Three new Ford Expeditions have just been given makeovers, and are making their debut at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. All three expeditions boast the new level of comfort and capability we have already seen in stock Expeditions, along with Ecoboost power.
This terrifying trio comes to us from Tjin Edition, DUB Magazine, and Vaccar – each created to bring a unique look to the Ford powerhouse. We will take a look at each of them below.
2015 Ford Expedition by Tjin Edition
The Tjin Edition Ford Expedition stays true to the sophistication of its premium roots, but with added individuality via custom metal fender flares, a custom dark gray paint job and a whole new liftgate.
“The Tjin Edition Ford Expedition is intended to showcase a Ford vehicle featuring capability for towing, one that can serve as a daily driver and is a standout as a promotional show car,” said Tjin Edition’s Neil Tjin.
This custom Expedition starts with the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Then, via a charge cooler kit from Vortech Engineering, custom tuneup, custom side exhaust from MagnaFlow, and high-performance oils and lubricants from Royal Purple, the Tjin Edition Expedition roars with another 40 ponies underhood for a total of 405 horsepower.
The chassis was customized by Unique Fabrication and features Air Lift struts and an Accuair air management system, as well as a big brake system from Baer Brakes, 24-inch custom Rotiform wheels and Falken tires.
The exterior features custom metal fenders, an Axalta Coating Systems custom paint job executed by L&R Autobody, twin Webasto sunroofs, and custom headlights and taillights from LightWurkz.
2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine
The 2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine has amenities that bring an added level of style and sophistication.
The exterior has custom mesh accents, front grille and lighting with 26-inch DS644 concave wheels from Dropstars Wheels, and Pirelli tires. Custom DUB Edition badging, tinted windows and an integrated radar detection system are featured as well.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 was given an exhaust system from Borla Performance, and the team installed a suspension kit from McGaughy’s Suspension Lift Kits to lower the vehicle, as well as high-performance brakes.
There is an upgraded multimedia and sound system, upgraded seats and upholstery, and custom adjustable LED lighting that can be controlled by remote installed inside on the front row. The center console extends throughout the vehicle, with places for headphones and tablets. Motorized hidden boxes can hold valuables like watches.
The rear seating area has multiple monitors that can be viewed from different locations and from angles both in and outside of the vehicle. There is a video gaming system and wireless headphones, along with internet accessibility.
“Expedition already has a great look and design,” said Myles Kovacs, president and cofounder of DUB Media. “We wanted to take that foundation and create something that takes upscale travel to another level, taking cues from airline travel.”
2015 Ford Expedition XLT by Vaccar
The 2015 Ford Expedition XLT by Vaccar is meant for winter driving in style, showcasing the vehicle’s capability on the exterior and comfort on the inside.
“I was excited to do something that showcases the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and express aggressiveness on the outside while adding to the great comfort that is on the inside,” said Aaron Vaccar, creator and lead designer for Vaccar. “I wanted to create a rolling lodge.”
The exterior is finished in custom Vaccar two-tone matte mountain gray, with paint and accents from BASF, Vaccar Grill Guardian brush guard bull bar, swivel hooks by Monster Hooks, spring steps and a hitch stop from Go Rhino!, and MegaWarrior cargo basket from Yakima Products.
The team also gave the Expedition 20-inch M15 wheels from Mamba Off-Road Wheels and General Tire Grabber AT2 tires.
Occupants enjoy added comfort with Vaccar Lux Ultra-Suede silver upholstery on the seats.