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Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper w/o Hitch - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    • Rear Tubular Bumper
    • Stainless Steel
    • Black Textured Powder Coat Finish
    • Only Works with OEM Hitch
    • 39.6 lbs
    • Five Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
    • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from and this is my review of the Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This bumper is available in the textured black powder coat that you see here. It's also available in a gloss black powder coat and a polished stainless finish. The bumper also is available with and without a tow-rated hitch. This is for those of you who like that more old school tubular bumper look on your Jeep. Whether you're looking to match a front tubular bumper or you just wanna add that tubular bumper look onto the rear of your Jeep, this is a nice option. This bumper is really well-built. However, it's not going to be as heavy duty, provide the same level of protection, or have all of the features of a more heavy duty, off-road-specific rear bumper. It's also going to be less expensive than some of those other bumpers, so it really comes down to what you're looking for on your Jeep. If you just want the look, this is a great bumper. If you need more protection and additional features, maybe you'll look elsewhere and have to spend a little bit more money. If you get this bumper with the hitch, you'll be receiving Smittybilt's bolt-on hitch. It's very similar to an OE style hitch that will work with this tubular bumper. If you already have a factory hitch or a factory style hitch, that will also work with this bumper. This bumper is built from three-inch tubular steel that is zinc-coated and then either powder-coated or polished. Again, you have your choice of different finishes, and it really comes down to what look you like on your Jeep. This bumper is designed to be completely bolt-on and will come with all of the hardware and the bracketry that you need to get it bolted up. Whether you choose to go with the version that has the hitch or without, the bumper does have a cutout for a larger-than-factory spare tire, giving you a little bit of additional room there. As you can see, this bumper does wrap around to the side of the tub, giving you a little bit of additional protection from the side. As I mentioned, the hitch that's included, if you get the bumper with the hitch, is separate from the bumper itself. It's not built-in, it's not one piece, and that's okay. It's just something to note. This is Smittybilt's OE style hitch that will bolt right onto the rear crossmember, just like the factory hitch would, giving you plenty of strength. The weight that you're able to tow on this hitch is really only limited by the Jeep and not by the hitch itself. If you have a two-door JK, you can tow 2,000 pounds with a 200-pound tongue weight capacity, and if you have a four-door, you can tow 3,500 pounds with a 350-pound tongue weight capacity. Getting this bumper bolted up could not be any easier. All you need to do is first remove your factory rear bumper, which can be done by removing the two bolts holding the bumper onto the rear crossmember and the four bolts holding it onto the frame rails. From there, you can install the hitch if you've purchased the bumper with the hitch. The hitch, again, mounts right to that rear crossmember in the factory location, so there's no need to drill anything. You'll just use the included hardware to get the hitch bolted on to the crossmember. After that, you'll use the brackets that come with the bumper to get that bolted onto the Jeep. There are a couple of brackets that have welded nuts that will slide inside of the frame rail much like a traditional aftermarket bumper will install. There are also some plates that mount on the outside of the frame rail, and, again, all of the hardware you need to get that bracket attached to the frame is included. Once that bracket is in place, it's just a matter of bolting the bumper itself onto the bracket. The bumper does have some slattered holes, so you can make some up/down adjustments and make sure that you get it nice and level and that you have plenty of clearance between the bottom of the tailgate and the top of the bumper. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than two hours, even if you decided to go with the version that includes the hitch, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some traditional hand tools and sockets. There are quite a few tubular bumpers on the market that are of a very similar design to this one, and most of them are right around the same price range as well. So it really comes down to the style that you like. If I look at this bumper and I base the value off of the build quality, I would say the quality is definitely there. The welds look nice, the finish looks good, it bolts up easily, it includes all the hardware you need, and, of course, the version with the hitch is going to be a little bit more expensive. But with that kit, you get a tow-rated hitch, where with a lot of other ones that have a hitch built into the bumper, the hitch itself isn't tow-rated. So with all of that in mind, I think that this is priced really fairly for what you get. If you like that tubular style, this is a good option. So if you're a fan of that old school retro tubular style bumper look on your newer JK and either you're trying to match a front tubular bumper or you're just looking to add that styling to the rear, I definitely recommend taking a look at this Smittybilt bumper. Especially if you're somebody who currently doesn't have a OE hitch on their Jeep and wants to be able to tow a light trailer, this package, including the hitch, checks all the boxes in and does it at a fair price. So that's my review of the Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at

    Tough Basic Bumper. Add a tough basic bumper to your Jeep for an understated design that looks nice while holding up impressively well. This product is a thin rugged tube design and designed to last through years of hard performance. The bumper is powder coated black and features a tire cutout, making it easy to hold an oversized spare tire using your Jeep's stock carrier.

    Stainless Steel. Built from stainless steel tubing, this bumper is made to last through heavy use. It's powder coated black for added durability and will withstand hard use very well.

    Reliable Installation. The Smittybilt Tubular rear bumper installs with a set of bolts easily and reliably. It locks into position fast and can be done at home or by a professional at the garage. There's no drilling required to put it into position.

    Lifelong Protection. This bumper comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects and construction issues. It's made to hold up over time and is protected in a way that you can count on.

    Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK.

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

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    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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    Questions & Answers (6)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will this bumper work with my factory hitch

    • Yes, the Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper will work with your factory hitch.

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    Will this bumper fit with my 35" spare tire mounted?

    • Hello! This bumper will still fit with your 35" spare tire mounted!

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    Will this bumper install without interfering with the factory-location hitch I just spent $100 on?

    • The Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper, No Hitch, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) is compatible with most OE styled hitches.

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    Does this bumper work with the Barricade roof rack with the frame mounts, not body mounts. Thanks

    • Hello, yes the Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper, No Hitch, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) will work with the Barricade Roof Rack - Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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    Will it work with the Garvin Adventure Rack I just installed? If any modifications are required, what are they?

    • The Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper will not have provisions for the rear mounts of the Garvin Adventure Rack.

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    Customer Reviews (15) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.666667 4.7
    • Appearance 4.666667 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.733333 4.7

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 01, 2018

      Smittybilt Tough

      Good quality rear bumper that is priced right! Excellent craftsmanship. Built to last.


      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 29, 2018

      Good upgrade for under $200

      It took hardly any time or effort to install this bumper. The ad says it fits up to 2018 Wranglers but the included instructions said '06-'13 JK. The fit is perfect. It acccomodates with an aftermarket hitch receiver I already had. The clearance is tight (1/8") but it works perfectly fine.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 05, 2017

      fits great and looks awesome.

      very easy to install. although it would be nice for the option of some sort of "vanity" plate to go between the bumper and body to cover up the frame and fill up the large gap it creates


      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 04, 2017

      Great looking tube bumper

      I've always been a fan of tube bumpers and really like this one in textured black. It's nice to keep my original hitch and the bumper is aligned perfectly. I plan on getting bigger tires, and a spare will have no problem fitting above this bumper. No issues installing and I did it myself.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 12, 2017

      Great Look, Easy install.

      Very simple install, bumper looks great. Seems stronger and sturdier than the stock bumper but not a lot more weight.


      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 07, 2017

      Design works well with roof rack.

      This rear bumper works well with the roof rack but would like something to fill in the gap on top to cover the pinch seam on the rear body of the Jeep.


      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2017

      Great bumper

      Great looking bumper that's very easy to install. Definitely more sturdy then the OE plastic bumper that comes on the JK


      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 06, 2016

      tube bumper

      Great product and great price. Easy to install and looks great. I bought it so I could use the roof rack mounted to the frame. Have had a lot of compliments.


      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 20, 2015

      Great bumper

      Fits perfectly on my two door wrangler. Easyinstall. Lots people say it looks great. Highly recommend.


      Year: 2007Shoreview, MN, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 21, 2015

      nice little bumper

      Essential when mounting the Smittybilt roof rack to the frame. Simple clean look that matches the roof rack. No place for tow hook or extra gear attachments.


      Year: 2015Sedalia, CO 80135, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 06, 2015

      Smittybilt Tubular Rear Bumper

      Great look! Easy to install and easy to follow instructions. Highly recommended.


      Year: 2014Goose Creek, SC, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2015

      Awesome product for the price

      I got rear-ended and messed up my factory bumper. The insurance quoted $700 to fix it and gave me a check. I used $189 to buy the bumper and the rest to buy a front bumper, mirrors, and tinted windows! Smittybilt always has quality products. The fit is great, the install was easier than pie, and it looks great on my 2009 Wrangler X.


      Year: 2009Savannah, GA, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 17, 2014

      Bumper fitment issues

      Looks great and easy to install less than 1/2. No compatible if you have factory Jeep tow hooks which bolt to frame. You will have to mark and drill new holes in new bumper bracket to install your tow hook. Not mentioned by manufacturer or vendor, disappointed!


      Year: 2014Boise, Idaho

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 29, 2014

      Smittybilt textured black rear bumper

      This makes a nice look for my little red wrangler. I already had a hitch so this was a perfect match for me. I cut up my old bumper and use the top for a spacer so it didn't look so detached from the rest of the jeep. It worked out well. You won't regret buying it, I didn't..


      Year: 2010Bismarck, ND, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 26, 2013

      I love it.

      Do not take no time whatsoever to install it. You need a 17,18 and 19 metric socket set. I posted some pictures on the site of my jeep. Love it.


      Year: 2013Las Vegas, NV, USA

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