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F150 remains one of the best selling trucks of America for decades, and we all know well why. It also became one of the most popular truck bases for modifications and customizing. There are hundreds of aftermarket upgrades available for this truck out of the box, so you can easily personalize it in any way you like it, whether it's a functional working truck, or a tough off-road monster. With all the choice of F150 parts and accessories at CARiD it would be wrong not to build our own ULTIMATE FORD F150, so we picked up this beautiful 2016 F150 Lariat with 3.5L Ecoboost engine in a Blue Flame Metallic color!

Our project build will show you how to create the truck of your dream right in your garage!

The first video of our Project F150 is coming soon!

Our plans:
- Performance air intake
- Performance exhaust system
- Custom Grille
- Custom headlights
- Tonneau cover
- Lift kit
- Large tires
- Custom wrap
- Off-road lights and LED light bars
AND MANY MORE!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with the latest upgrades and product reviews for 2015-2017 Ford F150!



 

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Meet our first video review of the new Performance Air Intake System By AEM for 2.7L & 3.5L Turbo Ecoboost models.
This air intake will provide up to +17HP and 18ft.lb Torque!
It features a direct bolt-on installation and comes with all necessary hardware.

Greg - our product expert will guide you through the installation process and show you how to get it done DIY:


2015-2017 Ford F150 5.0L version is also available!

Link to the product: AEM® - Cold Air Intake System





PDF installation instructions are also available!

Let us know if you have any questions about the installation or the product itself!
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put it on the dyno after each mid to prove the gains of each mod - lots of guys here would subscribe if you did that!
 

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Where can one find that AEM intake?

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You can find this air intake on this page: https://www.carid.com/aem/cold-air-intake-system.html
Just plug in the Year/Make/Model of your truck! This AEM intake is really one of the most capable for the Ecoboost engines. We are very satisfied with how it works on our truck. I can also calculate the quote for you, just give me your zip code and email address (you can send it in PM)!
 

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Thanks everyone for participation! Today we are glad to present you our next video about the installation of BORLA ATAK™ performance exhaust system on our project truck.
While everyone loves the efficiency and the boost of the turbocharger, the sound that is produced by this engine is just different from what we used to hear on V8 trucks.
If you were looking at something to make an EcoBoost sound more aggressive - Borla ATAK™ performance exhaust system will be the best solution.
It provides a deep rumbling sound on the full range of RPM. We did not expect a very big difference but the end result really surprised us!

Check out our video to see the installation process and listen to the sound comparison between the stock exhaust and Borla ATAK™ Cat Back!

Link to the product: Borla® - ATAK™ Stainless Steel Exhaust System at CARiD


FEATURES
- Horsepower and torque increased by 7 – 10%
- Patented straight-through, multi-core muffler design reduces backpressure while absorbing sound waves
- Mandrel-bent stainless steel tubes with diameters optimized for reduced restriction while maintaining exhaust gas speed
- Made from the finest stainless steel for long-lasting durability
- Backed by the exclusive Borla Million-Mile warranty
- Proudly made in the USA







Have a question about this exhaust? - Let us know in the comments below!
Performance tuner video review and dyno tests are coming, subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest updates on our Project Ecoboost and other cool videos!
 

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What's up everyone we start this week with the next episode of our build thread "Project F150 EcoBoost"!
Today we are going to show you how to choose and install a performance tuner on your Ford truck.

Among dozens of fancy performance chips and tuners we chose Livernois Motorsports My Calibrator Tuner which offers a wide range of setups and provides a very impressive performance improvement.

In order to reach such impressive performance gains guys at Livernois make a custom tune for your own truck.
We provided them with general information about our truck and mentioned that it's already equipped with AEM performance air intake and Borla ATAK exhaust.
They've sent us a custom tune based on our specs which we downloaded in our programmer and plugged in to the computer of our truck using OBD-II port.
It only takes a few minutes to reprogram your truck, chose the operation mode and you're ready to go!

Our product expert Greg will guide you through the installation process of the Livernois Tuner and demonstrate the performance improvement in a road test!


Hit the subscribe button and share the video on your social media channels!

If you have questions about this or any other performance tuners for your truck - let us know in the comments below!

Link to the product: Livernois Motorsports® - MyCalibrator Tuner at CARiD


 

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Alright guys so we're in the midst of doing some more modifications to our project F150 which we will share with all of you soon! But while we are working tell us what you want to see installed next on our project truck! Maybe something that you have on your wishlist for your own truck or a new product in the industry you want to see reviewed!
 

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Watching to see how this goes
 

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We'd like to see the stock dyno, then the dyno after installing the air intake, then the dyno after installing the exhaust, then the dyno after the tune. Curious why you didn't go ahead and install down pipes before the tune though.
 

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We didn't plan to install down pipes and do other performance modifications of the internal engine parts at this point however this is something that we wight do in the future. It's a little bit more complicated with dyno, however we will do one test run to see the overall improvement of stock performance characteristics. Thanks for following our build thread, a lot of great stuff is coming!
 

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Hi everyone, CARiD is here with another episode of our F150 project build! In this video we're going to show you how to install a 6" suspension lift kit by Pro Comp and a set of off-road wheels & tires on a late model Ford F150!
Lift kit is probably one of the most favorite mods of all truck fans and our team was very excited about this installation to say the least. While it's not a simple bolt-on like the ones you've seen in the previous episodes of our video blog, the installation of a lift kit also requires another pair of hands, so our product professor Richard stopped by to assist our host Greg with this installation.
Alright, now lay back and hit the Play button!


Want to get the same Lift kit and wheels for your own F150 truck? They're waiting for you on the pages of CARiD website:

LIFT KIT: https://www.carid.com/2015-ford-f-150-suspension-systems/pro-comp-complete-lift-kit-89750166.html

RIMS: https://www.carid.com/asanti-wheels/ab811-satin-black-milled-accents-gloss-black-inserts-243942184.html

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with the latest installation, How-to, and product release videos!

Some backstage shots:






and here's a couple of beautiful shots of the truck itself after the lift kit installation to top it all off!







Join us on social media using the links in our signature, and let us know what do you think about the video and the lift kit!
 

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I'll second (or third) the request for legit dyno results. Pretty much every enthusiast knows the HP claims for most aftermarket parts are bogus. CAI's are the worst offenders on this.

I wish I could add up all of the HP gains for each part I installed. I'd have a 1,000hp Ecoboost before long.

You should edit "performance exhaust system" to say "performance cat-back exhaust system" if you don't intend to upgrade the downpipes. There's a reason more people replace downpipes than cat-backs on these trucks.
 

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How's it going everyone, a quick update on topic. While the Lift Kit installation video shows the whole process in the smallest details, we decided to compose a written summary of our experiences that would give you a couple of more useful tips and show what else should be taken care of to perform the installation properly.


Click on the picture below to read more at CARiD



Got questions? Post them up in the comments below and we will gladly respond!
 

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Since we're done with the installation of performance bolt-ons on our F150 project truck we decided that it's time to take care about the stopping power and install a set of Drilled and Slotted brake rotors by StopTech. It's a perfect upgrade in case you would like to bring the performance of your truck to the new level or simply perform a scheduled brake replacement. Plus, if you decide to tow with your rig, more stopping power will never hurt!

Effective heat dissipation is the main benefit of drilled and slotted rotors. Drilled holes and vanes allow water and gases to disappear and help to cool down the brakes more efficiently, which is exactly what we need for our Project F150!

Watch Greg from CARiD.com show you the step by step process of how easy is it to get brake rotors installed. These StopTech rotors are the perfect addition to any vehicle and can be installed in your home garage with basic hand tools.
Watch our new video below and let us know what do you think in the comments below!


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StopTech® - Sport Drilled and Slotted Vented 1-Piece Brake Rotor





Find more tips and tricks on how to choose performance brake components for your truck in our new tech article:
How To Select And Install Performance Brake Rotors

Performance brakes are available for all other Ford Trucks as well.
Look them up here: https://www.carid.com/brakes.html
Read more about StopTech at CARiD.
 

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Hi everyone, today we would like to talk about the safety of the lift kits, because this important element is often being overlooked while choosing the most attractive option. As you know lift kits change the geometry of the suspension of a truck which is reflected in how it handles and behaves on the road. It also means that not all lift kits are equal in terms of safety and handling characteristics, because the center of masses is raised. Not all of the lift kit manufacturers would tell you if their lift solution will maintain normal suspension operation, but for our project truck we decided to pick one that would be reliable and absolutely safe to use. Pro Comp Stage1 6" lift kit happens to be one of such kits and unlike many other brands it actually tests their kits and makes sure they correspond with current safety standard FMVSS 126.

Their kit for 2015&UP F150 received certification that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 (FMVSS 126). FMVSS 126 requires the successful operation of electronic stability control (ESC) on all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds GVW. In order to demonstrate that Pro Comp’s suspension system did not negatively affect these systems on the new Ford pickup, Pro Comp had tests performed on an F-150 outfitted with their 6” Stage I suspension, 35-inch Pro Comp Xtreme MT/2 tires mounted on 20-inch Phantom Pro Comp Alloy wheels

Check more about Pro Comp lift kit safety test in this video:


Link to the kit: Pro Comp® - 6" Stage 1 Front and Rear Complete Lift Kit at CARiD
 

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How's it going everyone! Today we're here with another video in which we'll take a closer look at the wheels and tires on our truck. Even though the design of rims is quite a controversial topic, and it may never be everyone's cup of tea, we can confidently say that our F150 looks just right with this rims & tires combo and a 6 inch lift.

The rims are quite special because it's the very first off-road wheel designed by Asanti. This brand is famous for their high end wheels for premium sedans, sport cars and exotics. The wheel turned out to be really good looking and it comes in 3 sizes: 20x9", 20x12" and 22x12". For our truck we selected the top of the line 22x12" size and wrapped it with good old 35" Toyo Open Country tires. The coolest feature of these rims is the removable inserts in the wheel spokes. You can easily custom paint them or even wrap to personalize the design of the wheels if you want to.

More details about the wheels on our truck in the new video review from CARiD!


Link to the product:
Asanti Off-road AB811 rims at CARiD


Check the full selection of Asanti Off-road rims here!


Let us know what do you think about the wheel setup on our truck!
 
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