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Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Polished Stainless (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

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  • Item T527542
  • MPN# T527542

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Features, Video & Details

  • Provides Front End Protection
  • 3.50" Tubular Construction
  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
  • Bright Polished Finish
  • Includes Auxiliary Light Mounts
  • Easy, No-Drill Install
  • Some Cutting May be Required
  • Includes 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Fits 2004-2017 F-150s, Excluding SVT Raptor

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com and this is my quick review and install of the Barricade 3.5" Bull Bar, available in polished and black fitting the 2004 through 2016 F-150. So in this video I'm gonna talk about the construction and materials of this bar, as well as hitting on the installation later, which right off the bat, I'm gonna be giving a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and you should have this one your truck in about one to two hours tops. Now, if you're the owner of a '04 through 2016 F-150 and you're looking to protect your front end, make your truck not look like your neighbor's, as well as adding a little bit of aggression, this is definitely gonna be the bar that I would suggest checking out. Now, another great aspect about this piece is that you're gonna have a couple areas right up here that either fits some 3" auxiliary lighting or a 22.5" light bar right up front. So in terms of the construction, these bull bars, both the polished and black powder coated versions are gonna be comprised of very heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel, so you can rest easy knowing that you're gonna be protecting your truck from anything you may come across, be it on your daily commute, job site, or doing some light off-roading. I will add that if you're gonna be doing some heavy-duty trail running, I might suggest taking a look at a full-face brush guard just to insure that you're gonna be protecting the front end of your truck. Now, in regards to the finish on both of these bull bars available in polished and black, I can personally attest to them holding up over time. In regards to the elements, any type of corrosion, you need not worry, as I've had this on my truck for about a year now. Now, last but not least, another great aspect about this bull bar is, again, you can add 3" pods right up front or a 22.5" light bar like I've done on my own personal vehicle. Now, taking a look at the price here, guys, we're gonna see this bull bar fall in line right around the $200 price range, which in my opinion, you're getting a huge bang for the buck based on the materials used here, knowing that you're gonna be protecting your investment, as well as having the ability to add any type of auxiliary lighting like I had said previously up front. So in my opinion, guys, you're definitely getting away with a huge bang for the buck here not only based on the fact that you're gonna have heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel tubing, but also for the fact that weighing this in comparison to alternatives out there, we're gonna see them tip the scales at easily north of $500 and even getting up to as high as about $2,000 based on the brand as well as the materials used. So just like I had said at the beginning of the video, guys, this is going to be a very easy installation and you're gonna be looking at about one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about one to two hours to get this on your truck. Now, another great aspect about this bar, in my opinion, is that no cutting, modification, or welding is gonna be required, so you can rest easy knowing that down the road, if you're gonna be looking to upgrade to a full-face brush guard, this can pull off and you can install the other one with no issues. So like I had said, because there's no cutting or modification required, this can be installed with simple hand tools like a basic socket set. Now, while it's not required to have two people there, it'll definitely make the installation process a little bit easier on yourself so it might be a good idea just to have a second set of hands around. All right, guys, just to wrap things up here, I really like this option from Barricade not only based on the fact that I have one of these on my own personal truck, but for the fact that you're gonna be protecting your investment with some heavy duty 3.5" diameter stainless steel tubing, not looking like every other F-150 around town, as well as having the ability to add 3" auxiliary lighting pods or a 22.5" light bar up front. So that's my review and install for the Barricade 3.5" Bull Bar fitting your '04 through 2016 F-150 right here at americanmuscle.com.

Extra Protection.A Barricade Off-Road 3.5 in. Bull Bar provides dependable front-end and under-carriage protection from all types of trail and road hazards. This Bull Bar is perfect for F-150's that pull double duty both on and off the road. The Barricade's thick steel tubing handles trail debris, bangs and bumps confidently, and will look good doing it. Two center light mounts allow for round auxiliary lighting to provide extra protection and confident at night.

Quality Construction. Manufactured from heavy duty 3.5 in. stainless steel tubing for superior strength, this Barricade Off-Road F-150 bull bar is ready for any tough trail or worksite. Its polished to a bright mirror finish for impressive looks and long-lasting corrosion resistance, making this a perfect bull bar for all-weather conditions or off-road adventures.

Easy, Bolt-on Installation. Barricade's F-150 Bull Bars are engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling required for a clean straight forward installation. All hardware for installation is included making this an easy job for anyone to complete. F-150s that are not equipped with tow hooks will require some cutting to the factory plastic lower bumper cover.

Application. This Barricade Off-Road 3.5 in. Bull Bar is specifically designed for use on the 2004 to 2017 F-150s, including the FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, STX, XL and XLT models. Does not fit SVT Raptor models.

Technical Note. The Bull Bar may interfere with the function of the front parking sensor and forward facing camera, if equipped. Also the Bull Bar will partially block airflow to the intercooler on EcoBoost models.

Fitment: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Oval Bull Bar
  • (2) Frame Brackets
  • (2) Mounting Brackets
  • (2) Light Brackets
  • Installation Hardware
Installation Info
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5/5
2012 Ford F-150 Super crew

It's just what I wanted! Easy to install 30 minutes or so.. looks great.. we will see what the Michigan weather does to it with the salt..

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5/5
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Product come in perfect condition with Easy instructions for the install

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Will the 20inch light bar you guys install in the lower bumper work on this bull bar?

ksp

  • Hey Ksp, The 20" light bar should work with this bull bar, also if you take a look at some of the customer submitted photos there is a photo with that 20" light bar install on the lower bumper with this bull bar. So you should be all set!

    Cobra_Machine04

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can aux lights be added

bob

  • HI, This Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar does support the use of Aux Lighting this bar kit will come with 2 light brackets.

    Chris J

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Is this bull bar compatible with ecoboost on the 2017 Ford-150 with 2.7 eco boost? My service manager said some brands of bull bars might restrict air flow to the inter-cooler. Please advise. Thanks

MikeD

  • The Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar will fit on your 2017 2.7l Ecoboost F150. However, it will partially block the airflow to the intercooler.

    VincentV

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Where can i find the right fitting LED light bar for the front of this bull bar?

JasonC

  • The Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar will utilize a 21.5" Light bar. We currently offer the Raxiom 21.5" lightbar here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/raxiom-21-5-double-led-light-bar-9714.html

    Rob D

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i purchased the barricade 3.5 inch bull bar but im going to need to relocate my license plate ..do you have a kit for mounting license plate for it?

jimp

  • The Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar will not interfere with the OEM front license plate mounting at the center of the lower grille/bumper. At this time we do not offer any additional mounting solutions.

    Rob D

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Has anybody installed this bar on a 2005 two wheel drive truck and if so was there any cutting involved?

Chris

  • The Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar will require trimming of the Splash shield and/or lower bumper, depending on the options your truck came equipped with. Further details can be found in the instructions, linked below: http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/T527543-manu.pdf

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Protection 4.166667 4.2
  • Fit 4.722222 4.7
  • Appearance 4.907407 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.796296 4.8



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2017

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Quality Budget Bull Bar

    The price tag made me a little nervous that the quality of this bull bar would be sub par. I was wrong. This is a sturdy piece that installed very easily and looks good. Time will tell how the finish holds up, but as of now, its a good looking addition to the truck, provides a mounting place for a future light bar, and helps separate this truck from every other on the road.

    JohnU

    Year: 2005

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 17, 2017

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    2016 F150

    Was on back order when I ordered it, was 6-8 weeks out and received it in about 2 weeks! Install was very simple in driveway by myself. Looks great on the truck, overall very happy with it! The bad - I did notice a small dent/ding on the top of the bull bar, which is the only reason for 4 stars and not 5.

    Kevin

    Year: 2016

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 05, 2017

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    2012 Ford F-150 Super crew

    It's just what I wanted! Easy to install 30 minutes or so.. looks great.. we will see what the Michigan weather does to it with the salt..

    McConnell

    Year: 2012

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    November 14, 2016

    Not A Bolt-On

    This is a beautiful piece of equipment that was delivered quickly. All pieces were included. Unfortunately this is not a bolt on Bull Bar. I started installation at home and quickly realized that even with tools I was in over me head. Ended up taking the bar and my truck to a shop where they had to remove the whole front bumper to install the bar without having to cut anything. It is a good value, but is not a bolt in.

    Ole

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    November 08, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

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    Product come in perfect condition with Easy instructions for the install

    Mork

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 03, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Nice addition to the factory bumper

    If you live in a state where a front license place is required, you'll need to pick up a relocation bracket to lift the plate above the bottom of the bull bar. I'd recommend doing this at the time you buy the bull bar and installing the license plate bracket onto the bull bar first

    ranger

    Year: 2010 Submodel: 5.4L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 02, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    3.5 in. Bull Bar

    High quality finish, Easy fit and securely packaged product. Nice look on my F-150.

    Magic

    Year: 2011 Submodel: 6.2L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    3.5 inch bull bar

    Absolutely love the look of it for what it is and the price you pay very sturdy perfect place for when I install my 21 inch light bar

    Twatson

    Year: 2011 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 31, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Great product

    Great product easy enough to install. Like dam fine on the truck

    Tony

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 3/5

    October 28, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Bull Bar

    This is a light duty bull bar, its made of light duty tubing. it's made for looks not protection. I have gotten lots of comments on it. It took about a hour and a half to install by going by the directions.

    Steveo

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XL

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 21, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Barricade Bull Bar

    The fit, look and appearance is exactly as shown so I'm fully pleased with that. Price is even great compared to others of similar appearance. The only downfall is that there is only two small bolts on each side that actually holds the bar to the frame mounting bracket. If the bar itself was welded to the intermediate mounting bracket it would be sufficiently strong enough to take an impact but with only the two little bolts on each side holding it to the mounting bracket I could easily see it breaking at first impact.

    Wade

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost STX

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  • 5/5

    September 09, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

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    This product was easy to install and took very little time! I am very satisfied with the look!

    WAW

    Year: 2004 Submodel: 4.6L V8 STX

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  • 5/5

    September 07, 2016

    Awesome looks great!!

    Only took 15 minutes to install super simple!! For the price I was surprised it wasn't cheaply made.

    Ford4life

    Year: 2012 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 4/5

    September 06, 2016

    Bull bar

    The over all bar was good and should look good on my F-150 with the chrome package

    cvfd58

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 Lariat

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  • 5/5

    September 05, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Great!

    Way nicer than expected. Very happy. Light mounts work wonderful. Very well built and welds look awesome.

    Garrison

    Year: 2006 Submodel: 5.4L V8 Lariat

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  • 4/5

    August 25, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    3.5 bull bar

    barricade black bull bar looks great, installation was not to bad about a hours work, really toughens up the look of my f150 front end. very happy with it.

    kooterz

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 FX4

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    great bar

    Very happy with this bar. Good product for the price. Easy installation. Have the look on my truck i was looking for.

    fordsue

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2016

    Awesome Bull Bar Love It

    Ordered on the 18th got on the 19th. Opened the box Read the instructions, Grabbed my tool box and away we went. Super easy 1 Hour 15 min. My truck all ready had tow hook so that made the job easy

    Brian

    Year: 2014 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    July 26, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Awesome product

    It looks great...easy installation...not cheaply made

    Matt

    Year: 2014 Submodel: 5.0L V8 STX

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 25, 2016

    Review from Barricade 3.5 in. Bull Bar - Black (04-17 All, Excluding Raptor)

    Great bar, but....

    I received this Bull Bar as a father's day gift. Since it was being shipped, the kids actually showed me the Bull Bar on your website. I was pleased to read that it was bolt-on with no cutting required. Got the unit delivered, opened up the box and read the instructions. The second note said " the indented pockets in the lower bumper will NEED TO BE CUT OUT". First off on my truck there are no "indented pockets". The was no indication where I had to cut except my own guess-tamet. No template or guide came with the instructions. I was on my own. I'm pretty handy with a bunch of tools so I took some measurements and started small with a body saw. Took three tries but I finally got it cut out enough to mounts the bar and cleaned up the cuts so it didn't look to bad at all. The Bull Bar is a solid, well-built unit that looks great. I'm not the least bit disappointed in the final product but just beware it may take some additional effort to get it mounted if your truck is like mine, which is a 2014 F150 STX, Super Crew, 2WD.

    BlueCoyote

    Year: 2014 Submodel: STX

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