California Super Trucks' Latest Creation
Over the past few years, CST Performance Suspension has been known for not only producing proven suspension systems but also for turning out some amazing prerunners and show-stopping vehicles. The company's new '05 Ford F-150 5.4L V-8 is definitely not the first CST project vehicle we have featured in the pages of Off-Road magazine. The focus for this Blue Oval was not only to create another head-turner, but also to equip it with enough modifications to help chase CST's Trophy Truck throughout the racecourses in Baja while still maintaining a quality ride for daily driving.
Following the custom-painted stripes of the truck, we noticed the Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass front fenders giving room for the 35x12.5R17 Toyo Open Country tires wrapped around a complete set of Moto Metal 954-style 17x8-inch chrome wheels. The front bumper needed to be modified in order to match the lines of the new fenders.
Most people would simply replace the entire front bumper when applying fiberglass, but CST wanted its truck to not only perform great in the dirt but also look good doing it. CST did a little fender work of its own in the rear of the truck, flaring the bedsides to accommodate the larger off-road tires. From this viewpoint you can also see the custom billet door handles by Grippin' Billet as well as the carbon-fiber-wrapped factory bedrails by Auto Extras.