The ballistic nylon ones I had in another truck were tough, but slick and hot. Not a fan. I’ve had neoprene as well. The odor was strong at first, but dissipated over time. They were thick and that affected the way I felt in the seat. May not be an issue with the newer covers...
I think catch cans were a must for preventing carbon coking on the intake valves in the pre-2017 3.5’s, but with the additional injector Ford added in 2017, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal anymore. That being said, boosted engines will have more blow-by due to higher block...
I’d keep the lockers on the driver’s side only. Passenger side visibility is terrible on these trucks, even with a convex mirror. Having clear sight lines out the passenger side of the rear window was a must in my truck.
It’s a better setup than most side steps that use the factory mounts on the rocker sheet metal. RPG Offroad makes some for the Raptor that might work, but they are ridiculously expensive. I’ve had White Knuckle Offroad build me sliders in the past without the mounting arms. Not too hard to...
In the grand spectrum of things? Nothing. There are so many F150’s out there that everyone should be able to get what they want. This one had the options that the OP was talking about, so I thought it was on topic.
I went through this whole process recently. Ended up finding a 2014 5.0 F150 with only 32,500 miles. Pretty awesome (despite being somewhat ubiquitous) build sheet too. They are out there. Just need to be patient.
Update: Ran a Carfax and it appears that the truck has more like 230k miles. I have only put ~5700 miles on it since May 2017. I have a stack of receipts for the $10,000 I put into it.
Undercarriage and odometer shots:
Current new odometer
Well, with a surprise child due in January, I instantly ran out of seats in my truck. I’d love to keep it, but I need the money for a down payment on something with 4 doors.
Asking $11,000. Located in Monroe, WA.
Everything I have done is in my ExPo Build Thread but here is a quick...