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Jeep Wrangler Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper w/ LED Lights (2007-2016 JK) Review & Install


Hi, I’m Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and
this is my review of the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper with LED Lights, fitting all
2007 to 2016 JKs. This bumper will definitely change up the look of the front of your Jeep
and it’ll add some additional functions. So, whether you’re just looking for a visual upgrade,
or you’re looking to add some additional features to the front of your bumper, all without going
to the top of the price range, this is a good option to take a look at. The Trail Force HD is a mid-width steel bumper
that’s built from 5/32 inch steel plate and two inch round tubing. The whole thing is
finished off with a black powder-coated finish and the bumper weighs in at about 79 pounds.
Aside from the visual aspect, this bumper does add quite a few features. It has two
D-ring mounts up front here for recovery points and it includes the D-rings. It also has two
light mount tabs up on top of the bumper hoop and it includes a built in winch plate for
up to a 1200 pound capacity winch. Because of some space restraints on the front, you
will have to run a hawse fairlead and a synthetic line on your winch. If you want to run a roller
fairlead with a steel line, you will have to make some modifications to the fairlead
to make it fit. One of the more prominent aspects on the front
of this bumper are the four built-in LED lights. Now, these are more of a marker light than
they are a true auxiliary light or a driving light because they don’t project a ton of
light. But, a lot of people think they look cool and if you have other LED auxiliary lights
or LED headlights, these will match in color temperature. The bumper comes with a wiring
harness that includes a switch, a relay and a fuse, so you’ll have everything you need
to get the lights wired up and working. This bumper installs pretty easily just like
any other front bumper on a Jeep. The first thing you’ll have to do is remove the factory
bumper by loosening the eight bolts that hold it on the framework. Then this will slide
right into place using the pre-installed studs and the hardware that’s included in the box.
Because this is a mid-width bumper, you won’t have to relocate the vacuum pump or anything
like that. If you do plan on installing a winch on your Jeep, it’s often easier to bolt
the winch to the bumper and then put the bumper and the winch as one piece onto the Jeep.
It just makes it a lot easier to get to the winch bolts when the bumper’s on the ground. Like I said before, the bumper includes a
wiring harness that’ll get these lights working on the included separate switch. You will
just pick up a positive and negative at your battery and pull the switch wire through the
firewall. If you’re somebody who’s comfortable with wiring, you can modify this wiring harness
so that these lights will come on with the factory fog light switch. You won’t need any
specialty tools to get this bumper bolted on to your Jeep, just a socket set. The whole
process should take about two hours including the wiring. I think you do get a lot of value for what
you pay for this bumper because of all the features that are included. However, the finish
does suffer a little bit because this is a budget product. So I’d recommend this if you’re
looking for a budget bumper that has a ton of off-road features and unique styling thanks
to the built in LED lights. So that’s my review of the Barricade Trail
Force HD Front Bumper with LED Lights, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right
here at ExtremeTerrain.com

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14 thoughts on “Jeep Wrangler Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper w/ LED Lights (2007-2016 JK) Review & Install

  1. What is the name of the part that y'all have just above the grille? Is it a wild boar custom kit or something different?

  2. You mentioned wiring the LED lights to the factory fog light switch and existing wiring harness; do you mind giving me some brief points on how to do that? From what I read on the internet the amperage of these lights are very low so don't need to install any sort of relay/fuse and should be good with existing wiring. Just want to confirm. Thanks!

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