Name: Tim M.
Location: New Jersey
2019 XLT Special Edition FX4 5.0
I purchased it April 2019 for more space for kids, trips and work, plus more reliability in Northeast weather. I chose the 5.0 V8 because I felt it’s more reliable than the Ecoboost.
I mostly wanted to change out things I didn’t like. I wanted better external lighting, more secure storage and better sound. All the mods were done in driveway either by me or with my father-in-law. Only a few hiccups. I spent about $2,300 overall.
My truck is unique, especially to my area. I haven’t even seen another stock Special Edition in my color in the road. I like that I’ve changed the few things I didn’t love about the stock truck so I can enjoy it more. I’ve added:
- Husky Wheel Well Liners
- XSpeed Amber Fog lights
- SeaLight LED headlight bulbs
- MBRP Black 3” side exit exhaust
- Xtang 2.0 Solid Fold tonneau cover
- BD Trims Red/Black tailgate domed lettering
- Ford OEM tailgate damper
- ISSYAuto BoxLink cleats and tie downs
I’m thinking about doing 35” Nitto or BFG tires on the stock wheels, Bilstein 5100 2” level kit or 1.5” wheel spacers next.
I live in the suburbs, work in the city, with the beach in between. The truck has been there for all of it so far. I want to keep it as nice as I can and make it last for as long as possible.