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Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Barricade Three-Inch Side Step Bar with 90-degree ends, in the polished finish available for all 2015 and newer F-150s. So, in this video, I'll be going over the functionality and styling of the Barricade Three-Inch Side Step Bar, as well as materials and construction. I'll top everything off with the installation, which I'll also let you know will probably simple enough for any novice to take care of, and we get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. So, the Barricade Three-Inch Side Step Bar with the 90-degree ends in the polished finish I have with me today is gonna be for all 2015 and newer F-150 owners out there, looking to switch out their factory side step bars. Or add something to their naked F-150 by also switching up the styling with the 90-degree ends with this particular option from Barricade, to overall give it a more aggressive look while keeping the same thickness. Now, obviously side step bars have the main function of helping you get in and out of your truck especially useful with a lifted setup, but of course also adds a stylistic aspect to the sides of your F-150. Now the stock size, if your F-150 did come with sidesteps, is gonna be a Three-Inch tubing which is exactly mimicked in this particular option from Barricade. The only difference with this one is obviously the bright, attractive polished finish, really grippy pads, which I'll touch on in just a bit, and a 90-degree bent end on either side. Which is very unique from the stock options, which will actually bend in a little more uniquely to under your doors.Now, as far as materials and construction goes, here just a little bit further. This was manufactured out of a Three-Inch stainless steel tubing, giving that oval shape throughout similar to your stock option, but is set apart thanks to the 90-degree ends which give it that unique shine to tuck under your doors a little bit differently. Also with that said, you've got slip-resistant gripping pads here with a tread-like pattern given all year round safety and security, making sure you're hopping in and out of your truck very safely whether it's wet or dry weather. Now, again to finish that all off, it's finished in a mirror-like polished shine for that attractive finish giving you good looks all year round. Now, I do wanna point out that this is sometimes referred to as protection for the sides of your F-150. Now, although I do slightly agree with that, I would not completely rely on these as full on side armor against the big trail hazards out there, but again, will protect you from smaller rocks and even door dings in the parking lot. So, keep that in mind when shopping around. Now, if this is something that piques your interest, this one is gonna be a very budget friendly item here on the site. You can expect to pick this up for just shy of 150 bucks. You are getting a lot of bang for your buck materials with the stainless steel, but of course, is bringing the price down thanks to the fact that it is very similar to the stock option. If you're trying to stray away from that stock option, there are a lot of unique options on the site, but if you're looking to stay in that stock range with 90-degree ends here to give it a little more unique flare, this one might be for you. Now, as far as the installation goes like I said in the very beginning, this one is gonna be simple enough for any novice to take care of with a few simple hand tools like a ratchet and socket set. It will not require any drilling or permanent modification, and it comes with all hardware necessary to get the job done. You'll be mounting the brackets on the preexisting mounting studs, located on the interior wall of your rocker panel. From there, tighten down those brackets using the hardware provided in the kit, then place the sides step onto those brackets on one side of your F-150, tighten that down by hand and then repeat the process to the other side of the truck. Tighten all the hardware down to spec at 15 to 20 foot-pounds, and you're good to go. Overall, about an hour's worth of time on the install, and a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150 and you're looking for a very budget-friendly item to help you get in and out of your truck especially if it's lifted, while not straying too far from the stock option. You might wanna check out the Barricade Three-Inch Side Step Bar with the 90-degree ends in the polished finish, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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