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Hey, guys. I’m Justin with americantrucks.com. And welcome to our utility build here with
the F-150. Now, what is a utility build? Well, to get a better idea of that, let’s
break down the meaning of the word utility. And when used as an adjective, it means useful
through being able to perform several different functions. So that’s the goal here today with our 2016
EcoBoost rig. One thing this website will not be is how to
build a work truck, because the reality is an electrician will use his truck differently
from a plumber who will then use his truck differently from a carpenter, so trying to
build an all-encompassing work truck really just isn’t the best idea. Instead, we’re gonna build the Swiss Army
knife of F-150s. Now, again, keep in mind, guys, the truck
that we are using, 2016 SuperCab F-150 with the six and a half foot box. Yes, it already is lifted slightly through
a Zone lift kit in addition to the Fuel wheels and tires, but try not to pay attention to
that because the reality is all the parts we’ve selected for this build will basically
bolt up to any 2015 and newer rig. We’ve got some parts that’d be a little smaller
in the grand scheme of things, some parts that will play a bigger role, but altogether,
guys, this build is the sum of all its parts. So with that said, let’s get to work. Well, my buddy Nick and I just finished up
with the Barricade Rattler side step. Check these guys out, man. Very industrial looking, 14-gauge stamped
steel so a burly step, and you got traction the length of your cab here, which I really
like, and on top of that, six and a half inches of width. You’re not gonna have to worry about losing
your footing, especially on a rainy or snowy day.

Honestly, these things feel pretty sturdy
overall. I mean, 220 pounds of solid muscle and twisted
steel, not even budging these things one bit. But even for the back passengers, you know,
you got some footing there and even with the doors closed, which can sometimes be a testament
to some added footing and they’re still nice. So if you eventually have to access the roof
there, you do have some footing. And again, really like these little nubs on
the step, very solid. And for a size 12 boot, a lot of footing for
sure. I really like these steps, about 300 bucks
for the pair, and they install super easily, which is nice as well, but we got a lot of
stuff going on in the back. In fact, probably the majority of this build
is gonna be found in the bed area, so let me stop talking and get to it. All right, so Nick and I are just finishing
up installing the Hauler Racks 1000 pound aluminum bed rack here for this utility build,
and honestly, guys, I can’t think of a better part to be used for a utility build like this
because let’s face it, you can do a million different things with a rack like this. If you’re a carpenter, general contractor,
hauling lumber, ladders, piping, whatever on top of the rack or you’re using it for
the weekend with the family, toss in a canoe, kayak, whatever on top of the rack and you
still have your entire bed to use for mulch, material, whatever the case, it really frees
up a lot of space and just makes the truck a little bit more versatile.

I also like this because you can throw a toolbox
into the mix if you wanted to, and move the rack around on the bed a little bit.

You’re not really chained to one location,
so, very useful rack, again, 1000-pound capacity, you can throw whatever the hell you want on
this thing. If the kids are misbehaving, hell, throw them
up there too. Get them out of the truck for a little bit,
but honestly, a very nice rack. One thing to point out though, guys, this
is a drill-in option, and yes, these things are aluminum, which brings us to our little
science lesson for today. Because this is a drill-in rack, you have
to be mindful of something called galvanic corrosion, especially with an aluminum truck
like this. So basically, what that means is you don’t
wanna use a raw or uncoated steel bolt with an aluminum bed. When things get wet, bad things start happening
and that’s what you want to avoid, especially on your brand new truck. So the solution is either use similar materials,
so an aluminum screw into an aluminum bed. Problem is aluminum screws really don’t hold
that much weight, so the solution is Hauler Racks gave us some zinc-plated stainless hardware
for this bed rack. It’s the next best thing. It should help prevent that galvanic corrosion
that we wanna avoid. So Nick and I are gonna finish installing
this thing. We’re just about there, but then we’ve got
some other small and useful bits for this build that you guys should check out. Well, guys, as you can see, the Hauler Racks
1000-pound capacity rack is in place now with our utility build, but we’ve come to a bit
of a conundrum here, throwing stuff on top of this thing. And I know we’re not doing ourselves any favors
with this four-inch lift on our F-150, but it’s a problem a lot of you guys might encounter
at home as well. If you wanna throw some stuff on top, luckily,
again, we threw the Rattler side steps on, it certainly makes life a little easier that
way, or, God bless you, you can try to climb up onto the 35". That could end badly, especially with a slick
tire, so the next best solution, check it out, guys. Amp Research Bedstep2, this thing is great,
especially on the six and a half foot bed box.

Five and a half foot bed, you might have a
little bit more access thanks to your sidestep, but this thing solves a common problem, so
come on up here, throw your stuff on the rack, get anything out of your bed-mounted toolbox,
and it really just makes life a whole lot easier without having to do any truck yoga
as I like to call it.

And once you’re done with it, simply kick
it up and out of the way.

I really dig this thing a lot. You could mount it to either side of your
truck. It’s universal, so if it makes more sense
to have it on that side for toolbox reasons or whatever, totally can do that, and on top
of that, it supports up to 300 pounds backed by a three-year warranty, and it’s enough
for, again, a size 12 boot to comfortably fit up there. You can also kind of tweak it on the bracket
as well. So we have the 35" on here again, made a little
bit more sense for us to kick it to this side, that’s what we did, and once it’s stored up
and out of the way, you can barely see it. So a smaller piece overall with the utility
build but definitely something that is needed once you toss a rack onto this thing, especially
for my lifted F-150s out there. Our next part we have in line, guys, is something
I’m really excited about. I hand picked it for this build, and I think
you guys are gonna dig it as well, so let’s get to work installing that thing. So this is the part I was really excited to
show you guys. Nick’s humping away on this thing. It’s the Viair Onboard Air System for basically
any ’97 and newer F-150. Now, onboard air has a ton of different uses,
from air horns to air suspension for the rear. If you do a lot of towing, you can re-air
some tires. If you’re going off-road a lot, you can air
down, air ’em back up, you don’t have to stop at a fill station, or you can even power some
smaller air tools as well. Two and a half gallon tank, 150 max PSI, so
again, with the whole utility build thing in mind, this was a perfect fit for our build. Now, we’re actually installing it underneath
the truck right now. You could mount this in a few different spots. If you have an enclosed toolbox in the bed,
maybe up there. What we’re actually doing is installing it
where the spare tire was because we have a 35" on here. The stock spare is basically useless for us
anyway, so we’re gonna need a full-size spare eventually for the bed and that makes for
a perfect location for the compressor along with the tank itself here. So again, really excited to get this part
on our utility build. Nick’s gonna do an awesome job finishing this
thing up and we’ll show it in action when everything’s all wrapped up. Well, check it out, guys. Nick absolutely killed the install of the
onboard air system here for our utility build. You saw where the tank and the compressor
went in the spare tire area, but check this out, how cool is this? He actually put the coupler out of the little
spare tire keyhole area. Very, very cool stuff. You can kind of flush mount that in there,
but for the purpose of this website, we just wanted to show you how it all worked. We also have our gauge and switch down here
as well. Kick on your compressor just that easily. Now, you can actually install that inside
the cab if you want, but me, personally, and Nick, we both agree that installing it on
the outside of the truck, especially back here, just makes more sense because this is
where you’re gonna be when you’re hooking up your air line to do whatever it is you
need to do, which leads us to our next point. This thing has a million and one uses. Yes, obviously, airing tires up makes the
most sense, and the company feels that way as well, as they ship it to you with a chuck
on the end of the airline. However, we pop this sucker off and screw
on a standard quarter-inch coupler and that basically opens this thing up to a number
of possibilities. Throw on your favorite air tool, you can change
out a wheel real quick if you want. Basically, the sky’s the limit at this point. We have another air chuck on a quarter-inch
receiver and coupler. So really, really useful thing. I don’t have this for my truck now, but this
has kind of sold me on having this, so I might be looking into one of these systems for my
own rig at home. But very cool, again, great to have on a utility
build like this, but we’ve got one more little small thing to do back here and then from
there, we’re gonna start moving inside the truck and then up front and gonna wrap this
sucker up. Now, towing and pick-up trucks pretty much
go hand-in-hand together, so with our utility build here, it made perfect sense to include
some kind of towing apparatus specifically for this build. So that’s why we’re talking about the Weigh
Safe hitch. Now, this is their 2-inch receiver version,
6-inch drop, which made a lot of sense for our small lift here with our F-150, but they
do make these things in a number of different configurations, anywhere from a 4 to a 10-inch
drop, and different kind of capacities. This is the 10,000-pounder, so we’re getting
a 2-inch and a 2 and 5/16-inch ball, so now the biggest thing to keep in mind when towing
for the casual tower is tongue weight, because too much or not enough can equal disastrous
results and just basically be very unsafe while on the road. Now, in the past, to figure out your tongue
weight, you’d basically have to do a math equation to get it all dialed in. Well, Weigh Safe came up with a really cool
solution here to help you kind of quickly, and on the fly, determine if your rig is safe
to tow. So by determining the amount of tongue weight
here with the built-in scale, you’re basically good to go to help eliminate trailer sway,
and just make for a much safer experience overall. Now, if you’ve got too much tongue weight,
basically, your load’s too far forward, you’ll put it right in the red there and that’s not
what you want because, obviously, that’s very unsafe, so it just helps owners like myself
or like you guys reading at home who might not tow all the time determine if your load
is safe to tow. So very nice product, billet aluminum for
the shank and everything here, stainless steel ball, again, a 2-inch stainless steel ball
for about 8,000 pounds, we’ve got the 10,000-pounder on right now, it’s a 2 and 5/16 option, and
when you put this guy in, obviously, be smart, use a locking pin because someone might see
this and think, "Wow, that’s a nice hitch," and try to take it from you, unless you have
the proper stuff. So really, really nice product, again, if
you’re doing a lot of towing for a utility build, this will help you get the job done
and get it done safely. All right, so we’ve got cool stuff going on
in the back, we have one more cool thing to show you up front, but in the meantime, we
figure we’d make a pitstop here in the interior and just show you a couple of cool parts that
we really like that add some extra functionality to the interior of your F-150, the first of
which is very cool. This is the Du-Ha underseat storage box. Now, not only does it have a pretty cool name,
but it’s a very functional, very versatile part. You can put all kinds of stuff in this thing,
tools, recovery gear, cleaning supplies, and for all my hunters out there, you can actually
fit two long rifles in this thing. Now, obviously, we don’t wanna bring in a
real gun for HR purposes, so I brought in my trusty Red Rider and as you can see, it
fits rather well. A big fan of these things because again, as
someone who has a lot of miscellaneous junk in the backseat of my F-150, it tends to roll
around a lot, end up all over the floor, so it’s a great way to keep things organized
for just over 100 bucks. They have ’em in a bunch of different colors
to match different interiors and they do actually secure to the metal seat belt brackets in
your rig so again, you’re not gonna have to worry about this thing sliding all around
on you. And when the seats are folded down, very inconspicuous. Big fan of the Du-Ha. On top of that, guys, well, listen, it’s a
truck, it’s a utility build, you’re gonna be getting things dirty, muddy, snow, sand,
whatever and to keep all of that junk off of your carpet, what better way to toss in
some X-Act contour mat from the gang over at Husky. I’ve had these exact same liners in my personal
F-150 for a couple of years. Really big fan. They fit the floor perfectly, laser-measured,
made in the USA, all that and more. Really, really good product, and again, just
about 100 bucks for the front. And speaking of the front, guys, we’ve got
one more part we have to show you up there. I’m a big fan. And that’s gonna wrap up our utility build
so let’s get to it. Last but not least for our utility build,
check this thing out, guys, the Iron Cross RS front bumper. Now, not only does this thing look completely
badass here on our EcoBoost rig, but it’s packing a whole lot of functionality. Why? Well, look a little closer and you’ll see
the two-inch class 3 receiver right there basically opening this thing up to a world
of possibilities, snow plows, winch mounts, cargo carriers, steps, you can even flat-tow
this damn thing if you want, all thanks to that two-inch receiver. And some guys actually like pushing trailers
around the yard a little bit easier going forward rather than backing them in, but with
this bumper, they even throw some holes up front for your front plate if your state requires
one. But aside from packing all that functionality,
just a really, really cool-looking piece, right? Ten-gauge steel throughout here, again, absolutely
bulletproof, God help the deer that you run into on the highway with this thing in place
because he will certainly be on the losing end of that battle, and then finished off
in this really cool textured satin black powder coat. And the RS Series, one of the big draws with
that is that it’s a really slim steel bumper. You see some of those other ones out there
and they’re huge, just sticking out everywhere, bulging, that’s not really the case here with
the Iron Cross. Tucks up nicely, fits very much like a factory
piece, and just rock solid. So again, a very cool looking bumper and one
that does pack a whole lot of functionality, and the perfect cherry on top for our utility
build here with our EcoBoost. Well, guys, that’s gonna wrap up our utility
build here with our lifted EcoBoost F-150. Now, using a combination of pretty simple
parts overall, I think we made this rig a little bit more functional, a little bit more
versatile and as a result, it should be better equipped to take on just about any task you
can throw at it, whether it be work, play, or maybe a combination of both. Now, if you want any more information on any
of the parts listed in this build, feel free to check them out on our site, of course,
comment to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so, and for all things F-150,
keep it right here at americantrucks.com.

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