Monday, August 11, 2014

Front Bumper Install

Barricade Trailforce HD Front Bumper

If you would have told me ten years ago or even two years ago that I would be sitting out on my driveway underneath a Jeep installing a new bumper I would have laughed at you. Well, that's exactly what I did on Saturday during my Birthday Weekend Celebration.

After about a month of earning money for my Jeep Parts Fund, I finally had enough to purchase my first Jeep Part -- the start of my Jeep modification. 

When the big brown truck arrived with my 79 pound bumper I was ready to get to work however, mom duties needed to be taken came first. Dinner needed to be made, Pokemon cards needed to be bought and of course the neighbors Game Truck Party needed to be attended. A mom's job is never done.

The next morning my kids and I began unpacking the bumper and gathering up the needed tools -- The ratchet set and some screwdrivers. 

The first thing we did was remove the plastic air dam that attached to the factory front bumper. 

The toughest part of the job was loosening those bolts on the factory mounted front plastic bumper. 

Once the stock bumper was off and set aside it was time to line up my new - heavy duty steel - - black powder coated bumper. 


It seemed all the reviews I read were correct about the stock fog lights not lining up with the new bumper. But all we needed to do was take the wires out of the loom and pull out the excess wires. There didn't seem to be any excess. I was bound and determined to find that excess wire.

I figured it out. There really isn't any extra wiring. All I needed to do was separate the passenger side fog light from the main wiring and bring it under and around the frame -- a perfect fit.

Next we mounted in the fog light covers -- definitely a good idea to do this before you bolt on the bumper. However I'm not sure how most men get this done. It's a real tight fit getting those screws in and the teeny tiny nuts. Luckily my thin, nimble fingers were able to do the trick.

Now time for the part I was waiting all those long hours for -- bolting on the big bad bumper. It was a pretty simple and easy install.

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