The Ford booth at the 2014 SEMA Show was already hard to miss, what with its dozen pimped-out Mustangs and custom Transits. At Shults Ford though, it was the upgraded 2015 Expeditions that we couldn’t take our eyes off of.
Ford brought three unique custom Ford Expeditions, all worthy of attention. The first was tuned by Dub Magazine, riding on massive 26-inch Dropstar wheels with Pirelli tires and lowered suspension for a crazy-cool look. It also had a new mesh grille at the front, tinted windows, an integrated radar detector, and new upholstery to top it all off.
The second got a makeover by Tjin, who focused on the engine above all else. It brought the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 up 40 horsepower to a total of 405 hp by upgrading it with a charge cooler from Vortech Engineering, a custom side exhaust, and a custom tune. The SUV also got bigger brakes, an Air Lift suspension, and 24-inch, copper-colored wheels with custom fender flares—because, why not?
The final custom Ford Expedition was all about being prepared for the winter, according to Vaccar’s lead designer. It received a brush bar up front, swiveling hooks, and roof rack baskets from Yakima. Inside, the upholstery was redone in silver Ultra-Suede to give it the look and feel of a lodge. It sure looks cozy!