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DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights (18-20 Jeep Wrangler JL)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey. What's up, guys. I'm Ryan from Extreme Terrain and today, I'm here with the DV8 Off-Road full-length rear bumper with LED lighting fitting your 2018 and up Wrangler JL. And it's gonna be for the JL owner that's looking to upgrade to gain a little more strength and utility from their rear bumper for a reasonable price. This bumper will give you that aggressive off-road styling and utility that the hardcore enthusiast is looking for. With this bumper, you're getting the full protection of a standard width. And with its high clearance design, you're getting better departure angles and more ground clearance giving you an edge on those tough trails. This bumper is made from heavy-duty steel for strength, has a black powder coating that's gonna provide corrosion resistance. And it incorporates D-rings for recovery points and bright LED lights allowing you to see better when you're backing up on those dark trails. This bumper also accommodates your factory tow hitch and backup sensors. And it comes complete as a kit with everything needed to install, reusing factoring mounting points and hardware making for a very easy installation. It's gonna be one of your most affordable options on the site at just around $470. And I think it's a great deal considering what you're getting and it even comes with a great 3-year warranty. As far as install goes, I'm gonna give this two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter since you can install this in about two hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install. So, we're gonna begin this installation with removing our spare tire. The first thing we're gonna do is take this little locking cap off using a T40 Torx. We're gonna turn it counterclockwise, it's gonna unlock it, and then we can pull it off. So, after you get that cap off, we're gonna use a 22-millimeter socket to remove our lug nuts so we can take our spare tire off. So, next we're gonna go underneath the back of the Jeep and we're gonna come over here to our wheel well and we're gonna take this plastic piece off. You'll have three 8-millimeter bolts. We'll start with this outside one here. After we get that cover off, the next thing we gotta do is disconnect our plug. So, we're gonna go ahead and pull this off. And we need to pop this up and out and then we can disconnect it. After we get the harness unplugged, we're gonna take off this whole bracket. This bracket attaches to the bumper and to the frame. We're gonna use a 16-millimeter socket to remove all four of those bolts. We're gonna use that same 16-millimeter to remove these two inner bolts here on the frame. So, next, you're gonna have two studs sticking out through this bracket back here, we're gonna use a 16-millimeter socket to move this nut and the one above it. We're gonna do the same thing for the other side, starting with that plastic shield. Next, we're gonna go to the center of our frame rail behind our muffler. We're going to remove our two 18-millimeter bolts. So, once we have everything disconnected, we're ready to pull his bumper off. It's relatively light you should be able to do it by yourself. No big deal. The last thing we have to do is remove these two brackets. You're gonna have one on each side and both brackets are gonna have two bolts in them. We're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to remove those bolts. So, for our driver's side, we'll need to remove our tow hitch as well. So, for these upper two bolts, we're gonna use that 18-millimeter and get those all the way out. And down here we're gonna have another bolt. We're gonna use a 21-millimeter socket to remove that. So, we do have some assembly to do, we have to install these lights. And since we're removing our rear bumper and it has our license plate attached to it, we actually have a relocation bracket to install over here. And then another nice thing about this bumper is it actually has these cutouts for a proximity sensor. So, if you don't have a rear backup camera and you have those sensors, you can switch them over from your bumper. We're gonna start with our lights first. So, I'll show you how to do that now. So, these lights are actually gonna fit in through these little holes down here. So. we're gonna pass our wire through and then slide those lights in. You're gonna get little packets of hardware and we're gonna insert our bolts through the front side. On the backside, we're gonna install a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. Next, we're gonna install the other light. We're gonna do the same thing for that one. We're gonna install it through the front side and out through the back side. Then we'll install a little hardware. So, then we're gonna tighten them up. We're gonna use the provided Allen key that they gave us on the front side for the bolthead and we're gonna use an 8-millimeter socket for the nut. So, next step we're gonna install our D-rings. We're just gonna unscrew this pin out from them and we'll slide that back through and screw that pin back in. Same thing on the other side. So, next, we're gonna install our license plate relocation bracket. You wanna make sure that this angle faces out and away from the Jeep. We're gonna take our provided bolts with a washer and insert those down through the bracket into our bumper. Then on the bottom, we'll install a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. Once you get that hardware installed, we're gonna use the provided Allen key in and a 10-millimeter socket to tighten everything up. So, we finally got the stock bumper uninstalled and our new DV8 bumper is completely assembled but before we get it installed, I wanna go over what it's made of, what it's gonna do for you, and how it compares to your stock one. Now, the stock bumper is made of plastic so it's not very strong. It's not really gonna do too much to protect your Jeep, especially on those really tough trails. So, if you're looking for a little more strength and a little more protection, you'll want to upgrade to an aftermarket bumper such as this. This is a very aggressive looking bumper with its high-degree angles and its high-cut corners. So, it's gonna give you a lot more clearance over your stock bumper. And it's gonna give you much better departure angles allowing you to traverse and conquer those really tough trails. Now this bumper comes with LED lights that you can install. These are high-powered LED lights and they fit flush-mounted in your bumper. So, they're gonna be a little recessed and they're gonna stay relatively safe in your bumper. Now, we do have to wire those up, but I'm gonna show you how to do that in a second. Another nice feature about this is it comes with welded D-ring nails and D-rings. This is gonna be a great recovery point for when you are stuck in a sticky situation and you need to either pull someone out or be pulled out. This bumper also features cut-outs for your proximity sensors so you can switch those over from the factory bumper and install those. And it also has a nice cut-out in the middle allowing you to use your factory hitch. Now, along with this aggressive, angular design, you're also getting a very nice textured black powder coating. This is gonna add to that aggressive offroad styling that you're looking for. And it's also going to protect your investment, keeping it rust-free and protected from the elements. Now, as I'd previously stated, since we are removing the factory bumper and our license plate is located on that, we get a nice relocation bracket that we can install our license plate on there. Now, like I said, this bumper is a lot stronger over stock and it's made of cold rolled steel and a combination of 1/4" and 3/16" steel. So, it's gonna be a lot stronger than your stock bumper and it is full width just like the stock bumper. So, it's gonna give you full protection of the back end. So, with all that being said, let's show you how to get this installed and what it looks like on the Jeep. So, at this point in time, we're ready to install our bumper. I'm gonna get someone to help me pick this up and put it on and we're gonna reuse those factory bolts. So, when installing this, this bracket here on your bumper is gonna go on the outside of the frame rail. We're gonna reuse these two bolts that we removed. These are the long bolts and we're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to tighten those up. We're gonna do the same thing on the other side. So, since the new lights that we installed in our bumper are going to act as additional very bright reverse lights, we're gonna tap into our reverse wiring. Now, on the inside here on the driver's side, you're gonna have this plastic panel. You can pop that open with a flathead screwdriver and then you'll have this long plastic bolt that you'll need to take out. You can use a T40 Torx to unscrew that and then your light is gonna come out from the backside. We already have our light out so we're gonna identify our wires and get our wires wired up. So, we found the wires that we need. We have a white wire with a brown trace, that's for our reverse light. And we're gonna tap into one of these black wires as a ground. We're going to use some vampire clips to tap into this. So, we're gonna go ahead and feed our positive reverse wire through our little vampire clip. Then we're gonna take another section of wire and we're gonna feed that into the back like that and then we'll clamp this thing down and get it spliced. So, now that wire is gonna be in there and it's tapped into our reverse wire. Next, we're gonna do the same thing for our negative wire. We're gonna take another vampire clip, feed that in, and then our other section of wire, and then we'll do the same thing. You wanna make sure this wire is all the way in there if you're using these clips. So, next we're gonna take these wires and we're gonna drop them all the way down through here so we can connect them to our lights. Now, we can plug our light back in, lock our red locking tab, and then we'll reinstall this on Jeep. All right. So, we dropped our wires down, we're gonna cut a little bit of this excess off and I'm gonna take these and tap those into our far light. I'm gonna take two small butt connectors. And since I used a white wire for my reverse light and my positive, I'm going to crimp that onto the end. So, I'm gonna go ahead and attach that to the red wire which is gonna be our positive on our light. We're gonna make sure that our wire is all the way in there and then we're gonna squeeze tight so we can crush that wire and keep it in there. Check your connections, make sure that they're tight. Then we'll do the same thing for our negative wire. So, once again, we're gonna go ahead and take this and install a connector onto there. Make sure that's all the way in there, squeeze it down. Then we'll attach that to our negative wire. Next, we're gonna run these over here. Then we'll have to strip the ends. We're gonna take our positive extension wire and our positive wire on our light and we're gonna twist these together. Once we twist those together, we're gonna install another connector making sure that both wires are in there then we'll clamp this down nice and tight. Then we do the same thing for our two negative wires. So, now that we have both of our wires wired together, or both of our lights wired together, we're gonna go ahead and strip the ends off of these and then wire those to those and then we'll have everything hooked up. So, that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at

      Product Information

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


      • Full-Length Rear Bumper
      • High-Quality Protection and Utility
      • Includes LED Flush Mount Back Up Lights
      • Re-Uses the Factory Hitch
      • Works Together with Factory Proximity Sensors
      • Quick, Bolt-On Installation
      • Includes 3-Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 2018-2020 Wrangler JL Models


      Tried and Tested. If you’re looking for a reliable option for your Wrangler's rear end protection, you can’t go wrong with the DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights. In addition to delivering premium protection, this rear bumper also has space for LED flush mount back up lights, ensuring that you’ll always be ready whenever you go on an off-road adventure. This assembly re-uses the factory hitch and works in conjunction with factory proximity sensors.

      Made from High-Quality Steel. The DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights showcase high-quality construction and impressively durable materials. Made from 3/16-inch and ¼-Inch cold rolled steel, this rear bumper features high degree angles and raised corners. It also includes solid D-ring mounts, along with the rings themselves. Lastly, this rear bumper sports a powder-coated black finish, offering resistance against corrosion and scratches.

      Hassle-Free, Bolt-On Installation. The DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights was built for a fast and hassle-free installation procedure. This does not require any modifications to fit properly. Furthermore, no cutting, drilling, or welding is required for this installation.

      Features 3-Year Limited Warranty. The DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights come with a 3-Year limited warranty from DV8 Off-Road.

      Application. The DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper with LED Lights fits 2018-2020 Wrangler JL models.

      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!.

      Fitment: 2018 2019 2020

      MPN# RBJL-01

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (29)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 29 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • January 28, 2020

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

        Looks great

        Looks great fit amazing love dv8 and the lights are amazing

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      • January 22, 2020

        5 2019 Rubicon - awsome Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        i cut out (modified) to take four back up lights ! Solid ,don't get any better! 5 stars all the way

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      • December 07, 2019

        4 2018 Wrangler - Linda Installation Time: Afternoon

        Bumper install

        I had to get the first bumper replaced due to damage. After 7 calls to ET and talking to management i got the bumper replaced. The second bumper arrived and was not damaged but box was open on the ends due to the bumper ripping through the box. No instructions or license plate light. Missing some parts (screws and washers). Watched install video and was able to get the bumper installed ok, Removed the OEM license plate light and made a bracket for it. Wired everything up and the bumper lights work great while the engine is not running. Once you start the engine the reverse lights and bumper lights go out. Researching this issue for wiring now. If you have any fixes let me know.

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      • November 18, 2019

        4 2018 Rubicon - k9runner Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice rear bumper

        Overall this is a very nice rear bumper that mostly works with the factory hitch. The bumper covers the factory trailer plugs, so you'll have to relocate them. I found that the factory wiring harness plugs right in to the Hopkins Endurance 7 way RV connector; I drilled a 1.75" diameter hole in the bumper, mounted the Hopkins connector there and plugged the factory harness in to the Hopkins connector. I completely removed the factory connector.

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      • July 25, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - CarlosB Installation Time: Afternoon

        DV8 Off- Road Full Length Rear Bumper

        This bumper is awesome and easy to install. Not to mention the price was great as well. Thank you extreme terrain!!!

        Helpful (1)
      • June 17, 2019

        4 2018 Rubicon - RuthG Installation Time: Afternoon

        Solid bumper

        Everything was great with the bumper except the lack of directions. The lights used for reverse could be set to shine a bit higher. Looks great.

        Helpful (1)
      • May 24, 2019

        5 2019 Rubicon - Jerr

        Great bumper

        Arrived banged up a bit. I love the look JUst had some minor dings.

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      • May 17, 2019

        2 2019 Wrangler - PaulB Installation Time: Afternoon

        Quality Directions

        Received my DV8 Off-Road rear bumper and it was damaged again on the ends due to poor factory packing and rough transportation handling. This is the third time for this type of damage. I took this shipment because it was the least damage of all. There were no directions with the packaging and the video for the 2018 install is outdated with the changes made in 2019. The license plate bracket was missing from the shipment so its either dodge the police or park the jeep till a new one can be shipped. Once I was able to get written install directions directly from DV8 and a conversation with their techs the install went pretty quickly. Wiring all worked and will be able to use the OEM wiring bundle for the license plate light when it arrives. Upon examination to the quality of the powder coating I found that it was flaking off in several locations and appears to be more like crinkle paint rather than powder coating so be prepared this is not very durable and will and is flaking right out of the box. If you are not looking for apperances this bumper does appear to be sturdy and should take some rock hits and hold up, but it is not going to stay pretty very long. I think that if I were to do this again, I would just get a refund and look for something that was a little better in powder coating quality.

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      • May 12, 2019

        4 2018 Wrangler - Iamapik Installation Time: Afternoon

        Good product but missing screws

        Easy install. Looks great! Need to splice the tag light. Was also missing screws for the tag bracket above the bumper and had to find my own.

        Helpful (1)
      • April 30, 2019

        3 2018 Wrangler - MJC Installation Time: Afternoon

        Powder-Coat is chipping off already...

        I love the bumper itself, features, style, lights, install, however not very happy with the "weather-proof" powder-coat finish as I haven't even had it on for a full year and it's already experience chipping and flaking of the black powder finish. I Wish I could post a photo so that everyone could see what I'm describing. Worth nothing I have not had an collisions of any kind to start the chipping, truly started happening on it's own.

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      Questions & Answers (24 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Does DV8 make a tire carrier that works with the bumper?

      • DV8 is still designing the optional spare tire carrier. And are expecting it to be available soon.

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      This bumper just arrived and it now includes a license plate light w/ wiring on the license plate relocation bracket. A major feature that should be listed on the description!

      • We apologize that this was not listed, we will request this reflected on the site.

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      Will this fit with 35 inch tires on the tire carrier..

      • A 35" tire will not clear this bumper unless a suitable aftermarket spare tire relocation kit is used.

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      Some of the reviews indicate there is an included license plate mount? Is this included or an optional item? Also there was a statement that no illumination of the plate was included? I believe this is required for on road driving. I like the way it looks and it’s functionality. Thank you.

      • The DV8 Off-Road Full Length Rear Bumper will come with the license plate relocation mount. Lights will not be included however in this application. When relocating the license plate, you will need to buy a separate light if you wanted to illuminate it.

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      Can someone post some better pics? Something closer up?

      • Thank you for this request! We will further this request for additional pictures to be posted of this product!

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      10 More Questions
      The video shows wiring parts like blue vampire clips and red wire connectors. Are these included? 1 answer
      Are DV8 bumpers made in the USA? 1 answer
      How Much Does It Weigh? 1 answer
      Does this come with a license plate light? 1 answer
      Does the bumper come with a license plate holder? 1 answer
      What is the reason that the barricade front bumper will fit my Wrangler JK (2 Door) but the rear bumper won't? 1 answer
      It appears that the bumper blocks access to the Mopar trailer lighting plug, is there a better solution? 1 answer
      Can you tell me where you found those vampire clips I saw in the video? Having a difficult time finding them. Thank you 1 answer
      Do the backup lights provide angood improvement over stock? 1 answer
      How much clearance should be expected between the bumper and the Jeep body? Just installed mine and in order for the spare tire to allow the door to close, the bumper is only a hair line away from the body. Seems very close. 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Rear Bumper Assembly
      • (1) License Plate Relocation Bracket
      • Installation Hardware