(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, what's up, guys? I'm Ryan from AmericanTrucks. And today, I'm here with the RedRock 4x4 Off-Road Tubular Rear Bumper, fitting your 2006 to 2014 F-150. This is gonna be for the F-150 owner that's looking for an aggressive rear tubular bumper to give the back of their rig that trophy truck look and some added strength due to its full-steel design. This is a great upgrade over the stock bumper, as it is much more appealing and a lot stronger. Now, this bumper's design will give you additional ground clearance and better departure angles that will really come in handy for those tough trails, and the built-in steps will gain you some ease of access to your bed. Now, this bumper is made of heavy-duty steel tubing and plating, making it very structurally sound. And it has an aggressive black powder-coating that's not only gonna really add to the appearance of your truck, but it's gonna provide corrosion resistance, protecting your investment. Now, this bumper is very easy to install and is designed to be a direct bolt-on. So there's no drilling or modification required, and you even reuse some of the factory hardware and mounting holes, making for a very easy install. Now, this bumper does not come with lights. However, it does except 3-inch cube lights if you ever want to upgrade in the future. This bumper is reasonably priced, as far as these rear tubular bumpers go. And at just around $550, I think this is a great deal, especially considering the quality, construction, and fitment. Now, as far as the install goes, I'm gonna give this one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, since you can install this in under two hours using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install. Tools required for this install - 3/8-drive ratchet, 21-millimeter socket. So we're gonna begin this installation with the removal of our stock bumper. This is a relatively easy uninstall, as there's only six bolts holding it on and a few electrical connectors that we need to disconnect. Now, if your truck was equipped with a trailer hitch, we're gonna disconnect our trailer harness. We're just gonna push this little tab in and disconnect that. So next, we're gonna disconnect our license plate lights. We're just gonna pop these things out the front. There's a few tabs on them that you'll just need to squeeze in. Once you pull that out, you're gonna press this little tab in. Once you press that in, that'll allow you to disconnect that. So we're gonna go ahead and remove our other license plate light. We can just pop this out through the front. You're gonna have these tabs on the side. You can press those in. Once we get that out, you're gonna have this tab here. You just wanna press that in, and then you'll be able to pull this plug off. So after we get all of our electrical connectors disconnected, we're gonna go ahead and go back under the truck, and we're going to remove these three bolts from both of our frame rails. We're gonna use a 21-millimeter socket to remove those. Then, you will do the same thing for the other side. So we're ready to take this last nut off. But before we do that, you should get someone to support the bumper because this thing is ready to come off. So once you have all the hardware removed, you're ready to remove your rear bumper. So we finally have our stock bumper uninstalled, and our new bumper is completely assembled. But before we install it, I wanna tell you a little bit about what this is made of, what it's gonna do for your truck, and how it compares to the stock one. Now, the stock one is made of a combination of steel and plastic. It's not very structurally sound, and it's not very aggressive-looking. If you're looking to upgrade to something for a little more clearance, a little better look, and something a lot stronger, this RedRock option is perfect for you. This is made of heavy-duty steel plating and tubing and has an aggressive black powder-coating. This is not only gonna add to the appearance of your truck and it's gonna be a lot stronger than the stock, but that black powder-coating is going to provide plenty of corrosion resistance for your new investment. So some of the features of this bumper is that it accommodates your proximity sensors, so you can switch those over from your factory bumper. And if you don't have those, you can install the rubber plugs provided. Another nice feature of this bumper is that it actually has these corrugated, perforated steps, which is gonna allow you to gain ease of access to your bed and you're not gonna go slipping off. So not only is this bumper going to add to the appearance of your truck, but it is a full-width bumper just like your factory one, so it's gonna maintain that full protection of the rear of your truck. This is a high-clearance bumper with tapered ends, so you're gonna get more ground clearance, which is gonna help you out on those trails, and you'll have better departure angles. And this bumper is an easy bolt-on, and it's relatively easy to assemble. And it even reuses some of the factory hardware and the mounting holes, so there's no drilling or modification required. So with that all being said, let's show you how this gets installed and what it looks like on the truck. So with this bumper, there is some assembly required, but it's all pretty straightforward. We have these block-off plates. They go in these little cutouts, and this is just to block off that empty hole. Now, you can mount a light in there, and there is a bracket in there to do so. So if you want to mount lights, you don't have to install these. But we're not gonna mount any lights, so we're gonna install these. I'll show you how to do that in a second. Another thing to point out with this bumper is they have these holes in there. These holes are for proximity sensors. So if your factory bumper comes with proximity sensors, you can swap those things out and install them in your new bumper. If you don't have those, RedRock provides you with these little rubber plugs you can push right into those holes, and it blocks those off. Another thing to mention, we will be reusing these bolt plates from our factory bumper. These are really easy to uninstall. They just have a plastic washer on the end, so you just smack them out of the back and remove them. RedRock even gives you brand-new plastic ones to install these into the new bumper. This is gonna hold this in place while we put it on and get these bolts through the frames. So enough talking, let's assemble this thing. We're gonna start with this block-off plate. So we're gonna go ahead and take this, matching up the cutout with our plate. Then, we're gonna install flat washers, lock washers, and the provided nuts in the little hardware kit. Once we get those on, we're gonna take a 10-millimeter socket and we're gonna tighten those up. Then, we'll do the same thing for the other side. Next, we're gonna take our little rubber plugs, and we're gonna install those into these little holes just to block them off. They're pretty easy. You're just gonna go ahead and press that all the way in until it seats. So like I said, we're gonna be reusing these bolt plates. So we're gonna go ahead and press these up through the back side of the bumper, and then we're just gonna install these little plastic washers. All these do is just push down firmly all the way down to the bottom of the thread, and that's gonna hold them in there for us. So last but not least, we're gonna install our new little plastic inserts to mount our license plate. These are pretty easy, and they just click right in. So at this point in time, we're ready to install our bumper. I would recommend having a friend help you install it, and also getting those factory nuts ready to install. So we're gonna crawl underneath the truck and reinstall all of our factory nuts. Do the same thing for the other side. So once you get all that hardware installed, we're gonna go ahead and adjust our bumper to where we want it, and then tighten everything up with a 21-millimeter socket. So one of the last things that we're gonna do is reinstall our factory license plate lights. And if you have a lock for your spare tire, you can also insert that in this bumper as well. So what we're gonna do is take our harness and just pop it out through these little holes, we'll reconnect it, and then we'll just reinstall those lights. Then, we'll do the same thing on the other side. So that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at americantrucks.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
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