2014 FX4...Slowly making progress

2014 FX4...Slowly making progress

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    2014 FX4...Slowly making progress

    I figured it was time to get all my additions to the truck listed out and tracked. I have it all documented on a Detailing site, but obviously doesn't get a whole lot of views.

    Current upgrade list
    Exterior
    Raptor Wheels and 285/70/17 Ridge Grapplers (winters)
    Raptor Running Boards
    MX GrillCraft Upper and Lower Grills
    OEM 2016 Sport 20" with OEM Hankook's (Summers) - SOLD
    Expel film on front Bumper
    Spray in Box liner
    Morimoto XB Fogs
    Removed lower air dam
    Access "Vanish" tonneau cover
    AVS in-channel visors
    AVS bug deflector
    AS 2" level
    Hellwig sway bar
    Pro-Comp AAL
    Fox 2.0 Rear shocks
    Rear wheel well liners
    EZ Tail Gate assist
    Pop a lock tail gate lock
    LED bed lights
    Recon 3rd Brake light
    Recon Tail lights
    Recon LED puddle lights
    ANZO LED marker lights
    Flat black FX4 Bed decals
    Custom flat black "EcoBoost" decals
    Painted F150 emblems
    Painted FORD emblems
    50% ceramic window tint on the from windows
    42" LED Light bar - Removed for FR CAC
    12v/5v Power outlet in box of the truck

    Interior
    Raptor Steering Wheel
    WeatherTech Digital Fit Mats
    3M protective film on the door sills
    Kicker Subgate upgraded sub
    DRW-650 2-channel dash cam
    Back seat access mod
    Custom Hydro dipped door panel inserts and stereo surround
    Full LED interior light conversion
    Custom overhead light switch panel

    Performance
    SCT Xcal4 Tuner with MPT tunes (87 perf/chill, 87 tow/street, 91 Perf/street, 91PRX, 93PRX)
    Full Race FMIC in Black
    Tial BOV
    AFE Stage 2 CAI
    3" MBRP Cat-Back Exhaust (added Magnaflow 6" round muffler)
    GT Turbos
    Ported Manifolds
    SPD Turbo adapters

    I started out with a new 2014 FX4 Screw luxury pack in Blue flame. 7200# GVW, 3:55's. Pretty much all options other than Max tow and Apperance pack. Built in November of 2014 and I bought it March of 2015.

    Bought the truck from family that work at a dealer, great deal as I was able to get it for less than used. Downside is it was 600miles away. Thankfully, my Uncle delivered it for me.

    I had them put 3M on the bumper and do a Spray in liner. They did a great job with both.
    Window Sticker

    Day I got it.


    I already had a 2" AS level for it that I put in a couple of days later
    Before

    After


    The kit came with a 3" rear block, but I figured it would put too much rake back in for my taste.
    on level ground, it measures perfectly level. I would have liked a bit of rake, but I address that later on...much later.
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    Next up was a bit of protection. It already had a scuff on the bottom of the drivers door sill. So I polished it out as best i could and put down 3M film on both front door sills.

    Before

    After polish



    Rounded off edge of film and installed.



    The paint underneath wasn't perfect with some dust in the clear, etc. so you can see some high spots in the film. very hard to notice though unless you reall get close.
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    The truck needed better mats, so I ordered up and installed Weathertech's.

    Compared to our Edge, the sub with this Sony set up was non-existent. I was actually surprised at how bad it was. I ordered up a Kicker Subgate kit from Rogel Ford. Dude was real great to deal with and at $199 US, I couldn't match the value with other sub options. Easy install and it's sounds really impressive for what it is.

    I wasn't a fan of the chrome badges, so I plasti-dipped them until I could figure out what I wanted. I also pulled the FX4 and EcoBoost badges


    Next up was a full paint detail and selant
    Opti Clay
    Meg's M205
    Menzerna Power Lock Sealant








    more to come
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    I worked with a guy just over the border in Washington State on some custom decals. I went with flat black for the EcoBoost and FX4 decals.





    Also did all the interior lights with LED's
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    Added an Access "Vanish" roll up cover. Very nice cover.



    Then did a road trip back home. Round trip was 3500 miles. Truck drove awesome and killed a lot of bugs in the process

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    Nice truck. I have always liked that blue.
    2012 Fx4 Ecoboost Screw
    4" BDS lift, 3" ready lift rear block, 1.5" add a leaf, fox 2.0 rear shocks, BFG Ko2 285/65r20
    My build thread: https://www.f150ecoboost.net/forum/10...fx4-build.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide Fx4 View Post
    Nice truck. I have always liked that blue.
    Thanks, I was going for race red when looking for a truck, but am now loving this color.

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    After only having the truck for about a month, I had a neighbor back into it with his PT Cruiser. I knew I wouldn't have time right away to get it fixed up properly, so I cleaned it up with some Clay, M105 and M205.

    Before


    After


    Ended up getting the bumper re-painted and the plastic rock guard replaced. I didn't want the whole side of the box re-painted, so I left the main panel after spending some time with the body hammer a couple of different dollies and more polishing.

    Shortly after I took the sled for a road trip back out east. Long story short, I have always ridden sleds and blew mine up the previous year. I only ride with my Dad 1600 miles away, but brought the sled out to my place to rebuild over the summer. I literally went through it from bumper to bumper.

    Before

    Halfway through

    Motor after I got it back together

    Done deal

    Halfway across to Calgary

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    The wife and I had a beautiful new addition to the family in January, so once our little man was 6 weeks old it was time for a road trip. Went from Vancouver to Winnipeg. Stopping to see family in Calgary then back again.

    I bought a set of Raptor tires with Toyo GSI-5 285's. Great tire and great price


    Added a 42" lightbar and Custom overhead swiches from KustomFX



    Sorry, crappy cell phone pic



    Some shots between Vancouver and Calgary


    Pulling the sled trailer once back home in Manitoba


    Heading back to Van
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    Spring rolled around and I knew I didn't really want to put the 18's back on the truck. Never liked the look of them.

    I ended up finding some 2016 Sport 20" take-off's for a crazy good price. Rich kid just wanted them out of his garage. I swapped in some compatible sensors and mounted them up.



    I figured it was also a good time to ditch the low-hanging from valiance. It would smack stuff even on some of the logging roads I run to take up the Mountain Bikes.

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