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- How to Install RedRock 4x4 Crawler Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights on your Jeep Wrangler
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Hey guys, so today I'm here with the RedRock 4x4 Crawler Rear Bumper with the LED Fog Lights fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So adding a rear bumper to your rig can add a number of different benefits and this one by RedRock is gonna do just that. This is gonna offer you a full length rear-end protection. You're also getting a couple of recovery points and you can't miss the LED lighting. Now, I also do like that this offers you some different styling compared to a lot of other options on the page while still keeping these standard features and a couple of other bells and whistles.Now, this is gonna be roughly $350 on the page and I personally think that's a really good price point for what this offers. Now, bumpers can range all the way from $300 all the way up to $1,000 and a lot of those more expensive options are usually gonna come with spare tire carriers mounted up to the back or an option to add a spare tire carrier down the road. Now, this doesn't offer that but this does offer the styling aspect, it's gonna give you a more aggressive and off-road appeal to the back end of your Wrangler. It's gonna match very well with any other heavy-duty armor that you pair with it and it's not gonna be that standard, plain, heavy duty rear bumper. You do get some tubular end, some style plating, and some different D-ring mounts that you may see on the site right now. So personally I think for $350 this is gonna be right on the money.So install is gonna be a pretty easy two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. There will be a little bit of wiring involved as you can tell. Now I would recommend to outsource for an LED wiring harness or if you wire the lighting into your reverse lights it's gonna be totally up to you, but speaking of the install let's jump into that now.The tools that I use for my install are an impact wrench, a pair of wire cutter strippers and crimpers, a 19-millimeter open-ended or box wrench, a 3/8th-inch drive and quarter-inch drive ratchet, a 3-inch extension, a 19-millimeter deep socket, an 18-millimeter socket, a 15-millimeter socket, a 12 and a 10-millimeter deep socket.So the first step to our install is just to get our spare tire out of the way. I'm gonna be using a 19-millimeter deep socket as well as a 3-inch extension and an impact wrench to do that. So now we're gonna remove the two bolts that are holding on our bumper on our frame I'm gonna be using a 15-millimeter shallow socket and a ratchet in order to get those off. Now you can do the same thing on the other side. So after this bolt, you should have two bolts on the underside of the frame. They should be a 15-millimeter so you can remove them with the same tool that you used on the side of the frame. But we do not have those in place so we are going to remove the bumper now. So before we go ahead and install our new rear bumper I did want to show you guys a side by side comparison of your stock bumper and what benefits you're getting out of this new one. So first off I do like the fact that it keeps the full-length aspect to it. You do get this wraparound ends on the side, they are gonna be tubular for a little bit of a different style point but this gonna keep that full protection aspect and I do really like that out of this bumper.Now, this is gonna be a lot more durable than your plastic factory rear bumper made of a heavy-duty plated steel. It also has a black texture powder coat finish on it to resist any rust or corrosion on the metal. And it's also gonna achieve that off-road and aggressive look that you may be looking to add to your JK right now. So this is gonna come with a number of different benefits as well that your stock bumper is unable to offer you like a couple of recovery points, you do get the two welded D-ring mounts and what I do like about these is that you get a spot to put your D-ring but you also get a large hook on top so you are able to hook up a tow hook or you can hook up a tow strap if you ever wanted to use that as an additional recovery point.You also have an integrated tow hitch on here if you were looking to carry any accessories or you can use that as a recovery point as well. And what I do really like about this rear bumper is that it has this additional backup lighting. Now, you can use these accessory lights as backup lighting, you can also use these as fog lights and hook them up to a switch but I'm gonna show you in just a minute how you hook them up to your reverse lights.Now you also have this large cutout on the bottom compared to your factory, so if you are looking to upgrade your wheels and tires this rear bumper will definitely be able to help you achieve that. Now you are also getting a couple of styling points out of this. You do get some plating up top and I think that adds a nice touch to the rear bumper compared to your factory bumpers that just doesn't have a lot going on.So enough about our two bumpers side by side, let's go bolt up our new one. So before we go ahead and mount up our bumper we do need to install our plates. These are gonna be welded in that plates inside of the frame and they are going to line up with the two holes on the side and then we can use our factory hardware on this side as well. So this is gonna be on both sides. So with the provided hardware we're gonna go ahead and mount up our bumper, now I would recommend another hand for this step because the bumper is pretty heavy.So now that we have the two provided bolts attached to our nut plate we can reinstall our factory bolts. Now we're not gonna tighten anything down just yet, we want to make sure that everything is in place first. Now, we can do the same thing on the other side. Now that we have our factory bolts snugged up we can go underneath our bumper and we can install our hitch bolts. So now we can take our longer bolts and put them through the holes in our frame. This is gonna line up on the other side. You may have to tilt the bumper back to get it to line up. So once we get those in place we can thread on the nut on the other side.So now we can take our flat washer as well as our nylon locknut and we can thread that on. We can go ahead and tighten that down in just a second. So after you have your flat washer and your nylon locknut on we are going to do a little bit of adjustment before we go ahead and tighten everything down. Now, I'm just gonna hold the bumper up where it should sit with my knee and then we can tighten down our frame bolt with an 18-millimeter socket.Now, you can also use a floor jack to do this. I don't have one present so you can just use your body weight to hold up the bumper. And once that one is tightened down it's just gonna pull it into the frame so it should stay in place for the moment. We're gonna do the same exact thing on the other side as well. And we're gonna tighten down this side first. So once those are tightened down we can use our 15-millimeter socket and go ahead and tighten down our factory bolts. Now, we can do the same exact thing on the other side. Now, we can tighten up our hitch bolts. Now, with our 18-millimeter socket that we use as well as the 19-millimeter open-ended wrench or box wrench we can tighten down our hitch bolts. So now we're ready for the wiring portion after we have mounted up our rear bumper and tightened everything down. Now, there's a couple of ways you can do this. You can wire these into your reverse slates, all you have to do is extend the wiring on your leads here and then you run them into the white wire with the gray stripe as well as the black on your tail light wiring harness.Now, what I'm going to do is wire these up to a wiring harness. You can do that option. We also have wiring harnesses available. I'm actually using the new Axiom wiring harness for LEDs today. I am going to extend the wires, extend them inside the cab area and hook them up to a wiring harness that goes to our battery and it also has a relay as well as a fuse so I believe that that is the safest option. So what we're gonna do here is just extend our wiring. I've also precut some wires and ran them into our cab area. You can access the cab area through a couple of ways. I just went through a drain plug in the rear of our tailgate here so after you've done that we can go ahead and connect them all.So I'm just gonna add a couple of butt connectors on our leads. Then I'm going to take an extended wire. Do the same thing with the positive, now I am using a black bar, that I did mark that, this is our positive, with a little bit of electrical tape. Then we can do the same thing in the other side. Then what we're gonna do is touch butt connectors to our leads into our cab area and, again, I marked this with some electrical tape. You can use different color wiring, I would suggest it. So once those are connected we can take our positive wires, twist those together, and attach them to our lead.So once that you have everything wired up you can tuck them up and clean up your wiring and then we can move inside our cab area. So now that we have our extended wiring inside of our cab area we can meet up with our harness here, attach a couple of connectors so that we can attach them into our wiring harness. Now, I also marked our positive as well, making sure. So now we can crimp those down and connect them to our harness. So you will have to clean this up. You can tuck this into your trim area right here and run it all the way back. So what we're gonna do is attach our switch right now since we are inside the cab area.So now we can move inside our engine bed. So now we can attach the leads to our battery terminal. I'm gonna start with the positive. I'm using a 10-millimeter socket with a quarter-inch drive ratchet. Then for the negative, I will have to use a 12-millimeter. And after it's connected what you want to do now is clean up all your wiring, make sure that it's not touching your engine because it will get hot and melt. You also want to heat shrink an electrical tape all of your connections. But after that, you are all set to go.So that's gonna 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 extremeterrain.com.
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