A smart-looking truck, with all the basic mods you’d need, right from the dealership

The Ford F-150 is one of the most popular choices for mod jobs among almost all major outlets and dealerships that are into customizing vehicles. Town and Country Ford in Birmingham, Alabama also decided to lay its hands onto the latest iteration of the truck and transform it into a one-of-a-kind beast.

The dealership has built this truck under its TC Customs brand and it seems quite impressive, to say the least. So, here’s an option for you if you want a customized truck but don’t want to pay a bomb to big aftermarket names like Roush, Tuscany, and Hennessey.

Exterior

  • Based On The XLT Trim
  • Comes Equipped With The 302A Equipment Group Package
  • New Black Honeycomb Mesh Grille
  • Black Ford Logos In The Front And Back
  • 20-inch Rotary-forged Black Rhino wheels
  • 35-inch Nitto RidgeGrapper Tires
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This 2020 Ford F-150 is based on the XLT trim and comes equipped with the 302A Equipment Group package.

It comes with a beige-ish exterior shade that Ford likes to call Lead Foot Gray. This means you lose out on all the chrome stuff around the body.

Up front, the truck receives a new black honeycomb mesh grille instead of the two horizontal, thick chrome slats that come as standard on the XLT trim. The most unique thing here is the Ford logo. For the first time since the company’s inception, the Blue Oval is replacing it with the black logo from the factory. The rest of the things are standard affairs – stock fog lamps on the bumper and black tow hooks underneath.

The side profile is standard, other than the black F-150 logo and trim badge on the fender.

It’s generally finished in chrome, but this, too, has been changed as part of the 302A package. The front doors receive a TC Customs badge at the bottom. The truck also comes with side running boards and looks quite sporty. The side of the truck bed comes with the FX4 Off-Road decal that, unlike the standard sticker with ’FX’ in a red shade, comes in a black and gray shade. This, again, is part of the 302A Equipment pack.

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Since this is more than just a cosmetic build, the mechanics at TC Customs redid the exhaust pipe outlet as well.

The pipes now peek out from the under the bed on the passenger’s side, just ahead of the tires. The F-150 is also equipped with a six-inch lift kit that has enabled the company to make use of the 35-inch Nitto RidgeGrapper tires. They are wrapped around 20-inch, 10-spoke Rotary-forged Black Rhino wheels with a 12 mm offset that suits the truck’s overall persona. The rear features “F-150” emblazoned onto the tailgate along with the black Ford emblem. There are no other changes made here and it is all in stock condition.

Interior

  • Katzkin Black Leather Seats
  • Eight-Inch Touchscreen System
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Gear Shifter On The Center Console
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On the inside, the company has redone the upholstery on the seats from scratch. Unlike wrapping leather over cloth, TC Customs took the cloth out and covered them with Katzkin black leather seats with gray inserts and white contrast stitching.

Since it’s an XLT Sport Appearance Package, the truck comes with a center console gear shifter as well. There aren’t a whole lot of changes made in here. The XLT trim comes with a 4.2-inch screen as standard, but this example comes with the eight-inch touchscreen system. It comes loaded with Ford’s SYNC3 system and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well.

Drivetrain

  • 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine
  • 395 horses and 400 Pound-Feet Of Torque
  • 10-speed Automatic Gearbox
  • Can Tow Up To 11,600 Pounds
  • Six-inch BDS Lift Kit Suspension System
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Although the F-150 XLT trim comes with a 3.3-liter, V-6 mill as standard, TC Customs has opted for the 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that makes 395 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Engine 5.0-liter V-8
Configuration Naturally-aspirated V8, overhead cams
Block/Head material Aluminum block, aluminum heads
Displacement 5.0 liters (307 cubic inches)
Bore x stroke 3.66 inches x 3.65 inches
Horsepower 395 hp @5,750 rpm
Torque 400 lb.-ft. @4,500 rpm

The engine is stock with no change in power figures whatsoever. Power is sent to all the wheels via a 10-speed automatic gearbox that not only helps you stay in the powerful mid-range all the time where all the power lies, but it also helps in keeping the engine efficient.

To put it into numbers, the engine delivers 17 miles to the gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on highways.

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With this engine under the hood, The Ford-150 can tow up to 11,600 pounds and comes with a payload rating of 3,270 pounds.

Other than this, the truck comes with a six-inch BDS lift kit suspension system. Although this lift kit allows for bigger tires to be equipped, TC Customs opted for 35-inch wheels only to avoid cutting down the crash bars in the front.

Pricing

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The dealership has not disclosed the pricing of this one, but the standard 2020 F-150 XLT starts at $34,510.

Final Thoughts

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The TC Customs mod is pretty decent and comes with some nice features like the Magna Flow Exhaust system and Katzkin leather seats. But for someone who’s opting for a truck with all these features, they might not want an XLT trim where are they compromised on other features available on higher trims. And if someone’s looking at a work truck, they would not want this package. Nevertheless, the transformation looks neat and the dealership may offer it on other trims too. The company is offering the standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty as well.

  • Leave it
    • Based on the XLT trim
    • 5.0-liter Coyote engine will soon run out of production
Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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