Installation Time: Afternoon
February 05, 2019
First off, it is a great addition to my 2014 F-150. It comes matte black, the texture of the bull bar is rough but you can't even tell. Installing is actually really easy once you figure out what tools you need. The parts that come in the package are to universally accommodate every F-150 from 04-19. I was very puzzled reading the instructions and having these parts I didn't need. Then in the instructional video, it used a part my F-150 didn't need. FOR MY SPECIFIC 2014 F-150, I had tow rings on the front, so all I had to do was take those off, put on the black brackets for the bull bar where the tow rings were, and that was IT. Took all but 15 minutes to do that. I was absolutely dumbfounded when I realized that's all I needed to do for the bull bar itself. The wiring was also a challenge, the light switch that connects to the wire that runs to the battery has a big plastic clip to connect them. No way I was getting that through my firewall, it would be similar to trying to jam a Lego down a straw, so I cut off the plastic clips and spliced them together after I got the wire through the firewall. Then I zip tied along my amp line from my battery. Only problem I have at the moment, is the light switch that controls the light bar, it stays red even if the car is off. I really don't like that because it makes me think I left something on, so I might be looking into a housing switch, plus it'll look stock. Overall, great product and the great customer service of American Trucks keeps me coming back. JUST NOTE that you don't need to use all the parts included, they are there to accommodate every ford. If you have tow hooks, it'll take you 30 minutes, wiring not so much.