Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from www.americanmuscle.com, and today I am bringing you my detailed review and breakdown of the Steel Craft HD Elevation Series Front Bumper, fitting your 2015 through current F-150. All right guys. So, in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this behemoth is going to appeal to, what you should be expecting in terms of the construction and materials, what you should expect to be paying. And then we're gonna take a very quick look at the installation, where I'm gonna be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and about two hours to get this onto your truck. All right, so the Steel Craft HD Elevation Front Bumper that I have with me here today is going to definitely appeal to a few different types of F-150 owners out there. And first and foremost, it's gonna be for the group of truck owners that are looking to provide their F-150 with a maximum amount of protection, as you're gonna be getting get away with a bumper, as well as a bolt-based grille guard. Now, the second group of owners out there is gonna be definitely for the truck owner that's using their truck either on a farm, job site or if you're looking to do some light to heavy duty off-roading. As again, you're gonna be getting 100% of front face protection with this bumper.So, taking a closer look at the materials here, we're gonna see that the guys over at Steel Craft are going to have this primarily comprised out of a full one piece design, that's gonna feature heavy duty plate steel as opposed to expanded metal. Additionally, we're gonna see that they're then gonna finish this off in a pretty trick looking black powder coated finish. Which in my opinion is gonna mesh both very nicely with light and dark colored trucks, or depending on wherever you're gonna be taking your build. All right, guys, so one quick thing that I do wanna point out that I really like about this option in comparison to some of the other alternative options out there, is that with this bumper, you're gonna have the ability to retain your factory fog lights, as well as your tow hook. So you're gonna have the ability to pull anybody out of a ditch if you have to.All right. So, in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending only about 980 bucks for this kit, and while that may seem a little bit on the steep side, you need to take into consideration that most, if not all, alternatives out there do have a tendency to easily double if not triple. Now, that's gonna be based upon the brand, the construction, and any other type of add-ons like a light bar that you may have. So, I do wanna point out again with this product, you are gonna be offering the maximum amount of protection for your brand new F-150. Again, you're not only gonna be getting a very heavy duty bumper up front, but you're going to be getting away with headlight protection as well as grille protection.All right, so switching gears and taking a look at the installation portion in the video, just like I had said in the beginning, you're to be looking at a solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about two hours to get this onto your F-150. Now, while it's not completely necessary for most if not all parts on your truck to have a second or even a third set of hands, I would definitely suggest getting some buddies to help you get this onto your truck as it's gonna make your life a little bit easier at the end of the day. So, the easy installation here is definitely gonna be a huge selling point for any 2015 or newer F-150 owner out there as Steel Craft had this manufactured to install utilizing your factory bumper locations. Once your factory bumper's off, it's definitely gonna be a good idea to enlist the help of some friends to help you assemble the brackets. Once those are completed, simply walk the bumper over to your truck, have somebody get underneath to tighten everything down, and then once that's done, remove your factory fog lights, and then have them installed over on your new bumper, and you're good to go.All right, guys. So, just to wrap things up, here's some final thoughts. I definitely like this option from Steel Craft based on a couple different reasons here. First and foremost, we're gonna see these guys bringing up the rear of the segment in terms of pricing, and again what you're gonna be getting is 100% full bumper coverage. Again, you're going to be protecting your center grille, as well as your headlights. Not only that, you're gonna be getting away with one of the most badass and aggressive looking bumpers available for your F-150 today. All right, guys. So, that's my quick review and breakdown of the Steel Craft HD Elevation Series Front Bumper, fitting your 2015 through current F-150 available right here at www.americanmuscle.com.
Fully-welded, this Steel Craft HD Elevation Front Bumper offers extensive coverage that protects the grille and front end of your rig, including the headlights. With a combination of diamond steel plating, grating, and tubular bars welded into one piece, the protection offered is as aggressive as it is extensive. The massive coverage of this bumper will give your rig an undeniably tough, intimidating appearance.Light the Way.
Designed with the off-road adventurer in mind, this HD Elevation Front Bumper will accommodate a host of lighting options. You will be able to easily install a 20-inch double row LED light, as well as factory fog lights in this SteelCraft Bumper. Lights are sold separately. Heavy Duty Construction.
This SteelCraft HD Elevation Front Bumper is manufactured from heavy duty steel tubing and punched steel plate for superior strength. SteelCraft then completes their Bumper in a high-grade, black semi-gloss powder coated finish for durability and long lasting corrosion resistance.Direct Bolt-On Installation.
SteelCraft designed their HD Elevation Front Bumper to be a direct bolt-on replacement for the original stock bumper reusing the factory mounting points. There is no cutting or modifications required for a clean straight forward installation. Installation can be completed in about two hours with just basic hand tools and the help of a friend.2 Year Limited Warranty.
SteelCraft guarantees the original purchaser a limited 2 year warranty from the date of purchase against manufactured defects in materials, workmanship and finish under normal use. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.Application.
This SteelCraft HD Elevation Front Bumper is designed to be used on the 2015-2017 Ford F-150 models, excluding SVT Raptors.Technical Note.
If your F-150 is equipped with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Parking Assist Warning, the Steel Craft Front Bumper may cause them not to work properly. Once the bumper is installed, it will block the radar modules.
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!.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Heavy Duty Front Bumper Assembly
- (1) Driver/Left Frame Mounting Bracket
- (1) Passenger/Right Frame Mounting Bracket
- (1) Driver/Left Frame Support Bracket
- (1) Passenger/Right Frame Support Bracket
- (4) Bracket Spacer Plates
- (2) 12mm Double Nut Plates
- (2) 12-1.75mm x 170mm Hex Bolts
- (14) 12-1.75mm x 45mm Hex Bolts
- (28) 12mm x 37mm x 3mm Flat Washers
- (12) 12-1.75mm Nylon Lock Nuts
- (4) 12mm Lock Washers
- (8) 6mm x 25mm Hex Bolts
- (16) 6mm x 18mm x 1.6 Flat Washers
- (8) 6mm Nylon Lock Nuts
- (2) Plastic Plugs for License plate mount
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17