(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) on your Jeep Wrangler
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Hey, guys. It's Sara from extremeterrain.com. And today, we have a review and install the Barricade HD Trail Force 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, so it's sure to add some protection to the front of your Jeep, while giving it that aggressive aftermarket look that you're going for. This bumper features a built-in winch plate that can handle a winch rated up to 12,000 pounds, as well as these reinforced D-ring mounts and D-rings that are rated up to 9,500 pounds. This bumper also includes fog light mounts that allow you to transfer your fog lights over from your factory bumper. One side note here is that this will not work with special edition fog mounts. Coming in at around $280, this is one of the most budget-friendly options you can choose as far as JK front bumpers. Now the only downside to this is that you don't get quite as much adjustability as you get with some of the more expensive bumpers. What I mean by that is that there's only one slot here for mounting your winch where others will have more than one, and there's only one set of tabs for mounting lighting here where some of the more expensive options have more than one. But if you're okay with those features, it is still a great bargain and you still get all the same features as the more expensive bumpers. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It features a direct bolt-up installation. However, you may need to do some small wiring in order to extend your fog light wiring harnesses so that your lights can go to the outside of your bumper. But this can all be done in about an hour with the help of a friend. For this install, we used a shallow and deep 18-millimeter socket, a Phillips head socket, a 7-millimeter wrench, a Phillips head screwdriver, a 3/8 drive ratchet, and some optional but helpful tools include an electric ratchet and an impact gun. 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 sockets, 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 and really check out some of the differences. Our Barricade bumper features a steel plate construction, which is gonna offer much more protection than the plastic of your factory bumper. You do still get to retain the two factory tow points in the front courtesy of the D-rings that they have included. Our Barricade bumper also includes a winch mount as well as lighting mounts, so you can add those features down the road, all while retaining your factory fog lights which are moved to the outside to accommodate that winch. And speaking of our factory fog lights, let's see how we install them now. Now we can go ahead and install our fog lights. Line them up with the brackets already installed on your bumper, using the smaller hardware, a Phillips head bolt on one side, and the 7-millimeter nut on the other side. Using your 7-millimeter wrench, thread in the bolt. And then using a Phillips head screwdriver or our Philip socket, tighten this down. Repeat that process on the other side. Now we can get our bumper mounted to our Jeep and you may want to grab a friend for this step. Slide the hardware over the studs, make sure you're using a washer and a lock washer, and then thread your nut. Repeat that step on the other side. Thread in the one bolt into this top hole here. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and tighten it down. Thread your washer and lock washer over the stud on the bottom. Thread on your nut and tighten it down. Repeat that step on the other side. Reconnect your fog lights. Okay, 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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March 29, 2020
Went in quickly. Hardest part was installing the lights with my FAT fingers. Let the wife do it'Helpful (0)
March 28, 2020
Not bad for the price but poorly engineered.
I'll keep it simple, the bumper looks great. The finish is terrible and was flaking off the back side exposing bare metal. The fog light mounts are the ridiculously bad design. As someone else mentioned, the video shown isn't this bumper, otherwise, the install time would be cut in half. I had to fabricate a tool to hold the nuts and washers on the back side of the bracket because I couldn't reach it otherwise.Helpful (0)
March 26, 2020
Great deal, no issues, easy to install. It looks great on the jeep, no complaints as far. It also makes a good seat when they are lacking.Helpful (0)
March 24, 2020
Bumper was easy to install, took 2x as long to mount the fog lights due to small nuts and screws and very very limited room. Even my daughter couldn't get her hand in place to put the nuts and washers on. some rust on the tip of the bumper that needed to be remeditated.Helpful (0)
March 23, 2020
Easy installation, really improves the look of my Jeep. Took me around 2hrs due to the previous owner welding a brush guard to the frame.Helpful (0)
March 19, 2020
Great looking Bumper
Bumper looks great would have given it 5 stars except the hardware that comes with it for the foglights is terrible and the foglight setup in general is what takes the most time to perform the installation. Other than that went in easy and looks great. During this I added a new gladiator grille and LEDs all around.Helpful (0)
March 16, 2020
Pros: Looks good. Cons: China Made
This bumper is China Made, so expect Chinese quality. The machine screws strip very easily, makes it challenging to install the 2 brackets supplied for the fog lamp install. The instructions, and video on this page is incorrect for the bumper that you will receive. the video for the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper is a MUCH BETTER instructional video to install this bumper. Removing the stock bumper is challenging, but if I can do it anyone can, you can find JK stock bumper removal video on you tube. Goodluck!Helpful (0)
March 12, 2020
The install was kind of annoying because of some awkwardly placed bolts, but overall it was pretty easy. This was the first exterior upgrade I did on my Jeep (besides adding a light-bar) and I can’t believe what a difference the bumper makes. Looks sexy and mean. I’m so happy with the look and would definitely recommend!Helpful (0)
March 12, 2020
Rhinocoat these bumpers to avoid rust!!!
While the Barricade Trail Force HD bumpers look really good, be prepared for them to rust. Both the front and rear bumpers started to show rust in under a year, and after a couple of years more, they looked embarrassingly awful - more rust than black. We ended up having them sandblasted and Rhinocoated. Because we had to spend more money to do the Rhinocoating, I would not recommend these bumpers if you plan on keeping them on your Jeep for several years.Helpful (0)
March 11, 2020
Good for the money
The instructions suck. Printed in black and white and was so dark you would have a better chance of seeing in a black hole then seeing the pictures most of the writing. Had a few problems with the install. First the fog lights mount needs to be redesigned. The Allen screws suck and holes were not threaded. So 4 self tapping screws later for each light and that was fixed. Next some of the nuts don’t fit the mounting bolts but had plenty of nuts on the farm. Over all it looks good and happy with the item. Just wanted to give people a heads up you might have some install problem.Helpful (0)
Will the stock skid plate work with this bumper?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper will not work with your stock skid plate.
Has any owner had an issue with this bumper bubbling, flaking, or rusting without incident to cause such an issue?
Hi,I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with your bumper, please call or send us an email and we can help you out with your problem. http://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html
Do you sell a License Plate Mount Bracket for this bumper?
Installation of a license plate on the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper would require drilling. No license plate mount bracket would be compatible with this bumper.
2012 jk vac. Pump Will the vac. Pump have to be relocated for this bumper? I have 2012 jk sport. Thanks
No. This bumper doesn't interfere with the pump.
Is this bumper airbag compatible?
There are no sensor's for the airbag that hook directly to the bumper so I wouldn't think it will mess with air bags at all.I can tell you I feel a lot safer with this bumper than the stock bumper.
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper weighs 79lbs.
Barricade does offer extension harnesses if your existing harnesses do not reach. https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-18-fog-light-extension-harness-pair-0718-jk-jl.html
Barricade does not Flat Tow Rate their bumpers. There are some manufacturers that do tow rate their bumpers.
Unfortunately the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper is not tow rated by the manufacture. The compatibility between those pieces are unknown at this time.
No, the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper will not require the vacuum pump to be relocated.
The D-Rings are 3/4" and have a 9500LB Load rating.
The Barricade bumper is not manufactured in the United States.
At this time, the only skid plate we have that fits the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper is the Barricade Front Skid Plate linked below: https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-polished-skid-10-15-j101811.html
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper comes with everything needed to install, no additional hardware is required. The jeep in the picture has 35's on it.
The factory plastic skid plate will not work with this bumper, but this will bolt right on your Jeep.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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