- Same great 3/16" laser cut stamped steel bumper construction with with E-coat, powder-coat and wrinkle finish for superior protection.
- Tire Carrier arm mounts through bumper on Mega-Duty spindle,mig-welded steel bracket with heim joints at tailgate.
- TJ bumper measures 58" wide x 5" deep x 5" high.
- JK bumper measures 72" wide x 5.5" deep x 10" high.
- 1" thick D-Ring attachment points.
- Tire Carrier can hold up to a 40" tire.
- Brake light relocation bracket included.
- Hi-Lift Jack and fire extinguisher mounts included.
- Features: Integrated Receiver
- Color: Black
- Style: Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
- Material: Steel
Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
- 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
- 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
- 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
- 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier Options
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Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier Reviews
Overall I am very happy with this bumper. Granted, I've only just installed it, but It looks and functions the way I expected.
The packaging included two boxes, one for the bumper itself and the other for the remaining components and hardware. The box with the bumper was beat up pretty bad and had holes in it. Fortunately they wrapped the bumper internally and no dents or scratches were found. The second box with the upper parts and hardware were packaged very well.
The installation was pretty straight forward but could have used some more details on the orientation of the bearings and bolting for the bumper itself. The details on whether there should be bolts on the inside of the frame or not is vague. They didn't provide those bolts so that helped my decision. If you are going to install bolts inside the frame rails you will need to drop the gas tank which I can't do myself due to my aftermarket tank. I opted to purchase the Poison Spyder bumper brackets to reinforce the bumper because its quite heavy and I want to tow a light weight trailer with it. The bolts provided are larger than my previous bumper and did not line up from one side to the other. It took quite a bit of grinding the holes open to get the bumper bolts in on both sides of the bumper and underneath. The bolts were larger than the PS bracket holes as well. The rear cross member that the bumper bolts too is also made of 14ga sheet metal and welded to the frame ends. I can't recommend those PS brackets enough.
I essentially am giving this bumper a 4 because of the difficulty in aligning it with the stock bumper holes on the rear cross member. Yes the the PS brackets had to be modified too but they aligned perfectly with the rear crossmember holes where the Bestop bumper did not.
To be fair, I expected that from other reviews and also knew I was going to have to make some slight modifications anyway since I have a body lift on my LJ.
The design of the hiem joints is different than pictured on the Quadratec website and was an improvement. I didn't really have to modify that part like I had thought, but Bestop could design the hiem joint mount bracket to bolt to the carrier for adjustability and be the only one to have that feature, which I'm surprised that more manufacturers haven't consider that yet.
I did end up drilling and tapping new bump stop holes for the bumpers so they line up to the tailgate bracket as well (due to my body lift). I also had to drill a hole for wire routing and add wire tie points for the rear upper brake LED. That is due to my previous bumper modifications though. I also fabricated a cb antenna bracket which they could easily provide.. and finally my backup camera fit just at the bottom, but if I had 40's instead 35's I'm not sure that would work out.
I would like to see them use SAE grade 8 hardware instead of the metric, probably Chinese hardware provided but perhaps this was made in china. I had to purchase a 35mm socket to torque the spindle nut and use a floor jack and some wood blocks to align the bumper during mounting but it would have been safer if I had help.
All in all I think this bumper is pretty great and have a few more modifications I plan to add in the future. I definitely think this bumper is solid and has more potential for accessories than Bestop has currently.