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So ordered my dream truck back in mid January. Spent then next 3 months with you guys watching and waiting (and waiting... though not as much as some of you) tracking and analyzing where and when my truck would show up. I also spent the time looking at what I wanted to do to the truck once I got it. The original ETA for my Truck was April 11th. I got it on the 12th so I guess they knew what they were saying (Especially that 3-4 week shipping time to California). So here is how she looked when I got her:
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Got to driver her for 4 days (Only about 150 miles), then my nephew and I put on the GatorTrax Retractable Tonneau cover and then had to bring her back to the dealership for the customs department to get to work. 9 days later she came back to me like this:

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Absolutely in love with this truck! Here's what they did:

4" BDS Lift
20x9 +1mm Offset Fuel Maverick D610 wheels
35x12.5R20 Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires (No rubbing, sticks out about 2 1/2"s but covered mostly by flares so no road rash kicked up the side of the truck)
Ford Accessories by Air Design Off-Road Fender Flares (Paint Matched to Carbonized Gray)
Painted front emblem black and gray (Heavy black to match grille)
Painted rear emblem gray and black (Heavy gray to match tailgate)
Painted outer chrome edge of the power deployable running boards black
Painted the wheel wells black (Prefer over stuffing plastic in there)
Re-Programmed the Speedo and ran the learning for the computers for the lane keep and cameras
Alignment

Here are some shots:
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So planning on a few more things in the near future:

Remove Sport Stickers (Possibly adding some new black and gray)
Molded floor mats
Shorter Antenna
Ceramic Tinting
Graphene application on paint

It was a long road but totally worth it in the end!





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That looks Awesome! I ordered my 4”bds lift and I am currently waiting. You just got me stoked to see how my platinum turns out
 
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That looks Awesome! I ordered my 4”bds lift and I am currently waiting. You just got me stoked to see how my platinum turns out
Yep, the lift turned out great. Can still get it in the garage but solid height. Super happy with the feel of it.
 

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Truck looks sick. How you doing on MPG?
 
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Truck looks sick. How you doing on MPG?
For 150 miles before the lift was doing 19-24 depending on my grandma level per trip. Now i'm doing 16-20. So it cost me 3-4 MPG. Think it would be a tad better on a long hwy trip. So it sucks to lose the mpg but actually amazing to have a 4" lifted truck on 35's that can hit 20 mpg ever.
 

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Yep, the lift turned out great. Can still get it in the garage but solid height. Super happy with the feel of it.
Looks very nice!!
What's your truck height measurement? Fitting in my garage was a major concern of mine. Considering I don't live in California, lol.
 
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Looks very nice!!
What's your truck height measurement? Fitting in my garage was a major concern of mine. Considering I don't live in California, lol.
It's almost 81"'s tall. My garage has an 84" clearance and the chain adjustment bar drops down to 82"'s and my truck just squeezes in.

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Of course I have a tandem garage on one side so I can pull it in a little farther on one side.
 

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It's almost 81"'s tall. My garage has an 84" clearance and the chain adjustment bar drops down to 82"'s and my truck just squeezes in.

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Of course I have a tandem garage on one side so I can pull it in a little farther on one side.
This is great news for me. My garage has a clearing of 80.4", and all I want is a 2" level. I should definitely fit (I don't plan to go with a bigger wheel and tire set than what you have). The length of the truck will leave me with the same amount of space you have left. Would be able to confirm that the bolt pattern of the wheel is 6X135? Lastly, how noisy are those tires (barely noticeable, loud, super loud)? BEAUTIFUL truck!
 
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This is great news for me. My garage has a clearing of 80.4", and all I want is a 2" level. I should definitely fit (I don't plan to go with a bigger wheel and tire set than what you have). The length of the truck will leave me with the same amount of space you have left. Would be able to confirm that the bolt pattern of the wheel is 6X135? Lastly, how noisy are those tires (barely noticeable, loud, super loud)? BEAUTIFUL truck!
Yes, 6x135 is the bolt pattern. And the tires are barely noticeable. The F150 has really good sound proofing and the Ridge Grapplers are hybrids so they have an AT middle channel with MT outer looks. They really are very quiet for tires this size.
 

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How much did it cost you to paint the fender flares?
 
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How much did it cost you to paint the fender flares?
They were about $1100 installed and paint matched (Just over $600 for the flares, then just under $500 for paint match and install).
 
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Thank you for sharing...I love the look of your F150!!! I am curious on how you might compare the ride quality as compared to stock, and how you may attribute any difference between the 4" lift or the 35x12.5 ridge grapplers?
 

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For 150 miles before the lift was doing 19-24 depending on my grandma level per trip. Now i'm doing 16-20. So it cost me 3-4 MPG. Think it would be a tad better on a long hwy trip. So it sucks to lose the mpg but actually amazing to have a 4" lifted truck on 35's that can hit 20 mpg ever.
What tire pressure are you at?
 

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Dude!!! Your truck looks really good! I’m putting the down pay on a 2.5” and 34” package for my lariat. Question - how do you go about recalibrating the cameras / auto drive functions? That’s my only worry - but sounds like you resolved. Way to go on classy upgrades!
 

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