The best-selling vehicle in Ford’s lineup is the F-Series pickup, and that’s been the case for many years. If Ford is using SEMA to highlight other hot sellers, like the Escape
, it stands to reason that tuned F-Series pickups would command booth space, too.
Truckin’ Magazine started with an F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab, equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. To give the pickup “track-like handling,” Truckin’ dropped the ride height, added larger wheels with low-profile tires and bolted on a big brake kit. To maximize passenger comfort, the interior was redone with a focus on luxury over sport.
Kelderman Air Suspension Systems took an F-250 XLT Crew Cab with a 6.7-liter PowerStroke V-8 Turbo Diesel and set out to build the ultimate go-anywhere pickup. Its truck gets up to 10 inches more lift, an air suspension management system, remote reservoir shocks and a neon-green-on-black paint scheme.
K-Daddyz Kustomz went the street rod route with its F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab, powered by a 5.0-liter V-8. The pickup gets a serious suspension drop, 24-inch wheels and a custom flame paint job. Ensuring that it goes, K-Daddyz bolted on a blower kit, and passengers get their eardrums flexed courtesy of a Rockford Fosgate audio system.
That brings Ford’s SEMA tally to 14 vehicles so far, and we haven’t even gotten to the Mustang yet. Stay tuned for more Ford show cars as part of our SEMA 2012 coverage