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MP Concepts Forged Aluminum Front Bumper (18-23 Jeep Wrangler JL, Excluding Rubicon)

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      Video Review & Installation

      Eric: Hey, guys, I'm Eric from ExtremeTerrain. In this video we're gonna talk about this new MP Concepts Forged Aluminum Front Bumper, fitting all 2018 and later Jeep Wrangler JLs. You should really be checking this out if you like the modular design and style of the Rubicon steel front bumper, but you want a better value for your money. And what exactly do I mean by better value? Well, with this bumper, you get the same refined but rugged style and appearance of the Rubicon steel bumper with the removable end caps that if you're gonna go out hitting the trails and you want better clearance for obstacles and terrain, you can turn this bumper from a full-width bumper to a stubby bumper by undoing some bolts on both ends and removing the end caps. So, you still have that same modular design as that Rubicon steel bumper. But with this kit, you are also getting a steel winch plate that's rated to 12,000 pounds and a forged aluminum skid plate as well. So, this whole kit from MP Concepts that includes the bumper, the winch plate, and the skid plate is currently selling for right around $850. Now, at that price, you're gonna end up spending a couple hundred dollars less than some other steel front bumper options out there and that's before you have to add in a winch plate and a skid plate with those other options. So, this kit from MP Concepts really is an amazing value.Now, in terms of construction, the bumper and skid plate with this kit are made out of forged aluminum. So, you're really not adding much weight to your Jeep with this option over your factory OE bumper, this steel winch plate however it does add maybe 20 to 30 pounds of weight, not a whole lot, considering you're going to get a winch plate that's rated to 12,000 pounds in a straight line pull. That's gonna be more than enough for any winch that you're going to put on the front of your JL Wrangler. Overall I got to say the fit and finish with this bumper is pretty good. It's a little bit tricky with the installation. There's a lot of hardware we're gonna be dealing with and we'll talk about that more in a minute. But overall, with the forged aluminum and the steel skid plate, it's all finished in a two-stage textured black powder coat that's gonna protect it against rust, corrosion, weathering for years to come. Overall pretty good value there. Now, as far as the installation goes, I'm giving it two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Like I said, we have a lot of hardware to deal with. You're gonna be looking at about two hours start to finish to get this job done. There are a couple of tricks to getting this to fit up right and cinch it down. We're gonna show you that of course in the installation portion of this video. So, let's go ahead and take a look at the tools you're gonna need and go ahead with the installation.All right, guys, tools you're gonna see in this installation include an electric impact wrench, a socket wrench, swivel socket, 7-millimeter, 8-millimeter, 16-millimeter, and 18-millimeter sockets, 5-millimeter and 6-millimeter Allen sockets, a 6-millimeter Allen key, 10-millimeter, 15-millimeter, and 18-millimeter wrenches, a flathead screwdriver, and a trim removal tool. All right, first, we're gonna show you a clip on how to remove your factory bumper and then I'll be back to show you how to get your new bumper installed.Man: To begin this installation we're gonna need to remove our factory bumper. We're gonna begin with the air dam underneath. There's a series of pop clips that we'll have to use a screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool and there's two screws that we're gonna use an 8-millimeter socket for. All right, so we have eight of these push pins all the way across the bottom. We're gonna just take and pop the center out and that's gonna release that clip. So, once you get the last screw out of the bottom you're ready to pull the whole shield off. So, next, we're gonna take off this metal shield using a 16-millimeter socket. You're gonna have one bolt on either side. After you get the bolts off, you can lift this up and it'll slide right off. So, next, we're gonna unplug our fog light harness, it's located here on the passenger side frame rail. We're just gonna press this tab in, and then we can disconnect our plug. So, after we have our fog light harness unplugged, you're ready to remove the four nuts on both ends of the frame rail. We're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to do this. So, the last thing to disconnect before we pull our bumper off, there's gonna be two push pins, one on either side on the top of the frame rail. We need to pop those out with a screwdriver and then we can pull our bumper off. With everything disconnected, you can remove your stock bumper.Eric: All right guys, now that we have our factory bumper off the Jeep, I wanna give it a little side-by-side comparison with our new MP Concepts forged aluminum bumper that we're gonna be mounting on our Sahara here in just a moment. Now, obviously, the design differences are huge. With your new MP Concepts bumper, you have the modular design. So, if you remove a few bolts on either end, you can take these end caps off, kind of giving you a stubby design, it's gonna give you a better clearance for your tires. If you're out there off-road and you're articulate your suspension and you've got obstacles you need to clear you're not gonna worry about a bumper getting in your way with this setup from MP Concepts. Really like that about this bumper. And overall the styling kind of emulates the steel bumper that comes from Jeep if you order that as an option. But if you got your Jeep already, you didn't get that as an option or you bought your Jeep used and you wanna kind of emulate that style, this is a perfect opportunity to do that. Not only that, with this kit, you have the ability to mount a winch on here with the included winch plate, we're gonna show you how the winch plate gets situated as well as part of this installation. And you're also upgrading from a plastic skid plate that we have laid out here on the floor with this forged aluminum one that kind of gives it a nicer appearance. After a while like ours here, it's a little beat up, some trail rash and the plastic just doesn't age very well. Overall, this aluminum with this durable matte black powder coat on there is gonna age a lot better and it's gonna provide a lot better protection for the front end your Jeep as well. So, let's go ahead and continue with our installation.We're gonna remove this cover right here, so to do that we're gonna remove these lock pins using a flat blade screwdriver. All right, guys, now we'll unplug the fog light here, and then we're gonna take these four bolts out using a 7-millimeter socket. Then you can go ahead and repeat these same steps for the other fog light. All right, guys, now at this stage of the installation, if you're gonna transfer over your wiring harness to the new bumper you need to separate the front shell from the back here and there's a series of 7-millimeter screws around the edges that you take out to separate that and that'll give you access to the factory wiring harness, and it's just held in place with some retaining, like, Christmas tree looking pins. So, pry those out and you can remove your factory wiring harness. This is not a permanent installation on our fleet vehicle here for demonstration purposes today, we're just explaining to you that you're gonna need to do that as the next step, obviously, to be able to wire up your factory fog lights on the new bumper. So, let's go ahead and continue with the installation.All right, guys, now to mount or fog lights to our new bumper here, I'm gonna use these brackets here. And they're basically gonna insert on the backside of the bumper. So, you want these flanges kind of pointing forward and put your light in like so. And grab these small Allen bolts from the kit, you wanna fish them from the front to the back like that. Then you're gonna use these small top hat or flange nuts. And to tighten them up, go ahead and grab the Allen key and a 7-millimeter socket. You have a plastic housing on your fog lights, you don't wanna over-tighten these. As you can see we've swapped these out in the past and we've cracked our frame here. You don't necessarily wanna do that to your fog light. Then go ahead and repeat that for the other fog light. All right, guys, now to amount our assembled bracket and light in here, you wanna orient it like this, and slide it in and we're gonna line it up to this hole right there, and that little hole up top. Now as you can see in the bracket here, we have an elongated opening. So you have some adjustability height-wise. And messing around with the fitment here it's looking like you're probably gonna want to slide it up as far as it'll go. And that will give you proper alignment as you're looking at it from the front of the bumper. So, go ahead and grab these Allen bolts out of the kit. These are bigger than the ones we used to mount the light to the bracket and a washer and another one of these flange nuts. And in order to do this, it's a little tight working in here but you're gonna want to get this lined up, take the bolt and slide it through from the back to the front.Now, normally, I wouldn't do it in this orientation, but the way this bumper is designed, you're not gonna see that from the front. And what's gonna make it easier to do is take your nut and start it by hand on the front side then you'll be able to secure the nut with a 10-millimeter wrench while we tighten the bolt from the backside. Now that we have these started, I'm securing the nut on the front side with that wrench. And I just have a 4-millimeter Allen socket right here. I'm just gonna tighten this up a little bit by hand. Now we're using our electric impact here, you're not gonna over-tighten it but we're gonna tighten it down using this. Then just go around to the front side and check your alignment before you move on, and repeat on the other side.All right, guys, we have our winch plate appear in the table, we need to attach these supporting brackets before we go any further, so grab a button head Allen bolt out of your kit and a flange nut. Just gonna start it by hand right now, grab a second one here. You're gonna wanna orient this so the downward part of this bracket right here it's kind of flush with this edge, then we'll have a mirror image of that on the other side of this bracket. We'll just leave those loose for now so we can adjust like this as needed when we mate this up with the bumper or with the frame.All right, guys, now we're looking inside of our front bumper here, take your winch plate and line it up on the studs. And we're gonna transfer this over to the Jeep and mount it on to the frame rails using these studs. All right, guys, now we're gonna bring the bumper over. Now we have it started, I'm just gonna hand-thread on a couple of nuts just to secure the bumper. Grab the rest of the nuts and we're gonna get them started. And I've got an 18-millimeter socket and a swivel socket and we're gonna go ahead and tighten these up. All right, guys, and something I just wanna point out as you just saw, I was tightening up the nuts on the frame rail there with my impact gun, a swivel socket, and an 18-millimeter socket, I was able to work in there pretty easily. The swivel socket is a definite must-have for this. Tf you need a little bit more room depending on the types of tools you're using don't forget you can remove this panel right here just by undoing these Allen bolts right there. That will give you more room to work. And if you're gonna be installing a winch as part of this installation as well, which we are not, but if you're doing that, you're gonna have to remove this anyway. So, let's continue.All right, guys, now we're gonna attach these brackets here to the inside of our skid plate. And we're gonna use these M10 button head bolts and flat washers and flange nuts for to secure the net we're gonna need a 15-millimeter wrench and to tighten up the bolts you're gonna need a 6-millimeter Allen socket. And just make sure that when you select your bracket to mount on that this portion here is to the inside and the angle is pointing downward. This is the proper orientation for the bracket. We're gonna leave that a little snug for right now just in case we need to adjust it when we put it up on the Jeep. All right, guys, now we're gonna thread one of these M12 button head bolts into this hole here and this is the support bracket for the winch plate. And you're gonna need one of these flange nuts and an 18-millimeter wrench, you can put it in your wrench like that. Bring it up inside and press it up against the inside of the frame there and then slide it until it's over the hole. And simply thread on your bolt like that. And you're gonna need an 8-millimeter Allen key or Allen socket to tighten this down.All right, guys, now go ahead and grab two the rivnuts out of the kit and we're gonna be pushing them into these hexagonal holes right here. Ultimately, we're gonna thread bolts through the brackets for the support for the skid plate right here. So, go ahead and repeat this and this over on the other side. All right, guys, so to use the bolts that are gonna be on the leading edge of our skid plate, you wanna make sure that all of these threaded clips are in place. There were some that came loose in the kit when we unboxed this bumper for our video today. So, make sure you slide these on over the holes. Gonna want the threaded portion on the top side so it fits nice and flush like that. All right, guys, now to get this started bring this up, I'm gonna line up the center hole here. And just get that started just like that. That's gonna help support some of the weight while we lift up the rear and get the brackets that are on the inside of the frame rails lined up with those rivnuts that we just pushed into place a moment ago. All right, guys, now we're looking from the top down at the two silver rivnuts there. That's what we're gonna be lining up with the brackets on the inside of our skid plate. Go ahead and grab these button head bolts and we're gonna thread them in kind of from the top side here. I think that's gonna be the easiest way for you to do it. So we're gonna lift the skid plate up into place.All right, and we got them both started on that side, guys, and we're gonna do the same thing on the passenger side. All right, guys, now we're gonna start the rest of the bolts here, we have five in total we're gonna need on the leading edge of our skid plate here. All right, this is our last one to get started here. So, I'm gonna go ahead and get it mounted on my electric impact wrench, we're gonna use a 5-millimeter Allen socket. And we're gonna tighten down down the line. All right, guys, I have a 6-millimeter Allen key here, I'm gonna go ahead and tighten up those bolts on the inside the frame rails that we threaded into the rivnuts. Do the same thing on the other side. All right, guys, now we're just gonna pop in our finishing covers here, this one here has to slide into this groove and then the locking tabs just pound into place like that. Our center cover here as well.All right, guys, that wraps up this review and install of this MP Concepts Forged Aluminum Front Bumper, fitting all 2018 and later Jeep Wrangler JLs. And, of course, for all things Wrangler, keep it right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Full Width Front Bumper
      • Forged Aluminum Construction
      • Textured Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Steel Winch Plate, Rated up to 12,000 lbs.
      • Fairlead Cover
      • Skid Plate
      • OE Size Fog Light Housings
      • Direct Bolt-On Installation
      • Fits 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JLs, Excluding Rubicon Models


      Ideal Upgrade. Designed with the adventurous off-roader in mind, MP Concepts Forged Aluminum Front Bumper is the ideal performance upgrade for your Wrangler JL. This rugged, yet light weight Bumper features a skid plate and steel winch plate that is capable of supporting a 12,000 lb. winch. You'll enjoy good looks and easy recovery operations with this MP Concepts Front Bumper installed on your Jeep.

      Light The Night. This MP Concepts Front Bumper is the perfect solution for night-time trail runners, as it features two OE sized fog light mounting points that allow you to easily swap over your Wrangler's factory fog lights. This will allow for complete confidence in any night time adventure.

      Heavy Duty Construction. This MP Concepts Front Bumper is manufactured to precise specifications from forged aluminum for superior strength, rigidity and light weight. This Bumper is then completed in a two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting durability.

      Bolt-On Installation. MP Concepts engineered their Front Bumper to be a direct bolt-on replacement for the original stock bumper reusing the factory mounting points. There is no cutting or modifications required for a clean straight forward install. Installation can be completed in about two hours with just basic hand tools and the help of a friend.

      Application. This MP Concepts Forged Aluminum Front Bumper is designed to fit 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JLs, excluding Rubicon models.



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      Installation & What's in the Box

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      What's in the Box

      • (1) Bumper
      • (1) Winch Plate
      • (2) Winch Plate Brackets
      • (1) Skid Plate
      • (2) Skid Plate Brackets
      • (2) Fog Light Bezels
      • (1) Fairlead Cover
      • (2) Fog Light Brackets
      • (8) M4x0.7 20mm Allen Bolts
      • (8) M4 Washers
      • (8) M4 Flange Nuts
      • (8) M6x1.0 20mm Allen Bolts
      • (12) M6 Washers
      • (8) M6 Flange Nuts
      • (6) M12x1.75 30mm Allen Bolts
      • (14) M12x1.75 Flange Nuts
      • (6) M12 Washers
      • (8) M10x1.50 30mm Allen Bolts
      • (8) M10 Washers
      • (8) M10x1.50 Flange Nuts
      • (5) M8x1.25 Allen Bolts
      • (5) M8 Washers

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