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Hey, guys. It's Sara with extremeterrain.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper, fitting your '07 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JKs. This bumper features 5/32 steel plate construction with a textured black powder coat finish. It's sure to add protection to the front of your Jeep while giving it that rugged off-road look. This bumper also includes a winch plate for a winch rated up to 12,000 pounds, high-strength D-ring mounts mounts with D-rings that are rated up to 9,500 pounds.Coming in at around $400 this bumper is on the lower end price-wise but you do still get most of the added features of the more expensive bumpers like the light mounts as well as the winch mount for the addition of those features down the road. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. This bumper does feature a bolt-up installation, however, you may need to extend the wiring harness on your fog lights in order to get them to the outside of the bumper. That being said, this all should be able to be completed in about an hour with the help of a friend. All right, with that said, let's hop right into our install. For this install, we used a 3/8 drive ratchet, 18-millimeter socket, the included Allen key, a 7-millimeter wrench, and some optional but helpful tools include an electric ratchet, impact gun, 7-millimeter socket, and a Phillips head screwdriver. All right, so the first step in our uninstall is to remove your factory splash guard and top cover if you still have them, you can do this by removing the factory pop clips. Now since our Jeep does not have these installed, we can go into the second step which is to disconnect the factory fog lights. Pressing on the tab on your factory connector, remove it from your fog light. Remove your other connector from your fog light. Disconnect your fog lights by removing the factory connector. So the next step is to remove the eight 18-millimeter nuts that hold your bumper to your Jeep, there will be four on each side. With your 18-millimeter socket, remove these nuts. With all eight nuts removed, we can now pull the bumper off of our Jeep. So now that our factory bumper is off of our Jeep, I did want to point out something here. Our new Barricade bumper relocates your fog lights from the inside of the frame rail to the outside. So in this situation, you may need to extend your wiring harness a little bit in order to get the connector that far out, but ours was already done on our Jeep, so we're gonna roll into the next step. So to remove our fog lights from our factory bumper, we're gonna remove the four screws at the back of each fog light. You can do this with a Phillips head socket or if you don't have one, a Phillips head screwdriver will work. Let's get these out. Now that we have our factory bumper uninstalled from our Jeep, we can put it side by side with our Barricade bumper, really check out some of the differences. Now our Barricade bumper features a plate steel construction which is a nice protection upgrade to the plastic of your factory bumper. The Barricade bumper also allows you to retain the two recovery points found in your factory bumper with the help of those D-rings that are included. This Barricade bumper also comes with a winch plate as well as lighting mounts for the addition of those features down the road all while allowing you to retain your factory fog lights. And speaking of those fog lights, let's check out how we install them now. At this point, we have to install the brackets that hold on our fog light. Using the small hardware, line up your bracket with these ears facing inward and the plate flush against the back of the bumper. Install the lower bolts and just leave this loose as well as the top one so we can line up our light before we tighten them down. Grab your fog light and get it lined up to these four points. Once you're sure your bracket is lined up, tighten these bolts down. Replace your fog light. Using the provided hardware, install the fog light. Make sure all the holes are still in line and continue installing your hardware. Grab your 7-millimeter wrench and the provided Allen key and tighten these down. So if you're having trouble with this last one, it's pretty difficult to get a nut and also a washer on the backside here, you can install it the opposite way, the bolt through the back, your washer and nut on the front using your Allen key to hold the backside of it. And grab a 7-millimeter socket and tighten this down. Repeat that process on the other side. Once you have all of these in place, tighten them down. Using your Allen key, hold the backside of this and 7-millimeter socket tighten this down. With your fog lights installed, you can now install these brackets that hold on your bumper. Slide them through the frame on the bumper and slide these plastic retainers on to hold these in. Repeat that process on the other side. Now we can get our bumper mounted on our Jeep and you may want to grab a friend for this step. Once the stud is through the bumper, grab your flat washer, lock washer, and nut and get these started to hold the bumper on. With the studs lined up to the frame of your Jeep, go ahead and replace your hardware. Make sure you only do the nut on top loosely because you do have to line up the bolt on the bottom. If for some reason it's not lining up, you can use a screwdriver so you get the hole lined up. You may need to wiggle the bumper a little bit. Moving onto the inside, line up your bolt at the bottom. You may need to wiggle the bumper a little to get this perfect and then loosely thread it in. Once your hardware is all snug and you're under the Jeep, you might as well connect the fog lights as well. Grabbing your factory connectors, pop these on. Once all of the hardware is in and snug, you can begin to tighten these down. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and get them tight. Reconnect the factory connector to your factory fog light. Finally, we can install our D-rings. Remove this pin from the center, slide it over the mounting point, and slide your pin through and thread it down. All right, so that is gonna do it for the review and install of our Barricade bumper. Remember for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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January 13, 2020
Great looking bumper!
The bumper looks great and is very heavy duty, not sure if anything stands a chance in front of the Jeep now.Helpful (1)
January 05, 2020
Tough looking bumper!
Fairly easy installation, tough and strong! Nice finish. Good quality for the price.Helpful (1)
January 05, 2020
I have had a few jeeps that I replaced the bumpers on this one is by far the worst design! Why would they not weld on the the bolts on every other bumper I have installed had them welded on. Also do they not make a delete plate for this bumper?Helpful (1)
December 30, 2019
Installed by myself in garage in an hour in my garage. Love it very sturdy great first mod for my Jeep to replace the dented old bumperHelpful (1)
November 30, 2019
Very good improvement.
Should have a light wire extension included. Very difficult to instal the lights in the bumper. It would be better if the tube above the bumper was NOT as tall and LESS protruding forwards.Helpful (2)
November 28, 2019
Just as advertised and makes the ole Jeep look greatHelpful (1)
November 22, 2019
Great Christmas gift!
Very nice bumper. Looks great on 2011 Jeep Wrangler sportHelpful (4)
November 21, 2019
Durable good looking bumper
Took overall about a couple nights and then some only because I bought and installed after market LED lights=rewiring was involved. Besides that fit was very good and could of taken easily 3 hours.Helpful (1)
November 16, 2019
Barricade Adventure Bumper
Looks fantastic, took a little longer then expected to install because of the tiny little screws and other associated small things to add on because it was difficult to install from the install videoHelpful (1)
October 15, 2019
The bumper is amazing, the fit looks great and I even love the new placement of the fog lamps. Overall, I love everything about this bumper! The only complaint I have was I had a couple of small issues when installing the fog lamp brackets but those were fixed by simply going and getting new screws like was suggested in other reviews about this bumper.Helpful (4)
do you have to relocate the vacuum pump if a winch is not installed?
Yes, you will need to relocate the vacuum pump in order to install this bumper if you have a 2012 or newer model Wrangler. We offer a couple different relocation kits which I have linked below. https://www.extremeterrain.com/teraflex-vacuum-pump-relocation-4403100.html https://www.extremeterrain.com/addictive-desert-designs-front-vacuum-pump-relocation-0717.html https://www.extremeterrain.com/off-camber-fab-vacuum-pump-relocate-kit-1215.html
Do you have to extend the wiring for the fog lights?
No, we have not ran into a need to extend the fog light wiring with the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper.
What is the weight of the number?
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper will Weigh in at approximately 100 Lbs.
I want to replace my rear bumper when I replace the front. Which rear bumper will best match up with the Barricade 'Adventure HD' front bumper?
While there is not a matching rear bumper for the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper. Both the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper and Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper will be close in styling. You can find them here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-x-r-hd-bumper-j103686.html https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-rear-bumper-j100291.html
After Vacuum Pump is relocated, are any other modifications needed in order to install this bumper? I.e cutting of original mounting bracket.
No other modifications are needed for the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper, besides the relocation of the vacuum.
The tabs on the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper are 11.5 inches apart from center to center.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper is 63.5" wide.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper does not have a mounting point for a license plate. We would recommend looking at some of our customer photos, as there are some photos with Wranglers and the stock fenders - this way you can ensure this is a look that is suitable for you.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper (Item Number J107329) does allow the factory fog lights to be reused.
Yes, the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper accepts 3/4" d-rings.
This front bumper will weigh approximately 88 lbs.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper will arrive with a Textured Black Powder Coat Finish, you can take it to a local shop and have it paint matched. It is not available at this time in a paint matched option.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper is not designed to be towed from, so we wouldn't advise using this bumper if you wish to tow behind a motor home, etc... Unfortunately none of our bumpers are designed for that.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper is 63.5" wide
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper includes High Strength D-Ring Mounts and D-rings rated up to 9,500 lbs but it is not rated for flat towing and we do not recommend using it for any type of flat towing.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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