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27 Questions asked on JT Rear Bumper | Vanguard | Jeep Gladiator (2020+) •
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Q David Figueira • 07/15/2020, 8:55:49 PM Are the wings and mounts sturdy enough to avoid shoving the wings into the bed when sliding over rocks?
A 07/21/2020, 3:41:07 PM The wings are braced to the frame. Plenty strong.
Q Chris • 08/15/2020, 2:07:54 PM Any chance you you'd consider doing this duel arm settup for the jl? I find myself really interested
A 08/18/2020, 11:02:06 AM It's on the list.
Q Shane • 08/17/2020, 1:21:05 PM On the side pieces are those foot steps? And can the tire carrier be locked in the halfway position?
A 08/18/2020, 11:02:06 AM Yes they are footsteps. They can't be locked halfway in stock form, but a hole could be drilled in the track wherever you like.
Q Gary Rees • 08/18/2020, 10:04:57 PM I really want to keep my "factory" license plate lights, is it possible to have the ports cut into this bumper by JCR or would I have to outsource it?
A 08/20/2020, 1:03:29 PM Our bumper will not accommodate the factory license plate lights without modification by the end user. Even then we haven't tested clearances with the factory lights.
Q Heath Pitts • 08/21/2020, 11:55:26 PM Understand that the factory hitch isn’t supported by this bumper, but is the receiver portion included with the bumper or do I have to purchase that separately?
A 09/09/2020, 2:07:14 PM The hidden receiver comes standard with the bumper.
Q Sam • 08/26/2020, 8:33:05 AM Does this bumper change the space available for spare tire under the rear? Will I still be able to carry a 37" spare in stock position? (PS- Love this design!)
A 09/09/2020, 2:07:14 PM The factory spare location can support a max 34.5" OD (measured) tire with this bumper installed.
Q Chuck Engels • 09/05/2020, 9:49:29 PM How difficult is it to install & remove the spare tire carrier? I’d like to just use it when overlanding and leave it home otherwise.
A 09/09/2020, 1:19:05 PM Comes off by either pulling the spindle nut, or pulling the whole spindle. Pretty fast process. If you pull the nut only, we recommend waterproofing the spindle with tape to keep it form rusting.
Q Steve • 09/17/2020, 9:29:30 PM How many inches does the bumper add to the length with your 37 inch mounted. I can extend y gladiator 18 inches and still close my garage?
A 09/24/2020, 10:28:08 AM With our 37 x 12.5 on a 9" wide wheel we are 17.5" from the logo on the tailgate.
Q Neil Engelmann • 10/14/2020, 10:08:41 PM What is the max tire size that the swing out tire carrier can fit?
A 10/16/2020, 2:56:58 PM 37 is the max before you have to worry about blocking the tail lights.
Q Nick • 10/29/2020, 9:58:43 PM What is the maximum tire size before the rear view camera is blocked?
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM Any size tire really, we have a relocation kit for the camera (https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/LPRLC2.html)
Q Ken Smith • 10/30/2020, 2:48:35 PM I have a Jeep Gladiator on order and love the bumper with both swings, tire and fuel. I tow an offroad trailer but am concerned with the license plate operation. Any pictures of how that works and is it legal if the plate is not showing when a trailer is hooked up.
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM The plate tils upward when the trailer is attached. You would have to check on the legality of this in your area, but it's never been an issue for us.
Q Brian Urban • 11/29/2020, 9:22:58 PM Hello, big fan of your products! I have a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave edition. With this Mojave edition, will your JT Rear Bumper with Swing gate fit on properly? Thank you
A 11/30/2020, 4:18:13 PM It will fit just as well on the Mojave.
Q Chad Nordman • 12/02/2020, 0:24:21 AM Will the tire carrier handle a 40" tire and can maxtrax be mounted to the other side opposite the tire where the jerry cans are mounted?
A 12/04/2020, 12:00:43 PM It can handle the tire but it will block the tail light. We do offer a mount for Rotopax and the Traction boards, see part VTC-MPX-PC
Q Carl Moss • 01/11/2021, 0:32:49 AM Will a receiver hitch mount under this bumper with out modification.
A 01/15/2021, 6:02:54 PM No
Q Sarah Marshall • 06/10/2021, 10:47:00 PM How big of a tire can you fit on that spare mount attached to the bumper? Thanks so much!
A 06/11/2021, 3:33:39 PM 37" is about the max size before you start blocking the tail light.
Q Aaron • 06/26/2021, 6:32:46 PM Does this add any high lift jack recovery points?
A 07/08/2021, 2:19:03 PM No, but other companies offer d-ring tab adapters for hi-lifts.
Q Justin Dougherty • 06/30/2021, 7:17:11 PM Is there a particular brand/model or size cube light that fits the bumper?
A 07/08/2021, 2:19:03 PM Most standard size cube lights fit fine.
Q Peter Montague • 12/25/2021, 5:00:12 PM What size hitch extender do you need for the vanguard rear bumper
A 12/28/2021, 10:54:29 AM The length will depend on the particular hitch you are using. We use 2" receiver tubes.
Q Mike • 12/27/2021, 3:11:25 PM Any chance you'll make a dual arm setup for the JK?
A 12/28/2021, 10:58:47 AM Yes, it is on the list!
Q Cliff • 12/31/2021, 2:17:50 PM Will the rear bumper wing mounted side steps fit with the factory fender flares?
A 01/04/2022, 11:14:39 AM Yes!
Q Bob Eibner • 01/20/2022, 6:33:17 PM Will a 35" spare tire block the OEM backup camera?
A 01/21/2022, 11:40:44 AM Yes, it will, or at least a good portion of the field of view.
Q tony rinker • 03/06/2022, 11:00:15 AM Is the tow rating and tongue weight of the receiver hitch the same as factory? If not, what are the numbers? Is a hitch extender recommended or needed to clear the spare tire?
A 03/11/2022, 4:19:23 PM These are designed to support the loads of the factory tow capacity, but carries no SAE certification, nor is it designed to meet any DOT or FMCSA regulation.
Q Timothy Busch • 05/01/2022, 6:04:51 PM I love this bumper. The hidden hitch is what makes me want to buy it but I have 39” tires. If you have one that can accommodate up to a 40 inch tire I would be interested. Or if this one could be modified let me knows. Great looking product.
A 05/04/2022, 1:53:17 PM The carrier can handle the weight in theory, but the problem is the tire would block most of the taillight.
Q Dwayne • 07/18/2022, 11:31:42 PM Two Questions. 1. Is there a cover for the other swing arm hole if I only plan to use just the spare tire swing arm? 2. What rear camera mount is shown in these pics? Thanks
A 07/19/2022, 1:30:22 PM Yes! It will come with four plugs/caps (one for the top and bottom of each spindle sleeve). Put some RTV/silicone on them before installing them. That is our License Plate & Camera Relocation Bracket.
Q Dave Winston • 08/07/2022, 10:27:50 AM How would you feel about drilling out the swing arm latch lock holes from 1/4 to to 5/16 to allow for a "Bolt" padlock? Work?
A 08/15/2022, 4:06:24 PM We haven't tried this, and it would decrease the load rating of the latch slightly. We'd recommend using a lock that fits the hole as designed.
Q Dan • 08/20/2022, 4:07:48 AM Has anyone found a receiver hitch?! Can’t find a single 8’’ drop with a stem long enough to reach the pin hole. This bumper design is impossible to accommodate, Bc the receiver has to clear the lip, most all drop hitches have a support rib on the back side. I can’t be the only person fighting this, pls help
A 08/23/2022, 2:01:59 PM Curt has a 5.75" drop that is more than long enough, part# 45240
Q Chuck Engels • 09/03/2022, 6:42:08 PM The factory backup sensor grommets (29mm) are too big to fit the holes in the bumper (26mm) where can I obtain grommets that fit?
A 09/12/2022, 10:15:25 AM * Backup sensors pulled from factory steel bumpers will need (4) qty Mopar part# 6MH85RXFAB to install sensors into the JCR bumper.
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