2021 F-150 Mod Wishlist

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Husky wheel well liners
Bedrug bed mat
Stubby antenna
Bilstein 5100 level
Falken Wildpeak A-T3W tires in 295/70/18
Bed sticker removal
Front air dam removal

Should handle me for a while
(internal I'll put in a dual wireless phone charger and weathertech floor liners)
Curious on the air dam removal? Are you sure you want to do that on the 2021? I thought I read or heard that every single trim has the retractable air dam so no more scraping parking curbs or obstacles at low speeds. It automatically deploys at 40mph (or something like that) for better wind resistance.
 

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Curious on the air dam removal? Are you sure you want to do that on the 2021? I thought I read or heard that every single trim has the retractable air dam so no more scraping parking curbs or obstacles at low speeds. It automatically deploys at 40mph (or something like that) for better wind resistance.
Hmm. I'll have to look at that in action. The 15-20 is removable, and looks so much better without.
 
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Air dam in action. As mentioned, will not deploy till at speed.

 

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Air dam in action. As mentioned, will not deploy till at speed.

So assuming that once below a certain speed (40MPH?), it will automatically retract? Hope so to avoid damage when parking up against a cement curb.
 

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So assuming that once below a certain speed (40MPH?), it will automatically retract? Hope so to avoid damage when parking up against a cement curb.
Yes, it is never deployed below something like 40 mph
 

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Not on the v8 trucks, where it may really help a bunch.
I added an air dam to my lowered 79 Chev w/454 and got a gain of 1.5mpg on the hiway
This is a lowered truck and the air dam is only about 6" off the ground, but it sure helped to push the air around the truck.

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So, I’m considering a leveling of some sort on mine, but instead of raising the front, I’d rather lower the rear.
Nothing like the drop I did on my 79 C10, but just a level.
I have seen lowering kits that also leveled, but I have no desire to bring it all down.
 

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So, I’m considering a leveling of some sort on mine, but instead of raising the front, I’d rather lower the rear.
Nothing like the drop I did on my 79 C10, but just a level.
I have seen lowering kits that also leveled, but I have no desire to bring it all down.
I have always thought they had the rear hike up too much. I like the level look. Never did anything about it, mine will have some extra weight with the batteries so may it will be more level.
 

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I’m wanting a minor level as well. My build has the 18” wheels. I’m wondering if that will leave the front fender wells a little open and empty looking...
 

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I’m wanting a minor level as well. My build has the 18” wheels. I’m wondering if that will leave the front fender wells a little open and empty looking...
Yep, you would probably want to lower the fronts 1" and rears 2".

Another thing you could do, unless your truck is black, undercoat the wheel well openings. Blacking that out helps keep the wheels from looking too small and the truck so high. Even if you order the rear wheel well covers, the paint color still shows through a little, but they help a lot.

These are 20s, nothing has been done with the height.

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Yep, you would probably want to lower the fronts 1" and rears 2".

Another thing you could do, unless your truck is black, undercoat the wheel well openings. Blacking that out helps keep the wheels from looking too small and the truck so high. Even if you order the rear wheel well covers, the paint color still shows through a little, but they help a lot.

These are 20s, nothing has been done with the height.

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Bob do you use that standard hitch for your bass boat and not a weight distribution? Does it level out the rake in the front/back? I notice the back always seems about 1 or 2 inches higher in FX4 trucks but I don't know if that is standard with 4x4 or is specific to FX4 stiffer shocks.
 

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Bob do you use that standard hitch for your bass boat and not a weight distribution? Does it level out the rake in the front/back? I notice the back always seems about 1 or 2 inches higher in FX4 trucks but I don't know if that is standard with 4x4 or is specific to FX4 stiffer shocks.
Standard hitch. Mine is not actually a FX4, I just wanted the bass decal. Lol

The rear does move much but maybe 3/4" when I hook the boat to it.

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