Project F150 - Video build thread by CARiD

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    Hi everyone, CARiD is here with another episode of our F150 project build! In this video we're going to show you how to install a 6" suspension lift kit by Pro Comp and large off-road tires on a late model Ford F150!
    Lift kit is probably one of the most favorite mods of all truck fans and our team was very excited about this installation to say the least. While it's not a simple bolt-on like the ones you've seen in the previous episodes of our video blog, the installation of a lift kit also requires another pair of hands, so our product professor Richard stopped by to assist our host Greg with this installation.
    Alright, now lay back and hit the Play button!



    Want to get the same Lift kit and wheels for your own F150 truck? They're waiting for you on the pages of CARiD website:

    LIFT KIT: https://www.carid.com/2015-ford-f-150-suspension-systems/pro-comp-complete-lift-kit-89750166.html

    RIMS: https://www.carid.com/asanti-wheels...ed-accents-gloss-black-inserts-243942184.html

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    Some backstage shots:

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    and here's a couple of beautiful shots of the truck itself after the lift kit installation to top it all off!

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    Join us on social media using the links in our signature, and let us know what do you think about the video and the lift kit!
     
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    How's it going everyone, a quick update on topic. While the Lift Kit installation video shows the whole process in the smallest details, we decided to compose a written summary of our experiences that would give you a couple of more useful tips and show what else should be taken care of to perform the installation properly.


    Click on the picture below to read more at CARiD

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    Got questions? Post them up in the comments below and we will gladly respond!
     
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    Since we're done with the installation of performance bolt-ons on our F150 project truck we decided that it's time to take care about the stopping power and install a set of Drilled and Slotted brake rotors by StopTech. It's a perfect upgrade in case you would like to bring the performance of your truck to the new level or simply perform a scheduled brake replacement. Plus, if you decide to tow with your rig, more stopping power will never hurt!

    Effective heat dissipation is the main benefit of drilled and slotted rotors. Drilled holes and vanes allow water and gases to disappear and help to cool down the brakes more efficiently, which is exactly what we need for our Project F150!

    Watch Greg from CARiD.com show you the step by step process of how easy is it to get brake rotors installed. These StopTech rotors are the perfect addition to any vehicle and can be installed in your home garage with basic hand tools.
    Watch our new video below and let us know what do you think in the comments below!



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    Link to the product:

    StopTech® - Sport Drilled and Slotted Vented 1-Piece Brake Rotor

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    Find more tips and tricks on how to choose performance brake components for your truck in our new tech article:
    How To Select And Install Performance Brake Rotors

    Performance brakes are available for all other Ford Trucks as well.
    Look them up here: https://www.carid.com/brakes.html
    Read more about StopTech at CARiD.
     
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    Hi everyone, today we would like to talk about the safety of the lift kits, because this important element is often being overlooked while choosing the most attractive option. As you know lift kits change the geometry of the suspension of a truck which is reflected in how it handles and behaves on the road. It also means that not all lift kits are equal in terms of safety and handling characteristics, because the center of masses is raised. Not all of the lift kit manufacturers would tell you if their lift solution will maintain normal suspension operation, but for our project truck we decided to pick one that would be reliable and absolutely safe to use. Pro Comp Stage1 6" lift kit happens to be one of such kits and unlike many other brands it actually tests their kits and makes sure they correspond with current safety standard FMVSS 126.

    Their kit for 2015&UP F150 received certification that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 (FMVSS 126). FMVSS 126 requires the successful operation of electronic stability control (ESC) on all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds GVW. In order to demonstrate that Pro Comp’s suspension system did not negatively affect these systems on the new Ford pickup, Pro Comp had tests performed on an F-150 outfitted with their 6” Stage I suspension, 35-inch Pro Comp Xtreme MT/2 tires mounted on 20-inch Phantom Pro Comp Alloy wheels

    Check more about Pro Comp lift kit safety test in this video:



    Link to the kit: Pro Comp® - 6" Stage 1 Front and Rear Complete Lift Kit at CARiD
     
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    How's it going everyone! Today we're here with another video in which we'll take a closer look at the wheels and tires on our truck. Even though the design of rims is quite a controversial topic, and it may never be everyone's cup of tea, we can confidently say that our F150 looks just right with this rims & tires combo and a 6 inch lift.

    The rims are quite special because it's the very first off-road wheel designed by Asanti. This brand is famous for their high end wheels for premium sedans, sport cars and exotics. The AB811 wheel turned out to be really good looking and it comes in 3 sizes: 20x9", 20x12" and 22x12". For our truck we selected the top of the line 22x12" size and wrapped it with good old 35" Toyo Open Country tires. The coolest feature of these rims is the removable inserts in the wheel spokes. You can easily custom paint them or even wrap to personalize the design of the wheels if you want to.

    More details about the wheels on our truck in the new video review from CARiD!



    Link to the product:
    Asanti Off-road AB811 rims at CARiD
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    Check the full selection of Asanti Off-road rims here!
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    Let us know what do you think about the wheel setup on our truck!
     
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    I didn't know that Asanti moved into truck wheels. Cool!

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    Yeah, we were surprised by this fact as well, and since it's our long term supplier, we decided to pick their new wheels.
     
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    In order to complete the work in the wheels and tires department of our project truck we decided to cover the factory brakes with a set of aftermarket caliper covers. With the installation of large wheels, the calipers became exposed and clearly visible through the spokes, which doesn't always look good especially with dirt that builds up on them after taking the truck for a spin on a country road, so we picked the caliper covers to hide it and improve the cosmetics at the same time. Beside that, caliper covers give you that big brake look that we all love. It's not always necessary to invest much money in performance brakes if you are not gong to race the truck, so MGP caliper covers is a good solution for any project like this.

    Watch how to install them on your truck in our next episode:



    Link to the product: https://www.carid.com/ford-f-150-caliper-covers/

    What do you think about this mod, and what else would you like us to install on this project truck?
     
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    Looks great, ceramic pads a must
    for those looking to install these
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    Install :
    Lund Revolution Black LED Bull Bar

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    Hello everyone!

    Today CARiD is back with our next step in creating the truck of your dreams. We've already done performance upgrades, dressed it up with a set of badass custom wheels, so now its time to upgrade the exterior. For this mission we've chose just released Black/Smoke "Mustang Tri-Bar" Style Projector LED Headlights from Recon. When it comes to aftermarket lighting accessories, these guys know how to make a truck look astonishing. Available for Ford F-150 2015 and UP, new Recon Headlights are crafted from the highest quality materials to make your driving even more safee. These lights ensure a perfect fit and feature a plug-n-play installation.

    Watch how we did it in our new video:



    Link to the product: https://www.carid.com/2015-ford-f-150-headlights/recon-headlights-u-bar-287475868.html

    They perfectly match with our Ford F-150 and it looks like they were meant to be there. Would you choose these headlights for your truck?
     
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