Everything you change on a Jeep will require three other things to be changed as well.
The new front bumper was put on at the end of December and now it is time for the matching rear bumper. Why a new rear bumper when the old one was just fine? Simple the rear bumper is one of the three thing to follow the new tires. A bigger or oversize tire on a stock tail gate will over time destroy the hinges and latches on your tailgate. The solution was a swing out tire carrier. That required a heavy duty bumper to mount the carrier. My wife recommended this, never argue with you wife when she says buy Jeep parts. Happy now? There were cheaper bumpers and more expensive bumpers, I went with a mid range price. I did want D-Rings and an adjustable spare mount. E-Autogrilles was my choice. I did have some issues with the holes on the front bumper not lining up but, for the rear bumper it turns out it lined up correctly. The shipping was VERY fast, even with ordering on a Saturday. It arrived via UPS on Wednesday. There were two boxes, one large square for the bumper and a second for the tire carrier. With the seat moved forward they fit in the Jeep. I did most of the install myself, the only part that required assistance was lifting the bumper and putting in the bolts. A little lifting to get them all lined up and after the 8 rear bolts were tightened the lower bolts under the frame lined up. (The two under frame bolts were NOT included.) Overall it looks good and I am happy thus far. Time will tell of how good the powder coat is. Thank you E-Autogrilles for quick service.
E-Autogrilles 87-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ/YJ Off Road Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier Swing (51-0015)
- Manufactured from 3/16" thick plate steel sheet. New design with wheel bearing pivot system. Tiger
textured black powder coat for corrosion protection and durability.
- Fit for: 1987-2006 Jeep TJ/YJ Wrangler all models.
- Two-way adjustable tire mount for tire carrier.3 point tire mounting system supports oversize tires.
- High strength D-ring mounts welded both inside and out with two -4.75 ton D-rings included. 2"
receiver hitch incorporated into the bumper.
- Solid billet aluminum handle with built-in cam lock design keeps tire carrier secure while off-roading.
Socket set: (Metric and SAE)
Screw Drivers. To make template and check hole alignment.
Drill and step bit.
PB8 or WD40
2 to 2 ½ Hours.
Remove old bumper and hoops.
Clean area and make sure holes are big enough for new bolts.
Have help putting new bumper on rear frame.
After ALL bolts are on (Hand tight) tighten them. (Good luck with the inner bolts.)
Remove tail light cover.
Use WD-40 to lube the pole for the tire carrier, then gently work the carrier on the shaft. Make sure that EVERYTHING is clean. NO burrs or it will never go on without a cylinder hone.
Place top cap cover and tighten.
Put handle on end of frame near license plate and tighten bolts.
Adjust spare tire mount to correct depth and desired height, then tighten and mount tire.
I would like to drill some lower holes on the tire mount so that it sits lower and closer to the bumper. Even at the lowest point the spare still blocks a lot of the rear view. I also would like to put some spacers on the original gate bumpers to keep some of the shake down.
It looks good and I did it myself.
Heavy duty and strong with D- Rings.
Easy to assemble and mount.
The holes were correct for the 1995 Wrangler.
It has an adjustable tire mount, Height and distance.
There is room for mounting a Hi-Lift jack.
Shipping was super fast and the bumper was well packed.
The lower mount was bent in, nothing a hammer could not fix.
The tire carrier is a bit shaky. Spacers on the old spare tire bumper stops will fix that.
The tire still sits a bit high so you might want to drill some extra holes to lower the tire down.
The license plate is blocked and may require a relocation of the tag. (Gassing up will be tight too.)
NO Instructions. Just a picture of each part. They were not really needed though, pretty simple.
No D-Ring Islolators like the front bumper?
E-Autogrilles 87-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ/YJ Off Road Rear Bumper with Tire Carrie.
Matt N Randy
Jeep Enthusiast, Pastor, Photographer, Artist, A husband and wife team that loves going out and seeing God's Creations.