If you’re a Jeep JK owner running larger tires and looking to upgrade your rear bumper, check out the new Jeep JK Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier that was just released from ARB. With the increased popularity in larger wheels and tires for the JK platform, ARB engineers wanted to create a bumper that performs on the trail and provides a solid solution that addresses the increased load issue of carrying an oversized spare.
The new ARB Jeep JK Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier will accommodate up to a 40-inch tire while the large pivot spindle will remove almost all the weight of the tire from the rear door. Not only is the stress reduced on the factory hinges, the carrier still provides smooth operation with synchronized opening and swing out. The rear bumper, which is designed to integrate with a factory installed or aftermarket receiver hitch, can be installed with or without the rear tire carrier.
The new Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier feature ARB’s new Integrit™, which is a textured, high-performance powder coat designed to offer long-term durability and protection against hard off-road conditions. According to ARB, Integrit™ powder coated surfaces have increased resistance to dirt and road grime and are easily cleaned with a mild wash solution. While vehicle color matching isn’t an option for the textured powder coat, ARB said a traditional satin black powder coat version would be available for order if you were looking to color match or paint the rear bumper.
Standard features on the new Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier include: Hi-Lift Jack mounting platform, recovery points, extended high brake light mount, and Hi-Lift Jack points. An optional license plate bracket kit is available for those looking to move their license plate to the center of the wheel mount, but factory plate location is not affected by the rear bumper.
According to ARB, both components of the Jeep JK Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier are now available to order. The rear bumper retails for $699 in the Integrit™ texture or $669 with the satin black powder coat. The tire carrier, which is only available with the Integrit™ texture, is an extra $904. For more information on the ARB Jeep JK Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier, contact ARB or visit your local ARB Authorized Dealer.