Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview of the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper, fitting all 2015 and newer F-150s. So, in this overview, I'll be touching on the quality of the materials you can expect from this bumper as well as the functionality, styling, and even the install job, which I'll tell you upfront will get a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. This is something you will need a helping hand for because it is a little bit heavier, but it's easy enough.
Let's just right into it. The Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper is going to be for the 2015 or newer F-150 owner out there looking to swap out their wimpy stock rear bumper for one that offers a lot more protection for outside hazards as well as some lighting fixture mounts in case you ever want to upgrade there. So, to jump into the main construction of what you can expect with this bumper, this one is made of a heavy duty gauge steel that was CNC laser cut from top to bottom, leaving two open slots here with a honeycomb backing that actually is removable. Now, obviously, for added aggression and style but also to give you the opportunity to pick up some LED spotlights or fog lights separately in the future, to add them and incorporate them into this bumper.
Now to elaborate on the functionality I mentioned in the beginning of the video, this bumper here is the HD or heavy duty extreme rear bumper from Barricade, basically meaning this is a tough bumper that offers some serious protection for the lower rear end of your F-150. Now, this one here isn't the most protective bumper on the market, but this one will offer a stronger, more durable bumper than your stock one while saving your wallet from taking a beating.
Price-wise, you're looking at spending about 600 bucks for the HD Extreme Rear Bumper from Barricade simply because it is a lot stronger than your stock one, but it's not as expensive as some of the other options on the market if you are looking for the maximum amount of protection. Now, if you are looking to spend a little bit more money on the rear bumper to get a little bit more protection, there are other options out there. But, if you really like what you see here, but you want to pick up the option that does include the LED spotlights, you can do that as well for just about $200 more.
So, moving along to the installation portion of the video. Like I said in the beginning, this one will require an extra set of hands simply because it is such a heavy bumper that is too much for one person to handle and work the ratchet at the same time. Now, this one, again, will only require a couple of tools, like a ratchet and a very simple socket set to get the job done in the driveway at home.
So, to kick things off, you want to start with the bumper on a table like the one I have here with the face down. This way you can install the bracket that was provided in the kit with the hardware also provided with the pre-drilled holes on the back of the bumper. Now, if you do not have rear backup sensors, you'll be using the plugs provided to plug these two holes you see here. If you do have a backup sensor, we're going to leave these holes unplugged to come back to a little bit later.
Now, once the rear bumper comes off, you can start putting this one into place on the mounting flanges at the end of the rear frame, using the helping hand to support the weight while you work the ratchet. Now, also, bolts are provided in the kit to get this secured down. Once you get the bolts into place using the hardware provided, you want to make sure it's loose enough to get everything leveled, once everything is leveled and secure you can tighten all the hardware down.
Once the bumper is in place, you can reinstall your license plate and the trailer plug as well as your backup sensors, putting them through the back of the bumper through the predrilled holes, reinstall the wiring harness and rep
Give your truck rugged protection in style with the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper. This rugged bumper will help protect your truck's rear end from trail hazards and ensure impressive style no matter what road or trail you roam.
This Rear Bumper is crafted from 3mm thick steel plate for impressive strength and durability. It is completed in a tough black powder coat finish to provide long lasting corrosion resistance and intense off-road styling for the many miles ahead.
This Heavy Duty Rear Bumper installs easily to factory locations without the need for drilling or modification. It includes all your necessary hardware for a quick and painless upgrade.
3 Year Warranty.
Barricade backs their bumper with a 3 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.
This Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper is designed to fit the 2015-2018 F-150s, excluding Raptors, with or without reverse sensors.Technical Note.
The Barricade Rear Bumper is not
compatible with the OEM Hitch.
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) Rear Bumper
- (2) Mounting Brackets
- (4) Sensor Hole Plugs
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?