Do-It-Yourself Driveway Upgrades
Better Looks and Performance for Your EcoBoost F-150
Sales numbers are on the rise for Ford’s newest F-150, especially the EcoBoost-powered models claiming better-than-V-8 power and MPG. With 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the twin-turbo V-6 definitely has power to spare, but with any new engine, we’re always trying to make more. To help our little 214ci V-6 inhale and exhale more efficiently, we installed an aFe Stage-2 Magnum Force intake and Corsa after-cat exhaust system. More air in with more air out means more power from our boosted engine. Giving our 4WD F-150 better looks, we bolted on a 2-inch Ready Lift T6 billet spacer that will lift the front end up to 2 inches. Capitalizing on those extra inches of clearance, we added 20x8.5-inch KMC Skitch wheels from Tire Rack, along with 275/65R20 (34 inches tall) Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires. With Nitto’s all-terrain tire, we’ll benefit from a quiet, smooth ride, and better off-road performance than the OE tires. A big perk to ordering wheels and tires from Tire Rack is their ability to mount and balance them, along with the option to purchase TPMS sensors for your new truck. This way the check engine light stays off and you can enjoy your new purchase with peace of mind. We even received new lug nuts with our wheel order. Each of these installs were performed the same way you would do them, in the driveway using basic handtools, and after just a full day spent working, we had transformed the performance and style of the F-150.