LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Rear Bumper Tire Carrier
LoD Bumpers
LoD Xtreme Duty
Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier
What You Need
LoD Xtreme Bumper/Tire Carrier
• 13, 18, 19mm Sockets & Wrenches
• 5/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/4 Sockets & Wrenches
• T-30 Torx Bit
• Ratchet
• 1/8", 1/2" Cobalt Drill Bit or Unibit
• Hand Drill
• Tape Measure
• Center Punch
• White Lithium Grease
• Standard Hammer
• 3 lb. Hammer
• Wooden Board or Block
• Hack Saw
• Bench Vice
• Small Round File
• Dremel
• Grinding Bit for Dremel

• Grease Gun
• Floor Jack


• 3/16" Thick Steel Tube Construction
• 1-1/4" Greasable Hinge Pin
• Self-Latching Stainless Steel Latch
• 2 -CNC Laser Cut Clevis Mounts
• Adjustable Tire Mount
• 2” Integrated Receiver
• 6 Mounting Bolts
• Hi-Lift Jack Mount
• Powder Coated Black
• Easy Installation

As Stated by LoD

FINALLY, an Xtreme Duty Bumper/Tire-Carrier that can hold up to a 37” spare for your Jeep TJ or YJ at an affordable price. These bumpers are built to withstand the harshest conditions that today's off-road enthusiasts can put them through. This bumper/tire-carrier features 3/16" thick steel, a 1-1/4" greasable hinge pin fully welded into the bottom bumper and an innovative heavy-duty self-latching slam latch with a stainless steel 5/8” steel locking pin. The bumper comes equipped with two (2) CNC laser cut clevis mounts that are fully welded to withstand the off-road punishment. The A-Frame tire carrier is fully adjustable to accommodate wheels with different backspacing. The LoD Xtreme bumpers come with a 2” Receiver integrated into the center of the bumper with gussets welded to the back for extra bracing and trailer safety chains. Fully POWDER COATED black for a long lasting, durable finish. Each LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper/Tire Carrier mounts to existing holes on the bottom of the frame and also to the cross member on the back of the frame for a very secure fit. All bolts are included except for the bottom two bolts of the frame – due to varying sizes. Some drilling is required on TJ model Jeeps.

Bumper Installation Tip
By John Schweitzer

Take a rope (ski-rope) and cut it to about 4 feet. Thread it thru the hole in the bumper and cross member. Then put the top nut on the plate on it by sliding it on the rope. Tie a knot behind the plate/nuts. Guide it behind the cross member with fingers and then pull the rope snug and…WHACK, right in place and you can put the bottom nut in quite easily. Hand tighten that baby and then put the top one in after pulling the rope out.

The knot holds the plate against the inside of the cross member right at the top hole.

Alternate Bumper Installation Tip

If getting your fingers behind the Jeep's rear cross member proves to be too difficult, place a floor jack under your gas tank skid plate to help support its weight and then remove all the nuts securing it to your rear cross member. Then, slowly lower your floor jack a bit and let the rear of your gas tank droop. This should give you more room to work with.
LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier
1987-2006 Jeep TJ/YJ Wrangler, Rubicon & Unlimited

When extreme performance is a must for your Jeep TJ or YJ Wrangler, you're going to want the all new Xtreme Duty Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier from LoD. Built out of 3/16" steel for maximum strength, this new bumper features a standard integrated hitch receiver, 1.25" greasable hinge pin, Hi-Lift Jack mount, stainless steel latch pin, 6-Bolt points, 2 D-Ring mounting points and a beautiful but tough black powder coat finish.

To begin the installation of your new LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper/Tire-Carrier, open up your boxes and make sure you have the all the parts needed including the bumper, A-frame tire-carrier, spare tire mounting bracket, bumper mounting plates and hardware (should be taped to the A-Frame). If you are missing anything, now is the time to figure things out. DO NOT assemble the A-frame section onto the bumper at this time.
Jeep Bumper Removal 1. Remove your Jeep's plastic bumper end caps. To do this, you will need a T-30 Torx Bit to remove two bolts on top, two underneath and one attached to a flange behind the bumper itself.

2. If you have a factory Jeep J-hook style tow hook, remove it using a 19mm and 18mm socket. Be sure to extract the metal tab with the nut welded on to it from inside your frame.
Jeep Rear Cross Member 3. There are a total of 6 bolts securing your factory bumper to your Jeep. On either side, you will find two bolts located directly behind the rear cross member and one underneath attached to your frame rail. Using an 18mm socket, remove all six bolts but keep the two that were attached underneath the frame rail handy as they will be re-used. Remove your rear bumper, clean up and wipe down the rear cross member on your Jeep.
Jeep Rear Cross Member Marking 4. For reasons of strength, you will need to drill two sets of new mounting holes in your Jeep's rear cross member (This step is for 1998 and newer TJ's only - YJ's and 1997 TJ's do not require drilling). These new holes will be located just inside the frame rails 32" apart center to center. Each set will require two vertically aligned 1/2" holes to be drilled 1-1/8" apart center to center. Temporarily attach just the new LoD bumper to your rear cross member by securing it to the frame rails with the factory bolts. Using the bumper as a template, mark off the points where you need to drill your holes with a short pencil or grease pencil. Remove the bumper and then mark your drilling points with a center punch
Jeep Rear Cross Member Drilling

Jeep Rear Cross Member Drilling
5. A 1/2" drill bit is quite large and can be difficult to get started right where you need it. So, to insure accuracy, I decided to drill 1/8" pilot holes first. These pilot hole will help guide the larger 1/2" bit or unibit to stay where it needs to be. Drill slowly and try not to push too hard on the rear cross member. If you punch through with all your weight behind the drill, you may end up drilling a hole through your Jeep's gas tank on the other side and that won't be good. Clean up your holes with a round file or Dremel with a grinding bit. Touch up the bare metal with touch-up paint to prevent rusting.
6. Here's where a friend to help you out comes in handy. Lift your new LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper up to your Jeep's rear cross member and thread in the two bolts that attach the bottom brackets to the bottom of your frame rails. Do not tighten the bolts at this time as you may need to shift the bumper around to get all the other bolts on.
7. Now comes the fun part. With your friend holding the LoD bumper up and in place, take one of the mounting brackets with the two nuts welded on and slip it behind your rear cross member on the driver side of your Jeep. Hold the mounting bracket with the flush side up against the back of the cross member where you drilled the holes earlier and thread in the two bolts in finger tight. The space behind your cross member is very tight so be patient and take your time. Repeat step on the passenger side of your Jeep.
8. Using a 5/8" wrench, secure the LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper by tighten up all four mounting bolts attached to your Jeep's rear cross member. Then, tighten the two bolts under your frame rails at this time as well using an 18mm socket.
Jeep Wrangler TJ Tail Gate 9. Great! Now that you have your new LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper mounted on your Jeep, it's time to install the A-frame swing out tire carrier. To begin, open your tailgate and remove the bolt securing the small plastic cover on the hinge side using a phillips screwdriver.
  10. Disconnect the two wires leads for your Jeep's 3rd brake light by pulling on them firmly one at a time. The wires are just plugged into the contacts so no cutting is necessary. From the outside of your Jeep's tailgate door, carefully pull each connector out one at a time. You may need to pull the rubber grommet out first in order to do this. If you do need to remove the rubber grommet, be sure to replace it once the wires have been extracted. Re-attach the plastic cover onto your tailgate door.
Jeep Wrangler TJ Tail Gate 11. Now, remove the four 13mm bolts attaching your Jeep's 3rd brake light assembly to the OEM tire carrier. Set aside your 3rd brake light and proceed to remove the five 13mm bolts securing your OEM tire carrier to your tailgate.
12. Using some white lithium grease, lube up the 1.25" hinge pin on the LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper.
13. Hold the A-frame hinge section over the hinge pin on the LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper and carefully slide it completely on. Close your A-Frame.
14. Install the spare tire mount tube by inserting the bolt end of it through the cross bar section of the LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper A-frame.
15. Using a 3/4" wrench and the nut provided, secure the LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper spare tire mount tube onto the A-frame.
16. The spare tire mounting bracket that comes with the LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper Tire Carrier is adjustable to accommodate wheels with different back spacing. Be sure to mount this bracket onto your A-frame so that when all is said and done, the rubber sidewalls of your spare tire presses firmly against it when secured in place with lug nuts. If it doesn't, relocate the mounting bracket back a hole or until a tight fit is achieved. A 1/2" socket and wrench will be needed to fasten the 5/16"x2-1/2" bracket bolt.

17. Using a 5/16" wrench, install the zerk grease nipple onto the hinge of your LoD Xtreme Duty Bumper A-frame.
18. Attach a grease gun to the zerk nipple and fill up the LoD Xpedition Series Bumper hinge with white lithium or gear/bearing grease until you see a little start to squeeze out between the bushings.
19. Last but not least, lube up your LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Bumper/Tire-Carrier latch pin and spring with with some white lithium grease to help insure its ease of use. Re-apply lube to this area on a regular basis.

If you live in a state where a 3rd brake light is required, you will need to buy and/or make an aftermarket light. Here are a couple of links that should help you out:

Tuna Can LED Write-Up
ORO PlateLITE & Rock Hard License Plate Bracket

That should be it. Please email me with any questions you might have. Or, if you would like to purchase a LoD Xtreme Duty Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier, simply click on the link below:


Additional Photos

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LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Rear Bumper Tire Carrier
LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Rear Bumper Tire Carrier
LoD Xtreme Duty Jeep Rear Bumper Tire Carrier

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