(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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January 20, 2020
Thought this was a good bumper, nope.
Finally I get to review something after I have had it for a while. The bumper installs easily, but it is just a few bolts. Not much to go wrong there. But that's where it ends. The powder-coat finish peels, chips and blows right of this piece of junk after about a year or so. I saw in the question section of this website, someone asked if the finish peeled off anyone else's bumper. Well it does and I am told they don't warranty the finish. I have no idea what else you could warranty on an item with no moving parts. Barricade bumpers are garbage, you just don't find out till its to late. I thought extreme terrain sold quality stuff. They actually told me to take it to a paint shop for help. Time to look elsewhere. I wouldn't recommend any of this to anyone.Helpful (1)
January 20, 2020
Great looking bumper.
Everything about install was easy except installation of fog lights. I have big hand so it was tricky to get nut under bracket for mounting screw. Easy to install bumper by yourself.Helpful (0)
January 19, 2020
It’s a value bumper.
It installed easy. Tricky part was the fog light installation which you definitely do before mounting the bumper. Powder coat is delicate and does rub off somewhat easily. Black spray paint for a touch up is easy enough. At the price point I don’t think you can beat it. Install time was under a half hour. Taking the old bumper off was about an hour.Helpful (0)
January 16, 2020
Easy installation looks great!
Easy installation, my 16yr old son did it in an afternoon. The powder coating looks great.Helpful (0)
January 16, 2020
I bought this bumper three years ago. It started to rust and has rust spots all over the entire bumper already. I’m going to have to have it painted or replaced. Looks great until it doesn’t.Helpful (0)
January 13, 2020
Easy to install from Bumper
Looks good was easy to install Can’t wait get back bumperHelpful (1)
January 09, 2020
Bumper Looks Awesome
The item looks awesome! The bumper took some time to get the electrical and fog lights hooked up since they don’t reach the new fog light placement but after it was done it looks awesome.Helpful (1)
January 07, 2020
The bumper looks great and feels solid. I don’t have winch to install to it so don’t know anything about that part of it. Keep in mind there is no built in way to attach your license plate, so you’ll either have to drill some holes into it (what I did) or buy some kind of adapter.Helpful (2)
January 05, 2020
Love the bumper and the toughness of it. A little hard getting our existing fog lights to fit.Helpful (1)
January 02, 2020
Perfect fit on my 18 jk. Arrived, inspected and all was good. packaged well.Helpful (2)
Will the stock skid plate work with this bumper?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper will not work with your stock skid plate.
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.
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
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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