(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today we're gonna be taking a closer look at the Proven Ground Raptor Style Fender Flares fitting all '09 to '14 styleside F150s excluding the Raptor models. Now, this is gonna be a great option for you if you're looking to get some awesome Raptor styling and protection as well as some awesome LED accent lighting for the side of your truck at a budget-friendly price.So, what do we have going on here with the Raptor style fender flares? Well, first thing's first, let's talk about build quality and then we'll talk about features a little bit later on. These are made out of a UV resistant automotive grade ABS plastic. It's gonna be durable and lightweight for you. These are going to do a great job at protecting your fenders from any debris flung up from the tires. Now, speaking about tires, that could be a huge concern for a lot of guys out there that wanna run a setup with a little bit of extra poke. Legally speaking, you can't have tires that extend beyond the body lines of your truck in order for your truck to be street legal. Now, if you're in that situation, these fender flares can help you out. They're gonna provide about two inches of extra coverage on either side of your F150 allowing you to run that wider setup. And with 35 by 12 and a half here, these are pretty much flush with our fender flare. Now, obviously, if you're in that situation, you're gonna have to consider the offset of the wheel. But these fender flares can definitely help make your truck street legal.Next, let's talk a little bit about looks. These feature that black textured finish on there which match perfectly with the other black accents on our '13 F150, they really fit in, they really give that Raptor styling and it looks like these could have come on the truck from the factory. Now, on top of that, one thing I really, really like about these, those little amber LED accent lights just add so much presence to the front end of the F150. The kit even includes a wiring harness for you to wire those up into the marker lights, that's where I would recommend. I'm gonna show you how to do that in just a second. Before we do, a couple of things I do have to make note of. If you have a Platinum F150, you will have to remove a little bit of molding in order to make room for the mounting points that these use. And if you have any mudguards on your truck already, they will have to go. Again, in order to make room for the mounting points that these will use. But with that said, a really great set of fender flares. Build quality is up to snuff, fit and finish was surprisingly good, and the LED accents included in this kit are a nice touch to make your F150 stand out from the rest.Pricing, and this is where things get even better, we're only looking at around 300 bucks for the set of four. Again, a really good return on investment. These are a great budget-friendly set of fender flares if you're looking to add that legality, add that functionality, and add some style as well. The install for this I'm gonna give a harder one of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. There's a couple of things that go into this. One, there's a little bit of drilling up front. However, it is optional. In my opinion, you can get away without it. These will mount up just fine and look exactly like they do right here. We're gonna follow the instructions to a tee. I'm gonna show you exactly how to drill if you do wanna go that route. Secondly, wiring. There is a little bit of splicing involved. However, wiring doesn't get any simpler than this. I'm gonna show you exactly how it's done. And ultimately, if you come with the right stuff, it's gonna be pretty basic. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.Tools we used for this install are going to include: the drill and an eighth-inch drill bit. Those are optional. Impact, Channellocks, Sharpie, 5.5 and 10-millimeter sockets, ratchet, wire cutters, wire strippers, Phillips head screwdriver, razor, scissors, some wiring tools such as vampire clips, butt connectors, quick disconnects, and spade connectors. Not pictured in this shot will be quick detailer and clean microfiber. Obviously, I would recommend working with a clean truck before you install these fender flares.So, before we head over to our truck, we have to do a little bit of prep work on all four of our flares. This seal right here, this is going to apply to that leading edge there. It's gonna keep it off the paint of our truck, prevent any scratches. It's got a little bit of 3M tape in the middle so we're just going to apply this to all four of our fender flares and then we can start working on our F150. Now, that we have this applied all the way along this leading edge here, we're just gonna trim it to size with a pair of scissors. Now that we have that trimmed to size, we're gonna do the same thing to our other fender flares. We already caught those up off-camera. And the next step here, we're going to install these marker lights. The kit includes two of them as well as four Phillips head screws to secure them to the front set of flares. And we're gonna do the same thing for the other side as well.So, now that we have our seal and marker light installed on the fender flare, we're gonna take care of this guy next, and this is the wiring. I'm gonna do this into our marker light which is right there. Space is limited, so what we're gonna do is we're gonna take the headlight out in order to do this. It's held on with a couple 10-millimeter bolts, that should give us the room in order to wire these up to the marker light and then we can wire up our marker light on the fender flare. So, there's two 10s right up top, there's also one on the side we're gonna remove. Still a 10-millimeter. The last thing holding on our headlight is a clip in the inside of the fender here so we're just gonna grab the light, give it a firm pull. Should pop right out. And now we have all of the access we need to get into that marker light which is right there.So, we removed the headlight just to show you guys a little bit better what is gonna happen to our marker light here. Cut a little bit of a hole in our insulation. Be very careful with the razor blade. See just a little bit of copper. You're gonna do the same thing over here on this wire too. And again, just a tiny bit of copper. And the reason we're gonna do that is because I really, really like quick disconnects. Ultimately, we're shooting video here. This guy is gonna have to go back to stock so I'm gonna install these. If you're looking for a more permanent solution, vampire clips are probably your best bet. I'm just gonna make sure this cut through our insulation, close that, spin it around. That should be pretty good. And do the same thing for black. And just like that, good contact. We can close that. Now, we have two quick disconnects installed onto those wires. There we go. Now, we could grab the other side and we're just gonna do some spade connectors over here. The just slide around those like that. And we are gonna do that. And you wanna make sure all of the internal wiring is covered up by the heat shrink. We're gonna give that a nice solid crimp. It's not going anywhere. We're gonna do the same thing for the black wire. Now, we're just gonna plug these in. We're gonna put red to this yellow wire and then black is gonna go to black and green. So, just like that, we have a successful splice into our marker light. One thing we're gonna have to do before we put this all back together, you can see that this harness splits into two and there's a long side which is over here on the left and a short side which is over here on the right. We're gonna take that short side and we're just gonna fish it through our fender so that our harness is going to line up right where our marker light is going to be. Just like that. Now, we can put back together our headlight. I only took these out to show you guys how to do it but I'm just gonna put these back in. Now, we can reinstall those 10-millimeter bolts. One thing to note, the threads here are plastic for all three of these so you don't wanna go too hard with the impact gun.So, now we just have to do some wiring. This is the same wire you guys just saw. It came out right in front of that front tire. I'm just gonna remove this heat shrink and this is gonna be pretty simple. Grab a pair of wire strippers. Now, we're just going to attach these two wires together. You wanna make sure these are sized up correctly. You don't want any of that internal wiring exposed. That's not going anywhere. And then we're gonna do the same thing over here as well. And we're gonna do the same thing for the positive wire as well.So, now we have our wiring all taken care of with the fender flare, now we can actually mount the thing. I'm gonna run you through how we're gonna do this. We're gonna remove the factory hardware and reuse most of that stuff. However, again, there is a little bit of drilling involved. So, 5.5-millimeter socket right here. There are three bolts in here, one right here, there's one right here. The top is going to be empty, we're going to apply a speed clip to that. There's another bolt right here and we're gonna end up drilling our eighth inch hole in this piece below the headlight right here. But we gotta remove the factory stuff first. So, again, 5.5-millimeter socket, we're gonna pull all those bolts out. And again, put that aside because we are gonna reuse it. Now, like I mentioned, the hole at the top is empty. However, the kit does include these speed clips. That just gives the bolt a little bit of threading catch. Just gonna insert that over top of this hole.Now, we can install these mounting brackets to the three positions on the actual arch itself. We're gonna use that speed clip in the middle for one and then we're going to go to this position as well as this position for these attachment points. We're gonna use the factory bolts for these two on the outside and we're gonna use the screws in the kit for this one right in the middle. And we're gonna use factory hardware for the last two. And just a quick note, these are slotted, so if you do need a little bit of up and down adjustment once we get the fender flares on, you can come back and loosen these up, make an adjustment and then tighten them back down to make sure your flare sits nice and flush to the body. So, now we could put up our flare. We're gonna use the screws that come with the fender flares for the arch and then the factory bolt at the bottom here.So, next up, we come to our last and final mounting point and that is all the way up here at the front. This hole, it doesn't exist. We're gonna have to drill it out. There's no factory hole there whatsoever. We're gonna drill it out with an eighth of an inch drill bit. We're then gonna slide this little threaded clip over the body and then run through a screw to secure it up front. Now, in my opinion, you don't have to do this if you don't want to. This fender flare isn't going anywhere. The other mounting points are perfectly fine. It's really up to you whether or not you wanna drill this part. I'm gonna show you exactly how it's done.So, again, eight-inch drill bit. I'm just gonna push in where I'm gonna want this to be. And then we're gonna run the drill. Not too bad, only going through plastic. We're going to then insert our threaded clip here. All we have are these threaded speed clips and I've already done this off-camera but just hold the fender flare up, take a Sharpie, mark this inside lip here where those holes are gonna be and then just slide on your clips. I'm gonna do that right now. Keep in mind the layout of my clips is going to be approximately where they're gonna line up on the fender flare. Now, we can put our fender flare up and tighten it down with the four Phillips head screws.But that's gonna do it for me. It's also gonna do it for the Proven Ground Raptor Style Fender Flares fitting all '09 to '14 F150s that are a styleside excluding the Raptor models. Thank you guys so much for watching. 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May 14, 2020
Don't Waste Your Money
The little Led light in one of the fenders failed. Past 1-year mark so there is no warranty. Oh, and the manufacturer will not sell just the LED part assembly. Question American Trucks, why do you sell a product from a manufacturer that doesn't offer a replacement part or any type of support after warranty? So now I have to purchase another $300 set of flares to replace the $5 LED light?Helpful (1)
April 29, 2020
Everybody loves that Raptor style
I was skeptical due to some other reviews saying the fit was off sometimes. Most aftermarket plastic isn’t perfect, so I decided to try. I’m so glad I decided on this upgrade, especially with black wheels it adds to an already great look!Helpful (0)
March 23, 2020
Overall Nice, once you get the installation down.
I like these fender flares, but you better be kinda handy to get them just right. The brackets for the rear fender are very hard to align, and the front lower bolt did not align to my factory hole. ( I had OEM Ford fender flares I had to remove - upping the install time considerably. ) The screws for the LED lights were too large, so I had to substitute those. I do like these flares, but there is minor fabrication and substituting of supplies to get it right.Helpful (0)
March 06, 2020
Worst fitment ever...
I have a 2016 Lariat FX4 with stock mini flares (removed)... The rear flares are such a poor fitment that install took half a day and I am considering tearing them off because they fit so poorly. They do not fit the inner radius of the f-150 rear fender at all. There is over a 1" gap between the flare and the face of the fender on the inside, requiring hours of prodding and longer screws to even get them to cinch up at all. Not even worth an open box price... and if you think about it... why all the open boxes? My guess is they get returned because of poor quality control and poor fit.Helpful (1)
March 05, 2020
Perfect fit bought open box but found lights on AmazonHelpful (0)
February 12, 2020
bought these flares from AT for 100. dollars because they were missing led lights what deal because you can buy the led lights from amazon for 13.99 EAG Amber Side Marker Turn Signal Fender LED Lights 2PCS Plug-N-Play by EAG Price: $13.99 and FREE ShippingHelpful (3)
February 12, 2020
It’s about time a organization gets it. It started out that I order set of fender flares, I got them, looked at them and I had ordered the wrong ones, instead American Trucks gave me my money back, which I spoke with a woman who absolutely knew more about the products. Now my truck is decked out absolutely gorgeous. I give all the credit to American Trucks and Premier Auto. Wish I could send a pictureHelpful (1)
December 25, 2019
Dont buy it do not fit on the rear wheel bay ...............................Helpful (1)
October 31, 2019
the flares were as requested and fits the purpose and they are exactly as what the website saidHelpful (1)
October 21, 2019
I was never a fan of fender flares but when I put my pro comp 17x9 rims with 285/75/17s I was chipping my paint bad. Install was a little tricky but very do able. Great product would recommendHelpful (2)
Any chance these fit a 2018?
Unfortunately they have not been confirmed to fit the 2018 models.
I have a '16 F-150 with plastic OEM wheel liners and mud flaps installed currently. Will these fit with my current set up?
Hello! Yes the Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares will work with your current set up.
will these fit 2018 f150 xlt
These will not fit the 18 models due to a slightlydifferent body design.
It says it adds an extra 2" of coverage. Is this overall vehicle width (1" per flare/side) or is it 2" per flare/side adding 4" to overall vehicle width? Thanks!
The Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares will provide approximately 2" of tire coverage for each tire.
I have a 2016 F-150 Supercrew 4X4 XLT FX4 with the sport package. It has a set of slight flares that came from the factory on it. I am assuming that I will need to remove these to install the raptor style fender flares.
The Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares will require you to remove the OEM flares for installation.
The Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares are installed using the existing factory holes located in the inner fender splash shields. There is no drilling or modifications required for a clean simple installation.
No, these flares will not interfere with the 360-degree camera or blind spot systems.
The Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares are made of a Durable Automotive Grade ABS Material that can easily be layered with paint , dip, or vinyl wrap.
We do have these available for a 2010, check out the link below! https://www.americantrucks.com/barricade-raptor-style-flares-0914.html
Unfortunately these fender flares are not currently offered in a pre-painted finish.
These Barricade Raptor Style Fender Flares are specifically designed for use on 2015 to 2017 Ford F-150s, excluding Raptors.
The LED Accents include a wiring harness that simply splices into your F-150's existing factory headlight harness.
We do not sell the LED lights separately, but may be able to assist you with this. Please contact our customer service representatives!
These are going to be a smooth black finish. No texture.
Proven Ground uses a private manufacturer for their products.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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