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Desert Racing Our Ford F-150 - Project Race 150 Part 4

Posted in Vehicle Reviews on October 27, 2004
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Like everything in life that is exciting, magazine project vehicles must come to an end. Our Race 150 is no exception. No sooner do we get it finished then it's time to move on. In four months we took a stone-stock F-150 and worked with the best in the business to convert it into a desert-eating beast and jump-start the aftermarket with products for Ford's new baby.

We had JD Fabrication prototype a long-travel front suspension kit to work with Bilstein 9100 series race shocks and Deaver Spring rear leaf packs for a daily-driver suspension that kicks butt in the rough stuff. By adding a set of Glassworks Unlimited bulged fenders, we were able to fit 37-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs with only a 4-inch suspension lift when everyone else needs a 6-inch lift to clear 35s!

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If we had more time with the truck we'd find stiffer front springs (something in the 700 lb-in range) to keep the front end from bottoming. We'd also add a rollcage that ties into the front half of the frame to help spread the load on the chassis when landing. Of course, we'd still like to swap in 4.88 gears, add a supercharger, a Dana 60 axle, maybe four-link the rear...we could go on and on. But we think you'll agree our Race-150 is a heck of a start!

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Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI 48126
Poway, CA 92064
Weld Racing
Kansas City, MO 64129
Poly Performance
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Olathe, KS 66062
Deaver Spring
Santa Ana, CA 92701
JD Fabrication
Escondido, CA 92029
Glassworks Unlimited
KC Customs
Les Schwab Tires
Crown Industrial

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