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2011 Accessories Follow up For Ford F150’s


This is a follow up on our post that we put up yesterday. We received a reply from a Ford F-150 owning customer of ours who felt a little bit left out of the mix, so we created some extra pages for all of you F-150 lovers :)

Check out F150 Accessories for your specific year by clicking on any of the following quick links:

2011 Ford F150 Modification And Custom Parts Ideas


With everyone buzzing about the new production F-150’s, we’ve put together a few resources for you to check out all of the top f150 accessories and custom parts for your new ride:

These are just a few of the new pages that we have put together to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to outfit your brand new F-150. Feel free to call us up should have any questions about other product options and we look forward to speaking with you.

Haven’t you always wanted a Truck with 2,700 Horsepower?


Turbo Jet Powered Ford F150
So did Chris Lentz. He’s actually wanted one for several decades, but his dream finally came true when he found a Czechoslovakian Motorlet M-701 turbo jet for sale. $10K later and a whole lot of JB Weld, the turbo jet was secured to the bed of his 2005 F150 STX. Despite the huge levels of power, this truck is still kinda slow; 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, finishing the quarter mile in 16.3 @ 103 MPH. Faster than a stock F150, yes. Slower than a stock Honda Civic SI, yes. But it’s not the lack of power, its all the extra weight. With the jet mounted to the truck bed, the curb weight of the F150 is a touch over 6,600 lbs! This must be the fastest truck in that weight class, and the coolest truck in any class. Video after the jump:
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Watch Your Back Massachusetts: Unmarked F150’s Now Ticketing Motorists


Ford F150 Cop Car

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about on the roads, Massachusetts has recently started using unmarked Ford F150’s to catch unlawful drivers. This was first brought to the public’s attention by Noah, a writer for the Pansy Patrol.  The description of the vehicle is a late model blue/gray F150 with an officer inside and government plates. Hidden light bars also adorn the vehicle, but chances are the only time you’ll see them are when the lights are flashing red and blue.

While I support the officers who manage traffic violations, I personally think using unmarked police vehicles is borderline to “playing by the rules”, especially when you consider the safety aspects of pulling over for an unmarked vehicle.  Now that they are using one of the most popular trucks on the road, the use of unmarked police vehicles goes farther into the gray area.

Mind Your Jugular, Toyota: The Ford Raptor’s Got Claws – SEMA 2008


Ford F150 Raptor - Side View - SEMA 2008

Apparently, the design crew over at Ford’s Dearborn think tank remembers the spectacle that was the Jurassic McPark Summer of ’93. For 2 solid months, no one could venture out into public without being pounced on by prehistoric marketing, from reptilian underwear to dino-themed Scottish burgers so big that even Jeff Goldblum couldn’t, uh uh, wrap his, uh uh uh, enormous mouth around.

15 years later, Ford is reviving the memory of the film’s window-fogging villains by re-badging an F150 and dressing it up for intense off-roading. As I was circling around this impressive truck, complete with faux dust to simulate a weekend romp at Glamis, it became glaringly obvious that the Raptor is a real contender to swipe some of PreRunner market share

And it’s about time. Detroit’s oldest dinosaur has yet to put up a contender who can fight against the popularity of Nisson’s 4X4. The underwhelming yet similarly sized (Tremor, Edge or otherwise) has never proved to generate the same kind of cult following in mud-bogging circles as the Tacoma. However, the Ford Raptor may just kick start the company’s image in the minds of desert rats. This model at SEMA was decked out with deluxe upgrades, and I could see the reps from different suspension and tubular steel companies smacking their lips envisioning the accessories they could pump out for this killer

And, for the shameless self-promotion segment of this story, you can count on AutoAnything to be fully stocked with all the sharp gear that comes out for Ford’s latest best.

Ford’s Electric Drive F150: An Evolution of Ford’s Iconic Truck


 

The F150 is undisputably the most successful vehicle in the history of automobiles.  At its peak, Ford was selling an F150 every 34 seconds, which is nearly 930,000 trucks sold in one year.  Unfortunately for Ford, escalating gas prices have nearly killed truck sales this year, leaving them with tens of thousands of unsold vehicles.  Ford knows they have a goose that lays golden eggs, they just need to figure out how to capitalize on it given the current market conditions.

Enter PML Fightlink, a UK based electric-motor and drive technology firm.  Ford teamed up with PML to produce this one-off concept Ford F150 for the 2008 SEMA show.  They started with a base crew cab F150 and striped out the engine, fuel system, transmission, gearbox, drivetrain, differentials and fuel tank to make room for a 40 kilowatt battery. 

That 40kw battery powers four electric Hi-Pa drive motors that are installed at each wheel, and each motor produces 150 horsepower and 150 ft-lbs of torque at any RPM.  The stock 5.4-liter V8 motor produced a healthy 320 horsepower, but with the Hi-Pa drive system, this F150 is now has 600 horses and 600 ft-lbs of torque on tap.  A built-in generator recaptures kinetic energy that would have been lost during braking.  This system is reported to be even more efficient than similar systems installed on today’s hybrid vehicles.

There is no word yet on any compromises this vehicle may make, like estimated range before a recharge is needed or even how long a recharge takes, but one thing is for sure, this is a giant leap forward for EV technology in trucks. It may be several more years before we see Hi-Pa drive technology in road going vehicles, but I’m confident that this technology will be a paramount factor for trucks and SUV’s returning to the roads.

Source: SEMA.org