News: Ford F-150 at SEMA

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News: Ford F-150 at SEMA

Truck Yeah!

Ford to invade The SEMA Show with several modded F-150 pickups

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

We are just weeks away from the automotive aftermarket industry’s most important week. Yes, during the first week of November all the companies responsible for building and tweaking the vehicles you love descend on Las Vegas, Nevada, for the can’t-miss event of the year—The SEMA Show. To build excitement leading up to the show, Ford has shared illustrations of many of the vehicles it will have on display at the show.

So far we’ve had a preview of the company’s modded SUV offers, including groups of Edges and Explorers. Those vehicles are obviously important to Ford, but the most Ford vehicle is the F-150, which reigns as the best-selling vehicle in America for 33 years and the best-selling truck for a whopping 38 years.

It’s obviously a success story, but as popular as the F-150 is, a stock vehicle is not really going to cut it for SVTP readers. As such, Ford is giving us several ideas of what you can do to customize the latest full-size truck. Get a preview of what’s in store for showgoers in Sin City here…

For more details, let’s look get into the details of several of these trucks.

MRT F-150F150_MRT

“MRT took a different approach to building a fast F-150, utilizing the proven 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine and pairing it with a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission,” says Ford. “This F-150 features many go-fast bits from the large capacity intercooler and refined boost mapping for the turbos to safety features like a roll cage and race seats with 5-point harnesses. To round out their unique approach to the F-150 an attractive two-tone paint set up was used with a yellow pinstripe to help make this truck really pop even when standing still.”

Here’s the full mod list for the MRT truck:

  • MRT stainless steel exhaust, Max-Flow H-pipe and back-half exhaust system
  • MRT custom induction
  • MRT custom shifter
  • MRT custom rear spoiler fabricated by Team Z Motorsports
  • JMS PedalMAX accelerator pedal signal controller
  • JMS BoostMAX boost signal controller
  • SCT custom tune for performance and extreme duty thermal management
  • Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission (conversion)
  • QuickTime bell housing
  • EXEDY performance clutch and flywheel
  • Turbosmart blow-off valve
  • Air Lift lowered performance chassis with advance stability control
  • Wilwood performance brakes
  • Willwood pedal box
  • MRT custom rear suspension
  • Drive Train Specialties limit-slip rear differential
  • Drive Train Specialties lightweight driveshaft
Wheels & Tires
  • Forgiato performance 20-inch wheels
  • Toyo performance tires
  • MRT all-metal hood heat extractors
  • MRT custom two-tone paint
  • MRT custom rear spoiler fabricated by Team Z Motorsports
  • Shadow tinted glass
  • Team Z Motorsports hard shell aero tonneau cover
  • The Lighting Firm custom headlights and tails lights
  • PPG custom paint applied by MRT
  • Integrated GPS track apps
  • Sparco race seats and harnesses
  • Team Z Motorsports custom roll cage
  • MRT custom switch panel
  • MRT rear seat delete with custom race gear organizer
  • Innovate Motorsports gauges

Leer F-150LEER F150 R1 Final

“This F-150 SuperCrew features attractive gloss blue paint with matte black accents both inside and out,” says the company. “To be more than just a pretty face, the Leer Edition F-150 boasts various power enhancing modifications along with chassis work to give this beauty some serious off-road credentials. With a theme of ‘live larger’ for this truck, the interior was modified with premium leather, plush floor mats, an earth-shaking sound system and custom lighting.”

Here is the full list of mods on the Leer truck:


  • K&N Engineering high performance filter
  • Tune-Logic custom performance calibration
  • DynoMax mandrel bent, stainless-steel system with Ultra Flo muffler and 4-inch exhaust tips
  • Matte black ceramic coated by Specialized Powder Coating
  • Rancho Performance New Pro Series MT suspension:
  • 6-inch Lift suspension
  • Front shocks with RS7000MT struts
  • Rear shock absorber
Wheels & Tires
  • FUEL Off-Road FF14 Forged 22x 10-inch wheels
  • FUEL Off-Road Gripper M/T 35/12.50R22LT tires
  • Axalta Cromax Pro Waterborn Paint System custom paint in Deep Ruby Red Metallic with Pure Black graphics
  • IAA high performance bulbs
  • LightWurkz custom headlights with black finish smoked parking lights
  • Odyssey high-performance battery
  • sPOD switches and power distribution
  • AMP Research POWERSTEP
  • AIRDESIGN USA Super RIM, bolt series and fender flares
  • Pelican Pro Gear Elite Luggage, tough, airtight and waterproof protective case
  • LEER Ford Custom Fit 100XQ bed cap color matched with one piece side windows, touch-button release and LED lighting
  • BedRug Bed Liners truck bed protection
  • Rigid Industries RDS-Series 54-inch spot light bar with Rigid Roof Mounts
  • Rigid Industries A-Series rock light kit, six blue LED lights
  • PIAA Extreme White Bulbs and Terra LED Evolution lighting
  • Aero Vogue wiper blades
  • Roadwire leather premium seat covers detailed in Black leather and Grabber Blue accents
  • Roadwire leather covered in matching leather: arm rest, center console cover and steering wheel
  • Rockford Fosgate 1,000 Watt Audio System 1 P1000x5 amp, P1692 6×9-inch front P165 speakers, P165 punch two-way rear speakers with P3S – 1X10 10-inch punch shallows sub enclosure
  • Interior parts finished with Axalta Paint
  • Lloyds Mats plush custom floor mats
  • 3M Crystalline window tint
  • PIAA Extreme White bulbs and Terra LED Evolution lighting
  • SRP Racing billet aluminum clear anodized racing pedals

Airdesign USA F-150F150_AirDesign_3dCarbon

“Airdesign USA shows us their latest aftermarket items with a tasteful collection of sleekly designed trim pieces giving this F-150 a bold look,” says Ford. Focused on keeping a strong and rugged appearance, these easy to install pieces make the truck look tough as nails while having the distinct pleasure of being one of the few modifications seen at SEMA that can be completed relatively hassle-free in the convenience of your own driveway.”

Check out the full list of mods for this truck:

  • Gibson cat-back stainless exhaust
  • Vortech intercooler upgrade
  • Bilstein 5160 series Lifted Performance shocks with reservoir
Wheels & Tires
  • Fuel two-piece Cleaver 20x 9-inch wheels
  • Fuel Mud Gripper M/T 33-inch tires
  • AIRDESIGN USA Super Rim truck accessories
  • Front bumper guard
  • Hood scoop
  • Fender vents
  • Fender flares
  • Door moldings
  • Rear tailgate applique
  • Rear tailgate spoiler
  • Floor-liners
  • BASF Black paint applied by Wet Works
  • Sundial window tint
  • Pace-Edwards Bedlocker electric tonneau cover
  • Roadwire Designer’s Series custom red and black leather seats
  • BASF red and black accent colors applied by Wetworks
  • The Source AV Design Group / Focal audio upgrades

Forgiato F-150f150_Forgiato

“The roar of the supercharged 5.0L V8 F-150 is enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. Couple the sound with 24-inch wheels with meaty off-road Nitto tires and a vicious black and red paint scheme, your heart just may skip a beat!” says the company. “To round out any good SEMA show car this F-150 also features a full body kit by AIRDESIGN USA, Alea leather interior, custom lights and a six inch lift kit among other modifications. Truly a sight to behold, the Forgiato F-150 commands attention and respect.”

Here’s the full list of mods on the truck:

  • Whipple supercharger


  • Rancho 6-inch lift kit
Wheels & Tires
  • Forgiato Terra 24×14-inch wheels
  • Nitto tires
  • AMP Research POWERSTEP
  • LEER tonneau cover
  • Fab Four premium bumpers
  • RIGID lights
  • AIRDESIGN USA full body kit
  • Alea Leather

Galpin Auto Sports F-150F150 GAS 2

“Galpin Auto Sports F-150 boasts wider fenders to allow this beast to run with super wide 20-inch wheels,” says the company. “Combine that with coilover suspension setup and you have a truck that will carve canyons like no other! A more than capable vehicle in any environment with looks that kill, this F-150 is the ultimate jack of all trades.”

Here’s the full mod list for the Galpin F-150:


  • Full Race Motorsports Freak-O-Boost front-mount intercooler kit with 3-inch cold air intake
  • Full Race Motorsports cat-back Freak-O-Boost exhaust system


  • Addictive Dessert Designs stage 3 suspension kit
  • Sway-A-Way 3.0 front coilover suspension
  • Sway-A-Way 3.0 bypass shock rear suspension
  • Deaver Long-travel leaf springs
  • Galpin Auto Sports – custom reinforced rear-end housing
  • Wilwood six-piston calipers with 16-inch rotors

Wheels & Tires

  • ADV1 ADV6R Truckspec CS 20-inch wheels
  • Cooper SST Pro 37-inch tires


  • Addictive Dessert Designs (ADD) modified XTR body kit
  • SMP Fabrication custom front and rear off road bumpers and chase rack with integrated Rigid Industries lighting including five Q2 Hyper spots, two Q2 Driving lights, a 40-inch E2 Combo light bar and an 11-inch Capture Light w/ GoPro mount
  • Four SAE pods
  • Two dually reverse lights
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom machined differential cover
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom front grill
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom puddle lights
  • Lighting Firm custom LED headlights
  • PPG Custom Paint – gulf colors
  • Diamond Audio custom sound system by GAS
  • Katzkin custom leather interior
  • Galpin Auto Sports custom painted interior trim

CGS Performance Products F-150F150_CGS

“The CGS Performance Products F-150 is highlighted by substantial 24-inch wheels and air suspension system giving it a strong presence as well as a comfy ride,” says Ford. “Many tasteful exterior mods converted this hard worker to a showstopper and she has more than just some pretty looks with a throaty exhaust and cold air kit on the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine.”

Here’s the complete list of mods on the CGS F-150:

  • CGS Performance Products cat-back exhaust
  • CGS Performance Products cold air intake
  • Whipple Superchargers intercooler
  • AMSOIL performance fluids
  • Reikken battery
  • PML differential cover
  • McCaughey’s lowering suspension
  • Air Lift air bags/air management
Wheels & Tires
  • Savini Forged SV60-C 24×10-inch wheels
  • Pirelli P-Zero 305/35ZR-24 tires
  • Leer 750 Sport tonneau cover
  • Axalta Refinishes custom paint
  • Flying Iron Paint by Andy Meeh
  • 3M build supplies
  • Raptor Retrofit headlights/fog lights
  • AMP Research POWERSTEP
  • Cerakote Ceramic paint applied to wheels, mirrors caps, grill and exhaust
  • BedRug carpeted bed
  • AIRDESIGN USA hood scoop and tailgate applique
  • Robbie Ellis billet badges
  • Tint Works window tint
  • Coverking truck cover
  • Inland powder coating applied to suspension parts
  • Alea Leather custom leather
  • NAV-TV MyTouch VIM13/F-CAM
  • Lloyd Mats custom floor mats
  • Husky Liners cargo box



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