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#6604980 - 12/27/16 09:05 PM New to me F150
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Registered: 11/02/11
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Loc: Waco
I have a one time opportunity to get a really good maybe even great deal on a 2015 F150 4X4 with 48kmiles in perfect condition all highway miles. Truck is 9 months old and It's had no mods done so it's straight from dealer condition with Bed liner and rear cover ( not sure of type) added.

This will be my truck for personal use for Texas hunting mostly but occasional trips for out of state hunts.
I have driven only company cars since 1979 so I have not owned my own personal "fun" vehicle in all these years...my wife has had plenty and drives whatever her heart desires but I digress.

Now I would probaly not pick this exact vehicle if I were shopping but I think it's a solid truck based on all my research. Deep down I want a Tacoma TRD Pro or a Ram Rebel but again off subject but as that indicates I have been looking and reading since I am approaching retirement age.

Now to the question ....what are some options or add-on accessories that would make this truck better for
hunting and make me enjoy it even more and hopefully add value.

I have heard mention a front lift kit? I definitely don't want a jacked up rig just add some bigger tires ?
What tires for say the 60 %highway 40% off highway
Just throwing this out there to see what folks add on and While I am not against dressing for looks that's not too important to me.


Edited by DStroud (12/28/16 01:16 PM)

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#6604997 - 12/27/16 09:27 PM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
i would keep it stock, my opinion.
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#6605193 - 12/28/16 06:54 AM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 02/28/10
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Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
Me too...Which engine? I think they come stock with 20" tires. I've added an train horn and a 10000lb winch.
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#6605313 - 12/28/16 08:51 AM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
I think it will serve you fine as it is. Like the others I'm not a big fan of lifts or levels. My inlaws all have newer model F150's both 5.0 v-8's and ecoboosts, they are all pleased with them.
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#6605566 - 12/28/16 12:15 PM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: Sachse, TX
I like a leveling kit but what has kept me from doing it is then when you hook a trailer to it it has that stupid California truck look...meaning the front is higher than the rear. Dumbest look ever, it can be fixed with airbags but I've had a negative experience with those on a 1 ton so I've elected to stay away.

Congrats on the new truck. I like Cooper or Toyo tires, whichever you can get cheaper.
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#6605590 - 12/28/16 12:33 PM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 11/07/11
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I put a 2.5" level kit on the front of mine and a 1" lift on the rear to fix the "California look" mentioned above. The little bit of extra clearance has gone a long way, and the truck does not have the "jacked up" look. I am running 275/70 18 tires, which are just a tad taller than stock but the same width as stock. Currently cooper ST maxx. They are the most aggressive all terrain tires I could find giving me, IMO, the best on/off road compromise. I have run quite a few different tires on my truck as it now has 326,000 miles on it, and I think I like these tires the best so far.
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#6606686 - 12/29/16 09:09 AM Re: New to me F150 [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
I like a leveling kit but what has kept me from doing it is then when you hook a trailer to it it has that stupid California truck look...meaning the front is higher than the rear. Dumbest look ever, it can be fixed with airbags but I've had a negative experience with those on a 1 ton so I've elected to stay away.

Congrats on the new truck. I like Cooper or Toyo tires, whichever you can get cheaper.


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#6606876 - 12/29/16 11:22 AM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Ive always heard it called the Cali lean, it makes my head shake.
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#6614462 - 01/03/17 01:20 PM Re: New to me F150 [Re: DStroud]
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Registered: 10/17/16
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Do a 2in-2.5in front end leveling kit, and you ll be able to set 34's pretty good under there.

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