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Old 12-05-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default BUILD THREAD (PHOTOS HEAVEY) 2015 F150 5.0 Lariat Level Kit/Lift, Custom Built Bumper

The truck is starting out as a 2015 F150 5.0 Lariat FX4 Chrome package bought in early 2016

It got a 2" Daystar leveling Kit from the dealership to start. Only netted 7/8-1" of lift
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Looks good! But, I think you're missing some things. Lol
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Traded in my 2011 F150 FX4 Ecoboost 3.5 after putting on 166,000 Km in only 3 years of owning it.

Drove that truck really hard, first day you couldn't tell what colour it was from mudding.
Rock crawled, trail rides and went mudding 2-5 times a week. Couple pictures didn't keep any of the bad ones.
Decided to get out of it while it was still worth some money.
Had troubles with the coil packs, phasers, spark plugs and timing chain.
Also the 4x4 but that was my fault.

So after having troubles with Ecoboost decided to switch to the 5.0 and don't regret a second.

Mod list on the old truck:
4" Rancho Lift, 35" Nitto Trail Grappler, 20" Fuel Mavericks 0mm, Mesh Rivot Grill, 2x 30" Light Bars Begind The Grill, 4" Round Led Fog Lights, Led Dually Backup Lights, Tonneau Cover, Custom Emblems and Badges, Edge 77Hp Tune, Airaid Intake, 4" Afe Exhaust, Bob VTA
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Within the first weekend of owing the truck I installed a tonneau cover and tinted the tail lights as a start.

Also set the truck up with weather tech and husky liner floor mats, they are a game changer.

Set the truck up with tow straps, air compressor, tire gunk, shovel, ratchets and D rings (usual stuff you keep in the truck)
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Installed 275x65r20 Goodyear Duratracs (34.2" by 11.1") with my old 20" 2011 FX4 Sport Gun Metal gray Rims.

Installed a 20" single row Aurora Sae street legal light bar in the bumper. Sorry I didn't save any good photos of that.

Installed Dually d2 flood lights with custom mounting brackets as reverse light. Blacked them out by taking the lense off and vynil wrapping them.
Wired them to the reverse light so that they come on automatically
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Looks good! But, I think you're missing some things. Lol
Keep checking in I'm updating it throughout today to get the truck up to speed. After that I'll post once stuff is getting done or after I have a review of a product.
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Keep checking in I'm updating it throughout today to get the truck up to speed. After that I'll post once stuff is getting done or after I have a review of a product.
Yeah, I think I got impatient. Lol. Starting one of these after you've been doing mods is a pain. Did one on my last truck after a few years of modifications.
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Bumper build day 1 aka Fabricating

Step 1:Started off by taking the factory bumper off
Step 2:Built custom brackets based off the factory ones
Step 3:Started building the front face and side pieces
Step 4:Built the top third of the bumper
Step 5:Built the bottom third of the bumper (missing some pictures)
Step 6: built end caps
Step 7:Filled in the gaps with pieces on the top of the bumper
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Custom bumper build day 2 welding and paint preparation

Step 8:Finish any left over fabrication
Step 9:Weld the bumper up
Step 10: clean up the welds and make the look nice (sand them to a point
Step 11:Build bumper supports
Step 12:Temporary paint till light bar and bull bar are ready
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Yeah, I think I got impatient. Lol. Starting one of these after you've been doing mods is a pain. Did one on my last truck after a few years of modifications.
I'm quickly realizing that, this suck but if it helps someone it's worth it
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