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Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper (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 Front Grille Guard Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. Now, this is called a grille guard front bumper, but don't be fooled. It is a full front bumper that replaces your factory bumper. It's not an add-on. This is for any of you who like the look of this particular grille guard style bumper and don't need the added protection of a heavy-duty plate steel off-road bumper. If you're just looking for something to change up the look at the front of your Jeep and something that has a couple of light mount tabs on it for some aftermarket lighting or for even some factory fog lights that you wanna relocate, this is a nice option. This isn't going to provide quite as much protection as one of those more heavy-duty off-road bumpers, but it's also going to be a little bit less expensive. This bumper is built from two-inch-diameter, 0.12-inch wall thickness steel tubing. The whole thing is covered in a textured black powder coat finish that'll match a lot of the other aftermarket accessories that you may have on your Jeep.Now, this bumper does have a couple of features that I do like. One is that it has these D-ring mounts right up front. I really like using D-rings for a recovery point because it's a very secure connection, as opposed to a tow hook, which the strap could always pop off of. This bumper also has, not just two, but actually four total light mount tabs, two down here and two up on the top, so you can relocate any factory fog lights you may have or add some auxiliary lighting onto the bumper as well. This bumper doesn't have a winch mount built into it. However, it is designed to allow you to add a winch mount and winch onto the Jeep with this bumper in place. That's why this area is so large in the front here, it'll allow you to have full access to your winch.Getting this bumper installed on your Jeep is a really simple process because this is designed to be completely bolt-on, so you don't have to drill any holes, and in fact, it uses all of your factory hardware for installation. The first step in the process is to remove your factory front bumper, and in order to do that, if you have a TJ, you'll be removing the six-torx bolts that are holding it in place. There are going to be two on the top and one on the bottom of each frame rail for a total of six bolts. Once you have that factory bumper removed, you'll simply slide this over the frame rails and reinstall that factory hardware. It's a very, very simple process. If you are going to be installing a winch plate and a winch, you'll do that after this bumper is installed. The whole installation shouldn't take you more than an hour, and the only tools you'll need are a socket set and some large torx bits.I think this bumper is priced fairly for what it is. It doesn't have quite as many features or offer quite as much protection as a more heavy-duty plate steel bumper, but it's also a little bit less expensive. So if this is the look you're after and you're good with the light mounts and the recovery points, but not having a built-in winch plate or some of the other features that some other, more heavy-duty, more expensive bumpers have, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bumper. So if you like the look of this front grille guard bumper, it's a really solidly built piece that I think is definitely worth a look. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Designed with Sturdy Steel Tubing
      • Features Textured Black Powder-Coat Finish
      • High-Degree Approach Angles and Flared Corners
      • Four Tabs for Mounting Lights
      • Weight: 77 lbs
      • Compatible with 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler YJ and TJ Models


      Durable Construction and Finish. The Smittybilt SRC Front Bumper is constructed from high-quality steel tubing and is robotically welded to offer a durable performance. It features textured black powder-coat finish with zinc undercoating.

      Functional Design. The front bumper has high-degree approach angles and flared corners for high ground and tire clearance. The tube and steel plates of this bumper protect the front end of your vehicle from damage. This front bumper has four tabs to mount lights.

      Installation. This front bumper can be mounted directly to your vehicle without any drilling.

      Fitment. The Smittybilt SRC front bumper is compatible with 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler YJ and TJ models.

      Note: Requires a winch plate in order to use a winch on this bumper.

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

      MPN# 76721

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (53)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 53 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • December 18, 2019

        5 1992 Wrangler - SteveL Installation Time: Afternoon

        Love my Jeep

        The new fender flares and Smittybuilt front bumper guard is great. High quality material that enhances the look of my ride.

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      • September 04, 2019

        5 2004 Wrangler - Wradar Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Heck Yea, brother!!

        This thing is tough! I didn't want that typical over-under two tube look like everyone else has. This thing jumped at me and loved the look of it. Simple design, not too gaudy, has plenty of places for lights, a winch, extras. Got in out on the trails, lost traction and slide (rather forcefully) into a tree coming downhill around a sharp corner. Tree didn't move, jeep stopped on a dime, I slammed against my seat belt... I didn't want to even look. Got my wind back, put her in reverse and got out to look at the damage... barely a scratch! Took the tree down to bare lumber, put one little crease on the very front of the bumper. Stock bumper would've been toast! GET THIS BUMPER!

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      • May 24, 2019

        5 2006 Wrangler - JesseC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Great bumper. Real easy to install with plenty if room for a winch.

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      • May 15, 2019

        4 1995 Wrangler - LukeJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Src Bumper

        This is a great bumper for the price. Mine has held up to being lifted by the bumper multiple times, a few 5 mph impacts with trees, many recoveries without a bend. The only issue is the steel started to rust through the powder coat on an area where the bumper had never been hit. I sanded the coat off and bed lined it to stop the rust, other than that this bumper is fantastic.

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      • April 22, 2019

        5 1999 Wrangler - Nate Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Simple improvement

        The Quality is great, styling is aggressive, and the price is great. Honestly my favorite part is that the bumper ends come out to the stock fenders which is helping the fender paint when I’m on a narrow path with a lot of bushes and branches.

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      • April 09, 2019

        5 1997 Wrangler - Gruntlife Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        New SRC FRONT..

        Install was a breeze.. From box to jeep in 20 minutes or less..

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      • April 05, 2019

        4 2005 Wrangler Unlimited - Walterrock Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        2005 LJ

        Looks great on my LJ. Easy to install. No hardware, you have to reuse existing bumper hardware. No shackles either.

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      • March 15, 2019

        5 2005 Wrangler - TiffanyL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Great look and easy install! Used factory fog lights in same position on this bumper.

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      • July 18, 2018

        4 2005 Wrangler - RickP Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Grill Guard

        Looks good. Had to enlarge a hole to get bolts through.

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      • July 05, 2018

        4 2006 Rubicon - Cory Installation Time: Afternoon

        2006 wrangler

        Install was very simple and fast. Bumper looks good and does not stick as far out as I expected. Probably around 11 inches from the grille.

        Helpful (7)

      Questions & Answers (9 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      What Winch Plate do I need to use with this bumper and do I need to use the raised plate or reg plate?

      • For the Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper you would want to use the Smittybilt Winch Plate for mounting a winch. You would want to utilize the raised style with this bumper for most winches.

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      How do I mount my liscense plate?

      • The Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper does not feature a front license plate mount so an aftermarket mount will need to be added.

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      What size d-ring fits this bumper?

      • The Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper is designed to accept 3/4" D Rings.

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      Does this bumper come with D rings like the pic, or will I need to purchase them separately?

      Can a Blue ox tow bar be attached to the D rings?

      • The D Ring Mounts on the Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper are designed for recovery purposes. These are not rated for flat towing.

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      4 More Questions
      When installed on the Jeep can someone tell me how many inches the stinger bar causes the bumper to stick out beyond the factory bumper? Thanks 1 answer
      Any chance it will fit on my 86 cj7 ? 1 answer
      What is the overall measurment of this bumper? 1 answer
      which winch plate do i order for this bumper i will need a winch plate with this bumper can you purchase the bumper with the winch plate 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • SRC Front Bumper

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06
      • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95