Simple installation for anyone.
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.
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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.
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
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March 29, 2020
it changed the whole look of my jeep, it was everything i expected!Helpful (0)
January 14, 2020
everything fit as it should. Great product for the priceHelpful (0)
December 23, 2019
Awesome bumper, and easy to install. Its very sturdy.Helpful (0)
July 11, 2019
Packaging was very good! Shipping was quick! The bumper is very sturdy feeling and slides right on to bolt up. Didn’t like the finish look so I rattlecan painted it matte black. We’ll see if it actually works and keeps me from rolling someday.Helpful (0)
June 06, 2019
best bumper for the buck
Great bumper fits perfect all around great productHelpful (0)
April 11, 2019
Great product. Love the look. Quick clean delivery and well made quality. If you’re looking for the perfect stinger bumper this is itHelpful (0)
March 21, 2019
It's a nice bumper. Really solid and sturdy feeling. The only issue I had is the ends of the bumper where it lines up with the mounting holes have metal that curve inward making it hard to install. I had to have a buddy hold the bumper in place while I gave it a few good kicks until the bumper slid onto the frame. But overall a great piece and I would say worth the money.Helpful (0)
March 17, 2019
I got this stinger about a year and a half ago and all I can say is it is one of the Best Buy’s you will get for your jeep love this thing and so glad I made the purchaseHelpful (0)
January 30, 2019
I got the look i was going for. Love it i have a customer bumper so did not match up perfectly, but i was able to make it fit.Helpful (4)
January 29, 2019
My son absolutely loves it. Exactly what he wanted!Helpful (2)
I have an 8,500 lb winch. What winch plate can I put on this bumper to hold that?
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.
Will the stock fog lights bolt to this bumper?
This does not have provisions for the fog lights.
Can the d ring tabs on this bumper be used to connect a towbar?
The D ring tabs are not rated for towing.
From the grille to the furthest outward part of the stinger, ABOUT how many feet is there in between? Need an idea if it’ll fit into my garage
The bumper is going to be approximately 10 inches wide from the inside edge of the bumper to the end of the stinger. You will want to also account for a few more inches of the grille to the edge of the frame.
Does the stinger function like a stinger is supposed to or is it for looks?
This would be a functional stinger.
Smittybilt currently does not offer a front license plate mount for the Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper. There are options to install a license plate on the front of a winch, if you plan to install a winch with this bumper or you could drill into the bumper to mount a license plate.
Yes, 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.
With the 91 Renegade model having a body kit, you would have to remove the stock bumper and bumper filler plate; in order to install the Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper: item: J16291.
The Smittybilt SRC Front Stinger Bumper will have clearance for the m8274 Warn Winch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, first you would need a winch plate, which you can use this one for example: http://www.extremeterrain.com/smittybilt-winch-plate-tj-2802.html then you cold choose any of the winches we sell: http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-tj-800010500-pounds-9706.html
Hello, this bumper should accept a 3/4" D-Ring.
Simple installation for anyone.
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