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How-To and Review: Husky Wheel Well Liners for 2015+ Ford F-150

2015-ford-f-150-husky-wheel-well-liners-installedSomething I noticed on my 2011 F-150, as well as the current one, is the unfinished look of the rear wheel wells.  You can see half-painted metal, as well as shocks and the underside of the bed… all things I think ought to be covered, especially on a truck whose MSRP was close to $60,000.  Recently, I saw a deal online, so I snagged a set of Husky’s Wheel Well Liners.  Continue reading to see how to install them, what issues I had, and how the truck looks after the install.

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Product Review: BAK Revolver X2 and BAK Box 2

BAK Revolver X2 - LogoSince 2012, when I bought the BAK Roll-X tonneau cover for my 2011 Ford F-150, BAK has redesigned their signature roll-up tonneau cover enough to call for a new name: Revolver X2.  In addition, they’ve released the BAK Box 2, a tool box which was designed to work with their truck bed covers, hence the dual installation and review post.  Continue reading for my installation and review of these two products.

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Review: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat

2015 Ford F-150 Front 1The all-new 2015 F-150.  You’ve seen the commercials, heard all the hype, and now Road Reality is bringing you an extensive, hands-on review of the new aluminum-bodied truck from Ford.  We’ll look at all the new features of the newly-redesigned truck, and explain some of the buzzwords.  I’ll be taking the next few months to post individual articles on all the new technology Ford crammed into this truck so you can choose for yourself if it’s worth checking the option boxes.  Read on for the review of my new 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat.

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Review: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop

2010 Mini Cooper S 01The iconic Mini Cooper.  Released in the 1960’s through 2000, its shape and size have made it recognizable world-wide.  In 2001, BMW (Mini’s parent company) released upon the world the newest Mini Cooper.  Larger in size and more luxurious in amenities than its predecessor, it’s a thoroughly modern Mini for the modern world.  This is the second-generation R56 model (2007-2013).  Continue reading for my review of this premium compact.

While I’ve had this car for almost a year, a busy personal life (and Road Reality being a hobby) left me with little time to detail the Mini and take pictures of it.  This review will be updated with pictures once I get the time this spring, both to clean and photograph the Mini).  Sorry for the delay, I’ll have quarterly posts going up soon too, so you can keep track of its progress in my stewardship.

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Product Review: GoPro Hero3 White Edition (w/Video)

GoPro Hero3 White EditionThe GoPro Hero cameras have been out for several years now, and have become popular with adrenaline junkies all over the world.  While there are several dedicated dashboard cameras in use overseas, the options here in America are a bit constrained, to say the least.  Since Washington, D.C.-area drivers do a lot of stupid things behind the wheel, I thought it’d be a great idea to run my own dash cam, so I started researching them, and ended up choosing the GoPro Hero3.  Click past the jump for why, and my review of it.  Keep in mind that I’m writing this review for the Hero3 with dash cam usage in mind.  If you have any more questions about the Hero3, feel free to contact me!

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Review: 2012 Ford F-150 XLT

2012 Ford F-150 XLT Front 2While the 2013 F-150s have been on sale for a few months now, there are many leftover 2012s, and some used ones are hitting the dealership lots as well.  A couple of months ago, my own F-150 was involved in an accident (no fault of my own), which gave me the opportunity to drive a rented 2012 Ford F-150 XLT for 11 days while my truck was being repaired.  The rental experience included some quality time with Ford’s relatively new 5.0-liter V8, code-named Coyote.  The V8 gives the F-150 a very different personality from my own truck, which is equipped with Ford’s EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6.  Read on for more details and my review.

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