Hey guys, I'm not new to forums but I'm new here, so I figured I would combine my introduction thread and build thread together. I recently picked up a 2011 Blue Flame Metallic FX4 3.5 Ecoboost with 60k on the clock. Previously, I had a 2011 dark shadow grey ranger sport 4x4 which I loved, but I really wanted something a little bit bigger with some more power for pulling the motocross trailer around New England.
I sold the ranger last year, and I finally found a truck in great shape that I actually liked. (I was very disappointed in the quality of used trucks in New England. They're either hammered at 30-70k or well taken care of but a little too rusty at 100-125k.) Maintenance history is huge for me, and this truck had the cleanest car fax I had seen in almost a year of looking.
The truck came equipped with everything I was looking for, except 4 full size doors (
) but I was able to look past this small shortcoming because of the great price, and the immaculate condition it was in. (
Since F-150s have a much stronger after market than my Ranger, I have gone a little mod crazy. Within the first weekend of ownership, I had the front windows tinted to match the back, replaced all the interior lights with LEDs and ordered countless other parts I hope to add to the truck shortly.
I also did some routine maintenance which included changing the factory spark plugs for some of the updated SP-534 plugs, and refreshing the transmission with new fluid and filter.
*** I can not stress this enough: Middle to Higher mileage trucks, if you are experiencing the world renowned misfire under load and above 3k rpm, CHECK YOUR PLUGS! After bringing the truck to the dealership once after a lot of misfiring and two series of check engine lights flashing, and them telling me that they couldn't find anything (which I expected from many a night of research on here) I finally went ahead and replaced the plugs and the boots. The misfire has been completely resolved, wether it is a dry 70 degree day or thick as pea soup and 90 degrees, the truck does not miss. I will change the plugs on this engine every 30k from now on because of that.***
Now that I'm done with the boring stuff, I hope to get to know some of you as I continue to bum ideas off everyone, and annoy you with my indecisiveness.
Now, future plans for the truck include:
4 inch BDS Lift
20x9 Fuel Coupler +1 offset or 20x10 Fuel Coupler -12 offset (I would go with mavericks but it seems everyone has them)
295/65R20 Toyo Open Country ATII Extreme tires
Corsa DB cat-back exhaust, Ford resonator delete (unless someone suggests a better alternative), RBP 5 inch tip?
5% Tinted windshield brow
FX4 Taillight paint mod
LED bed lights
LED reverse lights (something super bright)
Thats about it for now, if you have any questions about any of the stuff I've done or plan to do, just leave a comment here, or DM me.