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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 01:17 PM
New ride, need a few mods


I got my new 2016 F150 4x4 with the V8..... well, it has plates and the money is in transit so I don't get it until Monday since everything is closing today and the money gets there at midnight.
No big deal.
It is MINE!

I am looking to do a very small lift, 2.5" or so... I don't want a giant lift.

Do you guys that know about all this stuff here visit certain websites or forums to gain knowledge about this stuff?

Coilover, brands, differences performance and handling?

I need undercarriage protection, for certain and I am going to upgrade wheels and tires.

Also on the docket is a gps with front and rear cameras.

I am almost dialed in on the shell but I am still deciding.

I will need running boards/shields! here, for certain and I am thinking, down the road a ways, of a winch.

Solid front and rear protection is always nice, too.

This will end up with some kind of shade protection mounted on one side or two, at some point.

I am also using this for my work so it is all purpose.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 01:24 PM


My goal is that I am traveling to Oceanside in about 6 weeks and I need to arrange as much as I can in advance to have it all dialed in.

If I could post the brochure here on a PDF I would be I am not seeing that.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 01:50 PM


Camburg 2.5 leveling kit
had camburg lift both E350 and a E150......xlnt!
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 01:55 PM


Nice! Good to get advice from a guy in the brotherhood!
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 01:55 PM


Consider Icon - They make GREAT kits. Not the cheapest but...well you know!

http://iconvehicledynamics.com/shop/661-2015-up-f150
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 03:16 PM


Will check, many thanks!
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 03:23 PM
Well, in that price range almost zero difference in price.


I haven't really spent much time on the details of each.

Camburg

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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 04:18 PM


Unless you know that you are going to need a lift to accommodate oversize tires, I would suggest waiting to see how the stock set up works for you.



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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 04:38 PM


On my F-250 I had airbags installed on the rear-leaf springs, sorry... can't remember the brand, but well worth the cost. The only hassle was the Podunk locals that installed them didn't mount an on-board compressor underneath because they said ''it didn't fit''. They didn't know about re-routing the exhaust pipe a few inches to the side, so I had to manually inflate it with a small air compressor (12 v.) which was no big hassle, but a Big O shop can do it correctly for a fee. With an 8,000 lb 5th wheel I could level up the back bumper to the same height when not towing, so I didn't get high-beamed at night constantly.

Also had a 'kangaroo ketcher' custom welded on the front from the frame out, a local welder did a fantastic job fabricating it out of square stock and 1/8" steel plate. I could strap-mount (and cable-lock) both a high lift jack across the bottom of it and a folding extension ladder in between the grill and bars, about 8" from bars to grill. I feel the little silver grill-bars are cute, but ineffective. Good for pushing things including cows... if you do a front-end mod i'd suggest a female trailer ball receiver on the front as well. Makes for 'backing' stuff up a WHOLE lot easier (I don't turn around as easy as I used-ta).

Just a few 'mods' that worked well for me over the years.



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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 05:34 PM


I have airbags on my Isuzu and OME springs and Bilsteins... they definitely make a difference in ride.

I will have to see about front and rear protection.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 05:36 PM


Thanks AK Gringo, sage advice.

Just based on experience I think I will want it but I have two months of driving to decide.

I do not want some massive lift, 2-2.5 inches max. I just want the travel and smoothing out over the chitty roads here and, when I do get into the backside of a place like Chacala, the suspension and undercarriage protection makes a difference.

We shall see. I might skate by just like it is.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 07:47 PM


Soulpatch, you might check out Radflo. They did a truck for me and were very good. I now have a 2500 dodge which isn't is the line or I would be going back.





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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 08:16 PM


Thank you, MMc.... I will do so.
I appreciate the input.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 08:45 PM


Frank

I got some heavy duty front end protection and side steps from Go Industries for my 2011 Ram 2500:

https://www.goindustries.com/index.php/truck-accessories/gri...

Here is the link for the winch grille guard:

https://www.goindustries.com/index.php/truck-accessories/gri...

Also rear end protection (Baja tested on our truck - it works - no damage to us, the other guy wasn't so lucky) from Rhino (although if you find somebody who can weld, I'm sure they can make you one):

http://www.gorhino.com/Hitch-Steps

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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 09:34 PM


Big makeover for Ford. Rhino bed liner to protect the aluminum bed.

An alarm will prevent it from being driven away by someone else.

Firestone Ride-rite airbags work well. Onboard compressor with interior gauge.

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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 10:06 PM


I tried as a photo.... I quit trying to meet the restrictions of this site's imagine stuff a long time ago.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 10:34 PM


If all you are looking for is a little lift in the front Use Bilstein ride height adjustable shocks. they can increase lift up to 2 inches in the front.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2017 at 10:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by soulpatch  
I tried as a photo.... I quit trying to meet the restrictions of this site's imagine stuff a long time ago.

Frank, just email it to me and I will post it for you.




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[*] posted on 4-13-2017 at 07:23 AM


Alarms are good, but with the new chip embedded keys, the chance of anyone driving it off without a chipped key is slim......but for extra insurance, a kill switch would be effective

Quote: Originally posted by Lee  
Big makeover for Ford. Rhino bed liner to protect the aluminum bed.

An alarm will prevent it from being driven away by someone else.

Firestone Ride-rite airbags work well. Onboard compressor with interior gauge.

Congrats!
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[*] posted on 6-5-2017 at 09:35 PM


So, I just drove my truck from O'side to Guaymas with my new ARE shell and my new Icon Stage 5 suspension and wheels with 285/70/17 BFG AT/KO2's on it..... all I can say is that Icon stuff is badass!
Man, potholes, whatever..... eats them up!

I had to take a detour from Hermosillo to Guaymas that added over 60kms to the drive and it was on some really bad sections of road.... sunlight was getting short and I was cruising at 120-130kms/hour because I didn't want to be out there too much after sundown.... just really happy with being able to cruise that speed over what felt, at times, like the old road from Punta Prieto into Bahia de Los Angeles.
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