Ford F-150 FX4 Build Carries Loads of Specifics

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Most of us are picky to a fault. But as this killer Ford F-150 build proves, that isn’t always a bad thing.

Non-automotive types might fail to understand, but we truck guys tend to be very specific about what we want. We’re willing to virtually scour the earth, searching for the very specific model/color combo/drivetrain configuration we’re looking for. And that was certainly the case with BC119 over at our brother site, F-150 Forum. But that inherent pickiness didn’t just stop when he finally found the (nearly) exact Ford F-150 he was looking for, either.

“I recently picked up a 2011 Blue Flame Metallic Ford F-150 FX4 3.5 Ecoboost with 60k on the clock. Previously, I had a 2011 Dark Shadow Grey Ranger Sport 4×4 which I loved. But I really wanted something a little bit bigger with some more power for pulling the motocross trailer around New England.

I sold the Ranger last year, and I finally found a truck in great shape that I actually liked. The truck came equipped with everything I was looking for, except 4 full-size doors but I was able to look past this small shortcoming because of the great price and the immaculate condition it was in.” 

Ford F-150

Immediately upon arriving home, the mods began. They included front window tint, interior LED lighting, and some upgraded spark plugs. Next up were lower grille bars and LED foglights. And then, the fun stuff – a 4-inch BDS lift kit, Fox 2.0 shocks, and 20-inch Fuel Coupler wheels wrapped in Toyo Open Country AT tires. The results of which completely transformed the looks of this Ford F-150.

Ford F-150

With things buttoned up in the looks department, it was time to address performance. A LiveWire TS tuner was first up on the list, followed by a Corsa exhaust. With the truck sounding right and moving a little quicker, a host of small visual mods followed. From upgraded lighting to satin black bits on the tailgate and hood, every little step only served to make this killer Ford F-150 even cooler.

Ford F-150

In the years since, the OP has driven and enjoyed his truck while also continuing to fine tune it. Like most of us, he just never seems completely satisfied with it, either. And while some might call that obsessive, we like to think of it as a good thing. Be sure and scope out the entire build by heading over here!

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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