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I am new to F150s but not to modifications.
I have bought and sold 23 cars over my lifetime, mostly Jeeps.
I have built race cars from scratch, built several 500hp Ford Windsor 5.0 in my Fox Body and I have built a 2.0L Turbo charged 500hp Chevy Cobalt.

But this is my first Ford Truck.

Hoping to keep this one more subtle but we shall see.
62K Sticker, Paid 54K OTD
Factory Installed:
2023 XLT 4x4 (See Window Sticker)
5.0 Gen 4 Coyote $2560
302A Package $5999
Chrome Appearance Pkg
Sync 4 B&O Premium Sound $610
Electronic Locker $420
Class IV Trailer Hitch
275/65R18 Michelin Primacy XC All-Terrain Tires SOLD
18 Chrome PVD Wheels
Bright Polished Step Bars
Super 8.8 RR Diff 34 Spline
400 Watt Bed/Cab Power Inverter

Dealer Installed:
Wheel Well Liners
Ford Bedliner
Wheel Locks
Tint

Owner Installed:
ROUSH Fox 2.0 Coilover System
ROUSH Fox 2.0 RR Shocks
Chrome Side Mirrors
295/70R18 (35/11.50R18) Falken Wildpeak AT4W

I named the truck Gandalf The White. 😆

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Added Chrome Mirror Covers the first day I brought it home.

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Installed my Roush Fox 2.0 Leveling Kit this weekend.

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Before and after of the Roush Fox 2.0 Leveling Kit / Suspension Lift

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looks good man! now you gotta fill those new gaps with some meaty wheels haha
I see the stock wheel thread but what are you suggesting for the tire size?
 

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I see the stock wheel thread but what are you suggesting for the tire size?
I have no idea since I’m running aftermarket wheels and tires currently. I believe on stock wheels you can run 34’s without rubbing anything. Maybe even 35’s but I’m not sure off hand
 
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I have no idea since I’m running aftermarket wheels and tires currently. I believe on stock wheels you can run 34’s without rubbing anything. Maybe even 35’s but I’m not sure off hand
I may just bite the bullet and get a tire and wheel package. 🛞
 

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I am new to F150s but not to modifications.
I have bought and sold 23 cars over my lifetime, mostly Jeeps.
I have built race cars from scratch, built several 500hp Ford Windsor 5.0 in my Fox Body and I have built a 2.0L Turbo charged 500hp Chevy Cobalt.

But thus is my first Ford Truck.

Hoping to keep this one more subtle but we shall see.

Factory Installed:
2023 XLT 4x4 (See Window Sticker)
5.0 Gen 4 Coyote $2560
302A Package $5999
Chrome Appearance Pkg
Sync 4 B&O Premium Sound $610
Electronic Locker $420
Class IV Trailer Hitch
275/65R18 Michelin Primacy XC All-Terrain Tires
18 Chrome PVD Wheels
Bright Polished Step Bars
Super 8.8 RR Diff 34 Spline
400 Watt Bed/Cab Power Inverter

Dealer Installed:
Wheel Well Liners
Ford Bedliner
Wheel Locks
Tint

Owner Installed:
ROUSH Fox 2.0 Coilover System
ROUSH Fox 2.0 RR Shocks
Chrome Side Mirrors

I named the truck Gandalf The White. 😆

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Amazing photos! Here's to many adventures in your new F-150. Welcome to the community!
 

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“Nitrogen filled tires” :ROFLMAO:, I would have asked for a $100 credit for my air that had been replaced with nitrogen
 

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I love this! My Gladiator is going away next week, waiting on a 24 Raptor. Kind of going to miss the Gladiator (size, capability & fuel economy) Love your build! Planning on an AT or RT tire?
 
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“Nitrogen filled tires” :ROFLMAO:, I would have asked for a $100 credit for my air that had been replaced with nitrogen
I brought that up and broke down the price for each of the items on the window sticker.
400 for the liner
150 Wheel Well Liner
100 Wheel Locks
150 Tint
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800 + Labor

I asked the salesman where the 2500 figure came from. He couldnt say. LOL He knocked the prices down for some of that and I got the truck for 54K OTD. They tried to sell it to me at sticker with 2.9 % and I said no. I want the 54K price after rebates. I had a loan in my pocket and walked in knowing what I wanted to do.

Rarely do I feel like I get a good deal at the dealer but I got a great deal on this truck with a fat warranty. 7K below sticker, warranty, didn't pay taxes.
 
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I love this! My Gladiator is going away next week, waiting on a 24 Raptor. Kind of going to miss the Gladiator (size, capability & fuel economy) Love your build! Planning on an AT or RT tire?

Not sure yet but I want Toyos in the 295/70 or 285/75 size.
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