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post #1 of 3 Old 07-09-2015, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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smittybilt rear bumper

ok so I know lots of folks hate Smittybilt because of the China thing. I get that but, I already have their front bumper on my ride so..............

any thoughts about quality, shake, ride, build, install etc about the Smittybilt XRC rear bumper with hitch and tire carrier.

still not positive about the tire carrier. my stock carrier is shit. bolts rusted up and had to cut the old spare off. I have seen on here though a guy made a carrier for inside the Jeep. that looked pretty sweet as well but would kill any cargo space.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-09-2015, 01:42 PM
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I have the XRC bumper and tire carrier - it rattles horribly. The finish seems to be holding up ok. however, there is a rust colored stain that comes with water getting inside the tire carrier handle mechanism and leaking onto the bumper. I have power washed it off - cleaned it off with WD-40 and it keeps coming back. I have just given up that I will have a crap colored section of my bumper until I buy a new one. Install was simple
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-09-2015, 04:27 PM
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I've got the SRC bumpers front and back. Hacked the sides off the front. The rubber stopper on the rear tire carrier was shot and came open on a trail. Since then, I replaced the shocks and put two of the shock bushings on the handle. Makes it a pain to open/close, but no rattles. Banged them around some, no issues really, except that they're ugly.
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