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Old 12-22-2018, 05:19 PM
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I have spent the better part of a year researching and planning exactly how I wanted to build my F150. I hope my research can possibly help someone here. I knew I did not want to cut anything such as crash bars or the frame but also wanted a tough stance and decent ride. I ended up with a Maxtrac spindle lift, 7 inches in the front and 5 inches in the rear with Fox 2.0 shocks. For wheels I went with Rotiform 6OR 17x9 with an offset of 1. I had my heart set on Nitto Ridge Grapplers but I got such a great deal on Ironman MTs that I had to give them a shot. So far I have to say I am nothing but impressed. They have a decent hum on the road but for under $600 for 4 35x12.50 I couldn't pass them up.

Other items that I have added over the past 12 months include a Peragon bed cover, Maxliner Floor Liners, 18% tint on front windows to match factory rear tint, and 70% tint on the windshield.

Future plans include swapping out for black F150 emblems on the quarter panels and tailgate. A few potential items I am tossing around are aftermarket headlights and power steps but we will see, for now I am happy with the current state of my truck.










The install is not too difficult, most anyone can complete the installation with simple hand tools.

Thanks for looking, let me know if I can answer any questions.

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My first attempt with PlastiDip. It is unbelievable how forgiving this stuff is.
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I may be in the minority here but I LOVE the look of 17s on meaty tires.
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I wavered between 22s and 17s until I rubbed a small curb and realized I did not want to worry about a 4 inch curb while driving a truck on a 7 inch lift.

I am becoming increasingly pleased with the Ironman MTs. I reduced the air pressure to 33 psi and made a huge difference from 38.
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My Peragon bed cover still looks new after a year of use. I highly recommend peragon if you are looking for a bed cover. Extremely high quality and amazing customer support.

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After driving 50 miles from Clearwater Beach to Brandon, Florida today which consist of a mix of stop and go city traffic and 30ish highway miles I was able to average right at 20.0 mpg using the trip computer. I am very happy with that result.

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All shined up just to turn green from pollen this week.
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Nice! Looks good. I spent some time in Tampa in the early 80's. Nice area!
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Thank you! We relocated to Tampa from St. Louis, MO 5 years ago and have loved every minute of it. Especially in the winter.
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Originally Posted by Tampa-F150 View Post

My first attempt with PlastiDip. It is unbelievable how forgiving this stuff is.
Cool, yeah I havenít ever used the stuff either. How did you go about dipping these side emblems? I like the look.
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