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Old July 1st, 2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Im looking at buying a rear bumper and swing away and idk what to get. There are three im looking at but need help determining whats best for me.

Can i saftely pull a 2k trailer with all 3? Can all support a 37" tire max? Waht do you suggest?

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http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...5&partID=10515

Questions:

1. How well does this latch system work?
2. Is it a strong reliable bumper?

Second: I ordered this one but its taking 2 long and i may cancel

http://www.nates4x4.com/catalog/prod...products_id=80

Questions:

1. Is it worth the wait?

Third: This without the jerry can mount and hi-lift mount

http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...gory_Code=SWBB

Thanks for your help,

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Old July 1st, 2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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why not just pm the guys at JCR and ask them questions, they are knowledgable, friendly and hot.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Try to deal local, almost always get more for your money and you can have it built to your liking.
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the second one looks like one another member has on his TJ. i think it's a very good setup. the bumper is strong for sure.
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the first one is not strong enough for a 37" tire imo.

the second is a heck of a strong bumper for the price.
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The first states that it is for a up to a 35" tire. I have the first one on my jeep currently and decided to go with that vs any other option due to my very limited jeep fund. I would have liked to have one made locally but it was not in the pocketbook. Also, for me the integrity for towing was not a concern. I have a 2" hitch that I can still run in combination with the bumper. Plus, I tow maybe once every 2 years.

Summary- If you have the cash, have one made for you. If not the smittybilt is a cheap alternative that gets the weight off of the tailgate, for up to a 35" tire.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 11:33 PM   #8
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First

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...5&partID=10515

Second: I ordered this one but its taking 2 long and i may cancel

http://www.nates4x4.com/catalog/prod...products_id=80

Third: This without the jerry can mount and hi-lift mount

http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...gory_Code=SWBB

Thanks for your help,

Cam

First= junk in my opinion. Bumper will rust out on you in a minute.

Second= You will be waiting a LONG time more to get that bumper.

Third= the suck. no really, JCR builds a great bumper. Put a front winch bumper on my old XJ and it is STRONG. I am sure the rear bumpers are just as good. Go with the local boys


Now if they'd just mock something up for a WK.

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