*PLEASE READ THROUGH THE INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE BEGINNING ANY PART OF THE
WEB INSTALL LINK: http://lodoffroad.com/assets/pdfs/RFB1701.pdf
First, gather your tools. You will need crescent wrenches, sockets, a ratchet, and we also used an impact driver with extensions.
1.8mm socket13mm socket15mm socket18mm socket3/4in socket
3/4in wrench18mm wrench
3.The stock skidplate can be removed before or after the front bumper.
The skidplate bolt locations are highlighted here (13mm + 15mm sockets)
Remove the plastic center insert. It is attached with trim
clips. To remove it gently pull away from the vehicle.
Lay under the truck. On the inside of the bumper, on both sides, there is a brace that will need to be removed, the 8mm bolts are
There will be a nut on the back near the mount as well
Remove the front two nuts, repeat on both sides.
After you remove the three nuts on both sides, carefully remove the bumper from the car.
Remove the plastic towhook shroud on both driver and passenger sides by pulling.
Remove the towhook, there are two bolts underneath. To reach the nutsert you may have to reach into the front opening.
Remove the tab behind the tow hook as well, there is one bolt.
The mount has to be placed into position from slightly under the vehicle.
Tighten these before the other bolts, that will push
the mount into place.!
Like the stock mounts, make sure you attach these with two stock bolts (circled) and nuts on top, and also one provided lower bolt (box)
The diagram show the proper bolt attachment via a toothed washer. Attach
only one into the truck mount first.
*IF NOT USING A WINCH, IF YES REFER TO BOTTOM OF PAGE*
On the bumper insert the bolt into the bottom hole, facing towards the vehicle.
If you plan on running a winch, please see the section at the rear for proper placement procedures.
If you wont be using a winch, mark and cut off only the soft, flexible rubber section, so there is about an inch of rubber shroud left.
Attach your lights to the center panel and foglight bezels if you have them, then attach the panels to the car via the studs and
Line up the bolts and the mount holes and carefully
place the bumper on the vehicle. Be careful to not scratch the body. Having
a second person will help.
Look underneath the bumper, there are access
holes (circled) on either side of the mount, so you can place a wrench on the bolt head, and a socket or
other wrench on the nut.
Keep applying pressure on the bumper, otherwise you risk it falling off. Attach it to the mount bolts with the provided nuts
Thats it! Once the bumper is on and the mount hardware is tightened, youre set to go!
The following steps illustrate how to properly
and safely install the winch plate and a winch, to be used with the Ford
Attach your winch to the winchplate. The winch should have four (4) mount holes. Use the bolts supplied with the winch. Tighten and torque these thoroughly, as they will be holding your
winch in place during operation.
Trim the rubber shroud along the dotted line, so it is as close to flush with the surface it protrudes from. The rubber is harder towards the base, you will need to use a cutting wheel or
When finished the shroud should look like this. You can now fit a winch between the bumper and the truck.
For this step it is a good idea to have two people, as the winch is heavy.
Insert the two upper bolts as shown, and you can
rest the winch plate on top of them while you place the bumper over the winch plate.
*BE CAREFUL, THE WINCHPLATE IS HEAVY AND
CAN STILL FALL*
Keep applying pressure on the bumper, otherwise you
risk it falling off.
5.Next, place the bumper
over the winch plate and then place nuts onto the studs from the previous
When this is complete, you may return to STEP 15 in the install guide.