2004 Ford F150 - One Day Wonder

Concept Truck Looks In A Single Afternoon

Brandan GilloglyFeb 1, 2007
OK, F-150 owners, there's good news, and there's bad news. The bad news is there hasn't been a Lightning version of the F-150 available since the new body style debuted in 2004. The good news is that there's been a lot of aftermarket support for the three-valve 5.4L. So, making Lightning-like horsepower is still an option, and this 3d Carbon body kit has picked up on the styling front to complete the package.
Photo 15/15   |   The vents were test fit in the fender and marked with a grease pencil before the backing was removed and the vents went in permanently.
In one afternoon, the guys at 3d Carbon installed this kit and had results that rival the concept vehicles that you wish you could buy. To complete the look, Webasto installed 3d Carbon's front and rear fender vents, while an Eibach 2/4 drop kit helped lower and level things out. The result is a truck that looks far from stock, with only a couple thousand invested.
From the Driver SeatThe truck's new lower profile hasn't had any ill effects on its driving, but with the truck being lower and having some expensive bodywork inches from the pavement, a more careful driving style had to be adopted. This is nothing new for owners of lowered vehicles, but potholes and uneven driveways are more of a challenge now. The 305/35R24 BFG g-Force T/As don't rub anywhere, including the body kit, and everything still fits as it should.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working Approximately 4 hours
Degree of Difficulty Intermediate
(you are cutting into your fender, after all)
{{{Eight}}}-Piece Lariat Kit - 691118 MSRP $1,387
Front Fender Vents - 691106 (Pair) MSRP $149
Rear Fender Vents - 691109 (Pair) MSRP $119
Eibach 2/4 Drop Kit - 35112.550 MSRP $289
Total Cost $1,{{{944}}}

Sources

Eibach Springs
Corona, CA 92879
800-507-2338
www.eibach.com
Webasto Dealer Service West
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
www.webasto.us
3D Carbon
Newport Beach, CA 92663
www.3dcarbon.com

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