(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Well, if you own an '04 to '08 F-150 and you want to make getting out of the cab a little bit easier and you want to do it as affordably as possible, I'm going to recommend checking out Barricade's 4 inch Oval Bend side steps. I say that because at around the $150 mark, these will be the least expensive full cab length steps currently available. The only options that will be less expensive will be individual steps placed underneath each door. Now even though these are very affordable, that's not to say they're cheap. These are actually made out of stainless steel and they have a nice black powder coat finish. Now with a step this inexpensive, you might be expecting something like a basic carbon steel with a painted finish, so Barricade does a good job of providing us some value there. I'm also happy to say that besides that stainless steel and that powder coat finish, you're also getting away with some very high-quality install hardware. You're actually getting quarter-inch thick solid steel brackets for both ends of the step and they install with some pretty heavy duty hardware. However, the install is very straightforward even still. You can get it done with basic hand tools. So for that reason, I'm gonna give the install a very simple one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. This is definitely something that you can get done in the driveway with a couple of hand tools in about an hour or so. So again, if you want the most affordable full-length side steps available for the '04 to '08 F-150, stick around. I'm going to show you guys exactly what tools you need and I'll show you how to get them installed step by step. All right guys. Before we get started, you're going to need a 13-millimeter wrench, a standard drive ratchet, a 19-millimeter socket, an 18 deep socket, a 13-millimeter socket, and optional but helpful tools include an impact swivel socket and a cordless impact gun. All right. First, we're going to start with our front brackets but before we install those, we have to put some speed clips into these little holes right here, make sure this little nib is facing on the inside. And once you've got those in place, you're going to grab one of these bolt plates, put this threaded plastic retainer on it, put it in this large hole right here. Next, we can throw our bracket in place. Make sure you get over that large stud on that bolt plate. Hold it up against those speed clips we just installed and grab the smaller bolts in the kit with a crush washer and flat washer. Go ahead and throw those in those speed clips and tighten those down with a 13-millimeter socket. Now on the bolt plate stud, you're going to grab the larger washers in the kit, throw those on, then you're going to use an 18-millimeter deep socket to tighten down the larger nut. All right. Now we're going to go back to our smaller hardware. You want to grab the smaller bolt with a flat washer, grab two of those, put them through the pinch seam, secure them with the appropriate washers. You're also going to need a 13-millimeter wrench to hold the nut in place while you tighten down the bolt head. All right. Our front bracket's in place, now we're gonna tackle the rear. You see these two holes right here, one is larger than the other. Grab your double bolt plate and thread both studs through these holes. Once you've done that, secure it using one of the plastic retainers in the kit. All right. Now you can throw your bracket in place and we're switching back to our larger hardware. I'm going to grab two flat washers, two crush washers, and two 18-millimeter nuts. All right. Now once you've got this hardware hand-tight, it's a good idea to double check the fitment of the side step itself, make sure the threaded holes on either end of the step line up with these oval holes right here. Once you verify that, you can tighten down all this stuff using that 18-millimeter deep socket. All right. Now our brackets are installed and the hard part is out of the way. The last step is throwing the side step up there, lining up those threaded holes with the brackets, and tightening everything down. You're going to grab the largest bolts in the kit with a flat washer, crush washer on each one and you're actually going to need a 19-millimeter socket for these. So once you've got those last two bolts tightened down, that will wrap up the install and that also wraps up my review of Barricade's 4 inch Oval Bend side steps fitting your '04 to '08 F-150. I'm Travis, thanks for watching and for all things F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Functional Style. Barricade's 4 inch Oval Bend Side Step Bars are designed to give your truck the extra boost you or your passengers need. They feature a clean, curved designed and are equipped with two large step pads to help provide reliable footing for anyone when entering or exiting your F-150. These 4 inch Tubular Steps are finished in a handsome gloss black finish that will easily complement factory or aftermarket trim for a sleek yet refined look.
Durable Construction. These reliable Side Steps are crafted from durable 4 inch Stainless Steel. Each step is equipped with a large step pad for secure footing. The tubes are finishes in a tough, gloss black powder coat to provide exceptional style, as well as corrosion resistance.
Bolt-On Installation. This F-150 Side Step Kit includes all the necessary hardware and mounting brackets for an easy, bolt-on installation. No drilling or modification to your truck is required, making this upgrade quick and painless.
Application. This pair of Barricade 4 Inch Oval Bend Side Step Bars are designed to fit all 2004-2008 F-150s, including Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
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