(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the RedRock 4x4 full-width HD rear bumper fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. Today we're going to talk about the construction and some of the features on this bumper. This is for those of you looking to replace that factory plastic rear bumper on your Jeep with one that provides more protection, more style and has more features but isn't looking for a bumper mounted tire carrier. RedRock 4x4, as well as a lot of other brands, do have bumpers that have the opportunity to add a bumper mounted tire carrier to them. However, this is not one of those bumpers. So if you're running factory size tires and you don't have the need for an over sized tire carrier, this is a great bumper. Or, if you're one of those people who has a tub mounted tire carrier installed for your larger than factory spare tire then this is also going to be a great option. I really like this bumper because I think it's fairly priced, it's really well built, and it has a bit of a unique style. From a construction standpoint, this is a full plate steel bumper that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish that helps to protect the steel from rust and corrosion. It also looks really good and will match your factory plastic accents on your Jeep as well as matching a lot of other off-road accessories that come mostly in the same textured black powder coat. Now, from a style perspective, this bumper almost looks like the factory bumper does. It has these little bump outs here, it wraps around to the side of the tub. It actually has a lot of little detail that I like. In this area in the corner here, there's this small raised area. It's not overly geometric because it does have this bend in it where a lot of other bumpers would be squared off here. So it does have a lot of detail that I really like that make it a good looking bumper. But, when you combine that with the features that it offers as well I think you have a really nice package. Again, this bumper does have a nice deep cutout in the center. So if you are running either a factory spare tire carrier or a tub mounted spare tire carrier, you can get that tire as low as possible and still not have a clearance issue with the tire hitting the bumper when you open and close the tailgate. And this bumper also has D-ring mounts here that bolt directly through into the frame rails giving you nice solid connections and the D-rings themselves. Aside from these two recovery points it also has a center recovery point which is a standard two-inch receiver so you'll have no problem getting yourself pulled out if you do get yourself stuck on the trail. Getting this bumper installed on your Jeep does require a little bit of drilling. And really, it's not even drilling, it's just enlarging existing holes. And those holes are in your cross member of your frame, not in the body. If you're somebody who absolutely does not want to touch your Jeep with a drill, I would suggest looking at some of the other RedRock 4x4 bumpers or any of the other bumpers from Barricade, Smittybilt, Rugged Ridge or any of the other great brands on the site. However, if you're okay opening up a couple of holes and you really like this bumper, in my opinion drilling out the cross member holes to make them a little bit larger isn't a huge deal. Either way, to get this installed on your Jeep the first step is going to be removing your factory rear bumper which you'll do by removing the four bolts that hold it onto the frame rails and the two bolts that hold it onto the cross member. Once those bolts are removed, you can pull the bumper off and remove the tow hook in the driver side frame rail if you have one. You'll have to get rid of that to install your new bumper but of course, you'll have three new recovery points so you're certainly not going to miss it. Once you have that factory rear bumper and the factory tow hook removed you can go to installing your new bumper. As I mentioned, the first step is going to be drilling out the four holes in your rear cross member to one-half of an inch. So you can use a stepped drill bit to open those up a little bit. After that, you'll slide the nut plates into the frame rails, put your new bumper over top of the frame rails and pin it with the included hardware. Just leave those loose for now. Then you're going to reach up and put the included hardware through the new open holes in your rear cross member into the nutserts that are right in your bumper. Because of the way this bumper is designed these are nutserts. They're captured nuts that the included bolts will go into which actually makes installation a little bit easier because you're not trying to get your hand up in there with a wrench to hold the nut on the back side. Those nuts are captured in the bumper already. Once you have all of the hardware started, you can go back and make sure everything's aligned how you like it and then torque everything down. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than an hour and you won't need any specialty tools to get this done. However, a full sized bumper like this, steel bumper, is going to be heavy. So having an extra set of hands around or having a set of tall jack stands that you can set this on during the installation will definitely help out. RedRock 4x4 has always been known for making a high-quality product at a lower price than a lot of other companies are able to do it for. Again, I like a lot of things about this bumper. I like the features, the finish, the build quality, and just the overall look of the bumper I like a lot. And when you look at the price tag of it, coming in right around the $450 range, it's not outrageous. It's not crazy. It's not going to be a top tier price tag, but you still are getting a really high-quality product. I think that this bumper in particular from RedRock 4x4 gives you a lot of bang for your buck and you get a lot of value for what you have to pay.So if you're looking to swap out that factory rear bumper on your Jeep for more protection, more style, and more features, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bumper. It's a really high-quality part that's priced fairly and I really like the looks. So that's my review of the RedRock 4x4 full-width HD rear bumper fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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May 11, 2019
Great look... few issues/rust
Bumper looks great, feels solid, huge improvement over stock. Ran into a few issues. After 4 months of owning it shows rust on all the welds, constantly wiping rust off. The rest of Jeep is showroom clean. A little concerned if it will stand the test of time, can’t get replacement due to body shop purchasing it, and it’s a pain to take off and return such a heavy item.Helpful (1)
March 01, 2019
Looks great way better than oem stock bumper Perfect fit Fast shipping. Very happyHelpful (1)
January 19, 2019
I wanted an upgrade that was similar to the stock look but more sturdy and this checked off all the boxes. I was able to do it with some help from a friend in a couple hours. Very happy with the end result.Helpful (5)
November 13, 2018
So much stronger than OEM, but still looks vary stock. Not a radical looking bumper but will offer a lot more protection.Helpful (7)
September 29, 2018
Great bumper for the price
There was no need to drill out holes for 17 Wrangler Unlimited. Everything lined up, but definitely a 2 person job when mounting the bumper.Helpful (7)
September 23, 2017
It looks awesome. Brackets needed to be altered to mountHelpful (8)
August 31, 2017
Do Not Buy Will Not Fit JK
I called into ET and told them there is a manufacturing issue with the bumper. There is an extra welded piece of metal that keeps the bumper from ever getting close to fitting onto the frame bumper. Do not buy.Helpful (10)
April 19, 2017
It looks good, that's the only positive. The fit is NOT correct. If you purchase this bumper, you better break out your grinder, that's the only way you'll get it installed. Very, very disappointed in this purchase. Do yourself a favor and buy a Barricade!Helpful (11)
December 09, 2016
The capture nuts for the cross member all pulled out.Better to have real nuts and bolts on the cross member.So, its bolted in by the 2 bolts on the frame(each side).It does look good.The capture nuts are a joke.Helpful (10)
Does the receiver hitch maintain the factory 2000lb (2 door) / 3500lb (4 door) tow ratings, and does it have a place for safety chains?
The RedRock 4x4 Full Width HD Rear Bumper does not have a tow rating. There are two small hooks next to the receiver that allow you to attach safety chains for small loads, but this is not rated for towing.
Could a factory hitch be used with this bumper?
The bumper does not offer enough clearance to accommodate the factory hitch.
does the standard 2" mount offer any towing ability or just for recovery. If it can be used for towing, what are its capacities? Thx jon
The capture nuts(nutserts) that tie the bumper to the rear cross member are bad design.Mine spun and pulled out with very little torgue.It should be nuts and bolts like on there barricade hd trail force rear bumper.So mine is held on by the four bolts that tie into the frame only.The place where the capture nuts are is enclosed.So you cant just put regular nut,bolts and washers there.
Does this bumper have enough room for oversized tires to be mounted on the tailgate? What is the max size that will fit?
Yes, the RedRock 4x4 Full Width HD Rear Bumper (07-17 Wrangler JK) will hold up to a 35" tire.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.