Review & Install Video
Hey, what's up, guys? Ryan here from ExtremeTerrain. And today, I'm here with the Barricade Premium Bolt-On Look Hood Deflector in textured black, fitting your 2018 and up Jeep Wrangler JL. Now, this is gonna be for the JL owner that is looking for some additional protection up front from road and trail debris.
Now the front of your Jeep, primarily the hood and that front edge is a very vulnerable spot for any rocks, stone chips or debris that may get kicked up and contact the paint. What this is gonna do is it's gonna cause paint chips and that's going to lead to rust and that's something that nobody wants.
This is a great solution for that issue in a very affordable option when compared to the alternative which is getting your hood repainted later on down the line. This is a great way to change up the appearance of your Wrangler while adding some stylish protection and giving you that premium bolt-on look. This attaches very easily and as you can see it's gonna provide plenty of coverage for the front end.
This utilizes 3M double-sided tape that's gonna stick to your hood and actually bolts in on the sides utilizing your factory hood latches. So it's gonna make it a very secure item and it's gonna stay put in place. This is made from durable ABS plastic. As you can see, it's black to match your factory trim colors and that ABS plastic is very durable, lightweight and it's impact-resistant, providing a lot of protection. Now, this comes with everything needed to install and it does come in a textured and a smooth finish so make sure that you choose the right one. Currently, this is the only option on this site for a hood deflector and it's a great option at that.
I think it's well worth the money at right around $120 and it's definitely worth the added peace of mind. Now as far as installation goes, I'm gonna give this a very easy one out of three wrenches as you can get this thing installed in about an hour just using basic hand tools. Now with that being said, let's hop into the install.
Tools we used for this install, scissors, 3/8 drive ratchet ¼-inch drive ratchet marker, some painter's tape, tape measure, 3/8 drive extension, T40 Torx and a 10-millimeter socket. Now, this is a relatively easy install since we're dealing with an item that basically just glues and sticks on at the front and it's a really nice addition to your Jeep.
Now before we get started with the actual install, there's a few things that I want to talk about. Since we are dealing with adhesive and double-sided tape, you want to do this in an environment where it's at least 70 degrees or higher, that way this metal is gonna be nice and warm and that adhesive is gonna stick to it.
The next thing I want to say is just clean your hood. You want to take some soap and water, you want to clean the whole entire hood because it's gonna be sticking on there. We don't want any dirt or oil residue that's gonna keep that from sticking. Now we do get some cleaner in the kit, which is nice, but you want to clean that ahead of time as well.
Now the way this thing attaches, it is gonna attach with some adhesive but it's also actually gonna utilize your factory latches over here on the end and you're gonna pull those off and it's actually gonna bolt underneath of it, that way if that adhesive ever comes apart, that's not gonna fly off of your vehicle. So the first thing we're gonna do, we're gonna pop our hood because we've got to access the nuts on the backside of this latch, that way we can take those off and get started.
Once you get the hood popped, you can see we have access to the back of these hood latch sections right here on the hood. So what you're gonna do, you're gonna have two nuts back here, we're just gonna take a 10-millimeter socket, take both of these nuts off. Now you want to save that hardware because we are gonna put these back on but we're gonna set them aside for now after we get them off, then we'll close our hood and get started. Set that aside and close our hood. Just push that prop rod back up in there. Just lay it down.
The first thing we want to install on this Jeep is these little tiny bumpers. These bumpers are gonna go somewhere about here on both sides. So what we need to do is we need to find the center of the hood. Now the nice thing about this is the grille has seven slots, so the middle slot is gonna be that middle spot.
So you're gonna measure over. What we're gonna do is put a piece of tape here. We're gonna find the center of the hood. After that, we're gonna measure over and back to find the placement for these little guys. I'm just gonna take a piece of painter's tape and I'm gonna put that right there. Place those little guys up there then we can measure over.
So in between here, we got about three inches. So you could do one and a half right up there or we can go all the way from the end of the hood and then just go all the way across, 53 and a half. So after you find the center, we're gonna go ahead and mark this piece of tape, that way we don't have to draw on our paint. So after that, we're gonna measure over from here. So we're gonna measure over 15.5 inches. Do that. Keep an eye on where that is then we're gonna measure back four and a half inches. So once we get that measurement, we'll go ahead and we'll put this thing right about there.
So you want to clean this surface down here. Once you clean that, we're gonna go ahead and peel that backing and then we'll stick that right on there. So then we'll do the same thing on the other side. Measuring from that center line, 15.5 inches measurement, four and a half inches back. So the next thing we're gonna do is attach this long piece of foam. This foam is gonna go right across the very front edge of this hood. You can see that I moved our little tape mark off of the hood. What we need to do is we need to measure this 45 inches in length and then we need to cut it. It's a little longer than 45 so I'll go ahead and measure that out.
After that you want to wipe down this edge, make it real nice then we're gonna peel off this back. So peel this 3M tape off of here. Then you want to find the center of this because we're gonna line it up with the hood and then we're gonna work our way out. And you want to try to get this as close to the edge as possible when you're doing this. And while you're doing it you want to try not to touch this adhesive backing because the oils on your skin actually get on that adhesive and make it not stick. Then you just want to press down firmly on that, you can use a hairdryer if you want to just to heat it up, make it a little sticky that way it'll stick on there.
So the next thing we're gonna do, we're gonna take this surface cleaner that they give us. We're gonna wipe this whole front edge of the hood because we're gonna start sticking these little pieces on. This is the way that this thing holds on. It has these little foot pads here, these are actually gonna attach to the hood then we're gonna drop bolts and down through our deflector and they're gonna screw into this.
So we only get one shot at this, we want to make sure that we get all of them in the right place. So if you want to lay it on top of there kind of half stick it down and then just check with that hood deflector, just make sure you're getting them all in the right spot. We're gonna take our time, go very slowly. Like I said, I'm gonna put this down for right now.
The next thing we're gonna do is just clean the surface. After that, we're gonna go ahead and peel this backing off of one of these guys. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna measure back from this hood edge one and a quarter inch. So it looks like that winds up a little bit after this section right here. You want to line it up with the center of the hood as well. So we want to keep all of those in mind while we're doing this.
So the next thing we're gonna do, we're actually going to install the deflector. So we're gonna install this center one right here. We're actually gonna put those latch ends back in that way we can line this whole thing up and we'll get the rest of these installed. So you're gonna have this completely flat smooth edge. You'll have this cutout edge, that's gonna go towards the actual windshield. So we're just gonna lay this down over this, line everything up.
So with this hardware, you're gonna get these little bolts. They have a Torx head, so I'll tell you the size in just a second and you're gonna get these little plastic washers. You can see that these washers have a little ledge right here, so we're actually gonna face that ledge down that way it lines this hole up. Then we'll drop this bolt down in and then we're gonna use a T40 Torx to go ahead and spin that bolt in and get it started.
We're gonna take a ratchet and we're just gonna tighten this thing up, take a little bit of the slack out. Like I said, the next thing that we're gonna be doing is installing the side latches. You really only need to get one nut on but we're gonna face this little latch section up here. We want to line both of those holes up and get that thing to sit down in there.
So we're gonna lift our hood up just a little bit and then we'll get one the nuts ever so gently started on the back side. Then we'll do the same thing on the other side. The next thing we're gonna do is take a marker and what we want to do is just go and mark all of these holes. After we mark all those holes, we're gonna pull this thing back off. We'll get all those things lined up and then we'll stick those new ones on. So you want a thin marker that's gonna fit through these holes. What we're going to do is try our best to get right in the center of those holes that way our little feet pad that we installed are gonna be pretty lined up.
So like I said, the next thing we're gonna do is pull this back off. So what I'm gonna do, just pop our hood a little bit. We'll go ahead and start by taking our little latches off first. We'll just unthread that nut, pull that latch off. Then we'll do the same thing on this other side. And then we'll take the center bolt out. Once we get that out, pull this deflector off and then you can see all the holes that we marked.
So now that we got the hood deflector off, you can see we have all of these marks. Now, the reason we made these marks is because of this little template. This template has a hole in the middle and this is roughly the size of those new little stick on things. So what we're gonna do basically is go round. We're gonna line each one of these holes up with that dot and then we'll make tape marks around it, that's gonna give us our precise spot that we need to stick those things on.
So, with this kit, Barricade is gonna give you these strips of tape. And what you can do, you can actually cut these in half and make a lot more than there are, but there is already 12 of these, which is two per spot. So what we're gonna do is just go ahead and we'll cut these in half and then we'll start getting our holes lined up.
So we'll take our pedestal alignment template and place that over that little dot that we made. After that, we'll peel one of these strips off right here and then holding this in place, I'm just gonna go like this. Now if you want to you can do this all the way around or you can just make a little corner that this thing is actually gonna slide into.
So at this point in time, we can stick the rest of these things on. After you get them on, you can pull these tape marks off. Also if you have not pulled off this little centering mark here as well, you can pull that off. So we're gonna around and try to place all of these as close to these edges as possible and then we'll pull these tape marks off and then we'll get this thing actually installed. The same thing, we're gonna pull off that red backing and then we want to line this up with these little corners. Just like that.
Also, if you want to go over this and just clean these areas again, just in case you got any fingerprints or anything on that, that'd be a good idea. So at this point in time, we're gonna reinstall this deflector. Same thing, gonna lay this over the top of here. We'll get some of these bolts started. And as you can see, I did a pretty good job and these are all lined up, not bad.
So we'll run across, we'll get all these bolts installed. Now remember these bolts, that washer, you want that raised edge, that little ledge to fit down into there. That's gonna center everything. We'll get the side latches in, we'll get this whole thing tightened up and bolted down then we'll be good to go. Now, I'm not gonna tighten these fully until we get to the very ends because we want to make sure that we can line up this side and get that latch section back in.
So I'm just gonna get them most of the way tight, working my way down. These are pretty tough to get these to thread into the whole. You want to make sure that you don't cross thread them. Once you get them started, they're pretty easy to go in. All right, so let's get this end section in.
So we have our hood popped, the next thing we're gonna do is install those side sections for the latches. Just like we pulled it apart, we're gonna put this back in. You want to face this little notch upward, poke those through then we'll reinstall those factory nuts then we can tighten it up with a 10-millimeter.
So we're gonna pop our hood again, we'll give this other latch installed on the opposite side or the other side that we already installed. So now that we have these side latches on, next thing you need to do is close your hood and that way we can tighten all those bolts across the front. All right, then we'll take that same T40 Torx, we'll just go across, tighten them all up.
Now once you get them all tightened up, you want to torque them down to 20-inch pounds. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and installation. For more videos and products like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.