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Old 08-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Picked up a 2012 F-150 Ecoboost this past weekend after months of eyeing them, and finally decided to sell my 04 Mustang DD and get this for my everyday vehicle. Went with a fairly stripped down XLT version so I can fully customize it over time to my exact specs. Only requirements was it had to have the Blue Flame color, 6.5 bed, SCREW and tan cloth interior and of course, the ecoboost engine.

My first brand new vehicle and I am loving it so far, very smooth and powerful even in stocker form. My wife drove it home from the dealership when we bought it and I was following in my 06 GT, she hammered the throttle getting on the freeway and did a light bark on the tires and I had to downshift in the Mustang to catch up as she was starting to pull away from me much to her delight. She told me when we got home that once I've finished tuning the Ecoboost, she wants to drag race Blue ( the 06 GT ) with her in the Ecoboost.

Still formulating the build plan right now, going to leave the performance on it stock for a couple months so I can get a good feel for it as stock while I do a few cosmetic things but once I start on the performance aspect, well, lets just say that one of the highest rwhp Ecoboost trucks in the country is the goal.

I'll be doing a variety of before and after testing with dyno pulls as well and documenting it best I can so folks can see real world results of variety performance parts on the truck.

Couple pics from it getting picked up from the dealership.

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Made an appointment yesterday to get the windows tinted 5% and get a clear bra installed on front end which will be in a week or so. No rock chips allowed on this ride!

I'll update the thread as the build progresses...
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Sweet ride! I've heard about that clear bra thing, which I turned out to be a clear laminate kind of like in wraps (unless we're are separate pages), but never have known a truck with one, so it shall be interesting. I can't stand rock chips either, . Anyways, good luck on the build up.
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Aye, a GOOD professional clear bra isn't cheap but it's cheaper then repaint the front end in a couple years from dozens of rock chips. Gonna cost me $409 to get the front bumper and about 1/4 of the hood done with lifetime warranty. Can only see the line from where the bra ends on the hood from couple feet away and if looking for it, really does good job bring almost invisible.
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Subd. Good lookin ride.
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You've gots a SCrew, not a SCab

Looks good, love the blue flame and looking forward to everything
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This is the exact truck i want ... I'd take mine in XL with 4.88's and tow package and needed stuff to be epic.
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Looks good, love the blue flame and looking forward to everything
I didn't even notice lol
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Congrats on your new ride. Looking foward to seeing this build progress.
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