(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. So today, I'm here with the DV8 Off-Road FS-11 Steel Mid-Width Front Bumper with LED lighting, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So, this is going to be a perfect fit for the JK owner looking for a small, sleek, and very affordable front bumper to change the look of the front end of their Wrangler. Now, this is going to add a ton of utility with the couple of recovery points. You do get some upgraded LED lighting as well as a winch plate and you are getting some full front-end protection with the Stinger or the bull bar and the heavy-duty steel construction while also adding a very off-road and aggressive look to the front end of your Wrangler.Now, DV8 classifies this as a mid-width front bumper and I would have to disagree and that's not a bad thing. So, I would say that this is a stubby front bumper, which is really going to allow a lot of room on the sides for larger wheels and tires as well as better approach angles off-road. So, if you're going rock crawling and you're concerned about your front bumper being in the way, then this is definitely a good option to take a look at. So, at the moment this is going to be pretty affordable on the page right now at roughly $400. So, those other less expensive options that you may be seeing on the site will just be for more simplistic front bumpers. They may not come with all the add-ons that you see here, like the upgraded lighting or the bull bar, or they may not even come with options or cut-outs to swap over your OEM lighting. Now, on the other hand, those more expensive options just may have more in-depth designs, thinking of protection in mind with drop-in winch plates as well as lighter material that is not going to sag the front end of your Wrangler. However, from what I see, this does not give us a bunch of sag in the front end of our Wrangler.So, choosing a bumper just really comes down to personal preference in design, what you prefer as well as what you're looking to get out of it functionality-wise. But if you're looking for a very functional and very sleek-looking front bumper for the front end of your Wrangler, I definitely think that this is a great option. Now, install is going to be a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's nothing you can't get done in your driveway in about two hours with a couple of hand tools. I would recommend somebody else just to stabilize the front bumper while you're bolting it up. And there's gonna be a little bit of wiring involved, but it's nothing that we can't handle. So, stick with me and we'll jump into the install now. The tools that I used for my install today were an impact wrench, a pair of snips, a knife, a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a19-millimeter, 18-millimeter, and 16-millimeter open ended wrench, a 19-millimeter, 18-millimeter, and 16-millimeter deep socket, a 3-inch extension, and a pair of wire cutters, strippers, and crimpers. So, the first step to taking off our bumper is disconnecting our fog lights, and then we can go ahead and get underneath the bumper so we can start disassembling all of that hardware. You will need a 18-millimeter deep socket and ratchet as well as something comfortable to lay on. So, just disconnect the fog lights, all you have to do is push down the tab and we can take that off and set that aside. And we can do the same thing for the other one.So, you're going to have four studs with four nuts on either side of your frame rail. We are at the innermost bolts here. You're going to be using an 18-millimeter deep socket to remove the nuts. And I am also using a 3-inch extension, this is just going to help me clear the bumper down here. So, the outer portion will be a lot easier to see. So, what we're going to do now is remove the 18-millimeter nuts that are holding on to these studs on our bumper. You're going to have two on the outer portion of the frame rail and two on the inner portion. The inner portion is going to be a little bit hard to see, so you will have two here. We're going to use an 18-millimeter deep socket to remove those. I'm also using a 3-inch extension just to clear this bottom portion of the bumper. So now we're at the innermost driver's side bolts. You will have this vacuum pump here if you have a 2012 to 2018 JK, so I wouldn't recommend the extension, but if you have a 2007 to 2011 JK, you can use that extension to help you out. After all the hardware is disconnected, we can take off our front bumper. So, now that we have our factory front bumper off, you can tell that with this new front bumper, you're getting a ton of different benefits. First off, the width, so this is gonna be a lot shorter than your full-width stock setup. This is going to allow a lot more clearance on the side for larger wheels and tires as well as better approach angles off-road. This is also going to be a lot more durable, made of a 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch cold roll plate steel, so it's going to be able to take a hit off-road and stand up to any abuse that you throw at it compared to your stock bumper, which is plastic on the outside with a standard steel crash bar on the inside. It's also gonna have a black textured two-stage powder coat finish to it, so it's going to resist any surface damage, it's going to resist any rusting or corrosion on the metal underneath, and it's going to give a very off-road appearance. Now, you are getting a ton of standard features that most aftermarket front bumpers do come with. You're getting two D-ring mounts for recovery. It's also gonna come with D-rings, so those make for a safer and more efficient recovery point than your stock tow hooks that come right out of the factory. You also get this bull bar over top, this is going to provide a ton of grille protection. It's going to have some gusseting on the side for some extra reinforcement if you do take one of those hits as well as some extra styling.You also get two accessory mounting tabs up top for any accessory lighting or really whatever you want to put there, whatever will fit there. You're also getting a cutout up top for a winch. It's going to be able to hold a winch with a pulling capacity up to 12,000 pounds, so you're really not limited there. And you also get this Fairlead that will bolt on the front so you do have the option to bolt that on or take that off if you want to run a winch or not. So, I do like the fact that this is modular. The Fairlead mount will bolt onto the top of the bumper and this bull bar, with the D-ring mounts on the front, will also bolt on. So, it's going to give it a riveted look. It's going to give you some options as well as some aggressive styling. Not to mention, you also get some upgraded lighting in the middle. So compared to your factory halogen fog lights, those are going to be LED, so those are gonna be a lot brighter, they're going to last a lot longer, and look a lot cleaner on the front end of your bumper. So, enough about the compare, let's put our new bumper on our Wrangler. So, like I mentioned, guys, this is a modular setup so we will have to attach our bull bar as well as our Fairlead mount. So you are going to grab your larger hardware in the kit and go ahead and mount that up. So, we are not going to mount up the front because we do have to leave those front holes open next to our D-ring mounts for mounting it up into the frame horns there. So what we're gonna do is leave that how it is and place our bull bar on top. Now, it is going to wobble around on you. I would recommend to grab a friend to hold it up while you are mounting everything in. So, I would like to mention that this is all going to be loosely installed. We do have to leave a little bit of wiggle room for us to be able to adjust it while we are mounting it up to our Wrangler.So, with this hardware, you will have to keep the flat washer on top with the bolt, and then you're going to take a flat washer, lock washer, and the nut. You want to make sure that the lock washer is next to the nut because that's gonna put pressure on it to make sure that it is not coming off. Now we can grab our Fairlead mount with the same hardware and bolt that to the top of our bumper. So, again, for the bottom, you are going to attach your flat washer, lock washer, and your nut. So, this does not have to be loosely tightened or hand tight. We can go ahead and tighten that down now since we don't have to adjust it later. So I'm going to be using a 19-millimeter deep socket for the nut on the other side and an 18-millimeter wrench for the bolt head. So, before we mount up our bumper and have very limited space to work with, what I did want to do first is splice into our OEM fog lights. So, on your bumper, you will have two leads, a positive and a negative lead for each of the lights that you will have to splice into a factory connector. Now, what I'm going to do is add a little piece of wire with a quick disconnect onto our OEM wiring harness, and that really just gives us the flexibility to take off the bumper whenever we like while having the same functionality as disconnecting a harness instead of having to be limited to not being able to take off our bumper at all. So, with that, let's jump into the wiring. So, what I'm going to do first, you probably have this outside protective layer here, I'm just going to cut into this using a razor blade, so we can expose our wires underneath. So, once you have your wires exposed, we can go ahead and cut our OEM wiring harness off. What we're going to do is basically add a second wire, like I mentioned before, and that's going to be our quick disconnect for our front bumper. So, you can grab your wire cutters and cut the wiring harness a little bit farther up, probably about two inches up. You want to leave a decent amount of space just in case you want to go back and return to stock. Just going to cut that and we will go get some butt connectors and some quick disconnects.So, what I'm going to do now is just strip the end of our wires on the connection that's already connected to our Wrangler as well as the OEM harness that we did cut off. Then I'm also going to grab some extra wire that I've already attached some quick disconnects to. These are our male disconnects and I am just going to strip the ends of these wires. Actually, these are a little long for what we need so I'm going to just trim those up. I would recommend grabbing a different color wire than just black, making sure that we know what is our positive and what is our negative. So, once everything is stripped, you can grab a butt connector. For this gauge wire, I would recommend a blue butt connector. We're going to attach one on each of the wires. Now, for the other side, what I'm going to do is put the negative and the negative together on our new harness as well as our old harness, as well as the same thing for the positive. We're going to start with our negative wire here. So what I'm going to do now is grab a heat gun and shrink wrap these. I would definitely recommend either using heat shrink or getting butt connectors that will shrink with heat. I'm just going to keep this a pretty safe distance away and shrink up our butt connectors. All right, now we can do the same thing on the other side. So I'm actually going to be sitting down for this step. So, a lot of the times, front bumpers will come with studs that you can place on the frame horns. However, like I mentioned before, we will actually have to bolt this one on. So, I'm going to use my legs as some support. If you have somebody to give you a hand, all the power to you, but I am going to use my legs to line everything up and make sure that everything is in place. So now you're going to make sure you want your hardware in hand for the step since we are maneuvering our bumper around. So you're going to attach your flat washer, lock washer, and then nut. I would recommend to do one on either side just so your bumper is on and then we can go back and do the rest. Now that our bumper is, kind of, secure, we can go around and attach all of our hardware. So after all of our bolts are in place, we're going to go ahead and tighten everything down. So, for these front bolts here, we're going to use a 16-millimeter open-ended wrench for the bolt head. And then on the other side, I'm going to use a 16-millimeter deep socket with a small extension so we can clear the bumper. So, while we're already over on this side, I'm going to tighten down these two top bolts that we left loose in the beginning. Now, I am using a 19-millimeter open-ended wrench to wedge in the bottom here to hold that still and a 18-millimeter socket to tighten it down. Now we can do the same thing on the other side. Like I mentioned before, you're going to get two leads per light. We're going to attach a female butt connector, or quick disconnect, whatever you want to call it, onto our LED light lead so we can plug it into our OEM harness. So, I am just going to attach this here, crimp that down, and do the same thing for all four wires. So, our last step is just to plug in our quick disconnects and we can tuck our wires up and out of the way after we connect these. So, you may want to grab some electrical tape to tape around the bottoms here as well as around this connector just to prevent any dirt, mud, or buildup that may get into the OEM connector.After those are connected, we can tuck our wiring up and out of the way. Now, you can do this however you like, zip tie it down here. You do have this little opening on the bottom skid plate that you can tuck and zip tie them to. So, your last step is to mount up your D-rings and then you're all set to go. That's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Tested for the Trail. Make your Jeep readier to tackle rough terrains with the new, high clearance DV8 Offroad FS-11 Steel Mid Width Front Bumper with LED Lights. It’s designed to provide solid protection to your off-road machine with its solid steel construction. It also offers extra utility with its built-in LED lights and D-Rings.
Lights Up the Path. The FS-11 Front Bumper also comes with a pair of powerful front-facing LED lights. They have been added to provide you with improved visibility and safety, especially when you’re driving through trails under low-light to extremely dark conditions. And because the lights utilize LED bulbs, they produce powerful light output without drawing too much power from your Jeep’s battery.
Built for Toughness. DV8 Offroad built the FS-11 for the tough conditions of trail conditions. It’s designed to provide solid protection to your Jeep’s front end while producing additional illumination with its powerful LED lights. This front bumper has been manufactured using industrial-grade 3/16" and 1/4" cold rolled steel .170 wall stinger steel tube. Its durable construction ensures that your Jeep is sufficiently protected against rocks and other large obstacles on the trail. Its LED lights are also protected by durable housings against debris, heat, moisture, and other hard objects to ensure long lasting use.
Easy to Install. This mid width front bumper has been designed for a quick and simple installation. No modification is required to install this on your Jeep.
3-Year Limited Warranty. DV8 Offroad covers the FS-11 Steel Mid Width Front Bumper with LED Lights with a 3-year limited warranty to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase by the original buyer. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.
Application. The DV8 Offroad LFS-7 Steel Mid Width Front Bumper with LED Lights is designed to fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
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Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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