(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) on your Jeep Wrangler
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Hey, guys. This is Sara from extremeterrain.com and today we have a review and install of the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper, fitting your '07 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JKs. This bumper is constructed from 316 steel and features a textured black powder coat finish. This bumper includes a built-in two-inch standard hitch receiver as well as D rings with reinforced mounts. In addition to its sturdy construction, this bumper can accommodate up to a 35-inch tire. Coming in at around $330, this is a budget-friendly way to add protection to the rear of your Jeep.I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature a bolt-on installation and can be done in approximately one hour with the help of a friend. With that said, let's jump right into our install.For this install, we used an impact gun, a socket set ranging from 15 to 22 millimeter and an 18-millimeter wrench. All right, so the first step in our uninstall is to remove our spare tire to give us better access to the bumper. So grab your 21-millimeter socket and let's get this off our Jeep.Now we can remove the two bolts that hold the side of your bumper on. Now, factory, these should be a 16 but the ones on our truck are 17. So let's grab your socket and get these removed.Repeat that process on the other side.So you will need to remove two brackets, one on either side of your crash bar that normally bolt right here with 2 15-millimeter bolts. Ours have gone missing but if you do still have these, you will need to remove them. With all of our bolts removed, let's get our bumper off of our Jeep.All right, so we will need to remove our factory hitch in order to install our Barricade Bumper. One thing to note that on our Jeep we do have an aftermarket exhaust here that deletes the large factory muffler that will sit right up here. Now, if you're not able to get these bolts out because they are so long with your factory muffler in place, you can drop it on either side by removing it from the hangers. Or if it's easier, you can take it off at the clamp that is right behind the axle. But since ours does not have that, grab your 18-millimeter socket and remove the bolts.So one final note on our uninstall is that if your Jeep has a factory tow hook here, that will also have to come out. Ours did not so now we're ready to get our bumper installed. All right. Now that we have our factory bumper uninstalled from our Jeep we can put it side by side with our Barricade bumper, really check out some of the differences. Right off the bat, you'll notice that your Jeep bumper is almost entirely constructed of plastic and our Barricade Bumper is constructed from plate steel so you're gonna get quite a bit more durability there. In addition, this factory plastic is definitely gonna fade over time and our Barricade Bumper features a nice texture black powder coat and is gonna last quite a bit longer. Finally, you do get two additional recovery points with D rings that they have included and the hitch is also incorporated. So it's quite a bit more features to your Barricade Bumper.Before we get our bumper bolted onto our Jeep we do need to slide these brackets into your frame rail. Make sure that the bolts are on the way up. You don't want them like that. So with the bolt holes up, go ahead and slide them into your frame rail until you see them peek through these holes here. Do the same thing with the other bracket.Now we can line up our bumper. You may wanna grab a friend for this portion to do it a little easier. Grab your hardware and let's get it started.Once you have all four bolts in the outer sides of your bumper, install the four hitch bolts. You may have to wiggle your bumper a little bit to get these in.With an 18-millimeter wrench and an 18-millimeter socket, tighten these down.At this point just double check your fitment. If you're not happy with how it aligns to your Jeep, you can definitely loosen those four bolts up underneath and tweak it a little bit to your liking. But if you are happy with it, grab your 18-millimeter socket and let's tighten down the bolts on the outside.At this point, we can reinstall our tire on our Jeep.Finally, we can install our D rings. With the pins out, slide them over this tab and slide them through the threaded side.And that is gonna do it for the review and install of our Barricade Bumper. Remember, for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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January 13, 2020
Loved the product, easy install. the only change i made was to notch the bumper to keep the factory tow hitch.Helpful (1)
January 02, 2020
Fit my 2018 jk perfectly. Arrived in perfect condition.Helpful (1)
December 30, 2019
The Barricade products are sharp, rugged and durable. We purchased both the front and rear HD bumpers. They were very easy to install especially if you want the short tutorial videos in advance.Helpful (1)
December 30, 2019
Barricade rear bumper.
Easy set up and installation. Instructions aren’t really very helpful. YouTube videos are the best way to follow installation.Helpful (1)
December 21, 2019
Is everything advertised. Far less expensive than competitors models. Fit and finish meet expectationsHelpful (1)
December 20, 2019
Very easy to install; took me about an hour. Looks way better than the stock plastic bumper.Helpful (1)
December 16, 2019
Easy to install fits very well
Easy to install fits well Needs to be packaged better for shipping. The pointy ends of the front bumper arrived with a little scratch from shipping and handling.Helpful (1)
December 16, 2019
Exactly as described! Rear Bumper w/ tire carrier
This is a very sturdy great product! Would definitely recommend!!!Helpful (1)
December 09, 2019
Couldn't ask for a better rear bumper very strong and easily installed.Helpful (1)
December 06, 2019
Awesome Rear Bumper!
This is an awesome upgrade from the stock bumper. It was very easy to install, and I would highly recommend two people for this install. I have no mechanic background and probably should never attempt anything like this, but for me this was an easy install. The videos given by ExtremeTerrain making it 10x easier too. It only took me an hour to install this rear bumper, maybe less if I didn't have to break off a rusty bolt on my OEM Rear Bumper. Highly recommend this bumper.Helpful (1)
I'm receiving this today, my JKU is waiting bare to have it bolted on. However, I'm reading up for the install, and at the very bottom of the description, it says that the hitch is "not rated for towing"?! Why on earth would you include a built-in hitch that is not rated for towing?! That's kind of like having wheels that are not rated for driving on!
We do apologize that you ran into this issue! At this time Barricade does not offer an tow rated bumpers. Their hitch is intended for recovery purposes and some customers use it for accessory racks, like bike racks.
I'm interested in the Barricade rear bumper but I already have a hitch installed on my jeep. Does the bumper also come without the hitch already on it, or only with the 2" hitch built in? Thanks. I saw another question about cutting off the hitch but nothing specifically about whether or not the bumper also comes without the hitch attached. It seems like something Barricade would/should make as most jeeps already have hitches on them.
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper has a built in 2" Receiver. this is not rated for towing and does not have a location for safety chains to attach. This is a feature added in for utilizing accessories that attach to a 2" reciever.
Will this fit with a Barricade Roof rack? I just installed a Barricade roof rack for the holidays. It required the removal of the stock bumper and tow hook. The rear mount covers the outside of the frame, how does this bumper bolt on? Thanks, Alternativeshots
It bolts onto the four holes the stock trailer hitch attached to on the frame and two holes on both sides of the frame. The driver side mounts onto the same holes that were used by the rear tow hook on my 2012 JKU.
were can I take my jeep to get this work done write at ia live in ohio zip 45005 I want it done right thank you
Thank you for your question! Since we are located in Malvern PA, we are unable to recommend shops. I would recommend searching for trusted shops on review based websites.
How does this bumper work with the Garvin Adventure Rack? The Garvin Rack is meant to integrate with the factory bumpers but do the mounting points for the rack and this bumper allow them to be both installed on the same vehicle?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper can be utilized when installing the Garvin Adventure Rack, and would require following the directions below: http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J25112-cust.pdf
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper can only accommodate a tire up to 35", it cannot accommodate a 37" tire.
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper is not rating for towing. While it is a sturdy bumper, this weighted type of use is at your discretion and is not tested by the manufacturer. We suggest keeping it under 150 lbs.
At this time Barricade does not offer any option to allow a tow rating with their bumpers.
Please contact customer service, and we will get you a new handle for this!
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper can accommodate a spare tire up to 35", it cannot accommodate a 37" spare tire.
This bumper can accommodate up to a 35" tire.
As theBarricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper has an integrated hitch, it is not compatible with factory or aftermarket hitches. The factory hitch would need to be removed to use this bumper or the bumper will need to be modified so you can use your factory hitch. Any modifications to the bumper will void Barricade's 3 Year Limited Warranty.
We have not heard any reports of issues with law enforcement with the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper, however you may want to check with a local police station to ensure no issues should arise.
We have not tested the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper with the hitch cut off to see how the factory hitch would fit, and how the integrity is effected. This would void any warranty on the bumper.
The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-17 Wrangler JK) hitch is designed for recreational use for those Jeep owners who would like to use aftermarket recreational accessories, like cargo racks.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.