(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, what's up, guys? I'm Ryan from Extreme Terrain. And today, I'm here with the RedRock 4X4 Full-Width Front Bumper with LED lighting, fitting your 2018 and up Wrangler JL. This is going to be for the off-roading enthusiast that's looking to change up the appearance of their JL with an aggressive winch-compatible bumper. Its unique design is going to provide full protection for the front end and tons of functionality with its heavy-duty construction and features. The LED lights are really gonna come in handy on those dark trails and the high clearance design will provide plenty of room to tackle even the toughest trails. Its black powder coating is gonna provide an aggressive look and plenty of corrosion protection. And the Over-Rider hoop will protect your grille from the trail debris. This comes as a complete kit and it's an easy bolt-on so there's no drilling or cutting required. However, you will have to do some wiring. This is gonna be your most affordable option on the site with LED lighting at around $450. And as far as install goes, I'm gonna give this a two out of three wrenches, since you can install this in about three hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install.To begin this installation, we're gonna need to remove our factory bumper. We're gonna begin with the air dam underneath. There's a series of pop clips that we'll have to use a screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool. And there's two screws that we're gonna use an 8-millimeter socket for. All right, so we have eight of these push pins all the way across the bottom. We're gonna just take and pop the center out and that's gonna release that clip. So once you get the last screw out of the bottom, you're ready to pull the whole shield off. So, next, we're gonna take off this metal shield using a 16-millimeter socket. You're gonna have one bolt on either side. After you get those bolts off, you can lift this up and it'll slide right off. So next, we're gonna unplug our fog light harness. It's located here on the passenger side frame rail. We're just gonna press this tab in and then we can disconnect our plug. So after we have our fog light harness unplugged, you're ready to remove the four nuts on both ends of the frame rail. You're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to do this. So the last thing to disconnect before we pull our bumper off, there's gonna be two push pins, one on either side on the top of the frame rail. We need to pop those out with a screwdriver and then we can pull our bumper off. With everything is disconnected, you can remove your stock bumper.So, the nice thing about this bumper is that the lights come preinstalled. However, we still have to install the ends and the Over-Rider hoop. Now RedRock provides you with a schematic and they label all of their hardware, which is really nice and convenient. We're gonna start with the ends and I'll show you how to do that right now. So we're gonna start with the bumper end. We're gonna use a bolt from bag number 3 and then a flat washer from bag number 12. We're gonna go from the center section of our bumper in through our bumper end. So this is gonna be a little tricky and you may want to get a second set of hands to help you assemble this. You're just gonna slide that end underneath that section and then we'll get our bolt through. On the other side, we're gonna use a flat washer from bag number 12 and then a lock washer from bag number 9, and then we'll use a nut from bag number 6. Once you get one bolt in, it'll pretty much stay in place for you and make it a little easier. So we're gonna do the same thing for the other two holes. We're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Once you get all that hardware installed, you want to line your bumper up the best you can with the bumper end and then tighten everything up with a 16-millimeter socket and wrench. You're gonna do the same thing for the other side. So next, we're gonna install the Over-Rider bar. We're gonna use the same hardware that we used for the bumper ends. Now, this is going to go up here and this edge is gonna face forward. I'm gonna show you how to install that hardware right now. So we're gonna use a bolt and a flat washer. We're gonna use two for each side. And then underneath, we're gonna do another flat washer, lock washer, and a nut. We're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Once you have all of your hardware installed, you can center your Over-Rider bar and then tighten everything up using a 16-millimeter socket and wrench. Next, we're gonna install our Fairlead mount. Now, this is optional. If you decide to run a winch, you can attach this to your bumper. If you don't plan on running a winch, you don't have to install this but I'm gonna show you how to do that right now. This is gonna sit on this front edge, just like this. We're gonna use a bolt with a flat washer, drop that down through the top on both sides and then underneath, it's gonna get another flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. It's a pretty tight spot so it may be tough to do. Once you get that hardware installed, we're gonna use an 18-millimeter socket and wrench to tighten that up.So before we get this new bumper installed, and since I have these two next to each other, I wanna go over some of the differences between the two and the benefits of an aftermarket bumper such as this. Now, this bumper is heavy-duty steel. The stock bumper is plastic. So this bumper is going to be much stronger than the stock one. Not only that, but it is a high clearance bumper and it's tapered on the ends. The taper on the ends is going to clear up the area in front of the wheel well and give you great approach angles when you're on those tough trails. This is also a full-width bumper so it's gonna provide full protection for the front end. And the black powder coating is going to provide corrosion resistance for the bumper and it's also gonna add protection from the elements and any trail debris. Not only that, but it's gonna give you an aggressive look and that off-roading styling that you're looking for. It has a fabricated Over-Rider hoop that's gonna provide plenty of protection for any brush or anything that may damage your front grille when you're hitting those trails. Now, we are losing our factory fog lights. However, you're getting two cube LEDs and a light bar. This is going to make a huge difference in low light visibility and it allows you to traverse even the toughest trails at night. It has a built-in winch plate, it's gonna allow you to run a variety of winches up to 12,000 pounds. And it has D-rings and D-ring mounts that are bolted on that act as a great tow point for those times where you're in a sticky situation and you get stuck. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install and show you how this looks on the Jeep. So with your bumper fully assembled, you're ready to install it. Now, you may need to remove some of the bolts for the bumper ends to fit around the frame rails. And you might wanna get a friend to help you out. So once you get this bumper on, it's pretty much gonna sit on top of the frame rails. And then we're ready to install our bolts with our D-ring mounts. Now, you're gonna use the long bolts provided and we're gonna use a flat washer on each one. So we're gonna go ahead and place these bolts through and they're gonna go through the bumper and through the frame. Now, you wanna keep a hand on this until you get underneath and we can install our hardware on the back side. So, on the back side, we're gonna place a flat washer, a lock washer, and the provided nut. Once you get that on, you can do the same thing for the other three bolts. Once you have all of these in, we're gonna go around and tighten them up with a 16-millimeter socket and a wretch. So, with the bumper fully installed, the last thing we have to do is wire up our lights. You're gonna have two cube lights and a light bar. We are gonna wire them all up together to our factory fog light switch. However, if you wanna wire up your light bar to a separate switch, we sell those on the website. So I'm gonna show you how to do that now. So I'm gonna take this cube light on the passenger side and the light bar's red 12-volt and I'm going to twist those together and install a butt connector. After I get that butt connector on, I'm gonna crimp it on and then I'm gonna do the same thing for the negative black wires. After you get those butt connectors installed, we're going to take two lengths of wire, a positive and a 12-volt wire, and then we're going to strip them. So we're gonna strip the end of our black wire and our red wire. We're gonna strip these ends and get them installed in the butt connector. Next, we're going to measure out the length of wire that we need so we can splice it into our other fog light and attach it to our stock harness. And then we're going to cut the excess off. After we're done that, we're gonna strip the ends off and then we're gonna splice both of these wires into each other with a butt connector. So next, I've cut two small pieces of wire and I've stripped both of the ends. I'm going to attach both of these into those butt connectors that I already installed and then we'll tap into our harness.So first, we're gonna start with our negative, the black wire. I'm gonna slide that into the butt connector and then clamp that down. And we're gonna do the red, our 12-volt. Same thing. Install on our butt connector. So the last thing we're gonna have to do is tap into our factory harness. You're gonna have a black wire which is going to be your negative and you'll have a white wire with an orange stripe. We've already tapped into ours so we're going to install our connectors on our ends and then plug these in. So, lastly, we're gonna install our D-rings. This is pretty straightforward. We're gonna unscrew our pin, set this over the hole, screw the pin back in. And then to tighten these up, you can use a pair of Channellocks or you can use a screwdriver and just stick it through this little hole right there. And that'll make sure that they're tightened down, they won't fall off while you're driving. Same thing for the other side. Once you're done with all that wiring, you'll want to zip tie it in place. However, that wraps up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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