(approx) 2 Hours
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Barricade Extreme HD Bumper and Tire Carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This tire carrier is available separate from the bumper and the bumper can be run as a stand-alone bumper if you don't need the tire carrier or have a tub-mounted tire carrier already. Today, I'm going to talk about the construction, the features and the installation of this bumper and tire carrier setup.There are a few different issues you can run into if you're running a large and heavy spare. Anything over, say, a 35-inch tire and wheel package especially a heavy one on your factory spare tire mount which is attached to your tailgate. You can end up with the hinges of the tailgate sagging, requiring you to pick-up on the tailgate every time you open it and close it, you can end up breaking welds in the tailgate itself, which will cause rattling and noises, and finally, the spare tire mount itself can fatigue and eventually crack, which can cause a dangerous situation. Having a bumper-mounted carrier like this will fix all those of those problems by taking the weight of that heavy and larger spare tire off of your factory location and putting it on this bumper-mounted spare tire. I really like this setup in particular because it's less expensive than some of the other ones on the market, but it is packed full of different features that I will talk about in a second.Before we get into the features of this bumper and tire carrier setup, let's talk about the construction. This thing is built solid. It's steel, it's welded and gusted through and through to give you an incredible amount of strength. This thing is going to be great for recoveries and even a 37-inch wheel tire combination that has a lot of weight to it. Speaking of recovery, this does have two D-ring mounts that are built right into it. They're welded all the way through and this package includes the D-rings with it, which is a nice feature. Some don't. You have to go out and buy those separately. The bumper also has this nice deep cutout in the center so that will allow you to put your tire as low as possible on the tire carrier, giving you maximum viewing out of your back window without having any clearance issues with the bumper itself. In the center, you have a third recovery point, in the way of a standard two-inch receiver that you can put any tow bar into for recovery purposes. And, I would also consider over here the angles of this bumper to be a feature. This bumper almost looks a little bit like a stamped steel bumper in the way that it has these angles on the end. They are simply for styling, but my opinion, it makes the bumper look pretty good.Aside from the bumper, the tire carrier has a ton of features as well. Starting over here at the pivot, the way that the tire carrier attaches onto the spindle means that you're always going to be able to service it. This is a greaseable spindle, but if you forget to grease it and it ends up having the tire carrier rust onto the spindle, you'll always be able to loosen this clamping bolts, remove the tire carrier, clean everything, grease it again and put it back together. Those sealed tire carriers over the spindles will cause you to have to cut the tire carrier off the spindle which of course will make it not usable anymore.On the other end, the latching mechanism will keep this whole set up completely rattle-free. It has a rubber isolator built right into it, and it's spring-loaded, keeping everything nice and tight. Speaking of keeping things rattle-free, right up here are one of my favorite features about this tire carrier. These are adjustable bumpers that will allow you to keep the tire carrier tied up against the factory rubber tailgate snubbers when the tire carrier is closed. That, combined with the adjustable tire mount that allows you to move your tire in and out, keeping the tire nice and tight up against the tire carrier regardless of your tire width and your back spacing means that the tire, the tire carrier and tailgate are all one solid piece, keeping it rattle-free and keeping anything from torquing around which can cause metal fatigue and noise.Finally, the tire carrier mount up here is adjustable up and down. As I mentioned, it allows you to get the tire as low as possible in the bumper, giving you maximum viewing out of your back window. Now, anytime you have a tire carrier like this, you are going to have to consider a new third brake light mount because the factory one will come off during the installation of this bumper. This bumper and tire carrier combination is completely bolt on, making the installation really, really simple.The first step is to bolt the bumper on to the Jeep after you remove your factory bumper. The factory bumper will be removed by taking a couple of bolts our of the frame rails and a couple of bolts out of the rear crossmember allowing you to pull it off. After that, if you do have a tow hook on the driver side inside of the frame rail, you also have to remove that to allow this bumper to be installed. Don't worry, the bumper has its own recovery points that are plenty strong.After that, you can slide the nut plates inside the frame rails and bolt the bumper into place. There's also a sandwich plate that goes directly behind the two-inch receiver to provide some additional strength for recovery. You'll install that as well and you can leave all of the bolts loose before you put the tire carrier on. The tire carrier comes out of the box unassembled, so you will be adding the tire mount, these adjustable stops for the factory tailgate snubbers and the latch itself. Once you have all of those parts bolted on, you can drop the tire carrier over the spindle on the bumper and then start tightening everything down. The final step is to install you tire on the tire carrier and make sure that the tire is very tight up against the tire carrier so that everything is tight up against the tailgate. The whole installation for this bumper and tire carrier will probably take you about two hours. That includes all of the removal of the factory bumper, the assembly of your tire carrier and getting everything bolted up. But the good news is, it's a very simple process. If you have a traditional set of sockets, you can get this thing installed. There's no need to take it to a shop. Although the bumper is a little bit large and bulky, so you might want to have an extra set of hands around or at least tall [SP] set of jack stands to help out.By the time you purchase this bumper and the tire carrier, they're still priced a little bit less than a lot of the top tier bumper and tire carrier combinations of the market. And because this one does have so many features, so much adjustability allows you to keep everything tight and rattle-free, I really like this set-up. Now, if you're looking to get your spare tire off of the factory spare tire location, there are tub-mounted tire carriers that are available. There are some from RedRock, TeraFlex, Rugged Ridge, Smittybilt. They all offer a tub-mounted tire carrier. A set-up like that will allow you to run with whatever bumper you'd like to. However, by the time you purchase a tub-mounted tire carrier, you're going to be right in the same ballpark as these bumper and tire carrier set-up when you consider the price. And then you get yourself an aftermarket bumper and all over a sudden, that Tubman and set-up is going to be more expensive than this set-up here.Now the benefit to a tub-mounted tire carrier setup is that you can very easily and with one hand and one motion, open the tire carrier and that tailgate because they are one piece. Where with this set-up, first you have to open the tire carrier and then the tailgates separately. But in my opinion, for the additional cost that you have to pay for tub-mounted tire carrier and a bumper if you decide you want to add one. And how much more that is over a setup like this, this makes a lot of sense. So if you are looking for a bumper-mounted tire carrier that has a lot of features, that's going to be a great recovery point and securely hold even the largest 37-inch spare tire combination, this is going to be a great option for you. This has all the adjustability and all the features built into it than you'd ever need.So, that's my review of Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier fitting on 2007 to 2016 JKs. That you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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February 24, 2020
The bumper looks great. Well built. The holes are not lined up just right. When i tightened them up the door would scrub.Helpful (1)
January 07, 2020
Great Looking Bumper
It was delivered in days. Install took about 2 hours, the instructions were decent @ best however it's not very hard to figure out how to install it. To easily do the install u will need one extra person and a jack stand. The finished product looks amazing on vehicle!Helpful (2)
December 29, 2019
Love my my barricade bumper. Only reason I give it a 4 star is because it’s not row rated.Helpful (2)
October 08, 2019
Waiting on 3rd attempt at a working part
Can’t review the part because I have yet to receive one that works. Waiting on third carrier hoping it won’t be defective.Helpful (2)
August 20, 2019
I gotta tell you I loved the way these products looked and I was so excited to add them to my wife's jeep, but I am extremely disappointed in the quality and mechanics of the Barricade Rock Crawler Rear bumper and tire carrier, I have only had them on a year and since day one the gate was not easy to open, I am a big boy and it takes two hands and a full body to open it, my wife is strong and can not open it. it has been a bear to navigate, with no grease Zerts or anything to make it easier. My wife is strong and can not open it at all. Now the bumper textured covering is peeling off in several places. Mind you there is no rough stuff with my wife's jeep it is a grocery getter she just wanted to be BA as she does it. It doesn't sit in the weather and is not off roading ever so no excuse for this type of wear. I called the company and they said they only have a 30 warranty and do not stand behind their items, I wanted to let others know that before they spend $600 plus dollars on any of these items, you want some kind of backing in workmanship. So disappointed in the workmanship, quality and customer service of the products I purchased. Buyer beware...Helpful (2)
August 05, 2019
Substantial bumper. Simple install.
I am much more confident in this bumper than I am the flimsy stock bumper. Plus it looks good. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the photographs in the instructions suck. Fortunately it's easy enough to figure out without them. I needed a hand getting it held in position while I started the bolts, but it took me a little over an hour working by myself.Helpful (3)
July 17, 2019
Easy to install great product!! Took about 2 hours to install.Helpful (1)
May 21, 2019
Bumper looked great!! Install was easy but... had to slot the holes so it would line up on the driver side. It was about 1” difference between driver and passenger side.Helpful (2)
April 26, 2019
The bumper matched my front one perfectly, they make my Jeep look so much better than with the old ones.Helpful (2)
March 22, 2019
After a year I can't budge the swing gate to open tail gate. Can't even get swing gate off to determine why it has swelled to the point it can't open. Bumper looks good but is not practical when swing gate can't be opened!Helpful (4)
If the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier is not tow rated, then why is this NOT mentioned in the specs? I purchased this and installed with the understanding that I could tow small trailers. It would be very helpful to add that piece of information in your description of this product.
Thank you for your question and we do apologize for any confusion. The website does not list the tow rating for the hitch, which would mean that the hitch is not tow rated. We will adjust the site to show that the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier is not tow rated, to avoid any confusion in the future.
What is the tow rating on this bumper??
Hello, unfortunately the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper is not tow rated. The receiver hitch is meant more for a cargo rack, a bike rack etc...
While this is not tow rated, I’m assuming it’s perfect for a bike rack? Will it hold up for long distance trips with a couple of bicycles hanging off of it
Yes, the hitch on the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper is designed for use as a recovery point, so it will have more than enough strength to hold your bikes and rack.
I have a 2013 2 door Wrangler Sahara with your roof rack. I am wanting to put a rear bumper with receiver hitch that will allow me to keep the mounting of the roof rack to the frame. Will the extreme HD bumper work for this application?
Hello, the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper (07-17 Wrangler JK) since it does not wrap around the rear corner of the Jeep, it will allow you to be able to keep the mounting of the roof rack to the frame.
Is the weight of this bumper and tire carrier 74 lbs together? Also, does this bumper affix to the body or does it cover the factory bumper?
Thank you for your question! The Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper with the Tire Carrier weigh 74lbs together. Also, the bumper is attached to the frame, and the stock bumper will need to be removed.
The rear brackets for the rack actually attach to the pinch seam on the body of your Jeep so no modifications would be needed to your bumper or your Jeep!
All of the Barricade bumpers will share the same powdercoat and powdercoat process. There have been several refinements in the powdercoat prep and application in recent releases of the bumpers.
The Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper does not have an official tongue rating, as it is not designed to be used for towing. The hitch is designed for use as a recovery point, so it will have more than enough strength to hold your bikes and rack.
Hello, the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Tire Carrier (07-17 Wrangler JK) will only work with the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper (07-17 Wrangler JK)
The hitch is not removable.
The wheel studs included with the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Tire Carrier are the same length, width, and thread pitch as the factory wheel studs found on your Jeep.
Barricade does not offer their parts separately for sale, however if this is in regards to issues with an existing order it would be worth speaking with our customer service department to see if there was anything else they could do to help.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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