2017 Ford F-150- Father & Son F-150
SEMA Award Winner Turned BMX Kid Hauler
For young kids growing up in Southern California, the opportunities for entertainment were nonstop. The choices seem almost endless with surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and the bevy of traditional stick-and-ball sports that are available year round. But if you were a kid back in the early ’80s, the hot ticket was BMX. Casey Scranton was like any other SoCal kid, riding his bike and busting tricks off sidewalks and rickety homemade ramps to catch air and impress his friends.
His name might be familiar, as he became the BMX World Champion at the tender age of 5. “I won because I was better than the other kids,” Casey says. “Though, they really didn’t have a 5-and-under class, so they stuck me with the older kids.” He later went on to a successful career as a BMX racer before settling into the role that he is most known for in recent years, owner of CGS Performance Products in Chino, California.
It seems Casey’s love for two-wheeled entertainment got passed down to his 8-year old son (aptly named) Ryder, who is currently racing BMX and following in dear old dad’s footsteps. In the year and a half that Ryder has been competing, he quickly went from Novice to Expert, winning a total of 30 races, including several Manufacturers’ Cup races across the country. He has just qualified to represent Team USA in the 2017 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX World Championships aided by his sponsors at Ssquared Bicycles and ANSR Racing. His ultimate goal is to represent the United States in a future Summer Olympics in BMX Cycling.
CGS Performance Products and Casey have positioned themselves to be in the limelight with products that perform, as well as many high-profile builds that have landed them on these pages before and graced the carpeted halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center more than a time or two. This ‘17 Ford F-150 had made its debut in the Ford booth at SEMA 2016. Seen as another feather in their cap, CGS made their awesome products stand out and is now gracing our pages once more.
Starting out as a stock ’17 F-150 4x4, the capable hands over at CGS started this build by adding a 6-inch Fabtech lift kit with 2.5 Dirt Logic shocks, and an Air Lift airbag system to keep everything nice and stable. It rolls down the road on 20x 10 Grid Offroad Wheels shod with 37-inch General Tires.
The 5.0L got a huge punch in the form of a Whipple Supercharger along with its 132mm throttle-body, a CGS cold-air intake and a 3-inch stainless cat-back exhaust system that was given a coat of Cerakote ceramic. Amsoil Performance Fluids were used throughout. A PML diff cover keeps the rear end performing like the rest of the truck. An Air Design Hood Scoop equipped with a Quiet Ride hood liner sits atop Raptor Retrofit headlights where the factory set was split open, painted, and given a set of red LEDs.
The exterior catches the eye as it was treated to a coating of Axalta Cromax Nardo Grey, Super Jet Black, and Candy Red over Brushed Silver. It was all painted by Andy Meeh of Flying Iron Design using a whole host of 3M paint-related products to make this color combination really stand out. To keep things nice and clean in the wheelwells, a set of Husky liners were added. Rigid LEDs light the way with a 20-inch lightbar, dual fogs, and backup lights in the rear bumper, while a set of AMP Research steps make entering the cab that much easier. The suspension and undercarriage were sprayed and baked by Inland Empire Powder Coating in Ontario, California. The bed was definitely not left out. It was given a Bedrug, a BedSlide Truck Bed Sliding Drawer, Retrax Power Roll Tonneau. Giving homage to his two-wheeled past, a pair of color-matched Ssquared BMX bikes with all ANSR components leap out of the bed. ANSR also supplied a set of color-matched helmets with apparel-stuffed gear bags to go with it. A GoPro captures all the action, while a set of Kicker Bluetooth Headphones with speakers blasts out tunes for a day at the track.
Inside the cab, the seat surfaces were swapped with an Alea Leather custom leather kit, while a set of Lloyds Mats keep the carpet clean. Ford’s aftermarket upgrade catalog was scoured, and they installed an Accessory Subwoofer by Kicker, dual headrest DVD by Invision, and doorsill plates.
With this build in the bag, Casey and CGS Performance are not slowing down. Expanding both the business to include more products for more vehicles and keeping the name in everyone’s mind when it comes to high-profile SEMA builds. And while we can’t share what their next project will be, rest assured that it’ll be another badass build that’ll cruise the show circuit.
Inside the buildYear/Make/Model: 2017 Ford F150 4x4
Owner and City/State: Casey Scranton; CGS Performance; Chino, California
Front Suspension: Fabtech 6-inch Performance Lift Kit with Dirt Logic shocks
Rear Suspension: Air Lift load-leveling airbag system
Engine: 5.0L, CGS Performance 3-inch stainless Cerkote ceramic-coated cat-back exhaust system with CGS Performance cold-air intake, Whipple Supercharger, Whipple 132mm throttle body, PML diff cover, Amsoil Performance Fluids
Body: 3M Axalta Cromax Nardo Grey, Super Jet Black, and Candy Red over Brushed Silver painted by Andy Meeh of Flying Iron Design, Air Design’s hood scoop with tailgate applique, Raptor Retrofit headlights, Quiet Ride hood liner, Husky wheelwell liners, AMP Research Power Steps, Rigid LEDs, Tint Work window tint, Rigid lightbars with dual foglights, and backup lights in rear bumper, powdercoated suspension and undercarriage by Inland Powder Coating, AMP powered steps, Bedrug, Retrax Power Roll Tonneau, DefenderWorx Tow Hooks, Fastaway hitch receiver, BedSlide truck bed sliding drawer
Alea Leather’s custom leather kit, Lloyd Mat’s floor mats, Ford Accessory Subwoofer by Kicker, Ford Accessory dual headrest DVD by Invision, Ford Accessory doorsill plates
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 20x 10; Grid Offroad Wheels GF3
Tires: 37x 13.5x 20; General Grabber X3