Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed review of the Raptor Series Six-Inch Magnum Straight Oval Step Bar in the polished stainless steel finish, fitting all '09 to '14 F-150s. So in this video I'll be going over all the functionality and styling you need to know about this massive Magnum Step Bar from Raptor Series, as well as the construction and materials. I'll even take you through the installation, which I'll tell you upfront will get a solid one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. So let's jump right into it.
So the Raptor Series Six-Inch Magnum Straight Oval Step Bar will be for all '09 to '14 F-150 owners out there who believe that bigger is better and want to pick up the beefiest step bar for the side profile of their F-150s to give their rig one of the most aggressive looks on the market. Now the Magnum step bar I have with me today is the six-inch option from Raptor Series really does give you an aggressive and overall beefed up appearance of the side profiles of your F-150, switching up the stock size but relatively keeping the stock styling and design for the F-150. If you don't currently have side steps, this one will definitely beef up the sides of your F-150.
I know said that a million times, but given that these are the six different options, this one is one of the biggest options on the market, so you're really getting one of the most aggressive ways to get the functionality of helping you get in and out of the truck, which, of course, is beneficial to the guys out there with lifted setups. So as you can imagine, this one offers a six-inch thick stainless steel tubing with the oval shape throughout that extends the entire length of your cab without bending on the ends unlike some other options on the market. Offers very slip-resistant pads here with entire trail-like pattern for added aggression, helping you get in and out of your truck through all year round weather, all completed and a polished stainless steel finish for a mirror-like shine, very attractive here. In my opinion, this one has a lot of bang for your buck, but I'll touch on that buck in just a second.
Now at this point in time I do want to point out that a lot of times side steps and side bars like these will be described as protection for the sides of your F-150. In my opinion it will give you some protection for small trail hazards if you're hitting off-road and trails or maybe even endure things in the parking lot, but if you're going up against some of those bigger trail hazards out there, this might actually bend, even though it's a six-inch thick stainless steel tubing. This is not meant to be full-on side armor. If that's what you're looking for, there are some other options that fit your need.
Now to further elaborate on the bang for your buck I mentioned a little bit ago, this one is gonna be running you about 450 bucks if you are interested in the massive six-inch Magnum Series from Raptor Series. This one is gonna be, I think, a normal pricing relatively for something of this size. and in my opinion if you are looking for that bulkier look for the sides of your F-150, this is definitely the way to go. Now the installation portion of the video, I do want to point out again, this will be another plus when picking up the Raptor Series Six-Inch Magnum Straight Oval Step Bar. And this one will be a direct bolt on, will not require any drilling or modifications to your rig.
It will only require you to have a basic set of ratchets and sockets on hand. So to kick things off you'll be installing the brackets onto the preexisting mounting studs located on the interior wall of your rocker panel using the hardware provided, of course. Now you'll repeat the process for each of the brackets provided in your kit and you'll be good to move on. Now at this point you could take the driver's side step bar and rubber gaskets, place them onto the brackets, use the hardware provided to tighten them down with your hands. Repeat the process for the passenger's side. Once everything is leveled right you can torque it down the spec at 15 to 20-foot pounds. Now when everything is said and done, like I said this one is a direct bolt-on installation, everything is provided for you, just a couple of basic hand tools on deck. Again, maybe about an hour or two on the installation in the driveway at home. I would definitely give this one a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Well, guys, just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of an '09 to '14 F-150 and you're looking for the beefiest and bulkiest step bar to help you get in and out of your lifted or non-lifted setup on your F-150, you might want to check out the Raptor Series Six-Inch Magnum Straight Oval Step Bar in a polished stainless steel finish, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Bigger is Better.
Step up in complete confidence with the Raptor Series 6 inch Magnum Side Steps. They're equipped with 6 inch wide step pad and have a 500 lb. weight capacity so you'll never need to fret when entering or exiting your truck. Each Side Step Bar is completed in a brilliant mirror bright finish that will complement your Ford's factory finishes or any bright upgrades you invest in down the road.Quality Construction.
Designed for durability, these F-150 Side Steps are crafted from hefty 6 inch diameter, 304 stainless steel oval tubing. The end caps are fully welded for added strength and a clean finish. Each bar is polished to a mirror bright finish to ensure impressive style.Easy Installation.
These Straight Oval Tube Side Steps are designed to mount to your Ford's existing factory mounts. No drilling or modification is required and all the necessary hardware and brackets are included to make upgrading quick and easy.Lifetime Warranty.
These Stainless Steel Side Steps are backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to ensure the steps are free from defects. Some exclusions may apply, please review the manufacturer's warranty for complete details.Application.
The Raptor Series 6 in. Magnum Straight Oval Side Step Bars are designed to fit 2009 to 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver Side Step Bar
- (1) Passenger Side Step Bar
- (2) Front Brackets
- (2) Rear Brackets
- (4) Rubber Gaskets
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
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