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Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper for Factory Hitches (15-20 F-150, Excluding Raptor)
Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper with LED Fog Lights for Aftermarket Hitches (15-20 F-150, Excluding Raptor)
Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper with LED Fog Lights for Factory Hitches (15-20 F-150, Excluding Raptor)
Hey. What's up guys? I'm Ryan from AmericanTrucks and today I'm here with the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper with LED Fog Lights, Spot Lights, and 20-inch LED Light Bar fitting your 2018 and up F-150 excluding the Raptor models. It's for the F-150 owner that's looking to change up the appearance of their truck and wants the full protection of a heavy-duty, full-width front bumper with some LED lighting. This heavy-duty upgrade will provide plenty of protection for the front end making it perfect for street and trail use. Its aggressive, angular design will give you some added clearance allowing you to conquer those though trails and its high-powered LED lights will make a huge difference in low-light visibility allowing you to see perfectly on your nighttime trail rides. That is designed to be a direct bolt-on and swaps out easily with your factory bumper, so there's no drilling or modification required, and this comes as a complete kit with everything needed to install. You just need to wire up some lights which is all pretty straightforward. Now, one thing I would like to mention, if you do live in a state where it requires a front-mounted license plate, Barricade offers a bracket for that. It's relatively easy to install. And if you do have an EcoBoost model, Barricade recommends removing the two plates on the front of the bumper to increase airflow to the inner cooler. Now, this is reasonably priced on our site especially considering what you're getting and all that LED lightning that comes with it at around $1,200. I think that this is a great deal and it even comes with a very nice 3-year warranty. As far as install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches since you can install this in about two hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install. So, to begin this installation, we got to remove our factory bumper. There's gonna be six nuts total holding this thing on. First thing we're gonna do is crawl underneath and remove the two on the back side. So, you're gonna have a nut on the back side, on both sides of your bumper. We're gonna use a 21-millimeter to remove that. So next, we're gonna come out here to the front of the bumper. We're gonna remove these little plastic panels since we need to access the nuts underneath. You can use a trim panel removal tool or any sort of pry tool to do that. So, we're just gonna get underneath of this and pry up and out on it. Once we get that off, we're gonna use a 21-millimeter socket to remove these two nuts in here. And we'll do the same thing for the other side. And before you get that last nut off, you wanna make sure that you have a nice hold on the bumper since it will move and possibly fall off. So, before we move our bumper completely, we need to disconnect our fog lights if you have them. So, we're gonna pull this out slightly and just disconnect those on the back side. So, since our factory tow hooks are not going to fit with our new bumper, we'll need to remove these covers and the tow hooks as well. We're gonna start by popping this cover off, then we'll use a 15-millimeter socket to remove the bolts in these tow hooks. Just pull down on the back side of these covers and then you can slide them right off of the front. And we'll do the same thing for this other side. So, next, we're gonna install our bumper brackets to our frame for these top two holes up here. They're gonna use these factory studs and we're gonna use the factory nuts. For this bottom hole down here, we're gonna actually use the hardware that they provided us. We'll get these installed. Get the other one installed and then, tighten those up. So, for this bottom hole over here, we're gonna use one of the larger bolts that are provided. We're gonna place a washer on that. Go through the back side then we'll gonna get another washer and then a nylon lock nut. And we'll do the same thing on the other side. So, after you get these brackets installed, we're gonna tighten them up a little bit. Now, since there is a ton of adjustability in these brackets, we're not going to tighten them up all the way. We're just gonna snug them a little bit since we'll probably have to move them when we get our bumper installed. So, we're gonna use a 21-millimeter for these top two nuts. And then, for this bottom hardware, we're gonna use a 19-millimeter socket for the nut and we're gonna use an 18-millimeter wrench for the bolt head. So, since we have a ton of lights with this kit, we're gonna install those on the table before we get the bumper onto the truck. This is not only gonna make it easier for us to reach all the various places that these lights are gonna go, but it's gonna make it a lot easier for you to see exactly what I'm doing and for me to show you how to do it. So, we're gonna start with our light bar. Now, with your light bar, you're gonna receive two brackets. These L brackets are gonna face inward and the tall side is gonna face outward. These are conveniently stamped driver and passenger, taking all the guesswork out of that. Now, the hardware to install these brackets and the light bar is going to be silver hardware. You're going to have two long bolts and two shorts bolts. The short bolts are going to be to go through the brackets into the light bar and these long bolts are gonna bolt the brackets onto the brackets onto our bumper. So, let's get started. So, we're gonna start with the passenger side bracket. We're gonna go ahead and place that on using one of the long silver bolts that we have with a washer on it. We're gonna place that through with another washer on the backside, a lock washer, and then a nut. And we'll do the same thing for the other side. So, next, we're gonna go ahead and take our light bar. We're gonna place that in between these two brackets and we'll slide them close and get our other hardware installed. To attach this light bar to the brackets, we're gonna use the small silver bolt that they give us with a lock washer and a flat washer on there and that's just gonna go through the bracket into the light bar. Then, we'll do the same thing for the other side. So, once you get all of that hardware installed, we're gonna center this light bar as best as we can and then, we're gonna go ahead and tighten it up. So, I'm gonna center this light bar about in the middle of the slotted bracket and then, I'm gonna tighten it up using a 13-millimeter ratchet. Finish tightening up the rest of that light bar and then, we'll tighten up our brackets that are bolted to the bumper. Same thing with those brackets, we're gonna go ahead and center those and then use a 13-millimeter wrench to tighten those up. So, next, we're gonna install our cube lights. Now, the first thing we're gonna do before we bolt these onto the bumper is we need to install these brackets. You can see that these brackets are going to be slanted. It is going to face towards the back of the light. What we wanna do is we wanna slide them inside of these outer slots and we wanna align these holes up on the outside. So, we're gonna go ahead and slide that down. Now, on the back side, you're gonna open up your hardware kit and we're gonna slide a nylon lock nut down into this little slot right here and we're gonna pass a bolt through here and then screw that into there. So, once you get the nut slid all the way down in there, we're gonna go ahead and pass this bolt through the outside and then we're gonna gently screw that into that nut. Then, you can take the Allen key that they give you and we're gonna go ahead and tighten that up a little bit. Then, we're gonna do the same thing on the other side of the bracket. And it may take you a few tries to get this nut lined up in there. So, we're gonna go around and install all the brackets on the rest of the lights and then we'll work on getting these lights installed. So, you can do the same thing for the rest of them. All right. So, we got all of our brackets on. So, the next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take the supplied bolts. These are gonna go up through these brackets and poke out the top. Now, we're gonna take these and we're gonna install those up through the bumper and then we'll install the lock washer that they give us and the nut. So, you're gonna have three slots up here. If you're just doing one light, you can go right in the middle slot. Since we're doing two, we're gonna go on the two outer slots. So, we're gonna fish this light up into here and we're gonna poke bolt up through the top just like that and we'll put our lock washer on and our nut. So, one thing to point out is that you're going to have two spot lights and two fog lights. You wanna make sure that you have one of each on both sides. And we're gonna go ahead and install this other light and then put our lock washer and nut on top. After we get that installed, we're gonna take a 13-millimeter wrench. We're gonna center these lights and then we'll get them tightened up. For the other nut, we're gonna use a 14-millimeter wrench. After we've done that we're gonna take these little harnesses, I'm gonna go ahead and poke these out through the back side just like that. And then we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. So we finally got our new bumper completely assembled and we're just about ready to install it but before we do that, I wanna go over some of the features and benefits of an aftermarket bumper such as this and how it compares to your stock one. Now, the stock one is made of steel. However, it's not very strong steel. Aesthetically, I think it is a very good looking bumper. However, this new bumper is gonna give you a much more aggressive look and it's gonna give you more capability as well especially on those dark trails. Now, this bumper is made of heavy-duty steel plate, so it's gonna be much stronger than your stock bumper and honestly, it is just a lot better looking. This has a black powder coating which is gonna add a very aggressive look and not only that, but it's gonna protect it from the elements keeping your bumper looking new. Now, when replacing our stock bumper we are gonna lose those factory fog lights. However, this bumper comes with plenty of lights. You have a 20-inch light bar that's gonna mount in the middle and then you'll have two 3-inch cube fog lights and two 3-inch spot lights. All these lights are really gonna come in handy and they're gonna make a huge difference in low-light visibility even on those darkish trails. All these lights utilize 5 watt Cree LEDs which are gonna produce a very bright 6000k white light which is gonna be pretty close to white. These are sealed in durable aluminum housings and they have polycarbonate lenses making them very tough. They're gonna handle all that trail debris. And not only that but they're not gonna condensate and build up water that's gonna damage them. They have an IP rating of 67 allowing you to submerge them for short periods of time without causing any internal damage. So, like I said, this is high clearance design. It has a very unique angular design and this is going to keep full frontal protection while giving you some extra clearance for those tough trails. So, with that being said, all we have to do is attach this bumper to those brackets that we previously installed, wire up these lights. So, let's get this thing installed and show you what it looks like on the truck. So, at this point in time, we're ready to install the bumper. I'm gonna get someone to help me. We're gonna lift this up, line the brackets up, and install the provided hardware. So, we're going to take one of our bumper bolts. We're gonna place a large flat washer on that. And we're gonna line these holes up between our bracket and our bumper and install those bolts. On the other side, we're gonna install a flat washer, a lock washer, and the nut. So, since this bumper has a ton of adjustability, we're gonna go ahead and get it at the desired height and angle that we want and then we're gonna tighten up these bolts that we just installed with a 16-millimeter socket and wrench. So, you'll want to center this bumper as best as best as possible. You may need to make adjustments at some point in time. However, we got it pretty good, so we're gonna go around and tighten the rest of these bolts up. And we're gonna tighten the other side and then we'll get to the frame brackets. Next, we're gonna tighten these two top nuts on our frame section using a 21-millimeter socket and do the same thing on the other side. And then, last but not the least, we're gonna tighten up this bolt and nut with an 18-millimeter and 19-millimeter. Same thing on the other side. And then, we'll work on getting our lights wired up. So, at this point in time, we're ready to wire up our lights. We're gonna have three harnesses total and we're gonna start with our light bar. So, we're starting here under the hood at the battery. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna take our switch end. Get this whole thing unraveled. And we're gonna lay our switch over our engine. After that, we're gonna choose a spot to run our wiring and plug down to our lights. So, actually we're gonna go right down here in front of the battery behind the rad support. We're gonna make sure that we don't get it near any hot or moving parts. So, this is a pretty good spot. So, we're gonna drop this down then, we'll go underneath and plug it in. So, we're gonna bring our harness down here next to our frame rail and we're gonna pass the light bar harness over top of that. We'll plug these two in and then, we'll pull this back up and zip tie the excess. So, next, we're gonna drop our other harness through and pull those all the way down. We'll go ahead and go over our frame rail. And then, we're gonna plug these into our lights. You wanna make sure that this harness gets plugged into the same light on both sides. So, we're gonna do our inner lights, plug that in, route this to our other side and plug our other inner light in. Now we're gonna drop our third harness through, we're gonna pull all that wire down and out, then we'll go ahead and plug our outer lights in making sure that those click and connect firmly. And we're gonna route this to the other side and connect our other outer light in. So, we have all that routed and we have all three of our relays sitting here. So, the next thing we have to do is wire these up to our battery. So, we're gonna take all three of our positive terminals. We're gonna take an 11-millimeter socket to loosen this nut up here. You don't wanna loosen the 10-millimeter that's actually clamping this to the battery. We're gonna use 11-millimeter to loosen that up and then we'll install all three of these terminals. Once you get all three of those on, we're just gonna go ahead and tighten that up and then we'll work on our negative terminal. So, we're gonna use a 13-millimeter socket to remove our negative terminal. So, next we're gonna take all three of our switches and we're gonna run them across the engine bay over to our driver side, making sure that we're keeping them away from any moving and hot parts and we're gonna go to the driver side of our brake booster. There's gonna be a big rubber plug in the firewall where we'll be able to pull that out and pass these through. So, we're gonna go inside on the truck and we're actually gonna pull all these wires and switches out through this side. After you get these in here, you can either choose to wire them up to any switches you have inside or you can mount them wherever you like. So, once you get those switches mounted inside, you can go underneath the engine bay and down by the bumper, zip tie all that excess wiring up, and then mount your relays wherever you'd like. For more videos like this, check us out at americantrucks.com.
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