(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey. What's up, guys? I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain and today I'm here with the RedRock 4x4 Eagle Eye Grille, fitting you're 2007 to 2018 Wrangler JK. This is gonna be for the Jeep owner looking to change up and add to the appearance of their JK for a more aggressive look. This grille is made of tough ABS plastic, so it's gonna be stronger than the stock and it's gonna add additional protection to those vital parts behind your grille from road and trail debris. And a black matte finish is gonna go with any paint color scheme and is subtle and the finish is designed to withstand the elements keeping your grille looking new. Now this is designed to be a direct bolt-on replacement and it comes with everything needed to install, so there's no drilling or cutting required making for a very easy install. This is gonna be one of your most affordable options on this site at around $130 and it even has great feedback from customers. As far as the install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches, since you can install this in about 30 minutes using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop on to the install. So to begin this installation, we're gonna need to remove our factory grille. To do that, we're gonna start by opening our hood so we can access the pushpins up top. So there are six pushpins that you'll need to remove out at the top of the grille. This is done by prying up on the center, you can use a flathead screwdriver, and then pulling that pin all the way out. So next we're gonna need to separate the bottom of the grille. Now, this is just a series of clips and the grille is pushed in so we're gonna pull firmly out on that and pull it away, so we can disconnect our lights. So now that we have access to the lights, we're gonna disconnect the harness from the plug. So what we're gonna do is pry out on this red locking tab. Once that slides all the way out, we can press our release and that will allow us to unplug then. We're gonna do the same thing for the other side, prying out on that red locking tab and then pressing our release so we can unplug our light. Once you have everything disconnected, you're ready to remove your grille. So with our stock grille completely unassembled, we're just about ready to install this new Eagle-Eye grille from RedRock. However, we still have to do some assembly with the new grille. And I wanna take a moment to go over some of the features and compare it to the stock one. Now, this new grille is a little more aggressive looking than the stock grille and it's a little stronger plastic. It's made of high-grade ABS plastic which is known for its lightweight, durability, and impact resistance. Like I said, it is gonna be a little more aggressive looking and it is matte black, which is gonna give you a sleek and aesthetic look. It is also paintable, so if you wanted to match your Jeep, you can do that. Now, this new grille has cutouts for the headlights and it also accepts the factory turn signals, which is really nice and they give you all the hardware you need to swap all that stuff over. This has a wide open grille, so it's gonna give you plenty of airflow just like the stock one and it also has this mesh screen behind, which is gonna shield from any road and trail debris that you may encounter. So with that being said, let's switch over these turn signals, get these ready to install and show you how it looks on the Jeep. So we're gonna flip our factory grille over and remove our turn signals. This is relatively easy to do, as it's just held in by two clips. So you're gonna have two clips on the light that are pushing through. We're gonna press these tabs back. And this is gonna allow the light to drop down. We're gonna do that for both of them and then this light will slide out. You're gonna do the same thing for the other side. So we're gonna place our new grille down and get ready to install our turn signals in our new grille. So next step, we're gonna install these brackets that RedRock provides with the hardware they give us. Now these brackets hold our turn signals in, we're actually gonna install the lights on these brackets and then screw them in. The brackets are marked left and right as well as your turn signals, so that's gonna take the confusion out of everything. First, we're gonna remove this socket out of our light. So you're just gonna twist that, that's gonna disconnect and then we can pull that out, set that aside. Next, we're gonna take our bracket, and we're gonna place that on top of our light, and then that is just gonna click down on there. You wanna make sure that these little tabs engage and that will hold the bracket on. Once we've done that, we're gonna go ahead and install this on top over the holes. And we're gonna use a Philips head screwdriver to install the provided screws. After we've already done that, we can reinstall our bulb and socket. Now, we're gonna go to the other side, we're gonna do the same thing. First, we're gonna remove that bulb and socket. Then, we're gonna attach it to our bracket, making sure that that clicks firmly in place, and then we can install it. And then we can reinstall our bulb and socket. So last but not least we're gonna install our metal clips that RedRock provides us. There's gonna be four tabs down here. We're gonna install these. These just push right over on top. This is gonna hold the bottom of the grille in. So you wanna center these over top and then just press down on them firmly. They're gonna slide down and they have little teeth in them that'll keep them on. After that, we're ready to install it on the Jeep. All right, so now that we have this thing fully assembled, we're ready to install it on the Jeep. You wanna make sure that you plug those turn signals back in before we push everything in. So we're gonna click all our plugs back on making sure that they firmly click and then remember to push that red locking tab there. We're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Next, we're gonna start with the bottom. We're gonna line up all those clips, and we're gonna get those pressed in. Once we have those pressed in, we can start putting our push pins in the top, push our grille back making sure that, that radiator cover goes underneath of it. You may need to lift up slightly and then we're gonna install the supplied new pushpins. So these are gonna go right in that hole. We're just gonna click those down. So the last step to this install before you close your hood, we're gonna install this weather seal. This is gonna go along the top of the grille. So we're gonna pull the backing off of this double-sided tape. Then we're gonna line up the center as best as we can. And then glue this thing down. Now, this whole edge eventually is going to fold backwards when you shut the hood and that's gonna keep a nice tight seal and keep your hood flapping a little bit. After you have this seal on, you are ready to close your hood. And make sure that this tucks inside of our hood. And then after you have it shut for a while, it will mold itself and be a little easier. So that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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