(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
So today we're checking out ICI Magnum's RT Cab Length Side Step Bars, featuring this really nice black powder coat finish. And if you own a 2015 or newer SuperCab or SuperCrew F-150, then these are the steps that you should be considering if you want some basic armor and protection for the rocker panels and your door, want to keep that paint looking nice, but more importantly, you want one of the lowest hanging side steps to make getting in and out of that cab as easy as possible. Obviously, that's a big bonus and a big buy if you have a crazy lift on your truck like ours currently does. Now, what's nice about these is they are a little bit more expensive than some of the other options that we sell, since they come in at around the $400 price point, but these are really the most affordable steps that I would consider to be actual armor. That's not to say any of those less expensive options are cheap or not up to the task so to speak, but let's face it, some of those other options might crinkle or they might take some severe damage, making them unusable. That's not gonna be the case here if you ever take your truck on fire trails or you hit some light debris.These are made out of really heavy duty 10-gauge steel, all welded as one piece. We see really nice stacked coin welds on the steps here, and then again that powder coat finish is a baked on finish. It's a lot stronger. It'll stand up to that abuse a lot better than a painted finish or a polished finish. And as far as steps and ground clearance goes, well, normally side steps kill your ground clearance, right? But what's nice about these is the steps are here only where you need them and then the rocker bar itself actually stays tucked up nice and high. So again, if you're going off-road, you hit some basic debris like tree trunks or rocks or whatever, you still have that access and that clearance right here and the steps will be relatively protected since they're not immediately behind the front wheel and they're not immediately in front of the rear wheels.And last thing to consider is that install. Thanks to those press fit studs from Ford at the factory, these bolt up right underneath with a couple of washers and nuts, so you can get away with getting these thrown on in the driveway with a couple of ratchets and a couple of sockets, nothing too crazy. As far as install difficulty, this is a great thing if you don't have any experience. I'm gonna give it one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter and it shouldn't take you more than two hours to get these bolted up in the driveway. So again, if you want one of the most affordable armored steps currently available, you want some low hanging steps for a big lift on your truck, then the ICI Magnum RT steps are gonna be the ticket. And if you guys decide to go with these steps, you can actually come back to this video later on. I'm gonna show you exactly what wrenches and sockets you need, and then I'm gonna walk you through that entire install step by step.All right, guys. Before we crawl under the truck, you'll need a standard drive ratchet with a 13-millimeter deep socket as well as a 13-millimeter wrench for the new bolts in the kit. Now, optional but helpful tools include a ratcheting 13-millimeter wrench, an impact swivel socket, and an impact gun. All right, guys. So to start our install, we actually have to grab these foam pads in the kit and we actually have to apply them to the inside of the bodies here and that's because our truck is an aluminum body truck. If you don't throw these in place what's going to happen over time is those metal brackets, as they contact that aluminum and you introduce water to the equation, for example when you're driving around in the snow or rain, you begin to develop a process called galvanic corrosion. Basically what happens is when that aluminum is contacting that metal, the electrolytes in that water causes advanced oxidation, and over time it will actually develop rust. Obviously stainless steel and aluminum aren't supposed to rust. That's why these guys are so important. So before we throw the brackets in place, let's go ahead and crawl under there. I'll show you guys where all these foam pads are supposed to go.All right, guys. This is really easy. Go ahead and clean off this area here so that adhesion on those foam pads can stick, and obviously that smaller foam pad is gonna go up here on that top stud and our larger foam pad is gonna go over these bottom two studs. Now they're not super sticky, so don't worry about that. Once you tighten that bracket down these things will stay in place nice and tight. All right. With those foam pads in place, you can go ahead and grab your first bracket. Go ahead and line it up with all those studs. Let it rest there. You're gonna be securing all this stuff using those flat washers, crush washers, and nuts provided in the kit. In order to tighten this stuff down you will need either a 13-millimeter wrench or a 13-millimeter socket. Now you could probably get away with a deep socket and a ratchet if you're using hand tools, but if you're using power tools, well, it's kind of a squeeze in here, so it would be helpful to have an impact socket.All right. So once you got that first bracket in place you've pretty much figured out the entire install. Simple stuff, go ahead do the same thing for the rest of the brackets, then I'll meet you guys outside the truck. I'll show you what hardware you need to actually get the steps themselves installed.Okay. So all of our brackets are in place. Now we can throw our steps in place. Pretty simple stuff. You're gonna grab those hex head bolts provided in the kit. You're gonna thread the studs through the holes, all right, on these brackets here for the steps themselves. Now obviously these are at an angle but there's a cool little trick you can do. Go ahead and grab one of those bolts and put them into one of the holes on the far ends of the brackets. Make sure they don't fall out and you can actually just rest the side step on the brackets themselves. The pressure and friction will keep the stud in place, then you can throw the rest in there, tighten all that stuff down with those flat washers, crush washers and nuts, and we'll be all wrapped up.All right. Now the hardware for these bolts is actually the same hardware that you threw on those body mount studs, so you can get away with using that same 13-millimeter socket or wrench to tighten this stuff down. Just be aware that because we're using bolts and nuts, you might have to get a wrench on the inside of this bolt head to stop it from spinning when you tighten down the nut here.All right, guys. So once you got those steps tightened down, do yourself a favor, just step back, double check the fitment, loosen up any of that hardware on those brackets to make final adjustments up or down and left and right until you're happy with where the steps are sitting. Once you've done that, that'll wrap up this very easy install, and that also wraps up my review of the ICI Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars, featuring that really cool black powder coat finish, fitting your 2015 or newer SuperCab and SuperCrew F-150. I'm Travis, thanks for watching, and for all things F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Rugged Convenience. Adding step bars to your truck gives you the ultimate bang for your buck. Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars – Black are the heavy duty solution. They provide convenient stepping points to access the cab, they provide rugged protection to the sides of your truck's cab, and they add to the aggressive off-road appearance of your F-150.
Heavy Duty Construction. These side step bars are manufactured from heavy duty 10-gauge stainless steel for superior strength and rigidity. A matte black powder coated finish protects these step bars from corrosion. Each step area features a rugged non-slip diamond pattern for traction, and reinforced mounting brackets provide superior strength.
Easy Installation. Magnum RT Step Bars are designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade, so it's easy to “step up” to install them. All of the necessary hardware is included for installation, making this an easy job for anyone to complete in under two hours.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. Quality, heavy duty materials and construction earn confidence. ICI backs this step bar with a limited lifetime structural warranty and a 1-year warranty on the finish.
Application. Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars – Black fit 2015-2020 F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
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(approx) 2 Hours
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