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    ive been looking at some rear swing away bumpers because somehow my tire cracked the stock mount, so far i like the one by Body armor with the mounts for gas can and jack anyone out there know if there any good
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    i have one like it it's ok. check it out in my pics
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    I bought this one yesterdat smitty built
    It is great sofar rattles a bit
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    I have not seen the Body Armor rear bumper for the Jeep in person but have seen their bumpers for full size pickups and they look to be very well made.


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    It all depends on how much you want to spend and what you want to carry on it! On the cheaper bumpers, their not going to have the gas can,high lift, or cargo carrier. Make sure when you do buy a swingaway, you can add on to it. Body Amor is a good one, Warn is a bad choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bguerrero View Post
    It all depends on how much you want to spend and what you want to carry on it! On the cheaper bumpers, their not going to have the gas can,high lift, or cargo carrier. Make sure when you do buy a swingaway, you can add on to it. Body Amor is a good one, Warn is a bad choice.
    Right idea with asking how much to spend. That's a big part of deciding which bumper to buy. Those things get real expensive real quick.

    I don't agree with the part about being able to add. You may talking able to add with same company parts that just bolt on. While that is cool, you can always add on with welds and fabrication. My new rear bumper doesn't have any add-ons available. I would like to have jerry can holders attached one day and I'm gonna have to have them fabbed and welded. That's fine, I got a bumper that protects the bottom of my tub and has some of the most heavy duty recovery points on the market.

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    This is the one that I just put on my LJ. It looks to be about the same price as the Body Armor bumper. Having said that, it does not have a provision for jerry cans or CB antenna. It does have a Hi-lift mount but my hi-lift is inside the Jeep away from the weather and thieves. One of the main reasons I got this particular bumper was because it wraps under the tub and protects it. My LJ is not a rock only rig so I didn't mind loosing some ground clearance back there to protect my investment. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't quite go into the fenderwell far enough for me. If I were putting this on a TJ, I would order it for the LJ (same price) with no powdercoat and cut it to fit the shorter tub but be longer than the regular TJ.
    http://shrockworks.com/Jeep-Tire-Car...-pr-16201.html
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    Something else you may want to consider. On my YJ I have decided not to put a rear bumper on it at all. For the spare I am going to mount a bracket inside the Jeep on each fenderwell. Then I will run a piece of steele across them and take the factory tire mount from the tailgate and mount it on top. This leaves plenty of room underneath for cargo and gear and also puts the weight on top of your axle instead of hanging off the back. Obviously you can't use your back seat with this configuration though. But, it's cheap, super simple and it will work.

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    Check out Eddie's (Groundpounder Fab), he's a forum member and retired Army. You just can't do better.

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    My TJ sports a rear bumper, tire swing and rack. Patriot from Elias Offroad, very heavy duty (just ask the dweeb that rear-ended me), and capable of holding me up with the swing open... no rattles at all. There are several mfrs out there with variations on the basic design. Things to think about: d-ring shackle tabs, hitch receiver, latch for the tire swing, rack or jerry can add-ons. Make sure the parts you want are on there, and are not flimsy, especially the swing latch - that's the part that rattles on most of the tire swings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Green View Post
    This is the one that I just put on my LJ. It looks to be about the same price as the Body Armor bumper. Having said that, it does not have a provision for jerry cans or CB antenna. It does have a Hi-lift mount but my hi-lift is inside the Jeep away from the weather and thieves. One of the main reasons I got this particular bumper was because it wraps under the tub and protects it. My LJ is not a rock only rig so I didn't mind loosing some ground clearance back there to protect my investment. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't quite go into the fenderwell far enough for me. If I were putting this on a TJ, I would order it for the LJ (same price) with no powdercoat and cut it to fit the shorter tub but be longer than the regular TJ.
    http://shrockworks.com/Jeep-Tire-Car...-pr-16201.html
    Oh yeah, Shrockworks will give you a 10% military discount too.
    Something else you may want to consider. On my YJ I have decided not to put a rear bumper on it at all. For the spare I am going to mount a bracket inside the Jeep on each fenderwell. Then I will run a piece of steele across them and take the factory tire mount from the tailgate and mount it on top. This leaves plenty of room underneath for cargo and gear and also puts the weight on top of your axle instead of hanging off the back. Obviously you can't use your back seat with this configuration though. But, it's cheap, super simple and it will work.
    That's a nice bumper, I have the Rock Hard with the 2 gas can mounts, I use one side for a co2 tank. I do alot of Rocks so the Rock Hard works great for me, nice and a high. I have a Rokmen gas tank skid that protects the bottom rear. Had it for 4 years now with no issues.

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