(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Ryan: This DV8 Off-Road FS-13 Hammer Forged stubby front bumper with fog light provisions is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a stubby front bumper that has a good number of off-road features built right into it. A stubby front bumper is going to give your Jeep an aggressive off-road styling and provide a ton of clearance for big 37-inch tires. So this is gonna be a really nice choice for a lot of you that are either looking for this bumper because you like the look or need it because you have to have the functionality. This is gonna be a nice easy bumper to install, definitely one out of three wrenches, and we'll talk more about that in just a second. When you're looking at a stubby front bumper you're going to have to give something up, there's not a lot of real estate here, there's not a lot of room. So a lot of stubby front bumpers will forego some features. This bumper is still packed full features, has a ton of stuff that I really like built right into it, and it's all going to do it at a high quality and a pretty fair price. This bumper is built from three sixteenths inch steel, of course it has some heavier stuff where those D-ring mounts are. This is going to be a 110-pound stubby front bumper. So this thing is really, really beefy. There's a lot of gusseting, there's a lot of steel here. This is not a light-weight bumper, but it is going to offer a lot of strength. So if you're using it for a lot of recoveries, it's going to be able to hold up really, really well for you. So what it's going to have is almost a factory style to it, of course a shorter style, but factory in the way that it has these bump-outs here right around where the actual frame horns are. It does have some additional style to it, some additional angles, and some stuff that makes it different. But these little bump-outs they always remind me of the factory front bumper, and I like that tie-in, that little bit of a nod to the factory styling of the Jeep. But again, this is a nice stubby bumper. So here's where the frame horns are, you just get a little bit of a finishing angle here that stick out past that. Other than that it is gonna be nice and short, nice and compact. Up top you're going to have a little bit of a hoop, that's gonna add some style, maybe a little bit of protection if you're running a narrow trail, it's gonna push brush out of the way, so it's not gonna scratch up your grille. But more than that it's going to provide you with some light mounts right up top here, gonna have two tabs to mount some lights on. You're going to of course have your D-ring mounts, and this does come with D-rings on it already. That's certainly not gonna be a major break, whether the bumper comes with D-rings or not, but it is nice that you don't have to remember to order those separately, they're gonna come pre-installed on the bumper for you. And as it says in the title this does have provisions for a factory fog light. So if you have a factory plastic front bumper, not one of those special edition front bumpers, you're gonna be able to just unbolt your factory fog light housing and bolt it right into this bumper. I like that, you have the wiring, the switching, the light itself, you don't have to go out there and buy something or find something that fits in a hole. This is set up for those factory fog lights. And again that is something that you're not always going to find in every other bumper that is out there. So, overall, I personally like the style of this bumper. If you like the style of it as well, I think it also has a lot of off-road features built right into it that are really nice. And overall, it's just going to be a nice strong stubby front bumper. Now, a member of the install team will show you how to get this bolted up. Man: First thing we're gonna do is uninstall our factory bumper. We're gonna start by unplugging the fog lights. All right guys, this is gonna be kinda hard for you to see at home, but all you're gonna do is go right to the backside of your fog light, squeeze the clip and pull away from your fog light. You're gonna do this on both sides. Next thing we're gonna do is remove this plastic panel. You can either use a flathead screwdriver or a removal tool. All right guys, the next thing you're gonna wanna do is remove the eight 18-millimeter nuts. You have two on each side of the frame rail, which means four on the driver side and four on the passenger side. Let's get to it. Now we're gonna move to the other side of the frame and get the remaining two nuts on the driver side. And now we're gonna do the same thing on the other side. Now that we have our fog lights disconnected and our nuts off the back of the bumper we're gonna go ahead and pull it off the Jeep. Now we have our bumper off the Jeep, we're gonna go ahead and remove the factory fog lights so we can install them in the aftermarket bumper. To do so, you're just gonna remove the eight screws holding the fog lights into the brackets. All right guys, now that we have our factory fog lights uninstalled we're gonna go ahead and put them on the new bumper. The first thing you're gonna wanna do is put the four speed clips on each side. You're just gonna go ahead and slide these speed clips right on, line them up with the holes. Just a reminder, you're gonna wanna have the threaded portion towards the front of the bumper. Once you have your four speed clips installed on the one side you're gonna go ahead and move to the other side. Once you have all of your speed clips installed you're gonna go ahead and line up your fog lights and get ready to mount them. You're gonna want to get all of the screws in place before you tighten them down for any last minute adjustments. Once you have all your screws tightened by hand, you're gonna go ahead and tighten them up. Be sure not to overtighten them because you will crack the fog light housing. And you're gonna wanna repeat the process on the other side. Now that you have your fog lights installed, we're gonna go ahead and move onto the winch plate. Now, I want to mention you do not have to run the winch plate, but this is for those of you who will be running a winch plate. All right guys, so the first thing you're gonna do to install your winch plate is line the holes on the winch plate up with the holes on the bumper. Once that's lined up you're gonna go ahead and take a bolt and a washer and put it through the hole. You're gonna do this on the four corners. Once you have all four bolts in, you're gonna go ahead and put the nuts on the opposite side. You're gonna wanna go ahead and get everything hand tight. Now that you have your winch plate hand tight, you're gonna go ahead and use a 16-millimeter socket as well as a 16-millimeter closed-end wrench and tighten it up. Now that we have our fog lights and winch plate installed we're gonna go ahead and get the bumper installed on the Jeep. Once you have your bumper on you're gonna use the provided hardware to secure it to the Jeep. First thing you're gonna do is put your washers on followed by the provided 19-millimeter nuts. And this will be hard for you guys to see, but you're gonna do the same exact steps as the other side. Now before we start on the other side, I just wanna point out that the installation of this bumper is just like the uninstallation of your factory bumper in reverse. Again, we're gonna put our washers on followed by our nuts. And we're gonna go ahead and repeat this process on the inside of the frame rail. And the last thing you're gonna do is plug the fog lights in. And with everything tightened up and plugged in that wraps up our review and install. You can check out more at extremeterrain.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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