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Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey guys. It's Joe from ExtremeTerrain and in this video, we're gonna be going over the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier, fitting all '07 to '18 JKs. Now, this is gonna be a great option for you if you're looking for a new rear bumper that's not only going to bring form but function as well. And it's gonna come with a brand new spare tire carrier capable of running bigger tires and all at the same time at a budget-friendly price tag.So, first thing's first, let's dive into what this setup is made out of. And as you guys probably could have guessed, it's gonna be heavy-duty steel, definitely an upgrade from the factory plastic. This is heavy-duty 3/16-inch and 2.12-inch steel tubing finished in that awesome black powder coat which is not just there to add to the looks, but it'll serve as a layer of protection against the elements as well. Now, one of the biggest draws to this setup is gonna be this guy right here, the adjustable spare tire carrier. When you go with bigger wheels and tires on your Jeep that puts a lot of weight on these hinges right here. Something like this can help avoid any damage to the tailgate by relocating that to this swing arm that's connected with this post right here on to the rear bumper. This can accommodate up to a 35-inch tire. You can see we have a really nice deep cutout here for that right in the center. This is completely adjustable up top as well not only up and down, but forward and back. So, you could really dial in that backspacing and get that spare nice and tight up to the rear glass of the Jeep, and you get three lug nuts on top of it to just to tie the whole thing together. Now, one thing that I do have to mention here, it's gonna be the third brake light. You can see this has no accommodation for that whatsoever. So, if you do need to run that in accordance with your state laws, that is gonna have to be a custom job or you can pick up a relocation kit for that third brake light.Now, this bumper does give you the addition of a new recovery point as well. You can see we have two brand new D-ring mounts on there. There's two 3/4-inch D-rings included in this kit. Definitely, a really nice touch. Now, the next thing I wanna talk about is gonna be the 2-inch receiver on the bottom. First thing's first, that is not tow rated, do not expect to use that as a recovery point. That is more for accessories, cooler rack, bike racks, something like that, that is gonna be perfect for.Next up, let's talk a little bit about price. Simply put, this is gonna be one of the most budget-friendly combo kits we have on the site that's gonna include the spare tire carrier and the rear bumper, only looking about 650 bucks for this whole setup here which is really, really cost-effective. You're getting a lot of functionality for your money here and in my opinion, if you're looking to carry a bigger spare tire without affecting your tailgate, this guy is definitely gonna be well worth the money.Install, not gonna be bad either. Definitely gonna get one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. There are no modifications required. At most this should take you an hour or two. So without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.Tools you'll need for this install will include an impact, wrenches ranging from 16 millimeters all the way up to 19 millimeters as well as a 3/8-inch wrench, a ratchet, sockets ranging from 19 millimeters all the way down to 13 millimeters and a trim panel removal tool.We're gonna start this install by getting our factory spare tire carrier out of the way. In order to do that, obviously, remove the spare first then you can grab the trim panel removal tool, we're gonna disconnect our third brake light and the plug is behind this little plastic panel right here on the tailgate. We're gonna pry that out of the way to get access to it.So, what you're gonna be looking for is a plug like this. It's got a release tab on the back, press that down and separate the two. Now once they're apart, you reach in here there's gonna be a little rubber grommet. We're gonna push that through to get this wire out the back of the tailgate. Now we're free to disconnect the spare tire carrier. There's eight bolts that hold it on. We're gonna remove them all with 13-millimeter socket. Now, that we have that out of the way, you can take this little rubber plug that comes in the kit and we're just gonna fill that hole for the third brake light wiring.So, now, we can get started on our rear bumper. Now, inside the rear wheel well, this is on the frame rail, you can see two 16-millimeter bolts. That's basically what holds this bracket to the frame rail. We're gonna get those out of the way. There's two on both sides, and then we can remove the bumper as well.So, now that we have all of our factory stuff removed, I figured now would be the perfect time to pull in our new Barricade stuff and draw some comparisons between these two kits, what are the pros and what are the cons of each. First thing's first, let's talk a little bit about build quality. You guys all know what the factory stuff looks like, we have plastic, we have body color in the middle here, at least on the Sahara, we have more plastic for the spare tire carrier. You know exactly what this is. Our new Barricade, however, is gonna take durability and looks to the next level. We're going over to 3/16-inch steel plate that is gonna be much more durable than that factory plastic. It's got that nice black powder coating on there as well, which is gonna be a huge upgrade in the looks department, gonna give you that stealth fighter sort of off-road aggressive look, which I personally am really fond of. I think Barricade knocked it out of the park with this one. It's got some extra functionality too. You can see we do have a 2-inch receiver built into the bumper, that's a nice touch, and we got some recovery points with the D-ring mounts there. Again, definitely a huge upgrade over the factory stuff.Moving on to our spare tire carrier a lot of the same things carry over. We're going from plastic to 3/16-inch steel with that black powder coating on there, huge upgrade when it comes to durability and looks. One thing I do wanna mention, we are missing our third brake light, you could pick up a relocation kit for that, I spoke about that a little bit earlier, you guys know exactly how that's done. If you do wanna keep that third brake light feature, we have a ton of videos about that if you wanna check that out. Also, that spare tire carrier is gonna be on a swing arm which makes it a little bit easier to use. And it's completely adjustable, fits up to a 37-inch tire and a huge upgrade over the factory spare tire carrier if you ask me. So, without any further ado, we're gonna reach a new our hardware box here. We're gonna pull out the mounting brackets, get those sorted out onto our frame rails here, and then we can start to build this bumper and spare tire carrier on the Jeep.All right. So, these are the mounting brackets you're gonna look for in the kit. You can see that the threaded holes are sort of biased off to the top a little bit. So, you wanna have that inserted the right way to line up with these two holes right here. So, and now the threaded portions are right here. Once we have our bumper up there, it'll be really easy to get hardware in there. We're gonna do the same thing on the other side and then put the bumper up.Now, these are the two bolts you're gonna need to line up and get into the bracket on the other side, the threaded portion that we installed in the frame rail. This portion right here, this part of the bumper and our hardware on the end, 18 millimeters. We're going to align our bumper and then tighten those down. So, we do have some bolts to reinforce our receiver as well. They're these really, really long ones. We're gonna put a flat line on the end of the bulkhead, and then we're gonna slip that over the muffler and then that's gonna poke through this frame rail sort of crossmember bracket here and then come out above the receiver, at which point we can go ahead and throw at another flat washer, lock washer and nut on those and tighten down with an 18-millimeter socket.All right. So, now, we're gonna work on our swing arm. On the bumper you have this post right here, before you do anything with this I would hit this with a healthy dose of grease, make sure that nothing is gonna rust on you, then you can throw that plastic washer around at the bottom. What we're gonna do next is follow up with the arm itself. Then on top, what we're gonna do, another plastic washer, flat washer, throw the cap on there. Then we're gonna use the button head bolt, another flat washer and a lock washer to tighten that down. Then we're gonna use this 5-millimeter Allen key, comes in the kit with the bumper to tighten it down. Now to keep that post nice and greased, you get these little tiny baby Zerk fitting that threads in right at the top here and tightens down with a 3/8-inch wrench.Now, we can move to the other side. The next thing we're gonna work on is our handle. This is what you're gonna get, it's just gonna slide into the arm like that. And we can take these bolts right here, 16-millimeter on the bulkhead. They're thin ones, they're M10s, and on the back, we're gonna follow that up with a flat washer and a 17-millimeter nylock nut, it's gonna get the same hardware in the bottom position as well. So, now, we can actually work on what that handle is going to attach to. You have this bracket right here, pretty simple, going attach to these three holes right here. However, you do get some shims. Reason being is when you have a spare on the carrier arm, it can tend to flex down a little bit. If you have something really heavy, you might not need to use any of these at all. I can tell you ours with no weight on it whatsoever it looks like it's gonna line up at five. So, I'm gonna go ahead and drop five of them down, drop our bracket down, and we're gonna use the shorter M10 hardware to attach it. And just like the handle hardware, 60-millimeter socket. And underneath the bumper, I have a 17-millimeter wrench around the nut. Looking good right here, we're just gonna test it out, make sure it lines up correctly, these holes are slotted, you're probably gonna need to loosen them up again and make an adjustment. And of course, if you do have some weight, you'll probably end up removing some of those spacers but that should come in like so. And latch just like that. That looks perfect. So we're going to call that done and move on to the next thing.Next thing we're gonna do is our spare tire mounting bracket, sort of for the carrier. This is the female side, this is gonna go on first. One thing you do wanna make a quick note of, this welded on nut here, this is gonna face down and also you have plenty of adjustment on here. We're gonna go two down from the top, that's pretty much the factory position. So that is gonna go on right like so. Then what we're gonna use is the shorter M12 hardware to attach the bracket to the swing arm. And on the inside here, just following up with a flat washer and then a nylock nut. And we're gonna use 19-millimeter socket and wrench to tighten that down.Now, we're gonna use the last bit of hardware to secure the male portion of the spare tire mounting bracket to the other portion of the spare mounting bracket. We're gonna use the longer bolts for that, they can go in like so. Obviously, this is slotted. If you wanna measure the backspacing of your wheels and lock these in perfectly first go, you absolutely could, otherwise tighten down with 19-millimeter socket and wrench. Now, this guy right here is really the last piece of hardware in the kit. And what this is intended to do, go up through that welded on nut and basically correct any sag when you have the spare on here. Again, it's a little bit of extra weight. So running this up like that, and tightening it however much you need to could basically correct any droop from here. And then finally, the kit throws in some new lug nuts as well.That's gonna do it for me. It's also gonna do it for the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier, fitting all '07 to '18 JKs. As always, guys, thank you so much for watching. Keep it right here at ExtremeTerrain for all things Jeep.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Trail Force HD Bumper (110 lbs) with Tire Carrier (48 lbs)
      • Heavy Duty 3/16" Steel and 2" X 0.120" Tubing
      • 2" Standard Hitch Receiver
      • This Bumper is not Tow Rated
      • Can Accommodate Up to a 35" Tire
      • High Strength D-Ring Mounts w/ D-Rings Included
      • Premium Two Stage Textured Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models


      Perfect For Off-Road Use. Featuring a 2" standard hitch receiver, two high strength D-Ring mounts and a spare tire carrier the Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier is perfect for off-road use.

      Spare Tire Carrier. The Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier features a swing out spare tire carrier with an adjustable mount making it perfect for tires up to 35 inch. A custom-designed billet aluminum handle securely locks the tire carrier in place so there is no worry of it coming loose on the trail.

      Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from 3/16" mild steel plating and 2"x0.120" tubing this Barricade Off-Road Trail Force HD Rear 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 Trail Force HD Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

      Please Note. The built-in receiver hitch is not rated for towing.

      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!.

      Barricade Off-Road

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

      MPN# J20849

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      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • March 29, 2020

        2 2010 Wrangler - Steveg012 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Spare tire leans out

        The rear bump looks great and installed rather easily. The spare tire carrier unfortunately leans outward and drives me crazy. All methods to correct have failed. Would not buy the spare tire carrier in retrospect.

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      • March 26, 2020

        3 2013 Wrangler - tvarn302

        Kinda of a waste

        I've had this rear bumper on my Jeep for about 2 years now. It's ok but not great. It looks good and well built. The tire carrier swings open pretty easily and the bumper itself bolts up nicely to the frame of JK. So with all that being said, I recommend really looking at what you want out of a bumper. After 2 years, I want a couple waverunners. However, this bumper is not rated for towing. I really wish I would've paid a little more attention when I bought this. It has a receiver but it's not tow rated. Why even put a receiver on it? So in my opinion, if you're going to spend the money, shop around. This may not be the best bumper for you if you're wanting to tow.

        Helpful (1)
      • March 18, 2020

        4 2016 Wrangler - ScottnTracy Installation Time: Afternoon


        Perfect easy fit, finally got that tire off the gate. Powder coating was a lil thin.

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      • March 12, 2020

        Review shared from Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2014 Wrangler - TrentW Installation Time: Afternoon

        I love this bumper

        This bumper has been amazing, its been beaten, I've dropped onto rocks, slid off rocks. It just takes whatever I give it and doesnt even scratch.

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      • March 11, 2020

        1 2017 Wrangler - MeganO Installation Time: Afternoon


        DO NOT BUY. Unless you want to waste your time. Tire carrier does not fit. I’m not waiting for my 4th replacement.

        Helpful (1)
      • March 02, 2020

        Review shared from Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        4 2015 Wrangler - Gabbs Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great bumper but rusted out so quick!

        Easy to install and great for the price except for the insane amount of rust after 1 year...I ended up having to replace it so it didnt destroy the frame. I wouldnt buy this again. It is worth the extra money to get a nice one the first time.

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      • February 05, 2020

        Review shared from Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2017 Wrangler - Redwater Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Built like a Tank!

        I bought one of these from Extreme Terrain about a year ago and was rear ended yesterday. The car hit me at at least 15-20 mpg. The accident just dented the bottom of the bumper slightly. Nothing a hammer wont pop out. It totaled the front of a Honda Accord however!

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      • January 30, 2020

        3 2016 Wrangler - Skorp Installation Time: Afternoon

        Bumper and carrier excellent, handle not so much.

        This bumper is so tough and able to carry 35s with ease. Overall it is a great tire carrier. However, the handle to it is very fragile and will come apart on its own through normal use. After a year, my handle broke apart and now I have to buy another handle which is out of stock so have to wait for a while and just tie it up so it won't come apart and hit someone behind me while driving. Overall, it is the best out there in the design, but the handle sucks a lot. I would prefer the Smittybilt design handle. That one is so much more durable.

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      • January 13, 2020

        Review shared from Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2015 Wrangler - TJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        great install

        Loved the product, easy install. the only change i made was to notch the bumper to keep the factory tow hitch.

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      • January 02, 2020

        Review shared from Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2018 Wrangler - Tank1 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Fit my 2018 jk perfectly. Arrived in perfect condition.

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      Questions & Answers (187 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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.

      Helpful (54)

      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.

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      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.

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      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.

      Helpful (5)

      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:

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      10 More Questions
      The description says it accommodates a 35" tire. I am running 37" tires; however I am also using the Teraflex HD Hinge Tire Mount set up with the tire mounted in the highest position. Will this still work for me if I am running a 37" spare on the back? 1 answer
      Is the receiver on this bumper capable of a 350 lb load? I would like to haul my scooter. 1 answer
      I am interested in this bumper, however I see that the 2" receiver is not rated for towing. Are there any options that will allow for towing? I tow my boat regularly with the factory receiver and cannot lose the option to tow. 1 answer
      I purchased this bumper a few years back. The metal pin that bolts to the handle that allows you secure the latch came loose and fell off my Jeep. Does anyone know if its possible to buy a new handle set? If not does any one have a good solution to replace it with something else? 1 answer
      Do you think an Alpine Electronics HCE-TCAM1-WRA Rear View Camera Rear Light System will fit on this mount? 1 answer
      Will it fit with a 37" tire? 1 answer
      I am running 35" tires. Will the tire clear the bumper with the factory carrier? Thanks 1 answer
      I have a Rubicon that has a tow package included . Can I still use my original factory hitch with this bumper ? 1 answer
      The handle for the tire carrier partially blocks the licence plate. Has anyone had any issues with law enforcement complaining about this? 1 answer
      Can this hitch on this bumper be cut to allow the factory hitch to stay attached, and if so will it compromise the integrity of the bumper? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Rear Bumper
      • (1) Tire Carrier
      • (1) Tire Carrier Handle
      • (2) D-Rings
      • (1) Mounting Brackets & Hardware

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