is that carbonized gray?Update on the one we have here.
New wheels (Fast HD with more offset), tires (Toyo open country AT 285-70-17) and 1” levelling kit.
Tires are about 3 inches taller than the stockers.
We tested enough to lift a rear wheel off the ground on angled terrain and no rubs anywhere.
Total price of these add ons is $4166.86.
$585.94 for levelling kit.
$3580.92 for wheels and tires.
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Put a thin strip of masking tape on the speedometer outside arch and drive by a road side "your speed" sign a few times at different ranges. Look at the number it shows and mark where the needle is pointing. Calibrated. On a positive note with larger tires it should take longer to reach the 60,000 km warranty point. Win win.Not yet.
Option of purchasing a tuner to do that will be explained and offered to the client.
Or the difference in speed will be explained to them.
More and more, Ford is restricting the dealers’ ability to do that.
We can’t do it on F150s since about 2018.
Need an aftermarket tuner to tell the computer what size tired you have put on.
We can update computer on new tire pressure requirements if one changes tire rating.
IE: going from 4 ply to 6 or 10 ply which means going from 35 psi to 40 or 50.
We have an aftermarket tool for that.
It allows us to train aftermarket tpm sensors, but it’s not a tuner that maries itself to the vehicle.
For tire size, only a tuner can do it.
No Ford equipment can do it, on the F150.
I’m not sure about Bronco yet.
This is first one we touch.
And soon, even aftermarket tuners will no longer be effective.
We’re pretty much there now with the F150 because of real time over the air updates that Ford can send at any given time.
That can corrupt a tune without notice and truck could ho into limp mode.
Strictly for tire size, I suppose you could tell a truck again and again the tire size, but a performance tune won’t work.
Example, we have a customer that has a 2021 short bed F150 5.0 litre that he ordered with the express purpose of doing a Lightning with using a Roush SC.
In 2020, that was a piece of cake to do.
Now, because of Sync 4 and over the air updates, Roush is not shipping SC kits for 2021 F150s.
So we tried Ford Performance to get a Whipple. Same deal. They are not shipping for F150 with over the air update capabilities.
Moral of story: If you want to build a Lightning, find a good 2020 or earlier truck as platform.