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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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2010 F150 Daily Driver

So I started with a brand new F150 Regular Cab Short Bed with the following options:
4.6L 3V Engine (I wanted the 5.4L but the dealer couldn't find one)
3.73 Limited Slip Rear End
Vinyl Floors (love them)
Cloth Seats
I then started buying some aftermarket accessories:
Roush Cold Air Intake
Daystar 2.5" Front Suspension Levelers
(5) Dick Cepek DC-1 Black Wheels (switched from the 18" factory wheel to a 17")
(5) 35x12.50R17 Cooper Discoverer STT's
TireGate Reese-Receiver Mounted Spare Tire Carrier
Century Ultra Topper
TrailReady Pre-Runner Front Bumper (I'm actually getting the very first production unit in this style for the 2010's)
Warn 12,000 Winch
FabFour Rear Bumper
Bushwacker Extenda Fender Flares
CoverKing Neoprene Seat Covers
Truck Vault Storage System
I had looked at a Raptor (stickered at $42K) but it didn't have anywhere near the features of what I'm putting together on the above list.

I'll post before and after pictures once it's done. Right now I'm waiting on the Topper (Cap or whatever you want to call it), and my bumpers.

Big thanks to Jason @ Unlimited Offroad (boy did he looked surprised to see a truck in his parking lot that was 50 minutes old and had 74.5 miles on it) who took the time to go thru the list of what I did and didn't need on my build-up.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Good luck with it. Wish I was a ball'er...
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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cant wait to see some pics
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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Good luck with it. Wish I was a ball'er...
I think it's going to be a nice looking DD truck and am looking forward to seeing a couple pics of the finished product myself. But I really dont think of the term "baller" when i see a reg cab short bed f150 with no carpet and cloth. It's not like he took a new RR phantom and put 53" tractor tires on it and ruined it at the mounds for fun. (now thats baller sh!t) jk
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:33 PM   #5
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i was gonna buy my 08 f150 and mod it up too but im a BROKE WHITE GUY , cant wait to see a new one built up though
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 05:57 PM   #6
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sounds like it will be a cool truck
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #7
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Thanks guys

I'm really excited about this. I've always wanted to take a brand new ride and totally trick it out. I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I'm having most of the work done for me. I know it's not as satisfying as doing it myself, but I'd rather have it done right rather than risk screwing up something expensive.

The mechanics up at Unlimted Offroad said they really like working on a new one; everything's clean, nothing is rusted in place.

Wheels and tires tomorrow

Wish list for the new truck:
Doug Thorley Headers
MagnaFlow High-Flow Cat's & Mufflers
Any suggestions for anything different?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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35x12.50's are going to fit with no rub anywhere on stock suspension with just the 2.5 front leveling kit?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #9
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Can we assume this is a 4x4?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #10
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #11
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you forget the raptor has front and rear lockers.on the push of the button.....bad assss shocks and just plain bad ass right off the floor..should of bought the raptor!!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #12
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Can we assume this is a 4x4?
I sure hope so. And not the 2wd prerunner style trucks with lifted fronts i seen in so cal
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Old November 24th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #13
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Sounds like a nice project, get some pictures up! I want to see some pictures of that bumper especially...I'm not a fan of the huge chrome one on my truck now.


But...you say that you looked at a Raptor "but it didn't have anywhere near the features of what I'm putting together", but other than the 2.5" level and tires, sounds like you are mainly going with aesthetic mods....don't forget that other than looking cool, the Raptor has a 4.10 rear end with a locker, more suspension travel than a regular F-150, wider stance, the "off road mode" which changes the tuning and shifting, the 5.4 (6.2 on next years model) a loaded interior, and the extended cab. Sounds like the Raptor has a lot more usable features than the project you have, but don't get me wrong...sounds like you are building a nice truck too, but not quite like a Raptor.

I'm doing something similar though...I wanted a Raptor, but couldn't deal with an extended cab...so I came home with a 2010 SuperCrew 4x4 Lariat with the 5.4. I would love to get an aftermarket mid travel suspension, but the only ones on the market for these trucks are for 2wd's and made by Camburg. Icon makes some nice coil overs which increase the travel and also give you 1-3" adjustable lift, but I'm going to stick with the 2" leveling kit just to save a few bucks for the time being. I'm sure Ford Racing will offer the Raptor suspension for regular F-150's eventually, but I can only imagine the price. I would love to get the fenders and hood from the Raptor too, but again...any parts from a SVT vehicle are insanely expensive from the dealership.




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35x12.50's are going to fit with no rub anywhere on stock suspension with just the 2.5 front leveling kit?
with the right wheels, I have heard a lot of people running 35x12.50's on the new F-150's with "no rubbing". I'm going to stick with 33x12.50's on mine with a 2" leveling kit just in case...I like to be able to turn from lock to lock without taking my bumper off.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #14
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I had looked at a Raptor (stickered at $42K) but it didn't have anywhere near the features of what I'm putting together on the above list.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #15
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #16
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I wanted a Raptor, but couldn't deal with an extended cab...
just seen in 4wheeler ford has a few supercrew raptors running around... full camo gear but its obviously a raptor...

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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #17
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:05 AM   #18
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I had looked at a Raptor (stickered at $42K) but it didn't have anywhere near the features of what I'm putting together on the above list.
I've driven and crawled all over (and under) a Raptor, and it is an amazing high-performance offroad truck (to call it a 4x4 is too limiting) - the suspension alone is pretty well without equal among stock vehicles. If I lived with my parents, I would definitely have one in the stable...

Looks like you're building the perfect vehicle for your purposes - good luck.

Personally, I'd enter a vote for the 4.6 - if you're not trailering (and it sounds like you're not) it's a great, solid, proven runner. I have one with 150K+ that runs/sounds like it has 1.5K on it.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #19
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"I had looked at a Raptor (stickered at $42K) but it didn't have anywhere near the features of what I'm putting together on the above list."


...sorry but i don't see anything in your list that 'exceeds' the standard options on a raptor for:

-powertrain
-chassis
-controls
-body

i mean kudos to you for building up a stocker (and i'm sure it will be kickass when you're done) but the list you posted doesn't hold a candle to the standard features on a raptor...
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:25 AM   #20
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I'm really excited about this. I've always wanted to take a brand new ride and totally trick it out. I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I'm having most of the work done for me. I know it's not as satisfying as doing it myself, but I'd rather have it done right rather than risk screwing up something expensive.

The mechanics up at Unlimted Offroad said they really like working on a new one; everything's clean, nothing is rusted in place.

Wheels and tires tomorrow

Wish list for the new truck:
Doug Thorley Headers
MagnaFlow High-Flow Cat's & Mufflers
Any suggestions for anything different?
hmm...

-selectable lockers
-hill descent controls
-external reservoir FOX shocks to go with an ectended travel suspension
-widen the wheel track
-selectable powertrain calibration..
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