Ford Fields A Few Fierce F-150 Pickups At The SEMA Show

Ford’s armada of over 50 customized vehicles is set for display at the automotive aftermarket gathering in Las Vegas known as the SEMA Show. Alongside its Mustangs, Rangers, and SUVs, Ford is backing five customized versions of its sales-leading F-150 trucks.

“Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck, are making a bold Built Ford Tough statement at SEMA by maximizing off-road performance, blazing new trails of adventure and delivering pure raw power,” says the company.

These vehicles will be spread around the show. While the F-150s are sure to occupy prime real estate inside the show, a healthy number of Fords will also be around and in the company’s interactive Ford Out Front display at the show. Even if you can’t make it out to the show to check them all out, you can be sure to see complete coverage right here.

ZB Customs and Kurt Busch

When ZB Customs teamed up with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to create a 2018 F-150 Lariat Sport for the show, the result is a 1,000-horspower hauler powered by a twin-turbo Coyote 5.0-liter engine with fortified internals. It has the looks to go along with those performance credentials thanks to a revamped exterior.

ZB Customs 2018 F-150 Mods


• Ford Performance forged rotating assembly, road racing oil pan and pump and side-exit exhaust

• The Driveshaft Shop chrome-moly 3.5×0.095-inch prop shaft

• JE forged EN coated pistons

• On3 twin turbochargers and intercooler

• Total Seal zero gap piston rings


• Ford 9.75-inch flipped axle

• Brembo eight-piston front calipers with 412x38mm rotors and four-piston rear calipers with 380x28mm rotors

• Eaton Detroit Truetrac locker

• JRi Shocks hydraulic ride height system

• KBI custom upper control arms

• MaxTrac Suspension two-inch dropped front spindles

• PAC Racing coil-over springs and sway bars

Wheels & Tires

• ForgeLine Motorsports monoblock FF3T wheels, 22×12 inches

• Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G2 tires, 285/35-R22


• Axalta Electron Blue with custom pearl ghost graphics

• DezignWorks carbon spoiler and splitter

• ZB Customs 4.5-inch wide body fenders, widened bumpers and grille insert


• Ford Accessories subwoofer by KICKER Audio

• ZB Customs alligator leather seats, steering wheel and armrests


Known for its carbon fiber-enhanced machines, SpeedKore Performance Group gave that treatment to a 2018 F-150 XLT short-bed. Aside from its striking looks, it walks the walk thanks to a supercharged Coyote and a lowered suspension.

SpeedKore 2018 F-150 Mods


• Ford Performance supercharger with TVS technology, cold-air intake and side-exit exhaust


• Brembo BM-8 two-piece eight-piston big brake system with vented and drilled rotors

• MaxTrac Suspension front lowering spindles

• Crown three-inch lowering springs

Wheels & Tires

• HRE TR106 monoblock custom satin bronze wheels, 22×10 inches

• Pirelli Scorpion tires, 305/40-22


• SpeedKore custom PPG paint, carbon fiber splitter, front fenders, heat extractors, brake vents, mirror covers, cab panels, tailgate appliqué, door handles and tailgate handle, plus Brantley Gilbert-inspired custom guitar and amp rack


• Gabe’s Custom Interiors bomber-distressed European leather in espresso brown with bronze French stitching

Full Race Motorsports

An EcoBoost tuning specialist, Full Race Motorsports created an aptly named Freak-O-Boost F-150 thanks to a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine bolstered by upgraded turbos, a CARB-legal intercooler, a cold-air intake and more. What really jumps out about this truck, however, is its bright paint scheme.

Full Race Motorsports 2018 F-150 Mods


• Full-Race Motorsports California Air Resources Board-approved intercooler kit, cold-air intake, charge pipes, cat-back exhaust, twin-turbo upgrade, radiator, transmission oil cooler, catch can

HeadGames Motorworks cylinder heads

• XDI high-flow fuel pump

• Yukon Gear 4.88:1 ring and pinion


• Icon Vehicle Dynamics three-inch front coil-over and three-inch rear bypass kit, billet Raptor front upper control arm kit and rear leaf spring and bump-stop kit

• Raybestos slotted rotors, performance brake pads and stainless braided lines

Wheels & Tires

• Icon Vehicle Dynamics compression wheels, 17×8.5 inches

• Maxxis RAZR MT tires, 37×12.5 inches


• Ford Performance by WARN Industries recovery kit includes two-inch by 22-foot blue recovery strap rated to 14,400 pounds, a ¾-inch D-shackle rated to 18,000 pounds, storage bag and winching gloves

• Ford Performance race side steps

• DECKED bed storage system

• FiberwerX 4.5-inch wide body fenders and bedsides

• Morimoto projector headlamps from TRS

• RIGID LED lighting

• Rogue Racing front and rear Enforcer bumpers

• Undercover Ridgelander cover and biking accessory kit

• Avery Dennison supreme wrapping film applied by Wrapsesh


• Switch Pros SP-9100 bezel-style eight-switch panel power system

• Katzkin full leather treatment

Transfer Flow

Keeping the powertrain choices varied, Transfer Flow’s F-150 project is powered by Ford’s 3.0-liter diesel engine. This truck is ready for the long haul in the great outdoors thanks to the company’s 50-gallon fuel tank and in-bed auxiliary toolbox setup.

Transfer Flow 2018 F-150 Mods


• Borla DPF/SCR-back exhaust with dual anodized black tips


• Hellwig Products auto level compressor kit, Big Wig air spring kit, and front and rear sway bars

• Pro Comp six-inch Stage 2 coil-over kit

Wheels & Tires

• Pro Comp 61 Series Congo wheels, 20 x 9 inches

• Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires, 35/12.5-R20


• Ford Accessories kayak rack by Yakima and molded fender flares by Bushwacker

• Ford Performance five-inch angular step bars in Magnetic paint

• Fab Fours Vengeance front and rear bumpers and universal roof rack

• CW Wraps full body wrap

• RIGID underbody lighting

• Transfer Flow 50-gallon replacement fuel tank and 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary toolbox combo with refueling kit upgrade and movie projector screen inset


• Ford Performance by WARN Industries recovery kit includes 22-foot by two-inch blue recovery strap rated to 14,400 pounds, a ¾-inch D-shackle rated to 18,000 pounds, storage bag and winching gloves

• Rockville touch screen DVD/HDMI nine-inch headrest monitors

• Qable Powerz multicolor lighting

• Potek 2,000-watt power inverter with AC/USB ports

• KICKER Q-class component speaker system

About the author

Steve Turner

Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge in the world of Ford performance, having covered it for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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