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TruXedo Truck Bed LED Lighting System - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Truxedo Tonneau Covers, B-Light battery powered truck bed lighting system, part number TX1704998. As you will see, these battery powered truck bed lighting systems run on 3 AA batteries. They adhere to whichever section of your bed you would like to put them on with double sided tape as well as the battery box where the on/off switch is, has two holes that you can also add two screws to if you choose. The screws are not supplied with the kit and you will need to come up with them separately. On this particular bed, there's a spray-in bed liner. So we're going to go ahead and use two separate screws to help mount the box to the side of the bed. Because this truck has a Tonneau cover on it and a spray-in bed liner, we're going to actually mount the lighting strip to the underside of the Tonneau cover rail. Before we do any mounting though, we're going to go ahead and undo the four Phillips heads screws.



TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack Installation on a 2008 Ford F-150

Today a 2008 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we're going to install part number TA21508-02-02. This is a tracrac SR sliding truck bed ladder rack with the over the cab extension. Now, first step to get our truck ready so we can install is to install our base rails. Base rail has a hole in it that lines up with the stake pockets that are in the truck. There are stake pockets here and there's one up towards the front here. However, on our truck there's no covers for the stake packets.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on this 2009 Ford F-150 regular cab, we're going to install a brake controller. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. To help us with our install, we're also going to use part number 22292, the Tow Ready Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers. We'll start off with that part first. Looks like we have power going to it so that's a good sign. Manual override says no trailer connected and that makes sense because we don't have it hooked up.



Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150 two-wheel drive, were going to be installing the Air Lifter LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for the rear axle, part number AL57228. Were going to go ahead and show a comparison of the vehicle with factory suspension versus with the airbags installed. Now, were going to give you some measurements with no load in the bed of the vehicle and with the factory suspension. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, were just under 39 inches. Now, well go ahead and put our load into the bed of the vehicle. Were going to put about 1,500 pounds into it, and then well take it out on our test course to show you how it reacts.Now with our weight back in the bed of the vehicle and our airbags installed with 60 PSI, now were at about 38-1/2 inches.



Cipa Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2014 Ford F150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150, we're going to be doing an installation of the CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors in the slip on design for both the driver and the passenger side, part number CM11800. These mirrors are also sold individually. If you only want to buy the driver's side, it's part number 11801. If you would only need the passenger side, it's part number 11802. Let's go over a few features of it. You'll notice this mirror out here, this larger mirror. This is the outer towing mirror, helps give you a wider field of view as well as allow you to see past those wider trailers or campers that you may be towing.



Westin Lighted Running Boards Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today in our 2006 Ford F150 Supercrew Cab, we're going to be installing the Westin Molded Lighted Running Boards with custom installation kit part number 27-0025-1535. In addition to the running boards, we're also going to be installing the Westin Gas Strip for Westin Molded Running Boards part number 27-9901. Now here's what our Westin Lighted Running Boards look like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how they function. We pull the door open, the lights light up, gives you a nice sturdy step to get in the vehicle. When the dome light goes out, the lights will go off as well.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit for you of the CIPA custom slip-on towing mirrors. The part number is CM11800. That's going to include both the passengers and the driver side. They're going to arrive to you just as you see them here. You're going to have the two individual boxes that are of course going to be in a larger box. Just going to want to open your boxes up and you're going to find inside that we've got a towing mirror in each box of course.



Longview Custom Towing Mirror Review - 2000 Ford F-150

Today on this 2000 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting and reviewing the Longview Custom Towing Mirrors, part number CTM2300. This part number does include both the driver and passenger side mirrors. These mirrors install fairly quickly with no tools needed. They are adjustable and have a wide range of movement for your needs and will not scratch your OEM mirrors when installed. Next, we'll go ahead and show you how they install. First, we'll simply slide the Long View Custom Towing Mirror over the vehicle's mirror.



Westin E-Seriers Round Nerf Bars Installation - 2000 Ford F-150

Today on this 2000 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars, part number 23-1435. This is what the nerf bars look like when they're installed on our vehicle. Next we'll go ahead and show you how they install. First we'll point out the mounting locations for our brackets that will hold our nerf bars in place. It will be these large oval holes in the frame. Next we'll take one of our nine plates, which we've marked which edge is the top one, and place it in the access hole, making sure the bolts will face out. Next we'll take our bracket for our driver's side front, which is marked by the manufacturer, and line it up with the bolts and place them on.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2000 Ford F-150

Today on our 2000 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the SIPA Custom Towing Mirror for the Passenger Side, part number 11602. To begin our installation, we'll going to go ahead and attach the wedge to the mirror. To do this, we'll insert the end of the wedge over a tab located on the inside of the mirror. Okay, with that in place, we'll install our SIPA Towing Mirror by sliding it over our factory mirror as shown. With that we'll go ahead and screw our hand knob into the insert located at the back of the SIPA Mirror. This will secure our towing mirror to our factory mirror. Once it's install, you can see that it works totally independent of the factory mirror. We can move it up and down, left and right and diagonal. That'll complete for our install of the SIPA Towing Mirror for the Passenger Side, part number 11602 for our 2000 Ford F-150.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on this 2006 Ford F150, we're going to install part number AL25592. This is the Air Lift Load Controller II Compressor system. Before we show you how it installs we'll show you what it does and how it works. Now the pressure sensor will always maintain a minimum PSI and the airbags help keep their shape so every time we turn on the ignition it'll check for that and it'll inflate the bags as needed. We'll go ahead add more pressure to it. We'll go ahead and press on the rocker switch and you can see how the air bags will kick on and the air gauge goes up.



WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

All right today is a 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. We're going to install part number Wt84697. This is a Weathertech side window air deflectors with dark tinting. This covers front and back doors. All right to install, we'll make sure our window is out of the way. We need to pull out this little corner right here. There's a small piece of foam that's inside here that we have to remove.



TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on our 2009 Ford F150 Super Cab, we're going to be installing the TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack with over the cab extension, part number TA21501-02-02. Here's what our TracRac sliding truck bed ladder rack with the overhead cab extension installed looks like installed on our vehicle. We've already got a ladder installed on it and you may notice that there's some red straps that we have that are helping to secure the ladder to the ladder rack. These are sold separately and in this case, we're just using some simple cam buckle style tie-down straps. The ones that we're using are part number 05605. In addition to the top tie-down plate, it is adjustable or anchor point. We also have this tie-down plates here secured to the uprights.



MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F-150 we'll be installing the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System part number MF16616. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the old or manufacturer's exhaust. Starting at the clamp just behind the Y pipe of the exhaust, we're going to spray it down with some spray lubricant. Note over time this clamp will rust up and can be extremely difficult to get off. In severe cases it may even break. If that happens, it'll be necessary to replace it. In an event where it's so rusted that you can't get a wrench or socket to hold, we'll use a pair of vise grips to try and break it free.



Westin Nerf Bars Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford 150 Super Crew Cab, we'll be installing the Westin Genex Oval Nerf Bars with hoof steps part number 20-2336. Now to begin our install, we'll first need to locate the forward attachment point. This attachment point will be on the inside of the rocker panel square hole with 2 pre-drilled round holes next to it. One some applications it maybe covered up by paint. You'll notice this the first square hole starting from the front behind the wheel working back. Utilizing the hole we'll put 2 nut clips in place taking advantage of the pre-drilled round holes.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum 2-bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number Y02438. We'll begin out test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pin hole and install the attached pin. We'll move the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position it's going to give us a ground clearance of about 17 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our F150 is about 5-1/2 inches. Overall we've added about 13 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. If we pull the pin with the red knob on the back side of our bike rack it'll allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle. As you can, see when we open our tailgate we can open it most of the way but it does make contact with our bike rack.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F-150 we will be test fitting a Saris Axis 2-Bike Rack that will fit both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. Part number SA832B. To start, we will slide the shank of the bike rack into the hitch. Next we line up the pin holes, taking our anti-rattle bolt and threading it through driver's side to passenger side. Next, tighten down the bolt using a wrench and secure it with a clip on the other side. With the bike rack in this position, ground clearance is about 17 inches. The closest point to the truck is about 6-1/2 inches and the overall length is about an additional 15 inches. Next we will loosen the thumb screws and move the arms towards the center mast.



Westin Sportsman Tail Light Guards Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today in our 2006 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin vehicle trim for rear tail lights, part number 39-3305. To begin our install we'll first need to remove the older manufacturer's tail lights. To do that, we'll open the tail gate and remove the two fasteners that secure the tail light assembly. Once we have the fasteners out, we'll go ahead and pop our tail light assembly out of its position. Now overtime, these tail lights can get stuck so you could use a flat blade screwdriver or plastic pry tool to assist in loosening the tail light assembly. When popping the tail light assembly out, be careful not to break the alignment pins that are molded in to the tail light assembly. Now, with the tail light assembly lose, we'll go ahead and bring in the guard and secure it to the tail light.



Westin Sportsman Grille Guard Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F-150 4WD, we'll be installing the Westin Grille Guard part number 40-2015. Note the install for this application will be similar to a 2WD but we'll be following the 4WD install procedures. To begin we'll need to remove the manufacturer's tow hook. There's two. One on each side and each one is held in with two fasteners. We'll remove the fasteners and the tow hooks. Now after we remove the tow hook and fasteners, we'll go ahead and pull the old nut plate out of the frame that held the fasteners tight.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" inch hitches part number TH9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-round a bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. With the bike rack in this position it's going to give us a ground clearance of about 17" inches. The closest front 00:00:33 of the bike rack to the rear of our F150 is about 4" inches and over all we've added about 14" inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms. With these out we've added about 43" to the overall length of our F150. If we pull the lever at the base of the bike rack we can tilt the bike rack away from the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll allow the attached pin to fall into place and then use the hand knob on the shank to engage our anti rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position its going to give us a ground clearance of about 17 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Ford is about 2 inches here at the hand knob and we've added about 13 inches to the overall length of our F150. We'll pull the lever at the base of the bike rack to allow it to tilt away from the vehicle. This is going to allow us to have full access to the bed of our truck by being able to fully open our tailgate.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding and tilting four bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. In this position we'll have about 17 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our truck is about 8 inches away and overall we've only added about 18 inches to the length of our F150. Pulling the gold pin at the base of the center mast will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle. As you can see this gives us full access to our tailgate.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150 Super Crew Cab, we are going to be test fitting the Sport Rack Super EZ Platform style 2 bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number SR2901LR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt, tightening it down with the wrench and then installing the lock on the other side. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 10 inches away and we've added about 31 inches to the overall length of our F150. We'll go ahead and pull the pins at the base of the bike rack to unfold the different parts including our center mast. Within this position, it's going to allow us to have full access to our tailgate. We'll raise up the center mast to make sure that all 3 pins are reinstalled.



Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack Vortex Roof Rack System using part numbers RRVA150B-2, RRRLKVA, and DK150. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. We'll then need to measure two hundred and eighty millimeters from the center of the door jamb to the center of our foot pack. We'll need to make this measurement on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure the front crossbar is perpendicular to the roof and the pads contour to the roof line correctly. With the bar in position we then need to pull back some of the weather stripping to insert the clip in between the weather stripping and the seam of our door. Once this is done we'll use the included tightening tool to tighten down the black bolt, tightening down each side a little bit at a time, just to make sure the bar stays centered. Once everything is all tightened down and secure we can place our rear bar onto the rear of our roof and measure the crossbar spread.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Today on our 2011 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Firestone level command single gauge heavy duty compressor system, part number F2097. This vehicle is already reequipped with the Firestone Ride-Rite air helper, part number F2525. The vehicle had a preexisting compressor system that has already been removed, and we'll re-utilize the no-drill mounting kit, part number F2529, in conjunction with the tow-ready no-drill mounting bracket, part number 18140, for mounting our gauge. We'll go ahead and go through operation of our new air compressor and switch. Pushing the toggle switch in the up position will trigger the compressor and increase the air pressure in the air bag. Then, to deflate the air bags, we push down on the toggle switch and let the air out. To begin our install, we'll go ahead and mount the compressor to the bracket first. Using the hardware provided with our compressor kit, we'll take the bolt and flat washer and feed it through the bracket, through the attachment point of our compressor, and then tighten it down with the second washer and then a nylon lock nut. We'll go ahead and put all 4 fasteners in place and then tighten then down. We'll go ahead and secure the fitting to the compressor system and then tighten it down. Now with the compressor secured to the bracket, we'll go ahead and install the bracket back onto the truck.



Westin Off-Road Driving Lights Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin Off Road Driving Lights, part number 09-0505. We're going to mount these on the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard that has already been installed on the truck. To begin our install, our grille guard has mounting points for the lights already. We'll go ahead and locate the attachment points and remove the rubber plugs. Now to secure the light to the bar, the stud will go down through the light bar, then we'll install a flat washer, a split lock washer and secure with a nut. Let's go ahead and set out light in place and then we'll install our hardware. There's our flat washer, our split lock washer and then the nut. With our hardware finger tight, we'll make any necessary adjustments to the light and then tighten it down.



CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Straps Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 Regular Cab, we're going to be installing the cargo buckle retractable ratchet straps for the track rack systems, part number IMF104933. We already have our track rack system installed in the vehicle. We're going to be adding these ratchet straps to the upper brackets or upper rails of our track rack. To do that, we'll be using the hardware that comes with the kit, so we'll be taking this little T bolt here, looks like that, drop it in the slot, slide it over. Open up the buckle holding this, raising the handle, we'll then the hole here set it on top of the bolt. We'll put our washer down, set our ratchet strap in place. We'll then put the nut.



SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150 EcoBoost crew cab, we're going to be installing the SMI Air Force One Supplemental Breaking System for motorhomes with air breaks, part number SM99202. Now we'll go ahead and take it out for a quick test drive and show you in action. Now as you can see, we apply the breaks in the motor coach and the breaks are applied in the towed vehicle, the monitoring light will illuminate. When you release the break, it will go off. We're going to go ahead and begin by raising our hood and choosing a location to mount our box. Now right here behind the bumper on this particular vehicle is a good location to mount our box, so right down on that area there. It's not in the direct path of rain or road spray hitting it and yet, we've got two areas that we can mount our box, one to the frame right here with the screw and one that's right in here.





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