2016 Ford F-150 is a Rolling Light Show: Freaky Friday

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Ford F-150 FX4 is so flashy that it draws the attention of some sand hill cranes.

This week’s Freaky Friday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Hank Baron and it features a 2016 Ford F-150 with an elaborate underbody lighting setup. The video title states that the truck is decorated for Christmas, but the upgrades to this F-150 aren’t items that you put on for a short period of time, so the odds are good that this truck turns heads all year long.

Beefy FX4

The focus of this video is the underbody lighting system in this 2016 Ford F-150 with the FX4 package, but this truck has a host of other upgrades that help it stand out in a crowd of America’s bestselling vehicle.

LED Ford F-150 FX4

There are no details on anything other than the lights, but we can see that this half-ton Ford has an aftermarket front bumper, wheels, wheel flares and a step bar. It also appears to sit quite a bit higher than a stock truck, so it is safe to say that this F-150 also has a lift kit and there appears to be a dual exhaust system poking out from under the rear bumper that didn’t come from the factory.

In the daylight, this FX4 likely catches the attention of other truck fans, but when the sun goes down, this high-riding F-150 draws the attention of everyone, including the local wildlife.

LED Ford F-150 FX4

The Light Show

This 2016 Ford F-150 features an XKGlow underbody lighting, operated with a Bluetooth controller, along with a WiFi104 RGBW controller that includes the different portions of the headlights and the lighting behind the grille. This allows the owner to change the color of the LED trim in the headlights while the underbody system lights up the ground around the truck.

LED Ford F-150 FX4

In the video, we get a quick look at this glowing F-150 from every angle as LED shifts from color to color. We get a close-up look at the high-tech headlights and some of the other upgrades made to this truck, along with the occasional look at the cranes who seem to be drawn to the unusual glow of this Ford truck.

LED Ford F-150 FX4

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