(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Today, I'm here with the OR-Fab Rear Bumper fitting all 2007-2018 JK Wranglers. This is gonna be for the JK owner looking for a quality but simple, heavy-duty rear bumper to protect the rear end of their Wrangler. So this is gonna come with a couple of different benefits. First off, you are getting an aggressive off-road look with this with a black powder coat finish. And you're also getting, like I said, some rear end protection with the heavy duty steel. With this, you're also getting two recovery points, if you do get into a pinch on the trail. What I do personally like about this rear bumper is that it doesn't come with a hitch receiver attached to the rear bumper, but it will come with a cutout for one. So do you have the option in not running a hitch receiver at all, or running a hitch receiver, whichever one you would like, whether it be OEM or aftermarket. Not to mention, this will match with any other heavy duty bumpers or accessories that you already have on your JK. So, at the moment, this is gonna be roughly $500 on the page right now which is an average price point for heavy duty rear bumpers without the tire carriers. Choosing a rear bumper really comes down to personal preference in the design, so that's really what's going to differ this from any others on the page in the price category. Personally, I think this is a well-built quality rear bumper. It fits really well, and it's gonna get the job done. So I think it fits well in that price. Install is gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Like I said, this fits very well, so you're not gonna have any trouble getting it on. You're only gonna need a couple of hand tools and about an hour's worth of your time. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, an 18-millimeter wrench, a ratchet, an extension, a 19-millimeter deep socket, an 18 and 13- millimeter shallow socket, and a 6-millimeter Allen key. So the first step is to remove our spare tire to give us a little bit more room to work with. I'm using a 19-millimeter deep socket and an extension. So now we're gonna remove the two bolts on either side of the frame horn with a 13-millimeter socket. So depending on the stock rear bumper that you have, you may have two brackets that connect to the inside of the frame rail here. We do not, so we're ready to pull our bumper right off. So our new bumper is pretty simple, but it's still gonna be a big upgrade from your stock rear bumper. So this right off the bat is gonna be made with three-sixteenth inch plated steel and provide you more durability and protection on the street and the trail compared to your stock plastic bumper. This also has a black powder coat finish on it to obviously resist from any rust or corrosion on the steel, but it's also gonna give you some off-road styling. This is also gonna come with two recovery points. It does have two welded D-ring mounts right on the bumper and it also comes with D-rings. So if you get stuck in a sticky situation, this bumper would be able to get you out as to where your stock bumper doesn't have any recovery points and wouldn't really be able to help. This will also have a larger cutout for a larger wheel and tire. As you probably saw with our stock bumper and our larger tire, there wasn't really much room to work with, but this will have some more room underneath to fit a larger wheel and tire. So what is similar is the fact that your new bumper will not come with a hitch receiver unlike a lot of other aftermarket rear bumpers. So a lot of other aftermarket rear bumpers will come with those hitch receivers, but they also won't be tow rated. So with this rear bumper, you can run any hitch receiver you would like, whether it be OEM or the aftermarket hitch receiver. You also get some of ORF cutouts on the side for some extra styling. So enough about our stock bumper, let's bolt up our new one. So the first step to our install is to install our anchor bracket. So we have two hitch bolts, if you do have a hitch, you will have to uninstall these two bolts and sandwich this in between. All you have to do is pass that through and then this will actually have a bolt, after we put on the rear bumper, that that will thread into. So we're just gonna put these two on to hold that place with the provided washer. Then, we can take our flange nut and tighten that down. Now, we are gonna leave it loose just because when we put on our bumper we do want to make sure that everything lines up and threads in properly, and then we can tighten everything down at the end. We're just gonna move it a little bit. Cool. That in place, we can move on to our nut plates. Now, we can insert our nut plate. Now, we're ready to attach our rear bumper. So, like, you just saw, I would recommend a second set of hands to help you get this mounted up since it is quite heavy. Then, you're gonna take the provided bolts and washers to thread into the nut plate, and then your stock bolts to thread it into the frame rail. Now, I'm just gonna loosely thread everything in, and then we can tighten everything down at the end. We can move to our provided hardware and the provided washer, thread that into the nut plate. The last one might be a little bit hard to see since it is in here, but we're gonna do the same exact thing. So now we can take the Allen head bolts or the button head bolts, whatever you wanna call them and thread them into the anchor that we originally mounted up. So, like I said, I left it pretty loose so we can line everything up with the bumper. And once we thread these in, we can tighten everything down and then we'll actually pull the bumper in. So we're gonna start by tightening these two Allen head bolts with a 6-millimeter Allen key. See how it actually just pulled the bumper in a little bit. Then, we can tighten down the anchor here. So, now, we can tighten down our anchor bracket bolts with an 18-millimeter wrench and an 18-millimeter socket. So I actually do like that this bracket is here. Not many rear bumpers have this bracket, and I think it's an extra mounting point that just makes it a lot more solid. Plus, as you can tell, this bumper does tuck up and in and cover the frame rails. So if you ever do come down on a rock, your frame rail is protected, unlike some bumpers that just stop at the corner here. So I'm gonna tighten down these two back bolts first with an 18-millimeter socket. So after all the bolts are all tightened up, now you just have to put on the D-rings. After those are on, we can put on our spare tire. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install on the OR-Fab Rear Bumper fitting all 2007-2018 JK Wranglers. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
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