Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. So today, I'm here with the Barricade Double Tubular Front Bumper with the Classic Hoop Over-Rider, fitting all 1987 to 2006 YJ and TJ Wranglers. This is gonna be for the YJ and TJ owner who's looking for a very affordable and easy way to upgrade the look and the functionality of the front end of their Wrangler. Now, this tubular front bumper is gonna do just that. It's going to add a bit more protection than your factory front bumper was able to provide, perfect for somebody who's looking for a little bit of extra grille protection, and overall, some better coverage as far as protection goes. Now, not only is it going to provide a little bit more protection with the heavy-duty construction, but it's also going to give your Jeep a more aggressive look upfront, a more rugged and an off-road feel, while also keeping it very classic with the tubular design and the textured black powder coat finish. Now, what I do also really like about this is the fact that, even though it is simplistic, it's still gonna give you options to grow in the future. So, you do have two light mounting tabs upfront, perfect for somebody who wants to add any additional lighting for some extra visibility out of the front end of their Jeep. So, like I mentioned before, this is gonna be incredibly affordable at roughly $200. Now, I personally think that's a great price for what this brings to the table. Even though this is very simplistic, it's really gonna get the job done if you're really looking for that style, as well as a little bit of extra protection and functionality. So, in comparison to some other options that may be a little bit more expensive, those are just gonna have some more bells and whistles, and a little bit more to their design. So, instead of a tubular construction like this, you're usually gonna see some steel-plated options that are going to include recovery points, a winch plate, or even a stinger on top in place of this bull bar. However, that's really gonna be for somebody who's looking for all those extra bells and whistles, and really looking for a lot of utility out of the front of their Wrangler. Now, I personally think this is perfect for somebody who's just looking for a very easy way to upgrade the style and the protection, and function of the front end of their Wrangler, especially at an affordable price like this one. So, install is gonna be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, probably, taking you about an hour to install in your driveway with some very basic hand tools. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, a 10-millimeter deep socket, and a 19-millimeter shallow socket. So, our first step to taking off our factory front bumper is gonna be to remove our sway bar cover. Now you're gonna need a 10-millimeter socket and we're gonna remove the two bolts on either side that are holding the cover on. So, after the two bolts on the front are removed, there are gonna be two on the back. So, you can remove those with the same 10-millimeter socket. After those four bolts are removed, we can peel up our sway bar end link cover. So, after our sway bar cover is off, we need to remove the two bolts on the top and the one bolt on the bottom of either side of our front bumper. Now, our hardware was replaced, so I'm gonna be using a 19-millimeter socket. However, these should be T55 Torx.So, after the two on top are removed, we can remove the one on the bottom, then the same thing for the other side. After that last bolt is removed, we can remove the whole front bumper. So, before we go ahead and install our new front bumper, I wanted to tell you guys a little bit more about it, some more information, especially, in comparison to your factory setup. Now, right off the bat, you can tell that this is going to be a lot larger than your plane factory front bumper. And it's also gonna look a lot better providing you a more aggressive look, but also giving you a classic look in the meantime with the tubular construction. Now, this is going to cover a bit more area than your factory front bumper, giving you some heavy-duty protection to the front end of your Wrangler. And it's also gonna have that classic over hoop up top, which is gonna give you some grille protection for your Jeep, and that's something that the factory front bumper is unable to give you. Now, this is gonna be made of three-inch stainless steel tubular construction, so it is going to hold up a little bit better on the trail and cover a little bit more area in comparison to that factory front bumper. Now, what I do like about this front bumper in comparison to other tubular bumpers, and even the factory front bumper, is the fact that this is going to give you two light mounting tabs in the middle there. And that's gonna allow you to build off of this front bumper. So, you are able to add accessories or any additional lighting upfront. And that's, again, something that this factory front bumper is unable to give you without any modification. So, overall, even though this is pretty simplistic, it is going to provide you a number of different benefits over your factory setup. And I think it's gonna look really good mounted up to the front end of our Wrangler. So, enough about our factory front bumper, let's go ahead and mount up our new one. So, what we can do is mount up our front bumper, making sure that these holes in the tab line up with the threaded holes in our frame rail. Then we can take the factory bolt with the flat washer that's provided and thread that into the frame rail. So, again, these are aftermarket bolts. We did originally have T55 Torx. And if you have factory hardware, that's what you're gonna be using. Now, on the bottom, we're gonna do the same exact thing.So, after those are threaded in, we wanna thread in the other side and then we can tighten everything up. So, again, taking your factory bolt or the bolt that was holding your factory front bumper down with the new washer, so, what we can do is tighten these down. I'm gonna be using a 19-millimeter socket, again, because these are factory bolts. But if you are using the original factory bolts, you want to use it the T55 Torx. So, this next step is optional. You can reinstall your sway bar cover. You're just gonna need to pop that back on into place and then you can grab your bolts on either side, and secure them down to the frame. So, once they're threaded in, we can tighten them up with a 10-millimeter socket, and then same for the other side.So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.