Ford F-150 Thrill Seeker by A.R.E.


TruckingTimes – January/February 2015 Edition Volume 26 Issue 1 “Thrill Seeker” By Ellen McKoy Photo Credits: A.R.E.

Some might call them daredevils. They compete in X Games. Others in summer or winter Olympics. Some do it just for fun. They fly through the air doing stunts and tricks on BMX Bicycles. They soar down snow-covered slopes performing triple flips off rails on a snowboard. They go cave diving, bungee jumping, windsurfing and whitewater rafting. They’re enthusiasts engaged in every type of extreme sport imaginable… But, at the end of the day, no matter what sport they pursue or whether they’re amateurs or professionals, these adventurers need some place to stow and transport their gear” – Ellen McKoy / TruckingTimes 2015

thumbA.R.E. Accessories teamed up with Trent Van Arsdalen of Trent’s Trick Upholstery in Baltimore, Ohio, to create an awesome dream truck tailor made for the extreme sports lifestyle.

Beginning with a fully loaded Platinum Edition 2015 Ford F-150 – Made available to A.R.E. through Ford’s project vehicle program – This extreme sports truck has been modified top to bottom, inside and out. With more than 20 aftermarket companies provided products and components.Trucking Times - Thrill Seeker

This Ford F-150 is fully stocked with: Rigid Industries off-road LED lighting, Bushwaker fender flares, King shocks, Surco roof racks, modified Fab Fours bumpers, Toyo tires and DUB wheels. The grille is back lit with Oracle’s LED accent lighting. And for performance its loaded with Hellwig’s load and sway-control, Air Lift’s LoadLifter 5000 air springs, and Corsa’s throaty cat-back exhaust. And to make this Ford F-150 even more extreme they also added in custom crafted stainless steel laser-cut accent and trim pieces and to complete the theme the truck sports Lynch Concepts’ two-tone paint scheme as well as a Skyjacker suspension system custom painted and color matched with the mechanical wilderness pattern.

The interior of this Ford F-150 was also modified, the door panels, dash and center console feature stainless mechanical wilderness accents, custom made all vinyl seat covers with theme-matching inserts and a white center accent strip. This Ford F-150 also includes LED interior lighting and a Kicker Sound System. The truck bed was also modified with Pickup Vault’s lockable bed-storage system and a BOLT hitch lock, Van Arsdalen also designed his very own cool feature that uses bike inner tubes to suspend and hold helmets in place inside the truck cap.

This Ford F-150 “Thrill Seeker” earned itself two coveted national awards at the SEMA Show, the 2014 Mothers Choice Award and the Ford Project Excellence Award.

The design brought all the details together to create an outstanding lifestyle showcase that really looked great”

– Sherry Kollien, Ford’s SEMA project vehicle Manager.




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