When we first saw the C-Style Projector Headlights for the 2009 to 2014 F150s, we were in love. Given that our truck came with boring, standard reflectors and halogen instead of the much more aggressive projectors and HIDs, we were already jonesing pretty hard for a set of 2013 to 2014 F150 headlights. These C-Style lights from The Lighting Firm were just icing on the cake. These lights feature a C-Shaped diffused LED strip attached to the headlight's housing that features both a white running light and an amber turn signal function that gives your standard F150 the classy styling of high-priced luxury (or wannabe luxury cars). With our C-Style headlights in hand, we just couldn't wait to take them down and get them installed on our 2012 F150 EcoBoost FX4 Project Truck. Despite some vague instructions, the guys over at Dyno-Comp got our lights up and running and our truck looking absolutely awesome.
We have a soft spot for our neighbors (they're seriously right down the freeway) over at Airaid. They're high-quality cold air intakes are a favorite of ours, and they've found their way onto several of our project vehicles over the years. If the flawless quality, perfect fitment, and improved performance that an Airaid intake system just weren't enough for you to jump on board, Airaid is giving you you another great reason to grab one of their systems. Starting August 1st, 2014, Airaid is offering up to $50 back on a huge selection of complete cold air intake kits as part of their WTF (Wow, that's $50!) rebate program! All you need to do is buy one of Airaid's complete cold air intake kits, fill our their rebate form, and send it in to get some cash back while you get one of the best intake systems on the market!
Practically no one does performance suspension components quite like our friends over at Eibach, and now they're giving you even more reason to take the plunge into their awesome lineup of Pro-Kit Lowering Springs, Sportline Lowering Springs, or an Anti-Roll Sway Bar Kit by giving you 10% Back on the purchase price of their kits during the 2014 Eibach Summer Rebate! All you need to do is grab the Eibach Pro-Kit, Sportline Kit, or Anti-Roll Kit of your choice and fill out Eibach's Rebate Form. Once you're through, Eibach will give you back 10% of your cash!
Fresh off of our Zone 6" Lift Kit Install, we have another full suspension lift for your fine folks. This time in the form a Zone 4" lift kit that was lovingly put on our 2005 F150 4WD XLT Project Truck. This truck is going for a more subtle and refined look than our much more aggressive and menacing 2007 F150 Project Truck, so instead of jacking it up a full six inches in the air, we settled for four and grabbed a full set of Fuel 20x9" Hostage wheels and Fuel 35x12.50" Gripper M/T tires. While still pretty awesome, the slightly lower lift will keep this truck a little more tame, while still giving it enough room for its big off-road tires to do some serious work on those desert trail runs. In any case, we were pretty impressed with the level of quality with this kit, especially considering its price point. The only real issues we had were a few nit-picks with Zone's instructions that could've shaved some time off the install, but those are some minor quibbles among an excellent overall package.
Our good friend Kyle, formerly a local Arizona customer now living in Texas, ordered up a set of Fiberwerx Flared One-Piece Fenders and a Fiberwerx Front Valance for his 2012 5.0L F150. The fenders perfectly compliment the rest of Kyle's extremely aggressive exterior upgrades which include a LEX Gen 3 Front Off-Road Bumper, a Lex Gen 2 Rear Bumper, a customized LEX Half Chase Rack, Rancho QuickLift Leveling Struts, and 35" General Grabber Red Letter tires. Kyle's truck was already looking pretty radical before he threw on the Fiberwerx Fenders, and now it's looking utterly amazing. Installing the fenders is a bit of of bear, but Kyle did a good job of illustrating the whole process in the images he sent over.
Let's face it: the 2004 to 2008 F150s look at their absolute best when jacked way up in the air on big wheel and tire combinations, especially given that they tend to sit much lower than the newer trucks to begin with. That's why we had planned on putting a 6" lift kit on our 2007 F150 4WD 5.4L Project Truck from the get-go and we got the hookup from our friends over at Zone Off-Road on one of their 2004 to 2008 F150 4WD 6" Suspension Lifts Systems to get the ball rolling. Once the lift was on the truck, we had a full set of Fuel Off-Road Lethal wheels measure 20x10" with a -24mm offset wrapped in Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 35x12.50" tires ready to hop on its hubs for an awesome, tough look. But first, the lift. While a complete suspension lift isn't the easiest thing in the world to install, we were in for a real doozy. Not that there was anything wrong with Zone's kit, but our 2007 F150 spent a lot of time somewhere with a lot of road salt, snow, and sorrow; meaning that rust and corrosion seemed to dog us at every turn. Still, the techs over at Dyno Comp and ourselves soldiered on and eventually won the glorious battle against John's truck and its rust with a pretty awesome result.