Bolt-ons are awesome. They can easily be added to your ride to instantly change the appearance, and are typically budget-friendly. Hoods are the leading edge for your ride and can make a statement for your truck as soon as you arrive somewhere. Wanting to give an '02 F-150 some extra attitude, we contacted AIM Industries for one of its new steel cowl-induction hoods. These hoods provide muscular good looks and also fit very well. It took less than half an hour for the pros over at South County Customs in Lake Forest, California, to install the new hood. Check out the easy install we did, and if your truck needs a leading-edge enhancement, give AIM a call.
Here is our stock hood-equipped F-150 before we added the new muscular cowl-induction hood
Manny and Dave, from South County Customs in Lake Forest, California, began the hood remov
Next up, Manny loosened and removed the hood-mounting bolts.
With the under-hood light disconnected and the vacuum lines to the hood squirters freed, t
The retaining clips for the hood mounting bolts were the wrong size, so Dave used a screwd
It was now time to lift the new hood onto the hinges and snug the bolts.
The hood's retaining latch was swapped out from the old hood to the new steel cowl-inducti
Lastly, the factory hood mat was snapped into place, the hood light was installed, and an
There you have it, muscle-car looks in about 30 minutes.
From The Driver Seat:W e were impressed with the fitment of the steel hood. It only took one small adjustment to get everything lined up nicely. The gaps are small and the cowl-style induction gives the truck the attitude we were going for.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
|Time Spent Working: ||30 minutes |
|Degree of Difficulty: ||Beginner |
|Tools Needed: ||Metric wrenches and a screwdriver |
|Parts Used: AIM Industries steel cowl hood for '97-'03 Ford F-150 ||$249 |
|Total Cost: ||$249 |
| (Not including painting the hood Ford YZ white) |