To ensure that our Raptor is ready for day-to-day commuting and weekend adventures, we started by adding a couple key accessories. First up was a Pace Edwards tonneau followed by WeatherTech floor mats and bed liner, then we added a DeeZee tailgate assist and some ADD side steps to top it all off. The new found storage space and convenience upgrades make a huge difference whether we're hauling camping gear or groceries!
Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Tonneau Cover
To protect our gear from the elements and provide more covered storage, we installed a Pace Edwards Switchblade retractable tonneau on the bed. The Switchblade is made out of a durable aluminum bonded to Pace Edward's own ArmorTek padded polymer material that gives the cover a soft, tactile feel, a clean look, and resistance to corrosion and wear and tear. The Switchblade installs without drilling and uses a clamp-on rail and storage box system that easily drops into the bed. 04-14 F150 & Raptor Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Tonneau Cover
Our Raptor already has a spray-in bed liner so an additional liner is a bit redundant, but we've got nothing against providing extra protection for our trucks, so we added a WeatherTech Techliner bed mat anyway. The TechLiner is purpose-built for our Raptor's 5.5' bed and tightly grips every contour to ensure proper protection. The mat is made out of a unique thermoplastic elastomer compound that resists the elements and abrasions while providing a soft, anti-skid surface to prevent cargo from shifting around. Better yet, the liner easily installs using Velcro discs that adhere to the bed's surface. 09-14 F150 & Raptor WeatherTech Bed Techliner (5.5ft Bed)
DeeZee Tailgate Assist
These DeeZee tailgate assist kits have become a go-to mod for us on nearly all of our builds, so it's no surprise we decided to throw one on the Raptor. This simple kit uses a gas-charged strut to slow the fall of the tailgate so it doesn't crash down every time we want to get into our bed. the DeeZee Tailgate Assist is easy to install and makes for a solid convenience upgrade to the back of our truck. 04-14 F150 DeeZee Tailgate Assist
ADD Race Series-R Side Steps
The factory side steps on our Raptor were massive and didn't offer much in the way of actual protection so we pulled them off and bolted up a set of ADD's Race Series-R Side Steps. Each step is built around a framework of mandrel-bent tubular steel with .120" wall thickness that is then welded together with the step's paneling which looks great and is far more rugged than the factory steps. The side steps then receive a Black Hammer Tone powder coat finish to help protect them against corrosion. 09-14 F150 & Raptor ADD Race Series-R Side Steps (SuperCrew)