Imagine waking up on Christmas morning to the sound of a rumbling exhaust note coming from the garage and a menacing lifted F-150 staring out from behind the door. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well for one lucky 16-year-old kid from California, it was a Christmas miracle that came true, and we were there to chronicle the buildup. This 2010 Ford was bone stock just three days before our favorite holiday of the year, and before Santa could shimmy down the chimney, the crew from 714 Motorsports and New Century Tire put the moves on this truck.

The gift wrapping began with a six-inch Pro Comp Stage II lift kit, 35-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires and 20-inch KMC Monster wheels. Next, 714 Motorsports installed a Precision billet grille and finally, a Gibson Performance exhaust replaced the stock pipes. Dyno testing revealed that the 5.4L V-8 really liked the new twin-tube after-cat exhaust system and that it was worth over 20 lb-ft of peak torque. Though it took several days and a ton of effort on everyone's part, this truck was improved dramatically just in time to make a kid's dream come true. These bolt-ons parts gave the '10 F-150 a whole new attitude, so if your Ford is in need of better looks and performance, give the companies used in this story a call.

GIVING THE FORD A RAISE

FASTER GASES

GRILLED TO PERFECTION

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Time Spent Working: 10 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Intermediate

Tools Needed:
Assorted sockets and wrenches, tie rod end puller, ball joint puller, jack, jackstands, small drill, plastic pry tools, pry bar

Parts Used:
Gibson Exhaust Dual-Sport 9207 $435.99
KMC XD-Series Monster wheels sized 20x10 inches $277.99 each
Precision Grille EZ-Billet $220.99
Pro Comp Stage II 6-inch lift 4144BMX $2,657.96
Toyo Open Country All Terrain tires sized LT325/60R20 $397.99 each

Total: $6,018.86
(all prices from 4wheelparts.com and do not include tax, shipping, or installation)

SOURCE
4Wheel Parts
400 W. Artesia Boulevard
Compton
CA  90220
877-474-4821
www.4wheelparts.com
GO Rhino! Products
589 West Apollo Street
Brea
CA  92821
888-427-4466
www.gorhino.com
Pro Comp Suspension
2360 Boswell Road
Chula Vista
CA  91914
619-216-1444
www.explorerprocomp.com
Gibson Performance Exhaust
1270 Webb Circle
Corona
CA  92879
707-996-4591
http://www.gibsonperformance.com
KMC Wheels
16010 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos
CA  90703
877-943-3577
www.kmcwheels.com
New Century Tire
15145 Beach Blvd.
Westminster
CA  92683
714-901-1250
www.newcenturytire.com
Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
http://www.toyotires.com
714 Motorsports
7100 Hazard Ave
Westminster
CA  92683
714-901-0714
www.714motorsports.net
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