I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this bumper, which is a very simple one-out-of-three wrench install that shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. This will bolt directly onto your JK in place of your factory bumper, so it's something anyone can do in their driveway. But we'll talk more about the installation in just a minute. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this bumper.
This front bumper is for those of you who want an aftermarket bumper that's going to add a lot of off-road-ready features, some additional style, and some additional protection to the front of your Jeep, all without breaking the bank. There are other bumpers out there that are going to be more expensive because they might be a heavier grade material, they might offer a couple of additional features, or they could just be from one of those bigger brands that like to tack a little bit onto their pricing. This bumper is going to be very affordably priced for what you're getting and is going to be a very useful bumper as well.
This is a very solidly-built bumper. This is made of 5/32nds-inch steel with a 2-inch round, .12-inch-wall-thickness tube up top. Now, the 5/32nds-inch steel is there to keep weight down a little bit. This is a bumper that will accept a winch, and when you have a big, heavy bumper and a big, heavy winch, you can get a little bit of a sag in the front end of your Jeep. So Barricade decided to go with 5/32nds, instead of 3/16ths to keep the weight down just a touch.
As I mentioned, this does have a winch plate built right into it, so you can bolt up to a 12,000-pound winch directly on the front of your Jeep without the need for any additional hardware. And of course, it does have your fairlead mount built in as well. Along with the ability to run a winch, you have two different recovery points, one on either side, that are fully welded and bolt directly through to the frame rails of the Jeep, giving you a really solid connection.
This also does come with the D-rings, which is a nice feature. You don't have to go out and buy those separately. Now, even if you are gonna run a winch, having the D-ring mounts is really handy. There are just some recoveries where a tow strap or a snatch strap is a better option than a winch, and even if you are using your winch, you can go out to a tree, add a snatch block and back to your bumper again, essentially doubling the pulling power of your winch. So having the winch and the recovery points both give you a lot of options for recoveries.
This bumper will accept your factory fog lights, which is a really nice feature and something I always look for. You already have those fog light housings, everything's wired and switched for it. Why not purchase a bumper that has the ability to use them? And these will accept those factory fog lights. Up top here, you do have a little bit of a bumper hoop that's going to do a nice job of protecting your winch and your grille from light brush and tree branches, and it also has two light mount tabs welded up on the top, giving you the ability to run two auxiliary lights if you choose to. This whole bumper is covered with a two-stage textured black powder coat finish, which is going to do a really nice job of resisting rust and corrosion. And it also will match a lot of the factory black plastic accents that are already on your Jeep as well as a lot of the other aftermarket accessories you might be adding.
Installing an aftermarket front bumper like this is almost always a very easy bolt-on process, and this bumper is exactly that. This won't take you more than an hour to complete the install for, and you can do it with just some traditional hand tools. The first step is, of course, removing your factory front bumper, which you'll do by removing the s
Perfect For Off-Road Use.
The Barricade Full Width Trail Force HD Front Bumper was engineered with the daring off-roader in mind. With an integrated grille guard hoop, this Front Bumper features two high strength D-Ring mounts with 9,500 lb. rated D-Rings and a built-in winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch. You'll enjoy easy recovery operations and rugged protection with this all-in-one Trail Force HD Front Bumper.Light up The Night.
The Barricade Trail Force 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 Trail Force HD Front Bumpers to precise specifications from 5/32" thick mild steel plating and 2"x0.120" tubing for superior strength and rigidity. Barricade then completes their Bumpers in a two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting durability. The D-Ring mounts are welded both inside and outside for extra strength.Bolt-on Installation.
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper was smartly designed 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 Trail Force HD Front Bumper with built-in 10x4.5" winch plate is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JL models.
- 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 Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JL Rubicon 2 Door - 18
- JL Rubicon 4 Door - 18
- JL Wrangler 2 Door - 18
- JL Wrangler 4 Door - 18