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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americantrucks.com, and today we have a review and install of the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper, fitting your '16 to '18 Chevy Silverado 1500. This is perfect for the Silverado owner looking for a full width front bumper that features mounting points for lighting as well as a front plate if necessary, and utilizes your factory tow hooks. This full width front bumper features rugged off-road style with its steel plate construction and black powder coat finish. This bumper features mounting points for the addition of lighting down the road in the sides as well as the center. It also works with your factory tow hooks and has mounting points for your factory sensors if you have them and a front plate if necessary. So, as far as price goes, this one comes in at around $800, which is low to middle of the road price wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you are getting a full width steel front bumper that sets you up for lighting and still saves you a bunch of money over more expensive options.So, as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The bumper does feature direct bolt-up install, but because the wheel well liners do hang a bit below the bumper, they may require cutting if you choose to trim them. All in all it can be done within two hours. So, let's jump into our install. For this install, you will need an impact gun or a ratchet will work just fine. You will also need 10-millimeter, 15-millimeter, 16-millimeter, 17-millimeter, and 18-millimeter sockets, 15-millimeter, 16-millimeter, and 18-millimeter wrenches, a pop clip removal tool, and a razor knife or other cutting tool if you choose to cut your wheel well liners. All right, so the first step in our uninstall, with your hood popped, is to remove all of the pop clips that hold on your rad support cover. Grab a pop clip removal tool, or you can use a flathead screwdriver and let's get these removed.With all of the pop clips removed, you can now grab your cover and remove it off the truck.Now we can see the four bolts on the top of our grille, we need to remove those with a 10-millimeter socket. With all of your bolts removed, you can grab the grille and pull back straight towards you to release all of the clips. All right, now that the grille is removed, we can see the bolts that we have to remove to take off your bumper. There are two on each side, one is up top here, and one is just on the inside of the frame down there. Grab an 18-millimeter socket and let's get these removed. Now, I just wanna point out, this one is an aftermarket replacement bolt. Yours will look like the factory one that we just removed. Repeat that on the other side. All right, now we're moving on to underneath your bumper. These are the last two bolts holding it on so make sure when you're underneath, it is supported. Now, these are also aftermarket. Yours will look more like the factory bolts. And these are 17-millimeter on our truck. So, grab a 17-millimeter socket and let's get these removed. Repeat that on the other side.Now that all of your bolts are removed, you can remove the bumper off of your truck. Now we also do have to remove the factory bumper brackets. There's three 15-millimeter bolts. So, grab your 15-millimeter socket and let's get these removed. Repeat that on the other side. Next up, we're gonna remove the bumper support bars. Now, you don't have to remove these for install but you may see these peeking out from behind your new bumper, and they are not used, so we're gonna take them off. There are two 15-millimeter bolts right on the other side of the frame behind here. Let's get these removed. Repeat that on the other side. All right, now that we have our factory bumper uninstalled from our truck, we can check it out side by side with our new bumper here. Now, as you can see, this one features a much more aftermarket off-road appearance than your factory. It gets rid of all that factory chrome for those of you who are not fans, and you get to retain all of the factory functionality, such as your sensors, if your truck is equipped with them.Your factory tow hooks will work with this bumper, and they also include a bracket for a front license plate if that's required in your state. In addition, they also have some nice features here, like brackets for lighting on each side as well as in the center. So, with that said, let's finish up our install. All right, so at this point, if you have sensors for your bumper, now is the time to install them. For those of you like us who do not have sensors, we're gonna be installing these plugs instead. All right, so we're lining up these plugs on the backside of your bumper. There should be brackets there. And they have two tabs, one on each side that will help you line them up. And then it's just a matter of pressing them into place. Repeat that for the rest of your sensors. All right, so before we can get our bumper installed, we do have to remove the tow hooks so that we can install extensions. You'll need an 18-millimeter socket and a wrench for this one. We're gonna start with just the socket, and we're gonna remove the smaller bolt right behind it. So, grab your 18 millimeter socket and let's get this removed.Next up, this next bolt is a through bolt. So, we have an 18-millimeter socket on one end and a wrench on the other side. Now we can remove the bolts as well as our tow hook. Now we can install the extensions for our tow hooks. We have these brackets here, these are the same for either side. We're gonna hold it up so there's two openings on the inside, one on the outside. And then we're gonna line up the bolt plates. The single one goes on the inside here, and then the two bolt plate goes on the outside here. Now, you can install the hardware over your bolt plate. We're using a washer, a lock washer and then a nut. Now, with your 18-millimeter socket, you can tighten it down. Repeat that on the other side. Now, because there are slots in the bracket, if you do need to adjust these later on, you can loosen up these nuts and adjust front to back. Now you can take your 18-millimeter socket and tighten it down. Now you can reinstall your factory tow hook, but you will need these spacer plates on each side. They are identical so one side will have an extra hole which is just fine.Now you can reinstall your factory hardware. And with your 18-millimeter socket, tighten it down. You'll need an 18-millimeter wrench for this one. Go ahead and tighten it down. And now you can repeat all of those steps on the other side. All right, now that we have our tow hook extensions installed, we can install our bumper brackets. These are gonna go in place of your factory brackets, and the bumper bolt's gonna be outside. Using your factory hardware, line up these brackets and thread it in. Now there is a bit of adjustability here with this bracket which is gonna help us adjust our bumper. For now, I'm gonna get it right about centered, and we're going to tighten it down. If you need to adjust it at all, you can loosen these and adjust later. Grab your 15-millimeter socket and tighten them down. Repeat that on the other side. Now, if I haven't mentioned before, these brackets are side-specific, and they are labeled D and P for driver and passenger. Make sure the outside of the bracket is facing to where it mounts up to your bumper on the outside of your truck.All right, now we can get our bumper installed on the truck. You may want a friend for this step. What you're gonna do is grab your bumper, slide it over top of the tow hooks, they will go through the bumper, and you're going to slide it on top of the brackets that we've just installed. Once it's resting there, you can install your hardware. Install your hardware using the hex head bolt washer on each side as well as a lock washer, and your nut. Now with a 16-millimeter socket and a 16-millimeter wrench, go ahead and tighten them down. Repeat that on the other side. Grab your 16-millimeter socket and 16-millimeter wrench and tighten it down. With our bumper installed, we can now reinstall the grille. Line up all the holes on top as well as the tab. Reinstall the 10-millimeter bolts in the top of your grille. Using a 10-millimeter socket, tighten it down. Repeat that with the rest of your bolts. Now you can reinstall your factory rad support cover, line it up on the truck and let's get the pop clips in. Reinstall your factory pop clips.All right, now I did wanna point out one thing with the wheel well liners. Because this bumper is smaller than your factory, they will hang down a few inches below your bumper. Now, if you don't like this look, you can definitely trim these to match the line of your bumper. We won't be trimming on our truck but if you'd like to trim on yours, I suggest marking along the line of the bumper just anything that hangs down just a few inches. And then using a razor knife or a similar cutting tool, you just slice off the excess. All right, so that is gonna do it for their review and install of this bumper. And remember for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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