For those of you who already have an awesome ShrockWorks Stubby or Mid-Width front bumper and have been patiently waiting for them to come out with a matching rear bumper tire carrier for your Jeep JK Wrangler, have I got a press release for you…
As of 11/19/07 we are expecting to have pricing and begin taking orders on the bumper only version in a few weeks. It will probably be about a month before we have pics, details and pricing on the tire rack version. We expect the tire rack version to begin shipping in about 3-4 months and the bumper only in about 2 months.
Some quick info:
The bumper is made from premium HRPO 3/16″ plate steel.
The recovery points are 1″, welded front and rear and attached directly to the frame.
Bumper utilizes the stock receiver hitch. We gave this a lot of thought, and feel this is the best solution . As with most things, there are trade-offs whichever way you go. Here is our reasoning.
The stock hitch sits right on the bottom of a frame cross member, it is very strong, it is removable, and a lot of people already have it. In order to do an integrated hitch, it would only make sense to put it above the frame crossmember. Putting it in-line with the frame crossmember would mean making the whole bumper stick out a lot further from the back of the Jeep in order to have a useable length receiverâ€¦not good. Putting it above the crossmember as some have done means raising the tire about 3â€? from where we will be putting and would mean very little view out the back with a big tire. Where we are putting it is high enough to keep it from dragging but will give more visibility than if the hitch was mounted higher. If you are a hard-core guy, just leave the hitch off. Even if you leave it on, you may drag it sometimes, but it wonâ€™t hold you up, itâ€™s strong enough that you wonâ€™t damage it, and Iâ€™d rather grind and beat up a removable receiver hitch than the actual bumper.
A Tire Carrier / Rack is under development now.
Need I say, the Jeep JK Wrangler rear bumper tire carrier that you’ve been waiting for is finally on its way and if you would like to see a few more pics of it, simply click on the link below:
For more information about the all new Shrockworks Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumper Tire Carrier & Rack, be sure to check Shrockworks website at: http://www.shrockworks.com/Jeep-JK-Tire-Carrier-Rear-Bumper-pr-16222.htmlÂ