(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) on your Jeep Wrangler
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Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Barricade Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So if you're in the market for a heavy duty front bumper that's gonna provide a lot of functionality, utility as well as a ton of styling then this option by Barricade's gonna be a really good one to take a look at.So this is gonna be perfect for somebody who's looking for that full front end protection but wants to keep performance in mind. So this is gonna provide a lot of coverage to the front end of your Wrangler with this bull bar up top as well as a little bit of underbody protection but the sides are gonna be angled up to make sure that your approach angles on the trail are uncompromised keeping that performance in mind like I said before. So this is not only good for that but this is also good for somebody who's looking to build off of a front bumper and wants a little bit of utility. So this is going to have a recessed winch plate as well as light mounting options up on top of the bull bar here and this is also gonna have recovery points on the front if you get into a sticky situation on the trail and you need a little bit of extra insurance. Not to mention this is gonna add some aggressive and off-road styling to the front end of your Wrangler and I personally like the fact that this comes up and meets the fenders. It looks very clean and it's gonna work perfectly with any other heavy duty accessories.So this is gonna be roughly $600 putting this at a pretty affordable price point for a full width front bumper. Now when you're taking a look at front bumpers all across the board you'll usually see that the more cost effective choices are gonna be for stubby and mid width front bumpers just because they're a lot smaller than this one is. Now this is gonna provide a lot more protection than the stubby and mid width front bumper. However, this is gonna be a little bit more simplistic when we're taking a look at all of the full width front bumpers. So the simplicity in the design is really gonna keep the cost down in comparison to some other choices that are a little bit more expensive that will have some extra bells and whistles. So the more expensive options, you're usually gonna see more light mounting options, maybe a more in depth design or even come with a skid plate or auxiliary lighting. So in my opinion I think if you're looking for that full front end protection, a lot of utility as well as a lot of style, then this option by Barricade's gonna be a really good one to take a look at.So install's gonna be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need some basic hand tools to get the job done. So speaking of that install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for this install were an impact wrench, an 18 millimeter deep socket, a 3 inch extension, a Philips head socket, 7 millimeter wrench and a three-eighths inch drive ratchet.So if you have an upper and lower splash guard on your front bumper it's going to be held on by a couple clips so you can go ahead and remove that first with a trim removal tool. We don't have those on our Wrangler so our first step is gonna be to unplug our fog lights. So all you have to do is to press the clip and then just pull back and you'll remove the fog light harness. And you can do the same thing on the other side. You can put that right in our crash bar and we can go ahead and head underneath our Jeep so we can take off our hardware.So on each side of both of the frame horns you're gonna have studs in your bumper that are holding it to the frame and we're gonna remove that hardware with an 18 millimeter socket. The outside, you can fit an impact wrench but the inside, you're gonna have to use a traditional hand ratchet. So on the inside of the frame you're gonna have the same thing. It may be a little bit difficult to see but we're gonna use that same 18 millimeter socket as well as a hand ratchet to remove those two nuts. So now we can go ahead and take off our front bumper.So before we go ahead and install our new Barricade Front Bumper I did wanna tell you guys a little bit more about it and what benefits are you gonna see with this new setup in comparison to your factory front bumper. Now this is going to be roughly the same length as your factory front bumper. However, it is gonna be a little bit bigger providing you more coverage and more protection to the front end of your JK. So this is gonna give you a little bit of underbody protection as well as grille protection with the bull bar in comparison to the factory front bumper. Now this is gonna be a lot more heavy duty than your factory front bumper. Your factory front bumper is made of a plastic material and also has a standard steel crash bar on the back but this new one by Barricade is gonna be made of a heavy duty steel tubing as well as steel plate construction so it will be able to take some abuse off-road. Now it's also gonna have a texture black powder coat finish on top which is gonna protect that steel underneath from any rust or corrosion and it's also gonna provide a very heavy duty and off-road and aggressive look to the front end of your JK.Now you're also gonna have a number of other benefits that are integrated into the design which are going to be an upgrade from your factory front bumper or your factory setup. So the ends on the end of your new Barricade Front Bumper are going to be angled up which is going to allow for better approach angles while you're out on the trail in comparison to your straight standard width factory front bumper. Now this is also gonna come with two light mounting tabs up on top of the bull bar which are going to provide some light mounting points for aftermarket accessories and aftermarket auxiliary lighting. You're also gonna get a winch plate that is recessed, so this is capable of holding a winch with up to a 12,000 pound pulling capacity and it is going to sit a little bit lower than some of those other top mounted options that you may be seeing on the site. So that's gonna provide a little bit more protection to the actual winch. Now you're getting two welded D-ring mounts on the front as well which are going to provide a safer as well as more efficient recovery point than your factory tow hooks and this also does come with two D-rings included in the kit.Now the other thing that I really do like about this front bumper is that it is going to accommodate for your factory fog lights or any aftermarket fog light that is the same size and has the same mounting points as the factory fog lights. So I do like that you're keeping your factory lighting on this bumper and are able to build off of it. So enough from me. Let's go ahead and bolt up our new Barricade Front Bumper.So before we can mount up our new front bumper we have to remove our fog lights from our factory front bumper and swap them over. I'm gonna use a Philips head socket in order to remove them. However, if you have factory hardware, you should be able to use an 8 millimeter socket.So on our new bumper we're gonna have the same mounting locations. However, with this we're gonna have a bolt and nut that's provided so we're gonna drop that down on in. Then we can take our provided bolt and our provided flange nut and secure that down. And we're gonna use the same Philips head. Just tighten that up. Then we can do the same thing for the other mounting hole. So these don't have to be super tight but if you do wanna snug them up on the back you can use a 7 millimeter wrench as well as a Philips head screwdriver but because this is plastic you don't want to break it because you can break it if you overtighten it. So we can just repeat that process on the other side. All right. So now we're ready to mount up our new front bumper.So now we can mount up our new front bumper. This does have studs on it so this will be able to stay in place on our frame while we get everything attached. So with this bumper in comparison to your factory front bumper, this is gonna have six studs instead of eight studs and we're gonna have a bolt to secure down on the inside of the frame horn and a welded nut on our front bumper. So I'd recommend to install that first just to make sure that that's lining up. And while we're on this side we can also install our flat washer, lock washer and nut on the stud down below. And before we tighten this down I do wanna make sure that the other side is lining up good. Then we can come back and tighten everything down. So we're gonna do the same thing on the outside. Secure the two flat washers, two lock washers and then both of the nuts.So after all of your hardware's attached what we're gonna do is tighten down all of our hardware using an 18 millimeter deep socket and I'm also gonna use an extension just to clear our front bumper here. So for the bottom inside stud you might not have to use that extension just because it's probably not gonna fit. But you're gonna have a lot more room in the inside anyway because of the winch cutout. So with this front bumper since the fog lights are relocated on the ends of the bumper, you will have to extend your wiring harness. We have already. So we're just gonna plug ours in. However, if you need to extend them, you just add two leads onto the original harness or buy an adapter harness.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.
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Major Protection. This full width bumper from Barricade Off-Road gives you the protection you need and accommodations for enhanced off road performance. Featuring two high strength D-Ring mounts, a built-in winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch, and two OE size fog light housing cutouts the Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper is perfect for off and on road use.
Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from 5/32" mild steel plating, this Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Full Width Front Bumper is completed 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.
Application. This full width Wrangler bumper with built-in 10x4.5" winch plate is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
OE Lighting Note. The fog light housings from Mopar's Off-Road Bumper found on Rubicon X or special JK editions utilize a fog light bracket which will not fit this bumper. These cases require purchase of a standard factory fog light bracket for use with this bumper.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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(approx) 2 Hours
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