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ibeb

Tremor Junkie
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2020 F350 CCSB Lariat Tremor
So, I picked up my 20 F350 CCSB 7.3 Lariat in Rapid Red on November 10th, order on August 12th. I have the Lariat Ultimate, Sport and Tremor packages plus some other goodies that I chose as I was building my truck. I battled what I wanted for months, finally the wife said if you want it or think you do, just add it ? I tow a 29', 33' tip to tail, travel trailer about every other weekend during the summer and at least one 7 plus day trip over to the Washington coast. Trailer only weighs 6k dry and rig is my daily driver, so as much fun as the 6.7 would be, I chose to stick with gas and the 7.3.

Since I have the Tremor package, the plans for now won't be any suspension upgrades. Maybe shocks down the road, but I will be staying at factory height so that I can at least fit into my carport.

Already added:
- ADD Rock Sliders - had these on my F150 and pulled them to put on my SD. Stout as can be compared to the OEM. They are lighted and hooked up to the dome light switched power on the frame rails.
- Ford center console vault - needed secure, short term storage. I had one in my F150 with the front bench. Still need to figure out the organization of this area. - Replaced with E&G half console vault
- Weathertech splash guards - front and rear
- USB power harness for rear view mirror - will use this to run a basic dash cam
- Rear seat back release for driver side - had this on my F150 and it had a ton of storage behind the seat. Pulled it off to install in the SD. I have the sub and amp behind the seat, so no real room to store anything. Had the release kit, so installed it anyways.
- Hammer locks - none of the hooks on my trailers would fit. This was easier than swapping out the safety hooks on my yard waste trailer and my TT

Future plans:
- Truxedo Sentry cover - done
- Window tint - done
- Center console storage and magnet mount - done
- Bumpers - I am still trying to decide on this. I have a rear chosen, but not sure on the front yet.
 

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I will add more pics as time goes on. Forgot that I removed the crooked as hell Tremor sticker this weekend. I may find something to put back there in the future, but for now I like the clean look. Especially compared to the sticker that was about a cm lower on the back end....
 
Thanks. It is mostly accessories, compared to an actual build like I am used to doing with my rigs, but every little piece we all add makes our trucks ours and different from the next. But hell, we're already different because we have Tremors ?
 
So, I picked up my 20 F350 CCSB 7.3 Lariat in Rapid Red on November 10th, order on August 12th. I have the Lariat Ultimate, Sport and Tremor packages plus some other goodies that I chose as I was building my truck. I battled what I wanted for months, finally the wife said if you want it or think you do, just add it ? I tow a 29', 33' tip to tail, travel trailer about every other weekend during the summer and at least one 7 plus day trip over to the Washington coast. Trailer only weighs 6k dry and rig is my daily driver, so as much fun as the 6.7 would be, I chose to stick with gas and the 7.3.

Since I have the Tremor package, the plans for now won't be any suspension upgrades. Maybe shocks down the road, but I will be staying at factory height so that I can at least fit into my carport.

Already added:
- ADD Rock Sliders - had these on my F150 and pulled them to put on my SD. Stout as can be compared to the OEM. They are lighted and hooked up to the dome light switched power on the frame rails.
- Ford center console vault - needed secure, short term storage. I had one in my F150 with the front bench. Still need to figure out the organization of this area.
- Weathertech splash guards - front and rear
- USB power harness for rear view mirror - will use this to run a basic dash cam
- Rear seat back release for driver side - had this on my F150 and it had a ton of storage behind the seat. Pulled it off to install in the SD. I have the sub and amp behind the seat, so no real room to store anything. Had the release kit, so installed it anyways.
Hammer locks - none of the hooks on my trailers would fit. This was easier than swapping out the safety hooks on my yard waste trailer and my TT

Future plans:
- Truxedo Sentry cover - ordered 5 Dec
- Window tint - will probably wait until warmer weather and use the same shop I've been using for over 20 years
- Center console storage and magnet mount
- Bumpers - I am still trying to decide on this. I have a rear chosen, but not sure on the front yet.
Congrats love that color make shore you don’t get it dirty ??
 
Interested to hear more about the ADD Rock Sliders. We’re they direct bolt up from the F150 to the Tremor? Are they weld on? Have any pics of them installed on the Tremor.

Been looking for sliders but minimal options for the super duty’s
 
Interested to hear more about the ADD Rock Sliders. We’re they direct bolt up from the F150 to the Tremor? Are they weld on? Have any pics of them installed on the Tremor.

Been looking for sliders but minimal options for the super duty’s
I found these when I was looking for something to both get rid of the chrome on my 19 F150 and to be stronger.

The OEM boards would flex down when they were stepped on, didn't give me much confidence in them. Ford could have probably resolved that by putting a middle bracket, the mount bolts are already on the rocker panel. I got a hell of a deal on a new set via Amazon and ordered them. When they showed up, the box said that they were for the 15+ F150 SuperCrew (4 full doors) and 17+ SD CrewCab. Thought that it was interesting then, but didn't think too much about it. As I was looking into upgrading to my F350 I found that the main cab of the trucks are pretty much the same from the firewall to the back. This made me happy as I had the center console vault for the bench seat and the steps that I could pull and put on the new truck.

Install on the F150 was as simple as 3 nuts per bracket, 2 brackets per step and wire up. On the F150 I had to run the wire into the cab through a grommet and hook it up to two wires in the main wire loom under the door sill. It did take an extra set of hands to get them up as each step is close to 100 pounds.

Install on my 20 F350 was the same as far as mounting the steps. The only difference was that I was able to use the dome light switched power that is on the frame rails.

The sliders still only mount to the rocker panels, so not a frame rail mount like the ones that I would install on the Jeeps that I have had. But, they are stout as hell, light up and look nice - in my opinion.

I will come back and edit this post to add some pictures of them mounted on my SD.

FWIW, I had sold the OEM steps from my 150, didn't want to trade in my truck without steps and have a buddy with a 19 F150 XLT that wanted to go to black steps. I just swapped steps with him - he gave me his F150 XLT chrome steps and I put them on my F150 Lariat. When I brought my Tremor home, I pulled the Tremor steps off and we installed them on his 19 F150 XLT and then put the ADD's on my rig. Simple as can be.
 

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Did you find a kit for the RR Mirror? Or did you fabricate your own?
I was putting off installing my dash cam because I didn't want to have to run the power wire all over. Saw this in another member's thread, ordered it, plugged it in and simple as can be:


 

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I found these when I was looking for something to both get rid of the chrome on my 19 F150 and to be stronger.

The OEM boards would flex down when they were stepped on, didn't give me much confidence in them. Ford could have probably resolved that by putting a middle bracket, the mount bolts are already on the rocker panel. I got a hell of a deal on a new set via Amazon and ordered them. When they showed up, the box said that they were for the 15+ F150 SuperCrew (4 full doors) and 17+ SD CrewCab. Thought that it was interesting then, but didn't think too much about it. As I was looking into upgrading to my F350 I found that the main cab of the trucks are pretty much the same from the firewall to the back. This made me happy as I had the center console vault for the bench seat and the steps that I could pull and put on the new truck.

Install on the F150 was as simple as 3 nuts per bracket, 2 brackets per step and wire up. On the F150 I had to run the wire into the cab through a grommet and hook it up to two wires in the main wire loom under the door sill. It did take an extra set of hands to get them up as each step is close to 100 pounds.

Install on my 20 F350 was the same as far as mounting the steps. The only difference was that I was able to use the dome light switched power that is on the frame rails.

The sliders still only mount to the rocker panels, so not a frame rail mount like the ones that I would install on the Jeeps that I have had. But, they are stout as hell, light up and look nice - in my opinion.

I will come back and edit this post to add some pictures of them mounted on my SD.

FWIW, I had sold the OEM steps from my 150, didn't want to trade in my truck without steps and have a buddy with a 19 F150 XLT that wanted to go to black steps. I just swapped steps with him - he gave me his F150 XLT chrome steps and I put them on my F150 Lariat. When I brought my Tremor home, I pulled the Tremor steps off and we installed them on his 19 F150 XLT and then put the ADD's on my rig. Simple as can be.

Very cool, thanks for all the details! Ideally I’ll be looking for something that mounts directly into the frame, but good to see that these are another viable option. ADD should advertise these better on the super duty part of their site. I don’t see them on there.
 
Big brown truck dropped off my Truxedo Sentry today. Took a chance with a like new open box buy from Amazon for $610 delivered, better than the regular $889 and the promo pricing from other vendors. I have always had good luck with open box stuff from Amazon and this was no exception. Box looks brand new and when opened up, looks the same way inside too. Will work on install this weekend.
 

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Big brown truck dropped off my Truxedo Sentry today. Took a chance with a like new open box buy from Amazon for $610 delivered, better than the regular $889 and the promo pricing from other vendors. I have always had good luck with open box stuff from Amazon and this was no exception. Box looks brand new and when opened up, looks the same way inside too. Will work on install this weekend.
What made you choose the Truxedo Sentry over the Bak Revolver? Not a loaded question or anything, just a decision I'm stuck on.

The Bak is cool due to the locking design down the rails, but reviews are mixed on long-term quality/wear. The Truxedo is cool because of its simplicity.
 
What made you choose the Truxedo Sentry over the Bak Revolver? Not a loaded question or anything, just a decision I'm stuck on.

The Bak is cool due to the locking design down the rails, but reviews are mixed on long-term quality/wear. The Truxedo is cool because of its simplicity.
I was looking at both of them and they both had good and bad reviews. I have had Truxedo Lo-pro covers before and was satisfied with them. I like how the Sentry can be removed easily with no tools. I need the whole bed at times, so I didn't want one that had the roll/canister left in the bed or was a pain to remove.

I read some good reviews on the Sentry, like the look of it and found the one on Amazon for $610, so it i decided to give it a shot.

I will post up more once it is installed and I have had a chance to mess with opening and closing.
 
Nice build @ibeb - Thanks for keeping us posted! I just ordered the same rear view usb adapter you have. Now just need to find the right dash cam!
Thank you. I think I paid more for the harness than I did for my camera. I have had to use the video from it once and it was clear enough to serve its purpose.
 
I am using the below for a phone mount. I like the magnet mounts since they are easy to place and remove phone. I used a similar one that stuck to the dash in about the same spot on my last truck.

 
Installed the Truxedo Sentry yesterday. Install was simple and probably took me longer to get everything unpacked than it did to install it. I did not get it 100% due to the weather. I will most likely get water in during the heavy rains, but that should change once the weather warms up and I can install the lipped gasket at the front. Removal of the cover once rolled up is simple enough. There are two additional locking pins on each side that help keep the cover from being lifted up. They are just plastic, so won't stop a determined thief, but the will slow people down. There are still some wrinkles from it being rolled up, but once the weather warms up, those should smooth out. It was 36 and raining out when I installed it, so will leave out if the sun shows up and see if that helps some too. Will post some pictures once soon.
 
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