Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com. And today, I'm bringing you my detailed review and breakdown of the Barricade four-inch oval side bend step bars in gloss black fitting your 2009 through 2014 F-150 SuperCab. So in this video, I wanna talk about who these side steps are going to appeal to, the construction and materials that went into this kit, what you should expect to be spending. And then a little bit later, we're gonna take a quick look at what's entailed to get these installed in your truck. We're gonna be looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor. And I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.
So the Barricade four-inch oval bend step bars that I have here today should definitely appeal to any F-150 owner out there that's gonna be looking to pick up one of the larger and more attractive options out there that's not gonna hurt your wallet as these are definitely going to be a budget-minded kit. So no matter if your F-150 did come with side steps and installed from the dealership or if it didn't, either way, if you're looking to get into something that's gonna be a little bit more aggressive-looking and considerably larger as well as having a different configuration as these aren't gonna be a straight style. They're gonna bend in as well as have an oval configuration. These are gonna make it considerably easier getting in and out of your truck no matter the weather as well as if you're running a small leveling kit, lift kit, or if you're just vertically challenged like me.
So something I really like about these in comparison to what you might find coming off of a truck right out of a dealership is the fact that these are gonna feature an oval construction, just like I said before, as well as having bent ends that come inward towards your truck. Now, the reason why I like these is because they're not only gonna be black, as most, if not all, of the parts on the truck from the dealership are gonna be chrome, but for the fact that these are gonna point inwards. Now, I happen to think that's gonna be a little bit more of an aggressive look in comparison to a standard straight style bar. And I really think it gives the sides of the truck a much needed dose of flare.
Now, depending on the look that you're after, it's ultimately gonna come down to what you think is gonna look best. I happen to think that these really give the sides of the truck a much needed dose of aggressive flare. But, ultimately, it will come down to the style, configuration, color, and how much you wanna spend.
So in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, we're gonna see that Barricade's gonna have these manufactured out a four-inch stainless steel tubing, which is then gonna be finished off in a really nice-looking black powder-coated finish. Now, that's not only gonna be for nice and aggressive looks. But it's to ensure that these are gonna be able to hold up over time to anything that you're putting your truck through, be it on or off-road. Now, something that I really like about these side steps is gonna be the raised ABS plastic style pad right here. It doesn't have any logo on there. I think it's very clean and well-executed. And it's just a really nice, cool touch.
So in terms of the pricing here, guys, you should expect to be spending only about 120 bucks for this set, which, I think, is a huge selling point here, as this is not only gonna be a budget-friendly kit. It's not gonna hurt your wallet. But you've got to factor in that in comparison to some of the other brands out there that are gonna have a similar style and configuration and width, you're gonna see them easily go for upwards of about 500 bucks. For the money here, you're not only gonna be making the sides of your truck look that much more aggressive, but you're gonna be making it considerably easier to get in and out of your truck, be it if you're just, again, vertically challenged like me or if you're running a small leveling kit or even a lift kit.
So switching gears to the installation portion of video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor to get these on to your truck. So the installation alone is definitely a huge selling point for me as it should be for any truck owner out there, as you're not gonna need to do any type of ridiculous modification, cutting, or welding to your truck. These are very simply going to install using the existing mounting points on your truck. And they will install with a basic set of tools.
So looking a little bit closer, just like I had said before, you're really only gonna need a basic socket set here, a little bit of elbow grease. And I might suggest roping in a second set of hands just when it comes time to tighten these down. But just like I had said, these are going to install using the existing mounting points on the interior of your rocker panel, just really not much to it here.
All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the 2009 through 2014 F-150 owner and you're looking to get into a new set of side steps or replace your factory steps with something that's gonna be a little bit more aggressive-looking, black, as well as have this configuration which is gonna go into the sides of your truck, give you a little bit more flare, I would definitely suggest checking out this very budget-friendly kit for your rig.
So that's my detailed review and breakdown of the Barricade four-inch oval side step bars, gloss black, fitting your 2009 through 2014 F-150 SuperCab available right here at americanmuscle.com.