Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed overview of the Iron Cross HD Series Rear Bumper, fitting all '09 to '14 F-150s. So, in this video, I'm gonna talk about everything you can expect as far as quality-wise and the functionality and style of this rear bumper from Iron Cross. And I'll even walk you through the overview of the installation which, by the way, will get a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's definitely something anybody can do at home, but it will require a little more know-how and might even require a little bit of help because this thing is really heavy, but let's jump right into it.
So the Iron Cross HD Series Rear Bumper is gonna be for the '09 to '14 owner out there looking to switch out from the factory wimpy bumper to a more hefty, overall one of the most protective rear bumpers on the market, thanks to Iron Cross. It comes with a lot of nice features, including hefty D-rings that can help with recovery points and a lot more. Now, with this bumper, as you can see, it's pretty hefty, so it's also gonna look really awesome on the back of your truck, which definitely doesn't hurt.
So to jump right into the main portion of the information, you can expect the construction to be made out of a heavy-duty gauge steel, CNC laser cut, double-hand welded inside and out. It's really up to strengthened durability, great for the guys doing some on and off-roading and may come in contact with some trail hazards. Now, with that in mind, this is completed in a textured black powder coated finish to give it some aggressive good looks and corrosion resistance for long-term use.
Now to touch on the functionality I mentioned in the beginning of the video, this bumper from Iron Cross is HD or heavy-duty series, offers and incorporates two D-ring mounts and D-rings included in the kit, great for you guys taking your rig off-roading and may need a recovery point for when you get stuck in a mud pit or for the guys looking to pull some stumps down in the backyard. Either way, extremely useful. And, at this point, with everything said and done, I do wanna mention Iron Cross offers a limited lifetime warranty, great to cover everything and give you some peace of mind.
Now, at this point, before I go any further, I do wanna point out one nitpick I do have in an otherwise flawless product from Iron Cross. Now this bumper does not come with pre-drilled holes to accommodate for backup censors in the '09 to '14 F-150s. So if your rig does come with that feature equipped, you might have to drill some holes yourself just to accommodate for that, which isn't too bad of a job, but it does require the right tools and the right know-how and it does add an extra step to the installation process.
Now you'll also notice Iron Cross had their brand logo, CNC, laser cut directly into the materials on both sides which, in some people's opinions, might not look so great. But, in my personal opinion, I think it really adds to the aggressive good looks, but really it all comes down to personal preference. Now price-wise for this particular bumper option from Iron Cross, you can expect to be spending anywhere between 800 and 900 bucks, which is a little bit pricey, but you do wanna take into consideration this is one of the most if not the most protective bumper on the market for your F-150. So there's really a lot of bang for your buck here with the quality materials and the added features. So you wanna take that into consideration when you're shopping around.
Now the installation, like I said, is gonna be a little bit more difficult as it is a little more involved. You will have to move a few things over from your factory bumper to make this one from Iron Cross work with your setup. Now, with that in mind, you are gonna get a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter for this one. It will require a little bit more know-how but it's definitely not impossible to get done in your driveway at home.
So one of the things you're gonna have to transfer over from your factory bumper to the Iron Cross is your trailer harness hookup in addition to getting the license plate lights all wired in because these do come with completely new bulbs replacing your factory ones. And you'll see the wiring back here. You're gonna have to do some spikes in to get these in there. Definitely not a hard job at all. It should take you only a few minutes.
Now, in addition to that, if you do have the backup sensors in your F-150, you might have to do some drilling, if you want to keep that option, but that is completely up to you. And if it's not applicable, that's just one last thing you have to worry about. So just to quickly wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of an '09 to '14 F-150 and you're looking for a way to get rid of your factory weak bumper and replace it with one of the most protective rear bumpers on the market, with a couple extra added features, you might wanna check out the Iron Cross HD Series Rear Bumper, always available right here at americanmuscle.com.
With more than 25 years in the aftermarket and OEM industry, Iron Cross has earned a reputation for exceptional American-made innovation and workmanship. This Rear Bumper from the HD series offers a prime example of this legacy and will help protect your 2009-2014 Ford F-150.Durable Build.
Engineered for maximum durability and functionality, the bumper is constructed with high-quality, 10-gauge steel, which means it's more than strong enough to do its job, but lightweight enough not to cause unnecessary drag or stress on the suspension. It is precision-cut with CNC laser technology and then fully welded on both the inside and out. Finally, industrial-grade powder coat in a textured and glossy black color is used to finish the bumper, ensuring that the unit resists corrosion from the harsh elements.Smart Functionality.
In addition to offering a serious upgrade to the stock rear bumper, the Iron Cross HD rear bumper comes with two extra-strength D-ring mounts, perfect for rescue and towing applications, and they are designed not to interfere with factory-placed receiver hitches. (D-rings are sold separately). There is a tow hook mount, as well.Not Prepped for Backup Sensors.
If you have a F-150 that is equipped with reverse sensors in your factory bumper, you will be required to drill some holes into the HD Series Rear Bumper, as the bumper is not pre-drilled for the backup sensors.Application.
The Iron Cross HD Series Rear Bumper is designed to fit on all 2009-2014 Ford F-150s, including the FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, STX, SVT Raptor, XL and XLT models.
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- What's in the Box
- Rear Bumper
- (2) D-Ring Mounts
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
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