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Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan from and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. If you're looking to swap out the factory rear bumper on your Jeep with one that's going to add some more features, some additional style, and some more protection, I would recommend taking a look at this bumper. This SRC bumper is going to be a little bit wider than Smittybilt's XRC Generation 2 bumper because this has some additional tubes welded on the sides and they're just going help to protect the tub by wrapping around the side of the Jeep a little bit more. These Beneration 2 bumpers are a little bit more expensive than Smittybilt's past generation bumpers, but you would expect that with something that's new and a bumper that has as many features as this one has. As far as construction goes, this bumper is built really solidly. It's three-sixteenth-inch steel, it's covered in a textured black power coat finish, and it's just really solid. It's really heavy and it seems to be very, very well built. From a features standpoint, it has spots for D-ring mounts right here that are, of course, welded all the way through and bolt directly on to the frame rails, giving you plenty of strength for any recovery. Right here in the middle, we do have a two-inch receiver that is class three rated, so it is tow rated, you can pull a small trailer with it. However, the Jeep itself isn't rated for a ton of towing capacity, so that is going to be your limiting factor. If you have a four-door you're going to be limited to 3500-pound towing capacity with 350-pound tongue weight capacity, and the two-doors are limited to 2000-pound towing with a 200-pound tongue weight capacity. So, there are some additional recovery points on the back of the Jeep for the D-rings and also the receiver hitch. Right here you have two slots for cutouts that will allow you to run reverse lights, and the reverse lights come with the bumper. That is a really nice feature. Some bumpers have cutouts for reverse lights but they don't include the lights, so that's gonna leave you shopping for a light that fits in the spot available and spending the additional money for the lights. With this setup, everything comes right in the box, you know it's gonna fit and you don't have to put out the additional money for lights separately. On top of that, this bumper does have a nice large cutout here, so if you are running a large spare tire on the factory location, you won't have to worry about the bumper contacting the tire when you open and close the tailgate. If you do want to run a tire carrier on this bumper, you can. The Smittybilt XRC Generation 2 Tire Carrier will fit on this bumper. There are two plates right on top of the bumper here. You'll remove both of them. This one here will give you access for a mounting hole so that you can put all of the brackets for the pivot point for your tire carrier and you can run the tire carrier with this bumper. As I mentioned, one of the biggest styling cues on this bumper are the wraparound tubes on the side that do provide some additional protection, but on top of that, you have these plastic panels that are on the bumper. Now, those aren't covering up holes, there's actually solid steel behind them. So really, they're more of a styling cue than anything. But those are a ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, which means they're going to be a very strong plastic, they're not going to fade in UV light with the sun, and if you do end up rubbing them on a rock, of course, they may gouge, but they shouldn't crack, they'll be very strong. So, all of these features make for a bumper that is very functional but also looks a lot different than a lot of other ones on the market. This is gonna look great with your SRC Gen2 Front Bumper from Smittybilt or any other aftermarket bumper that you want to run. The installation for most aftermarket rear bumpers on a JK is pretty straight forward, and this bumper is going to be no different. The first step is to remove your factory rear bumper, which will be done by removing the two bolts in each frame rail and the two bolts that attach the factory bumper onto the crossmember. Once that factory bumper is out of the way, you can remove your tow hook if you have one, and then go to installing your new bumper. The first step in that process is to slide the nut plates inside of the frame rails. From there you can lift the bumper into place and put a couple of bolts through it to hold it there. After that, you'll attach the sandwich plate that goes on the back side of this crossmember, right in the middle on the backside of that hitch, giving you plenty of strength for towing and to use it as a recovery point. After that, all you have to do is tighten up those bolts and you're finished. The whole process should take about two hours or less and you won't need any specialty tools, just some hand tools. Of course, if you are going to be running the included lights, you'll want to install those into the bumper before you put the bumper on the Jeep, and they really just clip in, they press in from the back side. The lights do come with a really nice wiring harness that gives you the option to attach the wiring harness into your factory reverse light harness, making it so these lights come on every time you shift the Jeep into reverse. And you also have the option to run the lights off of a switch. So if you're loading, hauling, if you just want to have some more control over the lights, you can always turn them on and off with that switch. Now, the wiring can take you a little bit more time depending on how in-depth you want to get and how clean you want to run all the wires. These Generation 2 bumpers are a little bit more expensive than the first gen bumpers from Smittybilt, but I would expect that. There's more material here, there's more time that went into the design, and it includes the reverse lights, so there's definitely a lot more included. If you have the budget for it and you're looking for a bumper that has these features, has this styling, and offers this level of protection, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this setup. If you're also looking for a bumper that has a tire carrier, by the time you purchase this bumper and the carrier, you are going to be at the top of the price range for a bumper man and tire carrier setup. But again, if you like the features this offers, and you like the styling and it's in your budget, I don't have anything bad to say about this setup.So, if you're looking to upgrade your factory rear bumper to an aftermarket one, this Smittybilt SRC Gen2 is a great bumper to take a look at. From the recovery points, to the tow rating, to the reverse lights, to just the unique styling that this bumper offers, there are a lot of good things to say about it. I personally am not a huge fan of the plastic on the front of the bumper, but it definitely sets it apart from all of the other bumpers on the market. So, if you're looking for something a little bit different, this is a good bumper to check out. So, that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Full-Width Rear Bumper
      • Heavy-Duty 3/16" Steel Plate Construction
      • Black Matte Finish
      • Fender to Fender Protection
      • Modular Design for Later Customization
      • Auxiliary Back-Up Light Cutouts
      • Class III Hitch with Towable D-Ring Mounts
      • Works with XRC Gen2 Tire Carrier (Sold Separately)
      • LED Lights Included
      • Bumper Weight: 117 lbs.
      • 5-Year Finish and Lifetime Structural Warranties
      • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK


      SRC Tough. The Smittybilt Rock Crawler (SRC) series is a heavy-duty line of products that are designed to take the abuse dished out by serious off-roaders. Crafted with the highest quality materials and workmanship, the SRC Gen 2 rear bumper has been redesigned and updated for even more functionality.

      Superior Protection. Manufactured from 3/16-inch cold rolled steel, the solid plate center sections wrap the frame horns and lower crossmembers, providing maximum fender-to-fender protection for your Wrangler. In addition, UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight) polyethylene elements give the industry's most impact-resistant defense, so it's perfect for rock crawling situations. Last but not least, the two-stage, textured black matte powdercoat finish provides long-lasting and corrosion-resistant protection.

      Simple Installation. This Gen2 Rear Bumper includes a class III, 2-inch receiver hitch that is integrated into the bumper and directly bolts to your factory mounting points for simple installation. You'll also get two handy towable D-ring mounts, ideal for off-roading adventures.

      Limited Warranty. Ensuring your peace-of-mind is important to Smittybilt as they are including a 5-year finish warranty and lifetime structural warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see the manufacturer's warranty for details.

      Application. The Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper is perfectly designed for any 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK.

      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# 76614

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      Customer Reviews (11)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 11 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • September 22, 2019

        5 2015 Rubicon - Blanch Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Love It

        Rugged and easy to install! I have had it on for 3 years now and never had a problem.

        Helpful (4)
      • August 01, 2019

        3 2014 Rubicon - CBRtiger Installation Time: Afternoon

        LED Light Replacement

        I bought this bumper to match my front bumper. It looks very good, it is rugged, and fits all my needs. The bumper is excellent and I would recommend the bumper or an equivalent to anyone that asked. The LED light went out soon after install, not sure when because I do not see it when driving. I checked it with a meter and it is getting power. They do not sell a replacement LED so that I can fix the light that does not work. It is such a good bumper to have the light not working and not be able to replace it.

        Helpful (3)
      • June 09, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - Crow Installation Time: Afternoon

        Perfect fit!

        Extra parts the instructions are not clear about, other than that fit nice.

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      • June 04, 2019

        5 2012 Wrangler - DanielS Installation Time: Afternoon

        Beefy..Looks Great

        I recieved the Smittybilt Rear Bumper quicker then anticipated. It wasn't packaged to sterdy so was alittle worried about the condition of the items inside. All was good. Bumper was very easy to install, even though I didn't have any help. I thought that I was going to have to remove the exhaust in order to get the bolts out when taking off the original bumper. I only took the rear exhaust end off it's hanger. This gave me enough space to push exhaust line out of the way and pull bolts off of the hitch...which you won't need any more with this new bumper. Install lights prior to installation. I used floor jack to help hold up new bumper and inserted new bolt to hold bumper in place, left or right side doesn't make a difference. Once I had that one bolt in it was just a quick install from there. I ran the lighting wires under tha driver side tryiing to follow the brake line. Fifteen minutes to run wires. Bumper add a beefy look to the rear of my 2012 Sahara. Matches the front custom bumper I had installed a few months ago Definiately a great buy!

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      • December 31, 2018

        5 2015 Wrangler - CrystalB Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice Bumper

        Easy install. Chose this because it matched the front previously installed. Looks great!

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      • June 13, 2018

        5 2018 Wrangler - Jacob Installation Time: Afternoon

        Good Bumper

        Went on with ease with a second set of hands. Directions were terrible, but the Bumper adds a very unique look as far as rear bumpers go. Looks good and can take a hit.

        Helpful (8)
      • December 18, 2017

        5 2017 Wrangler - DavidN Installation Time: Afternoon

        Awesome upgrade

        Upgraded my daughter's Jeep... looks great, built like a tank, rear lights are fantastic and the trailer hitch is a great bonus.

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      • July 22, 2017

        5 2015 Wrangler - ZakN Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great, Quality Bumper!

        I got the bumper mounted and it was everything I expected. Installation was super simple, just insert the plates and mount the bumper right on. It's very sturdy and durable. Best to install with two people as the bumper has some weight to it and holding it up while trying to mount it is tough. It's the perfect bumper for those who don't like stubby bumpers, but want that extra clearance that a full length bumper won't give you. The fact that it has a built-in and comes with the reverse lights needed for the cutouts makes this an amazing purchase, especially for the price.

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      • June 18, 2017

        5 2014 Wrangler - Frederick Installation Time: Afternoon

        Looks great

        Pretty easy to install only an hour or so. It makes my Jeep look way better than the stock plastic ones. I love the 2" receiver also.

        Helpful (8)
      • April 29, 2017

        5 2017 Wrangler - ML Installation Time: Afternoon

        Easier with 2 people

        Instructions made for good BBQ coal's starter. Youtube to the rescue on this one. The install wasn't difficult, just lining up the bolt holes was rough doing it alone. Best to own a buddy a beverage for help. :) Once it all lined up, smooth sailing. I really like the look it gives. Tough too. It fell 1.5 feet from a bench onto the driveway and laughed at me. I didn't bother with the lights. It will be part of a bigger project involving rock lights, switches and a 2nd battery. NOTE: I found removing the bolts for the factor tow hook on the driver's side (JKU 2017) to be painful. A socket with few teeth tends to strip the bolt. I ran an 18mm; a 3/4 didn't work for me. I had to hammer the socket wrench to get the bolt moving. The factory isn't messing around with that tow hook. Your mileage may vary.

        Helpful (10)

      Questions & Answers (9 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Does it come with a hitch? if it does what is the max tow?

      • The Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper will include a class III hitch, which will far exceed your Jeeps towing rating/ability.

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      Will this bumper accommodate a 35" spare tire?

      • The Smittybilt SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper will fit up to a 33" tire without a new tire carrier. Any size larger than 33" would require a new tire carrier.

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      I notice this bumper wraps around the sides a little. Would it interfere with mounting a Barricade Roof rack to the frame?

      • This would have some interference with the Barricade rack.

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      The lights it come with look like junk, is the cutout big enough to fit a slim light bar of some type, and if so, what size and how do they mount? (Two bolts through side, or middle bolt on bottom or some such?)

      • Unfortunately, Smitty has not provided the size of those lights, however they are bolt-on so could easily be removed should you choose to replace them.

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      What size d rings fit the bumper?

      • This will work with a 3/4" d-rings.

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      4 More Questions
      Is there a way to mount a gas can on this bumper? 1 answer
      Where Can I find just the light kit for this Bumper. 1 answer
      With this bumper would there be any clearance issues with 35's? From the pics it looks like the wrap around side protection is pretty long. 1 answer
      What size spare tire does this accommodate? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) SRC Gen2 Rear Bumper
      • LED Lights

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
      • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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