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post #1 of 15 Old 07-10-2009, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rear bumpers with tire swing.

Just wondering which ones are a good one. Are there any with a tire swing and a basket on top to put stuff in. I could use an all in one.
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-10-2009, 10:35 PM
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this has been beaten to death


shrockworks, rockhard4x4, LOD amongst others all are swingaways and have optional racks
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Finishline West's Rear Bumper/ Tire Swing

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-11-2009, 03:40 PM
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Take a look at and give some consideration to the Rockhard rear bumper setup.

This is now my favorite because of the functionality and options.

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I have not seen the Rock Hard before. I like it a lot. My only complaint regarding the LOD and Shrokworks bumpers is the integrated fog lights.

Another one is Garvin:

http://wildernessracks.com/jeep_wrang_swing.html

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-11-2009, 06:51 PM
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I'm with you on the LOD and Shrokworks bumpers, I also do not like the integrated fog lights. Other than that, they are both nice bumpers.

The Garvin I had not seen before and I also like it.

Decisions, decisions...

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carl do you know any one that has the rock hard rear bumper? like the looks
but is it noisey?
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I just ran across the Rancho rear bumper/tire swing in a catalog, looks nice and is cheaper than most. I have not heard much about it and don't own one so I can't say if it's good or not but I am gonna give it a look!

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post #9 of 15 Old 07-11-2009, 10:45 PM
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friend of mine has the rancho, it looks real nice, and doesnt appear to rattle, I will be ordering one next week, heck for $399 you cant beat it
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Don't get a PJ rear. It's a P.O.S. I know cause I have one and hate it. Rattled until I shimmed it, has play when you bolt it on (going to weld the brackets solid), broke the lock pin, and PJ/Hanson will only do in-shop repairs so you have to ship the stuff to California....

Seen a few Fab Fours in person, not impressed and WAY too heavy.

Seen one Rugged Ridge, not a fan. No issues per se, but didn't seem too sturdy.

Heard the Red Rock Fab bumpers are nice if you're looking for a plate steel look.

Finishline West's is looking impressive if you like tubes, or want to run behemoth tires.

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yelloweep,

I do not know any one that has the Rockhard rear bumper? And I will also admit I had not given much thought to it being noisey but now that you mention it, that would be a serious consideration.

I will contact Rockhard just to see what they say about noise and I hope I do not know the answer in advance.

Gosh, that just gives me something else to consider and makes buying a rear bumper that much more difficult.

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If budget is not an issue, I like the Rock Hard too. Has a huge swivel bearing/shaft, and has adjustability for lug pattern, and great accessories.

For a budget, I like the Smittybuilt that I have. Great clearance, comes with the 3rd brake light relocation mount, handles a 40" tire, and looks good. $630 delivered.



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I've had my rattlehard bumper on for about 40,000 miles.
It sounds like I'm pulling a landscaping trailer when I go over bumps.
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I have the RH 4x4 rear bumper. I dig it but it is a little noisey. Having said that, if noise is an issue you probably shouldn't be driving a jeep
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I'm probably going to get some flack for this, but....

The latest round of revisions from Rugged Ridge is pretty good stuff. They have revised the newest rear tire carrier hinge and latch system, and it's solid. I couldn't get the thing to rattle and it had an overall look and feel of quality. A hell of a lot better than the last Mopar I looked at (at the dealership, no less). I bought one, and might get around to putting it on this week.

There is one downer but its easily overcome. RR gives you a nice bumper recess to drop your spare into....but you can't actually use it because the spare tire height on the carrier is fixed. Not being able to see out the back is not what us Coloradans want when backing down shelf road with sheer drops. But, I'm going to add a drop bracket. Easy as pie.

I guess I'm different...I dropped the coin on the suspension and armor. A bumper is just a piece of steel bolted onto the frame, a place to carry your winch and spare. It will get hit scratched, beat, worn, and maybe even cream a deer but won't affect your Jeep's ability like suspension. There's no reason for it to cost $1500 and use steel rolled on the thighs of Cuban virgins. It's just a bumper.
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