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Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Ryan: This RedRock 4 by 4 stubby front bumper with LED lights, winch mount and overrider is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a stubby front bumper for your Jeep that has a lot of off-road features built right into it. Some bumpers you'll find are more of an aesthetic modification than a functional one. This is going to have a lot of function built into it. This is gonna be a pretty easy install. However, there is gonna be some wiring involved in getting this hooked up so I'm gonna go two out of three wrenches but only for the wiring. Everything else is going to bolt up, you don't need to cut anything. And we'll talk more about the installation in just a second. So when you're looking at bumpers you're going to find full width, mid width, and stubby bumpers. A stubby bumper is really for those of you that are running some bigger tires and need some additional clearance between those tires and the front bumper but a lot of you just like the look of a stubby front bumper and that's perfectly okay too. If you like the aggressive look of the stubby bumper, this is gonna be an excellent option for you. And as I said this does have a lot of features built into it. RedRock 4 by 4 is known for making some pretty high-quality stuff but doing it at a price that isn't going to completely break the bank and this falls right into that. So as you can see this bumper is going to come in a couple of different pieces. You're going to have the main bumper piece and that's what this is here. This is a stubby front bumper as you can see. These mounting holes here, they're actually right at the end of the frame horn so you can see this comes out just to the edges of the frame, the definition of the stubby bumper, pretty much as short as you can get it. This is going to have the LED lights built right into the center here. These are gonna be a little bit more of a marker light than they are a light that throws a ton of light in front of the Jeep. These are also not going to be any particular beam. They're going to be more of a...just a scatter light. So do keep that in mind if you're looking for something that is a pencil beam, a specific fog beam, whatever it might be, these are not going to be that for you and these do just have a traditional two-wire pigtail on the back of them so you do some work to get those hooked up. Other than that you can see these have a little bit of a bump out in it. Kind of similar to the factory front bumper of course just shortened and all steel. This is going to be a metal bumper covered in a black powder coat finish that's gonna hold up really well and protect the bumper against any sort of rust and corrosion. You're going to have the overrider piece here that also wraps around to the front of the bumper. So this allows you to bolt through the top and the front giving this lots and lots of strength. And this is where your D-ring mounts are going to come in and of course, you do have the D-rings that come with this bumper. So you're gonna bolt the overrider on there, it's gonna add some style, it's gonna offer some light protection against some scratching that might happen. If you're running a narrow trail this is gonna brush some of that tree branches, cut that kind of stuff away from the Jeep a little bit. But other than that is really more for style and it is going to give you a couple of more mounts up on top here for some additional lights as well. This is pre-drilled for your winch so you can bolt your winch right on top of the bumper and it is designed to carry that weight. So you can't just take a non-winch bumper, drill some holes in it and then bolt a winch onto it. That's not going to work. It's not gonna be strong enough. This is strong enough to have a winch and it is pre-drilled for that. And of course, you have your piece up here that's going to be you're fairlead mount for the winch line. So this is a very complete setup here. You have your recovery points in the winch and in the D-rings, you have legging built into it and tabs for additional, you have your overrider hoop here. There's a lot going on in this bumper and as I said before I think that you're going to get a lot of features and a pretty nice aesthetic at a fair price. This bumper is gonna run you $400. I've said a couple of times now I think that's a pretty good deal. You're getting the lights, you're getting the recovery, you're getting a winch mount, you're getting a lot for only $400. If you like the look at this bumper and you like the features that are included I think this is a pretty good deal. Now I'll have a member of the install team show you how you get this installed. Male: First thing we're gonna do is uninstall our factory bumper. We're gonna start by unplugging the fog lights. All right guys this is gonna be kind of hard for you to see at home but all you're gonna do is go right to the back side of your fog light, squeeze the clip and pull away from your fog light. You're gonna do this on both sides. Next thing we're gonna do is remove this plastic panel. You can either use a flathead screwdriver or a removal tool. All right, guys. The next thing you're gonna wanna do is remove the eight 18-millimeter nuts. You have two on each side of the frame rail which means four on the driver side and four on passenger side. Let's get to it. Now we're gonna move to the other side of the frame and get the remaining two nuts on the driver side. And now we're gonna do the same thing on the other side. Now that we have our fog lights disconnected and our nuts off the back of the bumper, we're gonna go ahead and pull it off the Jeep. Now that we have our bumper off the Jeep, we're gonna go ahead and remove the factory fog lights so we can install them in the aftermarket bumper. To do so you're just gonna remove the eight screws holding the fog lights into the brackets. All right, guys. Now that we have our bumper off our Jeep, we're gonna go ahead and put the top bar on our bumper. You're gonna go ahead and do that by using the 18-millimeter bolt and 19-millimeter nut. So now we're gonna move on to mounting the fairlead mount. For this fairlead mount we're gonna use the same hardware as we did before but we're actually gonna tighten it down on this step. Now that we have our bumper completely assembled we're gonna go ahead and throw it on the Jeep. For this step, you may want a friend to give you a hand. Now before you install your bumper, you're gonna want to put a bolt or two in the bumper before you throw it on the Jeep. Once you have your top bolts hand tight you're gonna go on and move to the bottom. And now you're gonna repeat that process on the other side. Once you have all eight bolts in, you can go ahead and tighten them up using a 16-millimeter socket and 16-millimeter wrench. So when I went to go tighten the inner bolts I ran into the fact I couldn't get my impact between the crash bar and the sway bar. So I'm gonna go ahead and switch out to a ratchet. Now we're gonna go back to the top of the bumper and tighten the bolts we left loose earlier for any final adjustments. So now that we have everything tightened up, we're gonna go ahead and move on to the fog lights. Now as you can see our fog lights have already been cut and replaced with insulated spade connectors. So that's the connector we're gonna use on the new fog light. Now more than likely your fog lights aren't cut, so what you're gonna wanna do is measure about two inches behind your plug, cut it and use the proper connections to connect the wires. If you're using spade connectors like us, you're simply just gonna go ahead and slide the connector to the end of the wire. Once your connector is in place, you're gonna go ahead and crimp it down. You're gonna repeat this process for all four wires. Once you have the connector of your choosing attached, you're gonna go ahead and attach it to the factory fog light harness. Now once you have your wires connected you're gonna go ahead and tuck them back up safely out of the elements. Now the last step of this install will be to attach your D-rings. And with everything tightened up and wired up that completes our review and install. Check out more at extremeterrain.com.
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RedRock 4x4 J116321
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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