We tend to go big with 4" , 6" or even 8" lift kits on our project trucks here at Stage 3, but with this build we toned it down and tried to keep the truck practical. In order to give this F150 some off road prowess without going overboard, we reached for our Boss Trail Package 2 and added some new Method NV wheels and a set of 305/65R18 BFG KO2 Tires. The result is a functional daily driver that is ready to conquer the wilderness at a moments notice, and it'll look good doing it! You can purchase these exact mods in the product section at the bottom of this page.
Before we set up our 2015 F150 XLT with a Boss Trail Package, we first had it sitting on a Halo Lifts 2-Inch Leveling Kit to help us grab a little extra clearance in the wheel wells and to bring up the front ride height. This pair of strut spacers and hardware adds two inches of ride height to the front of our truck which provides more clearance for big tires while getting rid of most of the truck's factory rake. Even though this kit wasn't installed for long, it was a solid system that makes for a cheap and easy way to fit larger wheels and tires. 2004-2017 F150 Halo Lifts 2" Leveling Kit
Our 2015 F150 XLT Project Truck was always destined to be a fun trail truck that also drove well on the street and could tow and haul when needed. Keeping in mind that we needed this truck to do a bit of everything, we grabbed a Boss Trail Suspension Package 2. This awesome suspension overhaul includes a set of Halo Lifts Boss 2.0 Coilovers, Halo Lifts Boss 2.0 Rear Shocks, a ReadyLift 3" Rear Block, and ICON Upper Control Arms which gave our truck excellent on-road ride quality and much better off-road performance and handling over the factory suspension components. We even splurged a little and got the coilovers a white spring and both the rear shocks and front coilover bodies Halo Lift's Carbon WeatherWrap which gave all the dampers a great look with our white and black styling. 2015-2017 F150 S3M Boss Trail Suspension Package 2
The Method NV wheels we threw on our 2015 XLT Project Truck looked awesome, but the +18mm offset kept them tucked in the wheel wells pretty tightly. Since we wanted a wider stance and some extra clearance for our UCAs, we grabbed a full set of four BORA 1.75" Wheel Spacers. BORA's spacers are made out of extremely strong billet aluminum and drop right onto your F150's hubs without modifications in their 1.75" size (1.25" spacers and below require stud trimming). BORA's spacers worked exactly as advertised and gave our truck an awesome stance and more horizontal clearance in no time. 2015-2017 F150 BORA 1.75-inch Wheel Spacers
While this F150 build does turn heads, it was never about being a flashy show truck. The rugged, no nonsense Method NV wheels in matte black were an obvious choice. Method's wheel is manufactured using a low-pressure aluminum casting technique that makes it strong and durable enough for practically any application, but lighter than our original factory wheels. The aggressive matte black finish looks amazing against the Oxford white paint on our F150 and with our BORA 1.75" Wheel Spacers, they give the truck a slightly wider stance. 2004-2017 F150 Method 18x9" NV Wheel (Matte Black)
Now that our 2015 F150 Project Truck had new Method wheels, it was time to find a solid set of tires to wrap them in. Our tires of choice were 305/65R18 BFG KO2 All-Terrains. The BFG KO2's are a fan favorite in the off road world and it's not hard to see why. With their aggressive tread design, tough sidewalls and low road noise, these tires are a perfect fit for any truck that needs to take you to work and also get you out on the trails. 305/65R18 BFG KO2 Tires