Aftermarket Rear Bumpers for 2nd Gens

gorillamel Nov 2, 2011

  1. gorillamel

    gorillamel Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    To help the rest of us decide which rear aftermarket bumper to invest in, post up pics of yours. Please include the following information:
    • Brand (who made it)
    • Cost
    • Pros of it
    • Cons of it
    • Any gizmos/gadgets it has, i.e. tire carrier, hi-lift mount, cb mount, etc.
    • When it was mounted

    I, unfortunately, do not have any aftermarket bumpers (too poor right now). But am shopping around for one. Therefore, those of you that do have one, post up!
     
  2. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I'll be deciding on this one day....one day *daydreams*
     
  3. civicjoe

    civicjoe lone wolf mod Super Moderator Founding Member

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    I am also in the want category, could get just a rear bumper but if im going to do it might as well get the tire carrier too right?
     
  4. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    That's me too, I'm going to get a tire carrier if I have anything to say about it. But it's in a list after suspension lift, sliders, skids, and tires :D.
     
  5. OKXterra

    OKXterra First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    Brand: MAXterra Bumper
    Cost: about $400 shipped (more if tire carrier option is added)
    Pros: Good build quality, fast delivery, silver vein powder coating looks awesome, Dave (builder) was great to work with.
    Cons: Only that it is a tight fit for a 285 75 R16 MT if you leave the spare in the stock location.
    Purchased: January 2010
    Add-ons: none

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  6. tommyboy

    tommyboy Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    Nice bumper. Like Mac I also want to get a tire carrier.
     
  7. OKXterra

    OKXterra First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    We seriously debated a tire carrier, but decided against b/c 1. We use the hatch a lot and 2. the X would no longer fit in the garage with it and we live close enough to a major thru-way to have some concerns about people messing with our vehicles when left out at night. MaXterra does have a nice tire carrier option though.
     
  8. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    After my lift I'll have to evaluate if I'm gonna fit in the garage anyways.
     
  9. tommyboy

    tommyboy Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    Most likely... Not. Especially if you have lights on top.
     
  10. hoplesshumansrus

    hoplesshumansrus Bought an X Founding Member

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    Brand (who made it)

    Shrockworks

    Cost
    800ish
    Pros of it

    Awesome quality, great bumper, gets the spare out of harms way and has a high lift mount

    Cons of it

    Heavy, That's about it though

    Any gizmos/gadgets it has, i.e. tire carrier, hi-lift mount, cb mount, etc.

    all the above

    When it was mounted

    summer 2010

    Does not come with woman and kid, and neither of them are mine either
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  11. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    I also would like a rear bumper with tire carrier. Not sure which brand I want to go with.

    So far, I'm liking Shrockworks and T.A.G.

    Posted from the depths of Hell.
     
    • TAG ( Tactical Armor Group, Formerly KMA)
    • $540 shipped
    • Stands up to abuse really well (i.e. when the departure angle isn't great enough), integrated hitch and shackle mounts
    • Fit isn't exactly perfect, but it went on after I got rear ended so that may have been the problem
    • I like it bare, so I opted for the hitch, shackles, and trailer wiring holes. I also plan to have it fully enclosed one day so that I can make it into an air tank. If not that, possibly a rear winch.
    • May 2011



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  12. BigMeanTam

    BigMeanTam <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    TAG (when they were KMA) did all the armor work on my X - front winch bumper, rock rails, and skids. Other than a retarded rock rail design and not enough initial front bumper clearance (which I believe was due to a poor job on the original owner's part) - my stuff from them seems OK. The rock rails need to be edited or replaced, tho.

    I'm talking to RLC currently about fabbing a 2nd gen - we'll see how that goes. I'll update the thread if / when something tangible comes of that. I'd like to see him basically emulate the Shrock design, b/c I like how the spare carrier on the Shrock doesn't lean so far away from the rear hatch like the Hefty's seem to.

    Def. need to check out the Maxterra ones, too, however. I need most of the add-ons: hitch receiver / trailer plug opening, spare tire carrier, and the shackle/recovery mounts.
     
  13. Tamara, if he needs to measure a rear bumper and you don't get up there by tax time I will let him measure mine.
     
  14. BigMeanTam

    BigMeanTam <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Good to know! I'd like to see if we can get something going around Xmas time, but I'll keep you posted if it ends up that we can't synchronize schedules w/ him.
     
  15. gorillamel

    gorillamel Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    GetSome Fab
    $850
    Mounted 01.2012
    Pro- place for my gas cans, steeper approach angle w/ removal of curt hitch, flush mounted plug-in, gas cans can be locked in place w/ padlock
    Con- not sure how much I like "T" handle, maybe if I have it shortened.
    Gadgets- 2 recovery pts, hitch, cb mount, bottle opener, license mount, 2 gas/water can carrier, tire carrier

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    I went wheeling the other day and it did not rattle at all, which I appreciated. Also I really like the fact that the tire mount does not lean forward, instead it leans back towards to hatch, following the natural angle of the rear of the X.



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  16. Mudlover55

    Mudlover55 Test Drive

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    ill play ;)
    •Brand- Hefty fabworks
    •Cost- (not sure mine was free... car accident)
    •Pros of it- very strong and rear recovery!
    •Cons of it- only thing i can think of is having to open the arms to open the hatch
    •Gizmos- Rear tire carrier, cb mount, high lift mount and 2 jerry can holders
    •Mounted- April 2012
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  17. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    All my current bumpers now have an additional 1" of clearance on the back side to address this issue, plus some additional braces at midpoint of each side...
    Works with std & 2" BL. LED license plate light included and pre-wired

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  18. Trexx

    Trexx Bought an X

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    Rear bumpers

    Made by chef nate and his brother, possibly the best bumper ever made for a 2nd gen xterra imo, never shakes and that is because of the design on the latch. I give you a chefnate classic and yes it is classic only 10 were made.
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  19. JGBimle

    JGBimle Bought an X Founding Member

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    ^^^^I made mine with the same style latch and it is rock solid
     
  20. Trexx

    Trexx Bought an X

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    I love it!!!
     
  21. Steeze

    Steeze Guest

    I'll post my custom bumper.. built by me using AtoZ fabrications tire carrier hinge. I put the hinge recessed into the corner bumper piece (never been done before), I kept the tire as close to the trunk as possible, and I put the tire as close to the hinge as possible. I flipped the hitch so it sits up nice and tight. Still some pieces to finish but it's all basically there... I built it the way I wanted and I've learned a few things since building my 1st gen bumper. If your going custom, keep that tire tight to the hinge and trunk. I hate how all these aftermarket bumpers put the tire on driver side... it's not a good design. I could even run a gobi ladder DS if I wanted to. Oh ya... it cost me around $250.

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  22. LI11X

    LI11X Bought an X

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  23. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    The other think from passenger to driver side is opening the rear hatch. if the tire is on the driver side the hinge does not have to swing to as great of an angle to move the tire out of the rear hatches path. If its on the passenger side the hinge has to swing to a greater angle to move it out of the way. This is extra true on a second gen with that extra fat top hatch.
     
  24. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    I love my rear bumper. I would say its the best latch/hinge design there is. I dropped the whole weight of my X on the hinge when going down a trail and it just stratched the bed-liner off. The tire is in the middle, nice and low. And the rest of it is built rock solid.
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  25. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Modified H2 hummer tire carrier? Either way it looks great! Was always envious of a bear claw slam latch while designing my carrier.

    Ben
     
  26. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    The Hummer tire carriers can be pretty cheap if you can find them on CL, or a junk yard. If you do get one from a junk yard try to get a look nat the wreck that it came off of to make sure that everything is straight.

    I have a good friend that is runniung one on his fronty, he only had to extend it a little bit to make it work. And has been holding up to heavy wheeling with a 37 on it, for the last 3 years.
     
  27. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    Yes its a H2 tire carrier. I got it from Bucksnort from the other 2ndX site (I don't know if he is over here). Sometimes you can find them for cheap othertimes they want 600+ for them. Lucky for me bucksnort had a few laying around he even cut it shorter so it would fit inbeen the plastic. I have a 33" tire on it and 2 jerry cans mounted and the hing has no problem with it. I've even stood on it with it open before.
     
  28. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I believe bucksnort is on here somewhere.
     
  29. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Founding Member

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    Yeah mac he's on here.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III
     
  30. gorillamel

    gorillamel Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Well, guess I can add mine.

    Custom rear tire carrier by a local fab shop (now closed). It was called GetSome Fabrication in Meridian, ID.
    My requirements were to have 2 gas can holders, tire carrier and heim joint.

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    View from rearview mirror.

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    My bottle opener.

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    You cannot tell really well from pic, but tire carrier leans back toward the hatch in line w/ the curve of the hatch.

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    T handle.

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    Plug in for towing (under bumper)

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    Carrier open. View of hitch and recovery pts.

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    Where the heim is locked at when carrier open. So tire does not hit tail light.

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    carrier open view of back.

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    Profile. Metal strap over gascan locks it in place. They added a loop where I can fit a padlock, too.

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    Heim joint. Goes past where oem bumper stops so that it could fit gascans.

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    More recent pic at a wheeling event in Nov.
     
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  31. bucksnort

    bucksnort Test Drive

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    New , lowered shackle location for those wanting to guild their own tire carrier and have shackles or just have a shackle rear bumper. These are ready now for $400+ shipping. Primer coated
    Want it without shackles?
    $375 + shipping

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  32. C3po

    C3po Bought an X

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    Driving in Boston, I like this setup, hi lift and jeri can can go to the roof....

    For my application, I'll be getting one from you....when I'm ready.

    I assume I can drill holes for CB ant and extra reverse lights if needed?
     
  33. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    All these are older pics and don't accurately reflect current models. I'll need to update/upload my photobucket library.

    Any questions or spec/pricing, email me at maximumdesign@comcast.net
    Dave


    Standard bumper (w/o led backup lights on this model)

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    Full bumper w/tire carrier & hi lift mount

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  34. gamecock257

    gamecock257 Skid Plates

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    I have Maxterras bumper on my 2012. Very well built and good service. Only pic I could find was this one from my build thread.
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  35. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    Your thumb is in the way.

    /Back to reality
    I would say I have not heard any complaints about any of the Xterra owned rear bumper guys. Its more of which options you want and which one you thing looks better.
     
  36. gamecock257

    gamecock257 Skid Plates

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    Yeah were lucky that the few options we have are all pretty good quality
     
  37. L0keman

    L0keman Test Drive

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    I would love to see a few pics of a Shrockworks rear bumper from multiple angles. I would like to know how much room is between it and the hatch. I will be ordering one within the next few weeks and would like to know if there is enough room to mount a rotopax behind the tire and see how people wired their antenna and find a place to mount an air compressor nipple, etc.
     
  38. Golf286

    Golf286 Wheeling

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    I had a Shrock's, let me see if I have any pics.. As far as mounting the rotopax between the hatch and the tire there isn't enough room.. You'll have to drill a hole for the air compressor nipple.
    Hope that helps
     
  39. L0keman

    L0keman Test Drive

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    Hey, thanks for the info. i would love to see more photos.
     

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