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Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard - Black (15-17 F-150, Excluding Raptor)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Provides Excellent Headlight and Grille Protection
    • Aggressive Off-Road Styling
    • Heavy Duty 2" Tubular Stainless Steel Construction
    • Durable Gloss Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Bolt-on Installation - Some Trimming May Be Required
    • Not Compatible with Adaptive Cruise Control or Forward Collision Warning Systems
    • Fits All 2015-2017 F-150s, Excluding Raptors

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and install of the Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard, available for your 2015 and newer F-150. In this review, I'm gonna touch on what the Barricade is going to offer for your truck in regards to functionality and styling, we'll talk about the construction the Barricade is gonna deliver, and then, finally, we'll briefly cover the installation. And with this piece here, you're not looking at any cutting or permanent modification, but some of the bolts can be a little tricky to access without removing other parts like your grille, for instance. So that is gonna bump the install up for me to a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, in addition to this thing just weighing a ton, but we will have some more detail on the install later in the video. Plain and simple, if you're a 2015 and newer F-150 owner and you're looking for the most protection for the front end of your truck, while spending the least amount of money in the process, the Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard might just be your best bet on the site. Now, brush guards are obviously a great way to add a bunch of protection for the front end of your truck, but the Barricade option takes that a step further by adding these included bars and punch plate up here more specifically to protect the front end or the grille area. This is gonna be great if you do subject your truck to a lot of off-road use, a lot of job site use, or if you just happen to plow through a deer or zombie on your way home from work. The Barricade's gonna help you out, and it's gonna look very aggressive while doing so. Now, Barricade is a relatively new and upcoming company in the aftermarket truck world, and what I can tell you, in a nutshell, is that they produce everything from armor, like this brush guard we have here, to tonneau covers and everything in-between. And a lot of their stuff is very budget-friendly when it comes to price, and the Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard that we do have here fits the bill. Low to mid-$400 price point, making it one of the most affordable in the category. But if this thing is just a little too heavy-duty for you or maybe a little too hardcore for you, I should point out that Barricade does make a slightly toned-down version for the '15 and newer trucks for less money that you can find here on the site as well. So let's first talk about the construction, and from just moving this thing around the shop here with my buddy Stan, I can tell you it's as solid as it comes, guys. Heavy-duty 2-inch mild steel tubing for the main support bars here, obviously some smaller bars all around. Everything's finished off in a satin black powder coat. It does look really appealing here in the shop. Now, again, they do take this a step further with the punch steel center plate and the support bars, adding a ton of protection for the grille and radiator area, something that I really like. And again, if you're looking for all-out max protection, this is a great option. The entire brush guard is backed by Barricade's three-year warranty, which does add a little peace of mind as well if you ever run into any issues. How about the functionality? Well, as you might imagine, this one is pretty cut and dry, right? I mean, a brush guard is the most hardcore way to protect the entire front end of your truck from whatever might get in your way, maybe some trees or obstacles off-road, obstacles on road, maybe a wayward shopping cart in a parking lot. Whatever it may be, this thing will help keep the front end of your truck and even the headlight area here free of any dents and looking good for years to come. And I really just can't stress that enough, guys. This is gonna be the best way to bullet-proof the entire front end of your truck. We talked about the 2-inch mild steel tubing throughout, but the two vertical supports here, the main supports, these guys are as burly as they come. Again, mild steel and almost eight inches thick at certain points here, just a very rock-solid part. And also the headlight area, we talked about that as well. You are getting some protection for the front fender and headlight area. But a good thing to point out, too, with this thing is that it shouldn't affect any of your light output with your F-150. And speaking of light output, I've seen a few people get creative with this particular brush guard when it comes to mounting auxiliary lighting. Again, if you do a lot of off-roading or if you spend a lot of time on the dark work site, this is another great option for you. I've seen a lot of people utilize this middle bar here, but you can use the bottom one, the middle one, the top one, whatever you wanna do, light bars, cubes, spotlights, whatever. And the best part is you won't have to drill any brackets or holes into your actual truck by utilizing the brush guard instead. Finally, on the functionality tip here, this top bar...and this one might be a little bit of a stretch but is certainly worth pointing out, in my opinion. I think this is gonna act almost as a bug deflector or rock deflector for the angled portion of your 2015 and newer F-150's hood. I have a 2015. I know this portion of the hood has taken a lot of abuse. I've seen some rock chips. And though you're not getting a ton of coverage here, at least it looks that way, it's still better than having nothing at all. So functionality aside, what about appearance? Well, I will say there are gonna be some people out there who don't give a damn about functionality. When it comes to a brush guard, they just want something that's gonna add a tough look to their truck. And if that does sound like you, well, look at this thing, right? I mean, it's definitely a zombie apocalypse type of brush guard if I've ever seen one. So if you're not really into the whole functionality thing and you just wanna add something that's gonna really toughen up the front end of your truck, this will certainly fit the bill. And appearance aside, there are some things I do really dig about the Barricade from a design aspect, mainly how well it hugs the front end of the truck when installed. Now, some other options out there tend to stick out a little further from the front end, looking a little goofy, in my opinion. Not the case here with the Barricade and some of our side shots will hopefully show that for you guys. There's not really a lot of dead space between the front end of your truck and the actual brush guard itself. Again, hugs the front end, just makes for a more custom look. In addition to that, let's get back to that price, right? I mean, mid to low-$400 price point for all of this, which, to me, seems like a very good deal and, again, one of the best on the site when you're looking for all-out protection. But let's switch gears and talk about the install here with the Barricade. And as I pointed out at the very top of this video, guys, you're gonna be looking at two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, in my opinion, based on two factors alone. Now, the actual install itself really isn't terrible, but this thing weighs a ton. It's big, there's a lot of stuff to muscle around, so an extra set of hands will certainly be necessary for this job. In addition to that, you're looking at a basic socket set, maybe a few open-ended wrenches. Ratcheting will certainly be helpful in addition to a panel removal tool or a flat-head screwdriver to help you pop that front cover off the front bumper to gain access to the bolts. First and foremost, you're gonna wanna remove that factory grille. I know it seems a little silly, but it will be necessary in order to get this thing installed properly. You'll also need to remove that front bumper, of course, along with the tow hooks because those two bolt holes for each tow hook will be used to mount the included brackets that are coming along with the Barricade option. Once those lower brackets are in place in the tow hook area, you can go ahead and switch your focus to the upper brackets. These will be installed behind the front bumper in the grille area. So now you know why you have to remove that front grille, and you will be using the included hardware, again, with the Barricade option. With the lower and upper brackets in place, now's the time to grab your buddy and get the brush guard in place itself. Now, you'll wanna secure this thing to those four brackets, again, using the included hardware. It's just gonna be a little tricky to line it up at first, but once you get everything in place, tighten up the hardware, and that's really it. Again, it's not a difficult job, but it's the stuff that you have to remove in order to gain access to the brackets that can stretch the install out a little bit. So I'm calling it two out of three wrenches, again, on the difficulty meter because of that and the overall weight of this thing. And overall, you're looking at maybe an hour or two in the garage or shop before the brush guard is in place. I love the Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard for the simple fact that, again, you're getting the most protection for the least amount of money. This thing's built very well, it fits the front-end grate on the newer F-150s, and it's not gonna tax your wallet in the process. So that is my review of the Barricade Brush Guard, which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Style and Protection. If your F-150 sees its fair share of adventures through over grown trails you may want to invest in a Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard. Featuring a heavy duty design, this Barricade Brush Guard makes use of a durable mesh element to protect your factory grille from small trail or road debris. Not only will this Guard provide practical protection from all types of road and trail hazards, but it will give your F-150 a formidable off-road appearance.

    High Quality Construction. Barricade Off-Road manufactures this Brush Guard from heavy duty 2" diameter stainless steel tubing for superior strength and rigidity. After final assembly Barricade completes the entire Brush Guard in a durable, high-grade, gloss black powder coated finish for impressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.

    Easy, Bolt-on Installation. Barricade's F-150 Brush Guards are engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling required for a clean straight forward installation. All hardware for installation is included, making this an easy job for anyone to complete. F-150 models that are not equipped with tow hooks will require some trimming to the factory plastic lower bumper cover.

    Application. This Gloss Black Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard is specifically designed for use on the 2015-2017 F-150s, including the King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, XL and XLT models. Additionally, the guard is specific to F-150s not equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Forward Collision Warning Systems. It is

    not compatible with Raptor models.

    Technical Note. The Brush Guard may interfere with the function of front parking sensors and front camera, if equipped. Also the Brush Guard may partially block airflow getting to the intercooler on EcoBoost 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.

    Barricade Off-Road

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    MPN# T527786

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        I read in the Q A that This brush guard weighs 250 lbs. is that right? An extra 250 lbs hanging off of the front of my truck?

        • Yes, that is correct. This brush guard will weigh 250 pounds.

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        How much does this grille guard weigh?

        • The Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard would weigh roughly 250 pounds.

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        Does this product allow you(or is there locations/holes) to install led light bars?

        • There are not designated LED light bar mounting locations.

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        Does this come with all the the tools and accessories to mount the brush guard?

        • The Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard will include all required brackets and hardware. No tools are included.

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        Can this Brush Guard fit with the Barricade Extreme HD Front Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights?

        • We have not done this test fit ourselves, however this is designed to fit with the stock bumper so it would be safe to say to expect modification to make that work.

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        Will this fit a 2019 f150? 1 answer
        How can the Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard, Item T527786, weigh around 250 pounds while the Westin HDX Brush Guard, Item T528091, only weighs around 96 pounds? And why is the Barricade less than half the price? They look almost like the same guard. I guess that's why handing charge for the Barricade is $149 while the Westin is only $75. 1 answer
        Is it possible to install a winch on this guard? 1 answer
        I'm looking for the upper passenger and upper driver brackets. 1 answer
        How Heavy is this Guard? 1 answer
        How many inches will this increase the overall length of my vehicle. 1 answer
        Can the brush guard fold dowh when attached? 1 answer
        How do the guards hold up to a impact to a deer hit? 1 answer
        Is this compatible with adaptive cruise control and front collision alert? There is a similar model that states that it's not compatible but it's not mentioned for this one. 1 answer
        Are the tow hooks usable with this brush guard or are they replaced? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (6) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8
          • Stopping Power 4.75 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 27, 2018

            Brush guard

            Came with a few scratches on the passenger side but with some touch up paint and it was good to go. Definitely more than one wrench on the difficulty scale and requires a second person to help mount and secure the brush guard to the truck. Some cutting required if you don’t have OEM tow hooks, but overall not too hard to do on your own.

            KevinS

            Year: 2016 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 18, 2018

            Brushguard

            The brushguard is awesome very pleased it is heavy duty.

            RussellG

            Year: 2013 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 02, 2018

            Barricade Extreme Heavy Duty Brush Guard

            LOVE IT! Adds character to an already awesome truck. Fits like a glove! Protected from ZOMBIES and / or anything else that may run in my path. We refer to is as the Zombie Killer.

            DarlaS

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 06, 2018

            Solid brush guard.

            Looks great but had a few minor scratches through the powder coating. No big deal. Alittle touch-up paint fixed them. Install was a bit of a chore. Definetly more that 1 wrech on their scale of difficulty

            Bryan

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 14, 2017

            Looks great if you get one without scratches

            The item itself is great, looks aggressive and functional. The first one sent to me came with lots of deep scratches down to the bare metal like someone drug it across concrete. The second one also came with scratches, but no where near as bad as the first one. Had to put black touch up paint on it.

            PWR500

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            December 22, 2016

            Barricade off road brush guard.

            Delivered on time. Brush guard as heavy duty as advertised. Looks mean on my 2015 F150

            TRE2

            Year: 2015 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8 South Texas

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