(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey guys. So today I'm here with the RedRock 4x4 Avenger full-width front bumper fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So upgrading your front bumper can do a number of different things for your Wrangler. First off, it's gonna give you a very aggressive and different look than what you're used to with your factory front bumper. Now a lot of aftermarket front bumpers come with a number of different benefits and this one by RedRock is gonna do just that by offering you full front end protection and a couple of little add-ons. Now you are getting grille protection with your bull bar here. You're getting some recovery points as well as some light mounting options so you can really add onto this down the line. So this is gonna be for somebody who's looking to keep the option of swapping over their factory fog lights but doesn't necessarily need all of the bells and whistles, for example a winch plate. This is gonna be one of those aftermarket front bumpers that doesn't come with those. However, there are cutouts so if you want to upgrade up the line you definitely have that option too. So this is gonna be roughly $400 making this a very affordable option for a front bumper of this size. So less expensive options are just gonna be a little bit smaller because of the less materials used. So you'll usually see that lower price point with mid width or stubby front bumpers and then more expensive options are just gonna have those different bells and whistles that you're not seeing here. So they may come with additional lighting instead of the option to swap over your factory fog light, they may have LED light bars or LED cube pods integrated inside the bumper and they may just come with a winch plate to mount up a winch. Now, this is for somebody who's looking to keep it pretty simple, however, they still want those couple of add-ons on their front bumper and something that meshes well giving the front end of their JK some really nice form. So install is gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need a couple of hand tools and about two hours worth of your time to get the job done. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, quarter inch drive ratchet, a 10-millimeter open-ended wrench, a 16-millimeter, 18-millimeter, and 14-millimeter deep socket, a three-inch extension, a 10-millimeter shallow socket, and the provided Allen Key. So in order to uninstall your front bumper, you're gonna need an 18-millimeter deep socket and a ratchet. But first thing we need to do is unplug our fog light harnesses and then we can head underneath our Jeep. So you're gonna have four studs on the bumper holding it onto your frame rail. We're gonna remove the two nuts on either side and then we're just gonna repeat that process. So I'm gonna use that 18-millimeter socket and a small extension with my ratchet and we're just going to remove those. Now we can do the same thing on the other three sets of studs. So if you have a 2012 and newer Wrangler with a 3.6-liter V6 there is a vacuum pump right here. I would not recommend to use the extension here just because it's not going to fit. So I'm just going to take that extension out and we can go ahead and repeat that same process. So now we can go ahead and remove our front bumper. So now with an eight-millimeter socket, we can go ahead and remove our fog lights are gonna be held on by four screws on either fog light. So before we can install our bumper we do have to do a bit of assembly so we are going to swap over our factory fog lights. Now this does not come with hardware in order to do so so you will need to outsource. So you're gonna need some nuts, bolts, flat washers, and lock washers in order to do that but once you have that we can just place them down in and they will line up with our front bumper here. However, since your factory hardware is screws that screw into a plastic trim piece we won't be able to reuse these here. So I'm just going to take our bolt, place that through, attach a flat washer and lock washer and a nut on the back of that. Try not to overtighten them, you don't want to damage the plastic. So now we can go ahead and attach our bull bar with our provided button-head bolt. Now you're gonna have two sets of washers to go with these. These smaller ones will go on top with the bolt head and then the larger ones will go underneath with the nut. So we're just going to line this up, place this on top. Now it may be a little bit difficult to do this by yourself. So what you can do is just prop the other side up then we can attach one of the bolts on either side and then we'll be able to attach the rest very easily. Now that both sides are attached we can just let that go and then attach the rest. Now we can do the same thing on the other side. So once those are attached we can go ahead and tighten them down with the provided Allen key as well as a 14-millimeter deep socket. So now that our bumper is all together I wanted to show you guys a quick side by side next to your factory bumper before we go ahead and bolt up this one. So right off the bat, you can tell that these are the same size. However, this one's gonna be a lot more durable than the factory plastic. This is made of a heavy-duty steel and it has a textured black powder coat finish on it to resist any rust or corrosion on the actual metal underneath but it's also gonna help in giving you an aggressive and off-road look. So this is going to be able to take a hit a lot better than the factory plastic but it's also gonna offer you a number of different benefits. So first off you can tell that these are the same length but these have angled ends. This is going to help you out with approach angles on the trail and it's also gonna help you out with larger wheels and tires. You also are getting a couple of different things on the front. You are getting two-welded D-ring mounts and this does come with D-rings. Those are gonna be a very nice recovery point on the front of your Wrangler as well as a lot safer than your factory tow hooks. Now you are able to swap over your factory fog lights and you also are getting two additional light mounting points on your bull bar here if you want to mount up any accessory lighting. So speaking of that bull bar that's going to provide you some extra front end protection that your stock front bumper is unable to give you and it's gonna give you a little bit more protection to your grill that you're used to seeing on the front of your JK. Now last but not least I would like to mention that this does not come with a winch plate like a lot of other aftermarket front bumpers do come with. However, there are cutouts there if you were looking to upgrade to that in the future. So enough about our two bumpers side by side, let's go bolt up our new one. So now we can go ahead and mount up our front bumper. Use your legs. So after we have our studs through our frame horns we're gonna go ahead and attach our provided hardware. Now, this may be a little bit difficult to see because there is extra gusseting for reinforcement on each side of the frame horn. That is gonna help out with the durability of the bumper but you may not be able to see what exactly I'm doing right now. However, it is the same exact process of taking the bumper off. So it's going to be a similar design to your factory front bumper. Now it's gonna go flat washer, lock washer, and the nut and then we can snug those up, we're not going to tighten anything down just yet but we can snug them up with a 16-millimeter deep socket. All right. Now we can attach all the rest of the hardware. Now we can move to the inside of the frame horn. So now because both sides are attached we can just go ahead and tighten these down with our 16-millimeter deep socket. Now we did snug these up before but we want to make sure that they are completely tight. After all of your hardware is tightened down you can plug in your fog lights and then you're all set to go. So that's going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterraindot.com.
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November 13, 2019
We had a damaged factory front bumper and so I decided to upgrade. The Red Rock is extremely well made and fits easily but getting the factory bumper off can be a bit of a struggle. No small bolts/nuts are included to secure the fog lights to the new bumper so a trip to the hardware store had to be made. That would be my only complaint. Overall this is a well made addition to our Wrangler which we can fully recommend.Helpful (2)
September 24, 2019
Love this bumper!
I absolutely love this bumper! It is so awesome looking and super sturdy! One of the brackets were bent so some of the coating chipped off but we were able to bang the bracket to how it should’ve came and it went on just great!Helpful (2)
March 17, 2019
Very good bumper.
This is a very good looking bumper along with very durable. It was packaged very good and no dents or scratches. Only 1 problem was the small vacuum pump that was located right below the grille. It was very hard to tighten the bolts in that area. Other then that it was very easy and a good installHelpful (2)
January 29, 2019
REDROCK FRONT BUMBER
Bumper fit great and looks even better , about an hour to install after taking off factory bumper.Helpful (5)
December 17, 2018
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
I was looking for an inexpensive upgrade to the stock plastic bumper. I’m not an extreme Jeeper so a winch mount was not necessary and this one uses the OEM fog lights. I have the Red Rock 4x4 tube side steps so I wanted a bumper with the same powder coat texture and these match perfectly. The installation was a lot easier than I originally thought and I was able to do it alone. The nuts closest to the fog lights were a little tricky to get on given the tight space but all you need is a socket wrench and a little patience. I also got the full width rear bumper and the steel does add extra weight, but the drive doesn’t feel too heavy. There are so many bumper options out there and I thought I might regret not spending more money to get a “better” one, but I’m very happy with this purchase. It serves its purpose and is priced right, plus it looks WAY better in person.Helpful (7)
October 23, 2018
Does not fit JL Sahara or Sport
It might fit a Rubicon, but front fenders hit the bumper on my JL Sahara. Other than that it was a nice looking bumperHelpful (12)
June 24, 2018
the best one if you are looking for something good and that looks like the favtory bumberHelpful (9)
Does this bumper require a vacuum pump relocation? On a 2018 JKU.
This would not require the vacuum pump to be relocated.
Do you need wire extensions to use OEM fog lights?
You should not require them as this will allow you to easily swap over your Wrangler's factory fog lights.
Will this bumper fit with stock fender flares?
This will work with the stock fender flares yes.
If I have to mount a front license plate will it fit and not block the fog lights?
A license plate will fit between the fog lights.
is top hoop removable and weight and dimensions of bumper, please
Yes, the top hoop on the RedRock 4x4 Avenger Full Width Front Bumper w/o Winch Plate can be removed. TheRedRock 4x4 Avenger Full Width Front Bumper w/o Winch Plate approximately 73" wide.
There are not pre-drilled holes for a licence plate on this bumper.
The RedRock 4x4 Avenger Full Width Front Bumper is made from 5/32 steel.
This bumper weighs approximately 80 pounds.
The RedRock 4x4 Avenger Full Width Front Bumper w/o Winch Plate weights approximately 78lbs.
They are going to be 3/4 inch.
If you would like to install a bracket, you would need to drill into the bumper. It does not have provisions for a bracket.
There are bolts included with the kit for the installation of the fog lights.
Approximately 80 lbs.
As long as the fog lights are OE size, they will fit. A universal winch plate will work.
This bumper is not tow rated and not compatible with the Blue Ox tow bar or base plate.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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