After confirming the presence of customized models of its Edge and Explorer models at the 2015 SEMA Show, Ford has added the F-150 truck to the list now. From adding a manual gearbox to making it into a hardcore off-roader, customizers have gone the whole hog to grab eyeballs at the show. Here is a look at all the seven customs that will be on display.
MRT 2016 Ford F-150:
Starting with the exterior, this build has a two-tone blue and black paint by PPG Custom. The truck gets custom head- and tail-lights by the Lighting Firm and MRT heat extractor on the hood. The sides receive 20-inch Forgiato performance wheels and shadow tinted glass with the rear featuring a hard shell aero tonneau cover by Team Z Motorsports who also provide the custom rear spoiler.
The interior has Sparco race seats and harnesses, Innovate Motorsport gauges and safety elements such as Team Z Motorsport custom roll cage. In the event of a theft, the vehicle can be tracked using the integrated GPS track apps.
Mechanical changes are extensive. Not least, is the installation of the Tremec Magnum 6-speed manual transmission in place of the original automatic unit. Exedy has provided the performance clutch and flywheel while MRT custom shifter takes care of the gear changes. Further performance boost is provided by Max-Flow h-pipe and back-half exhaust system as well as MRT custom induction.
Chassis has been lowered by Air Lift performance and features advanced stability control, the rear suspension is a custom setup done by MRT while stopping power is provided by Wilwood performance brakes.
Leer 2016 Ford F-150:
This F-150 SuperCrew has been designed with a theme of “Live Larger”. The exterior gets Axalta Cromax Pro gloss blue paint accentuated with matte black accents. The chassis is set with Rancho Performance MT suspension with a six-inch lift kit, front shocks with RS7000MT struts and rear shock absorber. The wheels are Fuel Off-Road FF14 Forged 22-inch wheels wrapped in Fuel Off-Road Gripper M/T (35/12.50R22LT) tires.
The interior features Roadwire leather premium seat covers detailed in black leather and Grabber Blue accents. The racing pedals are made of billet aluminium by SRP Racing, while lighting has been provided by PIAA and Terra LED. Sound system is a 1,000 Watt unit by Rockford Fosgate. The window tint and custom floor mats being provided by 3M Crystalline and Lloyd’s Mats.
Mechanical changes include also K & N high-performance filter, Tune-Logic custom performance calibration and Ultra Flo muffler with 4-inch exhaust tips.
Roush Performance 2016 Ford F-150:
This truck takes performance in the segment to new heights. Its creators wanted to make a vehicle that fit between street truck and track support vehicle. Under the bonnet, rests a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 claimed to produce 650 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque. Helping the engine make all that power are Roush supercharger system, active exhaust and air intake kit. The chassis receives a Crown suspension lowering kit with Power Stop drilled and slotted rotors.
The exterior is lavished with Roush graphics and 22-inch Weld custom wheels wrapped in Falken 265/40 tires. The front features a three-piece front grille and front bumper cover with window tinting done by 3M. The interior gets Katzkin custom leather and seats with heating and cooling function.
CGS Performance 2016 Ford F-150:
The performance of the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine in this pickup is enhanced by CGS Performances’ cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake system alongwith an intercooler from Whipple Superchargers. Chassis modifications are in the form of PML differential cover, McCaughey’s lowering suspension and Air Lift air management system.
Bodily revisions are Axalta Refinishes custom paint, Leer 750 Sport tonneau cover, Raptor Retrofit headlights/fog lights, Tint Works window tint and BedRug carpeted bed among others.
There is Alea custom leather for the interior, Lloyd Mats custom floor mats, Husky Liners cargo box and NAV-TV MyTouch VIM13/F-CAM.
AIRDESIGN USA 2016 Ford F-150:
This F-150 is probably the toughest-looking truck among the lot. The exterior description begins with the BASF two-tone red and black paint applied by Wet Works, and goes further to add Sundial window tint, Fuel 2-piece 20-inch cleaver wheels and Pace-Edwards electric tonneau cover to the modification list. Airdesign have added a lot of their accessories such as bumper guard, scoop, vent, flares, door mouldings, tailgate spoilers and some more to beef up the rugged look. The high ground clearance is courtesy of Bilstein 5160 series lifted shocks with reservoir.
The cabin features Roadwire custom red and black leather seats, Focal audio upgrades and BASF accents matching the colour of the seats. Mechanical changes are Gibson cat-back exhaust and Vortech intercooler upgrade.
Forgiato 2016 Ford F-150:
Dubbed as the “villain”, this F-150 has a red and black paint theme, Forgiato Terra 24-inch wheels covered in Nitto tires and a Rancho 6-inch lift kit. The evil look is amplified by an Airdesign USA full body kit, Rigid lights, Fab Four premium bumpers and Leer tonneau cover. The only change in performance is due to the introduction of a Whipple supercharger with the interior sporting Alea leather.
Galpin Auto Sports 2016 Ford F-150:
Galpin has given this F-150 a custom PPG paint job similar to the Gulf paint scheme. This truck however, is a hardcore off-roader, and has several modifications to that effect. It gets Addictive Dessert Designs (ADD) modified XTR body kit, 20-inch ADV1 wheels, custom front and rear off-road bumpers by SMP Fabrication, LED headlights by Lighting Firm and custom -differential cover, -front grille, -puddle lights by Galpin Auto Sports.
The chassis bears a stage 3 suspension kit by ADD alongwith front coilover suspension and bypass shock rear suspension by Sway-A-Way. Stopping power is provided by Wilwood 6-piston calipers biting on 16-inch rotors.
Interior feel is upgraded by usage of Katzkin custom leather, custom interior trim by Galpin Auto Sports and a Diamond audio system by GAS. Performance boost is given by front-mount intercooler kit with 3-inch cold air intake as well as cat-back exhaust system, both by Freak-O-Boost.