(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, what's up guys? I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain. And today, I'm here with a RedRock 4x4 stubby front bumper, with stinger LED lights and winch mount, fitting your 2018 and up Wrangler JL. This is going to be for the off-roading enthusiast that's looking to upgrade their front bumper for a stronger and more functional winch compatible bumper with some built-in LED lighting. This is perfect for the Jeeper that is looking for some more clearance and capability out of the front end of their JL. This is a great stubby stinger bolt-on to add to your JL, and it comes at a very affordable price tag. This bumper is made from heavy duty steel coming in at just around 88 pounds, and it has an aggressive black powder coating that's gonna give you that off-road styling, and it's gonna protect your investment from the elements. The built-in LED lighting will really come in handy for those nighttime trail rides, and the stinger will give you peace of mind when you're going down those steep declines. This comes as a complete kit with everything needed to install, and it reuses the factory mounting holes in the frame rail, so there's no drilling or modification required. You do need it wire up some lights. However, that's all very straightforward and I'll show you how to do that in the install. This is one of your most affordable options on the site and one of the best looking in my opinion at just around $450. This is a great option to go with as it comes with a great three-year warranty, and it even has great reviews from happy customers. As far as install goes, I'm going to give this one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter since you can install this in about two hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install. To begin this installation, we'll first need to remove our factory bumper, we're actually gonna start underneath with our splash shield. So, we're gonna have a series of push pins all along this front side of the splash shield. There's gonna be eight of them and all you do is just pull the center up and that will allow them to be removed. We'll use a flathead screwdriver to just pry up on the middle and we'll pull those out. Okay, so after you get all those push pins out, you're gonna have two screws, one on both sides. You're gonna use an eight millimeter socket to remove those, and then the shield will come off. So, next we're gonna remove this metal guard under there, since we now have access to the bolts. There's gonna be two bolts, we're gonna use a 16 millimeter wrench to get those out. Once you get those bolts out, we're just gonna push up and take this thing off. So, next, we're gonna take this plastic end cap off. Now, this is not something that you need to take off to remove this bumper, however, to allow you to see a little bit better at exactly what I'm doing, I'm gonna go ahead and remove this. I'm gonna use a seven millimeter socket to remove the bolts out of this. So, next, we're gonna disconnect our fog light harness, so we're gonna go right here at the frame rail. We're just gonna press in on this tab then we can pull our plug out. After that we're gonna use an 18 millimeter socket to remove the nuts off the back of our bumper. You're gonna have two on the outside and two on the inside for both frame rails. So, the last thing that we need to do before we move this front bumper is we have two push pins in the top of our frame rail that's holding this on. We're gonna use a flathead screwdriver to pull those out and we'll be able to remove the bumper. So, one of the nice things about this bumper is it has built-in LED lights. However, there still is some assembly required, so we're gonna start with our D-rings here, and then we'll install our Stinger. So, we're just gonna unscrew this pin out of here. Then we're gonna go ahead and put that over there and then just reinstall the pin. So, next we're gonna install our stinger, so we're gonna tilt our bumper forward, that way we have access to underneath. Then we'll install our stinger. Now, our stinger is gonna face out away from the bumper and we're gonna use the hardware provided. So, the first thing we're gonna do is lay this thing up here. So, we're gonna use these bolts with an Allen head in them. We're gonna place those down through and then on the bottom we'll get a flat washer, a lock washer, and nut. Then we'll do the same thing for the other side. So I'm gonna drop a bolt down, flat washer, lock washer and nut. So, after you get all that hardware in, we're gonna center this the best we can. Then we're gonna use an eight millimeter Allen for the bowl head and an 18 millimeter wrench for the nut. So, with our stock bumper uninstalled and our new RedRock bumper fully assembled, we're just about ready to install it. But before we do that, I wanna take a moment to go over what this is made of, what it's gonna do for you, and how it compares to your stock bumper. Now, the stock bumper is mainly plastic. Aesthetically, it's not bad looking. However, there's not much strength and there's not much protection. If you're looking for some more clearance and a lot stronger upgrade, you wanna go with something like this. This bumper is made from heavy duty steel, so it's already a lot stronger than your plastic bumper and it's gonna handle all that trail abuse that you encounter. Has a very aggressive black powder coating that is gonna provide corrosion resistant and it's gonna also give you that aggressive off-road styling that you may be looking for. Another nice thing about this bumper is it has built-in recessed LED lighting. Now, when removing our stock bumper, we are getting rid of our factory fog lights. However, this bumper comes with fog lights. These fog lights are pre-installed and not only are they pre-installed they're very bright and they're recessed. So, they're going to help you be seen and they're also gonna help you see on those dark trails. This bumper comes with welded D-ring mounts and D-rings which are gonna act as a great recovery point, and it has a built-in winch plate that will allow you to run a variety of winches up to 12,000 pounds. Now, this bumper also comes with a stinger. This stinger is not only gonna give you that classic off-roader look, but it's gonna really come in handy. Not only is it going to protect your grille and front end from any brush that you may encounter on the trails, but actually, the original purpose of the stingers was to keep your Jeep from tipping while you're going down very steep declines. This stinger is made from steel plating and two-inch tubing, and it's also powder coated black, so it's going to stay corrosion resistant, and it's also gonna be very strong and hold up to anything to you may encounter in those trails. This bumper is a stubby bumper, so if you are an avid off-roader, such as myself, it's really gonna come in handy because it's gonna give you more ground clearance. And it's also going to clear out those areas in front of the wheels. This is gonna give you better approach angles for when you're trying to drive that wheel up a rock or some other obstacle, and it's not gonna block you like the stock bumper. This bumper is a very easy install and RedRock gives you all the hardware needed to install it. We do have to wire up our lights, but this is pretty straightforward. So, let's get this thing installed and show you what it looks like on the Jeep. So, the next thing that we're gonna do before we get this bumper installed, since these wires just have bear ends on them, we're gonna need to connect them to each other, then we'll have to tap into our factory harness. So, the first thing I'm gonna do is I have a length of wire, red and black, I'm gonna attach these to one of our lights, and then we'll go over and we'll splice them into the other ones. So, the first wire I'm gonna do, I'm gonna do our positive wire. Now, this red wire is gonna attach to our red wire on our light, and I'm gonna use blue butt connectors. These are also heat shrink butt connectors, so they're gonna create a waterproof seal. I'm just gonna slide that into the end, make sure that wire feeds all the way in there and crimp that down. Then we'll attach that. So, same thing. Gonna crimp out butt connector on, making sure it's nice and tight in there and connect it to our light. I'm gonna take this length of wire, feed it through the bumper and over to our other light. Then we're gonna strip the ends. Do the same thing for our positive wire. So, those sections that we cut off, we're gonna strip those, and we're gonna attach these to the end of these butt connectors. So, we're gonna strip the ends of these wires and we're gonna attach little connectors to the ends of these. So, what we're doing for this is we're using male and female connectors, so we can tap into our harness and that way we'll be able to plug and unplug these if we ever wanna remove the bumper. So, we'll get this last end on and then you can just go around, you can use a hairdryer or a lighter or anything, just to shrink these. That'll make them watertight. At this point and time, we're ready to install your bumper. You may wanna grab a friend. So, on the back side we're gonna go ahead and install a flat washer, a lock washer and a nut for each stud. Make sure you have all of your hardware in, we're gonna go around and tighten everything up with a 16 millimeter socket. So, since we're wiring these new fog lights to our factory fog light harness, you'll need to tap into the wires. So, we used our black wire for a negative and this white wire with an orange trace for our positive. We cut the wire in half and we installed a butt connector and we just added a wire with a terminal on the end. So, wanna drag our harness over here and we're just gonna plug our lights in. Then you can zip tie all this excess up to your bumper. So, that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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June 11, 2019
JL RUBICON INSTALL
Bumper came in well wrapped and boxed. Install was not to difficult. The only thing is the bolts for the stinger had to be put on upside down due to welds on jeep (actually kind of looks better to me).Helpful (8)
February 24, 2019
Looks great!... if it fits.
Wiring was a bit more difficult than the installation video made it seem. Went to put the bumper on and it didn't fit. Seemed to be for a JK, not JL. Did some research and found others with the same issue. Talked to ET and they sent a new one. I took it to a shop because I didn't want to deal with the wiring again. The shop said the new one fit with no issues so not sure what the problem was with the first one. I didn't put an installation time because I ultimately took it to a shop, but I would estimate about 2-3 hours depending on how good you are with wiring. After the hassle of finally getting it on, I love it! Looks great and the LED fog lights are super bright.Helpful (8)
January 22, 2019
Love the product... leds are cheap..going to change themHelpful (8)
January 10, 2019
Once It's On, It's On
The bumper is well made and shows it's value. HOWEVER. The bumper DOES have fitment issues. Be sure to check the alignment of the frame brackets behind the mounting surface on either side to ensure that they are not misaligned from the factory. This will keep you from having to make unnecessary drill modifications in your frame. You CANNOT put on the stinger, as the install video states, prior to placing your bumper on the frame rails, as it won't fit. You must loosen the brackets on both frame rails (4 total) before mounting your bumper. Once mounted, you may re-bolt the frame rail bolts back into place. From there you may bolt on the bumper with supplied hardware. You will only be able to bolt on 2 of the stinger bolts on either side. The 3rd bolt will run into the frame rail causing it not to sit flush or even let the studs on the bumper get into the holes. All it would take to give this the additional 2 stars would be to bring the bolts on the bumper roughly 3/8" lower to account for the frame bumper placements and give shorter nuts for the stinger bar to be placed with all 3 bolts. Wiring was super easy and the lights were super bright.Helpful (10)
October 19, 2018
Looks great, holds up well
this was the first upgrade I put on my JL, it looks great, has held up well. I've noticed less people cut me off, likely cause they don't want a stinger penetrating through the back of their car. Fitment required a little boring out of the holes, but easily accomplished and 5 stars regardless. the winch plate fits my 12k warn winch.Helpful (11)
September 17, 2018
Does not fit without shaving
It does not fit with the Stinger installed. I am going to have to shave down the mounting hardware in order to get it to fit on, or completely forego the stinger altogether. because there is no room between the bumper frame mount an the bumper itself to fit the nut and two washers.Helpful (11)
May 12, 2018
I got this for my JLUR. It fit perfectly, had no issues mounting it. The fog lights are bright, and my winch mounted with ease!!Helpful (12)
What are the dimensions of the stinger?
Can you mount the factory fog LED lights instead?
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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