SEMA 2008 Preview: X-Treme Toyz Fahrenheit F-150
By: Mike Levine Posted: 10-07-08 09:17 PT
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This year, X-Treme Toyz is building its hottest truck yet – the Fahrenheit 2009 Ford F-150 Super Crew FX-4.

The company specializes in building custom trucks for hardcore enthusiasts and extreme environments, and since 1999 it's created one-off versions of Ford trucks for SEMA. Those have been met with rave reviews and design awards, including last year's awesome F-450 “Shaker” tow rig.

Michael Duval, president of X-Treme Toyz, said this year's Fahrenheit should appeal to a wide audience.

"I intend to create a hot, functional lifestyle truck with universal appeal," he said. "The paint scheme will accent the truck’s name, with a glimpse into its molten interior through tears in the black paint. The vehicle … will demonstrate the wide accessory potential of the 2009 F-150.”

Instead of being slammed, like other 2008 SEMA trucks we’ve previewed so far, the Fahrenheit F-150 will be lifted 6 inches courtesy of a Fabtech suspension system, Dirt Logic shocks, custom sway bars and an air-assisted overload capacity.

To improve safety while off-roading, clearance cameras will be mounted at the front and rear ends of the truck. A Warn winch will be installed in the front bumper with a wireless remote control to help the Fahrenheit F-150 out of sticky jams.

Katzkin custom leather will create new seat covers, and Scosche audio-video will install an infotainment system and interface it with Ford’s voice-activated Sync system.

Tough 18x9-inch offroad wheels will come from Dick Cepek, with OMF Sim-U-Lock bead locks to hold the Mickey Thompson 35/13.5/R18 Baja MTZ tires firmly in place off-road.

The F-150’s 5.4-liter V-8 will be complemented with an AFE cat-back exhaust kit and AFE intake system.

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