It’s only been a few weeks since the very first deliveries of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning began, but owners are already subjecting the EV pickup to various range, hauling, and towing tests, using it to charge other EVs en masse, as well as modifying their shiny new vehicles. We’ve already seen one lifted Ford F-150 Lightning fitted with more aggressive tires – which lost a reasonable amount of range as a result, but many more are likely to follow. That includes this lifted Ford F-150 Lightning, which was built by a fellow named Garrett from GRT Off-Road and recently featured in this video from Bronco Nation.
What separates this particular Lightning from the other lifted example we saw a few weeks ago is the fact that this one was built specifically to go off-road and do a little bit of overlanding. Instead of using a leveling kit with a spacer, Garrett went with a set of complete replacement Fox coilovers, which give the front end a total of two inches of lift to even things out. This particular part is actually made for ICE-powered F-150s, but fits on the Lightning all the same.
Garrett did have to trim the front bumper and valence to make the new, larger wheels and tires fit without rubbing, however, and also cut the front crash bar out completely. This is because he went with a set of Nitto Recon Grappler 295/70 tires that are 34.8 inches in diameter, which are around 1.8 inches taller and 0.4 inches wider than the stock tires, wrapped around a set of 18-inch Fuel wheels.
Throw in an in-bed camper, and this F-150 Lightning is ready for some nights out on the trails. According to Garrett, it rides and drives pretty much as smoothly as it did in stock form, though he can hear some wind noise generated by the addition of the camper. Regardless, the result of his efforts is an all-electric truck that looks pretty cool, too.
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Making the electric version of the F -150 identical to the gas version was an instant success, since it can be modified immediately by its buyers with the thousands of aftermarket parts that exists for the gas version and for less money. Rivian and Hummer owners have to pay much more, but Tesla parts are nonexistent!
YA…… Let’s seeeee that LOOOONNNNGGGG Camping Trip???? Better Hope Like hell there are some Folks around with “TOWING” Capabilities! If your Gonna TOW “Anything” with that EV Truck, you are gonna have to Stay Close to Home from what I’vs see so Far?? Who know’s, Someone will come up with something to Aid in Distance I’am certain. Surely they are Working on it Now?? I’am Not Into CUTTING UP NEW $80K Vehicles and Removing the Factory Crash worthiness…. Not my Thing! Truck Look’s “ok”….
Never seen a gas station on the woods.
EV camping isnt really there yet,. We need more charging stations, youll need back generator until then….. Which will only last for so long in the neck of the woods.
you mean like.. in an RV park?
The tent is for while you wait for your vehicle to charge. It may take days.
i mean.. who only camps for a few minutes anyway?