(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the RedRock 4x4 Full Width Rock Crawler Front Bumper with Winch Mount, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. Today, we're gonna talk about the construction and some of the features of this front bumper. This bumper is gonna be for those of you who want to upgrade your plastic factory front bumper on your Jeep to something that's going to offer a lot more protection, both on-road and off-road. This bumper is also going to provide a ton more features than that factory front bumper has, all while having a fairly unique style. Now, there are a couple of bumpers out there right now that share a similar style, which is really more of a plate steel center and a tubular bumper end. It's almost like a hybrid in that way, and it does give a unique style that a lot of you guys really like. So if you're looking for that style, you want a lot more function, and you want some more protection, this is a nice option. As far as the way this bumper is built, as I mentioned before, this is a bit of a hybrid. It is almost like it's a plate steel bumper from the frame rails in, just a very stubby version, and then it has full-width tubular corners. And, again, there a couple other bumpers on the market that have a similar style. The tubes that are on the outside of this bumper are going to provide some additional protection over your factory plastic bumper, but, in my opinion, they're not gonna provide quite as much protection as a plate steel bumper would. Of course, this whole bumper is covered in a textured black powder coat finish to help it resist rust and corrosion and keep it looking good. As far as features go, the first one is right in the name. This has a winch mount built right into it. This will accept any standard winch that's on the market as far as a footprint goes. It'll bolt right up. You can put a roller fairlead or a hawse fairlead right on the front here, and you're good to go without the need to purchase an additional winch mount and plate, and that's a really nice feature. It also mounts your winch a little bit lower down into the bumper instead of being right up on top, which just gives it a little bit of a cleaner look, in my opinion. A couple of the other features that are included with this bumper, of course, tied into the tubular corners, is this bumper hoop that comes up on front, and it has two light mounting tabs on top of it. Those are designed for light mount pods, or you could fabricate something to also run an LED light bar on there if you'd like. There are also some additional holes right here that you could put another couple of lights on it if you choose to. Down here, you have two D-ring mounts that, like with most aftermarket bumpers, bolt directly through the bumper into the frame horns, giving you plenty of strength for recovery. And it comes with two D-rings right in the box for you, so it's just something you don't have to think about purchasing separately. Whenever you have a winch mount, having D-rings on the bumper is very important, because then you can use a snatch block in order to double the pulling power of your winch. Or if you're just doing a more traditional recovery without the winch, you can use a snatch strap or a tow strap right onto those D-rings without the worry of bending anything or damaging the bumper. A couple other features that you'll notice very prominently are these holes down on the lower section of the bumper. Now, those are there for a little bit of weight savings and a little bit of style, but nothing more. Getting pretty much any aftermarket bumper installed on your Jeep is gonna be a very simple process. On your JK, the first step is to remove the splash shield from the bottom, and then remove your fog light wiring harness that is clipped into the bumper, and finally remove the eight nuts that are holding the bumper onto the Jeep. Once those nuts are removed, the whole bumper will just slide right off, and you can slide the new one over the frame horns. This bumper, again, as most others, has a few studs that'll slide directly into those factory holes. It comes with hardware that you'll use to attach it onto the frame horns, and the process is very, very simple. A couple of those bolts may be a little bit difficult to get to when you're removing that factory bumper, so having some extensions and a couple of universals on hand will be handy. This whole bumper installation shouldn't take you more than an hour to get done. Now, this bumper is a little bit heavy, and I always recommend, when you're installing a winch on a winch bumper like this one, that you bolt the winch to the bumper and then the bumper/winch package onto the Jeep. Otherwise, it can be very difficult to get to the winch mounting bolts once the bumper is bolted onto the Jeep. So once you have the winch mounted onto the bumper, this package becomes even bigger, even bulkier, so it'll definitely help to have a second set of hands around. In my opinion, this bumper is priced really fairly for what you get. I think that it is inexpensive compared to a lot of other bumpers on the market that have a similar style. The build quality on this bumper is really high. The powder coat looks really nice. The finish on it is very well-done, and it has a lot of the features I look for in a bumper. It has light mount tabs. It has a winch mount. It has D-ring mounts. Aside from a spot to attach a Hi-Lift Jack to in a jacking scenario, having a little slot for the tongue of the jack, it really isn't missing anything. This has all the points that I usually like to see hit on a front bumper. So if you like this style with the tubular ends like this, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bumper. So if you're looking to upgrade that factory plastic front bumper on your JK to one that provides a lot more function, a lot more protection, and some more style, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bumper. So that's my review of the RedRock 4x4 Full Width Rock Crawler Front Bumper with Winch Mount, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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March 04, 2020
Good bang for your buck. Looks good and is functional. The thing that does't make sense is punching holes in the front and not making it compatible for the fog light .Helpful (0)
October 20, 2019
New bumper for Blair jeep.
Looks great easy to install. Time will tell how long it lasts without rusting. Looks heave duty.Helpful (1)
October 16, 2019
This bumper was on Jeep when I purchased her. After having the Jeep for half a year now I love this bumper! Thankfully haven’t hit anything or anyone yet, but I’m sure if I bump a tree off road I’ll be fine! And if I rear end someone, it’ll be bad for them lol! I also have no doubts of winching people out. I have a 12k lb winch setup and love it!Helpful (1)
August 29, 2019
Everyone says the factory bumper removal take the most time That is correct Nice finish good welds and easy installHelpful (1)
June 06, 2018
Bumper is great! Not one flaw I have for it and it took me 30 minutesHelpful (8)
June 04, 2018
I installed this bumper, to match rear bumper and side rails I previously installed. Arrived in perfect condition (via UPS Freight) and took less than an hour to install. Love the sort of stubby look of the main bumper, with the tubular wings that go off to the sides. Was a perfect fit, no problems at all. It is heavy, and I added a winch (bumper has built-in winch plate). Can definitively feel the extra weight out front.Helpful (8)
April 04, 2018
Easy to install and looks great. Purchased a Barricade winch to go with it. JK is looking good!!Helpful (8)
February 10, 2018
makes my jeep look stronger and very well built. goes great with my lifted jeep.Helpful (8)
November 01, 2017
Need a winch
I bought this bumper to connect to a winch. Looks great. I needed to get a license plate bracket which extreme terrain had. Good looks and works great.Helpful (10)
October 30, 2017
It's a great bumper!
Quality bumper all the way. The powder coat and the welds are excellent. Installation was a breeze. If you are going to mount a winch, install the winch to the bumper, then the two together on the jeep. The whole set up took right around an hour, and it looks fantastic. The wife loves her new "deer Basher" LOLHelpful (11)
Will the paint finish on this bumper withstand rust?
The RedRock 4x4 Rock Crawler Front Bumper features a good black textured powder coated finish. If the finish is properly maintained and any scratches in the finish repaired before rust starts to form, you should not experience any rusting issues with this bumper!
How much does it weigh and what is the overall length? Jim---Thanks
The RedRock 4x4 Rock Krawler Front Bumper weighs 80 lbs. and is approximately 71.5 in. in length.
Any way you can mount fog lights to the bumper. I know it has mounts for lights but would like some lights to shine lower on the road.
The RedRock 4x4 Rock Crawler Front Bumper does not have any pre-drilled mounting points for fog lights.
I want to mount a light bar on the top of bumper. What is the dimension of the tubular part of the bumper? What is the length between the mounting brackets on the top of the bumper? Is that intended for cubes or can you mount a light bar on the tubular part?
Thank you for your question! The light brackets on this bumper are for single off road lights, the measurements are not for a specific light bar. You may be able to use a light bar if you find one with the specific width measurement. The tubing on the bumper is 2" x 0.120" Steel Tubing.
What size diameter are the holes at the bottom of this bumper?
The holes on the bottom of this bumper: https://www.extremeterrain.com/redrock-4x4-rocker-crawler-frt-bumper-winch-mount-0717.html are 2 1/4" in diameter.
Hello, those holes at the bottom are for a bit of weight saving and styling.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.