Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Westin HDX brush guard fitting all 2015 and newer f-150s. In this video, I'll be going over everything you need to know about the materials, and what makes the Westin HDX brush guard so protective and so styling. I'll even touch on the installation, which I'll tell you upfront will not require any drilling, but it will require a minor amount of trimming, but overall, will get a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. So, let's jump right into it.
The Westin HDX brush guard I have with me today is gonna be for all 2015 and newer f-150 owners out there looking to pick up some serious protection for the front end of the rig, protecting their headlights and their upper grille from off-roading trail hazards, and stuff you might come in contact with on the road on the daily. The brush guard I have with me today from Westin is gonna be a part of their heavy-duty series of front end protection for your f-150, falling at the top of the leaderboards when it comes to that serious protection, falling just short of their full bumper guard, which would include everything you see here, including a whole new bumper to protect it even further. Now, with that said, this one will attach right under your factory front bumper, and come up to protect your factory upper grille using the punch plate you see here, and has a full wraparound design to protect your upper headlights, as well.
Now, when it comes to this front end protection that Westin offers, we of course have to have some really good materials to back it up. This was manufactured out of a two-inch mild steel tubing with a one-piece assembly, and of course a fully hand-welded design for superior strength. It was then completed in a sleek black powder coated finish to give it some long-lasting aggression, and of course that corrosion resistance. All said and done, it also has an accented eight-inch thick, two and three quarters inch wide rubber upright strips, as you can see here, for some added detail and style. So, overall, if this is something you think you can benefit from on the front end of your 2015 or newer f-150, expect to pick it up for just about $600, which in my personal opinion isn't too bad of a price considering I've seen items like this go for a little over $1000, so for $600 you're getting a lot of bang to your back with the badassery, of course, but you're getting high-quality materials from Westin. My opinion? Definitely worth the bang for your buck.
Shifting gears over to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one does not require any drilling to get done properly. Now, if you do have tow hooks installed, you will have to take those off to get this installed, so you wanna keep that in mind going forward, as well. With all that stuff aside, here is the installation for this itself. Of course, it will be heavy, so you will need a helping hand on deck. Definitely not gonna be able to take care of this one on your own, but it will be a direct bolt-on installation after the trimming is said and done, so you will need a ratchet and a simple socket set to get that finished.
So to kick things off, you'll need to remove your factory air dam as well as your tow hooks to get this one done properly. From there, you can install your nut and stud plates to the frame, as well as the mounting brackets, all included in the kit for you, as well. So once your mounting brackets are in place, it's just a matter of having a helping hand to pop this one up on the front of your f-150 using your ratchet and socket set and the hardware provided in the kit, of course, to bolt everything down. Once it's bolted down, you're looking at spending about an hour or two on the installation, and I would say this gets a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter simply because there is that extra trimming step involved.
And just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer f-150, and you're looking for a way to get some serious protection on the front end of your f-150 for your upper grille, as well as your headlights, as well as a badass off-road design, might wanna check out the Westin HDX brush guard, which of course is available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Protect Your Front End.
If you travel down back roads and you come across low hanging branches or fallen debris, make sure your F-150s front end is protected by installing a Westin HDX Brush Guard. Featuring a full wrap around design, this polished stainless steel brush guard includes wings that ensure your headlights will be protected from debris. Westin also equips this brush guard with a full punch plate center grille, that provides optimum protection to your factory grille and radiator, as well as giving your Ford a rugged appearance.Heavy Duty Construction.
Manufactured with heavy duty 2 inch diameter stainless steel tubing, this HDX Brush Guard is a 1-piece assembly that is fully welded to provide superior strength. The brush guard is completed in a bright polished finish for long lasting corrosion resistance and great looks. It also accented with 1/8 inch thick, 2-3/4 inch wide rubber upright strips for an extra added detail that everyone will appreciate.Bolt-On Installation.
Westin engineered this HDX Brush Guard to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using basic hand tools. Some trimming to the tow hook pocket area and lower bumper grille area is required. Also if your F-150 is equipped with tow hooks, they are required to be removed for installation.Lifetime Warranty.
Westin provides this Brush Guard with a Lifetime Warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship. Some exclusions apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for complete details.Application.
This polished stainless steel Westin HDX Brush Guard is specifically designed to be used on the 2015 to 2018 F-150s not
equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Forward Collision Warning Systems. It is not compatible on Raptor models.Technical Note.
The Brush Guard may interfere with the function of front parking sensors and front camera, if equipped. Also the Brush Guard may partially block airflow getting to the intercooler on EcoBoost models.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Grille Guard Assembly
- (1) Driver Side Lower Mounting Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Lower Mounting Bracket
- (1) Driver Side Upper Support Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Upper Support Bracket
- (2) 8mm Spacer
- (2) Double Nut Plate
- (4) M12 Hex Cap Screws
- (4) M12 Flat Washers
- (4) M12 Split Lock Washers
- (2) M8 Cap Screws
- (2) M8 Flat Washers
- (2) M8 Split Lock Washers
- (6) M12 Hex Button Head Screws
- (6) M12 Bellville Washers
- (6) M12 Serrated Flange Nuts
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18
Not compatible with ACC and Forward Collision Warning System equipped F-150s.