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Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Barricade Six-Inch Oval Straight Side Step in the gloss black finish, available for all '09 to '14 F-150s. So, in this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect when adding this particular side step to your own truck. I'll also touch on the materials, construction, and the functionality and then top it off with the installation, which I'll let you know up front here is gonna get a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The Barricade Six-Inch Oval Straight Side Step in the gloss black finish you see here today will be for any '09 to '14 F-150 owner who might be looking for some help getting in and out of their truck if their truck did not come with steps from the factory. They'll also be for those truck owners looking to step away from the stock bringing an option for a bolder, much wider six-inch one that isn't straying too far from the factory design. These are a more basic aftermarket option that runs the length of your cab with a bigger diameter, so the price definitely reflects that coming in right around the $200 mark. If you're looking for something smaller or more unique, there are other options available ranging from a direct OEM replacement to an electronic step that comes out with a motion sensor, which obviously depends on how much you're looking to spend. Now, again, as far as functionality goes, if your truck did not come with any side steps from the factory, this is a great upgrade for the guys looking to go a lot bolder and get a unique styling for the sides of their truck. However, if your truck did come with sidesteps from the factory, this really isn't straying too far from that OEM design, so in all essence for the functionality, does the same job, the only difference is you get a bigger stepping pad and stepping surface to help you get in and out, especially useful for the guys out there with lifted trucks.As far as materials and construction goes, it's extremely straightforward here. With a six-inch in diameter stainless steel tubing throughout, it gives it the oval shape and runs the entire length of your cab from wheel well to wheel well, giving you a stepping pad for each of your doors. Now, speaking of the stepping pads, they are a slip-resistant pad with a tire tread-like pattern, perfect for all types of weather. No matter where you're located, snow, rain, sleet, hail, or the sunny days, it'll help you get in and out safely. Definitely a big plus when it comes to the six-inch options, because they are so much bigger. Now, as you can see with this one, it has a gloss black powder coated finish. It really blends in with the lines of the truck, and, of course, the stepping pads are in a matte black textured finish. Now, for the guys out there looking to get something more polished, more noticeable, kind of stand-outish, there is a polish stainless steel option as opposed to the black, so there's something to fit everyone's preference. So, I do wanna point out that these are sometimes described as a protective part for the sides of your F-150. Now, although that may be the case for door dings and small rock chips from the parking lot, they, however, are not going to be full-on protective armor for the sides of your truck if you're going off-roading. Now, guys doing some extreme off-roading might be looking for something to protect against trail brush, big rocks, and things like that, in which case there are other options out there for that, but this unfortunately is not gonna be the case. To further elaborate on the bang for your buck I touched on a second ago, this product from Barricade is priced very affordably, definitely a budget from the item for the exterior appearance of your truck. You can pick this one up in black for just about $200. Now, keep in mind the price may shift a bit depending on your trim. The SuperCrew options will be a little bit different than the regular cabs, but the price won't stray too far from that number.Shifting gears over to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the beginning, this is gonna be a very simple job for almost anybody to take care of with about an hour or two's worth of time in the driveway at home. Because of that, it will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now, all the hardware you need to get the job done is included in the kit, including the brackets that you'll be mounting to the preexisting holes located on the interior wall of your rocker panel. Once you have those brackets mounted up to your rocker panel, you can go ahead and pick up the side steps, mount them on top of the brackets, and bolt those down as well. Repeat that exact same process for the opposite side, and you're good to go. Again, overall an hour or two at the absolute most and a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2009 and 2014 F-150, you might be looking for a convenient and affordable way to hop in and out of your truck if your truck did not come with steps from the factory. If they did, however, you might be looking to beef up the side profile and the look of it. Now, if that's the case, the Barricade Six-Inch Straight Oval Side Steps in the gloss black finish might be for you, and you can find them right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Function and Protection. The Barricade Off-Road 6 inch Oval Straight Side Step gives your Ford F-150 an intimidating appearance while providing a convenient step for easy entry into and out of your cabin. These Side Step Bars also double as side armor to help provide additional protection from trail and road hazards including the dreaded door dings.
Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from heavy duty 6" diameter oval stainless steel tubing for strength, these Barricade Off-Road Side Step Bars are completed in a durable gloss black powder coat finish for aggressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.
Easy, Bolt-on Installation. Barricade's F-150 Side Steps are engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling or cutting required for a clean straight forward installation. All mounting hardware is included making for a simple and easy process
Application. This pair of Barricade Off-Road 6" Oval Straight Side Steps are available for all 2009-2014 Ford F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
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December 21, 2018
Perfect for bad backs!!
I have degenerative disc disease and getting into my beloved Dorothy ('14 F150) had been getting increasingly difficult. With Minnesota winter fast approaching and the very real risk of injury due to slipping on ice, I knew I had to get some running boards/side steps asap. Price was a concern. I came across these. The price was right, and solid reviews, so I went ahead and bought them. Because of my back I had to have them professionally installed, which only took about an hour. My mechanic was very impressed with the quality for the cost, and said he would absolutely recommend them to other people. I may not be a mechanic, but I absolutely agree! Getting in Dorothy is so much easier now. The step has solid tread so I don't worry about slipping there, and snow and ice brushes off easily. Not to mention, they look really sharp!! (I'll be adding a photo later.) I'm SO happy with this purchase, and thankful I didn't feel the need to buy something more expensive to fit my needs. Cost, function, aesthetics...these are everything I was looking for and then some :)Helpful (1)
May 26, 2018
Great product. Easy install. Just have to be careful in positioning the brake line on driver’s side, but instructions mention it. Came with a scratch/chip in the finish on the edge of one rail, but not something that can’t be easily patched. Very wide, but great as it allows for your whole foot to get up without getting stuck under the body.Helpful (5)
May 25, 2018
These really make my truck stand out and makes it a lot easier to get in and out of the truck! Even though my OEM step bar brackets were extremely rusted and I had to have my dad use a grinding wheel to cut the bolts off, installing these new bars was quick and easy.Helpful (5)
September 12, 2017
Great product great value
Nice big step bars makes it easier to get my kid in and out. Great quality and easy to install yourselfHelpful (6)
June 20, 2017
My wife loves them. Had a small ding upon arrival from shipping. Overall decent running boards if you like them wide. They do bolt to frame and body panels. Good quality.Helpful (3)
June 06, 2017
I just love these bars/steps. Very easy installation. Only about an hour. They look great and best of all, make it easier to get in and out of my truck. Here in MI. I wear big boots in winter. Most steps are to narrow.Helpful (4)
April 06, 2017
Simple install, took about an hour on each side to remove the factory and install the new ones. Pefect for the blacked out lookHelpful (4)
May 25, 2016
new step bars
great price and love the free shipping!! looking forward to getting them put on!Helpful (4)
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