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This Barricade Cruiser HD Front Bumper with over rider hoop and LED Fog Lights is for those of you with the 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a pretty unique front bumper that's going to add a ton of functionality and a completely different look to the front of your Jeep. This is going to be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches for the installation. And we're going to show you how to get it done in just a second.So, the main reason for purchasing a front bumper for your Jeep is going to be one of those two things, or maybe a little bit of both, adding functionality and also changing the look of the Jeep. And this does both of those. As you can see, this bumper has a couple of different stamped steel parts built into it. And even where it is plate steel that's welded together everything is really smooth and rounded before they put the powder coat finish on the bumper. So, it does give a really clean and smooth appearance where a lot of the other aftermarket bumpers can be a little bit boxy. So, this definitely has a different look that I really like, including these cutouts here, which are almost reminiscent of a JL front bumper. So, again, just a really unique look, a really nice look in my opinion. On top of that, it is going to add a ton of functionality. We have a built-in winch plate, some recovery points, the LED fog lights, the over rider that has two different light mounts up on top of that. And we're going to get into a little bit more detail about some of that functionality when we have this bumper side by side with the factory front bumper.One thing I do want to reiterate though, is that these fog lights, they come with the bumper. These are not reusing your factory fog lights, and it comes with a really nice plug and play wiring harness. Regardless of what year your JK is, you're gonna be able to plug these lights in, not have to strip a single wire, not even attach a single ring terminal. So, we're able to keep this at a one out of three wrenches for the install, because there is really no wiring. It's just plugging in a couple of things in to get these lights working. And that's not something I can say about every bumper manufacturer out there.So, because this bumper does have some stamped steel parts to it, which is a little bit more of an expensive way of manufacturing a bumper, it is going to be a little bit on the pricier side. When you couple that with the fact that it does have a completely plug and play wiring harness for those fog lights, the roughly $500 price tag doesn't seem completely out of whack. Now, is it more expensive than some of the other front bumpers on the market? Yes. But as I mentioned, it has some things built into it from the manufacturing to the lighting and the wiring harness to all of the different features that in my opinion, make it worth a little bit of a premium.So, as we said, very simple to get this one installed, one out of three wrenches. Let's show you how to do it. For this installation, we used a 10-millimeter, 13-millimeter, 16-millimeter, and 18-millimeter socket along with a 6-inch extension, all driven by our 3/8 electric impact. We also used a couple of 10-millimeter wrenches and a 16-millimeter wrench, a Phillips head screwdriver, our trim removal tool, and we also used a pry bar to help remove our vacuum pump from its mouth.So, the first step in this very easy one out of three wrench installation is, of course, removing our factory bumper off of our Jeep. Now, if your Jeep is bone stock, you have all of the plastic trim pieces in place, you're going to have to remove a couple of those before you remove the bumper. The first is going to be that splash guard underneath the Jeep. And you can remove by popping a couple of plastic clips. And then you're also going to have a frame cover across the top of the frame rails here, which you'll remove those plastic clips with a Phillips head screwdriver. Now, our Jeep has had a lot of bumpers on and off of it over the years, so those pieces are already missing and we can jump to just unbolting the bumper. Now, before you do that, you're also going to want to make sure you unplug your wiring harnesses for your fog lights. That way, when you do have all eight of the nuts removed off of the bumper, you can just grab the bumper by those two points and take it off the Jeep without stressing those wires. So, we've already unplugged our fog lights. We're gonna move on to removing those nuts.With the bumper unbolted, we can grab it and set it aside. So, when you have your Barricade bumper right next to your factory bumper, you can really see the differences and the similarities. And as I said before, I like the fact that this bumper has some stamped steel aspects to it. It has a little bit more curve than some of the other bumpers out there. So, it almost looks a little bit more like the factory bumper that has, obviously being plastic, a much more curvy appearance to it. As you can see with your factory bumper, you have those factory fog lights in there. Instead of reusing the factory fogs, this bumper is going to come with new fog light but because they are round, you're still going to get a little bit of that factory-like appearance with the fog lights recessed right into your new bumper. You're also going to get a similar style recovery point that you have on your factory bumper up here on your new Barricade bumper. Now, personally, I prefer a D-ring, they're just a little bit more secure, especially if you're using a snatch strap for recovery off-road. However, these hooks are going to work just fine as well, you just need to keep a little bit of a closer eye on them.Something that is going to be different from your factory bumper up to your new Barricade, one is that you have this optional over rider. And it is optional, you can install it, or if you don't like it, just leave it in the box. But if you want to install it, it's gonna give you a couple more mounting locations for not only light pods, but also for a light bar if you choose to install one. And the way that these mounts are set up, you can actually install both. Now, that's a ton of lighting, but some of us are lighting geeks, and that's going to be something that's really a big draw to a bumper like this. Another thing that I really like about this bumper is that it does include a winch mounting plate and that winch mounting plate is separate from the bumper, which allows them to put the winch mounting plate nice and low between the frame rails. And you can see that when you look at where the fairlead mount is. It's in between the front of the bumper, instead of being up on top, like some of the other bumpers out there, which means that if you have one of those winches with an integrated solenoid pack, it's really going to hardly stick up above the top of the bumper, giving you a really nice clean look. Of course, if you have one of those winches with a remote solenoid pack, it pops up a little bit more, and you're gonna see a little bit more. But either way, being that the winch is mounted nice and low, it could also provide a little bit more airflow to the grille, a little bit less of something to block that air flow. Now that is something that's debatable. Some people say it does, some people say it doesn't. But either way, you are going to get the aesthetic benefit of having your windshield nice and low, giving you a nice clean look. Widthwise, pretty similar to your factory bumper, but this is going to add a ton of features that I really like.Now that that factory bumper is out of the way, we have a little bit of assembly to do on our new bumper before we jump back to the Jeep and get it bolted up. And the first thing we're going to assemble are the fog lights. So, we're going to peel the protective piece of film off of that. And we have a small yoke, a little bracket that we're going to screw onto the fog light and it just threads directly into the side of the fog light with the small screws that come in the box. So, we're going to do this times two, one for each of the lights, and then get the brackets bolted into the bumper itself. Now that the fog lights have the brackets bolted up to them, we can bolt the fog lights into the bumper. So, the U-shaped yoke that we bolted onto the fog light, that lines up really nicely with this flat spot here on the inside of the bumper and that allows the light itself to be aligned with the hole in the bumper very cleanly. So, we have some small hardware that we're going to use. It comes in the kit here to attach our bracket to the inside of the bumper.The next thing we're going to do is mount our over rider hoop onto our bumper. Now, technically you could probably do this with the bumper on the Jeep, but it's going to be a lot easier for us to do it here. We have full access to the bolt holes just a little bit easier. So, what you have in your kit here are some rubber plugs. If you choose not to use the over rider, you can plug these holes in the top of the bumper with the rubber plugs. Of course, as I said, we're going to be installing ours, so we are going to be using this piece instead. And this is a little bit of foam, and it's going to go between the over rider and the top of the bumper and it's going to keep things from chafing and eventually rusting. This is gonna offer some protection to the powder coat, which is a really nice add, not a lot of companies are going to do that. So, it is just a nice little feature that Barricade includes here. So, we're gonna peel this off of the backing, it's adhesive, then all we have to do is stick it on the bottom of the over rider here with, of course, the holes lined up with the bolt holes in the over rider. Give it a push to make sure it's sealed down. And we'll do the other side. Now that we have that foam padding installed, we can bolt the over rider onto the bumper. So, we have our hardware here. It is a bolt, flat washer and lock washer, and we're gonna bolt from the underside through the bumper and into the threaded holes in the bottom of the over rider. With all four of those bolts started by hand, we can tighten them down.Our next step is to bolt that winch plate in between the frame rails. And in order to do that, we have a couple of nut plates that we have to drop into place. Barricade very kindly labeled these with a P and a D so we know exactly which side is which, and they just drop into this pocket here where this front crossmember, this front crash bar is. So, we'll drop those into place. Then we can set the winch plate in place and bolt everything together.As we drop our nut plate into the slot on the passenger side here, we do have this one wire clip that's in the way. So, we'll grab a trim tool and pop that out of the way. And then our nut plate drops right down in there where it should be. We can drop the one on the driver side. Now, it's time to bolt our winch plate to the nut plates we just dropped into those frame pockets. So, this is something that kind of lined up on the front of the frame rails as well as the inside so it's a little bit tough to finagle in. I find it a little bit easier to actually go in from the underside of the frame rails. But once you have these tabs lined up with those nut plates, you can attach it with the hardware and then get everything tightened down. Over here on the driver side, it's a little tough to get to the bolt holes that we need to access, so we're going to unbolt this vacuum reservoir to give us a little bit more space.With that vacuum pump out of the way, it's a little easier to get our hardware in there and we'll put our bolt right through our winch plate and into that nut plate we installed in the frame pocket. The upper one is started, then the lower one. Once we get the other one started on the other side, we can tighten everything down. Now, with the lower bolt over here on the driver side, you may have a little bit of an issue with a newer model year JK like ours. The vacuum pump reservoir bracket is welded in a way that it sort of goes over top of that bolt hole. And if that bracket is mounted a little bit too low like ours is it makes it tough to get that piece of hardware in there and thread it properly into the nut plate. If you do run into that issue, you can use anything from a file to a grinder to get in there and just remove a little bit of metal, hit it with a little bit of paint, and that will give you enough clearance. So, once you have all of your hardware in this side, we'll put the hardware in the other side, get that tightened down and move on to the next step.The next thing we're gonna do is install these reinforcement brackets and they get bolted down into the top of our new winch plate and also back up our factory frame horns. So, when the bumper gets bolted on, it's gonna get bolted through our winch plate, through the factory frame horn, and through this reinforcement bracket making for a really strong connection. So, we're not going to be putting any hardware in the front here. Like I said, that's going to be the stud that's already welded onto the bumper, but we will get it bolted down through the winch plate right now. Set our bracket over top of the mounting holes here, drop a bolt with a washer in. And then on the bottom side, we're also gonna go with a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. Once we have all that hardware started, we'll tighten it down. Now, we'll do the same thing with the bracket over on the driver side. The last thing we're going to do before getting the bumper bolted to the Jeep is put our vacuum pump back in its factory location, then we'll slide the pump right over those studs and get it tightened down.Now it's time to lift our bumper onto the Jeep. So, we're gonna slide the studs in the bumper through those inner frame horn holes and get a little bit of hardware started just so the bumper's not gonna fall back off on us, then we'll grab the rest of the hardware, get it all started before torquing it down. I'll get the hardware in the outside of the frame rails as well. Once we have all that hardware started by hand, we can go back and torque it down.Once you have all the hardware for both the bumper and the winch plate tightened down, the last step is to get your new fog lights plugged in. And this kit comes with a really handy harness that allows you to tap into the power from your factory fog lights. So, there's no wiring. Everything is plug and play. It makes it really easy. So, this is the main harness here. And what it's going to come with is one of two adapter harnesses that will allow you to plug into that factory wiring. So, Jeep did change the factory harness a little bit from one year to the next, so you'll figure out which one of these two pigtails you need to plug into your Jeep and use that one. So, we'll take one end of our adapter harness, plug it into our fog light harness here. And then we have the other end of one of our fog lights. Now, it doesn't really matter which one you use, you only have to pick up power at one of the fog lights. You can see here's our factory connector. Here's our pigtail. We'll plug that into the fog light harness here, make sure that clicks. We can tuck that aside. And then all we have to do is unravel this wiring harness, and we have two weatherproof connectors, one for this fog light here, and one for this fog light here. Once we have all of that stuff plugged in, we'll go back with a couple of zip ties, make sure everything's tucked up out of the way, away from anything that's moving, anything that's hot. Of course, nothing hanging down, looking ugly. Then we can peel the backing off of this, stick pretty much anywhere we want it. Again, we want to make sure that it's nice and safe. It's not going to be hanging down drooping out of the way. But once that's done, we're finished with our install.So, if you're looking for a front bumper that's going to add a unique style and a bunch of features to your Jeep, I would recommend this option from Barricade and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Go All-Out. Go all out on the wicked off-road with the premium grade Barricade Cruiser HD Front Bumper with Over Rider & LED Fog Lights. This front bumper reinvents the look of your front-end, equipped with a hoop, bumper, and winch plate along with LED fog lights and a textured black powder coated finish for maximum protection and lighting power on the trails.
1-Piece Construction. This front bumper is designed in adherence to OEM quality specifications for a precise fit with its durable 1-piece construction, highly agile in absorbing minor impact and protecting your investment.
Installation. It takes no more than one hour to install this front bumper with an easy level of difficulty.
Application. The Barricade Cruiser HD Front Bumper with Over Rider & LED Fog Lights is designed for the 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK.
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