(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Barricade Brush Guard in Stainless Steel, fitting all '15 to '18 F-150s, excluding Raptor, is perfect for the F-150 owner that's looking to add some serious full-width front end protection to their truck, as well as sharp stainless steel styling for a reasonable price. Now, something like this is perfect to protect your truck from the unexpected bruise during your commute, at the work site, or especially off-road. And this is great to cover the most of your truck, you get the full 100% protection, rather than some smaller options like a push bar or a bull bar. This Brush Guard is manufactured out of a heavy-duty tubular stainless steel polished to a mirror finish. The great thing about stainless is you could be sure this is going to hold up to any exposure to the elements. Also, it adds to the look of the truck and really plays well with the factory chrome finish. Now, a question that comes up a lot with these sort of things is, is this going to interfere with any front-facing cameras, adaptive cruise control, stuff like that? And I'm happy to say, the guys at Barricade have really done their homework for this one. This is not gonna interfere with any adaptive cruise control systems or front-facing cameras.Price for this Brush Guard is going to hover around the $400 mark, which is a steal for something like this with the full-width and the stainless. Other options hover within the $600 to $900 range and you really get your money's worth for something like this. Barricade also offers this Brush Guard with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. Also, head on over to the website, if stainless isn't your thing, we offer the identical Brush Guard in a black finish as well. I'm gonna give it a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. It should take you only about an hour or two with a basic set of hand tools. There is a little bit of cutting required, even if you do have the factory tow hooks and even more if you don't have the factory tow hooks. So expect a little additional time to cut that up. With that, let me show you how to get this Brush Guard installed on your truck. Tools required for this install are a 3/8 drive impact, half-inch drive impact, 3/8 U-joint, short 15-millimeter socket, deep 15-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, 17-millimeter socket, 21-millimeter socket, 19-millimeter socket 13-millimeter wrench, 15-millimeter wrench, 17-millimeter wrench, and a knife or something to cut weatherstripping with like a box cutter. And optional is a trim panel removal tool or a flathead screwdriver.So the first step to our install is we're gonna get this factory front bumper out of the way. First, we're gonna unclip our electronics. We're gonna take this plastic trim panel off, allowing us access to the bolts to remove that bumper. Next, we're just gonna pop this plastic piece off here, allowing us access to the bolts that hold the bumper on. I'm gonna be using this trim panel removal tool to do that. Next, we are gonna use our 21-millimeter socket to remove the four front bolts that are holding the bumper on. After that, we're gonna move around to the back side. There's two more 19-millimeter bolts in there. Now, with that last bolt, your bumper will be freely sitting on them so be careful it doesn't fall on your head. You might wanna grab a friend to help you remove this thing. With the front bumper off the truck, that gives us a chance to mock up where our mounting brackets are gonna go. They're gonna go to this bolt here and, as you can see, there's a little bit of weatherstripping in the way. I'm just gonna cut that off. I'm using my pocket knife. You can use a sharp box cutter to just trim that weatherstripping back. Next, we're gonna use a 13-millimeter socket to remove this bolt here and mount our bracket.With that bolt out of the way, you can grab your bracket, and a new bolt, washer, lock washer, and mount that in place. Next, we're gonna grab our driver's side bracket and do the same thing to the other side. And then, again, it's just another 13-millimeter bolt on this side. And same thing on the driver's side as well. We're just gonna take another bolt included in the kit, with a washer and a lock washer, get our bracket in there and tighten it down. Now, with our upper mounting brackets in place on the bumper, that's all we need to do to prepare our front bumper for this Brush Guard. Now, if you don't have factory tow hooks on your truck, you are gonna be cutting some holes in this bumper to allow our mounts to pass through. Since we already have those, we're gonna get this back up onto our truck, get it bolted down, then we're gonna mount our brackets and our Brush Guard will be next. And next, we're just gonna loosely reinstall the front bumper. And lastly, to secure our front bumper, we're gonna hit this fifth and sixth bolt, which are kind of down and low on the inside of the bumper bracket here. Now, if your truck did not come with tow hooks from the factory, that's okay. As I said, you already had to cut these holes and included in the kit, comes some new brackets and hardware for you to mount this support into your frame rail. Next, we're gonna use a 15-millimeter socket to remove this first bolt out of our tow hook. And this back bolt here, I'm gonna loosen that up with a wrench and then our tow hook should fall right out. Next, we're gonna grab our passenger side bracket and snug up that rear bolt. Next, we can grab our tow hook and hand-tighten the front bolt. Now, I'm just going to snug this bolt up using a 15-millimeter socket. Make sure you leave some wiggle room to help you align the Brush Guard. And for this rear bolt, I'm gonna use a U-joint and a short 15-millimeter socket to tighten him up loosely. And it's gonna be the same thing for the other side. And I'm just gonna unscrew this bolt by hand, reason being is, there's a bracket that sits on top of that frame rail. I don't want that to shift too far away from these holes here before I can rethread this with our grille guard bracket on there. With the rear bolt in place, we can grab our tow hook and set that on it as well. And, again, I'm just gonna tighten these up a little bit, not all the way, just so I could give this a little bit of adjustment if needed.With all of our mounting brackets in place, I'm just gonna take this opportunity to snug down the front bumper. And with the front bumper in place, I'm just gonna take this opportunity to reinstall our lower grille. All right, so we are almost done with our truck on the ground. We are gonna get our grille guard in place. I got a friend to help me do that. Then we're gonna hand-tighten down all these nuts and bolts. You're gonna use a 10 by 30-millimeter for the bottom and an 8-millimeter by 30-millimeter bolt for the top. Next, I'm just gonna put all of our bolts in and hand-tighten them. Now, with everything in place, we can run through, tighten down all of the bolts, plug in our fog lights, and we are good to go. And these bottom bolts are going to be 17-millimeters. And lastly, we're just gonna hit these upper bolts. They take a 13-millimeter socket. Now, it's always a good idea to drive around for 100 miles and check those nuts one more time, make sure everything is still snug. After that, you're all good to go. That is going to do it for my review and install of the Barricade Brush Guard in Stainless Steel, fitting all '15 to '18 F-150s, excluding Raptor. Thank you for watching. My name is Joe and for all things F-150, keep it right here in americantrucks.com.
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