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2016 Ford F150 XL - Limitless

CGS Motorsports Brings a Base Model F150 to Life

Jason Mulligan
Feb 7, 2016
Photographers: Jason Mulligan
Since the early days of hot-rodders, the automotive aftermarket has always been about personalizing and upgrading your ride through customization. Starting off with a base model work truck and bringing together new products and techniques can result in a unique truck that’s truly your own and built at your own budget. Ron and Casey Scranton of CGS Motorsports, with help from Robert Henry, picked up a '16 Ford F150 work truck and looked to turn it into a custom truck at a level, even more so than the higher-end trucks on the lot.
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Starting with the foundation, the truck was lowered 3 inches in the front and 5 in the rear using McGaughys Suspension to showcase the 22-inch Savini Forged SV35 wheels and Pirelli tires. The factory interior featured plastic-lined floors and cloth seats. This would not cut it for the CGS team; a full set of custom-embroidered Lloyd Mats took care of the carpeting. The seats were hit with black Alea leather covers with red-accent piping. To match, the steering wheel was wrapped in Alea leather and red stitching.
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The exterior worktruck white received a series of innovative upgrades. It started with a paint scheme laid out by Andy Meeh—a Cerakote glare shield with Axalta Boyd Red and Jet Black accents. The headlights were swapped out for painted Raptor Retrofit lights and the rears upgraded with LED lights. Naturally, a CGS 3-inch cat-back exhaust system was added to add power to the EcoBoost engine. A bevy of accessories helped bring the base model features up to snuff, including a Bed Rug, Leer bed cover, AMP Research Power Steps and a backup camera from Camerasource.com.
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This Ford from CGS proves you don’t have to go all out at the dealership to have a good-looking truck that fits your needs. In fact, you can stretch your personalization and customization a lot further when you start with a base model truck.
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Inside the build
Year/Make/Model: 2016 Ford F150 XL
Owner and City/State: CGS Performance Products; Chino, California
Front Suspension: McGaughys Suspension 3-inch drop
Rear Suspension: McGaughys Suspension 5-inch drop
Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost V-6
Exhaust: CGS Motorsports 3-inch cat-back system
Paint: Axalta Boyd Red with Jet Black and Cerakote High Temp Matte by Andy Meeh
Accessories: Leer bed cover, Raptor Retrofit headlights and fog lights, Bed Rug, Camerasource.com Backup Camera, Husky wheelwell liners, Fastway hitch receiver, hidden hitch, AMP Research Power Steps, undercover swing case, Airdesign tailgate appliqué
Upholstery: Alea black leather Seats with red accents
Accessories: Lloyd Mats carpeting, Alea leather covered steering wheel, window tint by TintWorks
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 22x8, 22x10; Savini Forged SV35 Brushed
Tires: 265/35R22, 305/35R22; Pirelli Scorpion P-Zero