The RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper's high clearance, multi-faceted design provides the best possible departure angles and corner obstacle clearance. Its appearance is streamlined and sexy, not like the squarish, boxy shape of many other bumpers on the market. The RockBrawler™ is constructed of CNC laser cut, brake-formed 3/16" plate steel. The multiple bends and facets actually lend even more strength to the bumper design. Unlike Poison Spyder's BFH™ Rear Bumper for JK, the RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep's frame rails.
Recessed Back-Up Lamps
Very few JK rear bumpers come with provisions for mounting backup lamps. Of those that do, fewer still allow the use of high intensity, low power drawing LED lamps. The RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper's recessed light buckets accept 2-1/2" Round, Clear LED Lamps—the same backup lamps we've sold with our Crusher Corners™. The recessed buckets protect them from the rocks and direct light rearward rather than into the bumper interior, the way some competitor's bracket-mounted lamps do. Customers may choose to wire them into the reverse light circuit, or wire them to a separate dash switch as a loading or utility light. IMPORTANT: Note that the LED Lamps do NOT come with this bumper, they must be purchased separately.
Integrated Spare Tire Carrier
The RockBrawler™ spare tire carrier is built from the highest quality components. The main structure of the tire carrier is fabricated from NC-bent DOM tubing and laser-cut, precision brake-formed plate steel. The extreme duty hinge assembly includes a CNC machined spindle and housing, with a pair of Timken tapered roller bearings for smooth operation under the heaviest loads. The latch is a high quality automotive grade mechanism, concealed in a fabricated housing. There is a spring-loaded pin-lock with stainless steel slider plate that locks the tire carrier into the open position to keep it from swinging around while accessing the Jeep's tailgate. The latch and pin lock are both easily disengaged with a simple pull of a knob. The tire mount is adjustable up and down, as well as in and out, to accomodate a wide variety of tire sizes up to 42". The adjustability allows the tire to be mounted as low as possible for any tire size, to keep a low center of gravity. The included license plate mount places the license plate at the center of the spare tire.
The latch housing on the RockBrawler Tire Carrier was recently upgraded to include a hasp for those who would like to lock the swing arm shut with a padlock. Note that most of the product photos below depict the earlier version without this feature, but that all units shipping as of now include it (as shown in the main product photo above).
Works with Existing Equipment
The RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper is designed to work with your existing OE tow hitch. Unlike the integrated hitches found on competitor's bumpers, the OE hitch is designed for and safely rated for towing. And best of all, its easily removable. So those who need a sturdy hitch for towing can still use the stock one, while those who need the extra clearance for hard core off-roading can easily remove it. The RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper has a built-in step/recess to provide easy access to the rear of the Jeep as well as clearance for the spare tire. This bumper may be used with the stock spare tire carrier and up to a 35" tire. For those looking for a complete bumper/tire carrier system, check out the RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier.
Rock Solid Mounting
The JK RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper incorporates an extra set of mounting bolts, along the bottom of the bumper which fasten into the rear crossmember. Combined with the mounting flange bolts at either side, the bumper is rigidly fastened by a total of 8 Grade 8 bolts, on three different planes to provide ultimate strength and rigidity to the mounted bumper.
Recovery Shackle Tabs
The optional Heavy Duty Recovery Shackle Tabs are CNC machined from 1" thick steel billet, specifically designed to accept our heavy duty 3/4" Recovery Shackles. These tabs are designed to match the high clearance aspects of the rest of the bumper and minimized hang-ups. Selecting this option will get you a pair of these tabs, expertly welded to the RockBrawler™ Rear Bumper.
This product ships as bare steel—it will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation. We do not offer a powder coat option for this item.