(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americantrucks.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Barricade HD Front Bumper with LED Lighting, fitting your 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500s. This full-width front bumper was designed for more clearance during your off-road adventures and features plate-steel construction with a textured black powder coat finish. This bumper includes two LED cube lights as well as the license plate bracket for the addition of a front plate and comes with tons of customizability to add more lighting in the center to add some more cube lights or up to a 30-inch light bar. An overrider hoop and also skid plate are available to add on for $150 for both and can be found on the product page if you're interested.This bumper is perfect for those looking for a little bit more approach angle when they're off-roading or just want to give their Silverado that pre-runner look. Coming in at around $800, this bumper is middle-of-the-road price wise. And for your money, you're getting a tough steel bumper that offers tons of options for customization like the overrider hoop, skid plate and lots of lighting options. I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does require cutting of the wheel well liners to install and is not compatible with your parking sensors. But this can be done within two hours. And with that said, let's jump right into our install.For this install, we used an impact gun, several ratchets, an 18,15,13,10 and 7-millimeter sockets, a T20 Torx socket, a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench, a small extension, and the included Allen keys. All right, so the first step in our uninstall is to remove the rad support cover by removing all the pop clips that hold it in. Grab your pop clip removal tool and let's get these out. With all the pop clips removed, lift up on the rad support cover and remove it. Next up, remove the four bolts that hold in our grille. Using a 10-millimeter socket, let's get these out. Now before we can take out our grille, we need to remove the lower grille portion, this trim piece here, and before we can do that, you need to take the two 7-millimeter bolts, one in each side of the wheel well. Grab your 7-millimeter socket and let's get these out. Repeat that on the other side. With the 7-millimeter bolts out on both sides, pop each corner free. Now you can remove this bottom trim piece.With our trim piece removed, we can now remove the bolts holding in the bottom of our grille. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and let's get these out. With all four bolts removed from the top and the bottom, grab your grille and pull straight forward. Before we remove our bumper, we need to unplug the fog light harness. Remove the four bolts holding in the top of our bumper, there's two on the very top face and then two a little farther down that you will need an extension for. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and let's get these outNext up, remove the two bolts that are a little lower on the bumper. With your 15-millimeter socket, remove these two bolts that are underneath the bumper. Repeat that on the other side. With all the bolts removed from the bumper, grab it and remove it from the truck. Next up you do have to remove these plates on the end of your frame rail using a 15-millimeter socket. Repeat that for the other plate. Using a T20 Torx, remove this grille holding in the plastic underneath the headlights. Repeat that on the other side. Using a 15-millimeter socket, remove the bolts holding in the bumper support bar. Repeat that on the other side.Now that we have our factory bumper uninstalled from our truck, we can put it side by side with our Barricade bumper and really check out some of the similarities and differences. Now these are both full width front bumpers, however, the Barricade bumper was designed for off-roading so it has much more clearance than your factory bumper. Really gives that pre-runner look to the front of your Silverado. It's constructed from steel plate and features a nice textured black powder coat finish, which really gets you away from the chrome look of the factory bumper. All right, with that said, let's get our bumper installed on the truck.All right, so we're gonna prep our bumper to go onto our truck by first installing these grates where we don't intend to use lighting. We do have lighting for the corner parts of the bumper where we don't have a light bar, so we're gonna cover the center section here. Starting with the small corner pieces, get the first one lined up to where it goes towards the corner of this opening. Grab the included hardware and thread it in. Grab the included Allen key and a 10-millimeter wrench and tighten this down. Grab the larger center section and get it lined up with all the brackets in the center and install your hardware. Set the last mesh piece in place. Ensure each section is properly lined up. Now you can tighten them down. Grab a 10-millimeter wrench and the included Allen key and tighten this down.All right, now we need to mount the brackets to our lights by sliding this nut until the opening right there, you'll wind it up with the bracket and then put the bolts in the other side. With both nuts on either side and the bracket lined up, take the included Allen head bolts and get them threaded in. Position the bracket and tighten the bolts down. Repeat that for the other light. Position the bracket and tighten these bolts down. Install the hardware and rotate the bracket back. Line it up in the opening. Install the lock washer and nut. Double-check the fitment of your light in the bumper, there is quite a bit of adjustability. Once you have it lined up where you like it, grab a deep 13-millimeter socket and tighten it down.All right, so now we can get our bumper mounted to our truck, we're gonna be shooting for this top and side mounting holes on the frame here, and we're gonna be using factory hardware. You may want to grab a friend for this step to make it a little easier.Using a 15-millimeter socket, tighten down the bolts holding your bumper to the frame. Repeat that on the other side. At this point, we can reinstall our grille, angle it down to clear the plastic piece past the bumper and slide it back over its mounting points. Grab the factory hardware and reinstall it. All right, so now we can hook up our lighting, and it is nice they've provided a wiring harness for us, so what we're gonna do now before we put our rad support cover back on, is hook up our harness to the battery and rout it to our lights and to our switch. Let's start by disconnecting the negative terminal on the battery with a 10-millimeter socket.At this point, we're gonna remove just the nut that's on the positive terminal so we can get the eyelet on the positive side of our wiring harness over top. Using a 10-millimeter socket, remove this nut. Place the eyelet over the positive terminal on the battery and replace the nut. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten this down. At this point, you can route the negative eyelet over to the negative side of the battery terminal. Replace the nut on top then attach it back to the negative terminal of the battery and tighten it down.All right, so the last step is to mount this relay somewhere in the engine bay so it's not moving around. You can go to any bolt that you'd like, just for demonstration purposes, we're gonna go to the corner of the airbox to keep it in place for now. Remove this bolt with an 8-millimeter socket. Get the relay in place and replace the bolt. Grab your 8-millimeter socket and tighten it down. So now we can route these two wires down through the front of our truck to our pod lights, going down under the rad support and then down in between the headlight and the radiator. Again, you can run this however you like, this seems to be a good path for now.Once you have the cables run underneath the truck, plug one of the cables into the pigtail on your pod light. Grab the other end and run to the other pigtail there. You're gonna run this wire and all the extra cable up and zip tie it out of the way. All right, at this point, you can plug in your switch and test out that your pod lights are functioning. You should see it go from red to green once it gets power. Now you can route this switch wherever you'd like. You can run it into your truck, you can wire these into your existing fog lights or into any switches that are already in your truck. But now that that's complete, let's get our rad support cover back on. Replace the rad support cover and re-insert all the pop clips.All right, so the final step here is that if you don't like the look of the wheel well liner hanging down and it's probably gonna contact your tire if you try to drive with it like this, remove the T15 Torx screws from the wheel well liner, then you can flip your wheel well liner up like this and take a razor knife and just cut right along this angle here to trim it back so it doesn't contact your wheel well. All right, that is gonna do it for the review and install of our Barricade Bumper. Remember for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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