Performax partners with Tickford to launch the Tickford F-150
The world’s best-selling pick-up, the Ford F-150, has been given a substantial upgrade in performance, thanks to a partnership between Performax International and Tickford.
Performax International, one of Australia’s leading independent American vehicle importers has collaborated with Tickford, Australia’s leading aftermarket vehicle personalisation company, to develop the F-150 Tickford Enhancement Package.
The right-hand drive F-150 sees the popular twin-turbo 3.5 litre V6 EcoBoost engine receive a boost in power and torque using Tickford’s in-house developed ECU tune. The re-calibration has been engineered to provide both improved response and driveability to the V6, with power numbers up from 280 kW to 354 kW and torque jumping from 637 Nm to 780 Nm.
Elsewhere, Tickford has focussed on the F-150’s ride and handling by incorporating Fox 2.0 shocks and springs accompanied by Tickford 20″ x 9″ sport wheels featuring BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres. The extra lift of two inches creates a more menacing stance for an already tall vehicle and provides optimum visibility, especially when towing using given the 5 tonne towing capacity.
The sporty appearance continues with Tickford decals on the side, bonnet and tailgate, along with low profile wheel flare guards, and not forgetting the twin black-tipped cat-back exhaust system, which completes the tough look of the legendary F-Series.
The Tickford F-150 package is exclusive to Performax International and retails for $24,500 inc. GST.