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Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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  • MPN# 76521

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Features, Video & Details

  • Made from 2-Inch DOM 120 Tubing Material
  • Features Integrated D-Rings Mounts
  • Compatible with Various Winch Plates
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Fits 87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. This bumper's for those of you who are looking for a simple, stubby bumper with a stinger, and something that adds recovery points to the front of the Jeep, which are definitely nice to have when you're off-road. Another nice thing about this bumper in particular, is that it's fairly inexpensive for what you get. A lot of people like the stinger look because they think it makes their Jeep look more like a trail or an off-road Jeep, or just adds a level of toughness. And if you're one of those people, that's okay, and this might be a really good bumper for you. What some people don't know, is that a stinger actually had a purpose, at least in the beginning. The point of a stinger was that when you're doing hardcore off-roading, and you're coming down off an obstacle forward, if the vehicle starts to roll forward, the stinger would hit the ground first and then kick the vehicle to the left or to the right, landing it back on its wheels instead of completely flipping over. Other stingers were built high enough that if you did roll the vehicle over, it wouldn't cause damage to the radiator and the core support, so the stinger was designed to take that sort of abuse. Now, while this bumper is really well built, and the stinger does have some gussets on it, in my opinion this is not going to hold up to that type of abuse. So this stinger is going to be more about the look than it is about the function. Speaking of how well-built the bumper is, it's made of three-sixteenths inch steel and two inch outer diameter DOM tubing, so the materials are there for the strength, it just seems that the gusseting wouldn't hold up to actual use on the trail. The whole bumper is covered in a textured black powder coat that looks good, and will help to resist both rust and corrosion down the line, and one of the features that I really like about this bumper is that it has D-ring mounts. Now you can get tow hooks to add to your TJ or your YJ, but I always prefer to have the D-ring especially if you're doing a recovery with a snatch strap or with a winch, because the D-ring makes sure that that connection is going to stay connected, and there's no chance of your winch line or your strap coming off the hook. Getting a new bumper installed on a TJ or a YJ is a pretty simple process. All you need to do is to remove the bolts that are holding your factory bumper on, remove the factory bumper, and then re-install the new bumper with the hardware that comes with it. Now, even though this is a stubby bumper, there's a good piece of mass here, so it will help to have an extra set of hands around. If you don't, you can use some tall jack stands or an engine hoist to help you get this installed. The whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour, and you won't need any specialty tools, however if you have an impact gun it'll definitely speed things along. Smittybilt is known for making products that fit into a slightly lower budget. That being said, I think this bumper is really well built. The welds look nice, the powder coat finish is really solid, and overall it looks like a pretty solid bumper, especially for the cost. However, if you do wanna use this bumper for it's intended purpose of being a stinger in an off-road situation, I would recommend adding some additional gussets to this bumper, or possibly looking at one of the more expensive stinger bumper options on the market. So, if you're looking to add a simple stumpy bumper with a stinger and recovery points onto your TJ or YJ, I would recommend taking a look at this bumper as long as you don't plan on using this stinger for its intended purpose of roll-over protection. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper fitting all the 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, where you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

Construction. Smittybilt is proud to introduce a complete line of front and rear stingers developed and thoroughly tested in the most extreme conditions. The Smittybilt Stingers are hand crafted to exacting specifications using DOM 1020 2" Tubing which is one of the strongest materials available. Each Stinger base is manufactured out of 3/16" cold rolled steel with reinforced gussets and solid D-Ring mounts that are welded on the inside and out for maximum strength. All of the Stinger products come in the signature series textured matte black finish and come with a 5 year Limited Warranty. When you're looking for the most ground clearance and want a Stinger that can withstand the most hostile environments look to Smittybilt to provide you the very best in stinger technology!

Function. This Jeep Wrangler bumper provides optimum clearance for approach and departure angles enabling comfortable off-roading.

Fitment. This front stinger bumper is designed for 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ models. This Smittybilt bumper reuses the factory hardware.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1)Stinger Front Bumper
  • (2) 1/2" USS Gr. 8 Flat Washer
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Awesome Bumper

I actually put this bad boy on my JK. Had to cut, grind, and drill. But after it was all said and done it looks amazing.

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5/5
Awesome Bumper

Worth every penny, fit snug, looks mean, overall its a great bumper! Only problem i had was i snapped the head off one of the bolts in the old bumper and it took me nearly 2 hours to get it out.

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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I have an 8,500 lb winch. What winch plate can I put on this bumper to hold that?

NickM

  • The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper is designed to accept most winch plates. I would recommend pairing this with another Smittybilt product for best fitment and results. I would recommend the Smittybilt Raised Winch Plate; Item #J16147, which can be found here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/smittybilt-winch-plate-tj-2802.html.

    XTHelenW

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I have m8274 warn winch it is a front foot mounting instead of bottom foot mount it is also taller than a regular winch would this bumper work with my winch?

StephenH

  • The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper will have clearance for the m8274 Warn Winch.

    Rob D

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What is the furthest distance this bumper runs out from the grille?

KevinQ

  • The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper does not have a listing for installed dimensions, however we do have the overall dimensions of the bumper at 45 x 13 x 29 inches. From this we can estimate the stinger will sit approximately 3' past the grille.

    Rob D

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I want this hole build that's on the jeep in the pictures can someone please list what was installed on this jeep

DrewC

  • Hello! The pictured Jeep is actually one of Smittybilt's Jeeps, and we do not have a full list of what they have done to this. We would suggest contacting Smittybilt directly for a full listing of the parts installed on this Wrangler.

    Rob D

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I have this bumper currently on my 95 yj I bought a 13k speedmaster winch, where can I find a winch plate and does the winch plate come with any hardware?

ChristianW

  • The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper has several options for winch plates, however none that we carry will be able to fit a 13k winch, and will only provide clearance for a 10k lb winch. Please contact our Customer Service Department so we may best assist you with finding a solution.

    Rob D

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Is there any spots on the bumper so that you can put LED light pods?

JTH

  • The bumper does not have a light mount, but it does have bolt holes on each side for a winch plate that you could use to mount lights.

    XTHelenW

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.65 4.7
  • Appearance 4.967213 5.0
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.770492 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 21, 2017

    Awesome Bumper

    I actually put this bad boy on my JK. Had to cut, grind, and drill. But after it was all said and done it looks amazing.

    HypoxicJK

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 06, 2017

    Awesome Bumper

    Worth every penny, fit snug, looks mean, overall its a great bumper! Only problem i had was i snapped the head off one of the bolts in the old bumper and it took me nearly 2 hours to get it out.

    JacksonDavis

    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 19, 2016

    Good easy to install

    Quick and easy to install. Looks great and good tire clearance. Overall good product

    05TJ

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 24, 2014

    Awesome look.

    This is a super aggressive. Great looking stinger. Works as it should. ( I have had it on its nose lol.). Great fit and finish. I love it and I recommend this for anyone.

    CrazyDuckQuak

    Year: 2000Loxley, AL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 12, 2013

    Stinger bumper is awesome

    It took maybe 1 hour to put on had to grind on the bumper to make holes to fit but over all easy and simple to install.

    Dyrant

    Year: 2006Illinois, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 12, 2016

    Stringer bumper

    The fit of the item was outstanding. The time from ordering to delivery was unbelievable. I wish it came with the winch plate and hooks included. However, for the price it was a good deal.

    Ziggy

    Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 08, 2016

    Stinger

    The bumper looks great strong heavy, removing old bumper sheared 2 bolts had to drill them out took the longest apart from that it's great

    TheEnglishShrub

    Year: 1993Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2016

    Beautiful

    Bumper has a beautiful texture, and looks great on.

    NinaJeeperina

    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 28, 2016

    Stinger installation

    The bumper looks great but the best part was the installation. It was only 6 bolts. Takes maybe at least 20 mins if you're just putting on the bumper. Now if you have a winch like I did it'll take a lot longer. I suggest putting on the winch to the bumper before putting in the bumper itself. But just the bumper itself was a super easy installation. It makes your jeep look 10x better as well.

    Dre

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 23, 2016

    Niks94YJ

    Nice item Good quality Easy install Looks great on Jeep

    NiksYJ

    Year: 1994NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 30, 2015

    Tight fit, looks great

    The only trouble I had putting this front stinger on was getting my old, rusted, T-55 torx bolts off of the old bumper. 2 hours and some blow torch time later they came off. The bumper slide right on and I bolted it in. Took less than 10 minutes.

    JimBeamGuy

    Year: 2006Streamwood, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 15, 2015

    looks great

    Overall really happy with my purchase. On a yj you have to grind down 2 tabs on the frame rail half way. Was easy to do and bolted on easy

    TimT

    Year: 1991Brunswick, OH, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 13, 2015

    Smitty built stinger

    This bumper looked great right out of the box. It looked better once mounted. The only trouble I had was with removing the old bolts from my name old bumper. NOTE: this bumper is not prepped for a wench or wench mounting plate. So, plan ahead before mounting the bumper.

    RandyRobo

    Year: 2002Lakeland, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2015

    Smittybuilt stinger

    Super easy to install took less than 5 minutes and it looks really good on the tj. The powdercoat finish is a real nice egg shell, Wich gives it a little tougher look in my opinion. Ran mine into a few trees in the trail so far and it's held up well. I'd recommend this product to anyone. Only thing i wish it had was the cutout for the winch cable guide.The price compared to other websites were cheaper and the shipping was extremely fast I got my product in about 3 days from when I ordered it and that's with every product I've got from extreme terrain.com

    Soliz611

    Year: 2003Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 18, 2015

    Love it! just amazing

    This is a sweet look. Love stingers and that iconic look. Here smittybilt gives you the most bang for your buck. Highly recommend this bumper.

    HarpersJeep

    Year: 2001Arlington, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 16, 2015

    Love it!

    This Smittyblit bumper is just the look I was going for. Extremely reasonable price. The powder coat is great. It was super easy to put on. Added the winch plate and winch with ease. The only thing I miss is bumper mounted fog lights. If you like the look, I would definitely recommend.

    JeepLovnMark

    Year: 1999Taos, NM, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 14, 2015

    my jeep

    Looks great at great price. Even though I didn't install. They said it was very easy for my year

    whimsyh

    Year: 2001Howard Ohio

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2017

    Smittybilt Front Stinger

    I love this front bumper, it fits perfectly and looks aggressive. Definitely recommend buying this product!!

    Haylie

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2017

    Love my Smittybuilt

    This product is great, easy to install, and gives a whole new look to my wrangler.

    SabistianM

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 02, 2017

    Solid bumper.

    This bumper was a good purchase. Well built and looks great. Four stars because going down the road between 40 and 50mph it makes a whistle. Not a huge deal. We will see how the coating holds up. Overall with the money.

    JonnyR

    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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