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I ordered my kit last summer. Started it one day, got frustrated, put it up and hadnt touched it until today. My brother and I were both off work and he agreed to help me knock it out finally.

I didn't remove the grill to get to the bumper. You will need to remove the fog lights (4 torx screws per light) to gain access to all of the 10mm nuts that hold the valence on. It's fairly straightforward and is manageable by yourself, but I'd suggest having an extra se of hands.

As you'll notice, I opted not to paint the plastic piece to match the skid plate. "Why not?" Well, because I didn't want to have something else to deal with on this kit that already bested me once.

Any questions, I can try my best to answer!

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Email Ford performance. They'll send what you're missing. I went back and fort with them when I ordered mine last summer.
Thanks. I actually got ahold of them and they sent me the missing part. Here is the finished product. This is how it should come from the factory! I don't plan on painting anything.

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Appreciate the pics without paint!
So many want to look like a Tremor it's good to see a different look. I like it. :)
 

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I'm lucky my truck is silver and it kinda matches it as it is. If my truck was a different color, depending on the color/trim of the truck, I would paint it to match the paint or paint it black.
 

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Has anyone figured out if the kit can be modified to fit a Job 1 4x4 XLT? @fordtruckman2003 @TylerNinetyTwo Any thoughts?

My truck has a build date of 02/2021, hole spacing looks off compared to other pics in thread…
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Has anyone figured out if the kit can be modified to fit a Job 1 4x4 XLT? @fordtruckman2003 @TylerNinetyTwo Any thoughts?

My truck has a build date of 02/2021, hole spacing looks off compared to other pics in thread…
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I would say not going to fit based on your photo. My holes are job 2 spacing on my job 1 truck.
 

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I would say not going to fit based on your photo. My holes are job 2 spacing on my job 1 truck.
Don't quote me but I thought I remembered a guy who made his own mounting brackets so the skid plate would fit Job 1 trucks with the wrong hole spacing.
 

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Don't quote me but I thought I remembered a guy who made his own mounting brackets so the skid plate would fit Job 1 trucks with the wrong hole spacing.
I believe @TylerNinetyTwo made the brackets, but he has a 2WD (maybe different frame) which may be the reason he needed the brackets. @TylerNinetyTwo is your truck also a job 1? Do you have pics before the skid plate install of the front holes behind the tow hooks?
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The 2wd trucks do not have the same rear mount points and have to create brackets.

The holes used for the front are in front of the intercooler bracket. Someone can get creative and make a mount for it.

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@scribb I do not have any photos of before except for the ones I posted. My truck was built in late April 2022 so I think that might be a Job 2 truck but I'm not entirely sure. I believe my biggest issue was the fact that yes, my truck is a 2WD and not a 4x4. The brackets I cut are holding up nicely, no problems after almost a year.
 

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Has anyone figured out if the kit can be modified to fit a Job 1 4x4 XLT? @fordtruckman2003 @TylerNinetyTwo Any thoughts?

My truck has a build date of 02/2021, hole spacing looks off compared to other pics in thread…
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Anything can be made to fit. All you really need is some custom brackets made by yourself or a fab shop. A metal working shop could figure this out in about 2 minutes.
 

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What's up everybody.
New to the group, but thought I'd post up some info that I put together from swapping the Tremor Skid Plate to my Lariat 5.0.

I've posted about this on a few of the Facebook groups, but for those that are not part of these, figured I would share for as well.


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Parts are as follows:

Left/Right Valence Pieces -
ML3Z-17626-DA
ML3Z-17626-AB

Center Lower Bumper Piece -
ML3Z-8419-DAPTM (requires paint)

Center Lower Bumper Piece Bracket (Not required to make the swap work, but including to complete the list)
ML3Z-8419-A

Skid Plate -
ML3Z-5D032-B

Frame Brackets for forward plate mounts -
I used eBay special "raptor skid plate brackets" (Recommend painting these as they are cheaply coated and prone to rusting)

M6 Spring Clips - Used (2), but I would get a pack of 10
M6-1.0x25 Bolts - Used (4), but I would get a pack of 10
(2) of each of the above were used for mounting the rear of the plate to cross member, and the other (2) bolts were used on lower bumper piece

In order to complete the swap, you will need to remove the active air dam assembly from the truck. Also, to access all of the factory lower valence nuts, I would recommend removing all the fog light bolts to loosen those assemblies. Some of the nuts you can access from the backside of bumper some from fog light openings.

Copying @M4X post on the air dam removal as I did not take any photos during the process.
https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/threads/removed-active-air-dam-from-my-f-150-diy-writeup.2246/

Still have access to removing the oil filter/etc as needed.

My truck is lifted (4" Zone Offroad kit), so I did have to modify the skid plate in order for it to fit above the cross member drop bracket (had to cut the belly of it)

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Thank you everyone, and Happy Modding!
Just installed the kit. Wishing the Center Lower Bumper Piece(ML3Z-8419-DAPTM) from the kit was silver/ matched the skid plate. Did you have yours painted?
 

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Just installed the kit. Wishing the Center Lower Bumper Piece(ML3Z-8419-DAPTM) from the kit was silver/ matched the skid plate. Did you have yours painted?
It looks like @Agate 5.0 hasn't been on here in almost a year, so to answer your question, yes he had his painted. I, along with others have also had ours painted to match the skid plate, while others have either elected to keep theirs the stock color or painted it and the skid plate black. There's really no right or wrong way to do it. And if it helps, the cost to have mine painted was almost $200.

One thing I found on another forum is that a company called Krazy House Customs makes brackets to allow the Tremor skid plate to work with 2021 trucks that have the wrong bolt spacing on the frame.

https://www.f150forum.com/f129/2021-tremor-skid-plate-kit-m-5018-fsp-question-552083/

https://khcoap.com/products/khc-off...mounting-brackets?_pos=4&_sid=66669b7a2&_ss=r

When I checked their website out it says the brackets are to allow Gen13 f150's fit a Gen2 Raptor skid plate but when I asked about it, another member said it would work. Might be a good idea to reach out to them first.
 
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Just installed the kit. Wishing the Center Lower Bumper Piece(ML3Z-8419-DAPTM) from the kit was silver/ matched the skid plate. Did you have yours painted?
sorry been MIA, but yes painted it. I just used a standard aluminum colored silver spray.
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