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Ford F-150 - Project Phenom

Big Lift, Big Wheels, Big Tires, and Big-Time Looks

Harley Camilleri
Feb 26, 2014
Photographers: Dan Ward
Suspension lift kits have the innate ability to turn any truck into a burly looking beast. Adding inches to the suspension allows the installation of larger and more aggressive tires, plus a wider wheel. Those combine to give trucks a wider and taller stance, which looks menacing in the rearview mirror of slow-moving compact cars. Of course, for those of us that actually go off road, the extra height and off-road tires make traversing uneven terrain that much easier. It’s the best of both worlds.
Having a Ford F-150 EcoBoost handy, we thought it was high time to put a suspension lift under it to contrast our lowered brethren sharing the shop. McGaughys Suspension had a 6½-inch system that we knew would look perfect, perform great, and be easy to install ourselves. Made from thick laser-cut plate steel, CNC-formed and welded in-house at McGaughys, we knew we were getting a quality product that would last the life of the truck. Our suspension lift came powdercoated in a brilliant metallic silver that would look good under the darker shade of the F-150’s Sterling Gray Metallic coating. Going with the darker theme, we chose Gear Alloys 726MB Big Block wheels in and aggressive 20x10-inch size, and then wrapped them in 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires. For just a day’s worth of work, the new lift and wheels and tires completely transformed our truck. Check out how we did it and give McGaughys a call if your truck needs an altitude adjustment.

Sources

Nitto Tire
Cypress, CA 90630
877-565-8448
www.nittotire.com
McGaughys Suspension Parts
Fresno, CA 93722
559-226-8196
www.mcgaughys.com
Paramount Restyling
Ontario, CA 91761
8669888348
www.discounttiredirect.com
Gear Alloy
877-283-9433
http://www.gearalloy.com

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