Project Jekyll and Hyde, Part 1: 2012 Ford F-150 FX4
McGaughy's New 6.5-inch Lift for 2009-2013 F-150s
It's no big secret that Ford hit a homerun of epic proportions with the redesigned F-150 in 2009, but once they introduced four new engine options for 2011, you could easily call it a grand slam. We've worked on dozens of them in the last few years, but that experience didn't quell our excitement when McGaughy's released their latest lift kit for Ford's hot seller. Well known for quality lowering kits, McGaughy's branched out into the world of lift suspension kits several years ago and the quality carried over. Entering the domain of Blue Oval owners, they now offer a 6.5-inch lift kit for '09-'13 F-150s. Using lift spindles, strut spacer, new drop-down A-arm crossmembers, and front compression struts, the kit retains a factory-like ride, while allowing plenty of clearance for larger wheels and tires. Out back, a simple lift block with new shocks matches the frontend's new height. The added height allowed us to bolt on 37x13.50R20LT Interco SS M-16 mud-terrain tires mounted on 20x12-inch Fuel Off-Road Throttle wheels. The rugged good looks of the new wheels and tires dramatically transformed our EcoBoost-powered SuperCrew. To handle spinning the wrenches while we snapped the pics, we drove the 2012 F-150 FX4 to Ekstensive Metalworks, in Houston. Known for their custom airbagged installs and parts, if it deals with custom trucks of any kind, Ekstensive can handle it. Check out the install to get all of the details, and to give your Ford better looks and off-road capability, give McGaughy's a call.