(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Justin: If you're looking for aftermarket hood for that 2015 and newer F-150 that's gonna combine equal parts functionality and style, well then the RK Sport here might just be the option for you. Now the RK is gonna combine that functional Ram Air design by pulling air in through the front of the hood and channeling it down directly onto an open element style filter while the heat extractor vents here will help pull that hot air from the engine bay while cruising. The RK hood will ship unpainted so prospective buyers will need to factor in a paint job on top of the near $800 price tag of the hood itself. While the install really isn't all that bad, however, an extra set of hands is certainly recommended here in addition to a basic socket set. So we'll call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and we'll show you how to get it installed later in the video.So when shopping for aftermarket hoods for your F-150, you're not going to encounter a ton of options here on the site. However, you're currently looking at the most popular option for the 2015 and newer trucks, thanks largely again to that combination of functionality baked into that rather aggressive design. Well, let's talk functionality first. And again, this is their Ram Air hood so you're gonna to get that functional Ram Air design pulling air into this vent and then channeling it down directly over to the air box or the open element design, which leads me to a very important point here, guys. In my opinion, this is gonna be much better suited for guys out there running an open element design from ROUSH or maybe AFV as that filter or that vent will dump it directly down onto the filter itself, not so much with a factory air box or an aftermarket sealed enclosure like AIRAID, as you won't really be able to take advantage of that Ram Air design. But on top of the Ram Air functionality, there is also some built-in heat extractors here with the RK option. So the goal, of course, there is to help channel or pull that hot air out from your engine bay while cruising, lowering your underhood temps, which, in a turbocharged application, is never a bad idea. So, on top of the really aggressive styling and the raised cowl here, you're also getting some useful bits out of the RK option to boot.But switching gears, let's briefly talk about the construction. And the hood here is made in the USA from high-temp, hand-laid fiberglass, which is beneficial because you're not gonna to have to worry about this thing warping on you after years of use. The hood does ship to you with a gray gel coat in place, which certainly will need some prep before you get everything sprayed. You'll also notice a bit of mesh here with all of your vents which are removable if you wanted, but, in my opinion, just finishes off the hood nicely and gives it that extra little oomph. Finally, guys, this thing is gonna weigh in at around 70 pounds. So you're not gonna be saving a ton of weight over the already light factory aluminum hood. Instead, this is mainly gonna be for appearance along with that small bit of functionality. But let's briefly talk about fitment before we get into the installation. And I will say, honestly, I was very impressed after we got this thing back from paint and fit it up for the very first time. After a few minutes of some very minor tweaks, we were able to achieve a very consistent gap all around and nothing wonky or out of the ordinary. I will say the install will definitely benefit from an extra set of hands as this thing is a little bit big and bulky. And to give you a better idea of what to expect, here is a detailed walkthrough.Man: Tools used for this installation are as follows, a ratchet or a small impact gun, a 8-millimeter socket, and a 13-millimeter socket. Now to begin, obviously, we're gonna pop our hood open. All right. Now that we got our hood open, you can see the few small things that we gotta take off. We're gonna have to disconnect our rubber seals here, pop them off. We're gonna transfer them over to our new hood. Our latch, our little rubber stops, this way the hood doesn't slam down too far, damage your grille or the front of the hood. And then our struts are actually attached to our hinges. So we're not gonna have to disconnect them. But we're gonna have to take off the two bolts on either side of our hinge. And we're gonna go ahead and lift the hood off. Now let's go ahead and get started by removing our latch and then our rubber seals. We're gonna use a small pry tool to pop them off and an 8-millimeter socket to get our latch off. Now using our 8-millimeter socket on my small impact gun, we're gonna go ahead and remove this. Just take your time. Now, to pull these out, just give them a little tug and they pop right out of place.Next, we're gonna go ahead and get our rubber seals off. Now they're relatively simple. I'm gonna use a small pry tool, take my time, and just pop them out. All right. Now that we have all of our small pieces removed, we're gonna go ahead and get the help of our friend to go ahead and get this hood off and out of the way. Using a 13-millimeter socket, we're gonna go ahead and remove the two nuts on each side that secure the hood down to the hinges then we'll lift it off and out of the way. All right. Now, as you can see, your factory hood was painted once it was put on your truck. Now this leaves nice little paint marks to help you line up your new hood. Since we're gonna be using our original hardware to bolt it down, if you just line up the paint marks, that should get you relatively close to where it should be. Now let's go ahead and get that hood on.All right. Now once you have your hood lined up, to line it up, we just left the bolts slightly loose and you're gonna shift this side to side with it in the down position making sure your gaps are even on both sides. Once you've got it where you like it, go ahead and tighten down your nuts. Now you don't want to tighten them too much because you could pull the bolt right out of the hood. Once that happens, your hood is pretty much useless. You'll have to find a specialty shop to fix the fiberglass and that won't be cheap. Now let's go ahead and get on our latch and our rubber stoppers. Next, we're gonna go ahead and get our rubber stoppers installed. Now to do this, take a small Phillips head screwdriver and stick them in the hole that's in the front of your stopper. This way it'll push the pin on the other side all the way in and seat it down.Now with our rubber stoppers installed, the last thing we have to do is get our latch installed. Now make sure when putting on your latch, you start your hardware by hand. Never start it with a power tool. And using your same 8-millimeter, just gently snug it down. All right. Our hood's installed. It's bolted down. It's lined up. Our latch is done and it looks beautiful. Now I hope you enjoyed this video and it showed you just how easy it is to go ahead and install your hood at home. Now for more videos and parts like these, make sure you visit us at americantrucks.com.
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May 31, 2019
Looks great. Really love the look and how it helps to the trucks aggresive look. A little pain getting it lined up. I dont know if its mentioned, but you need a 5/16th drill bit for the bump stops and a 3/16 drill bit for the rubber seals to install them.Helpful (2)
April 09, 2019
Ram air hood
Nice gelcoat, great fit .Helpful (0)
July 09, 2018
Looks good and fully functional. I would highly recommend this to any one who likes a custom rude. It required almost no body work.Helpful (6)
February 16, 2018
Does not fit 2017 XLT
Unfortunately it does not fit my truck after confirming with company that it does. I am in the process of returning this item and so far American Muscle has been supportive. I'll include photos so those of you considering purchasing this hood can think twice...Helpful (30)
January 26, 2018
Peace of junk
Bought this from American Muscle, within 30 days of painting, mounting et. Hood now has 3 large cracks in it, maker RK Sport inc. won't take even take responsible for hood, I'm out $1400.00 after paint etc. Don't Buy this hood!!!!Helpful (25)
December 16, 2017
Tough looking hood
The hood arrived by truck in great shape. I do recommend shipping it to a place with a loading dock or where ir can be unloaded with help. That said, the hood came out great. It will need lots of work as far as priming and prepping for the best end result. My body shop guy had to move the fenders in just a bit to get the lines to match up. Seems like the hood tapered just a bit to much from the back to the front. One thing my body guy asked me when i picked up my truck was, "you know all fiberglass hoods eventually crack right?" I said "..ummmm... no. I did not know that". Time will tell how it holds up in the future but for know it looks sharp and changed the whole look of the truckHelpful (8)
December 06, 2017
The hood makes the difference
I purchased the RK hood after an idiot tossed a full bottle of something into my factory hood taking it out. My luck, i guess! The body shop i had it delivered to did excellent work finishing and installing it. The Southern Comfort Apex package i already had on my F-150 now looks complete! The hood makes all the difference!Helpful (4)
December 01, 2017
RK Sport Ram Air Hood
Excellent quality... perfect fit! Had it professionally painted and it turned out awesome! Looks like it rolled off the line as is. Highly recommended!Helpful (4)
November 12, 2017
RK Sport Ram Hood
In short, hood is OK. Took more than expected prep work (pretty good molding scores) Gaps are off, not horribly. Classic Autobody in Wilmington did a great job as usual to make hood OK. Style of hood is very cool; why I didn’t go with a Cervini. The hood’s style is pretty cool. Fit is acceptablei. Was expecting better, but an OK hood.Helpful (8)
October 13, 2017
1st paid $100 shipping and gets an 1hr away call tell me theyll charge more if they actually come to my house so had to go get it. So all i had is my truck had to take out of box to fit. So box was done. Then get it to two paint shop both wouldnt guaruntee it bc they said it was awful. Body lines way off. $9?? Dollars of garbage. Dont buy highly disappointed.Helpful (19)
How well this hood hold up in cold weather ? an what cold air intake well work best with this hood ,,,,
Neither hot nor cold temperature extremes are a problem for fiberglass. This is true because of the exceptional qualities of thematerial. Fiberglass exhibits less expansion and contraction due to heat or cold. Fiberglass has a very high strength-to-weight ratio. For a substance that is so strong, fiberglass is very flexible compared to most other materials, which enables it to handle changing temperatures without cracking. As far as which cold air intake would work best, that would depend more on the vehicle than the hood.
What is your suggestion on getting this hood painted and what is the average cost? I need a blue Jean Metallic hood for my 2.7 EcoBoost 2016.
We suggest giving a call around to your local paint shops to find someone that you are comfortable dealing with. The price will heavily depend on the shop and the paint that they need to use, but it will likely cost a few hundred dollars to have this prepped and painted properly.
Can this be used in the snow I live in Michigan. Will my engine bay and intake get wet?
I’m looking to get a cold air intake to go with the hood. Is there a certain one that will fit best with this hood type? Want to make sure the 2 go together.
Any intake would work great with this hood.
How does it handle extreme heat?
This RKSport Ram Air Hood is made from hand laid, hi-temp fiberglass for long lasting durability also the two rear heat extractor vents allow hot air to escape from the engine bay to help keep under hood temperatures under control.
The RK Sport Ram Air Hood will weigh in at 71 lbs.
The RK Sport Ram Air Hood will work with the AEM intake yes.
The RK Sport Ram Air Hood is designed to direct air from the scoop to the OEM airbox. We have not found any cold air intakes that take full advantage of this design as of this time.
The RK Sport Ram Air Hood will feed air to your Roush cold air intake. However, it may not create a perfect seal.
With such a myriad of bug guards, we would not be able to confirm if they would fit this RK Sport Ram Air hood.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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