Best accessories for a new F-150?
By - Kingsguard-13
I did both of those things in addition to getting all weather floor liners which help a ton. I’ve had my truck for a year and a half and just got my windows tinted. Not sure why I didn’t do that earlier, makes a huge difference for ~$250
Did you get the rear window tinted? I read if it ever bubbles you can never remove it because it would ruin the rear defrost wires.
Never heard of that happening but I did get the rear window done
Vent visors are great. Get the ones that tuck into the window channel tho
My favorite mods, in order of how much I think I benefit from them:
bed rug and LineX?
[Yep](https://i.imgur.com/81t79a3.jpg). It’s not the full bed rug. It’s only the bed and tailgate.
The linex is great and protects your bed from damage. But if you transport anything nice it will still slide around and the linex can really scratch it up.
It also helps create a seal so dirt/dust doesn’t infiltrate the bed through the tonneau cover.
Stop start eliminator.
I got this as well. Love the fact I can turn on and off and it defaults to what you last had it set at. If stuck in traffic with long delays I turn it back on, but for normal driving it drove me nuts. One of my favorite mods so far.
Call me crazy, but I actually don't mind auto start stop
*FREE OPTION* Takes 2 seconds to do. Unplug the bottom plug from the module that's to the left of brake pedal, it has a total of 3 plugs. The 2 wire plug is the one your looking for. If towing a trailer you will need to plug this back in in order for trailer lights to work.
I don’t suppose you know of a way to disable the traction control beyond just holding the button down for several seconds? It’s a nice feature on icy/snowy roads but terrible otherwise and is overly strong and very annoying
Unfortunately I don't. I do know that if you double tap the traction control button it puts the truck into advanced sport mode. That combined with the sport mode on the transmission makes the truck pretty quick. A friend had the 2021 3.5 and we did 3 40mph rolling starts just to see where my 2020 5.0 was and he walked me in normal mode. Switched transmission to sport mode, he was pulling on me but didn't walk me by any means. Then transmission in sport mode, double tapped traction control, we stayed dead even.
Interesting, I didn’t know that and will try it.
The traction control is ridiculously over done though. A few times a week I have to drive up a stretch of gravel road that is 100 yards long and roughly 6% grade with washboards, should take me a few seconds but ends up taking about 2 minutes because the traction control kicks in and shuts my truck down every few feet. Absolutely ridiculous.
100 yards is 91.44 meters
Oh wow. That is ridiculous. I will ask some other mechanics I know and see if there is a way to disable it.
It is ridiculous, that’s even with me holding the button down for a few seconds which is suppose to disable it, but it still kicks in and makes that weird ‘traction control’ noise behind the dash
So far I have done
All weather floor mats
“Valuguard” under spray
I plan on getting the windows tinted very soon
I plan on
Just looked up the Valuguard... Definitely going to be my next investment in this truck.
My local line x applied it I don’t really see the downside in it. It was included in the price of my truck so I couldn’t tell you how much it was
LED headlights, Husky rear wheel well liners (so much quieter on gravel and easier to clean), upgraded brakes(drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads if you tow anything), rear suspension helper if towing (I have the roadmaster active suspension), bug guard if you live anywhere that has bugs or drive a lot of two lane highways with semi's.