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Old 03-24-2016, 07:38 AM
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I bought a 2007 F-150 Lariat on wednesday of last week. It was a Canadian model re-imported into the US (made in MI originally) in 2010. This thread is more for me than anyone else, I'm documenting the modifications and changes/repairs I'm making to it.

Edit to add: 73,916 miles when purchased, bought for $16,500 out the door. NADA had it at $22,400. I stole this truck.


Stock specs:

5.4L V8
Pre-leveled front-end
Power everything (even sliding rear window)
Heated captain's chairs
Engine block heater
Heated, power fold, signal mirrors (with puddle lamps and auto-dim)
3.73 gear ratio, 7,200# gvwr
35.7 gallon gas tank
Reverse sensing system (nonfunctional)
Enhanced Automatic Climate Control
4 Wheel Disc ABS


Mods/Repairs performed:

Removed the DRL resistor, easy peasy. Taped off the open socket and gave it a good gob of liquid black tape then zip-tied it back to the frame.

All LED interior lights (Map/Dome)

LED plate lights

Dual dash cams (Mini 0805 front and rear mounted, just waiting to dig into the 12v switched lines)

Purchased and installed Wade Front floor liners

Purchased and installed
Husky rear floor liner

Added LED Puddle Lamps

Added footwell front and back and center console lights later (using these )

Added Silverstar Ultras for the High/Lows and some JDM ASTAR 9145s for the Fogs.

Ordered a new dipstick

Bought and programmed second key



Mods/Repairs on the docket:


Adding a Dead Pedal (arrived but isn't absolutely correct so need to figure out how to mount it)


Want to get the liner removed from the truck and get the back Rhino Lined instead

DeeZee Tailgate Assist

Retractable bullrings

Bakflip Fibermax Tonneau

Magnaflow Cat Back


K&N Cold Air intake
Changed my mind on this. Going to do a GOTTS mod instead with ABS and a small piece of screen.

Add two way remote start (remove one way remote start that is non-functional due to having it's wires cut and me not having the transmitter)

Tap into reverse power wire and add LED spots to back bumper (I own this already)

Find a way to mount 20" Spot/Flood Lightbar on front of vehicle, either in air scoop on bottom or behind honeycomb grill (I own this already)

Repair E-brake.
Since I can't edit the first post...
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:37 PM
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New puddles installed. Can't grab pics right now because it's light outside AND because there's some horrendous winds right now. I'll try soon though.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:38 PM
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I promised pictures, here they are!

I can't get over how much brighter they are than the old incandescents.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:25 AM
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nice truck, following
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:52 PM
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Pardon my language but... Mother. ****er.

I just spent the better part of two hours hooking up two 12v <-> 5v convertor power supplies, both worked fine when testing, after routing cables, neither one powers on. So I take everything apart, snip wires, re-do but connectors, works fine again. Route everything back to where it should be, ****ing thing doesn't work.

Damn. It.

I'm just going to have to wait until I have a day that I can solder all the cables together instead of using but connectors, which sucks because I was hoping to have my two dash cams up and running finally, instead of limping along.

Looks like I have a project this weekend if I'm feeling up to it on Sunday.

So annoyed.
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Okay. Figured out the problem was an unseated ground and a short in the way one of the positive leads connected to my fuse tap. Once I fixed those two issues, both Mini 0805s are running like a charm.

I tapped into Fuse 18 which is an acc/on fuse marked Run/Start Feed - Overhead power point, Electrochromatic mirror, Heated seats, BSM, Compass, RSS (reverse sensing system) -- These two camera power convertors won't make a blip on it.

You can't see the rear one at all through the tint, and you'd have to be really looking to find the front one.
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So I introduced some rf interference to the truck. I wonder if it's either a bad ground or because I tapped the fuse box with an add-a-fuse.

Might need to add an inline RF Filter to the headunit, see if that helps.
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Added some
ferrite cord clips ferrite cord clips
to some key locations and voila, static down to almost nil.

I might just remove the rear cables and detach the rear cam and just run the front cam to the autodim mirror thereby removing all rfi, but that depends on how well these ferrite clips work (given that I used unshielded cables).
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Got the coopers installed today only to find out that I do, in fact, need to replace my rack. It's leaking in two places. I also need new brake pads, one new rotor, new ball joints and a new control arm on the front. At least on the back everything was new.

The tires ride differently than the last ones I had on there... I like them a lot.
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New tires on the ride (pay no attention to the wheels, they're all like that).

Also got the dead pedal installed. I ended up getting another mustang dead pedal (not the fox body style one everyone was able to find), but that's okay. I put it on the drill press, put three holes in it as a just in case.

Took off the kick panel, held it up, used a spring punch to mark the holes and then drilled out a couple pilots. Used some good strong screws and it's good and solid, attached to the plate for the E-brake.

I can push the E-brake all the way to the floor and it just barely touches it (need to get my e-brake adjusted anyway).
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