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Merideth: Hey, guys. So today, we're checking out the Barricade Trekker Front Bumper, fitting all 2020 and newer JT Gladiators. So if you're in search of an affordable, heavy-duty front bumper, this is going to be a great choice to check out. Now, this will have a very sleek and low-profile look to it to compliment the front end of your JT while offering some tough protection in the meantime, for the front of your JT and even your grille with the included bull bar. Not to mention this will offer all the standard features that you would want out of a heavy-duty front bumper while giving you a ton of room on the sides for better clearance. Now that will make it a great choice for somebody who wants an all-around functional and good-looking heavy-duty front bumper for the street or even if you take your JT out on the trail.Now, speaking of the trail, this bumper will include two recovery points on the front with the supplied D-rings for anybody who likes that heavy-duty or rugged look that the D-rings on the front provide, or if you're taking your Jeep off-road and you need recovery points for those just-in-case moments, this bumper is going to achieve that. Now, this will also come with a dropped-down winch plate to keep it out of the way of the grille for optimized cooling and protect the winch from any head-on obstacles.Now, the winch plate will accept any winch with a 10 by 4.5-inch bolt pattern and taps out at 12,000 pounds as far as pulling capacity is concerned, giving you a lot of room for options when choosing a winch to add with this bumper. Now, speaking of pulling capacity, getting back to the D-rings and the shackles on the bumper, these are gonna be rated for 9,500 pounds, keeping a little bit of peace of mind there that those are going to be very strong, especially with those 3/4-inch D-rings.Now this bumper will also come with two cutouts on either side so you can swap over your factory lights. I do really like that considering that not a lot of stubby front bumpers come with cutouts for your factory fog lights. Now, this will also come with two tabs on the top of the bull bar here. So you can add any accessory lighting for better visibility at night, and you can kind of customize it to your own personal preference, which I personally like out of a front bumper.Now, overall, this is going to be a solid front bumper and provide you with really everything that you need. And it's gonna be set at a very affordable price point. Now, speaking of price, this will come in at roughly $350, making it one of the more affordable options in the category. Now, other options may include different features like included LED lights. It may include a skid plate or a full-width design, which is gonna give you a little bit more coverage than this option.Now, those other options are great for other applications. However, if you want a lot of clearance on the side and you don't necessarily need every single bell and whistle, you wanna be able to build off of this and really make it your own, then this is going to be right up your alley. Now, when it comes to install on this, this will be pretty easy at a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, taking you about two hours to get the job done. And one of our installers here is going to walk you through that process step by step. So that wraps it up for my review, let's go ahead and get into the install.Man: Tools used for today's install, cordless impact, cordless ratchet, clip removal tool, a Phillips head screwdriver, a 13 and 7-millimeter wrench, short extension, 18, 13, 13, and 10-millimeter sockets, a T20, and the supplied Allen key. What's up, guys? I'll be going over the installation process on your front bumper for your Gladiator. Let's get started. All right, guys, so the first step is we're gonna get underneath the vehicle and remove the splash shields. I just wanna point out there that our Gladiator, our inner wheel liners are missing, so you might have additional hardware to remove. We're gonna get our creeper and get underneath. Now that we're under the vehicle, we're gonna start by removing our plastic clips. We have our clip removal tool. And this is located at the lower lip of the front bumper.All right. Now that we have our clips removed, we are going to move on to removing our two 8-millimeter bolts. All right. We got our 8-millimeter socket and our bolt, we're gonna go ahead and remove that now. I'm gonna just hold this up from the center and we're gonna get our other 8-millimeter bolt here. And now just safely lower it down and remove it. All right. Now that we're back up, we're on top of the bumper here, we are gonna have two clips, plastic clips here and here, we're gonna go ahead and remove those with our plastic clip removal tool.These ones may be a little bit of a pain because of the angle, but just be patient with it. And kind of work at it and they come out. There's one, put that off to the side. And now two. So now for this step, we're gonna disconnect our fog light wiring harness, which is located right here. We're just gonna push this pin and pull. Once we have that disconnected and out of the way, now we're gonna go and remove our four bolts holding the bumper on, on this side. Now we have our 18-millimeter. Now you're gonna have two by the fog light and then the other two are gonna be more towards the center on the inside, which are gonna be much more difficult to see. But they are the exact same bolts.One, and now moving to the inside. And there is our fourth bolt and we are gonna repeat this exact same process on the other side. Okay. So now that all of our hardware is removed, we can safely now remove our bumper. And we're gonna just put this off to the side. All right. So now that we have our factory bumper up on our workbench here, as you can see, we have a couple of liners that aren't installed on our vehicle. So you may have to install those...or I'm sorry, remove those. What we're gonna do now is remove our factory fog lights right here and here. They're gonna be some Torx bolts, and then we're gonna actually need to remove the wiring harness itself from this bumper. There's gonna be four bolts, sorry, I can't see, here and here and there. We're gonna have to remove that to expose the wiring harness.All right. So now that we have our 13-millimeter socket on our cordless, we're gonna go ahead and remove these 13-millimeter bolts now. On the other side. All right. Now that we have our four bolts removed, we're gonna go ahead and remove this bracket so we can get access to our fog light wiring harness. I'm just gonna go ahead and rotate it up. Be careful with the wiring harness. And we're just gonna put this off to the side for now. Okay. Now with the bracket being removed, we're gonna remove our fog light housing with the T20 socket. There's gonna be three, one, two, and three. Go ahead and remove those now.We're just gonna lay that off and we're gonna do the same thing on the other side. And same thing, just lay this down and now we're gonna work on removing our wiring harness. All right. Now we got our clip removal tool. This harness is held in by quite a few clips. We're gonna go ahead and start removing those now. As you can see, your front tow hooks will come out. You can just lay those off to the side.All right. Now our wiring harness is completely out and we're gonna go ahead and put our factory bumper and everything off to the side for now. All right. So now it's time to mount our factory fog lights to our front bumper. Now is also a good time, we're not gonna do it for the sake of the video, but obviously, you'd wanna route this or zip tie it somewhere where it's not gonna get pinched or rubbed against something. We're gonna start on this side. We're gonna start mounting it. We got our tools and our supplied hardware, we'll get started right over here.All right. Now it's time to install our fog lights. They're gonna install just like so. And the hardware we're gonna be using is the black Allen key bolts. For these two sides, you wanna have your lock washer and then flat washer. I'm gonna go ahead and start these now. It's gonna be the same for the top and the bottom. And then over here, it's gonna be slightly different. I'll show you that next. I'm just gonna get them started for now. And then our next one, you're gonna have a flat washer against the head. A flat washer on this side, lock washer, and your nut. Get our Allen key using a 7-millimeter wrench. And then again, with our supplied Allen key, we're gonna go ahead and tighten these down.All right. We can take a peek at the front, make sure that it's pointed where you want it, aligned where you want it because these are slightly slotted. But you are gonna repeat this exact same process on the other side. So now it's time to install our over rider. Obviously, the bumper is backwards, but you want the mounting brackets for the fog lights to face inward. So it will mount just like so. We got our hardware. There's gonna be the medium-sized bolts from the kit. You want a flat washer on the top side, on the bottom side, and then a lock nut. We're gonna start that right now. And our lock nut, kind of get that in hand-tight, hold it in place. Just gonna kind of go around and start installing all the hardware.All right. Now that we have all of our bolts installed by hand, we're gonna get our 13-millimeter wrench and 13-millimeter socket, and we're gonna go ahead and just start tightening these down. Same size. I just got a shallow 13-millimeter, see if that'll work. Okay. All right. And you are gonna repeat this exact same process on the other side.So now it's time to install our studded nut plates. They are gonna go just like that. And then we have our retainer clips, the clear clips, and you are just gonna push that right over the thread. Just like so. You do the other side. And you are gonna repeat this process on the other side. All right. Now that we got everything else wrapped up, it's time to install our tow hooks. They're just gonna go on just like this. And we're gonna thread that in. And we're just gonna leave that hand-tight. If you would like, you could put like a screwdriver or punch through there to really crank on it. We're not going to. Okay.Onto the next step. All right. So now that the bumper is fully assembled, where we put those retainer clips for the studs on the bottom, they are gonna just passed through on the bumper brackets here, here, and here, and here. And we're just gonna slide those on. Once we get those on, we're gonna have at least our hardware handy, that way we can just start it that way, it doesn't fall off. I'm gonna pick it up and install it now.All right. Now I'm just gonna line it up. I'm using my knee to balance the weight. There we go. All right. As you can see, we have the one thread there. I'm gonna put our flat washer on, our lock washer. And I'm gonna start our nut. I'm gonna do the same thing on the other side, flat washer, lock washer, and a nut, just so that way we can alleviate all this weight. And then I'm gonna go ahead and start those by hand and we should be able to let go now. And we're gonna get the rest of our hardware and start installing all that.All right. So now we're gonna put our washers and nut on this bolt here. Okay. And if you are having problems getting it started like I am, what we can do is just skip that and we're gonna get our bolt with our lock washer and flat washer, and we can try and unwind and get this started. And then that'll bring this out straightening it should be easier to see if we can get this started.All right. Now I got my Phillips head screwdriver. I'm just using this to make sure that that top thread is lined up so we can get our hardware. I got our bolt, lock washer, and flat washer. Hopefully, we can find those threads. There we go. Okay. Now, to the bottom here. We're gonna get our flat washer, lock washer, and our nut. And we're just gonna start this by hand. And we're gonna do the same thing on the inside. Unfortunately, it may be very difficult for you to see. We're gonna do that right now. We're gonna use our Phillips to align the hole. All right. Now we're gonna get our 18-millimeter socket and we're gonna go ahead and start tightening these all down.All right. Now we're just gonna go ahead and tighten these down on the inside. I know it's gonna be very difficult to see. You're gonna wanna lift up as you're tightening. Again, we are using our 18-millimeter socket. Okay. All right. Now that we got this side completely tight, you're gonna repeat this exact same process for the bolts on the other side, but while we're here, we are gonna reconnect our fog light wiring harness. Let's see how this goes. You hear that click. And then obviously you could secure this, you know, somewhere you would like. We're not going to.Merideth: So that is going to wrap it up for my review and the install on the Barricade Trekker Front Bumper, fitting all 2020 and newer Gladiator JTs. For more videos and products just like this, remember to always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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|Bumper Type||Mid Width|
|Bumper Winch Mount||Winch Mount|
|Bumper Fog Light Fitment||Factory|
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