2018 SEMA Show: Ford Customs

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceFord Mods
Ford’s top-selling trucks, SUVs and iconic Mustangs are all appearing at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show in Las Vegas, featuring performance, aerodynamic and appearance modifications from Ford Performance, aftermarket suppliers and other partners. What follows are this year’s custom Fords at the exciting 2018 SEMA show.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceFull-Race Motorsports’ Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” F-150
Powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with a Full-Race Motorsports twin-turbo upgrade, intercooler, cold-air intake, charge pipes and cat-back exhaust, the Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” F-150 is finished in bold orange and bright blue. Upgrades include FiberwerX wide-body fenders, Icon Vehicle Dynamics wheels and Maxxis RAZR M/T tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceSpeedKore F-150 Pro-Touring Edition
SpeedKore specializes in carbon fiber, so the Pro-Touring F-150 includes carbon fiber front fenders, splitter, taillight panel, exhaust tips and interior trim. The exterior is painted with custom gray PPG paint and the interior receives a full custom leather upgrade from Gabe’s Custom Interiors. The 5.0-liter V8 engine is upgraded with a Ford Performance supercharger, cold-air intake and side-exit exhaust.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceTransfer Flow Ford F-150
Transfer Flow creates a family adventure truck from the F-150, powered by the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. Off-road suspension and other accessories include Fab Fours Vengeance front and rear bumpers and roof rack, and a Yakima kayak rack.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceExtang 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty
To build the ultimate tailgate truck, Extang truck bed covers worked with college students to create this F-350 Super Duty Lariat. The ultimate tailgate truck features a slide-out game table, cooler, BBQ grill and large-screen OLED television and sound system designed by Extang engineers and built by students from Washtenaw Community College’s Custom Cars and Concepts program.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience2019 F-250 Super Duty by Wilderness Collective
A moto tours company, Wilderness Collective took a 2019 F-250 Super Duty XLT FX4 Crew Cab and turned it into an off-road adventure truck. Upgrades include an Icon Stage 5 suspension lift kit with Hellwig Products air lift and Toyo Open Country M/T tires on 20-inch Fifteen52 TurboMac wheels.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience2019 F-250 Super Duty Transformer Work Truck by DeBerti Design
The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel gets upgraded with a twin-turbo kit from Midwest Diesel & Auto and Fleece Performance Engineering, a No Limit Fabrication air-to-liquid intercooler, a cold-air intake and other modifications to produce 900 horsepower. Suspension includes Eibach coil springs, adjustable Fox shocks, Hellwig Products airbags, sway bars and BFGoodrich KR2 37-inch tires mounted to Ultra-Wheel beadlock wheels.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceRanger Pre-Runner from Ford Performance
With the new Ford Ranger coming for 2019, Ford Performance created the Ranger Pre-Runner with custom paint, an Addictive Desert Designs Desert Racer front bumper, Ford Performance wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires. Power comes from a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a Ford Performance by Borla cat-back exhaust.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience2019 Ford Ranger Base Camp
For a camping adventure, the Ranger Base Camp includes a Yakima Skinny Warrior roof basket, a heavy-duty rack kit by Outpost, a Slim Shady awning, heavy-duty hook straps and a recovery track mount. Off-road upgrades include Fox/BDS Suspension 3-inch leveling kit, off-road shocks, a BDS upper control arm kit, and skidplates and a differential cover from Ford Performance. Ascent front and rear bumpers by WARN Industries were added, as well as a WARN 10k Zeon front winch and grille guard.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceXbox Ranger from Addictive Desert Designs
The colors and camo pattern of the Xbox Ranger were inspired by the Xbox Design Lab program that allows gamers to customize their wireless Xbox controllers. Passengers in the rear seat can game with two Xbox One Xs, and can display the game on screens in the bed of the truck.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceProject Nightfall
Finished in custom Axalta matte gray with bright green accents, Project Nightfall looks equally at home off-road or on city streets. Accessories include an A.R.E. CX Revo bed cap, BDS Suspension upper control arms, an Airlift load lifter, a FOX 3-inch leveling kit with off-road shocks, Bushwacker fender flares, custom Ford Performance stealth bumpers, N-Fab Epyx side steps and Black Rhino Mint 20-inch wheels with Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceProject Ranger X
Built by BDS Suspension, Project Ranger X features a custom long-bed conversion and Knapheide utility box with a custom-built rack system for tools, supplies and recovery gear. Modified for more extreme adventures, Ranger X adds a BDS Suspension 6-inch suspension lift kit with upper control arms, Fox 2.5 Factory Series DSC coil-overs, an AirLift rear airbag system and KMC XD Series Grenade off-road wheels with BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain KM3 tires. Project Ranger X also has a WARN Ascent front bumper with a Zeon 10-S winch, rock sliders and full underbody skidplates.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceBaja-Forged Ranger
Based on a 2019 Ranger XLT FX4 SuperCrew, the Baja-forged Ranger offers a military them finished in PPG Industries Envirobase paint in custom army green, bronze and yellow. Modifications include Baja-forged tube-style front and rear bumpers, a bed cage with an Pro Eagle jack, a rock rail, fender flares, and an upgraded mid-travel suspension lift from Icon Vehicle Dynamics. The Baja-forged Ranger rides on 17-inch bronze Icon wheels with BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain KM3s.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceAirdesign USA Ranger
Starting with a 2019 Ranger XLT 4×4 SuperCrew, Airdesign USA Ranger showcases Ford Licensed Accessories from Airdesign including door rocker moldings, front bumper lower center bar with bumper flares, fender vents, a hood scoop, a rear cab spoiler, a tailgate spoiler and a tailgate applique. Suspension mods include BDS Suspension upper control arms, Fox 2.5 Factory Series DSC coilovers, and Fox 2.0 rear shocks with 20-inch Fuel Ripper satin black wheels and Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceBlood Type Racing’s Edge ST
The Edge ST is the first SUV from the Ford Performance team, and Blood Type Racing takes it up another notch with lowered suspension, its own performance induction, a Mishimoto charged intercooler, and an MRT dual stainless performance exhaust. Blood Type Racing finished it off with a gloss blue wrap, custom aerodynamics, 22-inch wheels and Toyo STIII Proxes tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceLGE*CTS Expedition Classic
Designer/builder Theresa Contreras used vintage design cues and rich materials to customize this 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4×4. Finished in matte paint with steel wheels, the LGE*CTS Expedition Classic includes ReadyLIFT leveling suspension, a Borla performance cat-back exhaust and a custom-painted Yakima OffGrid roof rack.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceHulst Customs 2018 Destination Expedition
A luxury family adventurer SUV, the Destination Expedition includes custom gray paint with lower graphics, a Striker custom hood, a Hulst Customs grille insert with an aluminum center, a blacked-out greenhouse and color-matched 26-inch Lexani wheels. Other updates include a Borla cat-back exhaust system with custom-fabricated exhaust tips, Yakima FatCat snowboard carriers and an Outlier snowboard from Deviation Snowboard Works.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceMAD Industries Explorer
Blending style and performance, the MAD Industries Ford Explorer gets finished in two-tone with BASF R-M custom Ruby Red and Jet Black paint and a MAD Industries shaved roof rack. The interior features premium leather seats, a custom MAD Industries steering wheel, billet aluminum pedals, color-matched accents and LED lighting.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceTucci Hot Rods Big Adventures EcoSport
Tucci Hot Rods gives Ford’s small SUV a much more aggressive off-road appearance with Dom Tucci Design 3D-printed fender flares, Maxxis Bravo AT tires, an integrated winch, custom tubular bumpers, Rigid Industries lighting and a Yakima bike rack. Performance upgrades include a Borla Custom Ford Performance Exhaust, K&N filter and ISC Suspension N1 coilover shock absorbers.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceGalpin Auto Sports Mustang GT
With a racing-inspired wide-body design, the Galpin Auto Sport Mustang GT features custom black and purple paint and adds additional downforce via a front splitter, side rockers and a rear diffuser. Ford Performance upgrades include a Roush supercharger, a cat-back exhaust, a short-throw shifter, springs, shocks and sway bars. The GAS Mustang GT is finished with custom-painted 1221 Apex 2.0-style wheels and Toyo Proxes tires.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceCJ Pony Parts Drifting Mustang GT
Painted Custom Dark Shadow Gray, the CJ Pony Parts drifting Mustang GT features a Stars and Stripes theme with copper accents, including a Watson Racing roll cage in copper. Producing more than 700 horsepower, the 5.0-liter V8 engine is modified with a Ford Performance/Roush supercharger as well as a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust. Ford Performance lowering springs, HRE FF04 satin gold wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires complete the package.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceCGS Motorsports Mustang GT
A Custom TS Designs wide-body kit, Air Design hood vents, an Air Design rear spoiler and Custom Axalta paint by Andy Meeh of Flying Iron Designs give the CGS Motorsports Mustang GT a sinister look finished with 22-inch Savini forged wheels. Diode Dynamics converted the headlights to unique LED lighting and Rigid undercar LED lighting.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceTJIN Edition EcoBoost Mustang
There is nothing subtle about the TJIN Edition EcoBoost Mustang with its Electric Purple paint by PPG, RTR body kit and 20-inch center-lock Forgeline wheels. Performance upgrades include a BorgWarner high-performance turbocharger; a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust; a Full-Race manifold, downpipe, intercooler and charge pipes; and fully-adjustable air suspension by Air Lift 3H.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceBojix Design Mustang GT
Even at the SEMA show, this Mustang draws attention with custom bright blue and gray two-tone paint; an Air Design front bumper with splitter, rocker panels and hood vents; an APR carbon fiber front splitter and drag wing; and 20-inch Savini SV67 wheels. Performance mods include Bojix Design supercar exhaust with Borla mufflers, a Ford Performance suspension and 2-piece Brembo rotors with fixed calipers.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceSeries 1 Mustang RTR
Ford Performance teamed up with world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and RTR vehicles to create the Series 1 RTR for Mustang GT and EcoBoost equipped with the Performance Pack 1. A total of 500 Series 1 Mustang RTR conversion kits will be sold and installed at Ford dealers starting in 2019. The kit includes staggered 19-inch wheels, a Performance Pack 1 spoiler with an RTR Gurney Flap, an RTR grille, an RTR body kit and other RTR accessories.

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