(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. It's Sarah with americantrucks.com and today, we have a review and install of the Barricade 3-Inch Body Mount Side Step Bars in Stainless Steel, fitting your "14 through "18 Chevy Silverado 1500. These are perfect for the Silverado owner who's looking to add a useful step to their truck and is looking for an oval bent and option with a polished finish. They provide a step for easy entry especially if your truck is lifted or leveled like ours, and also doubles as a bit of side protection against doordings. These curved step bars feature 3-inch stainless steel tubing with a polished finish and black non-slip step pads.So, as far as price goes, these come in at around $125 making them the most budget-friendly option for side steps for your Silverado. I'm giving this install one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It features a direct bolt-up install to the vehicle's body mounts and can be done within two hours. So, with that said, let's jump into our install.For this install, you will need an impact gun or a ratchet, 21, 19, and 13-millimeter sockets.All right. So the first step in our install is to get underneath our truck and remove the body bolts so we can begin to mount up the brackets. All right. So we're starting on the passenger side with the front body bolt. They are 21-millimeter, so grab a 21-millimeter socket and let's remove these.Now, we're installing the factory body bolts and I'm putting the washer on top because it doesn't fit in the bracket on the bottom. So go ahead and loosely install this. We're going to tighten it down once this step is bolted up. Moving on to our second body bolt in the center, go ahead and remove this with the 21-millimeter socket. All right. So now, we're gonna mount up our center support bracket. It says passenger center on it, and we have a 2016 so we only need this bracket. However, if you have a previous year, you may need an additional bracket as well that bolts up to the side here. Grab your factory body bolts, we're gonna install the same we did with the front one and install it back in the factory mounting location.Moving on to our rear body bolt, remove it with your 21-millimeter socket. Now, we can mount up our rear mounting bracket in this configuration, facing that way. Same way as the front ones, reinstall the washer on top of the bracket and install it loosely for now so we can bolt up the step. All right. At this point, we can grab our step and get it bolted up. You do want to remove the rubber ends on the step because we're not gonna use them when we're bolting them up. We have the passenger side step here and if you're not sure which is which, the space between the step and the front of your truck will be longer up here than it is in the back of the step. Go ahead and get it lined up to the mounting brackets that you just installed. It may be helpful to grab a friend for the step, just to hold it in place while you bolt it down.All right. Hold your step up and align it with the bracket at the rear and install the larger hardware. Make sure you're using a washer and lock washer. We're just gonna leave this snug for now and tighten it down once they're all bolted up. All right. Moving on to the center bracket, this one uses the smaller hardware that's packaged separately. It already has a washer and lock washer on it. We're going right to the rivnut in the step in the center. All right. So moving on to the frontmost mounting point, this can be a little confusing because there are two mounting holes here. This is gonna be based on the year of your truck. Since ours is a later year, the 2016, it's gonna go to the top one. If you have a previous generation, it's gonna go to the bottom one. Consult the directions to be sure which hole you should use. Go ahead and install your hardware.Using your 21-millimeter socket, tighten down the body bolt on this bracket. Now, using a 19-millimeter socket, tighten down the bolt going from the bracket to the step. All right, moving on to the center mounting point, I do want to mention that all of these brackets are slotted so there is quite a bit of adjustment here. So, if for some reason you bolt these up, the step isn't sitting exactly where you want, you can come back and adjust it until it's right where you want it. Grab your 21-millimeter socket and tighten down the body bolt at the center mounting point. Now, you can grab a 13-millimeter socket and we're gonna tighten down the small bolt going into the center of our step. Moving on to our rearmost mounting point, grab your 21-millimeter and tighten down the body bolt. Grab your 19-millimeter socket and tighten down the bolt going from your step to the bracket.All right. So that is gonna do it for the review and install of these side step bars. And remember, for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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