(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper with LED Lights and Winch Combination, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this kit, which is going to be a fairly simple one out of three wrenches. Even though there are lights on this bumper and you have the winch, you're really only making a couple of connections at your battery. So again, one out of three wrenches for this install, but do give yourself around two hours to get it done, maybe even a little bit more. We'll talk more about the install in just a second. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this kit.This combination includes, of course, both your bumper and your winch. You know that these two pieces are going to work together, you're gonna save a little bit of money by buying them at the same time, and you're going to end up with a package that is both very useful and will also drastically transform the look of the front of your Jeep. Now, this kit is available with a couple of different bumpers, and this one, in particular, has the LED lights built into it. These lights are a little bit more of a marker light than they are an auxiliary light that's actually gonna throw a lot of light in front of you on the road or on the trail. But if you're looking for that, if you like that look of an integrated, built-in flush mount light, and you want a winch that's gonna be very functional as well, all while saving a little bit of money, buying them together in this combo pack is a really good option.So obviously, there are two separate pieces here, and first we'll talk about the bumper. This is the Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper with integrated LED lights. This is going to be 5/32nds-inch steel covered in a textured black powder coat finish. It does, of course, have the winch mount right up on top and your fair lead mount as well. It has two D-ring mounts that are welded and bolt directly into your frame horns, giving you a really solid connection for either a snatch strap recovery or using a snatch block with your winch in order to double the pulling power of the winch.And this does also come with the 3/4-inch D-rings as well, so it's not a piece that you have to purchase separately, which is really nice, something you don't have to think about. This, of course, has a 2-inch hoop up on top of the bumper, which is going to offer a little bit of protection to your winch from branches and brush. And it also two light mount tabs up on the top, allowing you to mount any traditional single post light. Whether you're looking to mount some additional auxiliary lights or even a light bar up here, you do have a couple of different options.Now, this is a mid-width bumper from Barricade, so it is going to be slightly shorter than that factory front bumper. But even if you have a factory fender flare on your Jeep, I still think that this is going to look pretty good. Sometimes, when you go with a stubby bumper, you really want an aggressive fender flare that jets in to give you a nice, clean look from the front. With this, you can get away with running a bunch of different styles of fender flare because it is a mid-width bumper, so you are going to get some protection and you're gonna get those additional features that we just talked about.Of course, this is the kit that comes with the winch as well, and this is Barricade's 9,500-Pound Winch with Synthetic Line. Now, the general rule of thumb for the pulling capacity of a winch is that you want it to be roughly double the loaded trail weight of your vehicle. So if you have a really heavy, armored-up 4-door JK that you plan on burying up to the axles in mud, maybe you wanna consider the 12,000-pound winch. However, if you have a little bit of a lighter 4-door or certainly a light 2-door rig, 9,500 pounds is going to be more than enough for you.Now, this is gonna be a 5.5 horsepower motor. This does have a three-stage planetary gear set, so it is going to give you a good bit of pulling power. Now, in general, I really like a synthetic line. It's going to be more expensive up front, you're going to have to replace it and maintain it more often, and it is going to be more expensive every time you purchase a new one. However, the benefit to a synthetic line is that it's lighter-weight, it's not going to kink, it's easier to drag up those muddy hills, and it doesn't store energy like a steel cable will. This is going to stretch just like steel will, but when steel is under load and it breaks, it snaps back. It can hit somebody, causing an injury, or just some damage to your Jeep. With the synthetic line, again, it doesn't store that energy, so if it were to break, it falls directly to the ground fairly harmlessly. You can mount your solenoid box right up on top here, or you could, of course, mount it in back if you chose to.Now, there are winches on the market that have some additional features, that if you're gonna be doing some really long, hard pulls every single weekend, I might recommend spending a little bit more on one of those other winches. However, if you're going to be using this occasionally, this is going to be a really nice winch that's gonna save you some money over those other options that are available.This install is going to a one-out-of-three-wrench install that will probably take you right around two hours, and the first step in getting this installed is going to be removing your factory front bumper. You'll do that by removing the splash shield on the bottom and the frame cover on the top, removing the fog light sockets and the fog light wiring harness, and finally unbolting that bumper and removing it from the Jeep. Now, at this point, I would recommend installing the wiring harness for the lights on your new bumper. These are not going to plug directly into where your factory fog lights do, but this does come with a really nice harness. That includes the switch, the relay, the fuse and will plug directly into these lights, so all you have to do is pick up power at the battery. So you're gonna have to pull the switch wire through the firewall, get the switch mounted inside the cab. You're gonna run the two power wires, positive and negative, up to the battery where you'll pick up power there. And then you'll run the actual connection ends down to the front of the frame where the bumper is going to be.Once you get that into place, I would recommend bolting your winch up. First, you're going to bolt the solenoid box on top of the winch if that's where you choose to mount it, attach your wires from the box to the winch itself, so all you're going to have are those two long leads that go to the battery, and finally bolt your winch onto the bumper. For that, you're gonna get your fair lead in place. So once you have the winch bolted up to the bumper, you're gonna have a big, heavy package. Why not install the bumper first and then the winch? Well, it can be a little bit difficult to get to those winch mounting bolts if you do it that way. So again, I recommend the winch gets mounted to the bumper and the bumper and winch as a package get mounted onto the Jeep.Once you do have everything bolted up, you simply lift the bumper and winch onto the frame rails and use the included hardware to get it bolted down tight. Because you've already run all of the wiring for your lights, you simply plug those lights in. You'll want to stretch the two positive and negative wires from your winch through your grille, up along the fender, and attach those to the battery as well as attaching the two leads that you ran for your wiring harness to the battery as well.And that's why I'm still giving this a one out of three wrenches. Even though you do have the lights and the winch to wire up, it's really just four wires, two that get attached to the positive terminal of your battery, two that get attached to the negative terminal of your battery. So even if you're not someone who's comfortable with automotive wiring, that's something that really anybody can do. As far as the tools necessary to get this installed, really just your traditional hand tools. No wiring tools or anything like that are necessary. This is gonna be a pretty straightforward and a pretty easy install for anyone to do in their driveway.Overall, I think that this bumper and winch combination is fairly priced. Of course, you're going to save some money over purchasing the winch and the bumper separately, and if you're looking for the features that are offered in this kit, I do think this is gonna be a really nice option for those of you who are going to be occasionally using your winch. This is gonna save you some money over those top-tier winches that are much more expensive that has additional features, and of course, you're going to have the bumper for its features and its protection. Overall, these are gonna work really well together, they're gonna drastically change the look of your Jeep, and I think that they're gonna be a pretty nice option for the price.So if you're looking for a front bumper and winch combination for your Jeep to offer some more function and drastically change the look of the front of your Jeep, I think this is going to be a fairly-priced option. So that's my review of the Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper with LED Lights and Winch Combination, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Off Road Ready. Ensure you're prepared to hit the trail and handle any situation you can get into. Whether you're just getting into the hobby or are looking to upgrade your Wrangler with a winch and extra protection, the Barricade Trail Force HD Bumper and Winch Combo Kit is the smart way to go. It includes the winch you'll need to handle recovery, as well as the protection and lighting you'll want when facing boulders, rocks and trees, all in one impressive package!
Reliable Protection. Responsible for preventing damage from debris and trail hazards, the Trail Force HD Bumper boasts impressive durability with 5/32 inch plate steel. It comes equipped with tabs for mounting up to 2 auxiliary lights on its 2 inch hoop over rider, which will also provide ample protection for your winch and grille. The entire bumper is finished in a tough, dual stage black powder coat finish designed to prevent corrosion and rust for impressive protection and style. The additional LED Lights ensure bright, reliable light for safer trail runs and recovery spots.
Safe Recovery. The included 9500 lb. winch is driven by a 5.5 HP series-wound motor and is equipped with a 3 stage planetary gear box with a 195.4:1 gear ratio for impressive pulling performance. It comes equipped with a tough, 94 foot long Dyneema SK75 Synthetic Rope designed to handle your toughest recovery situations. It is completed in a Polyurethane resin to resist chemical, oil and abrasions for reliable function through the roughest days.
Easy Installation. This Combo Kit features a bolt on installation! Your new winch mounts easily to an integrated winch plate in the bumper. Once installed the entire bumper then installs directly to your JK's frame horns without drilling or modification. It comes with a hawse fairlead, all the necessary hardware, as well as wiring components to make upgrading your Jeep simple and easy.
Application. The Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper with LEDs & Synthetic Winch Combo is designed for installation on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models including Rubicons.
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!.
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January 11, 2020
Found a couple of not so good reviews but I am very happy with it. Took a little longer to come in then I thought it would, but I installed it pretty easy and have used it on the trails a couple of time seem to work well so far.Helpful (0)
January 07, 2020
Install was quite easy all my hardware was in the box. Only took me 40 minutes to installHelpful (0)
November 27, 2019
Fast shipping. And nice packaging. Super easy to install with just some basic tools. Although i wish the would make a connection for the factory switch to the fog lights. It does come with a switch you can install. I cut off my old factory connector and installed it on the new bumper and plugged it in for the two round lights. But simple enough.Helpful (0)
August 26, 2019
Looks great one of the LED lights has an issue where it blinks all the time. The light was out of stock so I am on a waiting list. Winch works and looks great.Helpful (0)
August 09, 2019
Fits gladiator perfect
Ordered this for my launch edition gladiator, perfect fit, 5 hour install . You’ll need to cut the wiring harness for the fog lights then use your existing harness for the fogs to work, then I wired in the two center lights to aux3 . When ordering parts for your gladiator , order for a 19 wrangler, they are the same from the dash foreword .Helpful (0)
January 17, 2019
I really like the look of the new bumper and winch on the Jeep. I will say that I was a little disappointed in the install time being quite a bit longer than I expected. I am handy, but do not mess much with vehicles. I could not find any good, descriptive place to show how to wire the lights and wench. I was (and am) worried that the wires are too close to the radiator (and anything else that could mess with them). In addition, there was a switch that had to be run into the cab. Never done that before and had no idea. Finally figured it all out...just took me 3 times as long. Also, one of my lights does not work properly. ET said they were on a 13 week back order...that kind of sucks too.Helpful (6)
October 07, 2018
Great looking and easy to install. I would recommend this to anyone. 2 hours to install. Actually easier than the rear bumper.Helpful (5)
September 24, 2018
Looks and fits great
I can't give a 5 star review however as the lights were not air tight such that water is in them. I will now have to go into each one and revisit and tighten each up. To some this may be easy but it takes time and I wish those things were done well.Helpful (6)
August 15, 2018
Electrics didn't fit the Jeep as promised
Both the winch and bumper are of nice quality and the winch fit the bumper perfectly as did the bumper to the vehicle. However, the electrical connection were all wrong. The LED light leads did not interface with the Jeep factory fog light connectors and they did not provide an adapter or even the male plugs to splice into the factory wiring harness. Also the red lead from the winch to the battery was about 18" to short. The black lead was fine but the red lead on the winch is on the far right (facing the winch) and the red battery terminal is on the firewall side of the battery which is all they way back near the firewall on the passenger side. This does not allow for a proper cable run and requires an aftermarket red power cable and LED light socket set. I've contacted the distributor and they are supposedly sending me the correct parts and it's possible that this was just a packaging error but never the less very frustrating. This has added at least a weeks delay in the installation of these components, if they send the correct parts as promised. If not for these issues definitely a 5 star product for the price.Helpful (5)
July 26, 2018
Installing Barricade Trail Force bumper and winch
Hardest part was removing the OE bumper. I attached the winch to the bumper prior to the install and to make it easy on myself I have a chain fall hoist where the front of the jeep is so it did all the lifting and held it there while I slid it back into place. Lined up perfect with the stock holes. The led lights were a different story. I actually cut the stock fog light plugs off the jeep (leaving 5 inch tails in case I want to put stock bumper back on. Cut the new wire harness and wired it in to the existing fog light wires and use my fog light switch to turn the new lights on.Entirely different looking jeep now. Looks tough. Took longer to install because of having to run wires for the winch and lights.Helpful (6)
Will this fit a 2020 Gladiator?
Until we begin to offer Gladiator parts on the site, we cannot assist with Gladiator fitment.
will any of the Blue Ox tow bar adaptors fit the tabs on this bumper? or is this bumper suitable for attaching a tow bar to?
We do not recommend flat towing with this bumper.
Will this fit jl Rubicon 2019 without meeting the fog lights?
This bumper replaces your factory fog lights.
Can the LEDs be split and the two rounds ran by the fog lights?
The Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper each of the Auxiliary lights have their own wiring harness. It is very much possible to wire them up to the fog light switch, and aftermarket option.
How do I go about replacing one of the rectangular 7-inch LED lights there in the bumper I have selected
For the LED lights on the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper w/ LED Lights please give our Customer Service Department a call at 1-844-887-6502 and they will be able to assist you!
Hello, the Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper w/ LED Lights & Winch Combo (07-17 Wrangler JK) has 2 tabs on the grill guard that will accept any type of light that has the "bolt & nut" application. The solenoid box on the winch can be mounted in any position you would like as long as the cables are still able to reach the winch, some customers like to keep it under the hood to be better protected.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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