Smittybilt – A Toybox of Jeep Accessories
In 1956, an early off-road enthusiast, Basil Smith, opened a machine shop dedicated to making four-wheel-drive equipment for trucks and small SUVs (Jeeps). Basil (aka Smitty) named his little shop Rock-ett Products and divided his time between creating new off-road gear and field testing it in his Jeep and trucks. Basil’s son, Tom, eventually took over the business, renamed it Smittybilt, and set out to become a premier aftermarket brand in the growing off-road market.
Today, over 60 years later, the little machine shop has morphed into a significant player in off-road accessories producing over 2,000 products ranging from winches to rooftop tents and seat covers. The key to the company’s growth has been one of the best engineering teams in the business, a close connection to its customers and what they want, and pricing that makes off-road accessories available to almost everybody. Toss in awards like SEMA Product of the Year and multiple international titles, and you get a giant, affordable toybox of every conceivable off-road accessory.
Smittybilt is a big favorite of AWT Jeep customers, but what else would you expect from the brand that “invented” the original Nerf Bar and tube bumper for Jeep? We carry a complete line of Smittybilt products, so when you are ready to peruse the toybox for a new accessory for your ride, look no further than AWT Jeeps. Here’s a small sample of the goodies that await:
- XRC Gen 3 Winch. Smarter, faster, easier to operate, that’s the tagline for Smittybilt’s latest and most potent winch. Powered by a best-in-class 7.0 hp motor, the XRC Gen 3 is available in a 9,000lb or 12,500lb line pull model. Built for difficult off-road rescues, the XRC has newly forged gearing, lower amp draw, has a 12% faster line speed than the Gen 2, is water-resistant, and comes with a state-of-the-art remote controller with load indicator and handy flashlight for nighttime rescues. And there is more. You have to check this out if you are looking for an effective and affordable winch.
- XRC Armor Rock Sliders. If you are into extreme rock climbing, then you know the value of rock rails. The XRC Armor Sliders are made of 3/16” solid plate steel, hand-shaped for a precise fit, and come with stainless steel hardware. They are finished in powder black, making a perfect primer for those who want to paint the rail. The XRC Armor Rock Slider is available with or without a step.
- Stryker Front Bumper. It’s a long walk from nerf bars and tube bumpers to rugged, aggressive-looking bumpers, but that is one of many paths Smittybilt has taken. The Stryker blends strength with aerodynamic styling making it ideal for off-road and daily commute alike. Made of deep draw pressed form 3mm cold-rolled steel, the Stryker’s stubby front design, and skid plate make it ideal for various off-road activities. Winch-ready and designed to accommodate multiple light setups, this is a bumper that provides a great experience at an affordable price.
When you are ready to tack on an accessory, big or small, check out the collection of Smittybilt products at AWT Jeep, or give us a call at 877-223-6460 for ideas.