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Hey, guys, so today I'm here with the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper and Winch Combo fitting all 2018 and up JL Wranglers. So adding a front bumper and a winch to your Wrangler can offer you a number of different benefits by adding utility as well as form. This is gonna give you a very aggressive look but it's also gonna come with a number of different benefits like full front end protection. You do get some grille protection up top as well as some recovery points and obviously a winch plate.Now speaking about the winch for a second, this is gonna be a 9,500-pound pulling capacity winch. This is gonna be perfect for those Wranglers that are light to moderately armored and it's definitely gonna help you out whenever you get into a sticky situation on the trail. This also has a synthetic line for someone who's looking for a safer option to a steel cable. Now it is gonna require a little bit of maintenance but it's definitely worth it in the long run. So this combo together is gonna cost you roughly $850 and in my personal opinion for what you're getting here that's definitely a good deal.So taking a step back, if we look at winches and bumpers separately, they both can range anywhere from $250 all the way up to $1,000, so both of these in that price point you're getting your money's worth. So as far as comparing this combo option to other options on the combo page, this is gonna be a little bit higher priced. Now, there's a couple of reasons behind that. So, first of all, the synthetic line that's obviously gonna jump the price up a little bit just because of the materials used and this is also a full-width front bumper so you are getting a little bit more out of this than you would see with those more basic options. Now, if you're looking to keep it on a budget, you don't need all of the bells and whistles, you don't need all of those features, these are definitely great options to take a look at. But if you're looking for and everything in one package and a one-stop shop, this is gonna be the combo for you. So install is gonna be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's probably gonna take you about two hours to get the job done in your driveway with a couple of basic hand tools. So speaking of the install let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for my install were trim removal tools, needle-nose pliers, a 10-inch and 3-inch extension, an assortment of flat head screwdrivers, a Philips head screwdriver, a quarter-inch drive ratchet, and a 3/8th-inch drive ratchet, a 17-millimeter wrench, a T20 Torx bit, a 7-millimeter, 8-millimeter, 10-millimeter, 12-millimeter, and 18-millimeter deep socket, a 13-millimeter, 14-millimeter, and 16-millimeter shallow socket, a 16-millimeter swivel, and an impact wrench. So to kick off this install, we will need to take off our upper splash guard, so you're gonna need a flat head screwdriver or a trim removal tool as well as a 7-millimeter socket. So you're gonna have eight pop clips holding the top splash guard on. We can go ahead and remove those with a flat head screwdriver. We can also use a trim removal tool, however I feel like a flat head screwdriver is a lot easier. Dependent on your model you may have a screw holding on the back of the splash guard here. I'm gonna remove it with a 7-millimeter socket. Then you can do the same thing on the other side. Now, we can remove this top piece and move onto our bottom splash guard. So what we can do next on our bottom splash guard is remove the eight clips that are holding it on, so I'm gonna use a trim removal tool and start with the farthest one out. Now depending on if you have a trim piece here, this will differ but it will still be in the same location, you're just gonna have this in the way. Now we can continue down the line. So now we can take an 8-millimeter socket and remove the screw that is holding on our splash guard. Once that's removed we can fully remove our splash guard. So what I like to do at this point is to take off this skid plate here. This just gives you more room to work with. You don't necessarily have to take this off but I'm gonna go ahead and do that with a 16-millimeter socket. Once those two bolts are removed you can slide it up and take it off. So now with an 18-millimeter deep socket as well as a 3-inch extension and a ratchet I'm gonna go ahead and remove the nuts that are on either side of both of the frame horns. So you're gonna have four studs, two on the inner and two on the outer on each frame. So once all of those eight nuts are removed, we can go ahead and remove our bumper. So because our new bumper does have cutouts to swap over our factory fog lights, we do have to take out the fog lights as well as our factory wiring harness. So we're gonna go ahead and break down this bumper. You will need a 7-millimeter socket, a trim removal tool, as well as a 13-millimeter socket. So this breakdown of the bumper will depend on the model you have. Our specific model will have the plastic trim pieces, so we do need to remove five bolts out of each plastic trim piece, I'm gonna be using a 7-millimeter socket.So what we have to do now is take off this inner crash bar to expose our harness. So we will have to take off the four 13-millimeter bolts on each side, so I'm just gonna use my impact wrench, a 13-millimeter socket, and a 3-inch extension to do that. Same thing on the other side. So what we can do next is take a trim removal tool and we can take out all of the clips that are holding in our wiring harness. After all the clips are out we can go ahead and disconnect our harness from our fog light and then you can grab a T20 Torx bit to fully remove our fog light.So I would like to point out if you are the owner of a Sport model JL you will have to outsource for fog lights if you are looking to keep the fog light feature. Now, there are cutouts in our new bumper in order to swap off your factory fog lights. However, the Sport model does not have the same housing and the same bolt pattern as the Sahara and the Rubicon which is four bolts in comparison to the Sport which is three, so I would recommend to outsource for those and we offer a number of different options on our site. So enough about these, let's go install our new bumper.So before we go ahead and put together our new bumper, I did want to show you guys side by side in comparison to our factory front bumper what benefits that you're getting out of this new one. So right off the bat, you can tell that your factory front bumper is plastic with a standard steel crash bar in the back. This one is gonna be a lot more durable than that, made out of a heavy-duty plated steel and it's also got a two-stage black texture powder coat finish on it and that's gonna resist any rust or corrosion on the metal underneath and it's also gonna achieve an off-road and aggressive look that you may be looking for out of the front end of your JL.Now, you're also gonna get a number of different benefits that are pretty standard out of a heavy-duty front bumper but they're gonna be a lot more beneficial in comparison to your factory front bumper. Now, first off, you have this overrider feature. This is gonna provide you a lot of grille protection as to where your factory bumper is not gonna give you any grille protection at all, and you definitely want that on your brand new JL. Now, you're also gonna have a couple of light mounting tabs up top or accessory mounting tabs to mount up whatever you want, and you also are able to swap over the factory fog lights.So I would like to mention now for the Sport model JLs the factory fog lights are not gonna be compatible. However, we do offer a number of different options on our site. Now, you also are getting a winch plate with this and I will tell you about the winch that comes with this in just a moment, but considering the factory bumper does not come with one I didn't think that that would be a fair comparison. Now, you also are getting a couple of D-ring mounts, those are gonna be welded on the front and they're gonna make for a safer as well as a more reliable recovery point rather than your factory tow hooks. So enough about these two bumpers side by side, let's go put together our new one. So what we can do now is install our fog lights. You will be provided with some hardware in order to do so. You will have a couple of plastic clips that we're gonna install inside of the mounting points and then you also will be provided with some screws. So before we go ahead and put on our fog lights, we are gonna install our little plastic retainers. We could put our fog light in place. Grab our screws as well as a Phillips head screwdriver. We can go ahead and screw that in. So after those are secured we can do the same thing on the other side. So now we can go ahead and plug in our factory wiring harness. Now, you will make sure that your gray connector is on the passenger side. We're not gonna do anything with that just yet. We just want to make sure that this is on. So before we go ahead and install our front bumper onto our Wrangler I did want to go ahead and clip our winch together. Now, this is gonna be the Barricade 9,500-pound winch with a synthetic line and I personally like this winch because of a couple of different reasons. Now, when it comes to choosing winches there are a number of different options between pulling capacity, solenoids, as well as the line that comes on the winch.Now, this is gonna come with a synthetic line and in my personal opinion I do like a synthetic line a lot more than a steel cable and there's a couple of different reasons why. Now, first off it is a lot safer. Now a synthetic line is not gonna store energy under load, so if you get into a sticky situation on the trail, you end up using your winch and the line snaps, it is just gonna fall to the ground. Now, otherwise, with a steel cable, it will store that energy and it could latch back which is pretty dangerous. And I definitely recommend synth for that reason. Now, this is gonna require a little bit more maintenance and it is going to be a little bit more expensive, however, I think for safety that it is worth that price and it does even come with a cover so you are covered there. Now, as far as pulling capacity goes, the basic rule of thumb is just to choose a pulling capacity that's one and a half times the gross weight of your loaded Jeep. So this is gonna be perfect for the light to moderately armored Wrangler. So now, we can go ahead and install our solenoid. What we're gonna do is place the solenoid on top. You are gonna have two Phillips head screws on the back to keep that in place. Now, we are just going to thread those in so it's not going to lift off, but we're not gonna tighten everything down just yet. So now you're gonna have a couple of leads coming off of your solenoid. First off, you have this large red wire, this is gonna be connected to your battery. You're also gonna have a yellow lead, a red lead, and a black lead. These are gonna be the small leads that go to the top studs on top of your winch. Then you also are gonna have a black wire, this is gonna be separate, there is a stud on the bottom here. It's gonna be connected to this terminal as well as your negative battery terminal. So let's go ahead and thread these on. You're gonna have two flat washers and a nut and they will be color-coded.So what you can do now is take a 14-millimeter socket, we're gonna tighten these down but make sure that you're not overtightening so you do not mess up the terminal. Just want to make sure that you have a good sturdy connection. Now you can place these covers over. Flip our winch backwards and connect our negative terminal for our battery. This is going to be the same as our top ones. However, you are going to have a lock washer with this and you also are gonna have a ground for your solenoid, it's gonna be the small black wire. We are going to connect it to the bottom of our winch. That's gonna be the same 14-millimeter socket, tighten that down. So what you can do now is just tighten down these screws that are holding on our solenoid. And this is just gonna prevent it from coming off. So what we can go ahead and do now is attach our fairlead mount, you will have the provide bolts with your winch. Now, we can go ahead and tighten them down with a 17-millimeter wrench and a 16-millimeter socket. So after we have our fairlead mounted up to the front of our bumper, what we can do is mount our bumper on our JL. Now that our bumper is on we need to secure it down. You're gonna use the provided flat washers, lock washers, and nut. So once those are on we can go ahead and snug those up. You want to make sure that you tighten everything down at the end just to make sure everything is fit in properly. Now we can move to the inside. We're gonna use the same 18-millimeter deep socket as well as the small extension to go ahead and snug those up. Now, you can do the same thing on the other side.So once all your bolts are on we can go ahead and tighten them all down. So before we put our winch down to be mounted up, we do need to put our captured nuts inside of our post here, this is how we're gonna secure it down to our winch plate. After those are in there we can mount up our winch. Now we can grab our provide hardware and a 16-millimeter swivel socket and extension and a ratchet and tighten everything down. So now we can attach our bolts underneath through our winch plate. Now using a 16-millimeter swivel socket and an extension and a ratchet I'm just gonna go ahead and tighten down those bolts. I would recommend to make sure all four bolts are in before you go ahead and tighten anything down just to make sure everything lines up. Now, you don't need an extension this long, I just wanted a little bit of room to work with. All right, you can do the same thing on the other side of the winch and now we can go attach it to our battery. So what we can do at this point is feed our positive wire as well as our negative wire behind our grille and connect them to our battery. So you will have a little pocket here behind your inner fender liner where you can just feed the wire up through. I already started this one but I'll show you where the positive one goes in just a second. As you can tell if you pull this lining back you'll be able to enable that through. Same thing for the positive.So now we can attach our leads to our battery terminals. You are gonna need a 12-millimeter socket to take off the accessory nut and start with our positive. So now for the negative terminal, you can use a 10-millimeter socket. So after those are attached we can place the wiring above our airbox here and close up our hood. Now, we can attach our D-rings, plug in our fog lights, and connect our hook. And we can make sure to plug in our fog light. Now, we can grab our D-rings and attach those.So what I'm gonna do now is put our winch on free spool so we can pull our line through. We do need to attach our hook. So once our line is through we can grab our hook, grab a pair of needle-nose pliers, pull out the pin, put it through, reinstall our pin, and the back so it doesn't come off and we can attach it to our D-ring and re-engage our winch.So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Off Road Ready. Whether you're just getting into the hobby or are looking to upgrade your 2018-2023 JL Wrangler with a winch and bumper for extra protection, the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper and Winch Combo Kit is the smart way to go. It includes the winch you'll need to handle recovery, as well as the protection you'll want when facing boulders, rocks and trees, all in one impressive package!
Extreme HD Front Bumper. For rock solid strength, Barricade manufactures their Extreme HD Front Bumper from 3/16" mild steel plating. The D-Ring mounts are welded on both the inside and the outside for dependable durability. Barricade then completes the entire Bumper in a rugged two stage finish, using epoxy pre-coating and a high-grade textured black powder coating. As an added bonus, this Extreme HD Bumper also features integrated light mounts that allow you to install two fog lights and two auxiliary lights. Lights are not included - sold separately.
Heavy Duty 9500 LB Winch. The included Barricade Winch is driven by a powerful 5.5 HP series-wound 12-volt electric motor. Featuring a rugged 3-stage planetary gear box with a 195.4:1 gear ratio, this Winch provides 9500 lbs of pulling power. Matched with a sliding ring gear clutch and a two-way automatic, in-the-drum braking system, you know you can always rely on this winch to hold your rig. A Hawse fairlead helps to reduce wear and tear on the included 94 foot long Dyneema SK75 Synthetic Rope. This Barricade Winch also includes a wired remote control with a 12 foot lead, allowing you to safely stand clear when in operation.
Simple, Bolt-on Installation. Barricade engineered their Bumper and Winch Combo Kit to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools. There is no cutting or drilling required for a clean, straight forward installation. With the help of a friend, installation can be completed in about 3 hours.
Application. This Barricade Off-Road Extreme HD Front Bumper and 9,500 lb. Winch with Synthetic Rope Combo kit is specifically designed for use on 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JL models.Line Pull Speeds
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