(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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If you own a 2014 or 2015 Silverado like the truck I got here with me today and you're looking for the most affordable armor bumper upgrade that's currently available, you should be checking out the Extreme HD from Barricade. Even though this is the most affordable option its still got a lot going for it in terms of features and overall build quality that I think makes it comparable to some of the more expensive options, honestly. One thing I really like about this in particular is how thick the steel is. This is made out of five-thirty-second steel plate and it is all welded as one-piece. It's also got a nice black powder coat finish on it, so if you decide to take your truck off-road or you run it through some debris or things like that, you don't have to worry about the finish flaking off on here. Other thing I really like about this bumper is it allows you to retain your factory tow hooks and there are tons of options for lighting if you decide to get creative. It actually includes mounts up front here so you can install a light bar of your choice. Even though you are losing your factory fog lights, they can also be easily replaced thanks to this removable mesh insert on either side of the grille. Other than that, the install is also very easy and as you can see it fits quite well. It also removes that plastic factory trim piece that's painted. I actually think it makes the truck look a little bit cleaner, personally. So if you like the price of the bumper, you like the way it looks and you like the overall quality, you should stick around. I'm gonna show you guys how to get this installed step-by-step. So you can definitely get this done at home with the help of a friend and some basic hand tools. Shouldn't take you more than an hour or two. For that reason I'm gonna give the install a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. So without further ado let's go ahead and get started. To install your Barricade bumper you're gonna need the following tools: a flat head screwdriver or a pry tool, a T20 Torx bit, a 7-millimeter socket, a 10-millimeter socket, a 13-millimeter socket, a 15-millimeter socket, a 16-millimeter socket and an 18-millimeter socket with drive ratchets. You'll also need short and long extensions, also need a 16-millimeter wrench and an 18-millimeter wrench. Optional but helpful tools include a swivel socket, a cordless impact and an air ratchet. So before we install our new Barricade bumper we obviously have to remove our factory bumper and the surrounding hardware. First step is removing our painted bumper cover right here. There are four screws holding it in place, two on either side just inside the fender well. To remove these screws you're gonna need a 7-millimeter socket and one of them is a bit of a squeeze, so if you're using a power tool like this you're gonna want an extension. So now that we have those four screws removed we can crawl underneath the truck and we can remove that plastic cover by pushing on the retaining clips inside here. It's pretty easy to do, you might wanna have a flat-head screwdriver or a plastic pry tool, make it a lot easier on yourself. So now that we have that plastic cover removed we have to remove our grille. To access the hardware holding the grille in place we have to pop off our radiator cover. This is held on with plastic pushpins so you can use that same flat-head screwdriver or that plastic pry tool that you used on the cover earlier. So with that radiator cover removed we can now get to the hardware holding the grille in place. There are four screws on top and four on the bottom. All of them are 10-millimeter heads so you're need a 10-millimeter socket, and for the ones on the bottom, some of them are recessed so you'll also wanna get an extension of some sort. [00:03:48] [music] [00:04:04] Now that we have our grille removed we can finally start removing our bumper. There are two support brackets inside of the truck that we have to pull off from the truck side. To remove those you're gonna need a 13-millimeter socket, and if you're using a power tool like, me it's a tight fit, so you might want to have a swivel as well. So once you got those bumper supports removed underneath, you can then unplug your factory fog light harness. So with those two support brackets underneath removed we can finally remove the bumper itself from the vehicle. To do that you're gonna pull four bolts from the top here. To remove those bolts you're gonna need an 18-millimeter socket. Two of them are recessed down further so you're also gonna need an extension. So before you pull that last bolt securing the bumper to the vehicle, make sure you have a good tight grip on it or make sure you have a friend with you, it will rest on the brackets that you just pulled those bolts from. However, it is pretty heavy so once you're able to remove it, you just wanna make sure that doesn't fall down and crush your feet. Now that we have our factory bumper removed we can also remove our factory bumper brackets located on either side of the frame. To remove these brackets, you're gonna need a 15-millimeter socket. Now we also want to retain our factory tow hooks which this new bumper does allow. So we're going to go ahead and remove those tow hooks now, make room for those tow hook extension brackets that came in the kit. [00:05:31] [music] [00:05:53] So now that our factory tow hooks and factory bumper brackets are removed, we can start tackling some of the smaller stuff we have to get out of the way before we can install our new bumper. You got to pull these two plastic retaining clips here underneath your factory headlights. These were originally in place because they held that plastic painted piece that we removed earlier, but we are not reinstalling that with our new bumper. So to remove these you are gonna need a T20 Torx bit. It's a pretty tight fit under there so you probably won't be able to use any power tools. I'd recommend a small hand ratchet. So now that we have all that factory hardware removed, we can begin installing our new bumper. But before we do that, I wanted to put both bumpers next to each other that way you can see how much of a big difference Barricade's new option really does make. Obviously the big thing to note is that we're ditching the chrome finish. This one comes with that nice matte black powder coat finish which will certainly stand up a lot better to daily abuse, especially if you take your truck off-road. The other thing that I really like about this bumper is how much higher up it sits. You can see that while it might look bulky on the product page compared to the factory bumper, it's actually a lot sleeker and slimmer. In my personal opinion I'm a big fan of that. Other thing I really like about the Barricade bumper is it retains the option for you to install auxiliary lighting. Got some cutouts towards the center here and you can see these little mesh grilles on either side, those are actually removable. So if you wanna play around or get a little creative with your own lighting setup you can certainly do so. There's plenty of space inside of here for you to route all that wiring if you want to. Other than that, again this is a bolt-on application, so I'm gonna show you guys how to put those new bumper brackets on so we can finally throw this thing on our truck. So like I mentioned earlier, we do wanna retain our factory tow hooks. To do that we're gonna install this provided tow hook extension bracket. We are also gonna secure that bracket to the frame with these bolt plates. You're gonna grab the single bolt plate and the double bolt plate, we want the long ends of those facing inward. You're gonna put those through the holes where we removed our original tow hooks. Once you have those bolt plates in place with the new extension bracket you can secure it to the frame using the provided hardware. Gonna grab one of the flat washers, one of the crush washers and these larger 18-millimeter head nuts. You'll also need an 18-millimeter socket to tighten all this down. [00:08:04] [music] [00:08:25] So now that that bracket is tightened down we can reinstall our factory tow hook. To install the factory tow hook, you're gonna reuse your factory hardware, these two nuts and bolts. You're also gonna need these brackets that came with the kit. This is gonna accommodate that wider width of the extension bracket. Now that our tow hook is finally in place, we can install our new bumper bracket to the frame. You're gonna reuse your factory hex bolts from the original bumper brackets and again you're gonna need a 15-millimeter socket to tighten these down. So our driver side bracket is in place. Our driver side is now ready for our new bumper. You're gonna do the same exact stuff to the passenger side and then we can finally get our new bumper in place. [00:09:19] [music] [00:10:01] So we went ahead and test fit our bumper before actually installing any hardware and unfortunately we found that this plastic piece right here is interfering with the sides of the bumper. So we're gonna remove this plastic piece. There are three screws holding it in place from the inside, we need to tackle those with a 7-millimeter socket and a small ratchet. Once you remove those three screws there's one more right here inside the fender well, go ahead and pull that and you should be able to remove this plastic piece. We're gonna do that on both sides. So now that we have those trim pieces out of the way, we test fit our new bumper and everything lines up just fine. Now we can finally install our bumper on our truck. Now this is where you wanna take your time and be careful and have a floor jack or a friend help hold the bumper in place. It is obviously a heavy piece of steel after all, you don't want this thing falling on you. What you're gonna wanna do is get the bumper up on the brackets, have that friend line up the holes on the bumper and the brackets or just take your time with that floor jack and make some adjustments until you get everything lined up. Once you've lined all the holes up you can thread your remaining hex bolts with flat washers on them through those holes. That should secure the bumper in place. I can't show you guys this step right now because I'm gonna be crawling underneath there, but once I get everything in place we'll put the truck back up in the air on our lift and I can show you guys how all this gets tightened down. So now that our truck is up in the air again I can show you guys how those hex bolts are securing the bumper to the new brackets. Again this is just held in place so you wanna take your time and be careful here and make sure you don't bump this thing around too much, no pun intended, it could come loose. You're gonna loosely tighten all the hardware onto those hex bolts, you're gonna grab the smaller lock washers, flat washers and these 16-millimeter nuts. Hand thread those on there, that'll keep the bumper from falling off. Then you're gonna make your final adjustments to the bumper. Once the bumper is lined up, to tighten this stuff down, again you're gonna need a 16-millimeter socket and a 16-millimeter wrench. [00:12:07] [music] [00:12:34] So with a little bit of magic and some help from my pole jacks here, I got my bumper lined up and everything is clearing nicely. I'm gonna go ahead and tighten everything down now, again you're gonna use a 16-millimeter socket and a 16-millimeter wrench to tackle those nuts and bolts. If you're using a power tool like me, you're gonna want a long extension so you can reach inside here over the frame to tighten down those bolts. So now that our bumper is lined up and everything's tightened down appropriately, we can reinstall our grille and our radiator cover. The install steps do tell you to install the grille after the removal of the factory bumper and before you put the new one on, but if your new bumper is aligned correctly, you'll be able to reinstall the grille after your new bumper is in place. We held off on this step because we wanted to have plenty of space to work around and make sure we got this thing lined up appropriately. Once you put your grille back on it's just a matter putting your radiator cover back on with those pushpins. [00:13:34] [music] [00:14:06] So once you got your radiator cover in place and your grille's back on nice and tight, that actually wraps up the install of the bumper itself. If you live in a state that requires a front license plate, you would install the optional bracket with the provided hardware in the kit. Pretty easy to do. And if you wanted to install a light bar of your choice, again you have those brackets as well. Other than that though, that actually wraps up my review of the Barricade Extreme HD front bumper fitting or 2014 and 2015 Silverado. I'm Travis, thanks for watching. And for all things Silverado, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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February 27, 2020
Love the new bumper
Love it looks great and was easy to install. Make my truck look even sexier. I add led lights in the bumper for off road when at the deer lease. They are easy to install with the pre Mounted brackets.Helpful (0)
November 23, 2019
2014 Chevy Silverado
I have to say this was one of the easiest bumpers to install. Everything fitted well, the holes for led pods( or whatever light you choose) works great and is easy to set up. It gives the truck a really nice look over the stock bumper. I installed by myself in an hour fifteen, I was using power tools so hand tools would be maybe hour thirtyHelpful (0)
November 20, 2019
Great quality bumper. Instructions on video and paper could be a little clearer when attaching the brackets to help with proper alignment. Other than that it looks great and was at a great price. Definitely happy and will recommend! Will post pictures when I get a chance to upload.Helpful (0)
April 02, 2018
High quality, easy to install
Able to mount onto existing frame rail, no welding or cutting required.Helpful (11)
I assume this bumper will bolt on a 2500 HD correct? My engine is a 6.0 Liter
Does this mount onto the stock bumper frame that is behind the stock bumper? Or does is mount directly on the the truck? My bumper frame is bent and looking for something that mounts to the pick up and not the stock bumper frame
The Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper will mount to the stock bumper frame. Please reference the install guide here: https://www.americantrucks.com/barricade-extreme-hd-front-bumper-14115-sil-manu-install.html
Does the winch have to be a specific brand or anything up to 12,500LBs?
What is the t-20 torx bit needed for?
On some model years a T20 bolt needs to be removed. Not all model years use the t20 bolts.
How much does this bumper weigh?
This bumper weighs approximately 100 lbs.
Yes, if you look into step 15/figure 13 on the installation guide provided online, it will show how this application is installed.
This bumper would accept 3" cubed fog lights https://www.americantrucks.com/barricade-led-fog-lights-for-barricade-extreme-hd-front-bumpers-07117.html. These lights would include the wiring harness needed to install them with your factory harness.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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