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Justin: Hey, guys, Justin with americantrucks.com. And today we're taking a closer look at the RedRock Baja Style Upper Grille Replacement in Gloss Black available for your 2015 through 2017 F-150 at home. Now, the RedRock Black Baja Upper Grille that we have here today is currently one of the most popular options for the F-150 owners out there looking to completely change up the look of the front end and add some of that signature Raptor-style lighting at the same time. All right, guys. So, as I just mentioned, the RedRock option that we have on the table today is easily one of the most popular for the '15 through '17 owners and the overwhelming number of 4 and 5-star reviews really do back that up. Check those out if you haven't done so already. Now, the reason being, in my opinion, it's going to deliver a very awesome look and bonus LED lighting, but at a very affordable price point.Now, if you've browsed the site here for a blackout grille, well, then chances are you stumbled across quite a few, but in my opinion, the RedRock is gonna deliver that very popular combination of kind of the black mesh styling with the amber LED lighting, very Raptor-esque, if you will, and again, at a very affordable price point. By taking a closer look at the build, you'll notice things are pretty simple overall. In fact, you got the durable yet very lightweight ABS plastic instruction for things like your mesh but also the surround. And of course, this particular option has been finished off in that very sharp gloss black, but it is paintable if you ever wanted to maybe color-match the surround, leave the semi-gloss totally up to you.Now, the grille has been designed using OEM Ford CAD data, and that's just going to ensure a perfect fit with no weird gaps or any wonky fitment. Now, it is meant to be a complete replacement, so, therefore, there's no need for any cutting, no permanent modification. You're simply gonna remove your stocker, install this in reverse order, and that's pretty much it. Now, the RedRock will open up a little bit more airflow at the same time to the front end of the truck, and that's never a bad thing, right? Because any extra airflow you might receive is certainly gonna help with cooling. But on top of that black mesh Baja styling, the RedRock option is also going to include those three amber LED running lights here at the very top, certainly going to increase the look over a standard Baja grille and is a look that has been increasingly popular as of late. And again, you're getting some of that Raptor-esque styling.Now, these LEDs are going to tap into your factory headlight harness thanks to the included wiring here, guys. That way, these things will illuminate whenever your parking lights or your headlights have been switched on, or if you wanted to get custom with it, you could always just wire them to a dedicated switch and control that lighting on your own. But if you just tap them into your running lights and your headlights, they should illuminate along with your factory switching.Now, I've mentioned it a few times throughout the video, but the RedRock is also going to be very attractive in regards to price point. In fact, coming in just north of that $250 price, this does make this one of the more affordable options in the category that includes some sort of auxiliary or aftermarket lighting. So, just something to keep in mind, if you really have your heart set on that lighting, it's certainly gonna be a solid option. But now we do wanna give you a better idea of just how the install is gonna go down at home. So, it's gonna call this one a pretty strong one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe two hours or so to get in place from start to finish and tap in that included wiring. But now to give you a better idea of just how things will go down exactly, let's check out our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown.Man: Tools you will need for this install are a clip removal tool, a ratchet, extension, 8-millimeter, 10-millimeter, 13-millimeter sockets, T30 Torx bit, wire strippers and crimpers, spade connectors, and T-taps. What's up, guys? Today we're gonna be showing you how to install a new grille on our F-150, so let's get started. Our first step is gonna be to remove the 12 push pins located at the top of our radiator guard using our clip remover tool. So, first, we'll go ahead and remove our push pins. There are 10 holding in the radiator guard and we will be removing the 2 holding in the upper portion of our headlight trim as well. And once you have all your clips out, you can go ahead and remove your upper radiator guard. And set that aside.So, our next step will be to remove our two electrical connectors located directly in front of our hood latch. And to do that, you can simply push down on the tabs and pull them out. And go ahead and lay them back. Next, you can remove the clip holding your harness in place for your electrical connectors and move that aside. Next up, we can go ahead and remove our 4 top bolts holding the grille in using our 10-millimeter socket and ratchet. So, our next step is gonna be to gently pull back on our headlight trim panel to get to our bottom mounting bolt. And we're gonna remove that using a 13-millimeter socket and our ratchet. Now, ours has been drilled out because it's been modified, but if you're working on this in a factory truck, it should be an 8-millimeter socket. And just be mindful when you're working on this at home. That is just a piece of aluminum back there. So, don't go crazy on tightening or loosening because it will get stripped out. And then we can repeat this process for the other side.Now, our final step before removing our grille is going to be removing these two push pins to separate our soft shroud from the sides of our grille. So, we can go ahead and pull that out. And to do that, we're just gonna use our clip remover tool and pull these pins out of our grille. Once you have those out, you can go ahead and repeat this process on the other side and go ahead and pull your grille out. Now that we have everything disconnected, we can go ahead and remove our grille. Now, before we can install our new grille, we need to remove our inner grille piece from our factory unit. And to do that, we're gonna go ahead and remove our 4 push pins up top using our clip remover tool and the 4 bolts around the side using our 10-millimeter socket and ratchet. Your factory ones, again, should be 8 millimeters, but these, because they've been modified, are 10 millimeters.Now we can go ahead and remove our four bolts holding our inner grille piece in. Once you have these two out, you can go ahead and repeat this process on the other side. Now lastly, before you remove your inner grille from your outer grille, you will need to remove the Torx bolt that is located in the middle of your inner grille. And to do that, we will be using our T30 Torx bit and ratchet. Now, once you have that removed, you can go ahead and separate your inner and outer grille pieces. Once you have your inner and outer grille separated, you can go ahead and remove the three nuts holding your emblem onto the front of your grille. To do that, we're gonna reuse our 10-millimeter socket and ratchet. Again, your factory ones may be 8 millimeters. And once you have that done, you can go ahead and lift your grille up and your emblem should be right there.Now, this particular grille does not actually come with mounting tabs for your emblem from your factory grille, but if you were to wanna add it, you can go ahead and just kind of center it in place, add some larger washers on the back, and go ahead and tighten your nuts down very gently and secure it into place. So, now that we have our new grille on the table, we can go ahead and install our factory inner grille onto it using the four studs and mounting locations. And then we can go ahead and secure that into place using the supplied hardware, which is four 8-millimeter flange nuts and flat washers. Now, to secure our inner grille, we're gonna go ahead and install our flat washers, followed by our 8-millimeter flange nuts onto our studs, and tighten them down using our 8-millimeter socket and ratchet. Now that we have our four nuts installed on our studs, we can go ahead and reinstall our four push-pin clips at the top of our grille. Go ahead and insert and push back down the top of your pins.Now we're ready to move on to our next step. Now, our next step before installing our grille is gonna be some light wiring for your new grille lights, and for that, we're gonna be adding spade connectors to our wires and tapping into our parking light on our truck. So, to do that, we're simply gonna use our wire strippers and crimpers. Go ahead and strip away a little bit of our sheathing on both your wires. Now once we have our sheathing removed, we can go ahead and add our spade connectors. Sometimes it's a good idea to twist your wiring so it goes into your connector better. Go ahead and insert the wires, and then using your wire strippers and crimpers, go ahead and crimp down your connector. Get your wire. Okay. Go ahead and do the same thing for your other one.So, now that we have our connectors installed on our grille wiring, we can come to our parking light on the passenger side of our truck. And since we already have T-Taps installed on our harness here, we're gonna go ahead and use these spade connectors to just plug into them. Now, for your wiring, your black and gray wire is gonna be your power side, and that is going to go into your brown and yellow wire on your parking light. Go ahead and connect that. And then your black wire is going to go into the black and gray wire in your harness. Now after you have these connected, it's a good idea to make sure your lighting works before installing your grille and getting all the way done.Now that we have our wiring done, we're ready to go back in with the new grille. So, now you can just set it back into place. Now that we have everything installed and our wiring done, we can go ahead and set our new grille back into place. Now that we have our grille mostly in place, we can go ahead and set the top part into place with these two dowels on the backside of our inner grille. And you just wanna go ahead and lift up on those and set them into place. And we can move on to reinstalling our hardware. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our lower mounting bolts using our 13-millimeter socket and ratchet. And again, remember, if you're working on a factory truck, they should be 8 millimeters. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our soft sheathing with our clips. Go ahead and push our two clips back into place. And for the bolt and sheathing, you can go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side.Next, we can go ahead and push our headlight trim back into place. And go ahead and do the same thing for the other side. Next up, we can go ahead and reinstall our four 10-millimeter bolts up top using our 10-millimeter socket and ratchet. Again, yours may be 8 millimeters from a factory truck. Our next step, we can go ahead and reconnect our two electrical connectors located in front of our hood latch. Go ahead and snap them back into place. And finally, we can reinstall our upper radiator guard. Slide it under the intake ram. And once you have that all lined up, we can go ahead and reinstall our 12 push pins located across the front.Alrighty, guys. That about wraps up our review and install of our RedRock Baja Upper Replacement Grille with LED lighting in a gloss black finish for your '15 to '17 F-150 excluding Raptor. Thank you for watching. And as always, for everything F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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