How To Install A Warn Ascent Front Bumper on a 2015 Ram 3500 Truck


This is the transcript for the video How To Install A Warn Ascent Front Bumper on a 2015 Ram 3500 Truck. For a more detailed writeup on the same process, visit our full writeup: Installing A Warn Ascent Front Bumper.

Hi Everybody! This is Lexi from Roam Lab.  And today we are installing a Warn Front Bumper on our 2015 Ram 3500 truck. This bumper is a huge upgrade for our adventure mobile.  It is designed for overland rigs and with recovery tasks in mind. Exactly what we have been needing.

So let’s get started.

While installing the Warn Front Bumper is strait forward, Mounting this bumper is a two person project.  Be sure to have a buddy to help with heavy lifting and to hold the bumper in place while you secure it.

Before we can install our new front bumper, we first need to remove the factory grille and bumper.  Fortunately, I already made videos about these steps that are linked in the description.  So give those a watch before continuing with this video.

First, install the frame brackets to the truck frame.  Finger tighten four bolts, nuts, and washers to keep each bracket loosely in place.

Second, install the bumper mounting brackets to the frame brackets. Secure in place by finger tightening another four sets of nuts, bolts, and washers.

With assistance, position the Warn Ascent bumper on the bumper mounting brackets.  And bolt in place with six sets of nuts, bolts, and screws.

Now that everything is in place, use a torque wrench to tighten all the nuts and bolts.  I held the bumper in place while Chris tightened the bolts to ensure that everything came together as desired.

With the bumper secure, trim the inner fender flap to better match the new silhouette of the Warn bumper.

Install the skid plate below the bumper with seven nuts and bolts.

Now we move onto the lighting brackets.  

The Warn ascent bumper does not come with lights but it has a built in bracket to accept two standard 3-inch pod lights on each side.  So, we’ll cover lighting in a separate post.

The light port sits on the outside of the bumper and is bolted to the light port brackets, on the other side of the bumper.  

For these to hold the bolt, slide the U spring bolts around the light port bracket bolt holes then use the remaining U spring bolts to secure the upper and lower bolt holes on the bumper’s light port opening.  

Now we can bolt the light port into the bumper.  

The final four bolts on the left and right sides of the light port will secure to the light port brackets, held inside the bumper. 

Finally, we plug any unused holes with the supplied hole plugs.

With the bumper securely mounted, we can also reattach the grille.

And there we go!  I tried to keep this video simple but you can find written directions with pictures and extra annotations on our website,  If you found this helpful, please give it a like.  And subscribe to Roam Lab for future DIY truck camper renovation projects.