TICKFORD F-150 LAUNCHES WITH 354KW AND 780NM

TICKFORD AND PERFORMAX COLLABORATE TO DEVELOP F-150 TICKFORD ENHANCEMENT PACK.

WORDS TRISTAN TANCREDI

TUNING powerhouse Tickford has combined forces with American vehicle importer, Performax, to develop the F-150 Tickford Enhancement Package.

Topping the package’s long list of upgrades is a bump in output from the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine, courtesy of Tickford’s in-house ECU tune. The recalibration sees power jump to 354kW and peak torque reach 780Nm - up from 280kW and 637Nm respectively.

A high-performance cat-back exhaust system, complete with three-inch into 2 x 2.5-inch pipes (culminating in twin four-inch outlets) rids the rig of spent gasses.

The package incorporates uprated Roush Fox 2.0 shocks and springs, lifting the F-150 a couple of inches closer to the sky.

20 x 9-inch Tickford-badged wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A K02 (305/55 R20) rubber, and these are protected by low profile wheel flare guards; while Tickford decals, branded side steps and a Tickford-numbered build plate cap off the F-150’s sport-enhanced look.

The Tickford package is exclusive to - and installed by - Performax, so anyone who already owns an F-150 and are keen on the Tickford upgrade will need to contact Performax and not Tickford. Tickford won’t be offering installation at Tickford Enhancement Centres. The Tickford F-150 package costs $24,500 (including GST).

We’re locked in for a drive of the Tickford-tuned beauty, with a full feature set for the July issue of the magazine.

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The package adds an extra 74kW and 143Nm to the already muscular 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6.