Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Barricade 3-inch Side Step Bar with 90 degree ends in the polished finish available for all 2015 and newer F-150s. In this video, I'll be going over the functionality and styling of the Barricade 3-inch Side Step Bar as well as its materials and construction. I'll top everything off with the installation which, I'll also let you know upfront, will be simple enough for any novice to take care of and will get a one-out-of-three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
The Barricade 3-inch Side Step Bar with the 90 degree ends in the polished finish I have with me today is going to be for all 2015 and newer F-150 owners out there looking to switch out their factory side step bars or add some to their naked F-150 while also switching up the styling with the 90 degree ends with this particular option from Barricade to overall give it a more aggressive look while keeping the same thickness. Obviously, side step bars have the main function of helping you get in and out of your truck, especially useful with a lifted setup, but of course also adds a stylistic aspect to the sides of your F-150. Now, the stock size, if your F-150 did come with side steps, is going to be a 3-inch tubing which is exactly mimicked in this particular option from Barricade. The only difference with this one is obviously the bright attractive polished finish, really grippy pads that I'll touch on in just a bit, and a 90 degree bent end on either side which is very unique from the stock options which'll actually bend in a little more uniquely to under your doors.
Now as far as the materials and construction goes here just a little bit further, this was manufactured out of a 3-inch stainless steel tubing, giving that oval shape throughout similar to your stock option but is set apart, thanks to the 90 degree ends which give it that unique shine to tuck under your doors a little bit differently. Also with that said you've got slip resistant gripping pads here with a tread like pattern giving all year round safety and security making sure you're hopping in and out of your truck very safely whether it's wet or dry weather. Again, to finish that all off, is finished in a mirror-like, polished shine for that attractive finish giving you good looks all year round. Now I do want to point out that this is sometimes referred to as protection for the sides of your F-150. Although I do slightly agree with that, I would not completely rely on these as full-on side armor against the big trail hazards out there but again, will protect you from smaller rocks and even door dings in the parking lot, so keep that in mind when shopping around.
If this is something that piques your interest, this one is going to be a very budget-friendly item here on the site. You can expect to pick this up for just shy of 150 bucks. You are getting a lot of bang-for-your-buck materials with the stainless steel but of course is bringing the price down thanks to the fact that it is very similar to the stock option. If you're trying to stray away from that stock option, there are a lot of unique options on the site, but if you're looking to stay in that stock range with the 90 degree ends here to give it a little more unique flair, this one might be for you.
As far as the installation goes, like I said in the very beginning, this one is going to be simple enough for any novice to take care of with a few simple hand tools like a ratchet and socket set. It will not require any drilling or permanent modification and comes with all hardware necessary to get the job done. You'll be mounting the brackets on the pre-existing mounting studs located on the interior wall of your rocker panel. From there, tighten down those brackets using the hardware provided in the kit, then place the side step onto those brackets on one side of your F-150, tighten that down by hand and then repeat the process to the other side of the truck. Tighten all the hardware down to spec at 15 to 20 foot-pounds, and you're good to go. Overall about an hour's worth of time on the install and a one-out-of-three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150, and you're looking for a very budget-friendly item to help you get in and out of your truck especially if it's lifted, while not straying too far from the stock option, you might want to check out the Barricade 3-inch Side Step Bar with the 90 degree ends in the polished finish available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Barricade Off-Road's 3 inch Round Side Bars with 90 Degree Ends will give your F-150 an aggressive appearance while providing a convenient step for easy getting in and out of your truck. These polished Side Bars also double as side armor to provide additional protection against brush, trail hazards and dreaded door dings.Quality Construction.
The Side Bars are manufactured from heavy duty 3 in. stainless steel tubing for superior strength and durability. These Barricade Off-Road F-150 Side Bars are polished to a bright mirror finish for impressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance. Easy, Bolt-on Installation.
Barricade Off-Road's Side Bars are engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling or cutting required for a clean straight forward installation. All of the necessary hardware is included for installation, making this an easy job for anyone to completeApplication.
These Polished Barricade Off-Road 3 in. Round Side Bars with 90 Degree Ends are designed to fit all 2015 to 2018 F-150's, including Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
- What's in the Box
Regular Cab Option:
- (1) Driver Side Sidebar
- (1) Passenger Side Sidebar
- (1) Driver Side Front Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Front Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Driver Side Rear Sidebar Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Rear Sidebar Bracket
SuperCab and SuperCrew Option:
- (1) Driver Side Sidebar
- (1) Passenger Side Sidebar
- (2) Driver Side Front/Passenger Side Rear Sidebar Brackets
- (2) Passenger Side Front/Driver Side Rear Sidebar Brackets
- (2) Center Brackets - SuperCrew Only
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- XLT - 15, 16
- XL - 15, 16
- Platinum - 15, 16
- Lariat - 15, 16
- King Ranch - 15, 16
- Limited - 16
- 15-18 - 17