During the past 18 months, we've shown you many different examples of how cool your truck can look doing what we consider the four basic modifications of any custom truck: lift or lowering, wheels/tires, intake, and exhaust. We've provided you with fullsize trucks, minis, and SUVs; Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, and Toyota trucks; and as you can see, the good times keep on rolling.

This month, we tackled a truck from the South and drove to Decatur, Georgia, where Godfather Customs calls home. Known for its extensive line of after-market parts, performance bolt-ons, and wheels and tires, Godfather Customs was a great place to turn a stock '06 Ford F-150 SuperCrew longbed 4WD into a real head-turner.

The formula was simple, we added a 6-inch Pro Comp lift with coilovers, 35-inch Toyo M/T tires, which were mounted onto 20-inch Bazo chrome wheels, and completed the package with a Volant air intake and a new Corsa dual exhaust system. We were amazed at the end result. If you like any of these parts and want them for your ride, then give Godfather Customs a call.

FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
Our first impression of the truck was wow, that thing looks good. We liked the minimal offset (+18 mm) for the Bazo wheels that tucked the tires inside the fender wells, which keeps the paint clean and the Mud Terrain tire noise low. We also liked the smooth and competent feel the Pro Comp lift gave the truck. The new F-150 is known for its quality ride and the Pro Comp kit did not disappoint us. One thing that stumped us was the SoCal pre-runner rake the truck had after the lift was installed. We contacted Pro Comp and they cleared things up for us.

Due to the SuperCrew being a longbed, at 6-1/2-feet, we needed to install an add-a-leaf, part number 13134, in the rear leaf pack to even things out. Two weeks after the initial install, we slipped the new add-a-lead in place and they were right, a nice and level stance was achieved. The intake went on with no problems, and it's nice to know we won't have to worry about that filter for 100,00 miles. Speaking of top-notch, the exhaust is really first-class. Made of 304 stainless steel, everything fit and performed flawlessly. Inside the truck, the exhaust is barely noticeable, until you give it some gas, then a healthy rumble can then be heard.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

TIME SPENT WORKING: Approximately 11 hours
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED
(two people are needed and cutting parts of the factory suspension is involved)

TOOLS NEEDED: Set of metric sockets and wrenches, torque wrench, pry bar, drill and bits, screwdrivers, jack and stands, Sawzall, and a grinder

Pro Comp 6-inch lift with coilover upgrade PN K4137BMX $3,500
Volant cool-air intake kit with 100,000 mile filter PN 19754 $500
Corsa dual exhaust with 4-inch tips PN 14385 $1,153.99
Bazo B26 20x9-inch chrome wheels $1,892
Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain 35x12.50R20 $1,840
(All prices from Godfather Customs)
TOTAL COST $8,885.99
(Not Including Labor)
SOURCE
Bazo Wheels
www.bazowheels.com
Pro Comp Suspension
Corsa Performance
140 Blaze Industrial Parkway
Berea
OH  44017
Toyo Tires
6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 2B
Cypress
CA  90630
8-00/-678-3250
www.toyo.com
Godfather Customs
www.godfathercustoms.com
Volant Cool Air intake
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