Well, I've been lurking here for quite some time now and I figured it was finally time to take some pictures after my latest round of work/mods etc.
I'll give you a little back story first.
I bought the truck brand spankin' new in 2007 from Fort Motors in Fort St. John BC.
Its a 2007 F150 Lariat Chrome
5.4, 4x4, 3.73
My current mods/additions are:
-Rigid 30" E series light bar on N-Fab light bar
-18" Method Split Six wheels wrapped in 275/70R18 studded Silent Armors
-Aux booster cable connection
-VHF Radio in centre console
-Wilson Cellphone booster
-Truxedo Tonneau Cover
-Camburg 2.5 Coilovers (currently being re-built, running a level for now)
-Bilstein 5100 rears (waiting to be installed)
-Escort Passport 8500 X50 w/ Blendmount and hardwire install
-1500Watt Inverter hardwired in.
-Harley Taillights and headlights
-Hardwired intelligent battery charger
-V-Force DIDO exhaust
-Bluetooth OBDII reader
-Aux Fuse blocks and switches
-Garmin Nuvi, Garmin Dakota, Sirius
-Rock guard on the rockers and fender flares.
-Custom front valance (its falling off hahaha)
-Custom bumpers, tailgate and fender (they're "custom" dented, scratched and beat.)
Former Mods that I now have removed or wrecked or whatever
-Tinted side windows, until a wonderful RCMP constable politely requested I remove it.
-Icon 2.0 Rear shocks. Broke the shaft on one, and the valving piled up on the other so I literally had 2" of up travel and 3" of down travel. All within 3 months, Hence why i now have the Bilsteins.
-True Duals with Cherry Bombs and Gibson Headers. The Headers cracked on both sides, partly because there was too much tension on my exhaust, and partly because they were crap. hahaha. Without the headers the sound wasn't that awesome, so I had them changed,
-18" XD Spy Wheels. I have to say this surprised me. I ended up cracking one of them on the bead. The part that surprised me was how the beads were starting to wash/wear from use, they were cupping like aluminum rims on semis (I used to spin wrenches at a truck shop) and I only ran them 50% of the time, with basically one summer of hard use.
Here is me with it and my Dad's 2004 XLT, at the dealership picking her up. This was August 22nd/2007. I was a wee second year apprentice and really thought I had the world by the ***** hahahhaa
and here is some more pictures of when I first got her home. She was a real looker back then hahahaha
There with my 2007 Yamaha Grizzly that I bought that spring.
Then the modding and screwing around started. I drove the **** out of the truck basically from day 1. The first two years though it was basically a glorified road trip machine/commuter. That being said though, I've been bracket racing with it 3 times, we have a basically abandoned paved airstrip here so I street raced it lots ahhahha. About 3 years ago I started working it, pulling a box trailer hauling garbage. The trailer was actually 5000lbs before you put anything in it and it wasn't uncommon to get upwards of 3 or 4000lbs of garbage/scrap steel/wood into it. I've towed an awful lot with this truck, but with diligent oil changes and tranny services I haven't had any trouble yet as a result. Its actually kind of comical, where my receiver pin goes in my hitch is quite ob-longed.
Needless to say this truck has been absolutely incredible. I've run her hard, but always taken care of her. Synthetic oil since 5000kms (its at 193000 now) etc.
With the dump trailer
Hauling my Buddy's Dodge when it broke down on us like 700kms from home and I had to rent a u-haul to get it to a shop.
bringing a shed home for my buddy.
Here is the broken Icon shaft. I was choked. $135/side 3 months use.
Blown seals on my Camburg C/Os
a pic this spring with my other truck, 1997 F350 Powerstroke, its since been painted black, and stuff but thats another thread for another time.