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Hey, what's up, guys? I'm Ryan from Extreme Terrain, and today, I'm here with Barricade's Adventure HD front bumper with LED fog lights and light bar, fitting your '07 to '18 Wrangler JK. Now, this is gonna be for the off-roading enthusiast who's looking to change up the appearance and add some utility to their JK with a heavy duty steel winch compatible bumper. Not only is this gonna add some strength to the front end, it's gonna add some functionality. Now, it's high clearance design is gonna give you better approach angles, which is really gonna come in handy for those difficult off-road drives, and the addition of LED fog lights and light bar is gonna make a huge difference in low light visibility. Now, this comes as a complete kit, so there's no modification or drilling required to install since it reuses the factory mounting points. Not only is this gonna be one of the better options on the site at around $400, but it's gonna be your best option considering the included LED lighting you're getting. As far as the install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches since you can install this in around two hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into this install. To begin this installation, we're gonna need to remove our bumper. We're gonna start with this frame cover up top. It's just two push pins. You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver, and then we can slide that out. So, you're gonna have two push pins, one on either side if you have the factory pushpins. There's gonna be a little screw in the center and you'll use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove that. These have been replaced, so we're just gonna use a flat head screwdriver. So, with the frame cover removed, we can start with the removal of the bumper. You're gonna have eight nuts total, four on each frame rail, two on the inside, two on the outside. We're gonna go down through the top and remove the inside ones. So we're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to remove these eight nuts. After you get that nut off, you can pull the plate off. Next, we're gonna disconnect our fog lights. Just gonna push this little tab in and that's gonna release. Once you have all the hardware removed and your fog lights are unplugged, you're ready to pull your bumper off. It's fairly lightweight, so you can probably do it yourself. So, we have our stock bumper uninstalled and we're just about ready to install our new Barricade Adventure HD Bumper. However, I just want to cover some of the features and compare the two. Now, the stock bumper is plastic, and although it does have fog lights and tow hooks, there's not really much functionality or strength to it. So, if you're looking to upgrade, you're gonna want a heavy-duty steel unit such as this. Now, this is a high mount bumper that's tapered on the end, so it's gonna clear up that area in front of the wheel well and give you better approach angles. Not only is it a heavy duty steel bumper, but it has a two-stage powder coating. This is not only gonna handle up on impacts on the trail, but it's gonna help protect it from the elements. It has a built-in double grille guard hoop, which is gonna protect the front end of your Jeep. And it comes with LED fog lights. This is gonna be great for driving around at night and you're not gonna need to swap the stock ones out of the bumper. Now, this has a low mounted winch plate that's gonna allow you to run a variety of winches up to 1,200 pounds. And it has this optional 20-inch LED light bar. This is gonna be great for when you're on the trails at nighttime, and it even comes with an individual switch. Another thing to point out is this has welded D-ring mounts and comes with D-rings. This is gonna be a great recovery point in those sticky situations. Now, with all that being said, let's hop into the install. So, we have our bumper on the table, we're getting ready to install some of the items. The first thing we're gonna install is the fog light bezel. We're gonna use the provided Allen head hardware with a lock washer and a washer. So, we're gonna lay these just like this, and then we're gonna start threading our screws in. So, after we get all nine of those in, we're gonna use a 4-millimeter Allen head to tighten all those up. So, next, we're ready to install our fog lights. We're gonna take the provided bolt and we're gonna place a washer on it. This is gonna go through the bottom of the bracket. Then we're gonna place a washer in the provided nylon lock nut. Once we have that screwed on, we're gonna install this in the bracket. So, we're gonna take this and we're gonna fit that bolt and washer on the outside of this bracket. Once we've got that in there, we're gonna install our bracket up top. So, we're gonna take this bottom bolt and we're gonna snug it up a little bit. We're gonna use a 14-millimeter for the bolt head and we're gonna use a 1/2-inch for the nut. Once we have that snugged up a little bit, we're gonna make sure that that's seated all the way down in there, then we're gonna install our bracket up top. So we're gonna take the provided Allen key bolt with a washer on it, and we're gonna place that through the front. Then we're gonna take our bracket and we're gonna attach that on there. Then we're gonna put a washer, a lock washer, and the nut on the backside. So, we're gonna go ahead and finish tightening this bolt up down here. Once that's tight, we're gonna use a 10 millimeter on the nut and we're gonna use that 4-millimeter Allen key on the front. Now, you're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Start off with that bolt, with the washer on it, and the other washer and the nylon lock nut. So, next step up, we're gonna assemble our light bar. We're gonna take the long provided threaded bolt. This is gonna go into this bracket first. Next, we're gonna take the shoulder bolt and we're gonna place a washer on that. This is one of the smaller washers, not the larger washers. Next, we're gonna install this through our bracket and through our little mount on our light. Once that pokes out the other side, we're gonna place a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. We're doing the same thing for the other side, we're gonna place that bolt through that bracket. We're gonna take the shouldered bolt, place the small washer on there, then we're gonna install that over our mount and then through the bracket, and we're gonna do a small flat washer, lock washer, and the nut. Now, we're gonna take our Allen head screws and the provided Allen key, and we're gonna go ahead and screw these into these two holes. This is what's gonna lock this bar in place. We're not gonna tighten those up, we're just gonna get them installed right now. We're gonna do this last side, and then we'll get it installed onto the bumper. So, first thing we're gonna take this black spacer, we're gonna slide that onto the bolt. We're gonna do that for both sides. And then we're gonna take a flat washer, place that on there, spin this around so it faces the correct direction, and then we're gonna slide these mounts in and we'll get this one side started. We're gonna place another washer, a lock washer, and then the acorn nut.So, once you get those on and you have these spaced properly, we're gonna tighten these acorn nuts up first using a 1/2-inch wrench. So, next we're gonna tilt this light bar down and we're gonna tighten these Allen keys up. This is gonna lock these sliders in place. You're gonna want to make sure that when you're tightening these up, that you center this light bar in between the hoop.After we finish that, we can swing this down and then tighten these other bolts up. We're gonna use a 14-millimeter for the bolt head and we're gonna use a 1/2-inch for the nut side. So, now that our bumper is fully assembled, we are ready to install it on the Jeep. So, with a bumper on, we are ready to install the hardware. The two outside are gonna be studs, so they're gonna get a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. So, the two on the inside are gonna be threaded holes, they're gonna get bolts. You're gonna put a lock washer and a washer on the bolt, and then we'll screw those into the hole. And we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. After you get all the hardware in, we're gonna go around and tighten everything up with a 16-millimeter socket. So, now that we have our bumper on and tightened up, we're gonna plug in our fog lights. Now, you're gonna have two sets of adapters for the different models of the JK. We're gonna use this one. Now, this is gonna plug into the relay, so we're gonna connect these ends, pushing red into red. Then, of course, black into black. So, once you have these connected, this end is gonna plug into our factory wiring harness, and this one's gonna plug into the new fog light. Then you're gonna want to mount your relay. You can zip tie it or drill a hole, and then mount a screw in there. And then we'll get started on the other one. So, we're gonna plug that end into our fog light, and then we're gonna plug this other end into our factory harness. You want to make sure that these click and that they seat all the way. Gonna do the same thing for the other side, we're gonna go ahead and plug these two terminals together. And this end, we're gonna plug into our fog light, making sure that it clicks. Then we're gonna plug this other end into our fog light harness.So, now that we have our fog lights plugged in, the next thing we're gonna do is wire up our light bar. Now, we have our fog light harness. We're gonna need to route this underneath the hood, so we're gonna open our hood up. So, next, we're gonna connect our harness to the battery. So, we're gonna use a 10-millimeter socket to remove these nuts and then we'll attach the terminals. So, now that we have the harness connected to the battery, the next thing you're gonna want to do is mount this relay somewhere. You can zip tie it or install it under a bolt. And then we're gonna run our wire down to our light bar. So, we're gonna find a nice path away from hot and moving parts. And, normally I like to drop it down here and then we can grab it right on the backside of this grille. We're gonna pull this wire through, then we'll run it across the grille, and plug it in, and then we'll zip tie everything in place. So, the next step, we're gonna need to run our switch to the inside. So, you're gonna follow along the backside of the cowl and you can zip tie it to existing wire harnesses. And then we're gonna unplug this and we're gonna pass this through the firewall.So, after you pull the wire through the firewall, we're gonna reconnect our plug, and then you can peel this backing tape and then attach that to the dash. So, after you get everything hooked up, you're gonna want to go around and zip tie all your excess wiring, and then you're ready to close your hood. So, that wraps up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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