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F-150 Product Spotlight: Exterior Accessories

Some time ago we featured 3 accessories for your F-150, we featured an LED replacement kit, an air mattress with cut outs for your wheel wells and a bed-mount tent. Check those out here. Today I have 3 more great accessories for your F-150, again for the exterior of your truck. Sometimes even the best truck in Ford’s lineup can be missing a crucial feature from the factory, perhaps some of the below products are what you need to be even happier with your vehicle.

2013 Ford F-150 Platinum front

2013 Ford F-150 Platinum front

1) Tail Gate Assist (2004 – 2013 Ford F-150, click here for 1997 – 2003 F-150’s)
This is a gas-spring that will help you open your tailgate without slamming it down, simply pull open the tailgate and let it fall, the gas-spring on this tailgate assist kit will make sure it falls gently. This works in conjunction with the factory cables on your tailgate (as you can see in the picture below) and you’ll need just one per tailgate. Reviewers comment that it doesn’t take any noticable additional effort to close the tailgate back up, but it definitely prevents your from slamming the tailgate down.

DeeZee Ford F-150 Tail Gate Assist

DeeZee Ford F-150 Tail Gate Assist

2) Shorty Antenna (14 Inch) (1980 – 2013 Ford F-150)
That’s right, this is good for just about any F-150 in recent history. Does the length of your current antenna bother you (roughly 31 inches)? Replace it with a shorter 14 inch model such as this one. It seems to get good reviews, which is why I picked this particular one, but feel free to shop around. Even shorter models can be had, although it seems they don’t have the greatest reception, especially for those living out in the country.

1980 - 2013 Ford F-150 Shorty Antenna

1980 – 2013 Ford F-150 Shorty Antenna

3) Swing-Out Storage Box LEFT (drivers side) & RIGHT (passenger side) (1997 – 2015 Ford F-150)
These storage boxes are designed to sit in right or left-rear of your pickup truck bed and are contoured around the wheel wells, when you want to use them you can swing them out for easy access (see pictures below). They are lockable and can be used in conjunction with any tonneau cover. Please note that these won’t work on heritage or flareside models. Perhaps the best feature, you can use them as a cooler! You can fit either the left, the right or both sides to your truck, check out the links above.

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box drivers side

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box drivers side

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box stowed

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box stowed

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box used as a cooler

Ford F-150 Swing-out storage box used as a cooler

 

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