2004 F150 5.4L SuperCrew XLT 4WDEven though the 2004 to 2008 trucks thundering around with the older 2V 4.6L and 5.4L V8sare showing their age in comparison to the newer and more powerful F150's awesome engine lineup, doesn't mean you can have a whole hell of a lot of fun with these older trucks, and we here at Stage 3 aim to prove it with our 2004 F150 5.4L Project Truck. This old gal has 165,000 miles on its odometer, but it still has enough go and low end torque to make it a heck of a lot of fun to throw around after the pavement ends. The truck is rocking the torquey 5.4L Triton V8 that's been tuned with a SuperChips Flashpaq programmer to give it a little extra go. Most of the truck's off-road prowess comes from its ProComp 6" Lift Kit with ES9000 shocks that lets it fit on 35"x12.50" Toyo Open Country M/Ts that are wrapped around a set of ProComp 18" Series 1069 Wheels. We have big plans for this truck, including some future exhaust system testing, long tube headers, custom tuning from 5-Star, and whatever else we can get our hands on to make this truck even better and one of the more potent off-road machines in our arsenal.
Some Extra Performance
Since the truck came with a pretty decent Pro Comp lift kit from the previous owner, we jumped right into the power adders with a few basic bolt-on parts to squeeze some more horsepower out of the very tired, 170,000 mile+ 5.4L V8. The intake system of the 5.4L Triton V8 is known for not being the most efficient thing in the world, so it got a full overhaul with an Airaid Jr. SynthaMax intake kit and a BBK 80mm throttle body. Once our hard parts were installed, it was time for a tune, and our dear friends over at SuperChips hooked us up with one of their FlashPaq handheld tuners. Our 2004 F150 got a noticeable jump in performance from these couple of modifications, which helped its engine get back some of the power it had lost in the intervening years and miles.