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Tiny's 2010 FX4 Build

As most of you know, I finally ended up replacing my 2001 F150 XLT Super cab, 5.4, 4X4, 3.55 LS, short box that had just under 178K miles on it. Motor wise, it was still running good but after 16 western NY winters, it was going to need over $3,000 in repair work just to pass NYS inspection. Also the bed needed to be replaced and the driver's side rear floor was soft, the rockers were shot. Typical for the numbers of years that it was a daily driver.

Anyways, ended up picking up my current ride which is a 2010 F150 FX4 Super cab, 5.4 3V, 6 spd. trans, 4X4, 3.73 E-Locker, short box. I am going to leave it stock, but add a few things to make it mine. Here are some pics that I took a day after picking it up.











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Old 04-03-2017, 09:28 AM
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Well I have had the truck now for about 2 weeks. I am loving it and am impressed with how much different the newer trucks are compared to the older ones.

Was doing some research over the weekend on some mods that I would like to do to the new truck. Here is the list:

Seat covers
Bed cover
Window vent visors
Rear wheel liners

After some discussions with my wife, it was decided (she told me to do this first...lol) to get some seat covers first. In my old truck, the fabric on the outside edge of the seat wore through from getting in and out of it. I was leaning towards getting some of the Carhartt seat covers from Covercraft, but they are close to $500 for the front and rear seats. Also they are only available in the standard brown/tan and charcoal. My interior is black with silver accents on the dash and console.

What do you guys think about this color combination with my interior. The covers are black with charcoal grey inserts. I think that this combination will look nice with the interior and the charcoal grey picks up the accent color on the wheel well flares. I can also get them in black with a light grey insert. I feel that this would not look right unless it was really close to the silver accent trim color. These are made from neosupreme so they should be quite durable.



Here is the black/charcoal combination. The black/grey combination is in the next post.




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Here are the black/light grey combo for comparison.


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The seat covers would look pretty good Neil. I would recommend maybe a leveling kit at some point. ( I went with the one from Hell Bent Steel. Was a reasonable price for the kit. )
And these are the vent visors I went with. Install was pretty simple. No tools needed.

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I have never understood why people put seat covers on a beautiful new seat!! All I can think of is that you are saving it for the next owner !! Put your money into improvements .
Think about it! You paid (or are paying) for it - enjoy it's beauty NOW. Cover the mistakes later.
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I have never understood why people put seat covers on a beautiful new seat!! All I can think of is that you are saving it for the next owner !! Put your money into improvements .
Think about it! You paid (or are paying) for it - enjoy it's beauty NOW. Cover the mistakes later.
Good point there and something to consider.

BTW, if I stay on course with my vehicles there will be no other owner of this truck. My plan is to keep it as long as I can until the cost for repairs or time (rust) makes it unsafe to drive.
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Shaun, which color. Charcoal or light grey?
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The black and light grey would look the best to my eyes Neil.
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The black and light grey would look the best to my eyes Neil.
I can see that too. I have been leaning towards the charcoal, but was not sure on the light grey.
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I think the black and light grey will play on the factory color combination quite well. I am pondering some weather tech floor mats for my truck right now.
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I think the black and light grey will play on the factory color combination quite well. I am pondering some weather tech floor mats for my truck right now.
Take a look at Husky floor mats. A coworker has a buddy that has the Weather tec mats in his truck and they have a high edge on the outside that is a pain when getting in and out of the truck. I looked at the Husky's before getting this truck and they seem to have a nice "well" to keep the crap on the liner and looks to be real easy to get your feet in and out.
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Will do Neil. I am still in the research phase for floor mats. Figure I want something that will do better then the carpeted ones from the factory.
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I know that the Weather Tec's are $$$. The Husky's seem more reasonable. I do not need to get mats because I have the factory rubber ones from that came with the FX4 package.
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Thats cool. Mine are carpet floor mats. Nice but I know I go to some places where it is a sandy soil and that sand gets down into the carpet way to easy.
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Like that Black/Grey combo, Neil!
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