Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com and this is my quick review and install of the Barricade 3.5" Bull Bar, available in polished and black fitting the 2004 through 2016 F-150.
So in this video I'm gonna talk about the construction and materials of this bar, as well as hitting on the installation later, which right off the bat, I'm gonna be giving a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and you should have this one your truck in about one to two hours tops.
Now, if you're the owner of a '04 through 2016 F-150 and you're looking to protect your front end, make your truck not look like your neighbor's, as well as adding a little bit of aggression, this is definitely gonna be the bar that I would suggest checking out.
Now, another great aspect about this piece is that you're gonna have a couple areas right up here that either fits some 3" auxiliary lighting or a 22.5" light bar right up front. So in terms of the construction, these bull bars, both the polished and black powder coated versions are gonna be comprised of very heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel, so you can rest easy knowing that you're gonna be protecting your truck from anything you may come across, be it on your daily commute, job site, or doing some light off-roading. I will add that if you're gonna be doing some heavy-duty trail running, I might suggest taking a look at a full-face brush guard just to insure that you're gonna be protecting the front end of your truck.
Now, in regards to the finish on both of these bull bars available in polished and black, I can personally attest to them holding up over time. In regards to the elements, any type of corrosion, you need not worry, as I've had this on my truck for about a year now.
Now, last but not least, another great aspect about this bull bar is, again, you can add 3" pods right up front or a 22.5" light bar like I've done on my own personal vehicle. Now, taking a look at the price here, guys, we're gonna see this bull bar fall in line right around the $200 price range, which in my opinion, you're getting a huge bang for the buck based on the materials used here, knowing that you're gonna be protecting your investment, as well as having the ability to add any type of auxiliary lighting like I had said previously up front. So in my opinion, guys, you're definitely getting away with a huge bang for the buck here not only based on the fact that you're gonna have heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel tubing, but also for the fact that weighing this in comparison to alternatives out there, we're gonna see them tip the scales at easily north of $500 and even getting up to as high as about $2,000 based on the brand as well as the materials used.
So just like I had said at the beginning of the video, guys, this is going to be a very easy installation and you're gonna be looking at about one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about one to two hours to get this on your truck.
Now, another great aspect about this bar, in my opinion, is that no cutting, modification, or welding is gonna be required, so you can rest easy knowing that down the road, if you're gonna be looking to upgrade to a full-face brush guard, this can pull off and you can install the other one with no issues. So like I had said, because there's no cutting or modification required, this can be installed with simple hand tools like a basic socket set. Now, while it's not required to have two people there, it'll definitely make the installation process a little bit easier on yourself so it might be a good idea just to have a second set of hands around.
All right, guys, just to wrap things up here, I really like this option from Barricade not only based on the fact that I have one of these on my own personal truck, but for the fact that you're gonna be protecting your investment with some heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel tubing, not looking like every other F-150 around town, as well as having the ability to add 3" auxiliary lighting pods or a 22.5" light bar up front.
So that's my review and install for the Barricade 3.5" Bull Bar fitting your '04 through 2016 F-150 right here at americanmuscle.com.
A Barricade Off-Road 3.5 in. Bull Bar provides dependable front-end and under-carriage protection from all types of trail and road hazards - prefect for F-150's that pull double duty both on and off the road.Quality Construction.
Manufactured from heavy duty 3.5 in. stainless steel tubing for superior strength, this Barricade Off-Road F-150 bull bar is completed in a durable black painted finish for impressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance. Easy, Bolt-on Installation.
Barricades F-150 Bull Bars are engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling required for a clean straight forward installation. All hardware for installation is included making this an easy job for anyone to complete. F-150s that are not
equipped with tow hooks will require some cutting to the factory plastic lower bumper cover.Application.
This Black Barricade Off-Road 3.5 in. Bull Bar is specifically designed for use on the 2004 to 2018 F-150s, including the FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, STX, XL and XLT models. Does not
fit SVT Raptor models.Technical Note.
The Bull Bar may interfere with the function of the front parking sensor and forward facing camera, if equipped. Also the Bull Bar will partially block airflow to the intercooler on EcoBoost models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Oval Bull Bar
- (1) Driver Side Frame Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Frame Bracket
- (2) Bull Bar Mounting Brackets
- (2) Light Brackets
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.7L V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- 4.2L V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08
- 4.6L V8 - 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 5.0L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 5.4L V8 - 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 6.2L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14