(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, everybody, I'm Justin, with AmericanMuscle.com and this is my detailed review of the Barricade Brush Guard in gloss black, available for your 2009 to 2014 F-150, excluding all Raptors. Now, in this review, guys, I'm going to walk you through a few basic things you can expect with this Barricade Brush Guard. Basically, what you're looking at as far as construction, what it's going to offer as far as protection and functionality, and then finally, what it takes to get this beast installed onto your F-150.Now, as far as the install, I'm going to five this one a two out of three wrenches on my overall scale of difficulty and here's why: now, there's no cutting, there's no permanent modification or really, anything out of the ordinary, however, it is a little big, it's a little heavy, and it can be tough to muscle around by yourself, or even with a friend, so we'll have a little bit more detail coming up on that later on. Brush guards are one of those parts that are going to appeal to truck owners for a few different reasons. Maybe you want to protect the front end, or maybe you just want a tough appearance for the front end, or maybe you just want both. Now, a brush guard is ultimately going to offer a ton of protection for the front of your truck from the bumper and grill area to the headlight area here, of course, and even the hood to a small extent thanks to that top bar.Now, this is going to be one of the most affordable options here on the site, and you even are getting some additional mounting points for auxiliary lighting. As far as functionality, well, we already hit this one. Right, guys? This is going to be the most hardcore way to protect the front end of your truck from whatever might get in your way, whether it's obstacles or trees off the road on the trails, or maybe even a wayward shopping cart in a parking lot, or maybe some other obstacles you might encounter on the road. And ultimately, these are going to offer far more protection than some other options on the site, such as bull bars. This thing really does bulletproof the front end of your F-150, thanks largely to the one-and-a-half-inch steel tubing you're going to find throughout the majority of this product here, while you're also getting some very heavy gauge steel supports, both horizontal and vertical here.Now, this thing is going to take a lot of abuse and that's one of the nice things about running a brush guard. I really do enjoy the protection for the headlight area over here as well, thanks to the smaller gauge steel tubing. This stuff is removable here. You'll find some hardware built into the Barricade option. You can totally unbolt the smaller section here, just to mix up the look, give you a different option, whatever. I think this thing is pretty burly. It does offer a lot of protection but if this isn't enough for you, Barricade even offers a step further with their Xtreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard. It's going to take the protection up a notch, however, it will cost you a little bit more in the process. Something else I really do enjoy about the Barricade Brush Guard options is just how well they fit the front of the truck, and it's something I noticed when reviewing their 15 and up option as well. When installed, you're really going to notice how well this thing just hugs the front end. It doesn't stick out like a sore thumb and there's really not a ton of dead space between the actual Brush Guard and the front of the truck. Piggybacking on that great fit, Barricade also does a great option with following some of the body lines here on the '09 to '14 F-150s. More specifically, the headlight area here, which mimics the body lines on this particular truck very well and, in my opinion, just gives it a more custom-tailored or a more quality look.Now, in my experience, I've noticed other options for the same model truck don't really follow the lines as well, and therefore, they just look a little bit more out of place and maybe a little bit more generic. Taking that functionality a step further, you'll notice that Barricade includes two pre-drilled holes into the horizontal support here with their Brush Guard. They also include some rubber caps to cap them off, if you don't want to use them for that, and this is just begging for some auxiliary lighting, right? Whether it be a spotlight, foglight, you could even toss a lightbar up here, whatever the case, it's a great option and the best part is it saves you from drilling into your truck or bumper. Now, even though most people would probably argue that a brush guard like this is a functional item first, and I would tend to agree with that, there is a group of owners out there that enjoy a brush guard simply on looks or appearance alone, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Adding a brush guard like this will certainly toughen up the front end of the truck, add a more aggressive appearance, and I think the gloss black powder coat will certainly help in that regard. However, if you're not a big fan of the black, Barricade does offer the same exact option but in a polished finish that will add a little bit more flash or a little bit more bling that you can pick up here on the site for a few bucks more. On the topic of price, the Barricade option is very attractive and very affordable, landing you right around the $300 price point, which is by far and away your most affordable option currently, here on the site. Switching gears, let's talk about install, and as I mentioned at the very top of this video, the bright side is there's no cutting, there's no drilling, there's no permanent modification required whatsoever. However, this sucker is heavy, and therefore, I'm going to give it two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, solely based on the size and weight of this thing alone. So basically, if you have an extra set of hands, they're definitely going to make this install a lot easier for you. The Barricade option will mount to your F-150 utilizing the space previously occupied by your front tow hooks, so just prepared to lose those. And I do want to point out, guys, that one of the nice things about this particular product from Barricade is that you do have a little bit of wiggle room to slide the front brush guard out, just to give you a little bit more room to operate or open the hood. So, in a nutshell, guys, you're only really looking at a basic socket set to help you get this thing in place, along with an extra set of hands, which will certainly help you muscle this thing around as it can be a little heavy. Overall, again, a soft two out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. There's nothing crazy here, it is just a little heavy, and maybe a couple of hours from start to finish.So if you like the idea of a Brush Guard from a functionality standpoint, or if you just like how it looks on your truck, you're definitely going to want to check out the black option here from Barricade. It's built very well, it fits great, and the price is right. So that's my review of the Barricade Black Brush Guard option, which you can find right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Aggressive Off-Road Styling. Give your F-150 that aggressive off-road appearance while providing practical protection from brush and other hazards with a Barricade Off-Road Brush Guard.
Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from heavy duty 1.5" diameter (0.12" wall thickness) steel tubing, this Barricade Off-Road Brush Guard is completed in a gloss black powder coat finish for aggressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.
Easy, Bolt-on Installation. The Barricade Brush Guard is engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools. There is no drilling required for a clean straight forward installation. All hardware is included for installation making it an easy process. F-150s that are not equipped with tow hooks will require some cutting to the factory plastic lower bumper cover.
Application. The Barricade Off-Road Brush Guard is designed to fit all 2009-2014 Ford F-150s, excluding the SVT Raptor models.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here.
Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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February 25, 2020
Excellent product..my one complaint is the brackets did not line up correctly with the upper bolts of the guard to allow it to tilt forward. Some elbow grease and muscle and everything works fine.Helpful (0)
November 15, 2019
Barricade Brush Guard
Want something that looks good? Easy to install by yourself? Want something that when a deer jumps in front of you at 70mph it won’t damage your truck? Then this is the brush guard you need! The thick walls and tubing of this guard makes sure that if you drive into anything it’ll move it out of the way and save your truck from thousands of dollars in damage. This is that kind of brush guard that if you decide, “I don’t need that shed anymore and I don’t have a tractor to move it, I’ll use my truck and Barricade Brush Guard,” there won’t be any problem. I highly recommend this product!!!Helpful (1)
April 13, 2019
Great brush guard
Took about an hour. Easy to install. Hardest part was getting my factory tow hooks off.Helpful (1)
February 10, 2019
Good, could be better
I just bought this brush guard for the second time because I was unable to buy just the brackets which were bent in an accident. Interestingly, the guard itself only sustained a few scratches but the brackets were toast. I would give it 5 stars if you could just buy the box of hardware which seems like it would be basic customer service...Helpful (7)
December 12, 2018
Looks good, install took about 2-3 hours. I did install it without any help. Only complaint was two scratches on it from the warehouse but its a brush gaurd and there will be more scratchesHelpful (3)
November 22, 2018
Never installed something like this before but pretty easy to do even with a flash light. Definitely paid for itself when I hit a deer with it, bent the bottom crossbar but didn't need to replace it.Helpful (8)
October 13, 2018
Exactly what they said it was gonna be.
Came delivered to my home in 2 days. Instructions not the best but are they ever? Installed in on my 2011 F150 in about 3 hours alone. All you need is some air tools and a nice sunny day. I have no complaintsHelpful (8)
September 18, 2018
I love the design of the items and is easy to install it.Helpful (4)
June 01, 2018
good looking but must bend to fit
The unit lookin great when finally installed. There are two down sides, one being it is not very well crated, most of packages was ripped. The other is the upper brackets where very misaligned, had to be bent a lot to make them fit.Helpful (6)
April 09, 2018
Looks great and held up pretty good when I was in a pickle getting some people out of the snow. The instruction could have been better but any type mechanic could figure it outHelpful (6)
I was given the bumper. Still new in box but no brackets. I have the return slip so I can send it back. But I just need the brackets and bolts. Not looking for free but you guys are the only ones out there to get the brackets and bolts.
Hello, off hand I don't think we sell the brackets separately but I would give a call in and talk to a Rep to see if we could set you up with some.
If the brush guard moves forward for opening the hood, what prevents it from rattling when driving down bumpy roads?
This Barricade brush guard, after it is installed correctly, is held in the up position by a security pin, and is released to gain access to the hood by releasing the security pin. That security pin snaps back into the locked position once the guard is brought back up into its normal position.
Is the grill guard one piece ,or pieces over the headlights ,removal for motor vehicle inspection?
This grille guard is all one piece. You are not able to remove the guards over the headlights.
does the grille guard tilt forward to open the hood? and can you keep the factory installed tow hooks on after install or do they have to stay off?
I was unable to keep my towhooks, but there might be a way to manage that. Also, It does slide forward to allow room to open the hood.
is there a way i can just buy the brackets and bolts.
If you purchased the Barricade Brush Guard - Gloss Black from us we can provide the hardware, brackets, and bolts for you free of charge if you did not receive them with your order. However, if the Barricade Brush Guard - Gloss Black was purchased used or second hand we are not able to sell the hardware kit individually.
Hello, unfortunately the Barricade Brush Guard - Gloss Black (09-14 All, Excluding Raptor) does not have a Winch Mount, therefore you wouldn't be able to mount a winch to it. You would have to be looking at something like the Westin Sportsman Winch Mount Brush Guard - Black (09-14) http://www.americanmuscle.com/westin-sportsman-winchmount-black-0914.html any type of Brush Guard that does have a winch mount like that you can install a winch on.
For 09-14 F-150 models that are not equipped with tow hooks, they will require cutting to the factory plastic lower bumper cover in order to install this grille guard.
It is not currently being offered in chrome or stainless steel.
No, this brush guard is not tow rated.
It will not fit with the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper, due to multiple clearance issues.
This product is designed specifically for the F150, we cannot guarantee fitment or functionality on any other application.
This will utilize the tow hook mounting brackets. Some trimming is required on vehicles not equipped with tow hooks. More info can be seen at the link below: https://lib.americantrucks.com/files/T102090-manu.pdf
The Barricade Brush Guard does not have any pre-drilled mounting locations for a light bar.
The headlight bulbs themselves would be accessed under the hood behind the light after the bumper guard had been installed. To install new headlights themselves you would drop the guard to pull the lights out.
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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