Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and breakdown of the Barricade oval side step bars with 60-degree ends fitting your 2015 through current F-150.
So in this video, I'm gonna break down who these might appeal to, the construction and materials that went into these step bars, what you should expect to be spending. And then last but not the least, we'll take a quick look at the installation where you're gonna be looking at incredibly easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get these on to your truck. So let's get into it.
So these should appeal to any F-150 owner that either had factory-installed side steps or running boards or if your truck did not come equipped with them and you're looking to make it considerably easier getting in and out of your F-150. Not only that, you're looking to make the sides of your truck pop a little bit more. Right off the bat, one of the things that I definitely like about this setup is the fact that these are gonna have 60-degree ends in comparison to some of the other styles out there, kind of like nerf bars or a square setup. Whereas, this is gonna give the sides of your truck a little bit more of a unique look in comparison to what you might find on your truck from the factory.
Additionally, not only is it gonna make it incredible easy to get in and out of your truck no matter the weather conditions, but you're actually gonna be protecting your truck from a couple of door dings in the parking lots. But if you're gonna be doing some off-roading, I might suggest checking out some fender flares as they're gonna be giving you a little bit more protection than side steps themselves.
So taking a look at the construction here, guys, one of the things that I like right off the bat is that these are definitely very well-built, and it's evident in my hands and on the table right here. But additionally, one of the things that I definitely do like about these is the fact that these are gonna feature a massive raised ABS plastic in both step pads, which is meant to keep your foot on the bar no matter the weather conditions.
So another feature I definitely like about these, like I had mentioned before, is the fact that these are gonna feature an oval construction as well as having a 60-degree end. Now, there's a ton of different styles as well as colors and configurations of step bars for your truck. And depending on where you're looking to take your build or just to suit your personal taste, these may not appeal to you. So I'd suggest checking out some of the other options on the site if you're gonna be looking for something that's gonna have more of a square setup or something that's gonna be a little bit more rounded.
So taking a quick look at the pricing here, you should expect to be spending only about 180 bucks for this setup. And I honestly think that it's a steal in comparison to some of the other brands and/or options out there. You're gonna see that these can easily fluctuate to upwards of $400 or even $500 and even over $1,000, depending on the style and type. Now, get it from the money here, I think you're definitely getting away with a ton of product, which is not only gonna make your truck look that much better, but, again, it's gonna be considerably easier getting in and out of your truck. But, again, if the polished look as well as the 60-degree ends isn't gonna be something [inaudible 00:02:39] your taste, definitely check out some of the other options on the website.
So taking a quick look at the installation here, just like I had said in the beginning of the video, you're not gonna be looking at anything too crazy here and a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about an hour to get these on to your truck should do it. So before throwing these on to your trucks, some things that I'm gonna make sure to have on hand would be a full socket set, a torque wrench, and a hex bit set. And while it's not completely necessary, it's always a good idea to have a second set of hands around as when you're positioning these on to your brackets, it could be a little bit tough do them by yourself.
So like most, if not all, step bars, nerf bars, or running boards out there, these are going to install utilizing your factory mounting points on your truck, which can be found on the interior portion of you rocker panel. Now, I know it's easier said than done, as this is just gonna be a quick glance to get these installed. But, again, you're looking at a very simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get these on to your truck.
All right, so just to wrap things up here, if you're the 2015 through a current F-150 owner and your truck was not equipped with running boards or nerf bars from the factory or if you do have them and you're just looking to get into a different style, something that's gonna suit your personal taste for your truck, I would definitely suggest checking out this kit for your F-150.
All right, so that's my quick review and breakdown of the Barricade 5-inch oval side step bars with 60-degree ends in stainless, fitting your 2015 through current F-150, available right here at americanmuscle.com.