2020 hasn’t been an easy year, so our Customer Spotlight series has—we hope—given drivers inspiration on the different ways they can modify their trucks.
In this episode, AT host, Justin Dugan, talks to Wallace (Wally) Covingtom from the Virginia area, who has a killer 5-liter Ford F-150. Justin goes into a full breakdown of the truck’s modifications and sheds some light on what inspired Wally to customize it the way he did.
The 2016 Ford F-150 is in all black, and the first thing you’ll notice—after the sleek color, of course—is the ride height. Wally chose to go for a 4-inch Rough Country Suspension Lift Kit, which gave his truck a lot of lift.
He also added a kicker bar kit, which has been an immense help to improve the truck’s traction and ride quality. Another cool addition was the Icon Upper Control Arms, which further improved the quality of riding on rough terrain and makes the truck feel smoother as opposed to stiff.
According to Wally, the little vibrations he used to feel have now been virtually eliminated.
To complement the higher ride, it was necessary to get the right wheels. Wally settled on the Gen 2 Raptor Style wheels with the Ridge Grappler.
They impressed him so much that he’s now sworn to only use those tires now and in future. They aren’t loud despite looking aggressive, and they can also handle most terrain with ease.
Up front, the truck has the Raptor-style grill with Ford lettering. On either side are Morimoto XB Projector LED Headlights with White Daytime Running Lights. The headlights were actually a gift from Wally’s wife for Father’s Day.
They look spectacular, even when they aren’t on, which shows his wife’s impeccable taste. The headlights also have a startup sequence every time you lock or unlock the truck.
To round out the front, Wally got the Barricade 3-Inch Bull Bar with Skid Plate. This makes the truck look even tougher, in addition to offering protection from off-road hazards.
At the back, Wally went for the MBRP 2.50-inch Black Series Dual Exhaust System. This improves the exhaust flow to give the F-150 even more power, and it gives the truck an aggressive sound.
He also added the UnderCover Swing Case Storage System, which increases storage for the truck bed, supports up to 100 pounds of cargo and has durable ABS molding. It helps that the storage system’s black textured finish matches Wally’s truck.
He also got the Access Lorado Roll-Up Tonneau Cover, which protects his cargo from the elements and is handy because it rolls up when it’s not in use.
In The Belly of the Beast
Inside the truck, Wally got the Center Console Lock Vault. It gives the truck additional security and has features like a center console lock vault and anti-pry hinges.
He uses it to store his valuables, and it offers some much-needed peace of mind. He also got the DU-HA Underseat Storage, which keeps your possessions close to you in addition to helping you kept the truck clean.
As for mats, Wally opted for the Rough Country floor liners. He found them easy to clean and they stay in place without much trouble.
In terms of aesthetics, Wally didn’t skimp on the carbon fiber. He applied it to his steering wheel and around the media display. He also got carbon fiber door seals.
Though Wally’s truck looks and performs like a beast, he’s by no means done with it. In future, he’s thinking of putting a tent on it. One of the options that Duncan suggested was the Rightline Gear tent and mattress, which already has a solid userbase who swear by it, and it’s great for taking the family camping.
A Truck Well-Modded
AT’s spotlight series features real projects from around the country. Customers get a chance to show off their rigs while providing ideas and inspiration to fellow truck owners.
Viewers can head to Wally’s build profile page for extra images and product specs. With positive feedback from customers, AT plans to continue the series with more videos soon to come, so stay tuned!
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