Enterprise Rear Bumper, Tire Carrier, and Cargo Rack System
Hanson's rear bumper
is big and beefy. It is made of formed 3/16" hot rolled steel
and is 60" wide. I like this style of construction rather than
a piece of boxed steel, because in an accident or roll, the bumper
will give rather than the frame of the Jeep. The basic design
of the bumper allows for stepping on the bumper, mounting a tire
carrier, and gives excellent approach angle and rear corner protection.
It also incorporates a standard 2" receiver hitch. Options for
the rear bumper include shackle tabs and D-Rings.
The bumper mounts
to the frame with not 4, not 8 but 12 bolts! Backing plates are
provided, as well as all hardware. The bumper bolts to the crossmember
with the standard eight bolt holes (1999 and newer TJ's will need
to drill out four inner holes on crossmember). Then Wayne also
provides four support braces, two that mount atop the frame and
bumper, and two that mount below the crossmember and then to the
bottom of the bumper. This thing ain't movin', sports fans!
carrier mounts directly to the rear bumper by way of a greaseable
spindle and a body mount. It is mainly made of 1.5" x 1.5" and 1.5"
x 2" .120 wall square tube. The lower main beam is 3" x 2" .120 wall
square tube. To mount, simply slide the spindle clamp over the
spindle on the bumper and swing it in and out until it slides down
all the way. Then close the carrier and it automatically latches
There are two
small bolts on the spindle clamp to tighten so that the carrier
swings either easily or tightly when you open it. Grease the zerk
fitting and you can adjust the bolts to your liking. Hanson built a
rubber nipple onto the bumper to eliminate rattles when the tire
carrier is closed. Pushing the carrier shut brings it solidly
against the rubber, and the latch engages its seat in the bumper.
The rubber nipple places force on the carrier and holds it tight
against its seat. Simple, yet ingenious!
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