Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Alex here from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my detailed review and breakdown of the Barricade Three-Inch Polished Side Step Bar in Stainless Steel, fitting your 2009 through 2014 F-150 SuperCab. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to, the construction and materials that went into these step bars, what you should expect to be spending, and then we're gonna take a quick look at what's entailed to get these installed on your truck. Well, I'm gonna be giving these a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor to get these on, and I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.
So the Barricade Three-Inch Step Bars that I have here today should definitely appeal to a specific F-150 owner out there that's gonna be looking to get into a smaller and slimmer-looking step bar, that's gonna be very budget-friendly, that's not gonna hurt your wallet at the end of the day. So no matter if your F-150 didn't come with step bars from the factory, or if they did and you're looking to get into a little bit more of a slimmer and smaller-looking option that's gonna complement both light and dark-colored trucks out there, I definitely think these would appeal to you, as they're gonna make it considerably easier getting in and out of your truck, and especially if you're gonna be running a small leveling kit, or even a lift kit, or if you're just vertically-challenged like me.
So something I like about these right off the bat, in comparison to what you might find coming on a truck right from the dealership, is the fact that these are, again, gonna be a little bit slimmer. But the orientation, right here on the ends, are gonna be a bent style. So that means it's gonna essentially come into your truck as opposed to just being a straight bar, like what you might find. Now, that might appeal to you, and if it doesn't, we're gonna have a ton of other options on the website, which are gonna range in color, configuration, style, brand, you name it. So at the end of the day, there's gonna be absolutely something for every truck owner out there, based on what you wanna spend and the look that you're after.
Again, if you're gonna be after a smaller step bar, something that's gonna be a little bit slimmer-looking and hug the sides of your truck, this is gonna be a perfect option for you. But I do wanna throw it out there that, given these are gonna be a three-inch-diameter step bar, you will be sacrificing a little bit of step pad there, and it's just something to keep in the back of your head. As if you're gonna be looking to have a much larger contact patch for your foot to hit the bar, I might suggest checking out a four or a five-inch option.
So in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, we're gonna see that Barricade's gonna have these manufactured out of a three-inch stainless steel tubing, which is then gonna be polished to a high shine. Now, I personally think, with the '09 through '14 F-150s, if your truck was optioned with chrome bumpers up front and back or if you've got a two-tone-styled truck, these are really gonna offset the colors nicely, as chrome or a silver look down below on your rocker panels is just gonna look that much better.
So in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending only about 140 bucks for this kit, which, in my opinion, is gonna be a huge selling point, as these are an incredibly budget-friendly option. Now, just like I said previously, this will be a little bit slimmer in comparison to some other options out there, and if you're gonna be going up in diameter from a three to a four to a five-inch as well as the configuration and the finish, you will see the prices fluctuate a little bit. And, again, it's just something to keep in the back of your head when you're shopping for step bars for your truck.
All right, guys, so switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at a very straightforward and an easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor to get these onto your rig. Now, the ease of install here is definitely a huge selling point for me as it should be with any truck owner out there, as these are not gonna require any type of cutting, welding, or modification to your truck. And they are going to install with a basic socket set as well a little bit of elbow grease. So take a closer look. These are gonna be installed using the existing mounting studs, which can be found on the interior portion of your rocker panel. Again, you're really only looking at about an hour's worth of labor here and a very easy and straightforward one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter.
All right, guys, just to wrap things up, some final thoughts, if you're the '09 through '14 SuperCab owner, no matter if your truck was optioned with a side step and you're looking to get into a slimmer and more attractive-looking option, or if you just didn't have them installed from the factory and you're looking for something that's gonna be a little bit more on the subtle side, I would definitely suggest checking these out for your truck. So that's my detailed review and breakdown of the Barricade Three-Inch Polished Side Step Bars in Stainless Steel, fitting the 2009 through 2014 F-150 SuperCab, available right here at americanmuscle.com.