Addictive Desert Designs Venom "R" Front Bumper for all 2015-2016 F-150s.
Change up the front end appearance of your 2015-2016 F-150 to give it a more stylish look with the Addictive Desert Designs Venom "R" Front Bumper from CJ Pony Parts! This front bumper is Addictive Desert Designs lowest profile front bumper that provides exceptional clearance for taking your F-150 off-road.
Addictive Desert Designs Venom “R” Front Bumper F152492830103 Features and Benefits:
- Vent for EcoBoost Models
- Universal Light Mounting
- Improved Ground Clearance
- Improved Approach Angles
- Full Bolt-On
Addictive Desert Designs hand builds their Venom “R” front bumper from .120 wall steel tubing and CNC cut aluminum panels. The stylish, low profile design of the Venom “R” hugs tight against the front of the F-150 for a clean, sleek appearance. On top of the bumper is mounting for a 40” Radius LED light bar, while the center universal mounting allows for up to 8 Dually lights or 30” Radius LED light bar. With the universal center mounting you can even mix and match different brands and sizes for your desired lighting combination. The skid plate for the Venom “R” front bumper features vents to keep air flowing to the intercooler for EcoBoost models. 100% bolt-on, the Venom “R” front bumper will give your F-150 more ground clearance and better approach angles when taking it off the beaten path.
Please Note: The Venom “R” front bumper does NOT come with LED light bars or Duallys. Lighting sold separately.
- .120 Wall Steel Tubing
- CNC Cut Aluminum Plating
Order this Addictive Desert Designs F152492830103 Venom "R" Front Bumper for your 2015-2016 F-150 from CJ Pony Parts today!
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This killer- looking Venom R front bumper from Addictive Desert Design is constructed out of 120 steel tubing and will give our truck some extra ground clearance, protection, and a serious, aggressive look while featuring mounts for a 40-inch LED bar, center mounts for 8 cube lights or a 30-inch LED bar, and an integrated skid-plate that helps flow in more air to the inner cooler.
For this installation, you're probably going to need some friends for help, a 1/4-inch ratchet, a 5 1/2- millimeter socket, 7-millimeter socket, 8-millimeter socket, 10- millimeter socket, an extension, 3/8ths ratchet, 14-millimeter socket, a 1/2-inch ratchet, a 19-millimeter socket, a 13/16ths socket, an extension, torque wrench, 14-millimeter wrench, 15-millimeter wrench, 19- millimeter wrench, a plastic pry bar, trim removal tool, vise grips, a utility knife, a marker, a cutoff wheel or a Sawzall, a drill, an 11/32nds drill bit, and safety glasses.
Now, obviously, the first thing you have to do when installing a new bumper is remove the old one. In our case, to remove this, we have to remove this aftermarket grill that we put on and then remove this big, plastic cover to get to the bolts securing the bumper on.
Then we have to disconnect the wiring harness for the lights on here, and then, also, we have to disconnect the fog light harness on the bumper.
Now unplug both fog lights from under the truck. While you're under here, there's two 13/16ths nuts that have to be removed from the back of the bumper.
Now you have to remove this big, plastic piece on the bumper. This should pop right off, but we're going to be using a plastic pry bar.
Now there's two 13/16ths nuts on each side of the bumper that have to be removed. Now remove the other two.
With the four nuts off in the front and the two nuts off in the back, you should be able to pull the bumper forward now.
There's there clips securing the radiator shroud to the bumper that need to be removed. Hold onto the bumper and make sure it doesn't fall on you.
There's a clip for the fog light harness that also needs to be disconnected.
The next step in the process is to remove this piece right here, but in order to get to it, you need to take off the headlight panel. If you have fender flares, you will have to remove those. We had fender flares on our truck. If you don't, all you need to do is remove the two screws right here, and then there's a clip up top.
I'll just grab on this part of the panel and pull out.
We can remove this panel now. There's a bunch of bolts holding it on and then one clip right here.
Now, there's a clip right here that you need to push in to pull off.
We're going to completely remove this air den that's held on by two 5 1/2-millimeter screws on the back. Completely remove it.
With this piece that we removed here, there's three clips holding on this rubber piece. We're going to remove the three clips to discard this piece. Now we can reinstall this piece.
There's going to be a lot of inner fender liner that's going to be showing with the pieces that we removed, so we're going to trim it. We're going to trim it from here and trim a quarter of a circle all the way down to here. Be careful of the wiring.
Now, the instructions from Addictive Desert Designs say to take a Sawzall and cut off this entire piece of metal here. We think that might be a little bit difficult and might take a little bit too long. What we're going to try to do is loosen these bolts and cut the bolts off so we can pull this out. You can't take the bolts out all the way, because there's not enough room for them to come out. These are 15-millimeter bolts.
As you can see, we have the bolt completely out of the nut that's welded on the bottom, but it's too long to come out, so we're going to try to cut the bolt off rather than cut through all of this metal. I'm going to try to use a pair of vise grips to hold the bolt while I cut it.
It's a little bit harder to get that cutoff wheel on this bolt, so we're going to give a Sawzall a try. You may need to solicit some help to hold the vise grips for you if you're going to use a Sawzall.
There you go. We didn't have to spend a whole bunch of time and Sawzall blades to cut this off. Now, if we want to reuse it for whatever reason, we can put it back in with new hardware.
If you want, you can either remove or trim this piece. As you can see, it is hanging out a little bit, and it doesn't look that good. We're going to use a utility knife and get back here and just trim off the front. We're not going to go through the trouble of taking the grill off to remove it.
Once you've finished trimming this piece, keep the utility knife out, because you're actually going to need to trim the inter-cooler scoop. You can see when you bend this rubber down, it meets plastic right here. You want to trim off all of the rubber around the scoop.
We can now reinstall the outer and inner headlight panel on both sides of the truck. Because you removed the air den, you're not going to be able to put all the bolts back in. You're only going to be able to put four back in. Reinstall the two screws and repeat the process on the other side.
With the headlight panels back on the truck, you can now put the bumper on, but you're going to have some clearance issues with this piece, so you need to remove this as well.
We went to test with the bumper, and we ran into some more clearance issues. The skid plate is actually hitting this splasher right here, so what we're going to do, we're going to drop this splasher, which is only held on by four bolts. We're going to drop it, install the bumper, and then reinstall this and trim it or bend it as needed.
Now, you're going to want some help with this. The bumper is really heavy. I'm going to have two of my friends hold the bumper up while I put the hardware on the bumper. We're just going to put these on hand-tight. Then we have to line up the skid plate and mark a hole where we have to drill a hole.
This bracket right here gets bolted to the crossmember, but there's no hole in the crossmember, so we have to mark it so we can drill a hole. Now we can remove the bumper, drill a hole, and reinstall the bumper.
With the area marked, we can use an 11/32nds drill bit and drill our hole. This is a lot of steel, so you want to make sure you keep your drill bit lubricated.
With the hole drilled, we can reinstall the bumper. We can now get the self- tapping bolt in the hole that we drilled. Now we can tighten the four bolts in the front. Both the bolt and the nut are 19-millimeter. The four bolts up front get torqued to 70 foot-pounds, and the bolt on the skid plate gets torqued to 20.
We can now attempt to reinstall this skid plate, but we are going to have to trim it, because as you see, it's hitting this skid plate, so it won't sit flush. We're going to have to trim it right about here.
I have the skid plate marked right here. This is where we're going to cut it, and then we'll put it back up in the truck and see if it fits.
Now we can test fit this and see if it fits. Looks like it's lining up with the bolt holes. We can go ahead and put the bolts back in. Now we just need to tighten the remaining bolts on this skid plate, and our installation's finished.
The Venom R bumper is installed, and it looks absolutely killer, The only downside is that we lost our factory fog lights, but the bumper does have a mount up here for an LED bar and an eight-mount down here for LED cubes, so you know we're not going to leave those empty for long. It does look like our truck needs some wheels and tires, so don't worry. Those are in our plans for the future. Installation should take about five to six hours, and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.