(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper on your Wrangler
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper with Winch Mount and Grille Guard. This version also has the LED lights built into it, but it's available without the LEDs as well. This bumper will fit on all 2007 to 2017 JKs. Today, we're gonna talk about the functions and the construction of this bumper.This bumper is for those of you who wanna upgrade your factory plastic front bumper on your JK to something that's going to provide a lot more protection to your Jeep both on-road and off-road. This bumper is also going to provide much more of that tough, rugged, off-road styling and a lot of features that you're going to be able to take advantage of, again, on and off the road. RedRock 4x4 makes really affordable, high-quality products, so this bumper is gonna save you some money over those top-tier bumpers on the market while still providing a lot of functions and a lot of style.This is a plate steel bumper that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish that looks good, matches a lot of other off-road accessories and factory plastic accents, and will also protect the bumper for a good long time from rust and corrosion. Now, as far as the features go, this bumper has a lot of them. As is right in the name, this bumper does have this grille guard hoop that's right up on top, and weld into that are two spots to mount lights, there are two light-mounting tabs. This will accept any traditional, single post light mount pods, whether they be LED or halogen, or you could fab something up in order to run an LED light bar on here. Aside from the grille guard and the light mounts, as I mentioned before, this version of this bumper does have the LED lights built into it, but this bumper is also available without those if you would prefer that version. Now, these lights are not overly bright. They're not necessarily an on-road or an off-road light. They're not really an auxiliary light. They're more of a marker light than anything else. They have a little bit of a bluish tinge to them, but they'll do an okay job of matching most other LED off-road lights. And they do come with just a two-wire pigtail, so there's a little bit of wiring involved to get them set up. Because they are LED, they're not gonna draw a lot of amperage. You can tap right into your existing parking light, fog light, or headlight circuit to run them off of a factory switch, or you can run a full switch circuit all the way into the cab, so you have an independent switch to work these lights.Aside from that, again, right in the name of this bumper, it states that it has a winch mount. This is going to accept any winch on the market that has a standard footprint, which is most of them. It'll bolt it right up. You have a spot for your fairlead to mount as well. And something nice about this mount, as with a lot of other aftermarket bumpers, is that it sinks the winch down a little bit in between the frame rails. In my opinion, it just gives the Jeep a little bit of a cleaner look. Aside from that, you have two D-ring mounts on this bumper, and this does come with D-rings in the box, which is a nice feature, because it keeps you from having to order yet another item for your Jeep. I always like having D-ring mounts on the front of a bumper even if you have a winch mount, because it allows you to use the snatch block with your winch, doubling the pulling power, or if you're after a tow strap or a snatch strap recovery, you have an option to hook up for that as well.Other than that, the bumper has a couple of holes down the front here, which are really just for styling, a little bit of weight reduction, but it does add some nice style and a little bit more visual appeal to this bumper. All in all, I think the bumper is really well-built and has a really nice finish on it. The installation for this bumper is going to be very, very simple, and it installs just like your factory bumper does and like most other aftermarket bumpers are going to. The first step in that installation is removing your factory bumper, which you'll do by first removing the splash shield, then unclipping your fog light harness from the inside of the bumper, and, finally, removing the eight nuts that are holding the bumper onto the frame rail. Once you're finished with that, the bumper will just fall right off. You can set this one over the frame rails and start your re-installation. This will come with all the hardware necessary to get it bolted to the frame rails, giving you a nice, strong connection. Now, this bumper does have the winch ramp on it, so I would recommend bolting your winch to the bumper before putting the bumper on the Jeep. If you bolt the bumper out first, it can be very difficult to get to those winch-bearing bolts. Now, once you've bolt a big, heavy winch onto an already big, heavy bumper, the package is very cumbersome, so it will help to have an extra set of hands around during this install.Now, aside from having a friend around, you won't need any specialty tools, just a socket set, although having some extensions and universals will help you to get to some of those nuts for removing your factory bumper. And, again, the whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour. RedRock 4x4 has done a really nice job in making an affordable bumper that is really well-built, and has a really nice finish on it, and also has a lot of the features I look for in a bumper. Now, I personally would pick the bumper without the LED lights built into it and go with some more functional LED lights on these light mount tabs, if it were me, but I know a lot of you guys do like the integrated LED look. And, for that, it's really clean. They do look very nice. I think, for the price of this bumper compared to other bumpers on the market that have a similar built quality, finish quality, and features, I think you're getting a great deal.So if you're after an aftermarket front bumper for your JK that will provide more protection, style, and a lot more features, all without breaking the bank, I think this one is a really nice option. So that's my review of the RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper with Grille Guard and Winch Mount, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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December 16, 2019
Great fitting, looking, functional bumper
Easy install, great looking...and in a fender bender head on at slow speed another car hit us swerving to avoid a deer at night. Definitely damaged the oncoming car...headlight, bumper, fender crumpled. On our 2011 Wrangler the bumper itself blocked any damage to the fender and tire. With the old stock bumper the bumper would have been bent and possibly the fender and tire damaged as well. As it stands.....the bumper had some smoothed areas where the textured part of the powder black coating was mashed smooth...but the finish was not removed and the bumper was not at all bent.Helpful (1)
July 26, 2019
Powder Coating Issue
Would have given this 5 stars until two months after install I noticed there was an issue with the powder coating and I was getting an oily appearance coming from underneath. Of course this product is only insured for 30 days so I'm just out of luck and money.Helpful (1)
February 25, 2019
Looks AMAZING and super strong
Looks absolutely amazing, easy install, absolutely love everything about it. Mounted a smittybuilt 9500lb winch in it, everything is perfect!!!Helpful (2)
January 04, 2019
This bumper rocks
Great bumper, easy install and fit. Lightweight and plenty of room for accessories.Helpful (4)
December 01, 2018
The bumper install is super easy! I put it on myself in 30 minutes. The hardest part was taking off the old bumper. Lifted it up myself and the bolts fit perfectly with the frame. I love the look. Very sturdy. You will love it too.Helpful (4)
November 20, 2018
I instead in 2 hours also installed blue ox base plate to frame towed fine approx 4000 milesHelpful (5)
September 23, 2018
Wrong bumper for my jeep was sent to me I wonder what you would doHelpful (4)
July 30, 2018
I added a winch and installed by my self less than 2 hours every thing fit perfectly was exactly what I wanted.Helpful (6)
July 24, 2018
Red rock bumper
Had this bumper for about 5 months now and I am totally in love with it.... great cost for a well maid bumper!!!Helpful (6)
July 01, 2018
Ordered this bullbar for my 2018 jl Jeep Wrangler. I love the product, and it looks good on my Jeep, but didn’t know I need the lights to go with it to get the full affect of it.Helpful (6)
Does anyone notice road and/or wind noise after installation of this bumper?
We have not received any negative feedback regarding road or wind noise using this bumper.
I plan on adding the winch with this bumper. Do you need to move vacuum at all or is there plenty of space?
You will not require a vacuum relocation bracket with this bumper in order to install a winch. You will have enough room to install the winch on your bumper.
I have a Q-Winch, steel cable...any issues with this bumper? I see synthetic in all of the photos.
Both steel and synthetic lines can be used with the RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper.
How much does this bumper weigh?
What size nut goes on the thread of the bumper?
Yes, this RedRock bumper can be painted or powder coated to be a different color.
At this time RedRock 4x4 does not offer a bolt in option to reinstall the factory air dam that will not require modification to the parts to complete.
No, at this time there is not a RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper that allows reuse of the factory fog lights. I would suggest taking a look at other RedRock bumpers on our site to see if there is something else you may like!
I would recommend getting a "Roller Fairlead" to be able to use this license plate bracket: item J14313 https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-roller-fairlead-1123805.html. Some people have even created a bracket to wrap around the 2" bullbar to mount the license plate to.
The RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper is not designed to accept the factory driving/fog lights.
The RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper will partially obscure the front marker lights when viewed directly head on. When viewed at a slight angle such as oncoming traffic would see, these should not be obscured.
At this time we do not have the exact dimensions of the RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper for length/width.
The RedRock 4x4 Approach Front Bumper are designed to allow airflow to the radiator, and would not have mounting solutions for attaching lighting. Custom brackets would be required to mount lighting in the holes. These holes would have a diameter of approximately 2.5"
Hello, this bumper is not designed to be towed from, so we wouldn't advise using this bumper if you wish to tow behind a motor home, etc... Unfortunately none of are bumpers are designed for that.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.