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Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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  • Heavy Duty 5/32" Steel and 2" X 0.120" Tubing
  • High Strength D-Ring Mounts W/D-Rings Included
  • Two Universal Light Tabs on Over Rider
  • Built-In Winch Plate for Up to 12,000lb. Winch
  • Premium Two Stage Textured Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Fits 1987-1995 YJ and 1997-2006 TJ
  • Weight: 64 lbs
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from, and this is my review of the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. This bumper will hold up to trail obstacles and bumps and bruises a lot better than your factory bumper will, and it incorporates a lot more features than that factory bumper. It does all of that at a much lower cost than some of the other bumpers on the market, and in my opinion, it looks pretty good. This bumper is made from 5/32nds-inch steel, and it has a two-inch round bumper hoop right up on top that is a 0.12-inch wall thickness steel. The materials that the bumper is made out of are designed to give a lot of strength, but also to keep weight down. The whole bumper is covered in a textured black powder coat finish that will resist rust and corrosion. It also looks good, and it's designed to match a lot of the factory plastic accents on your Jeep. As I mentioned before, this bumper has a lot more features built into it than your factory bumper does. This has two D-ring mounts right up front, and this actually comes out of the box with the D-rings, so it's not something you have to buy separately. Your bumper also has a built-in winch plate that'll hold up to a 12,000-pound winch. So when it is time to add a winch or if you already have one, you don't have to worry about buying any additional hardware like a winch plate. Finally, this bumper has two light mount tabs right up on top of the bumper hoop that will allow you to mount your factory fog lights or any other auxiliary lights that are designed to mount with a traditional single post mount. This bumper is designed to bolt onto your Jeep without the need to drill anything, which makes installation really easy. Before you actually get started installing it on the Jeep, first you'll wanna bolt on any accessories. So if are running a wench, you'll wanna bolt that into place now, and if you're doing any lighting, you might want to install them now. I like to drill a couple of holes in this bumper bar to hide any wiring for lights, but that's up to you. Once you have the bumper prepared, the next step is to remove your factory front bumper. In order to do that, there are six total bolts that you'll need to remove, two on the top on each frame rail and one on the bottom of each frame. All six of those bolts are large torque-set bolts, so you will need a good set of torque sockets to get that bumper removed. Once the factory bumper is removed, you can slide the new one over the frame rails in much the same way the old one was and that you [inaudible 00:02:22] with all of the new hardware that's included in the kit. The whole installation shouldn't take you more than two hours from start to finish, and aside from the torx bits that I mentioned, you won't need any specialty tools, just a good socket set. I really like this bumper. It has all of the features I like to see in a front bumper, and in my opinion, it looks really good. Plus, one of the best parts is that it does it all at a lower price than some of the other bumpers on the market that have similar features. Now, if you take a look at the welds on this bumper or maybe the finish, it's possibly not as high-quality as some of those bumpers that cost twice as much as this one does. But depending on your budget and what type of products you like to put on your Jeep, this may be a really good fit. So if you're looking for a front bumper that's gonna stand up to bumps on the trail and has a lot more features than your factory bumper does, all while looking really good and saving you some money over those top-tier brands, this is a really nice option to take a look at. So that's my review of the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at

Perfect For Off-Road Use. Featuring two high strength D-Ring mounts and a built-in winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch the Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Front Bumper is perfect for off-road use. Easily accommodates two off road lights with universal light mounts located on the over rider bar, providing a new location for the factory fog lights or possibly room for an aggressive upgrade to HIDs or LEDs. 

Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from 5/32" mild steel plating and 2"x0.120" tubing this Barricade Off-Road Front Bumper is completed in a two stage finish using epoxy precoating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting durability. The D-Ring mounts are welded both inside and outside for extra strength.

Application. This Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Front Bumper with built-in 10x4.5" winch plate is specifically designed for use on 1987-1995 YJ and 1997-2006 TJ Jeep Wranglers.  Direct bolt on for TJ models; Drilling may be required on some YJ applications.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Front Bumper
  • (2) D-Rings
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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The bumper was an exact fit and went on well and looked great. My winch sits just right on it too, great bumper and quality for the cost!

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Good bumper, Great Price!

I was a little skeptical at first, but upon receiving the bumper that went away. The bumper is well constructed, has a great finish and while I don't have a winch yet, the money that I saved with this ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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What size Torx bit is required for installation?


  • Hello, you will need a T-50 Torx Bit, on the following link you can find the installation guide.


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how far is it from the middle of one bolt hole to the opposite bolt hole on the other side both top and bottom holes please


Is this bumper made in the USA


  • The Barricade bumper parts can be sourced both internationally and/or domestically. However, these products are assembled and packaged in the US.


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Front Bumper I am looking at theSmittybuilt bumper at $399 and the Barricade at $299, What's the difference? Is the Smittybuilt worth #100 more and if so why? I will also need a wench. Thanks, Don


  • The difference between the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ) and SMITTYBILT XRC FRONT BUMPER (97-06 WRANGLER TJ) would be the metal itself. The Barricade bumper features: Heavy Duty 5/32" Steel and 2" X 0.120" Tubing. The Smittybilt XRC features: 3/16 Inch Cold-Rolled Steel with a 1-3/4 Inch Wall. The Barricade supports up to 12,000lb. Winch, and the Smittybilt supports up to a 10,000lb. Winch.


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How big of light bar can you put on the top of the bumper?


  • The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper is designed to work with individual cube lights, however with some minor fabrication, we have seen success with mounting 20-21.5" light bars.

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Can you reinstall sway bar cover with this bumper.


  • The BARRICADE TRAIL FORCE HD FRONT BUMPER (87-06 WRANGLER YJ & TJ) can be installed with the sway bar cover.


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Overall Rating 4.5

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Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.109827 4.1
  • Appearance 4.816092 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.749279 4.7

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 26, 2014

    Barricade front bumper

    The bumper was an exact fit and went on well and looked great. My winch sits just right on it too, great bumper and quality for the cost!


    Year: 2002Oneida, NY, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 19, 2013

    Good bumper, Great Price!

    I was a little skeptical at first, but upon receiving the bumper that went away. The bumper is well constructed, has a great finish and while I don't have a winch yet, the money that I saved with this bumper I plan on putting towards getting one.


    Year: 2006PA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 25, 2014

    Barricade bumper

    I installed this on the front of my jeep tj 1997 and added a badland winch and 2 hella black magic 500's I really wish they would space the holes to work with a rigid industries light bar! But for around 300 bucks you can't go wrong! I smacked a tree pretty good and the powdercoating came off the corner but from that hit you can't expect much less a little bedliner touch up and good as new! Overall I love it for the price!


    Year: 1997Fargo, ND, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 25, 2013

    Barricade Crawler

    Awesome awesome We are on a budget and this fit our bill installation was very easy. looks great Quality product.


    Year: 1997Charlotte, NC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 28, 2013

    The Price is RIGHT !!!

    I checked out many bumpers. When I saw the price on the Barricade Rock Crawler, I had to look twice. It looks a lot like more expensive bumpers (yes it is thinner steel plating) but when the bumper was delivered I was impressed with the sturdy construction. Mounting my winch on the bumper went without any problems(mount winch on bumper before installing bumper). Mounting the bumper took a bit more work. The mounting wholes on the bumper did not align with the stock wholes. (Nothing a little grinding didn't fix ) Still, all together took less than 2 hours to remove old bumper, install winch and bumper. Looks GREAT on my Jeep. And The Price WAS Right!!!!!


    Year: 2000Alturas, CA 96101, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 21, 2013

    great value

    great value had a little allignment issue that required some extra time to fab up but great bumper and half the price of comparables


    Year: 2006Richmond, MI, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Great bumper for the price

    Great looking bumper, install was very easy! Great that it comes with D Rings. Would be nice if it had hole to run wiring for lights. Paint is poor quality, 3 weeks after install paint chipped near D Rings and now has light rust. I will be repainting with better quality paint


    Year: 1998Lakeville, PA 18438, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2014

    good strong bumper.

    I opened it and I was surprise. well built .I had to drill out one hole but other than that good fit. It works great on the trail


    Year: 2006Pierre, SD 57501, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 23, 2017

    Holds Its Own

    Not a week after putting this bumper, a guy tries to pull into a parking lot from the middle lane of traffic and directly into me in the left lane. This bumper walked away with just a scuff and the whole drivers side door of his car was pushed in. It also protected my fenders from being bent in. Go Jeep! One downside was the D-rings were very wide and like to vibrate loose, so make sure you are constantly checking them. Also, it would be pretty nice if there were holes to run wires from my KCs on top the bumper (but that might reduce the structural integrity of the bumper). Cable management is a huge thing for me and running wires along the top of the bumper makes me cringe a bit. Just another real small thing, the brackets had to be bent out a bit that fit it to the frame because they were bent in approx 20 degrees too much, but it only took a couple minutes to fix that. That being said those things should not deter you from ordering this bumper because its worth every penny. Winch and new D-rings will be ordered in the very near future to complete the look and functionality of this bumper. Happy Jeeping!


    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 25, 2017

    Drilling required for Some YJ's

    I had to drill new fitment holes on the bumper to fit my '89 Wrangler. The holes were off by an inch or so but nothing major. the bottom mounting tabs were at the wrong angle so i also had to bend those to the correct angle but still nothing major. IF YOU HAVE WRANGLER YJ BE PREPARED TO DO EXTRA DRILLING AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS. Overall the Bumper looks and performs great. I highly recomend this for somebody looking for a quality bumper for the price.


    Year: 1989Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    September 30, 2016

    Looks Great

    This Bumper looks fantastic on my 97'. Heavy duty and looks great with a winch and light pods.


    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 20, 2016

    Great Bumper

    Easy to install and looks great. Fast delivery. Well made and waiting to put a winch on.


    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 29, 2015

    Looks Great (if you don't mind rust)

    Purchased brand new a month ago! Bumper already rusting and looks hideous! CS bright solution: spray paint it. Go with Smittybilt!!!! This is a waste of money!


    Year: 2006Virginia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 25, 2015

    Great Looking Bumper that I didn't have to build!!

    For the money, it is a great product. Really light weight and the finish is great! As many have mentioned before expect the mounts to be bent due to shipping. It took about 15/20 min to get them realigned and back where they needed to be. Additional boxing in on the back side to make them more sturdy would be recommended, as they look nice but in a collision I am sure they will fold up on the ends/shift your frame rails to one side also. I am a hobbyist welder so this was no problem. Cant wait to buy the rear bumper with the tire carrier!!


    Year: 2005Georgetown, TX, USA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 10, 2015


    The bumper looks great and seems nice and strong cant wait to get a wench on it and do some climbing


    Year: 1989Bakersfield ca

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 05, 2015

    Its time to write a review on this beast!

    I bought this bumper about 5 months ago. I think it looks great. I home installed the first 3 bolts after taking off the original bumper. The 4th bolt was too from the 4th hole so I took it up to the shop to get it bolted down completely, it is solid as can be now! About a month ago I mounted my 13.5 inch raxiom light bar on the 2 light pod spots behind the bar. I mounted a diamond plate onto the 2 light pod spots because the light bar was not the right size to the spots. So I mounted the light bar to the plate and the plate to the bar and it is still very strong! Today I got in my first accident. I Rear-ended a new mazda 3 with my bull bar. I wasn't going but 10 mph I just looked away for 2 seconds and hit them in the bumper/trunk. My insurance will more than likely have to buy a new bumper for the mazda but there is not a single scratch on this front bumper and it took all the impact also stopping from my light bar getting damaged. You could grab a magnifying glass and not find any sort of scratch. So I would literally say it was a bang for my buck because nothing happened to my jeep! Very nice front bumper and worth the money!


    Year: 1987

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 26, 2014

    Barricade Bumper

    Looks great - great value - and easy install! I received the product within 3 days - All hardware was included - One man (or woman job)


    Year: 1998Sebring, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 05, 2014

    Everything you need in a bumper

    I wanted a bumper that would accept a winch and this fit the Barricade 9500lb winch very easily. However i would recommend installing the winch before the bumper or its a tight fit to get the bolts in for the winch closest to the grill. I love how this has the tabs for a small light bar or 2 individual lights on top of the hoop and will also accept most winches with the standard size winch mounting holes. Love the style and couldnt want more out of a front bumper.


    Year: 1991Limerick, PA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 27, 2014

    Bumper looks awsum!

    Bolt Holes would not line up. Bumper is made of very thick steel burned up a 1/2 " drill bit and several die grinding blades to line up bolt holes. Bought all new hardware oversized washers and had to prime and paint inner bumper. Was a project. But this bumper is tough and looks fantastic.


    Year: 1994Utah

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 23, 2017

    Quality Product

    Well built bumper. I had a slight bolt hole alignment problem and used a step bit to enlarge the holes that didn't line up simple fix, easy install had the bumper on and lined up in less than an hour.


    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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