Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the RBP RX-2 Locking and Unlocking Black Fuel Doors, available for all '09 to '14 F-150s, excluding the Flareside models. So in this video, I'll be going over the benefits and appearance of the locking and unlocking fuel doors as well as their materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know up front gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, making this a very simple install for almost anybody to take care of with simple hand tools.
So the RBP RX-2 Locking and Non-Locking Black Fuel Doors, like you see here, will be for any '09 to '14 F-150 owner looking to replace their boring stock fuel door with something a bit more aggressive, a bit more customized, while also getting the peace of mind of a locking fuel door on top of that.
So the fuel door you see on the table with me today is a non-locking fuel door option, but they also have an identical option that has a lock right on the front here and it comes with its own key. Now, of course, that locking option's gonna be for the guys who want that added peace of mind, just to make sure their gas is safe and nobody's putting anything in them. Now, of course, you can always get the non-locking option if you're looking for a sleeker look. Now, it's definitely up to your personal preference. Either way, it's completely replacing your factory fuel door and gives a very direct bolt-on installation.
Now, like I said, this one I have here is the non-locking fuel door, but as far as the locking option goes, it really has two main functions, the first of which is sitting right up there in the title. It's a locking fuel door. That way, it's safe from outside threats and you're the only one who has access to it, as long as you have your key handy. Now, with that said, that's gonna be for the guys out there looking for the added peace of mind, but if you don't think it's really necessary, you can go for the one you see here, which is the exact same option, just without the lock. Now, that second main reason I mentioned actually applies to both options, the locking and the non-locking, and it's simply just gonna be the styling and appearance.
Now, as you can see here, this one offers a huge difference at compared to your stock fuel door. Now, of course, you get a black powder-coated finish with stainless steel rivets all the way around here, very aggressive, very smooth feel. It actually does feel like a very high-quality product. On the front, you actually get the RBP logo with the R and star stamped right into the materials, so this one isn't gonna be just, you know, brushed on. It's actually embedded right in there. Very high-quality fuel door, I think, so if you're looking for an aggressive switch, an aggressive change from the factory option, this is a pretty good way to start, in my personal opinion.
So if you're interested in the durable aluminum construction with the stainless steel accents and the stainless backing here, you can pick up this option for just north of 100 bucks. Now, of course, this is gonna be one of the more expensive fuel doors out on the market, but of course, north of 100 bucks is gonna be for the locking option. Just shy of that will be for the non-locking option, so it all comes down to your preference and how much you wanna spend and what you wanna get out of it.
So as far as the installation goes for this product, of course, like I said, it's gonna exclude the Flareside beds, so if that's the model you have, unfortunately, this option is not going to fit your bed style. But for the '09 to '14 guys out there who wanna install this, it's gonna be a very simple 15, maybe 20-minute install with a simple flat-head screwdriver.
So to kick things off, you wanna use your flat-head screwdriver to pry off the factory fuel door cover from the assembly and the housing. From there, you wanna remove the no cap fuel cover and then the three bolts holding that to the housing. So once you get that off, all you have to do is simply bolt the bracketing system from the back of the RBP option into place the same way you took the factory one off. From there, you can simply test out the locking features on the locking fuel door, and if you're working with the non-locking fuel door, you're good to go. Overall, like I said, 15 to 20 minutes on the install and 1 out of 3 wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap up the overview and install, if you're the owner of an '09 to '14 F-150, excluding the Flareside models, and you're looking for a way to pick up some safety and security for your fuel cap as well as some external aggression, you might wanna check out the RBP RX-2, both Locking and Non-Locking Fuel Doors in Black, which are available right here at americanmuscle.com.