Season 5: Episode 10
F-150 Upgrades

F-150 Upgrades

Chris Duke shows you how to install a TrailReady bumper with PIAA LED lights, a winch from Superwinch, and more, on a 2005 Ford F-150.

Episode Links

Craftsman
TrailReady
Paramount Restyling
PIAA
Superwinch
MGP Caliper Covers
Skyjacker
Monster Hooks
PerformanceParts.com
Dick Cepek

Partz Mentions

Craftsman Metric T-Through Handle Ball End Hex Key Set (Standard)
BEDSLIDE
Covercraft WeatherShield HP
HornBlasters
Inventive Products

Episode Notes

In this episode, Chris shows you how he prepared the Motorz/Craftsman-themed 2005 Ford F-150 project truck for the 2012 SEMA Show. It’s the truck that started it all, dating back to the first episode of Motorz nearly five years ago. After receiving a vehicle wrap from APE Wraps earlier this year, the truck was screaming for a new front end. So, in this episode Chris installs an aggressive looking steel bumper from TrailReady, adding the latest LED lights from PIAA and a winch from Superwinch with a synthetic rope. He also swaps out the stock grille (which was previously upgraded with a billet aluminum grille) with a really cool Ford SVT Raptor style grille from Paramount Restyling. To achieve a look closer to the Ford Raptor’s grille, Chris also installed the exact same LED marker lights from Ford (Ford Parts # AL3Z 15442 C). The end result of this front end makeover is incredible, as you’ll see in this episode!

After taking care of business up front, Chris takes care of a few other details such as installing MGP caliper covers, adding a new exhaust tip from Monster Hooks, Inc., new shocks and struts from Skyjacker, and painting the coil springs Craftsman red to match the truck. The rear rotors also received a makeover with a wire wheel brush and a can of high temp black engine paint. On the interior, the Katzkin Leather seats were updated with Motorz-branded headrests, front and rear.

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz, and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about Craftsman T-handle hex key wrenches, the BEDSLIDE, Covercraft’s WeatherShield HP, HornBlasters train horns, and Inventive Hitches.

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!

Music

This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

46 Responses to “F-150 Upgrades”

  1. ZapFlap Says:

    This is a video from the SEMA show, see if you can see the truck there :) youtube.com/watch?v=UQqGGGAIfbo

  2. Pervalot Says:

    I love watching this but I lost my respect when the crappy caliper covers came out.

  3. Motorz Says:

    We have them on several project vehicles and they’re awesome! It’s a great product, and easy to install! We’ve been even able to install them on vehicles without removing the wheels.

  4. Motorz Says:

    The wrap is holding up great! Thanks for watching!

  5. Kevin Scharba Says:

    I like Olivia’s new look. And, I’m glad to see a new episode. I so look forward to new shows, it gives me something to do at work. ;)

  6. lamboman0 Says:

    the old grille looked so much better!!

  7. phill903 Says:

    That truck looks great and I am not that fond of Fords… :-)

  8. ranacherian Says:

    true

  9. prerunnermaniac Says:

    The truck looked good at SEMA Chris. I would have rather seen a prerunner bumper on the front of your truck but that’s just me…

  10. MrGps1414 Says:

    When is the small block being used

  11. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    Great work on putting together that rig. From the sound of it that truck could just about do anything from hauling parts and projects to getting someone out of a ditch. Craftsman tools are great and Ford cars, trucks, and SUV’s are the best. Keep the new episodes coming.

  12. motorztv Says:

    Thank you for the great comment and for watching!

  13. julsricky Says:

    hola soy de México buen canal

  14. motorztv Says:

    ¡Gracias!

  15. julsricky Says:

    you’re welcome ;) nice girls

  16. pathosbedlam Says:

    The F150 is looking nice Chris. But why settle for plastic brake covers. just get some chrome ones that can handle the high temperatures. I do agree with you on putting E3 spark plugs in your vehicles though, as I put some in my Australian 2003 BA Ford Falcon a few thousand kilometers back and I noticed the extra power right away. For anyone else interested I had to get the E3.62 plugs that go into the Ford Mustang, or Crown Victoria’s. They have a slight variation in design but fit snug.

  17. 001HSV Says:

    Why is the quality shitty(I’m using the iOS app)

  18. motorztv Says:

    Thank you for the spark plug info and the comment! Those caliper covers aren’t plastic, BTW. They’re 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum.

  19. motorztv Says:

    We just tried it on our iPhones and it played fine. Sometimes the quality can be degraded by the app if the connection is slow.

  20. TheFalcon8343 Says:

    First 5 sec are the best

  21. pathosbedlam Says:

    OK cool. If they are aluminium I guess they are gonna last pretty good then. One thing I thought would look sweet on your F-150 grill was some White LED lights to cover the rectangular sections in the middle horizontal section. I thought that was where you were going to put the orange lights you installed. It looks like it should have something over those sections to me.

  22. Terreos Says:

    That trucks too clean. Take her mudding!

  23. jvz09 Says:

    Wahoooooo!

  24. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    You’re welcome.

  25. peteratrayal500 Says:

    Chris do you think it would be possible to do a video on a European car upgrade? even though you guys and gals are more in to the american domestic vehicles. to set it straight im a domestic person too.

  26. crackpotfox Says:

    That grille looks dumb without saying ford on it.

  27. Pederdev339 Says:

    Crackpotfix I don’t agree with you and I the think the truck looks awesome, it’s a sweet ass ride

  28. felipecordeiro05 Says:

    I like her

  29. FordsAreSick11 Says:

    does your show show on verizon fiOs?

  30. motorztv Says:

    Not yet, but we hope to be there one day!

  31. DONNA JUNGHEIM Says:

    GREAT easy to follow step by step methods forf customizing not only the truck – but – also any other vehicle. Good teaching methods, plan ahead by getting tools first – not starting and then having to wander off to find a phillips or . . .

  32. cody gauthier Says:

    No offense but why didn’t you guys customize a 4×4 instead of a 2wd

  33. 45bandit Says:

    what a dick.

  34. Christian Baca Says:

    anytime!

  35. superassassin47 Says:

    it was shitty because the app doesnt stay on one setting of quality, it bounces around as your internet speed goes up and down.

  36. RyanTomScott Says:

    Fittings wearing out on your intake? But a whole new one lol I like it

  37. RyanTomScott Says:

    Buy*

  38. Samniss Arandeen Says:

    Caliper covers? Puhleeze. Everyone knows you’re supposed to paint them red for the extra twenty-five kilowatts.

  39. bnsf4 Says:

    Hands down favorite episode from you guys, I have the same generation F150 so this gives me inspiration

  40. bnsf4 Says:

    By the way, on a side note, those train horns are phoney, now if you want a LEGIT horn, that can easily be heard from possibly 7 miles away, get a K5LA from Nathan Airchime

  41. Motorz Says:

    It was one of our favorites too. So much went into that episode! We’ve got a similar episode coming out this week where we ‘pimped’ a Chevy work truck. A ton of products installed. While you have a F-150, hopefully you’ll like the same type of episode and enjoy it. Thank you for watching Motorz!

  42. Motorz Says:

    Yup, the Nathan is always a good choice, but I have to admit, these are super loud. For non-“real” train horns (as in one that would be found on a locomotive), these are insanely loud… everyone that has heard them has jumped and told me they were WAY too loud :)

  43. bnsf4 Says:

    No problem! Keep up the great work

  44. Rodney Casen Says:

    How do u get all this stuff sent to u

  45. Gert Jan Bosma Says:

    Your bumper says OOOO not FORD! it suck’s a bit!

  46. danwat1234 Says:

    16:00, I put the Shocker 240 train horn kit on a car (Civic), not a truck or SUV you insensitive human!

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