Review & Install Video
This Barricade Adventure HD front bumper, fitting the 2007 and up JKs, are gonna be for those of you that are looking for a mid-width front bumper that is going to be a little less expensive, a little lighter weight than some of the other options out there, but is still packed with a ton of off-road features and, in my opinion, some pretty great style.
This bumper is going to install very, very easily onto the front of your JK. As with most other aftermarket bumpers, this is gonna be a completely bolt-on, one out of three wrench installation that you can get done in right around an hour. And we'll talk more about that installation in just a second.
Now, Barricade does offer a couple of different front bumpers for your JK. They have the Trail Force HD, the Extreme HD. This is going to be the least expensive of those three options from Barricade, but that doesn't mean that it has any fewer features or that it is not as well-built. Again, still very well-built, chock-full of features, but will save you a little bit of money and just gives you a little bit different flavor as far as the styling goes.
So, like I said, this is gonna be a mid-width front bumper from Barricade. Because it is mid-width, it's gonna have room still for your factory fog-lights, which is a feature I always look for in an aftermarket bumper. You already have those lights, it's wired for it, switched for it. You are ready to go to use those lights, so why not pick a bumper that allows you to use them? And this will do just that.
So you're gonna be able to put your factory lights right in here. As far as other off-road features go, it's going to have not just a single bar, it's gonna have a double bar, which is more akin to that Extreme HD styling up on top here. And it has two light-mount taps to mount some auxiliary lighting right on the center of the bar.
Of course, down here, you're going to have a winch mount plate, so you're not going to have to purchase any additional hardware if you do wanna mount a winch on the front of your Jeep. Down here, these holes are going to be for style to lighten up the Jeep a little bit. And these are going to be more rectangular than the square holes that are on the Trail Force HD bumper.
Right here, you're gonna have your D-ring mounts. And this does come with D-rings like most of the other Barricade options. So you're going to have these in order to use them for a tow strap or a snatch strap recovery. Or, even if you do have a winch, you're gonna be able to go to a snatch block, back to the bumper again using these very strong and very beefy shackle mounts.
And so what makes this different from the Trail Force HD and the Extreme HD? So, like I said, the bar up on the top here is going to be kinda like the Extreme HD, being the double bar instead of the single that's on the Trail Force HD. And this area here, instead of having just one section that pops up for your fairlead mount, like on the Trail Force HD, this goes all the way across here, giving you almost a more sunken winch look, which is something I really like on this bumper.
This, of course, has the same textured black powder coat finish as most of the other Barricade stuff, as well as a lot of the other aftermarket parts you can get for your Jeep, so it's going to match. It's also going to match really well to the factory black plastic accents that are on your Jeep. So you're going to have a very cohesive look.
I mentioned before that the install of this bumper is a very simple one out of three wrenches, probably about an hour to get this installed. The first step is, of course, removing that factory front bumper from your Jeep. You're gonna do that by removing the fog light sockets from the fog light housings, by either pinching them, giving them a quarter turn depending on the year of your Jeep, unbolting the bumper and then just giving it a pull and then taking that bumper completely off. From there, you can unbolt these fog lights from the factory bumper and bolt them into your aftermarket bumper.
At this point, you're gonna wanna go ahead and relocate that vacuum pump if you have a 2012 and up JK. That is an actual piece that you're gonna have to buy if you wanna buy a kit. Of course, you can fab something up, do it yourself if you choose to. But this winch plate will get in the way of that vac pump on the later year JKs. Once you have the vacuum pump relocated and out of the way, you can go ahead and set the bumper over the frame rails and use the included hardware to bolt it down.
Now, I like to mount my winch on my bumper with the bumper on the ground instead of already having it mounted on the Jeep. It makes it easier to get to those winch mounting bolts. However, once you have a winch mounted onto this bumper, it makes the package much heavier. So if you don't have an extra set of hands to help you move this thing around, it'll probably make more sense to mount the bumper onto the Jeep and then the winch onto the bumper. Really doesn't matter, it's up to you, whatever you think is easiest and most feasible with what you have at hand.
So this bumper comes in a right around $270. That is going to be less expensive than the Extreme HD and the Trail Force HD bumpers from Barricade, which are going to be other options that are going to be very similarly built and with similar styling cues. However, we already talked about how this one is going to be a little bit different. Now, there are going to be bumpers that are two, three times as much just for a front bumper that's going to have similar features and, in my opinion, its also going to be similarly well-built.
Now, if you're looking for a name brand, if you want a more premium bumper that's going to cost more, those options are out there. But if you're looking for a very fairly-priced front bumper that still has a ton of features that are going to be great for both on-road and off-road, I think this is going to be a very nice choice.
So if you're looking for an affordable mid-width front bumper packed full of on-road and off-road features, I definitely recommend taking a look at the Adventure bumper by Barricade that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
Add exciting off-road styling to your 2007-2018 JK Wrangler with a Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper. Designed with the adventurous off-roader in mind, this Bumper features a built-in winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch. Additional features include an integrated grille guard hoop and two high strength D-Ring mounts with 9,500 lb. rated D-Rings. Loaded with all these great features, this Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper (patent pending) is ideal for both on and off road use. Light up The Night.
The Barricade Adventure HD Bumper is the perfect solution for night-time trail runners, as it features two OE sized fog light mounting points that allow you to easily swap over your Wrangler's factory fog lights. The grille guard hoop also includes two mounting points for use with any circular auxiliary lighting to ensure complete confidence in any night time adventure.Heavy Duty Construction.
Barricade Off-Road manufactures their Adventure HD Front Bumper to exact tolerances from 5/32" thick mild steel plating and 2"x0.120" tubing for superior strength and durability. The D-Ring mounts are welded both inside and outside for extra strength. Barricade then completes the entire Bumper in a two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting corrosion resistance.Simple Bolt-on Installation.
The Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper was smartly engineered to be a direct bolt-on solution for trail headed Jeeps. As a direct fit replacement, this Barricade Front Bumper uses all factory mounting points and requires no additional cutting, welding, or fabrication for installation.3 Year Limited Warranty.
To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, Barricade backs their products with a 3 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.Application.
This Barricade Off-Road Adventure HD Front Bumper is designed for installation on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models including Unlimited and Rubicon models. Note: 2012-2018 models may require use of an additional vacuum pump relocation kit for installation.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Front Bumper
- (2) 9,500 lb. D-Rings
- Mounting Hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17