REAR BUMPER AND SKID PLATE WITH AN OPTIONAL SWING AWAY TIRE CARRIER, HI-LIFT MOUNT, AND JERRY CAN HOLDER
REAR BUMPER AND SKID PLATE $1,050
REAR BUMPER AND SKID PLATE WITH SWING ARM AND HI-LIFT / JERRY CAN MOUNT $1,600
The rear bumper will provide increased departure angles, and the option of a swing away tire carrier for those running oversized tires. Hi-Lift and jerry can mounts are also available. The rear bumper is constructed of laser cut 3/16" steel with 1/4" mounting brackets, the rear bumper mounts to the existing rear frame horns and also utilize a provided bracket that bolts from the sides of the bumper to the sides of the vehicles frame for a super stiff and strong mounting of the rear bumper. The skid plate is 3/8" thick 6061 T6 aluminum plate and the bumper is powdercoated a satin black. Drilling of 4 holes through the frame is required, but is very easy to do.
The installation of the bumper will require removal of the factory hitch which simply unbolts, the factory hitch sits very low on the rear of the vehicle and really hampers the rear departure angle. There is a provided 2" receiver built into the rear bumper, but it is only for up to Class II trailering or mounting of a trailer recovery hitch mount. If you plan on heavy towing, then I would strongly advise keeping the stock rear bumper and hitch set-up.
The rear swing arm utilizes a heavy duty hinge with roller bearings and a greaseable zerk fitting, a locking compression latch and rubber lined striker bracket ensures a rattle free swing arm. A pushpin is also provided to keep the swing arm in place as a safety backup in the closed position and as a stop to keep it open in a 90 and 120 degree position. There is also a safety stop pin in the case the swing arm unintentionally swings completely open.
The Hi-Lift mount utilizes a Hi-Lift 4XRAC mount to positively hold a Hi-Lift Jack, a Con-Ferr jerry can holder is used to hold a Blitz Jerry Can. The Hi-Lift / Jerry Can holder can be easily removed from the swing arm by simply unbolting it if desired.
Mounting tabs are provided on top of the spare tire upright and Hi-Lift / Jerry Can upright for mounting of CB, GPS, Satellite Radio antennas, etc. A lighted license plate holder with an LED third brake light is provided with the swing arm as it blocks the stock location of the license plate and third brake light. The license plate holder bracket mounts to the spare tire stud.
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