d rings must I buy for them to fit this bumper?? 1 answer
        Everything? I just wanted to make sure is this everything I would need to install the bumper or is it just the stinger. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (47) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Fit 4.702127 4.7
          • Appearance 4.829787 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.617021 4.6



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 24, 2019

            Awesome, super easy install,

            install the skid plate before you bolt on. I made the mistake of installing the bumper then the skid plate, not fun. 3 holes need to be drilled into the frame to connect the bottom of the skid plate. overall super easy install. hardest part was removing the stock bumper. took an hour to remove the bumper, 20 min to get the new bumper on, and an hour to get the skid plate on (had to remove bumper, install skid, reinstall bumper). overall super easy. I zipped my license plate onto the hole for the fairlead since I don't have winch yet,

            Max

            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 23, 2019

            Solid Setup

            The whole thing looks great and feels great. I've seen other rides in the area with this "bumper" as well and I can say it looks good on a variety of Jeeps. The installation went very smooth, but I would recommend having a second person to help lift it onto the frame and get the first couple of bolts in. Along with this, make sure you attach the small skid plate to the winch plate before you mount it as it will save you trouble when drilling the three holes and attaching it to the frame. In short its a very good substitution for the stock bumper even though it sadly does not have a place for fog lights. I can't wait to add a winch and have things looking and operating even better.

            ChrisJW

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 06, 2019

            It'll work

            The bumper is well made and bolted on easily,there was a half dollar size dent on the corner of the bumper,deep enough to have blister the finish to bare metal,but I wasn't gonna go through the hastle and expense of returning it.i thought the top of the bumper should have had more coverage.looks unfinished when complete.all in all I'd buy this bumper again

            Slim

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            March 20, 2019

            Stinger

            whistles going down the road like you wouldn’t believe. I bought three racket balls and crammed them in the 3 holes. Fixed the problem but would be nice if they weren’t needed.

            Brant

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 01, 2019

            Fits Great

            Fit great and the instructions were very clear. If you get a winch mount it and get the wiring harness hooked up before mounting bumper or else you will be taking it back off

            IanL

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 23, 2019

            Excellent

            Awesome front bumper that came exactly like the pictures

            Sawyer

            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            November 29, 2018

            Nice look

            Easy to install the directions were simple and looks great

            2008JeepJKU

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 27, 2018

            Beast Mode

            I love the look. Install was a breeze. All bolts and holes lined up perfectly. Finish is great. Recommend having another person help you with picking it up. It’s awkward by yourself. I actually pulled my back doing it alone.

            Tpicke18

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 20, 2018

            Easy install

            Installed on a 2018 JL, no drilling needed on this model. Only problem with this on the JL is there is the wire exposed that went to the factory fog lights in the bumper. looks great, already drove it around for a week and it’s still nice and sturdy.

            JohnM

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 20, 2018

            Great bumper

            This is a great bumper. I’ve been driving around with it for months and it’s awesome. No problems at all. Very easy to install.

            Emily

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 03, 2018

            Awesome Bumper

            This bumper was easy to install. I’d the old bumper off and this one put on in about 30 min. With my winch put on. Instructions call for drilling out 2 holes but that is not needed ( I have a 2011 JKU). The only thing needing drilled is the bolt on the bottom for the skid plate but fits snug without bolting.

            Scuba

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 21, 2018

            Best for the money

            If you are looking for a new bumper that looks cool and with versatility this is the one. Be aware though if you are wanting this to hold up for harsh trail rides I would suggest getting something Tougher. For beginners and looks this a 5/5 product.

            Navy96

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 24, 2018

            Awesome!

            So far the bumper is holding off very well! The instal time is took me a little longer, bc It was my first time installing the bumper. But it just depends on the person. I’d say just take your time and enjoy the installation!

            SergioJ

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 16, 2018

            Great piece

            Great looking bumper real sturdy. Took the afternoon getting the stock bumper off. That was about the only hard thing to do.

            Josh

            Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 02, 2018

            Looks Great!

            Really happy with the looks, and extremely impressed with the packing that smittybuilt put into this bumper. Every thread was greased, and the installation took a total of about 30 min and that was even installing the winch!

            RonaldL

            Year: 2009Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 25, 2017

            Sturdy and Mean!

            Great material came carefully wrapped and shipped. Easy to install with someone especially if you want to put a winch on it as well. ***Install the winch on the ground before putting anything on. *** bolts on directly to OEM holes

            JoseT

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 22, 2017

            awesome bumper

            Very good finish, stay clean looking after rain, looks great

            djlaforest2014

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 06, 2017

            install bumper

            bumper was a perfect fit we installed a winch on the bumper before putting it on my jk took our time so it took about 2hrs

            timc

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 22, 2017

            Great bumper

            Solid built, good powder coat, and looks great with the winch, no problems with the install

            NoahR

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 25, 2017

            Front bumper

            It was shipped and at the door within a like a week and a half! Really easy to install Looks awesome I love it

            KeenenD

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

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