What to do if you want a two-door short bed Ford F-150 Raptor-like truck? Build it yourself! Enter this one-of-a-kind Road Rash FX5 truck built by Mike Butler at 5 Star Tuning.
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Ford F-150 Road Rash FX5
The truck started as a F-150 two-door regular cab short bed 4×4 in basic XL trim. This is a 2016 F-150 with a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood that is backed up by a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The truck soon received a Roush Performance supercharger and 5 Star custom tuning to produce approximately 720 horsepower at the crank. The customized tune also adjusts transmission mapping and has several different modes: sport for off-road and normal for street use. The supercharger kit itself costs around $7,700.
This truck has a customized front bumper and grille that make it look like a Ford Raptor. The hood is a Raptor hood that has been made narrower to fit the regular F-150 fenders. This is not a wide-body truck like the factory Ford F-150 Raptor.
There is a front custom which mount that ties into the front tow hook mounts. Underneath is a 6-inch suspension lift with traction bars and adjustable shocks. On the sides are customized side steps. The truck is riding on 37-inch off-road tires.
The cab houses two bucket seats and a center console with extra switches to run the winch and additional LED lights. There is a Raptor steering wheel with paddle shifters to complete the customized interior.
Out back is a custom built chase rack that houses a the spare tire and a variety of auxiliary lights. Rounding out the look is a Raptor tailgate trim piece.