The RH4x4 Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier is one of our favorite products. Not only is it the only rear bumper with integrated tire carrier made out of 1/4" thick plate steel, it's also the easiest to live with. We've seen people struggle to open or close their tire carrier cage and thought, "that's not the way it has to be". Our proprietary dual-stage latching mechanism and "pre-load" design prevent vibration and wobbling to help ensure whether you are on the toughest off road trail or loading gear into the back of your Jeep.
Our Rear Bumpers are full width to protect your vulnerable corner panels and tail gates. With end plates designed to provide maximum departure angle and clearance, our design prevents you from getting "hung up" on tough trails and sharp, off camber turns. Plus, with oversized tires, rubbing and tire gouging is never a concern. The bottom plate of our bumper hugs the rear cross member behind your Jeep for more ground clearance than even some competition bumper designs.
Bumper with Tire carrier Weight: 150 lbs.
Strength and Function
Your rear bumper has the potential to take more abuse than any other body armor on your Jeep. Whether its on road traffic collisions or off road rock damage, you need some serious armor to keep you safe. 1/4" thick plate steel is the ultimate armor to protect your vulnerable rear corners, tailgate, and muffler or fuel tank. High clearance corners, user friendly "1-finger operation" latch, and a weather resistance finish make this rear bumper combo a no brainer.
The secret to our tire carrier's success is our in house designed and constructed hub assembly. Instead of a single bearing system like competing models, we use a dual bearing and race combo for smooth and consistently reliable operation. See our components section below for complete details.
All this strength adds up to one of the best spare tire size carrying capacities on the market: a massive 40" tire!
Longer off road excursions require more cargo and fuel. Our Rear Bumper's unique tire design is the perfect platform for accessories. Our optional heavy duty driver and passenger side Tank Mounts and Cargo Rack bolt on to our tire carrier to give you space you need for extended range or duration trips.
With the addition of our rear bumper comes the opportunity to also protect your exposed and critical muffler. Our bolt-on RH-5001-A Muffler Shield mounts to existing holes on our rear bumper giving you a plate of solid 3/16" steel armor. Once your muffler goes your trip is over and it's time to call a tow rig. This simple addition to your RH4x4 rear bumper gives you peace of mind and increased capability.
Ease of Installation
It does not take a PhD to install the best rear bumper and tire carrier on the market. No welding is required and the truly bolt on design makes your garage your own off road shop.
RH4x4 Rear Bumpers and Tire Carriers are very recognizable for two major reasons: owners bragging about how durable it is and it's clean, functional design. What makes up a RH4x4 Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier is what makes it so strong.
High clearance design to maximize departure angle.
By mounting your rear bumper as close to your frame rails as possible, ground clearance is maximized and protects your rear frame cross member.
Bolt on tailgate streamer bar helps apply preload to closed tire carrier gate preventing vibrating and wobbling. A Rock Hard 4x4 exclusive feature.
Newest design allows you to move your spare tire up and down or in and out for best fitment and visibility.
Laser cut Hi-Lift jack points for vehicle recovery and trail repair.
Integrated 2" receiver hitch included in every rear bumper.
Each steel rear bumper includes a laser cutout for rear receiver wiring. 7 pin is cut, there is an adapter for 4 pin plus a block off plate included.
Safety pin to prevent tire carrier closure when you are stopped on an angle and accessing rear compartment.
Integrated welded on CB antenna mounts standard on every tire carrier.
Integrated Hi-Lift jack mount standard on every tire carrier.
Welded on security tab allows you to use a cable style lock to prevent Hi-Lift jack theft.
Zerk style grease fitting to service hub assembly.
Welded on heavy duty recovery shackle tabs. Our tabs are welded onto the face, travel through the bumper, and are again welded onto the backside of the bumper's skin. This is standard Rock Hard 4x4 ingenuity and simply not offered by other manufacturers.
What comes in every kit:
- Rear Bumper
- Tire Carrier with integrated hi-lift jack mount and CB antenna tab
- Tailgate streamer bar
- Installation Instructions
Three Reasons Why:
- 1/4" thick plate steel construction
- Integrated tire carrier
- Unmatched quality and fitment
What size spare tire can I run?
Factory Jeep Wrangler up to 40" spare tire.
Is any maintenance required?
Period greasing of hub assembly is suggested. Simply add grease to the included zerk fitting in the hub assembly after water cross, rain storm, etc.
What options are available?
RH-2003-LT - Driver Side Tank Mount
RH-2003-RT - Passenger Side Tank Mount
RH-5001-A - Muffler Shield
RH-2004 - Rock Rack Cargo Mount
Is any welding required?
No. Our rear bumper and tire carrier is a DIY no-weld, truly bolt-in install.
Do I need to add a CB antenna or Hi-Lift jack mount?
No. Every tire carrier ships with a CB and Hi-Lift jack mount standard.
What if my Jeep didn't come with a rear bumper receiver?
Don't worry! Our Rear Bumper includes a welded in 2" receiver.
Why don't you offer recessed lighting like some other brands?
Rock Hard 4x4 parts must work as good as they look and in the real world the reverse lighting solutions offered by other brands don't function very well at all. When reversing, you don't need lighting straight back - you need lighting back and to the sides to help guide you in the dark. That's why we don't lock you into a poor solution that's in reality a gimmicky solution. Instead, we suggest you mount your choice of back up lights to the top of our bumper, on the sides, and aim them at angles.
What finishes are available?
Rock Hard 4x4 Rear Bumpers and Tire Carriers ship powder coated black with a semi-smooth, semi-gloss finish. Raw, paintable finish available upon request.
Where is this bumper made?
This product, like all RH4x4 parts, was designed, developed, tested, manufactured, and if applicable, powder coated, and shipped in the USA. And we don't mean the 75% legal standard to be able to say Made in USA. We are 100% Made in the United States of America!