The newest generation of Ford F-150s are some serious trucks from the factory. Countless options and trim combinations allow you to build the truck of your dreams! What if you get your truck used, don’t want to buy a complete package from the factory for the one thing you may want, or the factory simply doesn’t offer what you need? This is where the aftermarket comes in.
There is one of the largest aftermarkets out there for the highest selling truck. We have searched the forums and Facebook groups and talked to our customers to find out what people have done to their trucks. I hope to point you in the right direction of customization with 25 mods and accessories for under $300.
For this, we are going to focus most on the 2020 model F-150, but keep in mind that some parts may fit on other models. We’ll do our best to specify in the descriptions, but always check before you buy.
Raptor Grille ($200)
This most iconic F-150 is the Raptor. However, it is also one of the most expensive. A great addition to your truck without having to spend the big bucks on an actual Raptor would be a Raptor style grille. You can’t get a factory one to work as Ford made the front fascia a bit different, but this one will fit your 2018-2020 F-150. It will come with integrated lighting, and the letters F O R D that can be added.
LED Headlight Bulbs ($220)
The stock headlights on the F-150 look great, but they could be brighter. Not everyone is a city dweller, and when you’re driving a back country road, then 9000 lumens from LED bulbs will get the job done. The company “F-150 LEDs” offers low beams, high beams, and combination kits. The prices will vary based on what you get.
LED Fog Lights ($100)
If you don’t want the expense of the more pricey low and high beam bulbs, but still want to have a little something extra on tap, these fog light bulbs could be what you’re looking for. These bulbs will ditch the warm incandescent bulbs for clear, white light that will show you the way when activated!
Tint (Depends on Location)
This is one of the most basic and rewarding modifications you can do to any vehicle. Not only does it keep your ride cooler when the sun beats down, but it stops the public from spying on who might be driving the stunning F-150 that’s driving around. The price depends on where you go, or if you do it yourself.
Durable Floor Mats ($127)
If you use your truck as a truck, or if you deal with lots of rain, snow, kids, or dogs, you might want some tough floor mats. These mats from Husky are just one example of the options out there. Note that the ones linked are for a 2015 - 2021 SuperCrew.
Wheel Well Liners ($88)
Rocks, dirt, salt, and other debris on the road can cause your wheel wells to degrade over time. Let’s face it… Not everyone takes the time to wash out the nooks and crannies under there. With these liners, you don’t have to worry about as much road muck being trapped. They are easy to clean and very durable. If you’re off-road quite a bit, you might want to consider these for your 2015 - 2019 F-150.
Mud Flaps/Splash Guards ($56)
If you want to cut down on the amount of mud and other garbage that gets kicked up on your F-150, you might want to consider a set of mud flaps/splash guards. This specific set however requires you to have OEM fender flares on your truck. These are also great for cutting down on the amount of rocks you kick up at cars behind you.
Center Console Organizer ($12)
This is one of those additions to your ride that you didn’t realize you were missing until you get it. This $12 accessory will give you control over how you want to organize your center console. With slip resistant mats and coin slots, you’ll keep your smaller cargo contained and where you want it.
Interior LED Lighting Accents ($29-$180)
This isn’t just one product, but if you want to spice up the interior of your F-150 with some unique accent lighting, you might want to check “F-150 LEDs” out. They offer the basics like map/dome LED lights, but even more options like cupholder lighting, footwell lighting, and dash accent lighting. They offer plenty of colors to choose from so you can find something that meets your style.
Under Seat Storage ($160)
To help maximize the storage in your F-150’s interior, making use of the space under the rear seating is a great option. Kits like this will give you some compartments to store whatever you’d like. You can get carried away with more expensive ones that lock, but storage units like this will cover the basic needs.
Bed Mat ($100)
A bed mat helps with three major things: protects your bed, stops things from sliding around, and makes your bed easier to clean. With all the abuse your bed can take over its life, an investment like this is almost a no brainer. Make sure you get the right size. This one is for models with the 6.5 foot bed.
Tonneau Bed Cover ($209)
While a bed mat might protect your bed, a bed cover will protect what you have in your bed. While I would normally suggest paying a little extra for something like this, the one from Tyger Auto has an abundance of high ratings. Let a cover take the beating of UV rays and rain, not what you have in your bed.
LED Bed Lights ($69)
While we’re talking about the bed, let’s bring up “F-150 LEDs” one more time for their bed LED lighting kit. While you may have factory bed lighting from Ford, this will give you even more lighting to really make sure you can find what you’re looking for in the dark, with the color of light you select. These also work if you don’t have the factory option, which of course is a plus.
Bed Toolbox/Storage Box ($200)
As much as I would like to list one of the big boys that go across the width of your bed, we’re not going to find a good one that’s new for $300 or less. However, these side boxes are pretty slick. Not only do they tuck away in a section of the bed you probably don’t use much, but they can swing out for easy access, and hold up to 75 pounds worth of gear!
If you don’t have this factory option, you can get it off Amazon and easily install it yourself. This will slowly lower your tailgate so you never have to worry about it slamming down again. While your tailgate is designed to be able to take a beating, you do want to be nice to it.
Tailgate Net ($19)
If you’re the kind of person who likes to rock the tailgate down or off, but still might want to throw something in the back, you’ll want a net to keep your cargo secure. There are plenty of options out there, but this inexpensive one on Amazon will get most jobs done!
If you find yourself folding your rear seats down frequently for whatever reason, you’re probably getting annoyed with the process. Builtright makes this the easiest task to do. In addition to that, installation takes under 10 minutes. Now, with a simple pull of a strap, your seats are down!
Seat Covers (Around $200)
Seat covers have come a long way. They once used to just protect your seats, but now they can do that while transforming the look of your interior. Stuck with cloth seats? Not anymore! Use your truck for work and don’t want to damage the cloth? You're covered (literally). Prices can vary depending on what you get, but here are a few to get you looking in the right direction.
Stubby Antenna ($25)
For some reason, Ford still has that eight mile long CB antenna on some models. While Matt on Demolition Ranch put a bullet antenna on his Raptor, you can go for a more subtle approach with a simple, short, and durable stubby antenna such as this one.
Decals ($20 - $125)
American Trucks offers plenty of exterior decals for your F-150 from fender flags, to side stripes, hood accents, tailgate accents, and more. Prices vary, but installation of them all is pretty straight forward. It’s a great way to show off and accent the sharp lines of the F-150, without investing in a costly paint job.
Tailgate Letter Insert
The imprinted “F-150” on the tailgate of the Ford F-150 looks great. The font and size really leave no mistake for what you’re driving. However, you can do one better with vinyl inserts. These precision cut numbers (and one letter) fit perfectly into the factory imprints. Choose the color you want to stand out from the crowd.
Running Board/Side Steps ($275)
If your truck doesn’t have running boards, is it even a truck? Give your F-150 the truck mod it deserves with a set of running boards. I know that the style and function is subjective and dependent on your needs, but here is a set on American Trucks to get you looking in the right direction!
Brush Guard/Bull Bar ($130)
A brush guard/bull bar is a great addition to any truck for on or off-road use. They protect your bumper against branches and brush, and even bad parkers in the city. If you plan on doing some serious off-roading where maximum protection is required, I would suggest a full size guard that protects your whole front end, but for basic protection and looks, this kit from TAC will do the job.
Leveling/Lift Kit ($109)
Lifted trucks look great, but doing so can be expensive. While not going into too much detail, leveling kits are a cost effective way to give your truck some lift. While not the best option for serious off-roading, if you’re going for looks, kits like this are a great start.
Fender Flares ($215)
If you want to add a bit of an aggressive pop to the exterior of your F-150, fender flares will do just that. They are easy to install, look good, and give room for bigger tires and a wider stance in the future. There are so many styles, colors, and options, but these are one style to get you thinking!
Please keep in mind that prices fluctuate daily on Amazon/eBay and the prices represented above are accurate as the day of this posting.
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