We knew it wouldn't be long before the aftermarket embraced the new '09 F-150. With a solid chassis and a world-class interior, it's bound to be a top pick for truck enthusiasts as it has been for years. For this month's Fantastic Four, Industrial Motoring in Anaheim, California, helped us out and let us shoot while they built a blacked-out F-150 to show off RBP's latest offerings. RBP's new 6-inch lift kit will fit 4x4 or 2WD trucks, like this one, and transform a plain-Jane truck into an off-road machine that will draw envious stares on the street or in the dunes. As with all of our Fan 4 stories, this one included RBP's new intake, exhaust kit, and mesh grille. With Toyo M/T tires mounted on RBP wheels, the F-150 went from a run-of-the-mill cruiser, to dominating the freeways and rugged off-road terrain the way only a new custom truck can.

Follow along as Dave Derichsweiler of Industrial Motoring, spends a day underneath the Ford.

From the Driver Seat
There's no doubt that the RBP lift and wheels, combined with the mean-looking Toyo tires, transformed the look of the once-timid F-150. Also, like virtually every truck manufactured today, the 5.4L V-8 in our F-150 was in sore need of some rumble. There's no excuse to have a big, bold truck that's as quiet as a whisper. We'll show you more on this truck as its transformation continues, so keep an eye out.

Your Questions Answered

Time Spent Working: Approximately 8 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Intermediate
(The kit wasn't difficult to install, but without a lift and air tools it would definitely tire you out.)

Tools used:
Air impact wrench, sockets, two-post lift, torque wrench, assorted prybars

Parts Used:
Magnaflow after-cat exhaust 16518 $521.49
RBP black tip 45124-7 $159.00
RBP 3-4 inch adapter 95007 $36.00
RBP 6-inch coilover lift kit $2,690.00
RBP 904R wheels 20x10-inch $1,928.00
RBP cool-air intake 919154 $490.00
RBP RX chrome mesh grille 151568 $1,590.00
Toyo Open Country M/T 37x13.5R20 tires $1,956.00

Total cost: $9,370.49:
(Prices for RBP parts from RBP, exhaust from autoanything.com, and tires from superbuytires.com and does not include installation or tax)

Industrial Motoring
2380 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
CA  92806
Auto Anything
Superbuy Tires
Toyo Tires
6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 2B
CA  90630
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