Building off of years of experience making some of the best bumpers, rocker guards and sport cages the aftermarket industry has to offer, Rock Hard 4×4 Parts has just completed the design of their production model Rear Bumper Tire Carrier for the all new Jeep JK Wrangler and let me just say, this thing really is rock hard tough! Check out the offical press release below:
The Rock Hard Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier is the only JK rear bumper on the market today that is made out of 1/4″ thick plate steel! Designed with tapered ends for increased departure angles, this bumper will hold up to a 38″ tire, comes standard with an integrated Class 2 hitch receiver, CB antenna mount, a horizontal Hi-Lift Jack mount with padlock provision and two 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ CNC D-Ring shackle mount with tabs that are welded on front, go through bumper and then are welded on the backside as well. All necessary hardware required for the installation is provided and an optional muffler shield, jerry can mounts and a trail rack are all available for purchase separately.
In addition to all the great features that you’ll get with the Rock Hard 4×4 Parts Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumper Tire Carrier, I’d have to say that the one thing that really caught my attention was the use of 1/4″ thick plate steel in its construction. From what I’m told, this feature did add about 18 lbs. to the total weight of the bumper but it also made the bumper rock solid and ridged enough to support all the extra weight of a huge spare, full gas cans and a loaded trail rack without any bending, flexing or otherwise. To see some photos of this new rear bumper tire carrier, click on the link below:
FYI: The new Rock Hard 4×4 Parts Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumper Tire Carrier is scheduled to go on sale at the end of March and will be available for sale at 4Wheel Drive Hardware, Northridge4x4 and Quadratec.