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Old 03-11-2018, 05:25 PM
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Was wondering what is the top 5 upgrades everyone usually get with their new trucks. I am looking to keep my options open and seeing what are the best upgrades for a new truck. Thoughts?
 
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:13 PM
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We like bucket seats in XLT and Lariat. If you plan on a trailer get the brake controller.
 
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My requirements were XLT with 6.5' bed, 4x4, 302A package, and center console storage. The cheapest one I could find was $49k after the $2k chrome package discount and negotiated another $10k off. It came with a trailer hitch, back-up assist, and quite a few other things.
 
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I don’t have 5, but high on my list you’d find the locking rear diff and 36 gallon extended range fuel tank.
 
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Are you talking OEM option or aftermarket?

36 gallon tank
STX package for XLs
302A package for XLTs
LED mirror spot lights and work lights
Sport pkg on XLT or Lariat
 
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Was wondering what is the top 5 upgrades everyone usually get with their new trucks. I am looking to keep my options open and seeing what are the best upgrades for a new truck. Thoughts?
Lariat with the 502A Package. You get so many nice options with this package.

Any trim below a Lariat can`t get "factory" leather or the Quad Beam LED headlights which are part of the 502A package so keep that in mind
 
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36 gallon fuel tank is awesome! A must for me was leather but the added heated & cooled seats are really nice. After market I added rolling bed cover that is working out well. Only thing I didn't get that I kinda wish I did was the tailgate step.
 
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If by upgrade you mean OEM I would say the 36 gal. tank and on my XLT the 302A package. If you mean aftermarket I would say my Line-X spray in bed liner.
 
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LOL my apologies I was inquiring about aftermarket upgrades like leveling kits, & etc.
 
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Bilstein 5100's for me, front at 3/4". Rear lowered 1 1/2" with Ford performance lowering shackles.
SpecD, lookalike SE heads, and aftermarket tails to get rid of the chrome outline front/rear.
Borla SType rear exit with black chrome tips.
There's more.
Remove all stickers and badges that don't leave a hole.
Get rid of the chrome finish on the fender badges.
Add Raptor style grille lights.
Remove lower airdam.
PTM the Thport grille bars. Depends on body color, some, like the blue, or white, probably look better the dark grey.

 
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I did plastic drop in bed liner...vinyl cover over the bed.....2.25" leveling kit with 295/70/18.... and stripper pole dancer on my antenna....for good measure.....
 
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Since you clarified aftermarket...and opinions certainly vary. But, I like these:

Pay mods:
1. $10 organizer that fits inside the center console perfectly...that was my #1 purchase.
2. $150 Sylvania Zevo LED fog light bulb upgrade...it is significantly brighter and the color matches the factory LED lights.
3. $100 to have the front side windows tinted to match the rear side windows.
4. $30 - 500 adding aux LED reverse lights.

Free mods:
1. If your antenna hits when pulling into the garage....I cut 3" off the top of mine. The toughest part is removing the little ball at the top and drilling it to fit back on the shorter antenna.
2. Running longer phone charger cords through the console so you can leave the little cubby door closed.
3. Installed a bright LED light in my center console, things are much easier to see now.
4. Ambient light brightening by making reflectors out of reflective aluminum tape and sticking it above the light pipes.
 
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Ah - the OP made it easier. 1 - A rubber duck antenna (Not that it hurt anything, but it would always TWANG when hitting the garage door), 2 - Duha under rear seat storage (Yes I know I carry way to much junk - but sometimes you need a piece of Junk). Sorry no pics of the antenna, but here is storage:

Well it looks like the new forum updates, any attached photos need more remedial training on my part - May try later after I figure out how to do it NOW ! Finally got it to work !
 
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1) tuffy under rear seats lockable storage! 2) front/rear/topper/under hood aux led lights 3)forscan chimes delete/raptor screen;


 
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I only dd 4 Rhino Liner, Hard Hat tri-fold bed cover, Husky Exact Fit floor liners and front windows tinted to Texas legal limit.
 
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