Simple Upgrades Transform 2018 F-150 into Mean-looking Street Truck
Wheels, a lift kit, tinted headlights and custom exhaust help this F-150 stand out from the crowd.
While flipping through pictures in the F-150 hashtag on Instagram, we came across the account of f150_ecoboom. The truck on which this account focuses has fairly simple, common upgrades, but there is no question that this F-150 looks far more muscular than it did in stock form. Although Ford sells hundreds of thousands of similar trucks each year, this 2018 F-150 XLT stands out in any crowd with upgrades that are accessible to all owners and almost any budget.
This Instagram account focuses on a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT Sport with the FX4 package and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Between the features of the XLT Sport package and the FX4 package, this was a sharp, sporty-looking truck in stock form. The truck is silver, although it looks white in the first picture shared (above). In that picture, it appears as though the lift kit has already been installed, as it has awfully large gaps above the tires.
The page details state that it has a 3.5-inch lift from Ready Lift, so in the sole picture with stock wheels, it appears to already be sitting higher than stock.
While the lift kit seems to have been present with the first picture posted of this truck, the owner does post about adding an AFE Power exhaust system. He shares an idling clip with the new pipes, letting us hear the throaty grumble of the twin turbo V6.
New Rollers and Headlights
The most prominent upgrade that has been made to this 2018 Ford F-150 is the addition of the 20-inch Hostile wheels. These new rollers are 12-inches wide and are wrapped in 33-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, with the -44 offset giving the truck an aggressive stance.
Finally, the most recent upgrade made to this 2018 XLT Sport is the addition of tinted headlights and a black Ford badge in the grille, both of which give the truck a meaner-looking face.
In short, this F-150 went from the stock-ish look above to the most recent look by adding a lift kit, new wheels, exhaust and tinted headlights. Ford sells literally hundreds of thousands of similar pickups every year, but this one stands out with those basic upgrades.