Review & Install Video
So, RBP's RX-2 locking fuel door, that we have here today, is a great option for any truck owner out there that's after a premium-quality and a subtle-looking add-on that's going to add a ton of character to the side of your truck, let you lock your fuel door, and something that's going to install in minutes. And just like I said, that installation is going to call for a very easy one-out-of-three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and about a 10- to 15-minute job, only needing a flat-head screwdriver.
So, fuel doors are one of many appearance or styling parts you can pick up for your truck, but they're often overlooked. But, despite being somewhat of an afterthought for most enthusiasts, for something so small, they actually make a large difference, visually speaking. That's a great way to compliment other styling mods you might have, like a billet grille, maybe bead-lock wheels, or riveted fender flares. Now, it's a small part that'll tie everything together really nicely in a big way.
So, the hard-hitting and modern look we see here is due in part to the use of solid materials here, and this U.S.-built fuel door is manufactured from some of the highest quality aluminum out there, and it's going to come in at about a 1/4-inch thickness. Now, the door is then complimented in a tough-looking black powder coated finish that's going to hold up to even the worst weather, and it is accented with some stainless steel bolts, which will, again, compliment other stainless or silver bits on your truck.
But, compared to some of the other options out there, you'll see pricing is going to fluctuate a fair amount. That's specifically because the materials from one brand to another, where you'll see some starting out around 30 bucks, that's going to be, more or less, just a plastic cover that sticks on, all the way up to around 200 bucks. But, this is only going to set you back about $130, and you're still getting away with great build quality and having the ability to lock your fuel door.
But, switching gears to the installation here, like I said a little bit earlier, you're looking at a really easy and a straightforward one-out-of-three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, about a 15- to 20-minute job, only needing a flat-head screwdriver. So, you're really not looking at much here, guys. Like I said, you're going to want to take that flat-head screwdriver I mentioned earlier, and you're going to want to open your existing factory fuel door, and then essentially wedge that right behind the hinge. That's going to release your factory fuel door, and once that's off, merely get this into place and align your tabs, give it a firm press, and then you're good to go.
So, that's going to wrap up my quick review and breakdown of RBP's RX-2 locking fuel door in black, fitting the 2015 through 2017 F-150, that can be found right here at americantrucks.com.