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Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper
    • Made Sturdy and Functional for Off-Road Use
    • Covered by 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • Comes With, or Without Tire Carrier
    • Medium-Level Installation
    • Installation Hardware Included
    • Sold Individually
    • Textured Black Finish
    • Fits All 2007–2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys, today I'm here with these Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper without the tire carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So, if you're looking for a heavy-duty rear bumper that's gonna provide you some extra styling to the rear end of your Wrangler, as well as some durable protection and a little bit of functionality then this option is going to be a really good one to take a look at and also a very affordable rear bumper to take a look at. So, this like I said is gonna provide you a couple extra benefits that your factory bumper is not going to be able to give you including that heavy-duty construction that's gonna provide some protection to the rear end of your Wrangler. You're getting a couple of recovery points for a little bit of insurance on the trail. And you're also getting some good departure angles with this because of the angled up ends which is going to give you a little bit more performance on the trail.Now, what I do really like about this is the simplistic design, however, it's still gonna have that boxy feel that every HD aftermarket rear bumper has, giving you that off road and aggressive look to the back end of your Wrangler. So, I would like to call out really quick that this is not able to accept a spare tire carrier. So, this is more or less for somebody who's looking for the benefits of just a rear bumper. Now, some other options on the page may have a cutout or a mounting location on the side that you're able to mount up a spare tire carrier. But if you're interested in this, you may have to upgrade to a tub-mounted tire carrier, if you are looking to upgrade your wheels and tires. So, I personally think that's not a big drawback and if you're just looking for the benefits of a heavy-duty rear bumper, then this is gonna be right up your ally.So, like I mentioned before, this is going to be incredibly affordable at roughly $200, making this one of your most affordable options on the site for a heavy-duty rear bumper. Now, because this is not able to accept a spare tire carrier and it does have a simplistic style, then that is really why it is going to be at a lower price point. However, in comparison to some other more expensive options, this isn't gonna have any plate mounting points or come with any additional lighting. It's not gonna have any jack mounting points and like I said, it's not gonna come with that spare tire carrier. However, if you are looking for just the basic benefits for a little bit of recovery, insurance, as well as protection on the trail, and an aggressive look, I really think that for $200, you really can't beat it.So, install's gonna be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, probably taking you about an hour to install with some very basic hand tools and probably a friend to help you lift this thing. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, a 13/16-inch deep socket, a 16-millimeter and 18-millimeter deep socket, 18-millimeter shallow socket, 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a 19-millimeter and 18-millimeter open-ended or box wrench.So, our first step to taking off our rear bumper is actually to take off our spare tire, this is gonna give us a little bit more room to work with. So, I'm using a 13/16-inch socket to take off these three lug nuts. So, on either side of our bumper, we're gonna have a bracket on the frame rail that's gonna be held on by two 16-millimeter bolts and we're gonna go ahead and remove them with a 16-millimeter socket. Then we can do the same thing on the other side. So, after we've removed all four bolts what we can do is remove our bumper. So, we do have an aftermarket hitch on our Wrangler, but we will have to remove it in order to install our new bumper because it does come with a hitch as well. So I'm gonna use an 18-millimeter socket and wrench to remove our aftermarket hitch.So, before we go ahead and install our new Smittybilt rear bumper, I did wanna tell you guys a little bit more about it and the benefits that you're gonna get from this in comparison to your factory setup. So, right off the bat, you can tell that this does have a similar length to your factory rear bumper. However, on the sides, you are gonna have an angled up side. So, you're still getting that full rear-end protection but you're getting some uncompromised departure angles here. Now, you're also getting a couple of different benefits that your stop rear bumper's are unable to give you, including an integrated hitch for recovery, as well as light towing and any hitch mounted accessories. You're also getting two welded D-ring mounts on either side which are going to make a perfect recovery point to the rear end of your Wrangler. And then also in the middle, you're getting a large cutout to allow a larger wheel and tire and as you can tell from your factory rear bumper, the cutout for your spare tire is not that big. So, if you're looking to upgrade to a 33, a 35, or possibly even a 37 with the right setup, this will be able to allow that.Now, this is also going to be a lot more durable than the factory setup. Now, this is made of basically plastic and this new Smittybilt rear bumper is gonna be made a 3/16-inch plated steel giving you a ton of protection while you're out on the trail and even while you're out on the street. And then there's a two-stage black texture powder coat finish on top which is gonna provide a little bit of protection to that steel underneath from any rust or corrosion. What's it's also gonna do is provide you a more aggressive and off-road feel to the backend of your Wrangler. Now, enough about these two side by side, let's go ahead and install our new one.So, before we can mount up our bumper, we do have to install our nut plates inside the frame. These are gonna line up with the holes in the frame. So, all you have to do is slide those in then we can do the same thing on the other side so we can mount up our rear bumper. So, now we can grab a friend and go ahead and put this into place.So, before we tighten down our frame bolts, I want to make sure that our hitch bolts are in place. So, we're gonna grab our provided hardware with our flop washer. Try to go above our muffler here, through our bumper, through the frame and then again through our bumper. You might have put a little bit of pressure on the bumper in order to get that all the way through. And then this will line everything up. So, once that's through, we're gonna attach a flat washer and then a nylon lock nut. Then we can do the same thing for the other three hitch bolts. So, what we can do now is tighten everything down. I'm gonna start with our hitch bolts using an 18-millimeter socket on the bolt head side and a 19-millimeter wrench on the nut side. So, next we can move to our frame bolts and I'm going to be using that same 18-millimeter socket to tighten those down. So, we can do the same thing on the other side. So, our last step is just to reinstall our spare tire. Just gonna snug those up with the same 13/16-inch socket. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe and for more videos and products like this always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Made Sturdy and Functional for Off-Road Use. With the Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper, you get more than something that just supremely protects your Jeep Wrangler’s backside—with its 1-piece welded design consisting of 3/16-inch cold rolled steel. It is also made to be extremely functional to serve you well when you are out in the wild.

    The Powerful Perks. The Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper includes a Class III hitch for remarkable towing ability with D-ring mounts. It possesses raised corners to make entering and exiting your Jeep much easier, which is especially crucial under the most extreme environmental conditions. Also worthy of mention is the 2-state matte textured black powdercoat finish its sports to forever keep rust away. This bumper comes with, or without a tire carrier.

    Covered by 5-Year Limited Warranty. For a period of 5 years from the date of purchase, Smittybilt Depot warranties that this rear bumper will not have material or workmanship detects.

    Medium-Level Installation. Requiring about an hour to install, this rear bumper comes with all the hardware necessary to complete the task. It is accompanied by bolts, a nut plate, flat washers, and lock nuts.

    Application. The Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper fits all 2007–2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

    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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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        Questions & Answers (44)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        What is the hitch towing capacity?

        • This would be a class III rated hitch

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        Is this or any Smittybilt rear bumper tow rated?

        • Yes, the hitch on this Smittybilt bumper has a Class III rating.

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        How much does the bumper weigh? Only bumper without carrier.

        • The weight of the Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper is 107lbs.

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        Will I have to remove my factory hitch?

        • Installation of the Smittybilt XRC Gen1 Rear Bumper would require the removal of the factory hitch as the one attached to the bumper replaces it.

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        Is the tire carrier opening wide enough to accommodate a 37” tire with 4.5”bs with a Teraflex HD tire carrier with adjustable mount? I’m running the Teraflex mount now that accommodates 37” tires with the stock bumper. Thanks!

        • This will clear a 37" tire yes.

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        Will the stock tire carrier work with this bumper? 1 answer
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        What is the towing hitch capacity? I know that this would be a class III rated hitch, but what is the capacity 3500, 5000 or 6500. 1 answer
        D-Rings come with it? If not what size d-rings are needed? 1 answer
        Will this fit with the Garvin Adventure Rack? From pictures it looks like it would fit but closely. 1 answer
        If I purchase with the tire carrier. Do I need to get a delete plate for oem tire carrier? Or can the factory tire carrier stay in place? 1 answer
        Will this bumper work with my stock spare tire holder with a35” spare tire? 1 answer
        Will this bumper work with the Smittybilt roof rack when it is attached to the frame 1 answer
        What size hitch receiver is on the bumper? 1 answer
        I assume this has a place to hook chains to from a trailer? I can not see them in the picture. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (57) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.7

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 4.769231 4.8
          • Appearance 4.942307 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.807693 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 16, 2019

            Xrc gen 1 rear bumper

            Came safely packaged and was an easy install. Looks great too!

            DougP

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 14, 2019

            Rear Bumper

            Love my new bumber. Very sturdy, heavy, quality item. My D Rings really pop and its a great look to my Jeep. Reccomend this, looks way better than stock bumper. Need 2 people to install and a litte elbow grease...but worth it.

            TexasD

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 09, 2019

            A definite return customer

            Front and rear smitty bilt bumpers. A winch also, it didnt take but a few hours to have it all installed and on the road.

            Rhinojk16

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 08, 2019

            XRC rear bumper

            Very nice looking , easy install with two people the only draw back were the instructions

            Bluedog2020

            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 05, 2019

            Smittybilt Gen 1 Bumper

            First requirement was that the bumper be tow rated, check second I did not want to spend over 250 check third I knew I will not need a tire carrier so this bumper fit all the requirements. The fit for this bumper is a little different than most bumpers. If you have a stock OEM spare time you will need to but the 53.00 spacer of you will not be able to get your spare back on. The Smittybilt 3721 Spare Tire Relocation Bracket (It says this in the instructions but I did not find it anyplace else) So I had to order it from a different as Extreme did not have it in stock. The bumper looks great and seems well built, giving it the four stars because of the spacer issue.

            MarkR

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 31, 2019

            Heavy Duty Bumper

            Installed it by myself with a lift jack but would’ve been much easier with another set of hands. I didn’t have to drill out the holes in the frame to get bolt through for the hitch mount on my 2011 JK, however you will need a wheel spacer if your using the stock mount with a stock rim. Tailgate barely shuts.

            Mark5

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 16, 2019

            Beefy...and easy to install

            This bumper has great angles for off-roading and was a pretty easy install. It will help if you have a friend, but I was able to do it alone. You’ll use all the limbs you’ve got!

            Drew

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 13, 2019

            Looks great

            Bumper looks great and well made. I do have 285/70R17 and the spare does need a spacer now.

            Darrin901

            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 09, 2019

            Awesome

            We loved it fits perfectly and looks very good on jeep

            Rebeccadonald

            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 27, 2019

            Solid Bumper, not the easiest to install.

            To start it's a solid bumper, no doubt. But, it definitely requires at least 2 or 3 people and a jack to install it. The fit is tight, but it is bolt on, You will need to drill out the holes in the rear cross member even a bit more than the 1/2 inch the instructions say. The long bolts are a tight fit to get in because of the muffler. The CON: The spare tire cutout is NOT made to fit a stock wheel back spacing. I had to get a 2 inch spacer to clear the bumper. If you have a stock wheel/tire. It will NOT fit on the stock carrier with this bumper without a spacer.

            laymanje

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 13, 2019

            Fantastic

            Great product. Easy install. Great quality finish.

            Maddogrod

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            September 11, 2019

            Needs spare tire spacer

            Looks good. Needs two people to line up, but easy beyond that. My issue same as many, your spare won’t fit with out a spacer or super high mount. Design issue in my book. Great otherwise. Put it on a hair low or tail gate can scrape the bumper.

            SnowBound

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 11, 2019

            Bumper

            Installation was easy. Wish there was a way to ad accessories to the tire carrier. Brackets for high lift or extra fuel cans. Haven’t taken it wheeling yet will see how it stands up to rougher terrain.

            Mark2

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 10, 2019

            Bumper

            Love bumper very heavy built. I live that the hitch is made with bumper. Only complaint is my spare tire hits when I close tail gate. I’ll put a few washers behind wheel to take stress off gate but otherwise I love it.

            Steven1980jk

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 05, 2019

            great looking bumper

            great looking bumper at a great price.. easy install

            ChrisW

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 19, 2019

            Perfect Fit, High Quality

            The bumper is heavy duty and everything lined up for me. With my install, I did not have to drill out any holes.

            MCornwell

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 13, 2019

            Very good bumper

            Very well built , finish looks good, install was very easy. Downside , notice should be given at time of purchase that spare tire relocation bracket will be needed.

            Bomber65

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 12, 2019

            Smittybilt xrc rear bumper

            Solid bumper. Requires tire carrier extension to close the tailgate fully.

            CMG

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 11, 2019

            Rear bumper

            The product is very strong. Easy to install. Looks awesome on jeep. Matches the front bumper.

            Rickd

            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 23, 2019

            love this bumper

            Love the way this bumper looks. a sure improvement on the stock one. only issue for me is the wheel clearance is a bit snug with my stock sahara tires, added some washers for space.

            MMcCarthy

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

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