(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- How to Install Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Bumper w/LED Lights on your Jeep Wrangler
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper with LED Lights fitting all 2007 and up JKs. This is going to be a very simple one out of three wrench installation but we'll talk more about how to get this bolted up to your jeep in a few minutes. We're also gonna go over the construction of this bumper as well as few other features.This bumper is gonna be for those of you who want to upgrade your factory plastic front bumper on your JK to one that's going to provide a lot more protection and also a lot more features. On top of that, this bumper definitely looks a lot tougher than that plastic bumper does. If you're running a set of factory fender flares or even a set of full-width aftermarket flares, I think that a full-width bumper looks really good. However, if you are running a set of narrower flares, you might wanna take a look at the mid-width or stubby front bumpers.Also, if you have a set of 37-inch tires on your jeep, depending on the way your suspension is set up, you may have some clearance issues with this full-width front bumper and your tires. Again, I would suggest looking at a shorter bumper if you're running 37s. This bumper is a really solid, well-built bumper. And something that makes it unique over a lot of the other ones on the market is not only that it is compatible with LED cube lights, but it actually comes with them installed as well as all the wiring to make this a turnkey setup that's really easy to install.This bumper is going to have very similar construction and features to the Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Bumper that doesn't have the LED lights. With the big difference, of course, being that this one has the LED lights right in the wings. So this is built from 5/32-inch steel and covered in a textured black powder coat finish. A few of the features that I wanna point out starting right up here at the top are this bullbar. This is going to give a little bit of additional protection to your winch but also give you a spot to mount some auxiliary lights.Now, this does come with four LED cubes in it. But if you wanna mount some additional lights, you do have two light mount tabs right up on top. And this bar is predrilled so that you can hide the wire inside of it, making for a very clean installation. As I mentioned, this is a winch-compatible bumper, so right down here you have a winch plate that's ready for any 12,000-pound winch or below. You're gonna be able to bolt that winch right up, attach your flare right here. All you'll need to do is pick up power at the battery and you're good to go. No need to buy any additional hardware or an additional winch plate to get your winch mounted up.To go along with that winch, you do have two D-ring mounts here and here that are welded and bolt directly into the frame horns, giving you a really strong recovery point. Having a winch and the recovery point is a really nice feature because you'll be able to use a snatch block to go to a tree or another vehicle and back to your jeep, essentially doubling the pulling power of your jeep. And not only does this come with the D-ring mounts but this bumper does include two D-rings with it. So again, right out of the box, you have everything you need. You don't have to purchase any additional parts or pieces.The final feature that you'll notice is, of course, the LED lights that we've talked a couple of times now. This comes with four individual cube likes. They come [inaudible 00:03:24] right in the bumper. This installation is very, very easy. Each of those cube lights have four LEDs. And I would describe the light pattern as a spot pattern. So that is going to make it a little bit difficult to drive with these on. You're gonna have to aim them very, very low, which doesn't make them very useful, in order to not blind oncoming traffic. These aren't really a driving light. These are going to be more for off-road use. However, to get them wired up to use them off-road, this does come with a wiring harness that will allow you to plug directly into the back of the lights, pick up power and ground at your battery, and just pull one wire through the firewall and the switch is also included.So you have, again, everything you need to make this a very, very simple installation. If you are a little bit more savvy with automotive wiring, you could do a lot of different customization as far as how you get these lights set up, individual switching for a pair of lights versus the second pair. You can wire these in your factory fog light circuit if you use the relay that's included in the wiring harness. A lot of different things that you can do, however, right out of the box, this is going to be an easy install and everything is gonna work perfectly.I've said it a couple of times now, this installation is going to be very, very simple. I give this a very easy one out of three wrenches. Now, the first step is going to be removing your factory front bumper, which you'll do by removing the splash shield if you still have it installed. And then removing the frame cover and finally unbolting the four nuts that are holding the factory bumper under the frame rails. You'll also want to disconnect your fog lights and your fog light wiring harness from your factory bumper.Once that bumper is out of the way, you can prep your new bumper for installation. Now, this is a big heavy bumper. But if you are going to be installing a winch on this bumper, I would recommend doing it now while the winch is on the ground because it makes it a lot easier to get to the winch mounting hardware. Once it is installed on the Jeep, it's gonna be a little bit more difficult to get to those nuts and bolts. So, even though that makes this a much heavier piece to have to lift up and put on the Jeep, it does make bolting the winch down a lot easier.So once you have your winch bolted onto your bumper as well as the flare LED, you can go ahead and lift the bumper into place. It'll just slide right over the frame horns and you can use to included hardware to bolt it down. After that, it's a simple matter of wiring up the lights, which again, are plug-and-play at the back of the lights and all you need to do is put your wiring harness that's included up to the battery and then through the firewall to run your switch.This installation is a very simple one. However, this is also a very heavy bumper, especially if you attach a winch to it. So, I would recommend having an extra set of hands around. If you don't have a friend to help, an engine hoist is a great option or even a tall set of jack stands to help you maneuver the bumper. As far as tools, all you're going to need is a good set of hand tools and nothing else. Again, you can leave your wiring tools at home because all you need to do is attach at the positive and the negative at the battery for these lights. You don't need to cut or saw or anything.I think that this bumper is appropriately priced for what you get. There's a lot of steel here just in sheer size alone. This is a big bumper. So you would expect it to be more expensive than a smaller stubby bumper. But when you combine the fact that you have a set of four cube LED lights that come with this, the wiring harness that has fuse, relay, switch, and everything you need, this comes with the D-rings, it already has the winch plate built into it - it's really a turnkey setup - I think that this is really fairly priced for everything that you get.So if you like the idea of having full-width protection and full-width look as well as LED lights, a winch plate, and all of the other features that are included in this bumper, I think that this one is an option that installs very easily and is very fairly priced. So that's my review over the Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper with LED Lights fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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February 22, 2020
Looks great. Easy installation for my '09 JK. I wired the LED lights into the OEM fog lights (vice to the battery with the aux switch which came with the system) and it works great. LED lights are brighter and clearer than the '09 OEM headlights. After 2 months of winter weather, no signs of rust or corrosion. Installation was a breeze...taking the old bumper off was a bit more of a challenge and much more time consuming.Helpful (1)
January 10, 2020
Rust started appearing after only 30 days
I love this bumper other than the rust that was starting to show on the D-Ring mounts even though I removed the D-rings upon opening the box. (see customer photos) bumper came in perfect condition and was easy to install. The lights i wired up to the old fog lights and was pretty easy too. The bumper is about 3/4" shy of being flush with my factory painted sahara fenders but still looks good. The bumper skid doesn't cover the bumper frame below and provide skid protection there. I guess the old bumper didn't either but covered it up with a plastic air dam which no longer fits. there is some extra low frequency road noise at highway speeds due to the design but it doesn't bother me. This could either be because of the removal of the air dam or the lights.Helpful (3)
January 05, 2020
Great product and a new look for my 2017 Rubicon!!!! I installed with my kids. Very east and user friendly item. The lights are super bright!! The high clearance ends match to my painted fenders as wellHelpful (2)
December 22, 2019
Bought this bumper for my son in law for Christmas. It was delivered very quickly and in great condition. We installed it on a cold Sunday afternoon. Installation was easy and quick. We even installed a wench with it. Looks greatHelpful (2)
December 21, 2019
Huge improvement from stock bumper. Seems to be well made. Took me about 2 hours to install, taking the stock bumper off takes the longest. The pods are in a flood pattern, but you will blind other drivers if you try to drive with them. I got an awesome deal on it for Cyber Monday, if you’re thinking about it, do it, you won’t regret it.Helpful (2)
December 15, 2019
Installed today. Looks great but having trouble splicing and of finding adapter to factory fog lights switch for lights.Helpful (2)
November 10, 2019
Directions are a must
Bumper is awesome price wasn’t bad, but the bumper didn’t come with instructions or bolts. I was lucky enough to have a few left over from my rear bumper that was the same thread so I was able to make the match easy at the hardware store. I took off my old bumper installed new bumper took off new bumper installed winch. ( winch must be installed before bumper is mounted.). Then wired everything up. They could have added a few more inches to all the wires because they are a little short. 2 person job or a hoist to hold the bumper into place.Helpful (2)
August 25, 2019
Great look 100 satisfied with how it turned out. Love the textured look. And the LEDS are an awesome additionHelpful (2)
August 02, 2019
Warning! Their template if off!
i had the put spacers (nuts) on the passenger side between the bumper and the frame where it mounts to make it symmetrical with the drivers side. The manufacturer is way off side to side as well! this jeep has zero frame damage, clear car fax with 30,000 miles. God only knows how many of these are out in the market for sale!Helpful (2)
May 22, 2019
This front bumper by Barricade is a great design at a good price. All the bolt hole lined up perfectly and the bumper is of grade A material. The packaging is great for shipping and kept the bumper safe from damage. The install didn’t take very long maybe a few hours including removing the old bumper. I was able to install by myself. Wiring the lights took the longest as I wanted the wires nice and tidy. I’m very satisfied with this purchase and would recommend it.Helpful (3)
My wife has a 2017 unlimited all stock will this bumper stick out past the tires or the fender flares that are stock too, and help would be appreciated
Hello, this bumper will line up perfectly with the Stock Fender Flares and will not go past them. You can have a better look on how it looks like on the Customer Pictures.
is this bumper compatible for a tow bar?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Bumper is not compatible with tow bars, and is not rated for towing.
Will I need anything additional to install and run the LED lights?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper w/ LED Lights will include a harness and switch for install. You can reference the install guide here: http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J104780-manu.pdf.
Is it possible to order this bumper without the bull bar, and without the winch opening in the front. My wife wants a stronger bumper on the front and we had one that looked like this one. We were in a head on collision two month ago, obviously the front bumper, and jeep for that matter, was totaled. I would like to build another jeep that looks like hers did, this is the closest i have found to her old one.
Are the d-rings tow rated... for example behind a motorhome?
We do not offer an adapter that allows for the connection of the fog lights to the factory fog light harness.
This bumper does not offer too much of a skid plate, but there is a lip underneath that may help. Check out this picture below as the best representation we have of this. https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-full-front-bumper-leds-0717jk.html
We do not recommend towing with this bumper.
There is a different one for the JL https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-trail-force-hd-full-width-front-bumper-winch-combo-2018-jl.html
37's will be a tight fit with this bumper, especially at full articulation. We would recommend a mid width or stubby bumper for 37's
The Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper will have the same finish as the Extreme HD rear bumper and carrier.
This specific Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper will not fit the JL Wrangler.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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