Review & Install Video
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.
Style, Function and Protection.
Now you can give your F-150 a more aggressive appearance, while also providing a convenient step for easy entry in and out of your truck, with a set of Barricade Off-Road 3" Round Side Bars that feature 90 degree bent ends. As an added bonus these Side Steps also double as side armor to help provide additional protection from road and trail hazards, as well as dreaded parking lot door dings. Barricade 3" Side Bar Steps are a great looking and practical upgrade for any 2015-2018 F-150.Heavy Duty Construction.
These Barricade Side Steps are manufactured from heavy duty 3" diameter stainless steel tubing for superior strength and rigidity. Barricade then completes their Side Steps in a gloss black powder coated finish for excellent durability and long lasting corrosion resistance. As part of the final assembly Barricade installs a set of rugged non-slip step pads.Easy, Bolt-on Installation.
Barricade Side Bars 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 of the necessary hardware is included for installation, making this an easy job for anyone to complete in under two hours.3 Year Limited Warranty.
To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, Barricade backs their products with a 3 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.Application.
These Gloss Black Barricade Off-Road 3 in. Round Side Bars with 90 Degree Ends are designed to fit all 2015 to 2018 F-150's, including Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
- What's in the Box
Regular Cab Option:
- (1) Driver Side Sidebar
- (1) Passenger Side Sidebar
- (1) Driver Side Front Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Front Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Driver Side Rear Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Rear Sidebar Bracket
SuperCab and SuperCrew Option:
- (1) Driver Side Sidebar
- (1) Passenger Side Sidebar
- (2) Driver Side Front/Passenger Side Rear Sidebar Brackets
- (2) Passenger Side Front/Driver Side Rear Sidebar Brackets
- (2) Center Brackets - SuperCrew Only
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- 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 - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18