The 3.5L EcoBoost in this F150 is a peppy motor even from factory, but being sensible and reserved was not in the build sheet. Our buddy Keith committed and did the full Phase 3 Package as well as an aftermarket ATP intercooler to bring out the full potential of this engine. Read all the details below!
At the heart of Keith's performance upgrades is our 11-14 F150 EcoBoost S3M Phase 3 Performance Pack. For the uninitiated, our Phase 3 System comes with an aFe Stage 2 Cold Air Intake, an aFe Bladerunner Intercooler Charge Pipe, a BBK 73mm throttle body, a Stainless Works Chambered Cat-Back Exhaust Kit, and an SCT Livewire tuner that's pre-loaded with powerful 5-Star Custom tunes to bring all of the kit's components together. The even better news is that this kit comes in at a much lower price point than its individual components, saving you a bunch of cash when it comes to adding big power onto your truck.
While most people would be happy enough with the 90lb. ft. of torque that the Phase 3 kit provides, Keith also threw on an ATP Dual-Core Intercooler that can add up to 30lb-ft of torque all on its own, and possibly even more when combined with all of the other components included in the Phase 3 Package. This performance intercooler has OEM-style mounts and fittings with all of the same angles of the factory intercooler assembly, allowing it to drop right into place of the stock intercooler without any drilling or cutting. 2011-2014 F150 3.5L EcoBoost ATP Dual-Core Intercooler
Changing up the wheels, tires and suspension was a requirement if we wanted this truck to have a truly mean stance. Keith opted for some tough KMC Rockstar wheels and Nitto Terra Grapplers to bolt on with the new leveling kit. Check out all the details below!
To get rid of the factory rake and make a little extra room for the new wheels and tires Keith had an Auto Spring 2.5" Front Leveling Kit installed. This simple spacer system adds an additional 2.5" of front lift to level out the truck's stance and provide more space in the wheel wells. 2009-2013 F150 Auto Spring 2.5" Front Leveling Kit
Possibly the most noticeable upgrade Keith made to his Platinum EcoBoost was a new set of 20x9" XD Rock Star II Wheels. These wheels are wrapped with 305/55R20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 A/T Tires that provide a great look and make Keith's truck look like its ready to hit the trails. Keith's Rock Star II wheels feature a +18mm offset versus a stock Platinum wheel's +40mm, which causes the tires to stick out of the wheel wells slightly more and gives the truck a wider track and even better appearance.
Keith gave this F150 Platinum a more custom look by replacing some of the factory lighting with blacked out equipment and even added door sill lights to carry the style through to the interior of the truck! We've got the full lighting breakdown listed below.
While I'm sure not everyone would agree with getting rid of the Platinum's factory HID headlights, Keith grabbed our F150 Recon Smoked Lighting Package that included new Recon headlights with a dual-lens design, CCFL Halos, and LEDs. Due to the factory HIDs, some custom wiring was involved, but the kit was a relatively easy bolt-on upgrade for the truck. On top the headlights, the package came with smoked taillights and third brake light for a total lighting overhaul.
The interior of this 2013 F150 Platinum EcoBoost got an upgrade as well. When you open the doors you'll notice Recon F150 door sill plates that let off an awesome, red glow and give the whole a truck a custom look every time you climb in or out of the cab. 09-14 F150 Logo Recon Illuminated Door Sill Plates - Front Only , 09-14 F150 Logo Recon Illuminated Door Sill Plates - Rear Only
To wrap up the whole build Keith added a few upgrades to make the F150 more capable and comfortable. A new BAKFlip G2 tonneau cover helped with improving the utility of the bed while new Kicker speakers and a subwoofer brought the sound system to life. Find out more in the section below!
Cleaning up the bed and adding some improved cargo management was a BAKFlip G2 tonneau cover. This handy tonneau is a much more heavy-duty and secure design than a more standard roll-up cover and can flip up in just about any position along its rails to give you full access to your truck's bed without needing to completely roll or unroll it. The BAKFlip G2 is a great solution for anyone who frequently needs to get gear in and out of their bed. 04-14 F150 BAKFLIP G2 Tonneau Cover (5.5ft Bed)
What you won't notice right off the bat is the audio system. Keith ditched the Sony HD Subwoofer for an awesome Kicker VSS SubStage Powered Subwoofer Kit. The stock door speakers don't get to enjoy that new power, however, because Keith swapped them out with our Kicker KSC68 6x8 Door Speaker Upgrade Kit that gives the whole system a larger range and vastly improved sound quality over Ford's weak factory speakers.