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Apex Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier for Jeep Wrangler JL 2018.5-Current


Product Description:

The Apex rear with tire carrier platform starts with the same great features offered by the original JL Apex rear bumper:

  • Increased departure angle and protection where you need it:​

  •  designed to allow maximum ground clearance without the need to cut into the JL’s frame. It wraps around the corner just enough to protect this vulnerable area from impact when exiting an obstacle, but not so far that it hinders tire clearance during articulation. Bumper mounting requires does not require any drilling.

  • Recessed LED Reverse Light:

  •  incorporates a recessed Rigid LED flush mount light. This platform allows the customer to dial in the amount of light they need for the rear of their vehicle. We run a diffused SR-M (2 LED) on our shop rig and it provides plenty of light for reversing, even at night.​


Built-In CB/Antenna Mount:

  • Built In CB/Antenna Mounting location on top of tire carrier


  • Recovery Shackles and Retention of the Factroy Hitch.


  • ​3/4" thick shackle mounts pass through the face of the bumper and are welded not only on the outside,but also directly to the frame mounts of the bumper, ensuring that the shackle mounts are the strongest possible recovery point you can use. The bumper is designed with a cutout so that the factory hitch can be retained for those that wish to use this area to implement an additional d-ring mount or for towing.


Solution Plate Mounting:

The heart and soul of the tire carrier starts with a variation of our popular Solution Plate. This feature allows us to accomplish several different tasks and is what ultimately sets our carrier apart from others on the market. The Dimpled area:
1.) Provides the mounting for the tie-rod and UHMW cradle mount for easy, single-hand open and close just like factory.
2.) Allows the cabin vent to remain in place and out of the elements
3.) Adds rigidity to the mount, making it the strongest available mounting system to date
4.) Helps distribute loads to the tailgate as evenly as possible across all 8 mounting bolts, unlike other mounting systems that transfer the load to a single, smaller,  area on a flat plate.

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Bomb-Proof Hinge Assembly and Light Weight Arm:


Our Tire Carrier uses a CNC machined billet spindle from Summit Machine that is designed to accept two Timken tapered roller bearings. The spindle passes through the face of the bumper and is then tied into to the frame mount with a 3/16" thick plate gusset. The Spindle housing is sealed on the bottom-side with a Timken grease seal and a threaded aluminum cap machined with our logo takes care of sealing the top, providing years of squeak and rattle free operation.

   The tire carrier arm is CNC laser cut and brake formed from a combination of 3/16",1/4", and 1/8" gussets to keep weight down wherever possible and the strength up in crucial areas.

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Height adjustable:

Our tire carrier allows the customer to adjust tire height up and down to accommodate for up to a 40" spare tire. This adjustability also allows the customer to dial in the final tire height to suit their own personal needs for center of gravity, departure angle, and visibility out of the rear window.

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​Pricing and options:​


  • Apex Rear Bumper With Tire Carrier and Backup Camera Mount- (Bare Metal)

$ 1545





  • Hi-Lift Jack Mount:

add $60

  • Add Rigid 2 LED Diffused

flush mount reverse light:​

add $165

  • Add backup sensor provisions:​

add $69








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  •  Current lead time for this part is 8 business days from order placement to shipment. 

  • Due to the factory backup sensors extreme sensitivity and finicky nature, Full Metal Fabworks cannot guarantee they will work with all spare tire, wheel, and tire mount combinations. 

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