(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys. It's Sara with extremeterrain.com. And today we have a review and install of the RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper with LED Fog Lights fitting your '07 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JK. This bumper features a heavy-duty steel plate construction with a nice textured black powder coat finish. This bumper includes two LED fog lights as well as D-rings with reinforced mounts and an integrated hitch. Between the included lighting, the additional recovery points, and the integrated hitch that does sit higher than your factory one, this is a great choice for off-road enthusiasts. So because our hitch does sit higher than the factory one, you can only fit up to a 33-inch tire here. If you're looking to go larger on a stock tire carrier, you will need an extension.Coming in at around $480, this is one of the most budget-friendly options that does include lighting. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The bumper does feature a bolt-up installation but it will require minor wiring modifications in order to run your lighting. You can also purchase a universal wiring harness if you don't wanna tap into your stock wiring. This can be done in approximately two hours. If you'd like to make your wiring even easier, you can definitely pick up a universal wiring harness with a switch. With that said, let's jump right into our install.For this install, we used: A wire stripping and crimping tool, 19-millimeter wrench, 18-millimeter wrench, 3/8ths drive ratchet, a swivel, an extension, a socket set ranging from 21 to 10-millimeter. And some optional but helpful tools include an impact gun and a heat gun.All right. So, the first step in our uninstall is to remove our spare tire to give us better access to the bumper. So grab your 21-millimeter socket and let's get this off our Jeep. Now we can remove the two bolts that hold the side of your bumper on. Now, factory, these should be a 16 but the ones on our truck are a 17. So, let's grab your socket and get these removed. Repeat that process on the other side. So you will need to remove two brackets one on either side of your crash bar that normally bolt right here with two 15-millimeter bolts. Ours have gone missing but if you do still have these you will need to remove them. With all of our bolts removed, let's get our bumper off of our Jeep.All right. So, we will need to remove our factory hitch in order to install our Barricade bumper. One thing to note that on our Jeep we do have an aftermarket exhaust here that deletes the large factory muffler that will sit right up here. Now, if you're not able to get these bolts out because they are so long with your factory muffler in place, you can drop it on either side by removing it from the hangers, or, if it's easier, you can take it off at the clamp that is right behind the axle. But since ours does not have that, grab your 18-millimeter socket and remove the bolts. So, one final note on our uninstall is that if your Jeep has a factory tow hook here, that will also have to come out. Ours did not so now we're ready to get our bumper installed.All right. Now that we have our factory bumper uninstalled from our Jeep, we can put it side by side with our new bumper. Really check out some of the difference. You may have noticed during uninstall that our factory bumper is almost entirely plastic. And that is gonna differ from our new bumper which is constructed out of steel. In addition, the plastic is definitely known to fade over time where our new bumper features a textured black powder coat finish which is going to hold up a whole lot better. In addition, this also comes with D-rings with reinforced mounts as well as two additional light pods for some nice lighting while you're off-roading. Before we get our bumper installed on our Jeep, grab the brackets and we're gonna slide them down the frame rails. Slide your brackets down the frame rails until the bolt holes are exposed through these holes in the frame rail. Repeat that process on the other side.All right. So, since our bumper does come with these lights and it's easier to wire it off the Jeep rather than on, we're gonna do that before we bolt up our bumper. Now, there's lots of different ways to wire these in. The two most popular being to either wire them to your reverse lights, in which case they will come on when your reverse lights come on, or to wire it to a universal harness with a switch and relay and then you have controls from inside your Jeep. I am partial to the switch way that way there's more control of when these lights come on, so I'm gonna show you how to do that.First step is to grab your stripping tool and strip back these wires. Splice our power wires together. If these don't wanna twist together nicely, you can fray the ends here and you should be able to join a little bit better. Once you're satisfied with them twisted together, grab your spade connector get it over the end of your wiring. Grab your crimping tool and crimp this. Grab your stripping tool and strip back the end of the black wire. With the wire stripped back, join them together and twist. Make sure they're joined together nice and tightly. Grab your spade connector and go ahead and crimp this. Once these spade connectors are adequately attached, we must make sure that they're not gonna pull out. Grab your heat gun and heat shrink these. Now we can attach our bumper to our jeep, and you may wanna grab a friend for this one. Reinstall your factory hardware further up on your frame rail. Repeat that process on the other side.Install your longer hardware into the factory hitch location. Grab your 19-millimeter wrench and 18-millimeter socket and tighten these down. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and tighten the hardware at the side of your bumper. Repeat that process on the other side. At this point, we can connect our wiring harness to the wiring that we did earlier. Grab your power wires and connect them. And also connect your ground wires. Make sure you tuck this up and zip tie it out of the way. So, working at the other end of the wiring harness that we ran through the fender and down our frame rail, we're gonna hook it up to the battery and then run our switch into the Jeep. First though, you wanna disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Disconnect the negative terminal battery by loosening this 10-millimeter nut.With our negative terminal disconnected, remove the nut on the positive terminal so we can hook up our harness. At this point we can hook up our ground wire to the native terminal on the battery and then get it back onto our battery. Tighten this 10-millimeter nut on the negative terminal of your battery. With our wiring harness hooked up to our battery, we can now test our lights. Since they do work, you can route this through the firewall and mount it wherever you'd like inside your Jeep. Make sure you go back over your wiring and just double check that everything is in the proper spot and clean it up if need be. But, with that said, let's finish up our bumper install. At this point, we can get our spare tire back onto our Jeep. Now you can install your D-rings, with the pin out, get it through the bottom part of this hook here, and twist them down. Now we can install our second D-ring.And with that complete, that is gonna do it for the review and install of our RedRock 4x4 Rear Bumper. Remember, for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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November 23, 2019
Open box deal
I got this bumper on an open box deal. Once I had it installed, I couldn’t imagine a nicer looking bumper. The finish is very nice, installation was a breeze. The only negative is that a stock tire/tire carrier will not let the tailgate shut. Had to buy a relocation bracket. Waiting for a wiring harness to check out the lights. They look nice.Helpful (0)
October 31, 2019
Great quality product.
Absolutely LOVE the RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights. Extremely easy install, just make sure you have an extra person as it is heavy. Wired the led lights to a double throw switch so that I can turn them on manually, have them come on with the reverse lights, or be off for those situations where you don’t need or want the extra light.Helpful (0)
July 22, 2019
Great strong bumper
Super tough bumper that was extremely easy to install, i am not qualified to do the lights; however, taking off the oem bumper and installing this one only took me roughly an hour due to having to rig something up to help hold it in place. Definitely recommend using someone to help. But easy install and strong. Just wish i had a little my tire clearance for a bigger tire.Helpful (0)
June 06, 2019
RedRock Rear Bumber
Quality and look just as expected, loving the new look of my JeepHelpful (0)
May 04, 2019
This bumper installed quickly and easily. Its exactly what I wanted. The hitch reciever is nicely located. It makes it a little easier to hook up. Lights are a plus. Even ready for a tire carrier.Helpful (0)
January 23, 2019
Classy sexy bumper!
Bumper took about two hours to install. Looks very clean, sharp and sexy! When in reverse, evening time, the LED lights do a great job!Helpful (3)
January 12, 2019
Nice Bumper, Great Price
Install is easy and it looks good. Lights are bright, just need to splice into you tail lights.Helpful (4)
December 24, 2018
High quality construction. Welds look good, finish looks good. D-rings and hardware included. Install was a breeze. Fits perfectly; Fully symmetrical. Spare cut-out will still fit slightly larger than OEM tire size on the OEM spare mount and still have space to see the LEDs. Tow hitch appears to be of solid construction; Have not tested yet. Fog/Reverse/Accessory LEDs have a nice weatherproof wire length off their housings to extend to wherever you'd like; I am still undecided if I am going to wire these to an accessory switch or splice them into my LED tail (reverse) lights. Overall excellent bumper of great value; Provides various functionalities built-in that you won't find on many other bumpers for the price, and looks phenomenal.Helpful (6)
December 21, 2018
Pretty much just as described. Seems to be a quality product.Helpful (6)
December 18, 2018
Great bumper for the price!
Got this on a Black Friday special and I gotta say, for a couple hundred bucks..you can’t beat it. It’s definitely got some beef to it, definite upgrade over the factory plastic bumper. Install went smooth with no issues. All bolt holes lined up and it’s definitely secured. Not sure why it’s not tow rated because the hitch is secured exactly the same way as the factory hitch. I wouldn’t hesitate to tow with it going by the factory tow ratings. The fit and finish were excellent. Did have to touch up a corner because FedX must have drug it from point A to Z but it still held up really well looking at the box it came it. It came with all the hardware and D ring shackles. The instructions were so so but a little common sense and anyone could install this. If you have an extra set of hands, makes it a breeze because it does have some weight to it. I’d highly recommend getting the light extension harness from Quadratec. Makes hooking up the led’s much simpler and cleaner. Extreme Terrain should offer this but Quadratec has it. I would highly recommend this bumper for the price. Time will tell how it holds up but with some preventative maintenance, I’m sure it will hold up just fine. I also have the Mopar 2 inch lift w/Fox shocks and I did not hag any sag. Again, time will tell but I am extremely happy with this purchase and with Extreme Terrain!Helpful (7)
Will any of your rear bumpers be compatible with a factory hitch?
Here are a few bumpers that are compatible with the factory hitch. Item numbers: J106897 , J17266 , J100170 , J120382 .
Is this compatible with the Smittybilt XRC Gen2 tire carrier?
The RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) is not compatible with the Smittybilt XRC Gen2 tire carrier as that carrier only directly mounts to the Smittybilt XRC, SRC Gen2 or 10th anniversary bumpers.
Is this bumper compatible with Smittybuilt Slant Tire Carrier conversion kit?
This bumper does not have a tire carrier for the slant system to mount onto, but it will also not interfere with that tire carrier when it is installed.
What wire harness do I need in order to use the led lights?
The LED lights can be used with most universal harness kits.
Are there any bumpers with tow rated hitches attached?
Some items that fit that description are part numbers : J107020. J106208, J110509.
The RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights at this time does not offer an add on for a tire carrier.
The RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights will be approximately 80 lbs.
This is not compatible with any factory hitch or an aftermarket hitch kit like the Rugged Ridge kit.
Without an aftermarket tire carrier on the tail gate and upgraded hinges we would suggest the max as a 32" tire with the RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights. Depending on the aftermarket tire carrier on the tailgate you may be able to clear up to 35" tire.
Unfortunately, we do not have any tires carriers for this bumper at this time.
The built-in receiver hitch would not be tow rated.
The RedRock 4x4 Max-HD Rear Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights will weight around 80 lbs.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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