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Time to replace the XRC rear bumper/carrier

Based off this thread:
https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16088

I'm going to be returning my rear bumper and carrier - so now it's time to start shopping.

Wants:
  • STURDY AS HELL LATCHING SYSTEM
  • Stubby
  • Carrier that holds a 35" and larger tire
  • Rear hitch
  • AFFORDABLE (while I am getting credit, the cost of the Smittybilt is lower than 99% of the competition so I'm most likely going to have to fork out cash.)


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So far this one is looking closest:
http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/jk-rear.html


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Stubby?

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Stubby?
Not full width. I don't want it to extend past the sides of my Jeep.


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I'm getting Finishlinewest's rear bumper. Goin' to pick it up from them tomorrow, that's my .02. It's got all the same stuff as an LoD or rockhard for way less

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Not full width. I don't want it to extend past the sides of my Jeep.
It does extend a bit past the sides. Don't think I'd call it a stubby. That's not a bad thing though. That bumper saved me from a tip over on Golden Spike last year. I traded it for another for other reasons. Other than that (and maybe $$$) it does fit what you're wanting. Of course I think you've already found you're gonna get what you pay for as far as the $$$ part goes.

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Originally Posted by FUN LS1 View Post
Based off this thread:
https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16088

I'm going to be returning my rear bumper and carrier - so now it's time to start shopping.

Wants:
  • STURDY AS HELL LATCHING SYSTEM (CHECK)
  • Stubby (CHECK)
  • Carrier that holds a 35" and larger tire (CHECK)
  • Rear hitch (CHECK)
  • AFFORDABLE (while I am getting credit, the cost of the Smittybilt is lower than 99% of the competition so I'm most likely going to have to fork out cash.) (CHECK)
LOD stubby rear bumper/tire carrier.

its what i use and love it. recommend it to all. no squeaks or rattles


rear backup lights (very bright) and hitch




trail rack and gerry can holders installed. 39" tire mounted




best pic i have of the side. at its widest it is still within the body of the JK. plenty of room for large tires at full stuff






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Liquor,
I like that one! Also that it comes in a texture finish is an added bonus:
http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/prod...cat=269&page=1


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why are you pulling the XRC? just curious

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why are you pulling the XRC? just curious
The metal "nipple" on the bumper get's worn down so the carrier's latching pin does not seat. Same issue I had with the first XRC I returned.


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I haven't had the issue but I have read abot a lot of people having it...what I did was grind out the indentation more and add washers to the handle on the beer tap side. I am going to add a bigger rubber isolator in the near future... I have done this all for under $10 and the thing is SOLID.... just a thought.... would save you a lot of money. I am taking it to a local fab sho next week to have a hi lif mount welded to the top

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I run the same bumper as LIQUOR. Like it a lot and have no issues. Takes LOD quite a bit of time to get it to you (8-10 weeks). Plus it has can and trail rack options if you are into that kind of thing.

If Miller is open, I might put together a run up there next weekend, you can look at mine then if you want... or seeing you are in OC... you can always find Edwina, I think he runs this one as well.
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If Miller is open, I might put together a run up there next weekend, you can look at mine then if you want... or seeing you are in OC... you can always find Edwina, I think he runs this one as well.
Where/what is Miller trail? Edwina runs it? Shit.... That changes things.


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Where/what is Miller trail? Edwina runs it? Shit.... That changes things.
he was running the LOD series 2 bumper (full width) until my build started a year ago and i picked up the shorty. now he sports the shorty. one of the many reasons i cant stand that tool. he cant be out done by any of his own members. claims he did it first.

i still rock mine because i know the truth.
but i did not get the LOD front shorty stinger, just because he had it. i went witih RR XHD and the stinger option. i like it better

you could still get it because you like mine better...lol
there will be a jko sticker on it soon


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I have Poly Performance's bumper/tire carrier. It fits your criteria: strong, sturdy latch system, can carry up to a 42" tire, and relatively lightweight.

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...r-p-19248.html
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As an engineer, I'm drooling over this design.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22602

Having only 33s, the Switchblade would just be for show on mine.

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I emailed Switchblade to get an idea of pricing on their stubby.


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I would not recommend ANY bumper that uses that latch pin like on the rockhard bumper, I have same pin and locking jaw on my POS Purejueep bumper. It got stuck locked twice on me, first time it took 1.5hrs to get it open with 4 people helping while we were on a trail, 2nd time with the new locking mechanism it took 5min because I had a sawzall available to cut the damn pin off.


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So far this one is looking closest:
http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/jk-rear.html
Can't go wrong with RockHard. Sturdy as hell. (to date my RockHard has taken 2 Hondas, 1 Caddy, and 1 Mid sized SUV) Well built. Great service. Though, you need a couple of people to install, because it's beefy as hell.
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If I had waited a bit longer I would have went with this:
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23246

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Where/what is Miller trail? Edwina runs it? Shit.... That changes things.
Well.... that thing runs a lot of free shit (free for him). Unfortunately, some of it is decent shit. So... run a JKO sticker, give him the finger when you see him, and you're good!

The Miller Jeep Trail is up by Gorman/Frazier Park. It was closed for a couple of years after a fire, supposedly reopened at the beginning of the year, but sometimes closes when there is a lot of snow/rain. I will find out as soon as I can if it is open or not.... probably Tuesday and will then post in the SoCal sub-forum.
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I'm going to talk to Bond @ Outlaw when their team returns from KOH. See what my options are.


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I also have been having this problem with my XRC bumper and had to tie the handle down for the drive to KOH lastweek Thanks for the contact information, Ray has been very helpful!
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Shrockworks

love mine, you'll need a factory hitch though

latch is very very sturdy

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love mine, you'll need a factory hitch though

latch is very very sturdy

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