We're wrapping up our latest Truckin project, this 2010 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT. After this final installment, we'll feel we've improved upon several areas of the truck and will be ready to call it done for now. We began this project with a pretty average-looking crew cab and proceeded to give it a budget-friendly makeover, with a handful of simple but effective upgrades that changed this truck from bland to getting second looks everywhere it goes.
The process began by installing a Readylift SST lift kit along with EBC Brakes rotors and pads, followed by the Fuel Vector 18-inch wheels and Fuel Gripper A/T tires. Then we removed all the exterior chrome for a mix of parts that included a Raptor-style front bumper and grille, a factory Ford Raptor rear bumper, and a badass set of flush-mounted side steps from Addictive Desert Designs. Next, we added a BedRug bed cover to clean up the scratched and dented bed area, and then upgraded the worn and dirty interior with a set of Carhartt seat covers from Covercraft. We were looking pretty good by all accounts, but we felt there was one more item (or four) that would really set the truck off and bring it up to date.
Anzo USA is a company that Truckin has worked with a lot over the years. Anzo's lighting solutions are tough to beat, as not only do they offer several different options for just about every model truck and SUV we've ever looked up, but they offer other lighting like third brake lights, mirror lights, and marker lights for applicable models, and even a wide selection of auxiliary lights like LED light bars. We perused the headlight and taillight selection for our favorite plug-and-play selections for the 2009-2014 F-150s. For headlights we chose Anzo's U-bar Projector Headlights (PN111263) with black housings and clear lenses with halogen bulbs. There is also an option for white or amber U-bar lighting, so we chose white. We also ordered up Anzo's LED-style taillights (PN311139) in red and clear. Besides the LED feature, they eliminate the chrome surround that the factory tails have and give the whole truck an updated look.
We performed this last run of parts installation at the MotorTrend Group tech center and when all was said and done, we had about three solid days of labor into this F-150. We hit the DIY car wash with a clay bar in hand and gave the truck a full detail before heading to Signal Hill, California, for some final hero shots. With the improvements this truck received, it will continue to look good for years to come, and the thumbs-up we get while cruising down the road have already started! On to the next one!