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While my Ranger will always be my first love, it occurred to me the other day that my daily driver F-150 is turning into a pretty nice truck. So I snapped some new pictures while I was in the desert the other day and figured I'd share what this little guy has become.

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Basics: 2007 Ford F-150 Super Crew FX4
Engine: 5.4L V8
Trans: 4-Speed Auto

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Suspension: ShoxSpeed Strut Tower Brace, Bilstein 2" Leveling Shocks - Front, Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks - Rear

Tires & Wheels: Nitto Terra Grappler Tires (325/65/18 (35/13)), Factory FX4 18" Wheels

Drivetrain: ARB Air Locker - Rear, EBC GD Sport Brake Rotors, EBC Yellow Stuff Brake Pads

Body: AMP Research PowerSteps, AMP Research BedStep, AMP Research Bed X-Tender, F150 Harley Davidson Tail Lights, Recon LED Third Brake Light, KC Lightbar (off)

Interior: LED Lighting, Alpine M-450 and F-250 Amps, Elemental Designs 8" Sub, Pioneer Speakers

























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Man get me the hook up on those power steps, those things are awesome!

Truck is so well put together, love it.
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Looks great!
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I love those power steps! very nice Jason. The truck is really starting to look great. Long Travel? Makes me miss my F150 more and more.
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Now that is a well put together f150!
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Very nice! I really like the steps as well.
I'm envious of your lack of rust, my sport trac was nice and clean like that. My F150, not as much...
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Looks awesome man keep up the good work on it
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CHeck your local off road shop!!! Amp research is running a promo right now, if you buy the side steps you get a free bed extender or back step
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Thanks for sharing. Your F150 is so very tasteful and functional- it's perfect. And the pics are excellent. I wish I could manage some pictures like those.
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i miss my f150 now lol
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that is a super clean truck! some nice simple designed wheels would be a nice finishing touch
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You know, I've been a real big fan of the factory wheels, but I think I would consider a set of these in black, or dark gray.

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Those wheels aren't bad. I've thought about a few similar wheels myself. But like you, I'm not going to be able to stuff the same tires with an aftermarket wheel until I do something different with the suspension.

How do you like those pads and rotors? I'm tired of cleaning a butt ton of brown dust off of my wheels every week, I'm about ready to swap out brakes but I'm not sure what I want, or what is worth the money.
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That truck looks perfect man. If I would have gotten an F150 last year, I'd have wanted it to look just like that. VERY nice
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truck looks clean but i bet that system sounds even cleaner
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thats the exact truck I want... looks sweet duder
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Truck looks awesome. Makes me want a fiddy
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How do you like those pads and rotors? I'm tired of cleaning a butt ton of brown dust off of my wheels every week, I'm about ready to swap out brakes but I'm not sure what I want, or what is worth the money.
So far I'm really liking them. The brake dust problem with the factory stuff drove me crazy too. These pads are listed as "high dust" but so far have been no where near as bad as the factory stuff. The set up grips really really well. If you really want to stay away from dust I'd do something like the EBC rotors with Hawk pads.

When I do brakes again on this thing I'm going to figure out how to get the '09+ stuff to fit, they stop SOOOO much better. I'm driving a '10 Raptor right now and the brakes are just night and day better than my truck. I can't imagine it's that difficult of a swap.
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You know, I've been a real big fan of the factory wheels, but I think I would consider a set of these in black, or dark gray.

They are alright, but I say just powdercoat your stockers black. I think it would look way better.
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So far I'm really liking them. The brake dust problem with the factory stuff drove me crazy too. These pads are listed as "high dust" but so far have been no where near as bad as the factory stuff. The set up grips really really well. If you really want to stay away from dust I'd do something like the EBC rotors with Hawk pads.

When I do brakes again on this thing I'm going to figure out how to get the '09+ stuff to fit, they stop SOOOO much better. I'm driving a '10 Raptor right now and the brakes are just night and day better than my truck. I can't imagine it's that difficult of a swap.
Knuckle and rotors are different I think. Not sure about the caliper or bracket. Did they change the master cylinder? My 05' and several others had master cylinder issues. That's one reason why the braking sucks.

That is actually one of the main reasons I sold mine. Braking while pulling a trailer is horrible with 35s. I think I actually flashed my brake fluid once or twice.
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Knuckle and rotors are different I think. Not sure about the caliper or bracket. Did they change the master cylinder? My 05' and several others had master cylinder issues. That's one reason why the braking sucks.
Rotors are for sure different, they are larger. I'd bet the knucles are the same, or interchangeable. If I get ambitious I'll look at the Raptor tomorrow and see how close they are. In a perfect world all you would need would be the rotors and caliper brackets, but nothing is ever that easy.

I do believe they changed the master cylinder also.

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That is actually one of the main reasons I sold mine. Braking while pulling a trailer is horrible with 35s. I think I actually flashed my brake fluid once or twice.
No trailer brakes? I've never had a problem stopping a 10,000lb toy hauler.
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The trailer has brand new brakes, I just couldnt turn them up any more or they would lock up. I replaced the master cylinder and it was better for a while but it started to fade after a few thousand miles. Most guys would adjust that rod that goes into the master cylinder, it has to do with travel on the pedal. I never really tried to mess with that.

the knuckle is surely different on the Raptor? But its more than just the raptor all the 09+ stop better right?

After running the truck for a while my brake fluid would change colors and I also had the rotors glazed (cant think of the term right now) lol.

Either way the 09+ swap would be awesome and I'm sure you can handle it Jason.
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The trailer has brand new brakes, I just couldnt turn them up any more or they would lock up.
Weird.

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the knuckle is surely different on the Raptor? But its more than just the raptor all the 09+ stop better right?
Yea, it's all '09+ trucks that have the bigger brakes. I'm not positive but I believe knuckles are the same on the Raptor, it's the arms and axles that are different. Again, could be very wrong.[/quote]

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Either way the 09+ swap would be awesome and I'm sure you can handle it Jason.
Yea, I'm not going to dick with it quite yet, since I just put the new EBC stuff on. When it wears out maybe I'll go for it... or just buy a new truck... haha.
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Lol I like the way you think!!
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How you liking the 5100's? I had the regular yellow Bilsteins on my 01 and I am thinking about the 5100's for the new truck.
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